In this article we will review a reserve agency setup
A reserve agency is an agency which can book, but in order to ticket, the agency will need to pay first.
In such an agency type, when a booking is made, the agency will put a "Voucher" as a "promise to pay" and confirm the booking (without ticketing).
Once the agency customer would want to ticket the booking the agency can then ticket the booking (a few days after or according to the TTL setting) but they need to enter a valid payment method like cash, credit card, cheque etc.
Our system keeps these amounts in a limit called "Booking limit"
Once the agency have passed the booking limit (total of bookings with vouchers which are not ticketed).
The system will hold the agency from creating additional bookings.
To setup this kind of agency, in the "Agency" sub-module put the following settings:
- Booking limit - The total amount you allow the agency to keep in "open bookings" without having to ticket, bookings of this type will be kept up to the TTL without the need of the agency to ticket.
The amount should be larger than zero.
- Credit limit - Should be set to zero
- Credit days - Should be set to zero