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This year the pet grooming industry earned nearly 7 billion dollars which means this is the perfect time to expand your business. A strong first step to boost business is to give your customers additional ways to book appointments. While phone appointments and walk-ins are great, the added convenience of online booking will be sure to increase bookings and profits.

Booker

Booker is an online tool that allows customers to book appointments from their computer or smartphone in real time. Not only does booker integrate with your website but it also allows customers to book with your business on top review sites like Yelp. Business owners can customize, manage and accept appointments through their booker calendar. According to Fit Small Business 35% of customers want to book an appointment during off hours and 25% of millennials will only book appointments online.

Booker’s basic package starts at $85 dollars a month.

Add eCommerce to your Website

If you’re not ready to take the plunge with Booker, many websites are easily integrated with a billing system. WordPress offers many free eCommerce plugins that will help you book appointments online. Similarly, Squarespace offers eCommerce as a part of their website templates. Adding an online store to your website is most likely a cost efficient way to dip your toe into online booking.  

Optimize for Mobile. 

Online booking is important but if your website is not optimized for mobile then that added convenience is lost on a lot of searchers. 74% of consumers will abandon a web page if it takes more than 5 seconds to load on their mobile device. SinglePlatform creates mobile friendly site for businesses that needs them while helping them get discovered everywhere that matters online. Learn more about how SinglePlatform can help you.  

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