Effective E-Marketing Through Appointment-Plus: Vertical Response Sync Latest Addition to Online Scheduling Leader’s Small-Business Toolbox

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Businesses and organizations that use e-marketing provider Vertical Response can now instantly transfer their customer e-mails and contact information right from their online scheduling software and into a mailing list thanks to a just-released sync from leading appointment-scheduling provider Appointment-Plus. True to its motto, “We Work With What You Work With”, Appointment-Plus continues to provide its clients with beneficial plug-ins to common software applications they already use.

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The sync pulls customer e-mails and contact information right from your Appointment-Plus scheduler, ensuring you’ll have the most accurate list of customer e-mail addresses.

Appointment-Plus, the leading online scheduling software service since 2001 and the only online appointment software to marry Web-based scheduling, online payment-processing, accounting and marketing in one easy-to-use and affordable system, today announced the release of its Vertical Response sync that allows clients to instantly transfer user e-mails and contact information from their Appointment-Plus scheduler into their Vertical Response account. This new feature makes it even easier for Appointment-Plus clients to quickly send an effective newsletter, e-mail or other marketing message to their current and past customers without the burden of having to maintain two or more separate databases of contact information.

The new sync is the latest in series of exciting releases from the Appointment-Plus online appointment scheduling software, whose motto, “We Work with What You Work With”, illustrates its commitment to develop beneficial plug-ins that sync with common software applications businesses and organizations already routinely use. Current integrations include syncs with QuickBooks and e-marketing providers Constant Contact, iContact and MailChimp, as well as payment-processing through MerchantWarehouse. Future releases include syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and an enhanced mobile Web app.

The new Vertical Response is available free to all Appointment-Plus clients. A subscription to Vertical Response is required to use the sync.

“An e-marketing message can be the most effective form of communication in reaching out to customers,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “With our new Vertical Response sync, business owners and operators can quickly send out a newsletter or e-mail, without the burden of having to continually maintain and manage separate customer databases and mailing lists.

“The sync pulls customer e-mails and contact information right from your Appointment-Plus scheduler, ensuring you’ll have the most accurate list of customer e-mail addresses.”

As the leading provider of online scheduling software for over 10 years, Appointment-Plus offers the scheduling industry’s best functionality for automating, streamlining and improving the booking process. Among the features included in the system are:

  • Online self-scheduling, whereby individuals can book their own appointments and reservations from any Internet connection and at any hour of the day. This feature can free up a significant amount of owner and staff time that would otherwise be devoted to answering phones and responding to voicemails and e-mails from customers looking to book services.
  • Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent out by the system prior to a scheduled appointment or reservation and which can reduce the number of “no-shows” by over 50 percent.
  • Robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.

Because it’s Web-based, Appointment-Plus online scheduling software requires only an Internet connection to use, without any installations, downloads or additional hardware necessary. Appointment-Plus clients also have access to the system from laptops, smartphones and other Internet-connected devices, a real benefit for those who need to view their schedules when away from the home or office.

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.

“Appointment-Plus gives its clients more than just the scheduling industry’s premier appointment-booking software,” La Loggia continues. “We help them run their businesses more efficiently and profitably with a growing list of valuable plug-ins, modules and new features.”

To learn more about Appointment-Plus online appointment software, click here.

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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 spas, salons, shipping docks, colleges and universities, personal fitness trainers, 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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