The cost of a booking system can vary greatly, from free solutions that don’t cost a single dollar to thousands of dollars per month, and that’s not even including potential installation and set-up fees. Some companies need tailor-built solutions and a booking system that require a big budget. Other smaller companies or organizations can get by using a free version.
An online booking system is a software that allows a business to handle bookings and reservations of appointments from clients online. The booking system automates bookings from clients online and is an ideal solution for many types of business such as aesthetic clinics, beauty therapists and salons.
The functionality and volume of bookings that this type of solution can handle varies greatly depending on the type of activity and needs for which the service is built. The cost of a booking system varies depending on the features and requirements of the booking system.
These aspects affect the cost of a booking system:
- The different functions the system offers
- How many users the system allows
- The volume of bookings the system can handle
- How well-built and user-friendly the system is
- How secure and in line with various data security rules and laws the system is
- The duration and length of the subscription
- How much support and assistance the system provider offers
• Whether the system is tailor-made and integrated with other systems the organization uses
A large hospital with many different types of resources and technical equipment, staff and high demands in security and volume of bookings requires an extensive and complex booking system, often at a higher cost.
A beauty salon or an aesthetic clinic that performs minor treatments and procedures needs a different type of system, that comes at a lower price.
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Is a good booking system expensive?
“You get what you pay for” is an expression that is usually used to emphasize that you should not skip on the cost of something and that quality comes at a greater cost. Does this apply when choosing a booking system? Our answer is no! Of course, it is important to choose a secure, reliable and user-friendly system, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. An injection clinic or beauty salon doesn’t need the same functionality as a large hospital. It is important that you choose a system that contains the features you need.
Read more about what a simple booking system should contain here.
The number of Bookings often affect the cost of a booking system
A common practice for free online booking systems is that you only get a limited number of bookings associated with your account. This is quite troublesome. Your free tool will simply stop accepting bookings after a certain number of bookings and stop working. This is not just annoying for you and your business; your customers have probably started to get used to booking online and might also get unhappy when they no longer have the option.
For clinics and salons, MERIDIQ booking system has created a simple and secure booking function that is completely free for 1 user and up to 20 clients. You get unlimited amount of booking for these 20 clients, so you don’t run the risk of disappointing the customers you have. Once you grow your business and client base you can choose to expand your subscription.
As an example a subscription for a business with 500 clients starts from just 26 USD per month. We think that’s a fair way for you to get a good booking system adapted to the size of your business.
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Integrate your EHR with a Booking System
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What should a simple booking system include?
A booking system is a tool that enables organizations and businesses to manage bookings efficiently. All booking systems should include