Easy To Use Online Booking Software | YouCanBook.me

Posted by David Chism | Tue, Jul 27, 2010

 Easy To Use Online Booking Software | YouCanBook.me
The online sched­ul­ing soft­ware mar­ket seems to be grow­ing quite rapid­ly these days. A few months ago, I set­tled on two pro­grams I liked: Set­ster and Book­fresh. Set­ster still is my favorite, part­ly due to good sup­port. They are slow­ly mak­ing some good changes to their sys­tem, so please do check out Set­ster. Book­fresh looks nice, but their cus­tomer ser­vice is just ter­ri­ble. They real­ly need to get a phone num­ber to take calls! I did not want to lim­it myself to just one pro­gram to rec­om­mend (as some folks have dif­fer­ent taste) so I stum­bled upon a brand new book­ing pro­gram called You​Can​Book​.me. You​Can​Book​.Me is a Google Mar­ket­place item, which links up with a busi­ness­es’ Google Apps account. The logo and web­site did not real­ly attract me to dig deep­er. I almost went away because the site was not attrac­tive enough. But I decid­ed to give it a try! Glad I stuck around! You​Can​Book​.Me tru­ly is a remark­able pro­gram. It is not as flashy as the Set­sters, Book­fresh or Book­ing­Bug pro­grams out there, but the sim­ple fea­tures are impres­sive. In fact, of all the online book­ing pro­grams I’ve test­ed, You​Can​Book​.Me is the fastest at sync­ing with Google Cal­en­dar. It lit­er­al­ly took sec­onds for it to show up on my Google Cal­en­dar and iPhone and sec­onds to remove it from all my synced cal­en­dars. This pro­gram is pret­ty cus­tom too. You can cre­ate cus­tom forms (ques­tions to ask a client before meet­ing with them) and even cus­tomize the col­ors of the book­ing cal­en­dar. I’ve con­tact­ed the devel­op­er of You​Can​Book​.Me, and he has been very respon­sive. I’ve giv­en him a list of the fea­tures I’d like to see for ser­vice con­trac­tors, and he was very recep­tive. The oth­er pro­grams I’ve rec­om­mend­ed are almost more geared towards busi­ness­es that have a phys­i­cal loca­tion. You​Can​Book​.Me is so sim­ple and cus­tom that a ser­vice con­trac­tor can eas­i­ly use this pro­gram on their emails and web­site. It tru­ly is remark­able. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.

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