How to adjust product settings

Learn how to customize the display and availability of your products by adjusting product settings in Booqable.

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Written by Alba Ante
Updated over a week ago

Each product you add to your Booqable inventory, and choose to display or not display on your online store, comes with a specific set of settings that you can adjust when setting up or managing your Booqable account.

These settings allow you to change how the product information appears, and how it interacts with the availability settings of your inventory.

How it works

1. Click on the Product Settings tab

Click the Inventory page from Booqable's main sidebar menu. From there, click on any product or create a new product.

In the top panel menu of your product, click Settings.

2. Adjust General information settings


Your product name is visible on your documents and in your online store. Each product requires a unique name.

SKU's (Stock keeping unit)

SKUs are unique codes you can assign to products to identify them. They're especially useful for your warehouse team to locate specific items when fulfilling or returning orders.

Booqable automatically creates SKUs based on the product name, but you can come up with a system of your own. If you do, we recommend making your SKUs consistent and recognizable.

You can do this by including specific product details like warehouse location, shelf number, color, and size.

💡Note: Examples of SKUs include:

  • Sony FS7 Body: SON-FS7-BOD

  • White Folding Chair, Model 3: FC03-W

Description on documents

This is the brief product description that will appear on your invoices, contracts, quotes, and packing slips for your customers and team to read.

This can be helpful to describe the correct use of the item to the customer.


You can add up to three product images into Booqable for each product, which will appear on the individual product cards on your online store. These images will also appear on your documents such as your order invoices if you enable it.

3. Adjust availability settings

Your availability settings determine how your product works with availability times and quantities when being placed on a reservation.

Allow shortage

You can allow shortages for a product, so you can reserve more items than you have available. By entering a shortage limit, you can set the maximum permitted deficiency for that product.

You can solve shortages by adding expected and temporary stock to your inventory, and view orders that have shortages under Orders, With shortage.

Buffer time

You can temporarily make items unavailable by setting up buffer time. Perfect if you need some breathing room before or after your reservations.

💡Note: To prevent complicated availability issues, updating the buffer time of a product doesn't affect existing rental orders.

If you want to apply the updated buffer time on existing orders, remove and re-add the product, or change the order's rental period.

Three reasons to set up buffer time include:

  • You need time to prepare your items (for example, charging batteries or packing bags).

  • You need time to service items after a rental (for example, cleaning or performing minor maintenance).

  • You want time between rentals to prevent issues (for example, late returns).

buffer time doesn't affect pricing and isn't visible on documents, or other customer-facing communication.

💡Note: Need to include more information about your products? You can create persistent custom fields to store any additional data.

You're all set!

You have now successfully learned how to product settings in Booqable.

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