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Appointlet mention · March 29, 2019

The Best Appointment Scheduling Apps for 2019

If you run a business that relies on client appointments, you know how much effort it takes to plan and manage the calendar. Clients, customers, or patients contact you asking for an appointment, and you have to figure out when it can work. It only gets more complicated when more
Stephanie Gonzaga
Written by Stephanie GonzagaLast updated February 2, 2017

Are booking product demos and customer calls a daily dreaded chore? The constant back-and-forth between your prospects and Google calendar is money and time slipping through the cracks—waste that's increasingly frustrating for you and your team.

All those precious minutes checking and booking availability ought to be spent on closing sales and nurturing customer relationships. Appointlet, an online appointment scheduling app, addresses this problem through quick and easy automation. Customers can choose the service they need and their preferred schedules in minutes, so you and your team can focus on turning leads into loyal paying customers. Your appointments are then automatically synced to your company's calendar app so you don’t miss a single opportunity.

After registering your organization, the first thing to do is to add members—or "clubs" as they're called in Appointlet—that will handle the company’s bookings. Appointments will be synced to their calendars where they can view and manage them. To do this, click on ”Clubs“ from the sidebar menu. You can create a general club for all of the company’s services, or different clubs for different services and needs.

Appointlet supports both Google Calendar and Office 365 calendars, to watch for existing appointments and help plan your schedule. After setting up the integration with the calendar app your team uses, select the correct calendar to receive bookings and notifications for upcoming appointments. To ensure that you’re not double-booked, you can use the Availability Calendars feature to check all or a select number of calendars for conflicts in schedule. Once you’ve finished the calendar integration, you can assign available time periods to your services. If you have different hours for different services, you can use the cloning feature to create a new tab of available hours to assign to a specific service.

If you are using third party video conferencing apps like to host meetings or discussions, you can click on Web Conferencing and input your meeting URL here. Customers will then be able to click on this link when selecting ”Web Conference“ as their preferred location. Alternatively, you can provide a dial-in number if you are using phone conference software to receive customer calls.

After hitting ”Save,“ you can start sharing and marketing your unique Appointlet link to interested prospects. You can easily embed this link to your marketing websites or share directly with others.

Different customers call in for different needs. It’s important to organize your services so that your team can address their specific concerns. Upon logging in, you have the option to add different types of services customers can book an appointment for. Product demos, beta testing, priority support, and general customer inquiries are just a few examples. If you need to gather specific information from interested customers, you can add new and edit existing form fields for this purpose.

When creating a service, you have the option to specify the appointment’s duration, description, location, and pricing (if any). In case the customer can’t make it, Appointlet allows you to send out cancellation and reschedule notices so your customer remains within the sales cycle. You can personalize the booking experience further by customizing your email notifications displayed when the client finalizes the appointment. If you would like to share a direct link to a specific service, you can grab its booking URL from the side menu and share it with interested prospects.

Payments is another interesting feature that allows you to monetize customer appointments. You can set up a PayPal, QuickPay, or Stripe account to receive payments for services rendered. This is ideal if you are providing paid support or one-on-one consultation services to interested clients. Additionally, you can integrate with business software like Salesforce and Infusionsoft, or email marketing services like Mailchimp and Aweber, to save customer information, add contacts as email subscribers, and more.

At the end of the day, you can rest assured that Appointlet won’t let you miss a single opportunity to turn interested prospects into loyal paying customers. All you have to do now is to go out there and provide the stellar customer service that your company should be known for.

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