Booking is a type of task mostly known to Taskers as the “Instant Claim” task.
When a Customer makes a booking, they fill out a specialised form that gathers all the information you need and then generates a fair price.
This article has lots of great information to help you understand the booking feature.
Why did Airtasker develop bookings?
Designed to have all the details arranged, set and paid for upfront, bookings help you know exactly what to do before you arrive at a task. Then the booking is posted into the community with the option for Taskers to “claim it.” That’s right - you don’t need to wait to be assigned!
This means less thinking and effort - with no more back and forth between you and the Poster, you can be instantly assigned if you’re the first one to claim it.
When the Customer enters their details, we’ll use this info to arrive at a fair price for the task based on industry rates, data from our marketplace and advice from Taskers we spoke to.
Only selected Taskers with proven ability, great reviews and reputations, and low cancellation rates can then review and claim an instant booking. Once it's claimed, it becomes just like any normal task on Airtasker.
What is the difference between a booking and a normally posted task?
To be honest, they’re very similar – but they do have a few key differences. Bookings have the following features:
- Set task details – Once the Poster has confirmed what they need to be done, it's locked in. If there’s something else, there will need to be a price increase negotiated.
- Set price – Our form will calculate a fair, non-negotiable price for what's required based on industry averages and marketplace data.
- Book first, talk later – Bookings have no comments before claiming, freeing up time to do other things! After it's claimed, you're free to private message and sort out anything that’s leftover.
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