Shopify Appointment Booking Apps

By Karen Collective 20 February 2020

Shopify Appointments Plugins
Shopify Appointment Booking Apps

Shopify provides the convenience to sell things online right from the comfort of your garage. To add to it, there are hunders of Shopify apps available to help you grow your business.

With thousands of apps in the Shopify App Store, you have a lot of options when it comes to extending the functionality of your online store.

In this article, we want to show you few of the most popular Shopify scheduling plugins so that it is easier for you to schedule bookings with your customers, as per their convenience.

Comparision of Different Plugin

To summarise here is a summary of the comparison.

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BookThatApp by Zetya

BookThatApp lets your customers reserve time on your business’s calendar, right on your Shopify site. Now you can offer appointments, classes, rentals, tours, tickets and more all in one place. Customers stay in your shop, and your third-party hassles are over.

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ProsCons
Excellent support response; they went the extra mile to customize the look and operation of the site. They were very patient with my numerous requests. Works well.Very complicated and unfriendly interface. Too hard to set up . Disappointed. Not recommend at all. If you look for simplicity, try to do it in another place.
BookThatApp was a perfect fit for our tour operations. I was able to offer tours with varying lengths in time, and have it assigned to a particular boat. So when someone booked a tour the time they chose was no longer availableApp full of bugs!!!! We spent DAY trying to configure this. Terrible support. One of the worst I have every seen. They do not understand what customer service means!

Sesami: Appointment Booking

Sesami is an easy to use Shopify app that lets you and your customers book and pay for appointments directly from your website or POS.

Bringing Ecommerce to Your Appointment Based Business Sesami was built by entrepreneurs that understand the challenges of selling appointments and running a small business. To help you book appointments for online or offline services, from scheduling to payments in an easy to use app.

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Once installed, you and your customers can book you via all three channels below:

  • Storefront: Now you can see a “Book Me” button right before add to cart, in the product page.
  • Shopify web admin: You can book an appointment for a customer using web or mobile app admin.
  • Shopify POS: Running a Shopify POS app? You can book an appointment right from the POS app!
ProsCons
Top quality app that delivers the needs of a schedule. I like the layout and simplicity of sesame and I would recommend it.I have had lots of problems with this calendar. not user friendly. last 2 days customers have not been able to book sessions on the website the calendar pops up but the dates and tims wont load currently looking for other options for booking software
Fantastic app for booking appointments. And support was super helpful when I was having some trouble getting it all set up!this app is messy. it double booked my clients, it also creates issues with booking for my clients. It does not prompt to enter contact info and it does not sync with my google account automatically like most other booking apps.

Events Calendar by inlight labs

Events Calendar add a beautiful calendar to your website in 1 click and inform your audience about upcoming events. Add events with images, links, “save event” button, and more.

Already managing your events in Google, Outlook or Eventbrite? Connect your external calendars with our app and automatically display all the events in one place.

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ProsCons
Love it! Works perfectly. Was skeptical at first after reading the negative reviews, but in reality more people need to report positive experiences. Five stars.this app requires payment of $8/mo in order to access custom fonts, none of which are standard fonts you’re likely to be using already on your shopify theme.
Just what I needed! Unlike most Shopify apps, there is a lot of customization & features right out of the box! I am especially fond of the ability to display the events as a list instead of a calendar.I am not sure about this APP, emailed them many times , with no support. I paid $7 a month for unlimited support. I get emails from them saying that they got my email, that is about it, I am giving them a thumbs down

Event Calendar App by Event Calendar App

If you want customers to pay attention to your events, you need a way to showcase your events in a way that looks incredible.

You need to keep them updated when and where your events are, even when they’re not on your website.

ECA is a beautiful, easy to use Event Calendar that lets your customers, browse, subscribe, and purchase your events. All in one.

Trusted by hundreds of Shopify stores.

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ProsCons
I have been using this app to list events and provide ticketing. It is very easy to set up. I particularly like that you can link it directly to your Stripe account and take ticket payments with NO FEES. It’s amazing.Very slow support, you have to send twice or three times emails in order to be answered. Online chat almost never works. The calendar doesn´t look exactly as advertised. It only works in English, if you want a spanish or international calendar this is not your app.
The app has been very helpful for my clients to organize their upcoming classes and give them an easy way to update and maintain without knowing any code! Had a few hiccups here and there but got excellent customer service and it was very helpful!Stopped working, no response to our web designer’s message from 2 days ago and I just messaged as well. It looks like we have to find a new application for a calendar.

