Bookafy.com, a software start-up in Seattle is launching its online appointment booking and staff scheduling software for small businesses.
According to Casey Sullivan, Founder, and CEO of Bookafy, “Small service businesses carry a huge burden with having to balance customer appointment booking and staff scheduling with the customer’s need for efficiency and convenience. Customers want to book appointments with ease, and they should be able to… and Bookafy can help!”
Bookafy has been working privately with beta customers for the last 6 months and is now ready to open its availability to customers in the US with plans to open abroad in the coming months.
“Almost half of our beta customers are what we call Solo Entrepreneurs… they run the business and do the work. They answer the phone to book appointments and then they give the massage or personal training session,” said Sullivan. “We want to free business owners from the hassle of scheduling and let them focus on what they love, which is working with their customers and growing their business, not playing phone tag and never-ending email strings trying to find a mutually available appointment time.”
The other half of Bookafy’s Beta Customers include Salons and Spas, Stylists and Designers, Carpet Cleaning and Window Washing companies and other service-based small businesses that benefit from streamlined online scheduling. Small businesses are our sole focus. Larger businesses tend to have resources for legacy systems and staff to solve these problems. But for our customers, small business owners, Bookafy solves a big customer service problem. And frankly, we are really excited about that!
Bookafy has seen great success with its Beta users in time saved with scheduling tasks, elimination of no-shows and eliminating missed opportunities when customers book elsewhere. “With our appointment reminders, our Beta customers have almost completely eliminated no-shows. It’s really amazing. We send a quick message the day before and like magic, the customers show up. This is only a small part of the software, but this alone has made the software a must-have for small business owners.
Bookafy, based in Seattle, Washington is a privately-funded company and was founded in February 2014 by entrepreneur Casey Sullivan. For more information, please call (800) 849-9934 or visit www.bookafy.com.