Imagine this… You have access to a reliable all-in-one calendar tool that will help your business accept online appointments and get more bookings. Sounds like a dream, right? Well… such a thing actually exists! The stellar technology that you need to start using right away is called Start Booking!
If you’re often caught up with your business and do not have much time to manage your online bookings, then Start Booking is your perfect solution. It was built to help businesses and individuals easily and conveniently accept bookings through their WordPress site! It focuses on simplifying your life through its flexible and powerful booking tools!
With Start Booking, you can accept online appointments 24/7, offer flexible classes and group booking options, and extend your booking with third-party integration like WordPress. This powerful tool will help you land more bookings through its easy to use technology, save you a great deal of time, and help you understand what’s working with clear reporting and analytics.
This tool will help you create and manage unlimited classes and schedules, hide or display specific class schedules on your website, and integrate calendar filtering! You also have the ability to set your office location, define office hours, invite users to your account, and assign specific services for booking.
You are literally directing all your customers to one area to book an appointment with you. It’s so much easier than manually trying to juggle a full calendar and losing potential customers due to the disorganization of your business. You never have to worry about having a schedule that does not line up with your customers! From now on, your business bookings will be a breeze. The best part about this is that it’s all FREE! All you have to do is create an account and install the plugin into your WordPress site to get started!
Start Booking offers two plans: the Individual Plan and the Business Plan. As you can see in the picture below, the Individual Plan is an excellent choice for those who are managing a single calendar while the Business Plan is catered to a growing business! Click on the button below to get started!
If you would like your customers to book directly from your WordPress site, you will need to install the Start Booking plugin!
- First login to your WordPress Admin. Find Plugins on the left-hand panel. Click Add New. Type Start Booking into the search bar on the right side of the page.
- Press Install… You will only need to wait a few seconds for it to install. Then press Activate.
- Once you have Installed and Activated Start Booking, you will be directed to the Start Booking welcome page. If you are not immediately directed, then click your newly added booking tab on the left-hand panel. Start Booking will urge you to create an account, or sign into an account! Press the “Start my 14 Day Free Trial” button above to get started!
- Under the Services tab, you can manage or create the services you offer. Below you will see what the page will look like when you are on Services. The Classes tab will direct you to the Start Booking website.
- Under the Form Editor tab, you have the option to create the service you are providing. You can also name your providers, create the appointment, and list other details about the booking.
There are plenty of features on this Start Booking Plugin for you to explore and manage. Once you have your details organized, you will need to embed the plugin into your website. Thankfully, embedding the Start Booking form is very easy. You have the option to use the block embed technique if you are using the Gutenberg editor or to implement short codes on any page or post.
To use the block embed technique, go to the page or post where you want your Start Booking form displayed. Press the plus-sign to add a block and type Start Booking into the search bar. You will have the option to choose to add classes, services, a single service, a CTA button, or legacy classes.
If you wanted to embed a short code instead of using the block embed technique, then you will want to embed the class booking form and service booking form on two separate pages.
There are three different short codes you will want to use, depending on your booking goal.
This short code is best used on a page that you want to display the full booking experience. This page would show all the services you offer with a price and a description of the service.
Use this short code if you want to predefine a specific service to be booked. Use the details option to either show the service details or skip directly to the calendar. (Tip: Remember to replace the service ID with your service ID.)
This short code takes your customers to a page where your classes are listed. From there, they are able to book and pay for classes.
Note: This short code requires a paid plan.
Great, now you have Start Booking installed and embedded into your website! Your job is done! Now, sit back, relax, and let Start Booking do the work for you. You’ll find it easier than ever to land more bookings and appointments when you let Start Booking do the job! If you haven’t already, click the button below to get started!