If you have a Facebook page for your business, you can direct Facebook users straight to your availability calendar or book form using the call-to-action button on your page.
Adding a call-to-action button
If you don’t already have a call-to-action button on your Facebook page, you can add one by clicking Add a button, located directly below your cover photo. Choose the “Book Services” option with the display text “Book Now.”
Linking your call-to-action button to FareHarbor
To set up your call-to-action button yourself, first decide where you want the “Book Now” button on Facebook to go:
If you want the button to link to a specific page on your website, simply copy the desired page URL and skip down to the section Updating your Facebook button below.
If you’d like the button to go directly to a FareHarbor calendar of availability or item display, first you’ll want to generate a direct link from your FareHarbor Dashboard.
Below is an example of an embedded grid of items generated by FareHarbor. When your customer clicks the “Book Now” button from your Facebook page, they’ll be taken straight to a page like this where they can start booking.
Generating a FareHarbor link
In your FareHarbor Dashboard, go to Settings and select Book Buttons & Embeds from the sidebar. Your page should look something like this:
In the first section, make sure Book button or link is selected.
Below the label field, choose where the link should take the customer. In most cases, you’ll want to keep the default option (Specific Flow: Your default flow) to direct the customer to a page with all your activities. Learn more about these options.
Optional: In the second section, choose whether to include item descriptions and images (we recommend doing this).
In the third section, change the selection from Simple HTML to Link, and copy the text in the box.
Note: For this purpose, you can disregard the fourth section (“Lightframe API required”). The code in this section is only needed when integrating FareHarbor with your website.
Updating your call-to-action button
Now go to your Facebook page and edit the button to include your desired link.
Hover over the button and click Edit Button
If it’s not already selected, choose the Book Services option and select “Book Now”
Enter the link you want the button to go to, then click Save changes