Bookly is the Automated online booking & scheduling plugin for WordPress. Fully customizable booking form with online payments, notifications, and Google Calendar sync.
Bookly Pro add-on enables advanced features of Bookly online appointment scheduling plugin. With Bookly Pro, you can remove all the limitations of the free version of Bookly WordPress booking plugin.
The default configuration of Bookly Pro includes:
- Fully-customizable booking form that can be used on any device.
- Filterable, sortable, and searchable booking list that you can print or export to CSV.
- The unlimited number of Staff Members with individual working schedules. prices, and the ability to manage their profiles and online booking calendar.
- Unlimited number of Services which you can group into categories and set unique colors for easier viewing in Bookly Calendar.
- Importable and exportable customer base with unlimited clients list which displays payments stats and internal notes about the client.
- Various templates for customizable Email and SMS notifications.
- 2-way synchronization between Bookly Calendar and Google Calendar which automatically reflects all updates in Bookly in your Google Calendar.
- Integration with PayPal Express Checkout, the list of completed and pending payments.
- Built-in analytics with booking statistics.
- WooCommerce compatibility.
- Multi-language support – 12 languages included.
All you could want to know about Bookly Pro as a WordPress Plugin
You’re halfway there, but you need more information to make sure Bookly Pro is the perfect booking system for you. Whether you’re a developer or a business owner.
What is Bookly Pro?
Bookly Pro is an add-on that requires the Bookly plugin for WordPress websites. With Bookly, your clients can make bookings for service right on your site. No need for time-consuming phone calls or face-to-face meetings.
According to many reviews, Bookly is the best booking plugin for WP. It’s a unique booking system that is under constant development to stay on top. Our programmers never stop working to satisfy your requests and concerns.
So if you’re ready to automate booking on your (or your client’s) website, Bookly could be the appointment software you’re looking for.
Features of Bookly – Appointment Booking and Scheduling System:
Intuitive WordPress admin panel:
Whether you’re a WP pro or beginner, our clean panel design will suit your skills and preferences. You can set Bookly Pro up with almost no effort and have a world-class booking system working for you in no time. Managing features and appointments couldn’t be easier.
Sleek, simple design:
The interface has been smartly designed to fit into any web page. A booking system wouldn’t be much use if it stuck out like a sore thumb now, would it? The booking page is simply designed to make using it a breeze. Your clients will breeze through it and be knocking at your door in no time. Not only that but booking an appointment from your website is sure to impress those customers.
Customize Bookly Pro to suit any need:
The booking form is fully customizable to suit your style and business. With this revolutionary booking plugin, you can:
- Change the layout of each step in the booking process
- Show or hide specific fields
- Add new fields to the process
- Change the colors to blend perfectly into your scheme
- Reorder service provider list, categories list and list of services
- Customize any of the text on the form.
- Whatever your customization needs, Bookly’s got you covered.
Add unlimited number of booking forms on your site:
Bookly Pro allows you create and publish multiple booking forms within your WordPress website. All appointments booked in those booking forms will appear in one place – your Bookly Calendar.
Send SMS and email notifications and reminders to team members – avoid missed or late bookings:
You and your staff will always stay on the game. Reminders of upcoming and updated appointments made through the booking plugin will make sure of it. Never miss a booking again.
Keep your clients informed too:
It won’t do much good if your staff are on time but your clients aren’t. Your clients will get notifications on pending, approved, and canceled bookings. Again, the notifications are customizable. Remind clients about bookings, thank customers, personalize your messages. You can even send next day agenda to staff and combined notifications for cart purchases.
Switch calendar views:
Choose between daily, weekly, and monthly modes to view your company workload in different ways.
Let clients book on the go with full mobile integration:
The booking form automatically readjusts itself to fit your mobile site. This way your clients can use the booking plugin anywhere, at any time.
The backend also adapts to fit your mobile screen, so you can manage your bookings on the go, too. Because it’s your job to take of the clients, and ours to take care of you.
Add unlimited services and staff members:
Whether your business is a one-man operation or a mega corporation, Bookly Pro adapts to suit you.
Add any number of services and staff members:
Link staff members with the services they provide and with their personal Google calendar
Tie each employee to one or several services.
Let clients book in their native language with full translation support:
Bookly Pro is compatible with WPML, supporting multi-language websites. The .po and .mo files allow you to translate your Bookly Pro installation yourself if desired.
The plugin comes with 12 built-in languages:
Integrate Woocommerce into your Bookly Pro:
If you need a booking plugin for your WordPress store page, we’ve got you covered yet again. Woocommerce integration allows you to use their payment gateways – for both the budding entrepreneur and established business professional.
