Before you receive the complete list of online scheduling software for making appointments online, TimeTrade has become my favorite. TimeTrade offers an opportunity to control your calendar based on your needs. The price is right at $49/year and with the option to make as many pages as needed is a big plus.
Since TimeTrade integrates with both Outlook and Google Calender, it lets me know immediately when someone has made an appointment. The time slot is then blocked automatically so that there are no overbookings. In fact, if you get carried away with your pencil before checking your calendar, you may find that TimeTrade has already done the job.
It is easy to use, the customer service is outstanding and since my focus is on marketing and service, I appreciate how TimeTrade extends my presence online in such a way to make it simple to understand and use by those who want to connect with me. (They even send an automatic reminder to the person who made an appointment.)
The TimeTrade scheduling tool becomes an interactive experience each step of the way for the user as they can input answers to specific questions.
Here is a list of software
to book appointments online:
Bookafy was built on the belief that appointments, no-shows and calling to confirm shouldn’t run your business– you should!
Sarah shares her mission in this video:
As a leader in online scheduling, Bookafy works with small businesses around the globe to simplify appointment setting for a variety of industries including salons, home service companies, wellness clinics, counselors and more.
With Bookafy, your clients can schedule appointments online 24/7 and you will be notified the moment you get a new booking. You can see your new appointments right on your phone or on any of your other calendar devices with our calendar synchronizing with Google, Outlook, Office 365, AOL and many others.
What I like about Bookafy:
Bookafy also accepts payments via credit card processing. Something I am unable to do with TimeTrade. This is a big plus. Note how customer service is available 24/7 and the company offers are real contact phone number. No mystery. Sure, this company is in Seattle which gives it extra points on my list.
Bookafy starts at "free".
Simple Scheduling - Save time scheduling appointments, organize your client information and spend more time helping clients gets results. Starting price: FREE. Check it out here.
- Makes it easy, simple and fast for your clients to schedule appointments in your calendar.
- Use their simple interface to manage all your client information from contact details to client notes.
Easy to Embed - If you already have a website, you can embed a scheduling widget right there so clients can make appointments without ever leaving your site. It’s a lot like adding a map, slideshow or poll - just copy and paste a snippet of code into your website builder.
- Online booking
- Customization options available
- E-mail integration
- Website integration
- Customer management
Embed your scheduler within your website
Easy to use interface that allows you to accept appointments from within your own website. Don't have a website? Don't worry! Every account comes with a free online scheduling page which you can customize.
Easy integration into your website or directory listings with Book Now button widget. If you don't have your own web site, use your Free ClickBook™ Microsite with unique online address. (sample)
Button is placed on the website - no embedding of the calendar available.
- Easy online appointment scheduling
- Advertises your services locally
- Reminds clients of their appointments
- Notifies you by SMS text and email
- Connects to your website
- BookFresh embeds directly into your website so your site visitors can schedule -and even pay - directly on your site.
You can have a stand-alone minisite or integrate the whole thing into your existing website.
By using your Scheduly widget, your clients complete the entire appointment booking process from your web site or blog. They are not forced to leave your site, and you are improving your SEO on every newly scheduled appointment.
There are options to collect fees, schedule multiple participants and sync up with your Outlook calendar.
... is on a mission to increase your business revenues, while simplifying your hectic schedule, with online scheduling software. BookSteam allows your clients to schedule appointments online in real time.
Which is best? While I am a fan of TimeTrade, you may find another tool more to your liking which suits your business model. In the end, you decide which is best.