In this article we will review a deposit agency setup
A deposit agency is an agency which can book, but in order to ticket, the agency will need to utilize a deposit first.
In such an agency type, when a booking is made, the agency will have the option to put a "Voucher" as a "promise to pay" and confirm the booking (without ticketing).
Once the agency customer would want to ticket the booking the agency can then ticket the booking (a few days after or according to the TTL setting) but they need to utilize a deposit from their kept deposit in the system first.
Our system keeps these amounts in a limit called "Booking limit"
Once the agency have passed the booking limit (total of bookings with vouchers which are not ticketed).
The system will hold the agency from creating additional bookings.
NOTE - If you do not want the agency to be allowed to "keep" bookings up to the TTL you can give the agency "zero" in the booking limit, this will cause the request of each booking to be kept up to the PTL and then the agency will need to utilize a deposit in order to confirm the booking.
To setup this kind of agency, in the "Agency" sub-module put the following settings:
- Booking limit - The total amount you allow the agency to keep in "open bookings" without having to ticket, bookings of this type will be kept up to the TTL without the need of the agency to ticket.
The amount should be larger than zero if you want to give the agency the option to keep bookings, you can put zero if you would like all bookings to be confirmed immateriality with a deposit.
- Credit limit - Should be set to zero
- Credit days - Should be set to zero
Now that the agency is setup, please follow the instructions on how to add a "Deposit"