Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Using Google Calendar for scheduling appointment bookings

Using Google Calendar for appointment bookings

Google calendar is a fantastic personal calendar and used by millions to organize their time but can it be used by businesses to manage appointments.

Using the appointment slots feature you can open up timeslots for people to select but you will need to sent out a URL to all your clients so they can see the calendar.

 Alternatively you could embed the URL link  into your websites. People can see when you are free. However this means that all of your clients need to use Google Calendar, which isn’t very practical.

Online appointment booking software for scheduling appointments
Online Appointment Booking software
I think most businesses use Google Calendar because they were using it to manage their personal calendar and thought they could extend it to manage their business calendar as well. Being free is another factor. As we know nothing in life is really free.

At bookitlive we constantly get new business signups who were using Google Calendar switching to using bookitlive instead. A dedicated online appointment booking software provides the extra functionality needed by business to manage the complete booking cycle. It provides the additional tools to make the booking process easy.

 The reason that businesses switch:

  • bookitlive is a fit for purpose and is specifically designed for businesses to manage online appointment bookings
  • Works on smartphones, tablets and PC/laptops
  • Features that collect client data and automatically populated into a client database when a client books an appointment
  • Provides booking and client history
  • Automated SMS appointment reminders
  • Dedicated portal views for the public and service provider
  • Ability to define business and resource availability for all their staff
  • Ability to Accept payment online at the time of booking an appointment

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Brand new cookbook - The North Melbourne Table

Taking a few minutes out from working on bookitlive I thought I would write something about an amazing new cookbook called:


There is no segue between a book and booking software but both require a lots of effort by a lot of dedicated people.

The North Melbourne Table Cookbook NMPS

The North Melbourne primary school conducts a kitchen garden program where they grow they own food and use it to cook up some great recipes.

To help raise money for the program they came up with a great idea to produce a cook book featuring recipes used at the school. To involve the local community they also invited local restaurants and cafe's to contribute recipes.

The result is a fantastic  cook book which Includes recipes from:

Auction Rooms
Banter Wine Bar
Cafe Trutrack
Casa & Bottega
The Courthouse
The Crimean
Di Bella Coffee Roasting Warehouse
Grigons and Orr Corner Shop 
Hot Poppy
Kl Bunga Raya
The Last Jar
The Leveson
Metropolitan Hotel
Roller Door
Royal Mint on Spencer
Scholas Wine Bar
Sosta Cucina
Twenty and Six
Warung Agus Balinese Restaurant

 and loads of recipes from the school...


Well done Cathy and all involved.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

How to schedule lessons for Helicopter Pilot training

A Helicopter pilot training  requires 30-50 hours of lessons to get qualified. A student may needs to schedule up to 50 training lessons  with an instructor.

schedule your next lesson while I am in the air


Lift up your flight training business! 

With bookitlive online booking scheduling software behind your business, you can get off the phone and concentrate on the flying lessons.

Stop hovering

bookitlive allows your students to schedule online, and lets you easily make, change and track your training sessions. You can manage your student database and access individual student histories, track staff performance, advertise online and much more.

Get out of the clouds

With bookitlive, you can have an automated SMS reminders sent to the student the day before their flying lesson. You'll quickly notice the decrease in costly no-shows and tardy students.

Flying high!

bookitlive scheduling software works with your highly mobile lifestyle; it’s smartphone compatible, so your business is with you wherever you are. Access your lesson calendar and student details, view your daily schedule and receive instant updates when a new student books in. 

Keep your hands on the controls; let bookitlive handle the scheduling

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Tattoo Studio Appointment booking software

Tattoo Studio Appointment Management Software


The Ink Of Success

As a busy Tattoo artist, your time is valuable. bookitlive booking software lets you put down the appointment book and pick up the pen.

Create the Picture

bookitlive allows your clients to book tattoo appointments online, and lets you easily make, change and track your bookings. You can access your client database, take payments online, advertise across the web and much more.

Inkout no-shows

With bookitlive, you can have an automated SMS reminder sent to the client the day before their tattoo appointment. You'll quickly notice the decrease in costly no-shows.

Multiple employees

New and existing clients can book an appointment with any tattoo artist on your staff. With Multiple Provider support, each artist has their own account profile and online schedule. The artists can also access their appointment schedules from home, so if someone decides to make a booking during off-hours they can see the appointments right away.

You concentrate on the Tatts; let bookitlive handle the scheduling.