Why Your Tutoring Website Needs Online Booking
The advent of the internet has transformed the way in which tutoring companies operate. Finding tutors in your area is as easy as typing a few keywords in a search field or asking Siri to do it for you. Within seconds you will have access to a multitude of resources and reviews with very little effort.
Your prospective customers are already taking advantage of the convenience the internet has to offer, and so should you. Having a strong online presence is a great starting point, but you also need to provide customers with easy ways to reach out and sign up.
Developing a streamlined enrollment process can be costly (especially if you need to hire a custom developer), so why not let someone else do the heavy lifting for you? Teachworks offers a free Website Booking Plugin that can help take your website (and your business) to the next level.
This article will look at a few reasons why a booking solution is a must for your tutoring website. It will also provide more detail about Teachworks’ Website Booking Plugin.
The Benefits of Online Booking
1. It’s available 24/7
Prospective customers can review your services from the comfort of their couch at a time that’s convenient to them. They are not bound by office hours and can book and pay right away.
2. It will reduce no-shows:
Allowing prospective customers to pay at the time they book is a great way to reduce no-shows. Since they’ve already made a financial commitment, they are less likely to cancel last minute.
3. You’ll get paid faster
Online booking means faster payments since customers pay for their lessons at the time of booking. This eliminates the need to chase down payments and frees up more time to spend on other areas of your business.
4. Massive time savings
Since customers have a self-serve option, your office staff will spend less time on the phone answering scheduling questions and manually adjusting the schedule. This will free up more time to handle other administrative tasks with fewer interruptions.
5. You’ll gain valuable insights about your business
An online booking solution will allow you to see which services or courses are most popular among your customers. You can leverage these insights to maximize profits and make better hiring choices.
Teachworks’ Website Booking Plugin
Our Website Booking Plugin allows you to add a booking button to your tutoring website by simply pasting a snippet of code from your Teachworks account. Everything is configured visually in Teachworks, so coding knowledge is not a requirement.
The Website Booking Plugin offers the following options:
1. Lesson Booking
This option is typically used for private lessons, consultations and assessments. Customers choose a particular booking option (this is created by you), tutor, and time slot and their booking information is used to add the lesson to the calendar and create a profile (if it’s a new customer).
2. Single Class Enrollment
This option works with our “Open Classes Add-on”. Open classes are displayed in a list format and customers can click the “Join” button to quickly enroll in a class of their choice. You can set a student limit for each class.
3. Course Enrollment
This option is similar to the “Join a Class” option, but instead of joining a single class, customers can enroll in a repeating series of lessons.
View a live demo here: Teachworks Online Booking
Collecting Payments through Teachworks’ Website Booking Plugin
If you’re using our Stripe Integration for processing credit card payments, you can add a payment section to the Website Booking Plugin to collect payment from customers as soon as they submit their booking or enrollment.
Get started with this feature here: Paying through the website booking plugin
If you’re committed to running a thriving tutoring business that stands out from the crowd, you’ll definitely want to try our Website Booking Plugin on your website. Making the booking process streamlined and easy will increase the likelihood of prospective customers signing up for your services.
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