Understanding Calendar Placeholders in Dockwa
We understand the challenges of managing a busy marina, especially when coordinating space for events or specific boaters who haven't made reservations yet. To help you navigate these situations, Dockwa offers a feature called "Calendar Placeholders." A placeholder is an internal tool designed to assist you and your team in efficiently tracking and planning for specific needs at your marina. It's important to remember that a placeholder is not a substitute for an active reservation; it's a strategic planning aid.
How to Create a Placeholder
Creating a placeholder in your Dockwa account is a simple process. Just follow these steps:
Access the Assignments Page:
Navigate to your Dockwa account.
Click on the 'Assignments' page from the left-hand menu.
Add a Placeholder:
In your calendar, locate the mooring or slip where you need the placeholder.
Click the plus (+) button next to the relevant mooring or slip number.
Input Placeholder Details:
A small screen will pop up.
Select the start and end dates for the placeholder.
Add a placeholder note. This could be the reason for the placeholder, the name of the boat(s), or the event details.
Save Your Placeholder:
After entering the information, click the green 'save' button at the bottom of the screen. Don't overlook this step – it's crucial for recording your placeholder!
View Placeholder in Calendar:
Once saved, the placeholder will appear in blue in your calendar.
The note you added will be displayed, making it easy to remember the purpose of each placeholder.
Separate Placeholders for Each Slot:
You'll need to create a separate placeholder for each mooring or slip. This ensures clear and specific planning for each space in your marina.
Edit or Remove as Needed:
You can edit or remove a placeholder if plans change. Just click on the placeholder in your calendar and make the necessary adjustments.
Coordination and Communication:
Share the details of placeholders with your team to ensure everyone is on the same page and can provide the best service to boaters and event organizers.