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Don't Drown in Deals

Published 07/02/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

BookingBug is an online application that replaces one's appointment book with a virtual version. Users can manage, view, and move their bookings using the easy calendar administration tool. Users can then take bookings directly from their website, which helps users be more productive. Revenues can increase since users can now take payments and deposits online via BookingBug. Also users can integrate with Groupon, LivingSocial and other deal aggregators. BookingBug works via iPhone, iPad and Android as well. Subscribers to BookingBug can send email and SMS confirmations and reminders to their clientele, ensuring that appointments are not forgotten. Also BookingBug can sync with Kashflow and Xero online accounting platforms and with MailChimp's email marketing solution. Overall, BookingBug can bring a modern approach to appointment setting and can make users more productive and organized.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

BookingBug is a London-based company. It was founded by Glenn Shoosmith and Gregory Bockenstette. BookingBug is a rapidly growing organization that was founded in 2009. It considers itself the "most reliable and flexible web-based booking system available online, offering dedicated solutions to a range of businesses."

What are the differences to other apps?

BookingBug's services extend to a number of verticals including Sport & Fitness, Health & Beauty, Accommodations and more. The site also makes it easy and possible for businesses to manage and integrate daily deals into their business or work with Groupon or LivingSocial to bring on new business.

How does the web app look and feel to use?

BookingBug has a very professional look and a lot of detailed content on its site. There were a couple instances where one would click on a link (i.e. About Us) and get an error in return. However, upon hitting that same link in the footer of the site from the homepage, the reviewer was directed to the correct site. This happened just twice and isn't a really big issue to the overall look and feel, but we felt it was worth mentioning.

How does the registration process work?

To register for BookingBug, users will click on the "Sign Up" button located in the upper-right corner of the site. From there, users will select their price plan and they will get a free trial for up to 14 days. The site requests that users provide their business name, website, phone number, name, email, and password. New users will also need to accept the site's Term & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

What does it cost to use the application?

Plans start at $14.95 per month for the personal plan. The personal plan accommodates 1 stad and up to 5 services, 200 tickets, SMS reminders and in-line credit card transactions. For $24.95 per month users can subscribe to the Small Business plan which offers services for 5 staff, 10 resources and up to 25 services and 500 tickets. For $49.95 per month, users can subscribe to the Medium plan which offers services for up to 50 services, 20 resources and 10 staff and up to 2,000 tickets per month.

Who would you recommend the application to?

BookingBug is a great service for anyone who relies upon making meetings or appointments as their source of income. It make it easy to do and also makes it so users can reach or target new customers by integrating with deal aggregate sites and offering coupons or promotions. Salons, Lawyers, Trainers and others could benefit from this application.

  • Turn the appointment book into an electronic one
  • Take bookings directly from one's website
  • Take payments and deposits online
  • Offer discounts, promotions and coupons

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BookingBug contact details

Telephone: +1 (650) 351 7911
Postal address:
BookingBug Ltd
151-153 Farringdon Road
5th Floor, Lector Court
United Kingdom

BookingBug pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $14.95
Most expensive plan (per month) : $49.95

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