Schedulicity is an online scheduling software geared towards salon, spa, fitness, and health professionals. With paid plans starting at $34.99/month, it offers an easy way to integrate online booking functionality into your website or social media pages.
The software offers two apps, one for clients to book appointments and one for businesses to manage bookings and take payments.
For businesses looking to offer online booking, Schedulicity has several features that make this possible and reduce the risk of no-shows in the process. These include
Designed primarily for fitness and beauty businesses, the software also has a package feature and enables you to set up waivers that customers can agree to before the appointment/class to save time.
However, Schedulicity’s booking capabilities are primarily built for businesses operating out of fixed locations, e.g., salons or fitness studios. For businesses offering in-home services, the software lacks support and functionality for scheduling appointments across multiple locations. In addition, the lack of payroll functions makes it harder to keep track of employee hours.
For businesses looking for more flexibility from the scheduling software, MarketBox offers a customizable solution that’s built for mobile and virtual service businesses. The software enables admin and/or providers to create travel zones and attach availability to locations to control when and where they work. Not only does this make scheduling across multiple locations easy (and automatic), but it also cuts down on travel time between jobs. Advanced filtering on the booking flow also enables customers to self-book with local service providers without any intervention on your part.
If you’re looking for software that can support a mobile operating model, automate scheduling, bookings, and general admin tasks, and help you grow your business, you won’t find a better solution than MarketBox.
Schedulicity pricing plans include a free plan with limited features that only permits up to 10 bookings per month and an unlimited plan that starts at $34.99/month. Rather than choosing your paid plan based on what features you need, Schedulicity prices the product based on the number of providers you require. Schedulicity's pricing models caps out at $94.00/month for seven or more providers, plus a payment processing fee of 2.5%+15¢ on every transaction.
With MarketBox’s pricing structure, you only pay for the features you need and it’s infinitely scalable, meaning the platform can accommodate as many users as you require. All the standard features you need to operate your business, including online payments, automated scheduling, and online booking, are included in all plans as standard.
There’s limited information surrounding integrations on Schedulicity’s website. However, it does integrate with Instagram, allowing you to set up a Book Now button on your profile. In addition, users get access to “The Marketplace”, which is a place hair, beauty, and wellness businesses can share listings and advertise offers to attract clients within Schedulicity’s website.
Schedulicity reviews are generally favourable across the major software review sites. Customers appreciate the features such as automated appointment reminders that have helped them reduce no-shows. Their customer service also ranks highly, with users reporting fast response times and helpful staff.
However, businesses interested in free scheduling software should note that customers say it’s very restrictive and acts more like a free trial than a long-term option. In addition, users report frustration with the lack of flexibility when it comes to adding taxes to pricing and poor user experience with mobile app.
Are you looking to make scheduling easier and automate day-to-day admin tasks so you can focus on your business? Contact MarketBox for a personalized 1-on-1 demo to find out how our booking and automation software can help your business thrive.
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