How to make an offer - reservation venues
iBidU lets you set the price you are offering table reservations for.
1. From the home screen, tap 'Offer' and on the Offer screen (shown below) enter the details requested:
in the '£' field the total amount you are requesting
in the 'people' field the size of the table your offering, in terms of number of people e.g. 2
the location field is pre-filled with the name of your venue
type anything additional you want guests to know in the 'notes...' field, e.g. "8th July evening"
The bottom section summarises your offer and shows what your venue will receive net of iBidU's processing fees. Press 'Offer' when you are done.
2. Your offer is now listed on the home screen - anyone who then uses iBidU to check availability at your venue will see your offer (with a green icon). If a guest accepts your offer, you will receive a notification, 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.
Your guest then they pays you through the app which also generates a confirmation email for both parties (see below).
The guest clicks the credit card button to pay (see below) when they are satisfied they have agreed details with you - they have to wait for you to click an 'Accept' button in the same spot on your own screen before they can pay you - you can still cancel the transaction until now, should you wish.
3. Below is an example of the guest's screen when they pay you - at this point the transaction becomes final and their booking with you is confirmed although you are able to request iBidU to refund them if you wish to.
4. When the guest has paid you, you will receive a confirmation message similar to the one shown below, and the transaction is complete. As also shown, iBidU generates a confirmation email for you to send to your guest, cc'd to you.
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.