Square Adds New Appointment Management ToolBy: Chris Crum - August 11, 2014
Square announced the launch of Square Appointments, a new offering for its register service that lets businesses manage their appointments and avoid missing out on sales.
The product has been in pilot mode for a while. Square acquired appointment-booking software maker BookFresh in February, though it remains as its own separate product.
“Service businesses lose sales to no-shows, waste time trying to book customers on the phone, and miss out on potential new customers who prefer the ease of booking online,” said Square. “With Square Appointments, sellers can easily manage appointments, ensure they never miss a sale, and offer their customers a seamless booking experience.”
“Businesses using the Square Appointments pilot — from math tutors to beauty salons — saw immediate value from the online scheduling system,” the company added. “Out of 200 business owners surveyed, 144 sellers said the system helped generate additional revenue, 124 sellers saved more than 30 minutes per day, and 108 sellers said that now they get 10 percent more appointments per week.”
The product is available to all business owners, and comes with a 30-day free trial. After that, it’s $30 a month for individual sellers, $50 a month for businesses with two to five employees, and $90 a month for others.
Square Appointments is available to any business, even if they’re not using Square Register.
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