In a nutshell, a package is a set number of sessions and/or classes that are bought and charged in bulk.
Packages are mainly used to allow clients to purchase multiple sessions/classes at once. You can also use packages as a way to provide a discounted rate to clients who purchase, and therefore commit, to more sessions/classes.
SETTING UP A PACKAGE
In the 'Services' menu you can setup your own custom packages.
To add a new package, in the Services area click on the '+ Add Service' button, then choose '+ Package'. Fill in the form with the details of the package. You can also make it available on the Client Log in Area by ticking the 'Make package available for purchase on MyWebsite Client Area' box so clients can view and purchase the membership.
Note: you can have any mixture of sessions or classes. For example you could have 10 sessions & 0 classes, or 10 classes & 0 sessions, or 10 sessions & 10 classes.
Once you've added the package, it'll appear in the Packages table.
Now head over to the 'Clients' area, edit an existing client you would like to add the package to, then click on the sub-tab 'Package/Membership'. Click on the '+ Add Package' button to assign this to your client.
You can also customize the package that you'll assign to your client (edit the package name, amount, or the number of session or class without affecting the Package setup on your Services) and set an expiry date.
Now that you've assigned a package to your client, the sessions and/or classses will then be deducted everytime you reconcile and choose to deduct it from the assigned package.
So from the dashboard, when you reconcile a session/class for the client, you will see the tickbox 'Deduct session/class from package?' which you will want to leave ticked. This will then deduct 1 of the 10 sessions/classes, so afterwards you will be left with 9 classes remaining on the package.