A resource is an item such as a vehicle (Bus, Boat, Car, Helicopter), a person (Guide, Instructor, Driver), a venue, etc., that can be assigned to your Products to manage your availability or your roster.
Rezdy allows you to link Resources to Sessions so that your availability is updated based on your Resource's availability. This is what we call a, "Resource dependent calendar". It becomes powerful when you have more than one Resource required for a Session, or when Resources are shared between concurrent Sessions and Products.
The benefits are that your customers cannot overbook when your Resources become fully booked. In addition, you can manage your Resources to maximize their occupancy.
Before you get started creating Resources, he's a quick overview of a few of the settings you can apply to a Resource:
LIMITED vs. NON-LIMITED: A LIMITED resource is one that is going to define the availability of your products. A NON-LIMITED resource is a resource you can use to roster your resources but that will not effect your availability. For example, tour guides or surf instructors.
SHARED vs. NON-SHARED: A SHARED resource can be booked by 2 sessions at the same time. Availability of the two sessions will pull from the total availability of the resource. For example, surf boards that can be booked for a lesson or for hire. Un-check this box if you would like the resource to be NON-SHARED which means this resource can only be used by one session at a time. For example, a surf instructor for a public lesson or private lesson.
PRIVATE vs. NON-PRIVATE: Leave this box ticked if you would like this resource to accept multiple bookings. This means the resource is NON-PRIVATE and it is the recommended set up. Un-check this box if you would like to make this resource PRIVATE which means it will only accept one order/booking regardless of the quantity booked. For example, if you have a helicopter with 3 seats but those seats are never shared between two parties then regardless of whether a booking is made for 1 person or 3 persons, it's the only booking that resource will allow.
For additional examples of when, how and why you'd use Resources, click here.