Yola Adds Full Slate Appointment Scheduler

Full Slate Appointment Scheduler Widget at Yola

Ever since free or near-free has become the standard price for personal website hosting, we have seen website builders refocus their marketing on the lucrative business website market. They know they won’t get far in that market without adding the necessary functionality because businesses require more from their websites than easy to use design and layout tools.

Enter the appointment scheduler. Website builder Yola announced they had partnered up with appointment scheduler service provider Full Slate to bring their new Full Slate-powered appointment scheduler widget.

The widget offers all of Full Slate’s functionality: Email Reminders, Text Message & Email Alerts, Staff Scheduling, Recurring Appointments, Calendar Sync, Mobile Scheduling App, Client Management and Email Marketing.

The first 10 appointments are free, thanks to Full Slate, but website owners might be in for an expensive surprise when they find the appointment scheduler is actually used by customers. Full Slate pricing starts at $29.95/mo for a sole proprietor scheduling their own time and at $49.95/mo for businesses with up to 5 schedules, or $79.95/mo for up to 10 schedules. In short, if you have, for example, a beauty salon with 8 beauticians, your Yola Silver package just went from $99.95 to over a $1000 a year!

How many small businesses that opt for $100/yr design and hosting, will be able to recoup the cost of this appointment scheduler?

Yola already offers appointment schedulers from GenBook and Appointment Plus, both of which also carry additional monthly price tags.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Via: New Appointment Scheduling Widget – Yola blog

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