If you’re planning a party or a big event, you may wish to book more than one sitter for the same job. You can easily book multiple sitters by initially sending a booking request to the first sitter via the normal flow, then sending booking requests to additional sitters for the same date and time. You can book multiple sitters from an open Job Post or from the Sitter Search page.
From an open Job Post, click 'View Interested Sitters' and send your first sitter a booking request by clicking the green 'Request a Booking' button. Once you request your first sitter, you will land on the following page:
To send a request to additional sitters, simply click the 'View All Interested Sitters' button or navigate back to the Job Post where you will again see your list of interested sitters. From the Interested Sitters list, click the 'Request a Booking' button near the next sitter you’d like to request a booking with.
You will be prompted to select whether you'd like to book the first sitter who accepts the job, or whether you'd like to book more than one sitter for the job. Be sure to click 'No, I need more than one sitter' to start the process of booking multiple sitters.
From here, you will be prompted to indicate how many sitters you’d like to book so that the system can properly accommodate this request. Currently the limit for one multiple sitter booking request is for 5 sitters.
Once you’ve requested your 2nd sitter, you can continue to request additional sitters by following the prompts that appear after submitting those booking requests.
Please keep in mind that you are welcome to send booking requests to more sitters than you need for the job. This will allow you to ensure that you will have all the sitters you need in case one or more decline your request.
When you’ve finished requesting all the sitters that you need, the final page will confirm that you are looking for multiple sitters for the requested date. In this example, the parent needs to book for 3 sitters for the job.
Once the number of sitters you need for the job have accepted your booking requests, your job request will be confirmed. Any other sitters you sent a booking request to who haven't accepted or declined yet will be notified that the job is no longer available.
There you go - you're all set for your booking with multiple sitters! Please note that this flow of booking multiple sitters is also possible from the Sitter Search page. Simply send a booking request to the first sitter via the normal flow, then sending booking requests to additional sitters for the same date and time.
If you accidentally selected that you need more sitters for a job than your actual need - and a sitter(s) has already fulfilled your need, please close the extra booking requests listed in your Active Bookings.
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