With a schedule that leaves little time for answering phones to schedule appointments (which means potentially missing out on new clients), online scheduling software is a must to run a successful massage practice. To make it easy for you, here is a list of a few available apps that are great choices for online scheduling!
Schedulicity is a popular online scheduling software tool for a wide variety of businesses. It is one of the largest services for scheduling, with over 15,000 subscribers and 10 million booked appointments! It offers a simple walk-through for clients to schedule an appointment, and includes appointment reminders, rescheduling options, mobile and social media apps, and great client history organization.
Pros: Straightforward setup process, easy to use interface that incorporates many options, extensive marketing/promotion tools offered, and live chat support for any questions.
Cons: No money management. The one thing Schedulicity does not track is money – clients don’t have the option to pay in advance, and you can’t keep track of deposits made on services.
Price: $19/month for a single user, $39/month for 2-20 users. A 30-day free trial is offered for either price point.
Another very popular scheduler, Genbook also has a good user interface and has booked over 11 million appointments. Signup and setup are easy; however, the setup process does skip some of the options, so from the management side you may have to figure out how to use certain aspects of the software on your own. The software includes the option to add credit card information to a client’s file, an analytics tool to track revenue, and the ability to import your own client list easily from your email account.
Pros: Easy client interface, can store credit card information, and track revenue.
Cons: Confusing management interface, no promotional tools.
Price: $20/month for single users, $40/month for unlimited number of staff members, 30-day free trial.
This company has built an excellent reputation with its customers, and is often highly recommended by users for its attention to clients, dozens of features, and ease of use for both clients and management. It has highly customizable tools, viewing and managing the calendar is simple, and booking appointments is hassle-free. Full Slate also offers a free trial period, but rather than limiting the trial to a certain amount of time, it allows the trial to extend until 10 appointments have been booked by clients or 100 new events are added to the system by staff.
Pros: Very user friendly, highly customizable and extensive interface and tools options, prompt and helpful customer support system, flexible free trial.
Cons: Inability to account for resources (e.g. rooms available), few issues syncing with QuickBooks.
Price: $29.95/month “Just You” plan, $49.95/month “Up to 5 Staff” plan, $79.95/month “Up to 10 Staff” plan, free trial available for all plans.
Appointy offers FREE basic online booking, with more scheduling services offered at several tiers of pricing, ranging from $10 to $40 per month and including customizations, analysis, and rebooking options. Over 3 million appointments have been booked since its startup in 2007. The setup process is easy and allows more information to be added about staff than the other software services listed. The calendar interface has a variety of viewing options and includes reports on performance, marketing, and appointment overviews. While Appointy will maintain a basic list of your clients and their contact information, it does not offer the option to import your client list. You have the ability to accept payment through PayPal and add discount and coupon codes.
Pros: Free option, prepayments, customizable interface, easy rebooking option for clients.
Cons: No client list import.
Price: Free basic plan, plans ranging from $10-$40/month. A 14-day free trial is offered for the most expensive plan (Business plan, $40/month).