I recently set up a booking calendar to make signing up for classes and events easier for folks. In this post, I am going to provide you a primer on using this calendar.
First, the calendar is situated at differently places when you are on a computer versus a mobile device such as your phone. If you are on a computer, the calendar is near the top of the page along the right sidebar near this post. One a mobile device, you have to scroll past a series of older posts and some social media widgets to get down to the calendar.
When I am looking at the calendar from my phone, I will just scroll fast to the very bottom and then come back up a little way to get to the calendar. You know you have reached the booking calendar because you will see the same as what is in the following image:
This view will show you the days of the week that the calendar allows for classes. Currently we take classes Wednesday through Sunday, and those days have a gray highlight to them. Next, you will notice that there are clocks on some of the days. This indicates that there are some bookings for that day. When you find a day that you are interested in, click on that day right on the calendar and it will darken, just like in the image below:
So in the above example I just selected Saturday December 1st. It already has some appointments booked on that day and next I am going to show you how to know the booked days from the unbooked days by showing you how the times for the day will show up in a drop-down menu just below the calendar a little ways down. That image is next. In the image below you first see the first available time for the day show up (this is a default for the calendar) :
If you look further down, you then see ALL of the available times with a “radio button” (round) that you click to select that time slot.
You will notice that the calendar screen shot above has selected the first time available for that day already because it is highlighted with a blue button.
The thing to know is that the unavailable times are slightly greyed out while the available days are darker black. The calendar will not allow you to book a time that has already been selected previously by someone else.
You will notice that the time slots are divided into 30-minute intervals. This was set up to allow enough time for people making a pumpkin but also for an ornament. The thing to realize is that if you want to come with a couple of other people to blow glass, you will need to fill out this form for each item being made. If you select just one thirty-minute slot and you are bringing five people who all want to make something, we will only have time for one item to be made, so make sure that you fill out the form for each person who is coming.
The forms is fairly short but besides selecting the times for your booking, there are fields for your contact information that look like this:
You will notice near the bottom there is a text field where you let us know which class you are signing up for, and right now it is either pumpkins or ornaments. This helps us to know how to prepare before you come.
After you have entered your information and chosen your time, you will notice a series of oddly placed letters, which you will need to type into the form. This is called a “Capcha” and it helps to foil “bots” that might try to enter information in order to spam out site or my email. Fill this out and you are set.
No money is required when you register. You will only pay once you have your glass safely in your hands. We accept cash, check, and credit card.
Currently we are making both pumpkins and ornaments at a special price, The pumpkins, which are normally $52.00 are available through the season for $42.00. Ornaments, which are normally $31.00 are $24.00 per piece made.
Now that you have found out how the calendar works, you can go to the pages that have been set aside for ornaments and pumpkins to learn more. If you have questions about the calendar, please let me know in the comments section or you can email me at info(at)staffordartglass.com or you can call or text me on my mobile at (540) 605-0034. We look forward to making cool (hot) stuff with you and your family!