How to Create a Booking Page

Video Time: 8 minutes

Franchesca Tan

Franchesca Tan

Updated: Feb 6, 2024

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In today's fast-paced world, effective time management is crucial for both personal and professional success. One aspect of time management that often poses a challenge is scheduling and booking appointments or meetings. 

Fortunately, with the advancement of technology, creating a booking page has become easier than ever before.

In this guide, we'll explore what a booking page is, the advantages of an online booking system and the key factors to consider when setting up your own booking page. Plus, we'll show you how to create your own booking page for free using Doodle.

What is a booking page?

A booking page is a web-based platform that allows individuals or businesses to manage their schedules, appointments, and meetings efficiently. It acts as a virtual assistant, simplifying the process of setting up appointments and eliminating the need for back-and-forth emails or phone calls to find a suitable time slot.

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The advantages of an online booking system

Time savings One of the primary advantages of using an online booking system is the significant time savings it offers. It eliminates the need for manual scheduling, allowing you and your clients to select available time slots with ease. This streamlines the entire process and reduces the risk of double-bookings or scheduling conflicts.

Accessibility Online booking systems are accessible 24/7, enabling your clients or customers to schedule appointments at their convenience, even outside of regular business hours. This accessibility enhances customer satisfaction and increases the chances of securing bookings.

Automations and integrations Modern booking pages also come with automation features and integrations that can simplify your scheduling tasks further. Features such as automated reminders, time zone adjustments, and the ability to sync with your calendar make managing appointments a breeze.

Considerations when creating a booking page

When creating your own booking page, there are several features to consider to ensure a seamless scheduling experience for both you and your clients:

Time zones If your clients or colleagues are in different time zones, it's essential to choose a booking system that can handle time zone conversions seamlessly. This prevents scheduling mishaps and ensures that appointments are set at the correct local times for all parties involved.

Time limits Define the duration of your appointments and meetings clearly. Whether you offer 15-minute consultations or hour-long sessions, setting time limits helps in managing your availability effectively.

Location and video conferencing options Specify whether appointments will be in-person or virtual. If you offer video conferencing options, ensure that the booking page can accommodate online meetings, providing necessary links or access details. Integrating video conferencing into your booking page can be a game changer in an increasingly remote and virtual world. 

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How to create your own booking page with Doodle

Learn how you can create your own booking page for free using Doodle. We've prepared a step-by-step video guide to walk you through the process:

Step 1: Sign up for a Doodle account. You can choose between a free or professional account, depending on your needs.

Step 2: Once you're logged in, connect your calendar and navigate to the "Create a Booking Page" option. 

Step 3: After setting a title and description, specify your time zone and any other relevant details, such as appointment duration and location. You can optionally include power settings like buffer times between meetings. Depending on your business needs, you can also customize your booking page by adding your business logo, branding, and selecting your preferred time slots.

Step 4: Share your booking page link with your clients or colleagues, allowing them to select convenient time slots.

Step 5: Enjoy the benefits of hassle-free scheduling and improved time management.

Creating your own booking page with Doodle is simple, and it can simplify the way you handle appointments and meetings.

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