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I still give it a 10 for appointment scheduling. It has a lot of great features for the price. Even the free option has great features. it's easy to set up and get started. It saves so much time when scheduling appointments with other people.
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Booker is very user friendly with videos to help our staff who are setting up schedules. It has very robust features that our school district didn't really need when we piloted it. It has a great option for widgets to be added to websites, whether district or school site. We find that the more widgets are available, the more appreciative our parents are. This is definitely a product that is used in the business world and not in the school district world so it doesn't really have the personalization we need as a school district or a school sites. Should the site change its potential customers, it would be a great fit for us because scheduling is very challenging in a large school district, be it at the district level or at individual school sites
Read full review Pros For startups on a low budget, it offers a free plan that allows you one or two integrations. You can embed your booking page that you create directly on 10to8 to your website using a shortcode. You can charge for appointments booked in advance which helps to eliminate the frustration of clients of no show clients. You can customize your booking page to fit in with your business trading times, block out lunches, holidays and special days. You can ensure the appointments are synced if with your existing Google, outlook and office 365 calendars. Read full review Booker does very well as a point of sale program. From front desk check out to back end report generation, Booker gives us an accurate daily picture of business activity. Booker is very good at tracking gift certificate activity. We have a large number of gift certificates and are able to find, edit and void with ease. We are also able to look at the history for each individual certificate or series which helps in troubleshooting. I do not work with scheduling myself but staffers have found Booker to be a valuable tool for managing rooms and therapists. Read full review Cons Some of the CRM tools are limited or slow; perhaps an ability to customize for specific needs. More ability to customize the schedule page. They need an APP for iPhone and Android. Read full review Booker has had some system failures recently that have caused a hard time for us. Sometimes Booker updates reset certain features which cause us to have to reset everything. The Booker app does not have the same features as the full site which sometimes does not make it easy for us. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Because I'm so familiar with it. I'll definitely reconsider.
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Easy to use and set up. It has a lot of great features for the price, such as syncing to calendars, auto-reminders, allows clients to reschedule or cancel, and a widget for our website.
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It gets the job done but is overly detailed and has many steps to do a simple task. Reports are continuously being archived and discontinued. As soon as I get used to one it is no longer available
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I've only had to reach out to customer service twice, but both times the people that I spoke to were quick to respond, knew what they were talking about and were able to walk me through fixing the issues.
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Booker is not always that quick to respond however, I will say, they do research the problem before getting back to you which I do like. Overall, they are kind and helpful in their responses. Though one big concern is that when there is a larger issue, they are not the best at circling back and contacting us to let us know if or how it has been resolved.
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As far as I know, implementing Booker into our business was fairly easy.
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Pricing for the options was not as affordable as 10 to 8. I could only use it for a short-term (days) for free, which wasn't appealing to me. I eventually upgraded on 10 to 8 after a few months of use because it gave me enough time to feel comfortable with it.
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When we tried Micros, though it has robust hardware and software, It is not meant for salons. Square again the same thing, it is meant for small non salon and non service oriented businesses. Booker is by far the best of all salon softwares we have used.
Read full review Return on Investment Coordinating with students is difficult. Booking virtual classes and scheduling remote mentoring appointments and consultations are tasks that universities and colleges struggle with Read full review Notifications are a great way that communicates to the customer their appointment confirmation, and appointment reminders. Increased employee / staff communication, they can now log in and see their schedules. Entering credit card at time of appointment reservation is helpful to us since we have a cancellation policy and keeps the client accountable if they are a no show or cancel last minute. Read full review ScreenShots 10to8 Appointment Scheduling Software Screenshots