How can I let customers make online reservations?
April 2, 2006 5:20 PM Subscribe
How can I allow visitors to a website to make an online reservation for a specific block of time? I'm putting together a site for someone who offers gondola cruises, and to simplify their life I'd like to be able to do what airlines do: allow visitors to book a half-hour or hour-long reservation and pay online, so that time slot is taken and no follow-up phone calls are necessary. How do the airlines (and similar businesses) do it, and is it possible for us?
posted by cacahuete to computers & internet (9 answers total)
The site is hosted by GoDaddy, and we're also using their online shopping cart. Right now we're having to have them purchase a cruise package, submit times they'd like, and the booking office has to call or email them with the available time and run the credit card manually. It works in theory, but we'd like to automate the process as much as possible.