* Please note that the free version of Booking may have limited functionality.
Simplify Appointment Scheduling Process with Booking Pro
Booking Pro is the best Booking Applications (customer’s words – not ours). The process of booking appointments is fully customizable for your clients. It’s anywhere from 2 to 6 easy Steps. Here’s a walkthrough of the user experience in the standard 6-Step scheduling process.
This piece touches on add-ons, and focuses more on the standard booking application. Check out our add-ons and the deeper customization options they provide.
Step 1: Choose Service
Upon arrival at the page containing the booking application, the client enters the following information:
- Desired service
- Desired staff member
- Desired date and time
Note: Let customers decide on the number of people they wish to book. How: With Group Booking add-on, increase the capacity of a service in the Services tab and untick the ‘Number of Persons’ checkbox while integrating the application with your pages.
Step 2. Pick a Time Slot
Step 3 (optional): Book Multiple Appointments in One Session
With the Cart add-on, your clients can book multiple appointments in one booking session. This feature adds an option to ‘book more’ right after Step 2. The ‘book more’ button will bring them back to Step 1, while storing the current booking on their cart (How to set up the Cart Add-on).
Two add-ons are worth mentioning at this point. The Chain Appointments add-on allows the client to book different services in one visit. For example in a dentist’s office: a cleaning, whitening and check-up can be booked in sequence.
Multiply Appointments add-on allows your client to book identical services back-to-back. This is useful for group bookings where clients are assisted individually.
All booked appointments will be displayed together with their dates, times, staff members, and prices.
Step 4: User Info
Step 5: Payment
You can integrate and offer coupons, like this.
Should you offer any free services (price set to 0), this step will be skipped.
Step 6: Booking Confirmation
Simple and easy, isn’t it?
What makes Booking Pro different to other booking plugins is our world class support and fantastic customization options. Try Booking Pro demo for free.
If you need any more information on Booking Pro, feel free to visit our YouTube page and learn more about our epic booking application.
We advise getting a quality booking application. Clients appreciate a smooth, easy booking process.
All you could want to know about Booking Pro as a Booking Application
You’re halfway there, but you need more information to make sure Booking Pro is the perfect booking system for you. Whether you’re a developer or a business owner.
To see others we’ve helped, feel free to have a look at our reviews section.
Otherwise, read on to wisen up.
What is Booking Pro?
Booking Pro is an add-on which requires the Booking Module for Booking Applications. With Booking, your clients can make bookings for service right on your site. No need for time-consuming phone calls or face-to-face meetings.
According to many reviews, Booking is the best App on the market. It’s a unique booking system that is under constant development to stay on top. Our programmers never stop working to satisfy your requests and concerns.
So if you’re ready to automate booking on your (or your client’s) application, Booking could be the appointment software you’re looking for.
What you would need to replicate Booking – without Booking?
If you wanted your mobile application to accept bookings online, you would choose Booking, right? But what if you didn’t?
First of all, you’d need an expert programmer to set a booking system up on your website or mobile application. If you didn’t wish to keep this expert on your payroll, you’d need to train up one of your current employees to keep it all running. This first step costs time and money.
Next you would have to train each of your staff members on how to use this software. This can also cost a lot of time, depending on how complicated the system is.
Then you would have to hire someone in a secretarial role to handle the bookings and allocate staff members.
It could become quite a messy business.
That’s why Booking is such a great plugin. It takes all of these moving parts out and adds them into a simple plugin with powerful capabilities.
Let’s take a look at some of those capabilities.
What does Booking Pro have to offer?
* Some features require add-ons, but most don’t.
* Booking is in a state of constant development, depending on what the community wants. Thanks to our feature request page, you decide what we develop.
Intuitive Booking admin panel Dashboard
Whether you’re an advanced or beginner, our clean panel design will suit your skills and preferences. You can set Booking Pro up with almost no effort and have a world-class booking system working for you in no time. Managing features and appointments couldn’t be easier.
Sleek, simple design
The interface has been smartly designed to fit into any web page. A booking system wouldn’t be much use if it stuck out like a sore thumb now, would it? The booking page is simply designed to make using it a breeze. Your clients will breeze through it and be knocking at your door in no time. Not only that, but booking an appointment from your mobile app is sure to impress those customers.
Customize Booking Pro to suit any need
The booking form is fully customizable to suit your style and business. With this revolutionary booking plugin, you can:
- Change the layout of each step in the booking process
- Show or hide specific fields
- Add new fields to the process
- Change the colors to blend perfectly into your scheme
- Reorder service provider list, categories list and list of services
- Customize any of the text on the form.
Whatever your customization needs, Booking pro’s got you covered.
Add unlimited number of booking forms on your site
Booking Pro allows you create and publish multiple booking forms within your Mobile Application. All appointments booked in those booking forms will appear in one place – your Booking Calendar.
Send SMS and email notifications and reminders to team members – avoid missed or late bookings
Keep your clients informed too
Switch calendar views
Switch calendar views
Let clients book on the go with full mobile integration
Add unlimited services and staff members
Whether your business is a one-man operation or a mega corporation, Booking Pro adapts to suit you.
