In our mind, booking is generally connected with hotels or restaurants. Reservation and appointment systems, however, have much wider application than that. Basicaly any business that deals with clients, meetings, sessions or equipment might benefit greatly from implementing a modern on-line scheduling system.
As obvious from this comprehensive list, some booking systems really are tailored for diverse needs. Here are some examples:
- Beauty salon, Hair dresser or Nail salon: the advantage of an on-line booking tool is obvious. The staff can spend less time on the phone with clients and more time actually attending clients. Thanks to on-line reservations and automagical synchronizing, the timetable is always up-to-date. What’s better, the software is so easy-to-use it doesn’t even feel like software, so even older ladies can set appointment with their hairdresser on-line.
- Car rental, Bike rental – another example altogether are businesses that rent various equipment. Again, the same car cannot be booked by different parties at the same time, and the scheduling system will see to it. Even better, the customer can pay for their rental on-line in advance, which is a great help for the business. Some systems allow payments through various means without any extra charge or implementation costs. Few years ago, only large businesses like Amazon could afford easy on-line payments, now a small company can do it, too.
- Hotels, Restaurants– it is easy to see the advantage of on-line booking for hotels. Frankly, we can hardly think of any other way to book a hotel. But many restaurants still rely on calls from customers or other means, wasting time on phone call or other resources. Time that could be spent making customers who already are there to feel welcome and satisfied.