It’s just another benefit that illustrates how ‘We Work with What You Work With’
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 31, 2011
Appointment-Plus, the leader in online scheduling calendars for businesses and organizations of all sizes, today announced the release of its MailChimp e-marketing sync, which allows users to quickly and seamlessly transfer customer e-mails and contact information from their scheduler software directly to their MailChimp account. The sync further reinforces Appointment-Plus’ motto “We Work with What You Work With” and its standing as the only online scheduling system to marry Web-based appointment-scheduling, payment-processing, accounting and e-marketing solutions, as well as the ability to sync calendar applications, in one easy-to-use scheduling system.
The integration is the latest in a series of upcoming releases that comprise its small business toolbox, which currently includes syncs with QuickBooks, Constant Contact and iContact, as well as online customer payment options through Merchant Warehouse. Upcoming releases include syncs with Google and Microsoft Outlook calendars and a new user interface.
“Service-based businesses need more than just a scheduling software program to manage their appointments and reservations,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “They need an integrated solution to sync their scheduler with other applications they routinely use.
“Appointment-Plus is the industry’s only scheduling system that enables them to accomplish this, as our system works with software programs they already have.”
Free to all Appointment-Plus clients, the new sync enables them to seamlessly upload their Appointment-Plus customer information right into their MailChimp account, where they have access to all available applications, such as templates for newsletters and product and event promotions; co-branding options; and tracking and reporting tools. Appointment-Plus users can add their “Book Now” button in newsletters and e-mail messages, thereby creating a highly-visible image that draws customers’ attention and encourages them to schedule their services right through the e-marketing message.
The sync also eliminates the need to manage two or more separate customer e-mail lists. A subscription to MailChimp is required to utilize the sync.
The leading provider of Web-based scheduling software since 2001, Appointment-Plus online business calendar provides service-based businesses and organizations the tools they need to automate, streamline and improve their appointment- and reservation-booking processes.
Among the functionality offered in the feature-rich system are:
- Online self-scheduling, whereby customers can book their own appointments and reservations at their own convenience, 24 hours a day.
- Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent prior to a scheduled appointment or reservation.
- Robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.
Because it’s Web-based, Appointment-Plus online scheduling calendars require only an Internet connection to use, without any downloads, installations or additional hardware.
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.
“E-marketing can be an effective and affordable way to drive sales and grow your company, especially when combined with our industry-leading appointment-scheduling software,” La Loggia continues. “This new sync is an easy and effective way to quickly distribute messages to customers and keep your appointment slots full.
“It’s just another benefit that illustrates how ‘We Work with What You Work With’”.
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, personal fitness trainers, spas, 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.