I need to be able to book clients for 60 minute sessions starting every 30 minutes. In the business, one service provider can facilitate two clients simultaneously in separate rooms. The single service provider wants clients to be coming in at 30 minute intervals for 60 minute appointments instead of two clients coming in at the same time for 60 minute appointments.
Client A comes in at 9am for a 60 minute appt.
Client B comes in at 930am for a 60 minute appt.
Client C comes in at 10am for a 60 minute appt.
Client D comes in at 1030am for a 60 minute appt.
In this setup, there are always two clients in the office (starting at 930), but they come in at 30 minute intervals.
The problem is that if I set the duration of the only offered service to 60 minutes, clients can only book every 60 minutes. How can I set it up so clients can book 60 minute appointments, but the appointments start at 30 minute intervals?
Above all, I need the clients to know they will be getting 1-hour appointments, but allow the appointments to be booked every 30 minutes.
If it cannot be solved functionally, the best resolution I can see is making the duration of the service 30 minutes - but making sure that clients understand the appointment will actually be 60 minutes. See attached screenshot - I would need the section next to the arrow to always say the appointment lasts 60 minutes, although the duration in the admin side shows 30 minutes. That way, the e-mails received by the client would simply show the start time of the appointment (no duration), and can be customized to say the appointment lasts an hour.
I would prefer to find a functional solution to the issue, rather than just changing the information form to always say the appointment lasts 60 minutes.