Groupon Offers Small Businesses Free Version of Groupon Scheduler
Hello from Groupon’s Merchant Products Team. Today we’re announcing the next step for Groupon Scheduler, our new online appointment booking and staffing management tool. Starting this morning, we’re offering a free beta version of Groupon Scheduler to all appointment-based small businesses in the US and Canada (excluding Quebec). To sign up, just go to http://www.groupon.com/scheduler.
We launched Scheduler in December with merchants running Groupon deals in two cities—Sacramento and Miami. Since then we’ve opened it up to merchants running Groupons in other cities in North America and starting today, any small business can sign up for our free beta version.
Scheduler is the latest addition to Groupon’s suite of merchant marketing tools, which help business owners get more customers and run their businesses more successfully. Scheduler gives business owners an easy, free way to take online bookings from their customers 24/7. Once a Groupon has been purchased, a customer can schedule an appointment in just seconds through their account on Groupon.com. Merchants can also add a “Book Now” button to their website and use Scheduler to manage online booking for all of their services—not just those offered through Groupon.
Managing appointments and staffing schedules is critical for small businesses, but it takes time and energy. Scheduler is designed to be clean, simple and easy to use. It makes the appointment process easier, helps reduce no-shows and cancellations and lets business owners focus on what matters most—serving their customers and growing their business.
For more information on Scheduler or to sign up, visit www.groupon.com/scheduler. Questions? I’m happy to answer them here.
GM, Groupon Scheduler