WordPress Appointment Booking and Online Scheduling Plugin by Appointy

Description

Discover the easiest way to grow your business with Appointy. Appointy is an all-in-one online appointment scheduling and is trusted by 65,000+ customers worldwide making us one of the largest appointment scheduling solution in the world. Appointy integrates seamlessly with your WordPress website and helps convert visitors into customers. Customers can schedule themselves, anywhere, anytime at their convenience. Appointy also comes with a number of additional tools such as business analytics, customer analytics, email marketing etc. that will help you manage your business like never before.

Our online scheduling plugin has everything you need to grow and manage your business in one easy-to-use and powerful user interface. Our basic plan is free for life, and comes with unlimited bookings.

You can use Appointy to:

  • Appointment Scheduling : Schedule services or staff (Salons, Spa, Acupuncture, Dog Groomers, Massage Therapists, One-to-One coaching, Gym, Dentists, Doctors etc)
  • Class Scheduling : Schedule Classes (Yoga Classes, Dance Classes, Fitness Classes etc)
  • Resource Scheduling : Schedule Resources (Balloon Rides, Real Estates or Agents, Hotel Rooms, Machines, Pools, Courts, Rentals etc)
  • Event Scheduling : Schedule Events (Single or Multiple occurring events)
  • Almost any other business that accepts appointments

Homepage | Appointment Scheduling | Class Scheduling | Activity Scheduling | Demo

The basic appointment scheduling system is free and has no limit on bookings.

Features:

  1. Services, Staff, Event, Classes or Workshops – anything can be scheduled.
  2. PC, Tablet or Mobile access for Admin, Staff, Manager or Client.
  3. Automatic 2 way Google Calendar sync
  4. Google & Facebook Login – Your clients will not need to create specific login details to schedule with you.
  5. Back-to-back booking feature which allows your clients to select 2 or multiple services and book them in a row.
  6. Recurring Booking and Group bookings available.
  7. Intelligent staff scheduling feature which allows you to either keep all staff busy equally or allocate the second staff only when the first is completely full.
  8. Email and SMS reminders to reduce no-shows.
  9. Accept pre-payments from your clients at the time of booking (integrated payment gateway).
  10. Create discounts, deals or offers with a few clicks and promote them on social channels.
  11. Flexible business hours to support almost any type of business.
  12. Customize emails that are sent to your customers.
    – Highly intuitive user interface.
    – With a single click your customers can see your availability in the entire month.
  13. Drag & Drop appointments from one day or staff to another to reschedule.
  14. Powerful reports to analyze your Business.
  15. Strikeout booked times, Open irregular times or open times depending on other time slots getting filled, set appointment lead and cancellation times and much more that will not only fulfill your business needs but also help you grow your business exponentially.

Translations

Appointy appointment booking and online scheduling is available in:

  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Estonian
  • French
  • Finnish
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Lithuanian
  • Latvian
  • Dutch
  • Nynorsk
  • Portuguese
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Romanian
  • Spanish
  • Slovenian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

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Uninstall

WARNING! The Uninstall link in Admin Page does not ask for confirmation, one click and you delete all contributes of Appointy Calendar Plugin.

Screenshots

  • Spa booking animated demo.
  • Preview of Resource Booking calendar on your blog.
  • Power administrator/staff area with real-time notifications like Facebook.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload Appointy-scheduler Directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Create a page named “Schedule an Appointment” with text {APPOINTY} and enjoy it!

Note: If your calendar overlaps your sidebar then create a new template from your main template without sidebar for “Schedule an Appointment” page. If you have problems then please email to nemeshsingh [at] appointy.com and we will help you to set it up. Please don’t be hesitate to contact us. We reply to all emails within 24 hours.

Reviews

Works, but cumbersome and not intuitive

I have been using this plugin for over a year now (they just helped themselves to a renewal fee from my PayPal account) and honestly have never gotten comfortable with Appointy. The plugin isn’t much more than an i-frame in your web page. The rest of the software runs on the Appointy server and is quite feature-rich … along with all the features comes a learning curve.

One must be VERY CAREFUL when setting up a new service as you can easily involve staff members who should not be involved with the service you are adding – once the staff member is on there, I have not found a way to remove them. This means you need to delete the service and then re-add it from scratch.

Help? Good luck. If you are in the U.S. / Canada, you’re on the wrong side of the clock for these folks so Chat and Phone is only available for very slim time periods of your typical work day. There is no apparent way to get help by email.

I really wanted this to be my “forever solution”, but it’s just too much of a project to figure out the way these software designers think and then construct things in line with their idea of “logical” work flow.

Fraudulent Refund Policy

I made the mistake of integrating Appointy with my wife’s business site for bookings three years ago and we never could get it to work properly. Further, they automatically billed my wife’s account for a years worth of premium service two days after she asked them to cancel and have refused to refund the payment. All in all, this is one of the worst businesses I’ve dealt with.

Here are the problems we’ve experienced:
1. Many of their paid features are unreliable, particularly the SMS reminders. They basically don’t work.
2. Their service management interface is excessively complicated— Each service has individual hours of availability. This means that if one person offers ten services and wants to change their overall availability, they have to edit each individual service. Blanket changes are difficult/impossible.
3. Their user interface for customers is antiquated.
4. They state that they have a refund policy but they actually do not have a refund policy. They will cancel your account at any time but they refuse to refund any payments that have been processed.
5. They publish and SEO a unique website for each customer that shows up in Google search results, and they refuse to support redirects when a customer migrates away from Appointy. Due to this, even though we’ve cancelled service, her old Appointy site keeps showing up in Google search results, misleading customers.

Bottom line is that if you use Appointy, they will take ownership of your online presence, refuse refunds, refuse to support redirects if you migrate away, provide a poor administrative experience for business owners and they advertise and sell features like SMS reminders that don’t work. Frankly, I doubt the veracity of the positive online reviews considering how bad this service is and how many other good options exist. You’ve been warned.

Impressive

The developers have created an amazing plugin and Appointy is highly customizable. Support is awesome.

I would recommend it to everyone who needs a scheduling software. I love it!

Outstanding

Comments: Marvelous plugin, i installed and deleted several plugins before i found this. This is superior. And the support was OUTSTANDING. I wasn’t sure at the beginner so i decide to chat first and ask few questions before the trial. The support was outstanding, they guide me step by step until the end. It was so easy, beautiful, great functionality and work perfectly. I was super impress and i love it. THANK YOU!

As a web development i have install many plugins and theme. And i never found a exceptional support team like here.

The FREE version do all the job that i was looking for. Create different services, different staff, scheduler hours, special hour schedule, responsive, overlay widget (popup), booking rules and many more features…

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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Appointment Booking and Online Scheduling Plugin by Appointy” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

Appointment Booking and online Scheduling by Appointy Version 2.3

  • Language support for Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, French, Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Dutch, Nynorsk, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Romanian, Spanish, Slovenian, Serbian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish

Appointment Booking and online Scheduling by Appointy Version 2.2

  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.5

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