A common hurdle of maintaining a successful massage business is scheduling appointments. It’s unacceptable to answer the phone in the course of a session. Changing sheets and sanitizing doesn’t grant much time for responding to voice mails between sessions. We would all like to employ a receptionist to manage our bookings, but that just isn’t cost-effective.
Thankfully, there is an option that’s both easy to implement and quite affordable. Online appointment scheduling is a service which enables your clientele to book an appointment directly through your website. A particularly popular massage scheduling company, Schedulicity.com, states 41% of its bookings happen outside of business hours. The statistic suggests a lot of massage therapists are taking calls during their free time or spending their mornings returning messages.
The majority of online scheduling providers, like Schedulicity, provide a scheduling widget to be incorporated into your website. Placing a scheduling widget on your site typically only take a couple of minutes.
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Not certain if appointment scheduling is the right fit for you? Virtually all services offer a free trial version, generally for thirty days. Why not check it out? You can set up a free website, including a scheduling button, in 15-20 minutes. Select one or two of your faithful clients, and encourage them to book a massage through your website. Inform them you’re using the service on a trial basis, and you would appreciate responses from your best customers. Listen to their feedback, and decide whether their experience would apply to your entire customer base.
Encouraging your clients to begin scheduling a massage online can help reduce the stress associated with appointment booking. You may visit the following link for more information more regarding online scheduling.