Online Booking Software South Africa

If you’re looking for an online booking software platform in South Africa, we got you covered.

Let’s face it, finding home grown platforms that compete on a global level can sometimes be difficult.

We have been looking at creating not one of South Africa’s most robust online booking platforms, but something that will compete on a global level.

When you look at all the different industries that can benefit from an online booking platform you quickly realise that building something for all these industries are going to be tough.

You get online booking software for Spas Coaches, online booking platforms for Salons, beauty parlours, vets, financial advisors, fitness instructors, online booking software for personal trainers, nutritionists, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, online booking software for cleaning companies and the list goes on and on just to name a few.

We quickly realised that this is not going to be a ‘one size fits all’ type of application and that if we really want to capture the entire market we will have to be flexible in our approach and be ready to customise each client’s account to what their needs and requirements are.

At Simplified Bookings, we do just that. Each client’s account can be customised to their exact needs and requirement and we are forever busy developing the platform and catering to clients on an individual basis.

We knew that if we can build a basic framework that will appeal to most markets, industries and clients, that we can develop extra services which can be plugged into any one of our accounts giving us the opportunity to not only serve a larger segment of the market, but to also serve our clients in a more appropriate manner.

Simplified bookings have quickly grown to be one of Africa’s leading online booking platforms and we aim to take the brand globally in order to compete on an international level.

With benefits such as our triple redundancy technology, we reduce no shows drastically.

Online Booking Software South Africa

A client of yours will get an email notification from you once they booked an appointment, informing them that the booking was successfully created. It will then also be followed up with an SMS notification, informing them of the same. If this wasn’t enough, we also created a automatic Google Calendar entry into their smartphone, which will beep of a meeting reminder 1 hour prior to their booking time.

The SMS reminders can also go out one day prior to booking, the morning of the booking or a few hours before the booking – all depending on how it’s set up within your dashboard.

To help even further with no-shows and we created a special option where clients of yours can pay online at the time of placing the booking to enjoy a 5-10% discount on their booking.

No one pays for a booking and don’t show up for it 🙂

To see our core features please visit our home page for more information of what we can offer your business. Or click on the features below to be redirected to our home page now…

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The aim around our technology is simple; we aim to create an industry-leading online booking application that caters to most industries through extensive development and mind-blowing features, yet we aim to keep it all super simple so that anyone can use it.

Thus far we have delivered on our goal to simplify a robust and sophisticated software solution and we are looking forward to further serve you into the future.

Online Booking System for Salons

Need an online booking system for your salon?

With digital calendars becoming more popular year after year it’s imperative that you cater to clients who use the latest and greatest digital tools.

Digital calendars make up an important part of our daily lives these days. From what classes the kids have after school during the week, to managing our own busy weekly schedule to remember which family events are taking place over the weekends and much more!

The digital era is here and digital calendars are here to stay.

This article talks about the importance of utilizing and incorporating a digital calendar into your business.

This can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not a technical genius who know your way around Java, Python or the latest HTML coding.

This is exactly why we created the most sophisticated system which is super simple to use and called it Simplified Bookings.

When we say the word use, we mean it should be simple for you, your staff as well as your clients to use.

That’s exactly what we set out to create, when we developed Simplified Bookings.

Simplified Bookings is a digital calendar which the business owner display on their website so that their clients can navigate to the booking page and easily book their appointments in a fast, convenient way (Or even pay for it should they choose to do so).

What makes Simplified Bookings stand head and shoulders above the competition is the fact that it does everything you expect from a booking system and more.

One of the most important things is to sync your customer’s diary or in this case calendar, with yours!

That’s half the job done already. Imagine a situation where you no longer have to make manual entries into your calendar each and everytime a booking is placed…

Each time a client makes a booking it’s automatically entered into your calendar, not only that, but it’s also entered into your clients calendar and the two bookings are synced. Meaning that specific time slot is now booked in both your calendars without you as the business owner having to do anything. “Is this even possible?!” You hear yourself ask… absolutely, with Simplified Bookings it now is!

We listened to our customers and there was a few core functionalities everyone wanted…

They wanted the ability to send out a confirmation email once the booking was successfully created.

We agree that it’s an important core element that should be part of a professional online booking system.

We listened and integrated an email service that will send out an email straight away to both you and the client notifying you both about the successful calendar entry /booking that was just created.

We decided to have a further layer of reminders build into the system and therefore integrated with a SMS platform that will send out SMS reminders to your clients on the day before their appointment to reduce those dreadful no sho appointments.

And since our clients asked us what we can do to decrease the no show numbers in their businesses we decided to yet create one more layer of protection in the form of another reminder…

This time an in app reminder, typically like the alarm that will sound on your phone when you ask Google Calender to sound an alarm 1 hour prior to an appointment.

So with ur triple redundancy technology we can greatly reduce the number of no shows any business previously struggled with.

