How to take bookings on a Squarespace website
If your business relies on clients making appointments, you’ll already know how much effort it takes to plan and manage the calendar. Your clients contact you asking for an appointment, usually at the most inconvenient time when you don’t have your calendar to hand. You have to stop what you are doing and figure out when you can fit them in. Not to mention the added complexity when clients want to reschedule at short notice!
Never ask “What time works for you?” again.
Now there’s a much better way to do this, using a scheduling app. Acuity is one of the best scheduling apps available and it integrates perfectly with Squarespace. So well in fact, that Squarespace bought the company in 2019.
Clients can quickly view your real-time availability and self-book their own appointments— even paying you online if that’s what you prefer. They can also reschedule with a click.
So how easy is it to add Acuity Scheduling to your website?
It’s so easy and user-friendly. To try it now, get a free trial of Acuity Scheduling by clicking here. Click Try it now and you’ll see the sign-up form below.
Provide your email address, a password and agree to the terms and you’re ready to try it out. The most popular plan is the $25-per-month plan as it allows up to six calendars for your business and text messaging features. If you only need one calendar, the Emerging plan is a bargain at $15-per-month.
Until the end of July 2019, we’re offering you a free-forever Acuity Emerging Plan (that’s a $180 per year value) if you book a Squarespace expert to set up Acuity on your Squarespace website.
Setting Up Acuity
Add a few simple details about your business as you sign-up and you’ll be provided with a scheduling page link.
Next, go to your Squarespace site and add an Acuity Block to one of your pages. You’ll then see a booking form on your website.
When clients want to make an appointment, they go to your website and choose an available date and time. It's just like making a restaurant reservation online. The difference, from the business's point of view, is that restaurant booking apps work specifically for restaurants, whereas if you run a salon, medical office, or consulting firm, your needs will be quite different.
The next steps are to add your availability to Acuity so that clients can only book you when available. You enter parameters about when people can book certain services, based on business hours you set as well as the times and dates that your staff or other resources are available. The app also prevents double booking and over booking. Additionally, it gives you flexibility to block off times when certain services may be unavailable. You can easily synchronise it with your existing Google Calendar if you have one.
If you need help setting this up, book a Squarespace expert for 60 minutes. It’s that simple.