Does your business take appointments, schedule classes, have meetings or anything else that involves a calendar? If the answer to this question is YES, then you are probably considering an appointment calendar for your website. If that is the case, then you also might be wondering exactly how you are going to make this happen without breaking your bank account, right? No worries, this article is intended to demystify some of the details and reasons as to why you should be taking appointments online.
Adding an Appointment Calendar to Your Website is Easy!
It’s true! You first need to start by finding an online appointment booking platform that matches the needs of your business. An example is GigaBook. We help small and medium-sized businesses take online appointment bookings for services, classes, and resources like rooms, batting cages or vehicles. Finding the right fit for your business is important. At GigaBook we try and meet the needs of as many businesses as possible, and while we are likely a good fit for yours we do understand that we can’t do it all. Start with a 14-day free trial just to make sure.
What Exactly is an Appointment Calendar Plugin?
The term “Plugin” means that you can easily do exactly that, plug it into to your website! Let’s be a little more specific by detailing how simple the process of getting set up can be.
- Sign up for a free GigaBook trial
- Enter basic information about your business
- Use our “Share” option to collect an “Embed Code”
- Paste your embed code on your website
- Start accepting appointments
Try GigaBook’s Appointment Calendar Plugins
Will the GigaBook Appointment Calendar Plugin Work on my WordPress Website?
YES! That’s easy! When you use the GigaBook embed code you can easily add your new online appointment calendar to the sidebar widgets of your WordPress website, or you can also paste it directly into pages when in HTML view. After you do this, you will be ready to start accepting online appointments.
How Long Does it Take to Setup my Online Calendar Plugin?
Not long, that, of course, can vary from business to business, using GigaBook’s Smart Start option you can add most of the basic information about your business in 5-10 minutes or less. After you are done you are only a few minutes away from being able to take appointments online! Yes, it really is that easy.
Will I be Able to Customize my Online Calendar?
If you use GigaBook you can! We offer the ability to customize the appearance, layout, information fields, attendance count, you can even create custom forms and collect the information that you really need! When you use our widget creators you can easily make these changes and updates through our step by step process designed to help you not only design but also preview your changes ahead of time!
What Should I Expect After I Add an Appointment Calendar to my Website?
There are a lot of great things that can happen after you make your services available for online booking! Here are a few:
- Increase appointment bookings
- New bookings coming in 24 hours a day
- Happier clients that can book services easier
- More time to do other stuff at your business
After I put my New Online Calendar Plugin on my Site Do I Need to Replace it When I Make Changes?
If you are using GigaBook you won’t need to make any changes to your website when it comes to adding new services, service providers, change pricing, or any other changes, you won’t need to do anything to your appointment calendar. GigaBook will send all of those changes, updates, and edits to your plugin for you. Pretty cool, right?
What Types of Businesses, Can, Do or Should Use Online Appointment Calendar Plugins?
Here is a list of some of the businesses or industries that use GigaBooks appointment software, there are actually A LOT more, but these were some of the more popular ones! Don’t see your business type or industry listed here, change that!
- Dog Grooming
- Nail Salons
- Kids Parties
- Mobile Phone Repair
- Real Estate Showing
- Yoga Classes
- Laser Removal
- Conference Rooms
- Dog Training
- Personal Trainers
- Computer Repair
- Roofing Contractors
- Laser Tag Parties
- Wellness Consulting
- Mobile Car Wash
- Skin Care Consultants
- Rental Agents
- Driving Classes
- Fitness Classes
- Mobile Dog Grooming
- Swim Classes
- Dance Classes
- School Tours
- Dog Walkers
- Guitar Lessons
- Pilates Classes
- Lawn Mowing
- Music Studios
- Tax Consultants
- Wedding Officiants
- Home Cleaning / Maid Services