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Online Booking Is a Game Changer for Busy People

Stuck in a Rut? Online Booking May Be Just What You Need In our fast-paced world, getting overwhelmed with work, personal life, and everything in between happens easily.  You may have faced this stalemate as a business person or key decision-maker. Your business, like all others, is in dire need of more leads and clients, but somehow you can’t manage to serve them all, or worse, even set and commit to appointments with them. It’s a normal thing in business. An organization or brand grows over time by providing exemplary products or services to its clients. However, as time goes by, the demand by new and existing clients may surpass the resources required to serve them all. But it’s not a lack of time that’s the issue. Instead, it’s how you plan and structure the time. Find out why online booking is a game changer for busy people and how you can leverage it to your advantage. Does Face-to-face Communication Still Matter? The past two years have been a real test of this question. With all the containment measures in place to manage the pandemic, most people grew accustomed to […]

Appointment Reminder Messages for the Holidays

We all know how busy it can be during the holidays. In addition to life’s usual busyness, adding holiday parties, shopping, baking, and other festivities to the list and keeping all those appointments straight can be an overwhelming task. That’s why automated appointment reminder messages for the holidays are crucial, not only to remind your clients but to keep your appointment book full and avoid last-minute bookings.   Who Gets the Message? The answer to that question is more like this: Who needs the message? Reminder messages are essential, regardless of your business. From stylists to attorneys, committee chairs to company party committees, it is vital to get the news out to those who need a gentle nudge or reminder. As your schedule fills, remind clients, co-workers, and invitees of upcoming deadlines, events, and the need to book another appointment while your schedule allows. We know you are too busy to send out all those texts or have your receptionist make the calls. That’s why an automated messaging service allows the holidays to become a time of enjoyment rather than stress for you and your clients.   What to Include in Your […]

Appointment Reminders Save You Time

The average wait time for a medical appointment is currently 26 days. When someone misses an appointment, it sets everyone involved back by a month. The patient has to wait for care, and the provider loses out on business. Even public services, like the DMV, require citizens to schedule an appointment up to a week in advance. If someone forgets an appointment time, the driver faces an expired license and additional fines. For businesses, a missed deadline can lead to lost revenue and costly downtime. Companies that operate on an appointment basis rely on the timeliness and attention spans of clients to show up on time for each appointment. In the age of digital distraction, it is essential that busy people have a proven way to remind them about appointments, both individually and as a group. How Appointment Reminders Work There are several ways to send appointment reminders to your clients. Manually.  By accessing the client’s information and appointment details, reminders can be sent through the preferred method of contact. While minimal cost is involved, this method is time-intensive and open to error and forgetfulness. Calendar Additions. Calendars and scheduling […]

Apptoto Client Reminders vs. Goreminders: Which One Does Reminders Better?

Faced with finding an appointment reminder and scheduling solution, many people just flip a virtual coin. There are so many solutions it’s hard to know which is the best answer for a company or individual. Online searches aren’t much help. Articles that cover the 10 or 15 best solutions never have the same list. How can you decide which solution is the right one? To help you analyze these key features, let’s compare Apptoto client reminders and Goreminders. When it comes to appointment and scheduling platforms, there are several key categories to evaluate, starting with customer support and training. Other features to look at include: Calendar Management Automation and Integration Customization and Ease of Use Value Customer Support Customer support and training may not seem like the place to start when evaluating software, but it quickly becomes a priority as you try to use the solution. For example, how do you contact customer support? Goreminders provides online support through Chat and emails to a Help Desk. If your employees prefer to try self-service options such as knowledge bases and FAQs, Apptoto client reminders offer a customer portal with a knowledge […]

Why Retailers Need SMS Reminders

From managers to associates, suppliers to your sales team, and partners to customers, the range of people that need to share information in a retail environment can easily become overwhelming. SMS reminders are a simple and efficient way to automate and streamline much of this communication. These messages are versatile and convenient and can simplify work for retailers in everything from advertising to internal communication. What Is an SMS? SMS stands for short message service. An SMS is a short message of up to 160 characters sent from one phone to another. Adding a photo, emoji or website link to an SMS turns it into an MMS, or multimedia messaging service. Both SMS and MMS are the technical names for what’s commonly called a text. Advantages of Using SMS Reminders SMS reminders have several key benefits.  Visibility  SMS reminders are a convenient way to communicate with both your team and your customers. You can use SMS for both logistical and advertising communications. The average person spends nearly three hours a day on their smartphone and checks their phone more than 2600 times a day. This means that your customer is […]