Keeping Connected Through Appointment-Plus: Leading Online Scheduler Calendar Software Expands E-Marketing Options with Constant Contact Sync
Appointment-Plus clients can keep their appointment and reservation slots full by creating and sending marketing messages to customers seamlessly through the new Constant Contact sync. The integration is the latest in several new features the online scheduling software provider will roll out to clients in the next several months.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 17, 2011
Businesses and organizations that rely on Appointment-Plus, the leading developer of online scheduling calendars, now have another option for efficiently and quickly sending newsletters, e-mails and other marketing messages to their customers thanks to a new integration with e-marketing provider Constant Contact.
The Appointment-Plus/Constant Contact sync is the latest in a series of upcoming releases that form the perfect toolbox of applications that businesses need to grow and operate successfully, including online appointment scheduling, online customer payment-processing, accounting and e-marketing. Appointment-Plus also offers e-marketing capabilities through e-marketing provider iContact.
“Proactive marketing and communication with current and past customers is essential in keeping your appointment and reservation slots full, and e-marketing can be the most effective and affordable way to accomplish this,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “This exciting new integration is a perfect pairing of two proven business applications, as an e-newsletter or e-mail sent through Constant Contact is the perfect spot to promote discounts or promotions and give customer recipients the ability to immediately book their appointments or reservations, instead of having to access the online scheduler calendar separately.”
The new feature enables clients to seamlessly upload their Appointment-Plus client information right into their Constant Contact account, where they have access to all available applications, such as newsletter templates, surveys and tracking and reporting tools. Businesses and organizations can place their Appointment-Plus-provided “Book Now” button in newsletters and e-mails messages, creating a highly-visible image that draws customers’ attention and encourages them to book online.
All Appointment-Plus customers have access to the Constant Contact sync right through their online scheduler calendar software. A subscription to Constant Contact is required. The e-marketing provider manages all “opt-out” and “unsubscribe” e-mail addresses automatically, which saves owners and staff the time and effort it takes to manually manage these.
The leading provider of Web-based scheduling solutions to businesses and organizations of all sizes since 2001, Appointment-Plus online scheduling calendars provide the tools these groups need to successfully and efficiently manage their appointments and reservations, as well as their customer contact information. Among the functionality found in the feature-rich system is:
- Online self-scheduling, whereby individuals can book their own appointments and reservations when it’s most convenient for them, 24 hours a day.
- Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent out by the system prior to a scheduled appointment or reservation time.
- Online customer payment-processing.
- Robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.
Appointment-Plus online business calendar will roll out several new features over the next few months, including a QuickBooks integration and Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar syncs. Combined with online scheduling, these new features will give businesses and organizations the means to more efficiently and effectively manage their operations.
Because it’s Web-based, Appointment-Plus online scheduler calendar requires only an Internet connection to use, with no installations, downloads or additional hardware required. It’s also accessible from any Internet-connected device, such as a laptop or SmartPhone, making it the perfect application for business owners and staff who need to view their schedules and calendars from outside the office or home.
Pricing starts at $39 per month, with no long-term contracts. All signups receive a complementary training session with a professional set-up coach during their 15-day free trial period of Appointment-Plus.
“More and more businesses are realizing the need they have for integrating applications they already routinely use with other applications their businesses rely on, such as online scheduling software,” La Loggia continues. “Appointment-Plus has taken the lead in its industry in integrating these popular programs with its online scheduling software and creating an important resource in helping businesses operate more successfully and profitably.”
About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus is the leading online appointment-scheduling system, serving organizations in 11 countries ranging from one-person businesses to Fortune 500 companies. With over 15 million end users across 100 industries, Appointment-Plus is the preferred scheduler for colleges and universities, holistic practitioners, personal trainers and health clubs, salons, shipping docks, government agencies, health care providers, financial institutions, tour operators, and many other types of organizations. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., over 70 million appointments have been booked through Appointment-Plus since its launch in 2001.
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