Sure, I'd be Happy to Meet - Check My Calendar
May 25, 2021

Sure, I'd be Happy to Meet - Check My Calendar

Joshua Freedman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Software Version

Premium

Overall Satisfaction with Calendly

Many of our team members use Calendly to simplify scheduling and make it easier for people to connect with us. In the past, I found I'd go back and forth many times to book a time... and Calendly has made that much easier! There are some downsides - the biggest issue is that you need to be disciplined about keeping your calendar, which I've found helps me. E.g., now I go through my calendar and time-block spaces so no one can slip in an appointment :)
  • Sales. Easy for people to book so less back and forth.
  • Managed access. Easy for me to offer people the "right kind" of slot - I have like 5 hidden event-types I share only with certain people so they can access different availability.
  • Collaborative events! Some of us frequently meet in pairs or groups, e.g., one of our regional leaders and I have a shared link we can send out to people to find a time that works for all of us. LOVE this.
  • I mentioned collaborative events. You can only set this up for people who are all users inside your account. So even if I have a partner who uses Calendly under his own company account, I don't think I can make a shared event with him.
  • Also mentioned already, this isn't a con of the product but a user issue: If you make openings, people will book. So you HAVE TO be disciplined and get everything on your calendar or someone will slip in a booking when you were planning to go to lunch, etc.
  • Multiple (hidden) availability.
  • Group / collaborative calendars.
  • Saved time / efficiency.
  • Better customer experience.
When I started using it, there were not many competitors in this space. I've seen some like Mixmax that seem to work well for solopreneurs or where free version might be better than Calendly's free version. I use the paid version of Calendly and it's just kept serving us well so why change?

Do you think Calendly delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Calendly's feature set?

Yes

Did Calendly live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Calendly go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Calendly again?

Yes

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I recommend this all the time. I wish I got a commission. I know this sounds super-nerdy but I love this tool... obviously if you don't schedule many meetings, it's not gonna help you... but, if you're a coach (me), or in sales, or someone who does a lot of networking (me) then Calendly is for you.

Coaches etc: I've not tried functions like paid appointments, but in theory you can set up for people to pay when they book.