If your business relies on appointments, you have a WordPress site and you haven’t installed a booking plugin yet, you need to get on that. Specifically one of these appointment booking WordPress plugins.
There’s no reason for so many businesses to still force their customers to call them on the phone, contact them by email and wait for a response, or worst of all, physically come into their offices to schedule an appointment. Implementing an easy-to-use booking plugin can lead to increased sales from people who work during most of your hours, or who don’t feel like going through hold times and waiting for a receptionist to book via phone. And it can lead to more appointments being made on impulse, especially since you can hit them with the option to book immediately after your web copy has (hopefully) done its job.
Thankfully, WordPress offers a ton of options for completing this task.
We’ve covered booking plugins before, but only as they relate to the hotels niche. Today, we’re covering 15 more, and expanding our view to include appointment booking WordPress plugins intended for scheduling just about anything!
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1. Amelia Enterprise-Level Appointment Booking
Amelia is one of the most powerful appointment booking plugins you can choose for your business. This automated booking solution keeps working 24/7 so you never miss a new customer. Just install, configure your settings and you’re ready to rock-n-roll!
The Amelia booking plugin includes easy to use features to build your own appointment booking forms. Powerful options include support for multiple employees (along with the ability to add specific services, regular hours and time off for each), local currency, service extras, email notifications, image galleries, coupons, plus color/font options for the front-end design.
With your form ready, customers are able to use the interactive appointments calendar (monthly, weekly, daily as well as list/timeline views) and unique step-by-step booking wizard with faceted filtering to find an appointment time for a specific service with a specific staff member (or even at an exact location). When it’s time to pay, customer’s can use Amelia built-in payment gateways to to reserve their time or opt for an on-site payment.
Amelia even includes a useful shortcode to create a services page. Simple paste the shortcode on a new page any to display your current services with the parameters to specific one service, a whole category or all categories).
Still not sold? Checkout our full Amelia appointment booking plugin review to see all of the features and options in action!
This article was written by Tom Ewer and originally published on WPExplorer.