How to make a bid - reservation venues
iBidU lets you set the price you are prepared to pay for a table reservation at a venue on iBidU.
1. From the home screen, tap 'Bid' and on the Bid screen (shown below) enter the details requested:
in the '£' field the total amount you are prepared to pay
in the 'people' field the size of the table you want, including you, e.g. 2
select the venue if you didn't already do so on the home screen. By default, iBidU will display the closest venue to your current location - to change to the one you are interested in, just tap on that field and type the first few letters of the venue you want to bid at, and select it from the drop down list.
type anything additional you want the venue to know in the 'notes...' field, e.g. 'evening of 5th July please'
The bottom section summarises your bid and shows what your bid will cost. Press 'Accept' when you are done.
2. Your bid then gets notified to the venue's house or door manager and is listed on the home screen (with a green icon to show yours amongst other peoples) - if / when the venue accepts your bid, you get a notification asking if you want to continue. If you accept, you agree final details on the screen shown below - you can message each other to confirm details as shown and this communication is saved in the transaction record.
You then pay for the reservation through the app which also generates a confirmation email for both parties (see below).
To do so, on the screen below you click the credit card button to pay (or Paypal or Apple Pay if those are your selected payment methods) and follow the instructions.
3. Below is an example of your payment screen, which should be familiar to you from other apps you use, whether with PayPal, a credit card or Apple Pay - at this point the transaction becomes final.
4. When you have paid the venue, the transaction is complete.
All completed transactions may be viewed through your Account screen, simply click on the 'Payments Statement' button to see a full list of transactions, from which you can select to view details of any one.