Even if you don't know the word 'widget', you may have seen it on various websites. It is a special booking form that includes information about current prices, services description and online information about specialist's availability.
How does it work?
An online appointment is a handy tool for business automation. Customers can easily book your service 24/7, even outside your company's work hours.
An appointment in a few clicks
A client uses a link from your social media or widget embedded on a website, and then chooses a service, specialist and time. That is it!
The widget will never forget to ask for all the client details and offer an extra service. A client and a specialist will receive a notification about the completed appointment.
The website on the EasyWeek platform with connected widget looks this way:
The widget behaviour and its elements can be set up for you individually. For example, appointment intervals, steps order, appearance and custom fields. To manage these setups, go to Settings - Widget or Settings - Online Appointments.
Let's take a look at this in more detail.
Setting up slots
You can set up the time intervals for each service in different aspects. For example, there is an option for detailing a starting time. A slicing step for booking can be every 10 minutes or every 3 hours. You can also tie it to the service duration.
The End time of slots as well as Already booked slots showing makes the online calendar more informative:
The other handy feature is a minimal time before the service begins when a client can make an appointment. If you can't serve last-minute clients, set an interval before an appointment. It is allowed to set gups from 15 minutes up to 24 hours for each service.
You can set up a booking limit per client to prevent dishonest actions from concurrent companies. It can be a frequency of one appointment per hour or up to one per week.
Depending on the company, the online appointment process may look different. You can, for example, manage specialist choices. The system offers automatic assigning or manual selection.
Moreover, you can swap the specialist selection and the services picking tabs. Set the initial page in the Settings – Widget.
An advanced features
The EasyWeek widget can offer you much more than this! If you want to change its colours and appearance, look at this article.
Here, you can adjust which client data will be collected during the booking process and set custom attributes.
Embedding the widget
We offer several ways to embed a handy widget on your website, more about this in this material.