Whether you work in a doctor’s office or a salon, appointment scheduling programs are a necessity. These unique programs allow you to book appointments with patients or clients without hassle, especially since some even allow customers to make appointments online. Here are the top five appointment scheduling programs of 2016.
Appointy is software you can try before you buy. Without a credit card, you can get the fully functioning program for a 14-day trial. After 14 days, you have the option to upgrade based on which type of scheduling you need. There is a free plan, a Pro Plan, a Business Plan, and an Enterprise Plan, and prices range from $29.99 to $59.99 per month. Some of the features included are online scheduling, double booking prevention, recurring appointment scheduling, and much more. Appointy assists you with attracting customers through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Plus, it allows you to set up customer loyalty programs that are fully customizable by you.
For hassle-free online bookings, Checkfront is the perfect software for you. Not only can you use it on your computer, but you can also sync it to your smartphone. This program allows customers to make appointments online, pay instantly, automate billing services, accept walk-in or phone bookings, and much more. It has more than 100 features you can use to make your business more efficient, including free add-ons such as Google Analytics, WordPress, MailChimp, and others. Checkfront has four pricing options ranging from $49 to $499 per month, and you can try the software for free before you buy.
10to8 is a useful program that allows you to sync your calendar to any mobile device. This software also has automated email and text reminders, online client booking, 24/7 appointment scheduling, and it lets you create multiple calendars to accommodate various staff members. You also have the option of advanced client management or to take bookings from Facebook. 10to8 wants everything to be easy for both you and your customers. You can try this software for free, and it’s free for small businesses. If you want more, the pricing is $25–$150 per month based on what services you need.
Everything you need to run your business is in Booker’s software. Not only can this program help you attract new customers, but you can also book, sell to, and manage clients you’ve already gained. Booker also helps you retain customers through automated promotion publishing and loyalty programs. Some features also include 24/7 scheduling, online scheduling, data tracking, publishing specials on social media websites, processing mobile payments, and even more. It’s a little on the higher side, as it starts at $85 and goes up from there, but with all the included services, it’s hard to say no.
Timely is smart booking software made easy. This company wants you to “Take Control of Your Business” in a stylish and affordable way. While you can book using a beautiful calendar, it also comes with more features such as online booking through your website or Facebook, sending automated text and email reminders to customers, generating business reports, syncing to mobile devices, and providing connection through Timely to various add-ons such as Google Calendar or MailChimp. Timely is competitively priced at $19 per month for one person, although the price increases up to $64, depending on the amount of staff you have. If you’re interested, Timely offers a 30-day free trial.