Acuity Scheduling is a cloud-based appointment scheduling software powered by Squarespace. A stand-alone product, it integrates with almost any webpage to offer online appointment booking functionality. Starting at $15/month, the software caters to businesses with up to 36 staff members/locations. In addition to its web-based access, Acuity Scheduling also offers two mobile apps (iOS and Android), one to let you manage your calendar on the go and one for clients to book through if desired.
With Acuity Scheduling software, you can add online booking functions to your website and allow clients to schedule their own appointments. Although powered by Squarespace, the software can be embedded across a wide range of web pages, working seamlessly with your existing website.
Designed for small to medium-sized businesses, the software can support up to 36 staff/locations on the Powerhouse plan. A versatile booking software, Acuity Scheduling is suitable for businesses operating in any niche.
As flexible as the software is for those looking to add booking options to their website, that’s all it can do. Businesses looking to schedule employees for related jobs, create and track timesheets, handle payroll, dispatch jobs, and more will need additional software subscriptions or one heavy-hitting software that’s capable of managing it all.
MarketBox is a flexible field service software solution that offers all of the above and more. Designed specifically for companies with mobile providers, the standard features like appointment scheduling, employee management, payroll, and invoicing come with extra on-the-go-friendly functionality. Additional features include time zone management, multi-territory pricing, integration with Stripe for payments in the field, support for virtual appointments, and more.
Whether you’re striking out on your own or already employing hundreds, MarketBox’s wide range of features works as hard as you do. If you’re looking to add appointment booking options to your website, why settle for just a tool when you could have the whole toolbox?
Acuity Scheduling divides its paid plans across three tiers, unlocking additional features and tapping out at a maximum of 36 total staff/locations. Unless you sign up for the Powerhouse plan ($45/month), “Powered by Acuity” is visible on your scheduler, which may detract from your website’s design. Functional features, such as text message appointment reminders, are only available on the Growing and Powerhouse plan, meaning you could end up paying more just to access the features you want.
Much like Acuity Scheduling, MarketBox offers a tiered pricing structure that unlocks different levels of features depending on your plan. However, the critical difference is that any plan can be scaled to accommodate unlimited users, letting you select the features that are important to your business. With MarketBox, you pay for exactly what you need and nothing more.
Acuity Scheduling integrates with a range of software applications and programs, including:
A well-known appointment scheduling software, Acuity Scheduling has largely favorable online reviews. Although generally positive, users flag up several issues with the software, including the inability to send text reminders on all plans and a “chaotic and complicated” backend interface.
Looking for a flexible appointment scheduling software that does more than just the basics? Contact MarketBox for a personalized 1-on-1 demo to discover how our all-in-one software can help your business thrive. It’s time to take things to the next level.
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