BOZEMAN, Mont., Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to users' success, Schedulicity announced the release of Fill My Book™, a powerful tool for facilitating last-minute appointments.
Fill My Book™ helps service providers fill empty timeslots when they are likely to go unused. Businesses earn more revenue and acquire new customers, while consumers find great deals on last-minute appointments and discover new services.
An available appointment slot that goes unfilled is money lost. "For service-based businesses, the calendar represents perishable inventory. Just as a grocer must sell milk before it spoils, a hairstylist needs someone sitting in her chair whenever she is available, or the income is gone," Schedulicity CEO Joshua Spitzer said.
Schedulicity reports that many service providers fill only half of their available appointment times, foregoing as much as half of the revenue they could earn. "With a unique understanding of more than 20,000 service providers' calendars across 50 different industries, Schedulicity can offer powerful help without the friction and bad experiences of daily deals and other promotions," Spitzer said.
Businesses decide which services to promote, the number of appointments they want help filling, and the maximum acceptable discount; Schedulicity does the rest. Every week Schedulicity generates new deals—never repeating services or discounts from one week to the next. Service providers can create new promotions if they do not like what the system created. Businesses pay a nominal booking fee only when consumers purchase their offers, and collected funds go directly to the providers.
Consumers can find new services and providers by viewing the Sweet Deals pages on Schedulicity, where they can book geographically targeted last-minute appointment opportunities. Erin Dziados of Studio 2 Family Day Spa in Otisville, NY said, "My customers look for the deals. We have at least one extra booking a week, and it really does make customers want to come in. Love it!"
Because Fill My Book™ is tied to businesses' calendars, it avoids busy times while targeting appointment opportunities most likely to go unfilled. "We have been very pleased with Fill My Book™," said Norm Brekke, owner of Healthy Touch Massage and Wellness Center in Minneapolis, MN. "It has resulted in several new clients. We appreciate the continuous innovations of Schedulicity and truly believe it is the best scheduling program available. We have looked at many, been approached by others, but none can do what they do."
Schedulicity is the leading online appointment scheduling system and marketplace for discovering and booking local services in more than 50 different industries. Millions of consumers in more than 2,500 cities across the U.S. and Canada have booked tens of millions of appointments through Schedulicity. Since launching in 2009, Schedulicity has earned awards for excellence in technology and customer service. To sign up for the service, find a local service provider, or book a great deal on a last minute appointment please visit www.schedulicity.com.
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