BOZEMAN, Mont., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that more than one million consumers are using Schedulicity to book personal appointments online, the leader in online scheduling rolled out new web storefronts for small businesses. In tough economic times, hair stylists, personal trainers, massage therapists, photographers, nail salons, plumbers, accountants, chiropractors and all types of appointment-based businesses can maximize this holiday season, and fill appointment calendars quickly and cost-effectively using Schedulicity's web scheduling and marketing tools. In less than thirty-minutes, a new business can sign-up for Schedulicity's service, invite clients to book online and be able to accept appointments via their website, Facebook, the new storefront and via smart phones.
Like mini web sites, the new appointment storefronts feature a business' services, payment types, maps and directions, product brands and links to the business' social media sites. Most importantly, clients can book directly from the appointment storefront too. The storefronts are included in Schedulicity's $19 a month fee for small business, and the service is free for consumers.
Michael Haskett, owner of Be Salon in Indianapolis, IN, describes what lies ahead in the coming year using Schedulicity to help manage and grow his salon. "We are very excited about 2011. We look forward to being a completely debt free company with lots of potential for growth. We are very competitive in our area because we offer luxury at an affordable price and choose to run a lean machine, using unconventional ways, like Schedulicity, to maximize our growth and trim overhead."
"Now that I've been using Schedulicity since January of 2010, 50% of all my appointments are now being booked online, up from 15% when I first started," said Jamie Renee Nelms a massage therapist in Bedford, Texas. "I see new people every month, some who schedule with me online, because their regular therapist isn't picking up the phone."
Schedulicity estimates that has facilitated $200 million+ in service-based commerce since its launch last spring. "We're serving the most under-served market in the U.S. today – the forgotten small main street business – with web-based business building tools," said Jerry Nettuno, Schedulicity CEO. "It's simple, we make big business tools easy and available to any business -- regardless of size -- for smart growth in tough times."
Businesses in all 50 states – in more than 1,400 US cities – use www.Schedulicity.com to save time, attract new customers and offer a better service experience to clients. The service is as affordable as $19 a month and – more importantly – free for consumers who can make appointments online in seconds with their favorite professionals. With Schedulicity, business owners save hours a day while simultaneously attracting more clients. Visit Schedulicity's Facebook page for more customer feedback and insights.
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