Seeing as we now live in a world in which almost everything is virtual, I get almost unreasonably annoyed when I have to call someone in order to make an appointment. Why oh why can’t I just jump online and not have to actually talk to anyone?
I don’t think I’m the only one with this slightly antisocial tendency and, lucky for all of us in the internet generation, there’s a startup that’s aiming to help cut out that unnecessary human contact. Appointmind provides simple, cheap online appointment scheduling services for anyone who needs it.
Who needs this service?
Doctors, dentists, massage therapists, fitness studies, garages… The list goes on and on. One of the smartest things about this company is the fact that there are an infinite number of companies that require appointments and they all have someone who spends a portion of their day on the phone taking care of scheduling.
Employees have more valuable things to do and small companies may not even have the cash to hire someone to man the phones. Appointmind takes that task out the hands of employees and fully automates it, which means all you have to do is check some emails to see what’s up.
Appointmind offers a variety of useful add-ons, including:
- Google Calendar Synchronization – sync your appointments across various devices and programs, including Android, iPhone, Lightning, and Outlook
- Text Customization – allows you to customize the text displayed during appointment scheduling.
- Multilingual Options – allow you to add multilingual descriptions for appointments and form fields.
- Color and Format – customize all colors and CSS formats in the user interface to suit your needs.
- MailChimp Compatibility – allows you to transfer the email addresses customers enter when scheduling appointments to your MailChimp mailing list.
And an extra bonus…
Appointmind isn’t just a tool for your customers, however. As a nice little bonus, the software can also be used in-house to reserve conference rooms and keep track of what’s going on in your office. No more double-booking or stepping on people’s toes without realizing it.
If you’re not sold by now and are going to insist on keeping it old school with a receptionist who spends all her time on the phone, you’ve just made my list of companies I will not be patronizing. Get on it, startup founders. This one is a no-brainer.