Have You Heard? ONLINE CALENDAR SYSTEM Is Your Best Bet To Grow
Most businesses nowadays have their own website. Business websites help customers discover the business and find out about the services it provides, and are therefore one of the effective marketing tools a small business can have. Online reservation systems take this to another level, allowing customers to book 24/7 on the internet.
When looking for services many of us like to check out a few different businesses before deciding which one to book with. Allowing online reservations on your website greatly increases the likelihood of a customer booking together with your company, rather than the next business that shows up on Google which does allow online bookings.
You don’t have to be an IT wiz to use an online reservation system. Online booking systems can be surprisingly an easy task to setup, install, and use thanks to today’s generation of online web-based booking software.
For an online reservation system to work it requires some details about your business and the service it offers. Firstly, it needs to learn the what services your customers can book including pricing details, and any information you want to show your customers when they’re selecting a service to book. An excellent system offers you a good way of defining your services. When a customer makes a reservation they’ll firstly pick the service they want to book.
Secondly, your online booking system will request you to enter details of your staff or resources. Staff/resources are what provide those services. For example, John Citizen may provide services A,B, and C, while Mary Smith might provide services A,B and E. The system will prevent double bookings with this information, while still allowing your customer to book a service if there’s a staff/resource designed for the chosen time slot.
It’s important that the booking system you choose lets you specify the times and times your staff/resources are available for booking, and it should also enable you to over-ride the default working days/times if needed. Your staff may continue holidays, or take a half day off here and there, so you will want your booking calendar to reflect this and prevent your customers to book an employee member that’s not available.
Once these details have been entered in to the reservation system you’ll then need to plug it into your website. This is done by copying and pasting some HTML code directly into your site. Once your done you’re all set, as well as your business and customers can begin benefitting from online reservations.