I had a discussion the other day with a rep for a pretty cool system out there for coaches and consultants. It’s called vCita. vCita is a custom app for websites, social media or email campaigns, and it gives you the ability to capture more web traffic and streamline scheduling and payments.
To be fully up front with you, I haven’t actually integrated it with my website or business as a live app yet. However, I do have a demo site I’ve been playing around with so I can check it out and get the full gist of the app’s full capabilities. I’ve got access to it for a full year, so I may be doing a test run and making it live just to see how effective it is. Since I work with so many coaches and consultants, I thought it might be something they would be interested in.
Now there are lots of programs and apps out there that make scheduling easier. A few of them are a little more comprehensive and have a bit more functionality than some of the more simple ones. vCita is great because it has a back office CRM that stores client information, payment history, booking information and more. It’s actually pretty cool, and works on any HTML website, including WordPress, Wix and Weebly.[clickToTweet tweet=”Are you interested in a scheduling app that lets you take payments and build your business?” quote=”Are you interested in a scheduling app that lets you take payments and build your business?”]
There are 3 paid plans, with the Essentials plan being the most popular, at $19.90/month if purchased annually. The Essentials plan includes a CRM for mobile or web, online scheduling, basic event and class registration, the ability to take online payments using PayPal or Stripe, and a customized service portal. What interested me the most about this one is the ability to accept payments and allow people to sign up for events. You can check out the various plans here.
There is a free plan, but it is very basic, including only online lead capturing, LiveSite forms and a calendar for any website, and basic Contact Management. If nothing else, the free plan might be a good way to check it out and see if it’s something you might want to play with or try out.
vCita integrates with WordPress with a simple plugin, or it can be installed as a scheduling link or button in your email, or in email marketing systems like MailChimp or aWeber.
The calendar syncs with all major calendars … a 2 way sync, so changes can be made on either end. vCita’s auto email and text messaging feature helps reduce no-shows.
The system is completely mobile for the business owner, with apps from both iTunes and Google Play for the Android – free with your vCita subscription.
Check out one of the sites featured here.
If you do decide to try it out, I’d love to know what you think!
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