If an appointment is say worth R500 to you, and you only have one less no show during the month then your subscription to Simplified bookings was free for that month.

However, clients point out that they have up to 30% higher success rate on their no show count at the end of the month by using simplified bookings.

Reducing your no show rate is not the only benefit we provide a business owner with.

If you looking to completely eliminate no shows, why not offer your clients a 5-10% discount when paying online while the make tehir booking? No one will forget or cancel a booking they already paid for 🙂

Simplified bookings give you the option to set this up from within your dashboard.

These days it’s all about building an active database. Something you can utilize to communicate with your clientele. Perhaps pull them back to your business in the form of sending out vouchers, coupons or incentives.

Informing them about sales and discounts. Anything you can do to ensure repeat business from your loyal clientele.

Your admin person can also now be more hands off and get on with other tasks oppose to worry about taking bookings over the phone all day.

For a free trial of Simplified Bookings, you can contact us today and see how our sophisticated software can help you take your business to the next level.

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Online Booking Systems South Africa

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Why online booking systems in South Africa or any other country matter…

In today’s digitally enhanced world, business as we know it has changed. People are between booking appointments the old traditional way, using “the book” and the new way “the digital calendar”.

If your business is still using “the book” method to run your schedule, you are potentially starting to lose clients to competitors utilising the latest technology and this article explains why…

We live in an era where everyone carries a digital calendar in their pocket aka smartphone, so why not utilise it? Not just so your business is more organised, but also to have your clients be more organised, helping them keeping your business top of mind.

We found that business owners desperately need a platform that can sync with their business schedule, as well as the calendar of their customers.

We realised that there currently is no such a platform available to the market and exactly why Simplified Bookings came alive.

There are a few free booking platforms available in the market, the problem with those is; it’s a 1 size fits all type of solution. Every industry is different and therefore you need a robust solution catering to what it is that make your business unique and stand out from the fierce competition.

In the past, a client will have to call up the business, ask to speak to someone to make a booking, get transferred twice, possibly hung up on a few times. Eventually establish a connection to an admin personnel of that business or secretary will jot down a name, phone number and time corresponding to a date in a diary and the booking would be all set.

This method worked great, but also leave a lot of room for error, the biggest problem: It creates a relatively large amount of No shows each month and a whole bunch of other headaches that can easily be overcome by utilising the latest technology.

It’s so easy to forget appointments these days as we are bombarded with constant distractions. Everywhere we go, something will distract us guaranteed! Unless we have set a reminder to remember something important happening in the future, chances are – we are going to forget about it.

What’s the alternative to the above?

With Simplified Bookings, a client does not have to call up the business anymore.

Did you know that as much as 80% of people prefer to place their bookings online during 2019?

Now customers can simply navigate to the business’s professional looking booking page, choose an available time slot then select the product or service they wish to book, enter their details and voila, the appointment is booked. In some cases, a business owner might even reward upfront / online payments with a 5% discount incentive. Customers can choose between paying before they receive the service, straight on the booking page or in the store after they received the service.

But it doesn’t stop there. Simplified Bookings have a lot of moving parts, moving seamlessly in the background to a; simplify the booking process on behalf of the business’s clients b; simplify the schedule of the business making the business more efficient while acting more professionally and to c; reduce the dreaded no-show count in your business…

With Simplified’s triple redundenc technology, it makes it nearly impossible to forget about an appointment.

Here is how that works:

  1. Once a booking was placed, an email confirmation will be sent to both the business as well as the client who placed that booking – confirming the booking and letting them know that they’re all set for the booking, time and date they selected.
  2. A SMS notification also gets sent out to the mobile phone of the person who made the booking so it’s easy to access at a later time
  3. Probably the most important part of Simplified Bookings, the platform will create a calendar entry for you. That’s right, no one has the time to set up tedious calendar entries all day long, we live in a technologically advanced world where we expect technology to do things for us. ~ A client will then also receive calendar notifications from their device, prior to an upcoming appointment.

The whole idea behind creating the platform was to simplify the booking process. Have a system that does it all for you on autopilot and Simplified Bookings do exactly that.

Simplified bookings also have a backend system which business owners can access to have access to vital data at a glance.

The backend will provide business owners with a dashboard view, filled with handy statistics such as, how many customers on the system, how many bookings were placed over a specific date range, change service options, create add on’s or additional upsells. Have quick access to all unpaid invoices at a glance, current bookings, live bookings, past bookings, cancellations and much more.

A business owner can even integrate live chat onto the booking page, managed by an in-store clerk or admin employee.

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A client can also request a date change or a cancellation. The business owner can then choose whether to grant that change or cancellation.

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Refunds are now just the click of one button away and much more.

The business owner can also customise the look and feel of their business page and make it 100% customised and tailored to their own business.

This makes Simplified bookings the prefered booking platform within the marketplace.

Set up a meeting with one of our consultants today and learn how we can get your business plugged into the digital era today.

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