BookedUp by Promeate

Bookedup is an App that allows you to create Calendly and Acuity popups right in your Shopify storefront, allowing vistors to book your calls, classes or meetings without leaving your site.

To see it in action visit our demo store, or to watch a short getting started video see our FAQ page.

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Features - Create unlimited popup widgets for the Calendly AND Acuity booking services - Supports both free and premium versions of Calendly.com - including features including double booking protection, timezone detection, one-on-one and group events, event buffer times, minimum scheduling notice, daily appointment limits and much more - Allows event booking buttons to be automatically placed either sitewide at a location of your choice

ProsCons
Simple and painless, this app (combined with Calendly) provides a nice streamlined way for clients to make their own bookings (saving everyone a lot of time)I used this app to help me book custom clothing clients. It’s a great app however pricing is misleading. After 14 days I was charged the $4/mo fee but my payment processing and other booking options disappeared.
Thanks for the app! BookedUp has helped me be able to book appointments directly from my shopify website by seamlessly merging with my already existing Calendly account. Very happy!Initially we had a little bit of trouble installing it because of the custom theme on our store, but Paul was really helpful

Experiences App

What is the Experiences app?

Our app allows you to host tours, classes, or events seamlessly, from within Shopify’s eCommerce system. If you are a merchant that understands the power of creating memorable moments through experiences, you’re in the right place!

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Designed exclusively for Shopify and your store

Just like that special pair of pants that fit “oh so nice” right out of the dryer, the Experiences app seamlessly integrates into your Shopify-enhanced life. Forget about off-brand, off-site, and kludgy booking tools - the Experiences app feels like it belongs from day one!

ProsCons
Been working with the Experience app now for a few months. They have been very responsive to our questions and have even had calls to understand our needs better. The app is developing rapidly and has many awesome features for selling your experiencesIt doesn`t do much more than put a page on your store, like a product with a buy button, and they want 50 bucks a month for that? Dreamers.
Super events app & one of the only I found that links directly through shopify without any exterior system. It’s easy to use and provides a simple frontend event that our customers can easily navigateThe design looks great but the service completely failed. It’s complicated to set up and never actually worked. I made two tickets with the customer service team and received no solution. Both times they said they were looking into the issue and never got back

Booking App by Webkul

Do you provide Services to the Customer, as a Doctor, as a Dance Teacher or as a Tuition Teacher, or Sell Tickets etc and have your Shopify Store, then this is the perfect App for you.

You can easily add Appointment Type Booking, Rent Type Booking, Event Type Booking, Concert Type Booking.

With the Booking App, you can easily add Calendar slots so that the Customer can book the Product as per the slots provided.

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ProsCons
Webkul has an amazing product with exceptional customer service. I was struggling with proper implementation and they responded swiftly and effectively. I highly recommend them over any other booking app!I had some problems with the booking app in the beginning but customer service was very helpful - all working now :)
Great booking app and outstanding support team ! The team helped me to entirely configure the module to meet my needs, and I had a few… !!I currently have a 90 email thread open with them trying to sort out issues. Honestly, the app conflicts with literally any app on the store. It took a week trying to get it to work on the shoptimized theme and I’m still having issues…

Timlify by SolverCircle

What type of tasks can a store do using Timlify?

  • A store owner can create time slots or schedules for any kind of appointment. Clients can buy or book those time slots or tickets. For example, you can create a doctor’s time slots for his patient’s appointment and his patients can book or buy those time slots.

  • A store owner can create time slots or schedules for renting anything. Clients can buy those time slots or tickets. For example, you can make time slots for a car’s rent. Passengers can buy or book those time slots

  • A store owner can create any training/coaching session. Clients can buy a ticket for that training session. For example, you can make a training session on Marketing with mentioning the maximum number of persons allowed in a slot. People can buy the tickets for training session.

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ProsCons
It’s easy to set up, looks good, uses store theme. I had one small issue and they resolved it really quickly. Very happy.NA

Acerill Appointment Booking by Acerill

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Features

  • Calendar displayed on your store
  • Confirmation email sent to you and your customer (configurable)
  • Manage the appointments with Google Calendar
  • Blends into your store design
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Supports multiple calendars
  • Integrated with Zapier
ProsCons
Been using this app for a while and it does the job perfectly. Had a query recently and Francois responded very speedily with a quick solution. Very happy.I’m not receiving notification emails and neither are my clients. I’ve reported the issues but no response
This app is awesome it has help me keep my appointment’s schedule in order with no confusion easy set up. I recommend this app to anyone.will not let me edit the app, keep getting errors. Removed and reinstalled many times.

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