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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Booker

I think Booker is well suited for a business needing the whole package, such as booking and a POS system. I believe it is less suitable for hair salons because reports are not visual and the system is not simple and to the point. Everything is an add-on for an extra cost, like custom emails to clients. Schedulicity is worth looking at
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Calendly

Calendly works very well with tech-savvy people who understand modern tools and aren't afraid to use them. Whenever I want someone to book some time to meet I can simply share my Calendly link and this way we can avoid an extra call to coordinate agendas.It works especially well for people with busy agendas that usually struggle when they have to book time, even if it's 30 minutes.
Jose F. Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Booker

  • 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.
K. Joann Clemens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Calendly

  • Calendly syncs instantly with my Google calendar. So not only do I automatically know when I have new appointments scheduled, but if I input a different event onto my google calendar Calendly knows that I'm not available at that time.
  • The direct link that allows people to schedule a time slot with me is great. It makes scheduling simple and painless, and make sit easy for me to create a clickable CTA.
  • I love that I can collect payments through the platforms either via Stripe or PayPal. both of which I use. It makes the platform more "all-in-one" and makes for a seamless experience.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Booker

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Calendly

  • From a design perspective, it would be nice to customize the look of their pages to match the admin's brand more.
  • If you have open time slots in your calendar, it looks at sessions based on the hour and half hour rather than 15 minute increments. For example, if I was booked from 1:30-2 and 3-4 and asked to put a 15 minute cushion between meetings, 2:15-2:45 wouldn't show up in my scheduler however it would be a time that would work for me.
  • I wish they had a bit more conditional logic built in when booking a time.
Jared DeLong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Booker

Booker 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because I'm so familiar with it. I'll definitely reconsider.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Calendly

Calendly 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've gladly paid for it for the past 4 years and don't foresee any reason to stop using it.
Joshua Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Booker

Booker 8.3
Based on 3 answers
I think Booker is very simple for people who are trying to run a gym of about 200 or less clients with minimal apparel/product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Calendly

Calendly 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As a small shop operation, I can work as though I have a bigger team. I can be responsive to the needs of my customers with regard to scheduling and the integrations with other application makes all the difference. The mobile app is also easy to use and versatile. For a business that is based on scheduled appointments, this is the go-to app for any company.
Dawn Rabinowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Booker

Booker 6.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Calendly

Calendly 9.2
Based on 35 answers
I only reached out to Support once but they were very prompt and easy to work with. I had some questions about setting up the follow-up emails for after people would do the interview. They were very helpful and gave assistance and we solved the issue very fast. I would definitely recommend.
Katya Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Booker

Booker 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As far as I know, implementing Booker into our business was fairly easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Calendly

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Booker

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.
Rafi Qureshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Calendly

Calendly was easier to get in and setup than acuity. While acuity is probably excellent, it did involve more set up when we initially tested it out. The free version of Calendly seems to be a complete product without bringing to light that one hasn't subscribed yet. Actuity is available free for 1 year if you sign up through SquareSpace I've noticed.
Shirin Elkoshairi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Booker

  • 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.
Jessie A. Toro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Calendly

  • Calendly has positively affected our customer success management, making us more efficient. We would be spending a lot of time on trying to figure out our team members' calendars and customers' calendars schedules to determine meeting times that work for everyone if we didn't have access to Calendly. Oftentimes our customers will be in several different locations all over the globe but all need the same meeting, so it really chops down on the 'back-and-forth' of emails by providing them meeting scheduler links they can use on their own.
  • Calendly has also helped us eliminate extra time fleshing out details that are usually needed before meetings occur by providing ways to ask those questions when the event is scheduled. We really appreciate having this information prior to the meeting, and it makes it easier for our customers by automating the process.
Bethany Chan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Booker

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$250

Booker Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$851
Standard$1351
PlusCustom
  1. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
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Calendly

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Calendly Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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