There are three common types of plans or methods through which to book classes/appointments, aside from drop-ins and free trials.
Attendance packs are commonly referred to as punch cards, and are packs of uses for booking classes, specifically.
When creating an attendance pack, you'll determine:
the number of attendances in the pack
the name of the pack
rate/how much you charge for the pack
your cost of the pack (for bookkeeping)
the type of attendance pack (what the pack can be used on, like drop ins or standard classes)
pack expiration dates
enabled for kiosk sale?
Allow online signup?
and a pack photo
When an individual with an attendance pack books a class, given appropriate permissions (Setting up Programs), they'll have the option to use an attendance pack use rather than, say, pay for the class individually as a drop in.
Admins are able to edit the numbers of uses remaining on a pack by opening up a members profile, scrolling down to attendance packs, and clicking edit, then changing the number of uses and saving.
When setting up trial days/weeks, we suggest using an attendance pack. Additionally, when setting up a 30-day pass or 1-month membership that is non-recurring, we suggest setting up an attendance pack.
Appointment Packs are similar to Attendance packs in that they are essentially punchcards with a set number of uses, however, these are specifically used for appointments, not classes.
Appointment Packs can be used on a specific Appointment Session. To create an appointment pack:
Click Appointments > Appointment Types > View > under one of the Appointment Sessions you've created, click Add New Package.
Here you'll be able to add the:
Package Size / Pricing
Package details like name and description
Client Purchase options like Kiosk Sale enabled or Online sale enabled
and expiration options.
Remember, the essential difference between Appointment Packs and Attendance Packs, though they serve similar functionality, is on what they can be used!
Note: The general rule of thumb is that Appointment packs are for appointments, attendance packs are for classes!