Manage your customer base effortlessly:
Don’t let your client base get out of hand. With Bookly Pro you get an unlimited, sortable, and searchable customer list. But that’s not all. You can also:
- See booking and payment stats for each customer
- Store internal notes about a customer
- Add a new customer directly from the calendar
- Create and assign WordPress accounts to customers
- Delete associated WordPress account when deleting customers
- And import and export customer lists
Set different prices for different staff members:
Have you got different staff members at different skill levels? You can add prices to reflect that with Bookly Pro, allowing your customers a choice. Choice breeds satisfaction, and satisfaction keeps clients coming back for more!
Add custom schedules for individual staff members:
Your team won’t have to stick to generic business hours. You can discuss and create individual booking hours for each staff member on the Bookly Pro plugin.
You can also add breaks and annual leave right from the plugin. Not what you’d expect from a standard booking plugin, but that’s what we do – surpass expectations.
Synchronize Bookly Pro with your Google Calendar:
With Google Calendar and Bookly Pro, you can manage your staff workload, hours, and bookings with maximum efficiency.
Most only offer a one-way sync, but as usual we’ve gone one step further. Google Calendar syncs with Bookly Pro and Bookly Pro syncs with Google Calendar to make a rare two way sync possible!
Time slots booked in Bookly Pro are automatically marked as busy in your Google Calendar. And busy slots in Google Calendar are taken into account when Bookly Pro proposes available time slots to clients.
Receive secure and flexible payments:
Secure online payments and cash on delivery work together to make your service accessible to all your clients. Paypal Express Checkout is included in Bookly Pro, and there are various add-ons for payment gateways that can be integrated with Bookly Pro to help drive more customers from the booking plugin right to your door.
You can also filter and sort a list of complete and pending payments with payment reporting. And hide the payment step for free services. Customization is key for a booking plugin (especially for WordPress), and Bookly Pro has tons of that.
Sort services by categories:
With Bookly Pro, you’ll have a wide range of options on every service. Including:
- Set the duration of each service separately
- Adjust minimum time slot lengths
- Set visibility to public or private for each service
- Set service category
Import or Export Data:
You can export just about all data in the plugin. This includes:
- Appointments log
- Customer info
- List of customers
- And you can import data, such as client databases.
As a top booking plugin for WordPress, Bookly Pro strives to offer convenience to clients, business owners, and developers – and that’s just what it does.
Confirm your bookings manually:
You can have appointments created in pending status. They’ll stay this way until you confirm them. Great for when you’re in a period of uncertain availability.
Add off days:
You can set weekends, holidays, or days off for your entire staff roll, or for individual staff members.
Set different appointment lengths and padding time:
All services are not created equal. We understand that and that’s why each service can have different durations. If your appointments require prep (or you need coffee between appointments) there’s the padding time option to make sure you don’t get overwhelmed.
Let customers view and edit bookings online:
Add a booking list (automatically updated) to your website. If your client wishes to view their appointments, they can login with their credentials, which are automatically sent to them by Bookly Pro if you choose to create WordPress accounts for all customers.
They can then view or cancel their appointments – giving them flexibility and increasing client satisfaction.
Keep track of appointments by color-coding services:
You can assign unique colors to each of your services in the WordPress backend. That way you can keep track of appointments. This aids visual scheduling, making your life easier.
Add a handy progress bar:
The handy progress bar will show clients how far in the booking process they are. This way they don’t get frustrated by a longer booking process – they know exactly what to expect.
Set minimum notice periods for cancellations:
You can set a minimum notice period (eg. 24, 48 hours) for cancellations. Should the client cancel in time, this will not affect them. But it will prevent them from canceling on short notice.
Let your clients cancel when life catches up to them:
Sometimes life happens, and we can’t make our appointments. Bookly Pro’s cancellation process makes it easy for clients to cancel – and shows your flexibility. The cancellation only works when it is outside of the minimum notice period, however.
Get a clear insight on how effectively your company works by viewing statistics for bookings, customers and payments received right in the Bookly Pro admin area.
What you would need to replicate Bookly – without Bookly?
If you wanted your website to accept bookings online, you would choose Bookly, right? But what if you didn’t?
First of all, you’d need an expert programmer to set a booking system up on your website. If you didn’t wish to keep this expert on your payroll, you’d need to train up one of your current employees to keep it all running. This first step costs time and money.
Next you would have to train each of your staff members on how to use this software. This can also cost a lot of time, depending on how complicated the system is.
Then you would have to hire someone in a secretarial role to handle the bookings and allocate staff members.
It could become quite a messy business.
That’s why Bookly is such a great plugin. It takes all of these moving parts out and adds them into a simple plugin with powerful capabilities.