- Add any number of services and staff members
- Link staff members with the services they provide and with their personal Google calendar
- Tie each employee to one or several services.
Everything you would expect from a booking plugin, and more.
Let clients book in their native language with full translation support
Booking Pro is compatible with WPML, supporting multi-language apps. The .po and .mo files allow you to translate your Booking Pro installation yourself, if desired.
The plugin comes with 12 built in languages:
Integrate E-Commerce into your Booking Pro
If you need a booking plugin for your Applications store page, we’ve got you covered yet again. commerce integration allows you to use their payment gateways – for both the budding entrepreneur and established business professional.
Manage your customer base effortlessly
Don’t let your client base get out of hand. With Booking Pro you get an unlimited, sortable and searchable customer list. But that’s not all. You can also:
Set different prices for different staff members
Have you got different staff members at different skill levels? You can add prices to reflect that with Booking Pro, allowing your customers a choice. Choice breeds satisfaction, and satisfaction keeps clients coming back for more!
Add custom schedules for individual staff members
Your team don’t have to stick to generic business hours. You can discuss and create individual booking hours for each staff member on the Booking Pro plugin.
You can also add breaks and annual leave right from the plugin. Not what you’d expect from a standard booking plugin, but that’s what we do – surpass expectations.
Synchronize Booking Pro with your Google Calendar
With Google Calendar and Booking Pro you can manage your staff workload, hours and bookings with maximum efficiency.
Most only offer a one-way sync, but as usual we’ve gone one step further. Google Calendar syncs with Booking Pro and Booking Pro syncs with Google Calendar to make a rare two way sync possible!
Time slots booked in Booking Pro are automatically marked as busy in your Google Calendar. And busy slots in Google Calendar are taken into account when Booking Pro proposes available time slots to clients.
Receive secure and flexible payments
Secure online payments and cash on delivery work together to make your service accessible to all your clients. Paypal Express Checkout is included in Booking Pro, and there are various add-ons for payment gateways which can be integrated with Booking Pro to help drive more customers from the booking plugin right to your door.
You can also filter and sort a list of complete and pending payments with payment reporting. And hide the payment step for free services. Customization is key for a booking plugin (especially for Mobile Apps), and Booking Pro has tons of that.
Sort services by categories
With Booking Pro, you’ll have a wide range of options on every service. Including:
Set the duration of each service separately
Adjust minimum time slot lengths
Set visibility to public or private for each service
Set service category
Import or Export Data
You can export just about all data in the plugin. This includes:
- Appointments log
- Customer info
- List of customers
And you can import data, such as client databases. As a top booking application, Booking Pro strives to offer convenience to clients, business owners and developers – and that’s just what it does.
Confirm your bookings manually
Add off days
Set different appointment lengths and padding time
Let customers view and edit bookings online
Add a booking list (automatically updated) to your customized mobile app. If your client wishes to view their appointments, they can login with their credentials, which are automatically sent to them by Booking Pro if you choose to create user accounts for all customers.
They can then view or cancel their appointments – giving them flexibility and increasing client satisfaction.
Keep track of appointments by color-coding services
You can assign unique colors to each of your services in the applications backend. That way you can keep track of appointments. This aids visual scheduling, making your life easier.
Add a handy progress bar
Set minimum notice periods for cancellations
Let your clients cancel when life catches up to them
Sometimes life happens, and we can’t make our appointments. Booking Pro’s cancellation process makes it easy for clients to cancel – and shows your flexibility. The cancellation only works when it is outside of the minimum notice period, however.
Get a clear insight on how effectively your company works by viewing statistics for bookings, customers and payments received right in Booking Pro admin area.
Take advantage of the Booking shopping cart
|With the Cart add-on enabled, your clients can return to the 1st page and make another booking. This way, they can order a number of bookings and pay for all of them in advance.|
Build your own form
Custom Fields Add-on allows you to create and add your own custom fields to your booking form – with ease. Booking Pro is arguably the most customizable booking application. That’s because we care about your needs. This shows with our feature request page, where you decide what we develop for you next.
Accept group bookings
Distribute coupons to increase client loyalty
Add extras to your services
Personal Staff Cabinet for employees
Let customers book recurring appointments
Accept deposit payments
Let customers choose locations for their appointments
Let your customers join the waiting list
Attach files in a booking form
While making a reservation, your customers are able to add multiple appointment-related attachments right on your website or mobile application. These files then can be viewed or updated in booking details.
Add special days to the staff’s schedules
Is Booking Pro the right booking application for your business?
You can only ask so much from a booking application, unless you’re asking Booking Pro. Unlimited customization, staff and customer management, fully automated – just a few reasons Booking Pro is regarded as the best booking application.
If you’re ready to let clients make appointments right on your website or mobile application, it’s time to choose Booking Pro.
Just be sure you’re ready to handle the mass of customers Booking Pro is sure to reel in!