Whenever you have your own business or run an enterprise with 150 employees, scheduling appointments can become a tedious and time consuming job. BookSteam is an online appointment scheduling software that allows businesses, big or small, to accept bookings online. The truth is that when people call in to schedule appointments they will try to remember it or they will write it down on a piece of paper which they will later loose or forget.Why should your business suffer because of that? This is where BookSteam comes in handy, it allows your clients to schedule, re-schedule or cancel appointments online even if your business is closed for the day. Let’s take a look at how exactly your business can benefit by using BookSteam scheduling platform.
- 24/7 Scheduling
Clients are able to book appointments online, any time, 24/7. You can be away at your cottage for a weekend while BookSteam will be taking your online bookings. Whenever someone books an appointment you will be receiving email and/or SMS notification. It would be awesome, being at your cottage and receiving an email that Tom booked an appointment with you for Tuesday, and you didn’t have to do a thing.
- Classes and Group booking
If you run a business which offers classes or groups (such as Yoga, Fitness training, Bike class, Boot camp etc.), BookSteam got you covered there as well. Simply create class, specify number of people, specify price, add that class to your BookSteam calendar and VOLA, your clients can now book it online.
- Multiple Employees
If you have multiple staff members, you can easily add all of them to your BookSteam account. Each staff member can have their own schedule and can have their own separate log in account access (you can set different permissions). Whenever client books online, he or she can select which Staff member they would like or simply select “No Preference”.
- Online Payments
At this time BookSteam offers PayPal and Stripe online payment gateways, more will be added in the future. Clients can easily pay a deposit, full payment or just leave a credit card on file when they book online. It is super convenient for businesses to have everything is one place.
- Calendar Sync
Easily synchronize your BookSteam calendar with a third party personal calendar such as iCal, Outlook or Google cal. Whenever someone books an appointment online it will automatically be synched with your personal calendar. This makes your calendar management a breeze.
- Client Account
Clients can have their own personal account where they can manage upcoming bookings. Clients can also view appointment history, it is good for people who need to know which services they have completed.
- Multiple Locations
This option is perfect for businesses who offer services from multiple locations. Simply add all of your locations into BookSteam account, and when clients book online, they can pick closest location to them. Each location can have its own schedule and open hours. Staff members can be connected to multiple locations and have different schedules for each.
You can set up notifications for both, your clients and your staff members. Whenever client books an appointment online he or she can receive email and SMS confirmation. Staff member can also receive email and SMS confirmation telling him who booked and where (which location). Prior to appointment due date, client will receive email and SMS reminder, this will help to reduce no-shows. You can also set up follow-up email and SMS messages.
- Security and Back up
BookSteam is a cloud based software which means there is nothing to download, it runs in the cloud. Your data is secure and automatically backed up every day.
BookSteam offers a 30-day free trial. If you’re satisfied with the trial, you can subscribe to one of their paid plans starting from $19.95/month and going up to $69.95/month based on your business needs.
So what are you waiting for? Visit www.booksteam.com and give your business a lift!