Processing time is a super useful tool, depending on how you like to manage your schedule! Services with processing time have a start time in which you will be working with one of your clients, a processing time in which you could schedule other clients and a finish time in which you will return to the original client in order to finish the service.

Here's an example:

For a Cut and Color service, I would enter ‘cut and color’ as the service name. Click on the 'add processing time' link. I would specify 30 minutes for the start duration because that is how long it takes me to add an all over color. I would specify 30 minutes for the processing time because that is how long it takes the color to set. Then I would specify 60 minutes for the Haircut and Style. This then means that in the middle of the processing time, another client could book so long as they were scheduling a service that is 30 minutes or less.

Here's how you can add or edit processing time for your services:

  1. Go to Settings in the Schedulicity dashboard
  2. Select the Services tile
  3. Select the “add new” button in the upper right hand corner of the screen
  4. Beside the duration field, select the “add processing time” link and specify the start duration, the length of the processing/break, and the finish duration (sorry right now there does need to be a finish time!)
  5. Enter any other information about the service including the price, if the service is outcall or requires a credit card to book, and a default color
  6. Save your changes when you’re done

Here's how you can delete processing time if it's not working out for you: 

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select the Services tile
  3. Select the service from the list for which you would like to remove processing time
  4. Select the blue “edit” button and select the “remove processing time” link
  5. Save your changes!

Hit us up by clicking the blue button down below if you have more specific questions about how you can make processing time work for you!

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