A deposit is a type of purchase rule that requires clients to pay part of the service’s total cost before they can book a specific Appointment Type or Event.
You can set this requirement under Purchase Rules by selecting Client must leave a deposit at the time of booking when creating or modifying an Appointment Type or creating or modifying an Event. Deposits can be either a flat amount that is less than the total price of the Appointment or Event or a percentage of the total price of the Appointment or Event. We recommend disclosing the deposit requirement in the description of your Appointment or Event along with your refund policy or a link to your refund policy.
When a deposit is required for an Appointment or Event, clients can choose to either pay the deposit or pay the total price when booking. If a client pays the total price, the deposit is not required. If a client pays the deposit amount, the Appointment or Event will appear as paid on the client’s attendance history. A Purchase Option indicating that a deposit has been paid will appear on the client’s Passes & Memberships page of their client profile. To reconcile payment for a deposit, see Reconciling payment for an Appointment or Event for which the deposit has been paid.