Buffers are a convenient way to make sure your appointments aren't back to back to back… allowing a little time to review, clean-up, follow up, etc.
For example, you might want to display an appointment duration as 30 minutes, but book a longer period in case the appointment goes longer, for prep, a cushion between appointments, etc.
Add a duration time in the buffer field by navigating to the Appointment Types page: https://app.bookafy.com/categories
From the Appointment Types page:
- Click on the pencil icon next to the Appointment Type you’d like to add a buffer to. This pulls up the 'Edit Appointment Type' screen.
- Scroll down to the buffer fields.
- Add a duration to the pre and/or post buffer fields. For most cases, using a single post-buffer between appointments is recommended.
- When you’re finished, click ‘Update Appointment Type.’
- That's it!