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Expected Growth in Massage Industry Increases Interest in Appointment-Plus Scheduling System

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 08, 2012

Appointment-Plus, the world’s leading online scheduling system for small and medium-sized businesses and creator of the scheduling industry’s most flexible and feature-rich application, is experiencing an increased interest from spas, resorts, massage practices and therapists in its massage software, which enables them to run their businesses more efficiently and profitably. This current trend correlates with projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which expects employment of massage therapists to grow by 20 percent from 2010 to 2020.

These facilities and professionals are looking for the best online scheduling solution to automate and simplify the manner in which they schedule and manage their clients’ appointments. And more and more of them are finding it in the Appointment-Plus scheduling system.

“Scheduling and managing appointments can be more challenging than it seems, especially when they’re booked over the phone,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “This manner of scheduling also makes it inconvenient for clients to book their massage appointments, as they may be unable to call in during normal business hours.

“Our leading online appointment scheduling solutions automate the entire process from start to finish, enabling facilities to simplify booking procedures for both clients and staff, while at the same time increasing sales from appointments scheduled during off-hours.”

The expert in massage software scheduling systems since 2001, Appointment-Plus completely automates the booking process by allowing individuals to conveniently schedule their massage appointments online, 24 hours a day. By adding a “Book Now” button or link to a Web page, newsletter or social media page, such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, a facility or practice not only operates more efficiently by significantly reducing the number of phone calls, e-mails or voice messages it receives from clients looking to book an appointment, it also enables it to accept and confirm appointments at any hour of the day, not just during normal business hours. This can result in added revenue from services that otherwise would not have been scheduled.

Other proven functionality found in Appointment-Plus includes: automated e-mail and text message reminders, which can reduce the number of “no-shows” by over 50 percent; online customer payment-processing options; repeat customer reminders sent after a specific period of time has elapsed between appointments; and robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.

Businesses that rely on Appointment-Plus also benefit from the Appointment-Plus Marketplace, which allows them to instantly sync with software they already currently use, such as Google Calendar, QuickBooks and e-marketing service providers such as Constant Contact.

To learn more about the Appointment-Plus scheduling system, click here.

About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus is the worldwide leader in mobile and online appointment scheduling software for small and medium-sized businesses, with 3 million appointments booked every month and nearly a billion dollars in commerce conducted annually through its system. Its Scheduling Cloud™ API also enables larger organizations to build custom applications on the powerful Appointment-Plus engine, while its integrated Marketplace allows businesses to easily interface with Microsoft Outlook Calendar, Google Calendar, Constant Contact, QuickBooks and other popular business tools. Launched in 2001, Appointment-Plus was the industry pioneer in online scheduling software, utilizing the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model since its inception.

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