Using Shopify for Service Reservations - How to Bypass the Checkout Page?

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently using Shopify for managing service reservations, specifically for offering sessions in my workspace, where each session lasts 1 hour. I've already installed the "Cowlendar" app to help with scheduling. My question is whether it's possible to eliminate the traditional checkout page for my service-based business. Since I'm not selling physical products, I'm looking for a streamlined solution. Is there a way to achieve this in Shopify without actual product sales?

Thank you for your insights and advice.

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What's more streamlined mean to you? Knowing that gives something to work back from.


If the items you're selling don't need shipping (so not a physical product) then aspects of the checkout are already made quicker.

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Thank you for your response and the link to selling services or digital products. What I mean by a more streamlined process is to completely eliminate the traditional checkout flow for my service-based business. I want to simplify the booking process so that customers can use the "Cowlendar" app exclusively for reservations without having to go through the standard Shopify checkout process.

I appreciate your suggestion that aspects of the checkout can be made quicker for digital services, but my goal is to have customers book sessions seamlessly through the app without any additional steps in the checkout process.

Is there a way to set up my Shopify store to bypass the traditional checkout entirely, while ensuring that reservations are properly managed through the "Cowlendar" app?

Thank you for your assistance and insights.

Shopify Partner
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Hi @raiden212 

In case you are looking for a solution to offer workshop sessions in your workspace through your Shopify store while Bypassing  the Checkout section, BookThatApp (BTA) can help.

You can actually see it in action on the following demo product by selecting the "Book" option: 


As in the example above, the app will allow to display your booking available dates and times for your workspace hourly sessions through an Appointment Widget which you can preconfigure these desired available dates in the BTA app.
After selecting a desired session, the widget will display a form for the participant to fill in with his information for the session and this will be added to the app allowing you to manage your free-charge bookings.
Here's a complete and easy step-by-step setup guide: Setup Guide: Appointment Widget - Bypass the Cart/Checkout.


Hope it helps! If you have any further questions or need any assistance, please feel free to reply on this thread.

Thank you!

Shopify Partner
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Hi @raiden212 

If you're looking to skip the checkout, Easy Appointment Booking can help! You can add custom questions if you wish, and the customer will confirm using their name, email, and address. If you wish to collect payment later, this feature can also help create a draft Shopify order for you. It can add or update your Shopify Customers as well.


Step-by-step guidance:

This feature is available on the free plan of Easy Appointment Booking. Please reply on this thread if you need anything!


Co-founder, Easy Appointment Booking