The system allows you to charge a deposit at the time of booking, and you can configure the amount or percentage you want to charge through the Tax/Deposit section of the Product setup.
Deposit Rules are setup per product (rental / room / tour). To configure, go to Setup - Products & Reservation Rules - select your product (Edit) - Tax/Deposit.
On this page, you'll see the Reservation Deposit section with the deposit options. You have the following options for deposit:
- No Deposit: No payment required at the time of booking.
- No Deposit, Credit Card Hold: No payment at the time of booking, but credit card is entered to be held on file until arrival.
- Full: Full payment required at the time of booking. No deposit required.
- First Day / First Hour: Required deposit will be the pricing for first day or first hour.
- Fixed: Required deposit will be a fixed deposit amount.
- Percent: Required deposit will be a fixed percentage of total booking cost.
- Percent Minimum: Required deposit will be the greater of either a fixed percentage or fixed deposit amount.
- Custom / Staggered: Required deposit will be either a fixed or percentage, but final balance can be set to charge automatically before arrival.