Facebook has made it easier than ever to help businesses who rely on appointments to make sales to fill their calendar with new prospects. This simple set-up takes less than 10 minutes (we timed it) from start to finish!
How it Works:
When a new prospect comes to your Facebook page, you want the desired next step to be as obvious as possible. By creating a Book Now button that goes directly under the cover photo, you’ll give new visitors a chance to book an appointment immediately.
Once properly set up (scroll to bottom for instructions) this is how it should look:
Once they click the “Book Now” Button, they’ll be able to choose from select dates and times that you’ve already determined.
After they’ve selected the date and time that fits their schedule, they’ll be prompted to confirm and add any additional notes.
After confirming, they will receive a follow-up reminder email giving them the date and time of their appointment.
You will receive a notification alerting you of the new appointment on your page under the appointments tab. You then have the option to follow-up with then with next steps such as a video chat link, a phone, etc.
Setting it Up
Here’s how to set-up your booking link so that you can quickly, easily and efficiently turn your followers into customers by allowing them to book appointments with you and your team directly from your Facebook page.
Step 1: Go To Facebook and Select the Button UNDER Your Cover Photo to Edit IT
Step 2: Select the “Book Now” Option
Step 3: Select “Appointments on Facebook” Option
If you have scheduling software or prefer to sync this button directly with your Google Calendar, you can do so by selecting one of the other options. However, if you want to use the reminder notifications feature, you’ll have to use the “Appointments on Facebook” option.
Step 4: Adjust Your Preferences
Control how much advance notice and how far in the future your prospects can schedule appointments. You also have a second chance to sync your appointments to your Google calendar so they show up automatically.
Step 5: Create or Select a Service
NOTE: If you choose to add a price, payment is not yet able to be accepted at this stage.
Step 6: Turn on Reminders (And Follow-Up Messages if Applicable) and You’re Ready to Go!
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