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Ready to begin with BoothBook?

Once you are ready to go ahead with BoothBook, there are a few steps you will need to take in order to be ready.

  1. Complete the BoothBook application form

    Fill out our BoothBook registration form in order to begin your application. After submitting your form, provided that the three items below are completed without issue, then setup usually takes 2-3 working days. Each instance of BoothBook is a separate website, with your own bandwidth and hosting allowance, bespoke subdomain and settings dashboard.

    Register with BoothBook
  2. Register for a Stripe Account

    Our recommended payment provider is Stripe. We use stripe because there are no monthly fees, the transaction costs are low compared to other providers, and dashboard is extremely simple to use. You can also process your own refunds, and manage how often money is deposited into your account. Perhaps the biggest plus is that you do not have to complete a PCI compliance report using stripe, yet you can still take card payments through your website. (We don't earn a commission for recommending them, they are just the best!). Registering is free, and your account will be in test mode until you verify yourself.

    Register for a Stripe Account
  3. Choose or Create your subdomain (Optional)

    As a standard, BoothBook can be found on a subdomain using our top level domain ( e.g. yourbusiness.boothbook.co.uk ), OR you are able to use your own top level domain ( e.g. booking.yourbusiness.co.uk ) if you wish. (Already registered? You can change this on your profile settings.).

    To use the latter (which is the most popular option), you will need to log in to your domain registrar account, and create a subdomain. For help with this, see some of the tutorials below. Once your subdomain is created, you will need to edit the DNS settings to create an A NAME record to point to our IP address BoothBook UK Server 1: 77.68.14.31.

    Need help? Watch a tutorial video

    If you are stuck with this, it is likely easier for you to contact your registrar, however we can help if necessary.

  4. Register for a Text Local Account (Optional)

    If you wish to send SMS messages from your booking system, you will need to register with Text Local. We chose Text Local, because signing up is instant, they have a friendly dashboard, and topping up credit is easy. Once you are registered, make note of your login details, as you will need to enter them into your BoothBook settings page.

    Register for a Text Local Account