Your clients can now schedule appointments with you right from your Facebook page! Just add our Facebook application to your business’s page and clients can select from your real-time openings right on Facebook.
Best of all, it’s super easy to add scheduling to your Facebook page. Just go to the Web > Facebook tab in your Full Slate account, select the styling you want, and click the link to add it to your page. Facebook will verify which page to add it to, and you’re done. It’s that easy! A new tab called “Schedule Now” will show up in the navigation of your Facebook page along with your Wall, Info, Photos and other tabs. See it in action here. When clients click this tab, they’ll see a list of your services (or staff members) and can then select appointment times from your real-time availability. When clients schedule through Facebook, appointment confirmations and new appointment alerts work the same as when they schedule on your landing page or website.
To add scheduling to Facebook, you must have a Facebook business page, which is separate from your personal profile. If you don’t yet have a Facebook page, you can create one here. If you created your business’s Facebook account as a personal profile, you might consider converting it to a business page. Note that when you convert, your page’s “friends” will convert to “likes”, but much of your account history will not transfer. For more on converting a personal profile to a business page, check out this.
With the Full Slate scheduling application on your Facebook page, clients can immediately schedule appointments when you post specials or last-minute openings on your ‘wall’. Also, if you advertise on Facebook, you can convert people who click on your ad directly into confirmed appointments. Great way to know if your advertising is working.
We’re really excited about this new feature, so please let us know what you think!