Wednesday June 25, 2014see more by jen
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I love it when I find out about new businesses that simply, just make sense.
For example, recently I blogged about one of my favorite apps, Hotel Tonight, which offers last minute killer rates on hotel rooms day of so the hotel can fill up unbooked rooms. Makes sense, right?
Well, this same sort of philosophy has now come to the service industry, in the form of a brand new company in Orange County called Unbooked Appointments.
The premise is simple and a win-win for everyone involved: consumer and provider.
For any business that keeps an appointment book (think massage therapists, personal trainers, dentists, chiropractors, estheticians, hairstylists, etc.), Unbooked Appointments gives them the opportunity to offer their best price for appointments booked during slower times of the day.
Most people in the service industry would agree they would rather be working at a reduced price vs. having an appointment slot sit empty. Right?
How does Unbooked Appointments work for you?
Now here’s where you, the consumer, come in. If you are able to be flexible in the time you book your appointment, you can go onto www.unbookedappointments.com and search for the service you are looking for to see if there is a time that would work.
For example, I have been dying for a massage to work out the end-of-the-school-year kinks.
I went to www.unbookedappointments.com, searched under “Swedish Massage” and bam! I found a place close to my home offering a 60 minute Swedish massage for $50. Yes, please!
Then I clicked on “Promo Times,” selected the day / time slot that worked for me, entered my payment information (you can even opt to pay via PayPal) and booked my appointment.
No voucher code, no need to call and make an appointment, you are done. All that is left to do is show up (they will have your appointment in their system) and enjoy the massage!
Side note: gratuity not included.
Keep Unbooked Appointments on your Radar
The company is brand new to the Orange County market, so keep this in mind when looking for service providers. In the next few months, they intend to grow rapidly, adding more and more service providers to their system every day.
So, if you don’t find a place close to you offering the service you want, keep checking back and you will likely find more.
Better yet, pass on the site info to the service providers you love and encourage them to sign up! It’s free to list their business, and the service provider only pays a commission to Unbooked Appointments for appointments booked.
Again, doesn’t this just make sense?