In December 2016, Google initiated the roll-out of a new feature that enabled users to reserve for their preferred time slots at fitness and wellness classes from their business listings on Google Search and Maps. The feature made the process of reserving a spot at such services easier for users, and it also proved to be beneficial for the businesses.
Taking a cue from the success of the feature for fitness and wellness centres, Google is now expanding the same functionality for spas and salons so that users can now take appointments right from their business listings on Search and Maps. With this feature, users can now schedule for haircuts, manicures, and other salon spa services without the need of calling up the salon or via third-party online services.
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Here’s how it works:
Go to Google search and type the name of the salon in your city where you want to schedule a service. If the salon or spa you are looking for, depends on SalonRunner, Rosy, Yocale, or WellnessLiving to handle its reservations, then you will find the “Book” button in front of its Google listing. After clicking on the Book button, you will need to select timing for your appointment and fill your personal details. After completing the requisites, you have to click on the “Book” button again to confirm your appointment.
Or you can also visit “Reserve with Google site” to find the recommendations for the service providers around your area. On this site, you will also find listings of services by local businesses like haircuts, Yoga, massages, and more.
Collaboration with top scheduling providers
As we mentioned above, to make the feature run smoothly, Google has collaborated with the known scheduling providers like SalonRunner, Rosy, Yocale, and WellnessLiving. The search engine giant has plans of adding more providers such as Booksy, Envision, MyTime, Schedulicity, Setmore, Shore, SimpleSpa, SuperSalon and TimeTrade.
Currently, the feature is limited to the users all across the US. We can expect Google to roll it out to other regions outside the US, soon. Stay tuned with us to know more about it.