I run a business that requires me to enable people throughout the USA to be able to schedule phone appointments with me.
I'm having a lot of trouble finding a service that helps manage my calendar.
I've looked at ScheduleOnce, Calendly, 10to8, YouCanBookMe, TimeTrade, AcuityScheduling, Square Appointments, Bookly Plugin... and more... including open source PHP projects that I'd host on my own server.
None of them are as good as I expected, and I didn't even think my requirements were all that greedy.
What I want is:
A basic public booking page that lets the person view times in her own time zone and see the available slots for the next 1-3 weeks.
I want to ONLY offer these appointment slots (60 mins each with 30 mins after-padding):
- 9:15 AM
- 10:45 AM
- 12:45 PM
- 2:15 PM
- 3:45 PM
- 5:15 PM
- 6:45 PM
I want there to be a 2-way sync with Google Calendar (including every separate calendar within) so that if I have any conflicts for any of those slots, those slots become unavailable / invisible to the prospect.
Customizable thank-you page with embedded video and "Click to add to your calendar" button
- Upon creating the appointment, I want the thank-you page to have a "Click to add to your calendar" button (so that the user can conveniently copy the details to her own calendar), and I want the rest of the page to be completely customizable (so that I can have whatever header and text I want and embed a video to provide further instructions).
- Or, a suitable alternative would be if upon booking the user is immediately redirected to a URL of my choice with parameters in the URL that contain all of the relevant booking data (date, time, time zone, person's name, etc).
In addition to those 4 requirements, of course I also require unlimited super flexible email/SMS/voice reminders. My assumption is that Apptoto will work as I'm imagining, in which case I can bolt it on to a calendar system for $29/month.
Do you happen to know of any other calendar services I should try?
I really appreciate your thoughts.