What scheduling app can handle multiple services for a massage business?

musclemasters
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  • Hi community,
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  • I am in the process of launching my massage business on shopify and I am in need of a scheduling/appointment app to integrate into my store. So far, I've tried 3 apps with amazing reviews (Appointly, Easy Appointment Booking, Tipo). Unfortunately, none of them is checking all of the important features I need. Appointly has come the closest, but it is missing one key feature: The ability for my customers to add multiple products into cart before scheduling their booking. 
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  • Below is  a quick breakdown of my service needs:
  • I have 4 main massage products. Each with service length as variants
  • I also have 5 additional "add-ons" products. 3 of the add-ons do not require additional time to be added to the service, but 2 of them does require an additional 15minutes to be added to the service. 
  • I need a way for customers to be able to purchase add-ons as part of their booking
  • I need the app to allow me to accept a flat rate security deposit
  • I need the app to allow custom questions
  • Automated email/text notifications
  • Ability for customer to reschedule or cancel
  • Sync with other calendars like google, outlook, etc
  • Want the app to integrate with Shopify POS

 

Does anyone out there have a service based business that incorporates multiple service types that customers can book at all once? please do share the apps that are working for you. 

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PaulNewton
Shopify Partner
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You'd probably want to use bookthatapp app, and possibly some customizations or middleware to aggregate times together.

@Gavinator  or @AlbertArceo 

https://apps.shopify.com/bookthatapp 

 


@musclemasters wrote:

 none of them is checking all of the important features I need


Every excess requirement creates rarer and rarer to find unicorns,  or it's overcomplication forces having to create custom solutions.

It could be saner to try and take the time affecting addons and make them options on the main services simplifying totaling the times.

 

Deeper:

 

  • I also have 5 additional "add-ons" products. 3 of the add-ons do not require additional time to be added to the service, but 2 of them does require an additional 15minutes to be added to the service. 

It could also be as part of a theme customization you would make a hidden duplicate product that is the combination of main-product and time-addons.

Then when the individual normal non-hidden items are in the cart some javascript sleight of hand is done to swap in that hidden-product that represents the total time; replacing the confusion created by separate items though no longer being itemized.

 

Also bear in mind shopify is now supporting bundling features, so it could be possible to find a bundling app that combines those products for a single order line item that represents the proper time, though you would want it to be able to do so in the /cart step and not just during /checkout.

 

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