New “Recommend” button is the first to harnesses the power of social referrals for small business
May 10, 2010 – Bozeman, Montana –Schedulicity, a leader in online appointment scheduling, has announced the first Facebook scheduling widget for booking everyday appointments like massage therapy, haircuts, lessons, financial and legal services, home repair, beauty and wellness, to name a few. The first-of-its-kind appointment widget benefits both small businesses and clients by making everyday appointments easy and now more accessible than ever on the world’s most popular social networking site.
With this news, there are already Schedulicity businesses around the country with scheduling widgets on their Facebook pages and “Schedule Now” tabs that make booking appointments as easy for clients as “sharing” and “liking.” As part of its set-up wizard, Schedulicity has a “Spread the Word” feature that instantly notifies Facebook and Twitter connections as well as sends an online scheduling alert to client e-mails. To further leverage the power of social referrals, Schedulicity has added a “Recommend” button for clients to share their enthusiasm for great services.
Several businesses with deployed scheduling widgets include: Advanced Bodywork Center, Kennett Square Massage, Owens Financial Services, Sunrise Acupuncture Clinic and Witt’s Water Works.
“When clients can schedule an appointment without ever leaving an online activity they enjoy, such as Facebook, it’s an incredible benefit to our business,” said Willow Coppola, owner of Return2Balance Wellness Center in Maysville, Kentucky. “We’ve immediately seen an increase in business because of the technology.”
In addition to the Facebook scheduling widget, two other scheduling widgets were announced: an embeddable widget, ideal for small business websites with dedicated online scheduling pages, and an overlay widget that allows scheduling from any page.
“With these new features, we are placing service professionals at the epicenter of the social movement,” said Jerry Nettuno, CEO of Schedulicity. “There’s no better way to empower small business than to give them the tools to expand their businesses, their relationships and productivity beyond what’s ever been possible before.”
Schedulicity is redefining the appointment experience with convenient anytime, anywhere scheduling for small businesses. Recently, CNBC Magazine recognized Schedulicity among 12 important technology trends for streamlining operations and customer service in 2010 and a Mashable article last week highlighted the company’s innovative approach to social marketing and “Super Users.” Schedulicity is the first company to combine powerful search, mobile scheduling, social scheduling, business reporting and personalized marketing all in one easy-to-use Web application. For more information, visit www.schedulicity.com and its Facebook page.