We all agree Facebook has become a lot more than just sharing stories and pictures with our friends. It is a powerful marketing tool. It can help businesses tremendously increase market share and revenue. Businesses that tend to use Facebook frequently have a competitive edge over rivals that don’t. They give a much better customer service experience. This is done through monitoring post views and answering comments when necessary. They also provide the option of allowing prospective clients to schedule appointments there and then.

Facebook has been shaping the social media landscape, since its launch. It is continually evolving to meet its user’s needs. With over 2.32 billion active monthly users, Facebook remains the most widely used social media platform.

Research shows that the majority of small businesses that do have a Facebook Page, are not using it to engage with their customers. A study by Recommend.ly found that 82% of company/brand pages post less than five updates a month.

This is understandable. Creating a Facebook Page is free and while businesses don’t need to pay to keep posting new content, it does take time and effort to keep it current. However, to put it in perspective, businesses need to balance this use of time, against the benefits of having an ongoing dialogue with customers. The traffic coming on to the page needs to be engaged in order to maximise chances of converting it to sales.

Grow in Cloud

Grow in Cloud integration with Facebook enables you to schedule appointments/bookings from your Facebook page. It can also be synced to your calendar and working hours.

Online Appointment Scheduling is one of the best ways to connect with prospective clients and ending the “calling, chasing up and waiting” game, we all find ourselves playing, when trying to book an appointment the conventional way. Check out our blog post on how having an online booking system can save your business hours!

Adding a “Book Now” or “Book An Appointment” button onto your Facebook page is a great way to engage your clients through social media, who are interested right now! This integration works great for any business with a Facebook page.

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Not only is it free to install and use, but also by giving your customers another way to book appointments with you online, you’ll most likely see an increase in new appointments overall.

For instructions on how to add your website to Book Me button on Facebook, click on Add Booking Link to Facebook Page.

With Online Booking through Facebook you have the potential to:
  • List your availability (classes, activities, courses etc.), key business information and details on your Facebook page
  • Display a booking calendar on your Facebook page
  • Track bookings made through Facebook
  • Give your customers the ability to ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ your activities, offers and more with their friends thus creating more potential clients
  • If you choose an inclusive web design and booking system package, Grow in Cloud can create customisable widgets linking your website to Facebook
  • Providing your customers with the option to book via Facebook puts you at the forefront of potential customers’ minds, maximising your sales opportunities and exposure
  • Maximise chances of tapping into the millennials and professionals market share

For a free, 30 day trial of Grow in Cloud, please sign up here. You can then start using the features, such as online scheduling for free, forever!

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