If you own a Hair Salon, Yoga Studio or maybe even a Tattoo shop, did you know that your customers can book appointments directly in Google?
All that’s needed is a Google My Business listing which you probably have already.
To get an idea how powerful this is, take a look at this screenshot.
Imagine having this active for your business?
Go ahead and Google the above business yourself to see it in action.
A Groundbreaking Way to Bring in New Business
Google first launched this service in the U.S. It is now available in Canada and smart business owners are taking advantage of this.
People love the convenience of booking online, knowing what time slots are available and not having to call or wait for an email response. It’s all done in real time.
Business owners can see increased bookings by simply setting up this service. The ease of booking is what drives the higher volume of customers.
How is the service set up?
- This requires an active Google my business account and a subscription to an app service that connects with GMB.
Is there a cost to have this feature?
- Yes and no. Google offers this free, but you need to connect with a provider to manage the appointments. There are some free options but some only allow you to list 5 services max so if this is all you need it could be potentially free. There are more robust options for a low monthly fee that will allow you to list more of your services which is recommended if you have more – why would you not want to provide all your services with the next appointment waiting to be clicked… right?
Can I set this up myself?
- If you have the time to research it all, do the setup in GMB and trial the different apps to see which works best then yes you could.
I don’t have the time, can you set it up for me?
- Absolutely! For a small setup fee we will consult with you on the services you would like to list, recommend which app works best for your business and take care of all the details to get you up and running.
To get started, give us a call at 416-795-4444 or email me at [email protected]marketing.org