SOURCE: Schedulicity

Schedulicity

December 05, 2011 07:00 ET

Schedulicity Makes Its Mark on the Daily Deal Industry

Leader in Online Appointment Scheduling Updates Progress on Small Business Adoption to New Daily Deal Features

BOZEMAN, MT and CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2011) - According to the consultancy BIA/Kelsey, the daily deal market is expected to command $4.2 billion by 2015.

Schedulicity (http://schedulicity.com), the leader in online appointment scheduling for small businesses, today announced its notable momentum in the small business technology and daily deal space. The company's recently launched feature Deal Manager demonstrates how small businesses can take advantage of this growing phenomenon without becoming victims of its success.

Studies indicate that only 20 percent of customers using daily deals return to businesses to pay full price. Deal Manager allows small businesses to participate in daily deal promotions while exercising control over the number and density of discounted appointments scheduled, thus drastically enhancing the value of deal promotions for their businesses. Since its launch in July 2011, thousands of small businesses have utilized Deal Manager, and Schedulicity anticipates that by year-end, tens of thousands of appointments will be booked using the groundbreaking feature.

"The continued market adoption of daily deals by consumers create unique challenges and opportunities for small businesses," said David Galvan, President of Schedulicity. "Our Deal Manager service helps small businesses to better manage the flow of leads generated directly from daily deals without sacrificing normal business operations or significantly jeopardizing their current book of scheduled business including walk-ins."

Schedulicity's newer product offering Pop-Up Offers is a powerful new scheduling feature that dramatically simplifies the process of marketing and filling last-minute appointment cancellations and open time slots. This popular service became available nationwide just two weeks ago and has already led to the creation of nearly 8,000 last-minute offers across the country.

These features have helped propel Schedulicity toward substantial growth. The company is announcing that to date, it has facilitated nearly half a billion dollars in A-Commerce™ (appointment-based commerce). Additionally, its customer base has grown to 15,000 in less than just two years, resulting in more than 7.5 million appointments booked online.

Schedulicity dramatically simplifies the time-consuming tasks associated with scheduling appointments, rescheduling and sending reminders for the millions of small businesses that rely on keeping their calendars filled. Hair stylists, massage therapists, estheticians, attorneys and all other appointment-based professionals can now automate their entire scheduling process, with 24/7 ease and a host of convenient features that includes mobile phone access and Facebook social media integration. In many cases, Schedulicity eliminates the need for full-time scheduling personnel, while freeing small businesses to focus on service quality, growth and building customer loyalty.

About Schedulicity:
Schedulicity is the leading online appointment scheduling solution for small businesses. To date, more than 7.5 million appointments have been booked through Schedulicity (an appointment is booked every four seconds) in more than 2,000 cities across the U.S. and Canada, facilitating over $475 million in appointment-based commerce per year. Schedulicity earned the prestigious DEMOgod Award at DEMO Fall 2011 for exceptional potential to thrive in the market, and was also honored by Tech Awards Circle 2011 for Best SMB Service, which recognizes small to mid-sized companies that have created a truly outstanding technology service. To sign up for the service or to find a service provider near you, please visit http://www.schedulicity.com or Schedulicity's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Schedulicity).

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    Diana Vincent-Galvan
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    Schedulicity
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