Calendly organizes appointments and meetings between businesses and clients, as well as individuals and their colleagues. It is developed to help users easily set their preferences of availability and send a personalized invitation link to arrange the appointment or meeting. All the invitees are provided with a choice in selecting the preferred availability time and date.
Meeting lengths of 15, 30, and 60 minutes are suggested to users who want to create an event. Also, users can set a buffer time between appointments and also enforce a scheduling notice period to prevent others from making last-minute bookings. Various types of invitations are available in Calendly, providing them a choice in the format of the meeting and invitations.
Calendly has an automated notification system that notifies when meetings are rescheduled. It also integrates with Office 365 and Google, allowing automatic updates to users’ calendars.
Caleb B. Branche: Marketing & Werbung Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
If you schedule live events with clients on a regular basis, Calendly provides a clean interface to easily show others your available time slots and allow them to schedule an event. This has proved invaluable for our sales team to do live demos with prospects and not get too many scheduled at once. It also has allowed us to not schedule demos back to back without buffer time in between. That's huge!
TheThe best thing about Calendly is the ability to set schedules for specific event types! You can set blackout dates, available times, control meeting lengths, automatically add buffer time, limit the number of events scheduled for a single day, and more. This is perfect for setting up live events or meetings on an ongoing basis, but giving yourself enough heads up and flexibility to be in control. You basically give prospective customer the freedom to choose a date and time--but ensure that it fits in your schedule, too. Use this to schedule live demos with clients, training events, or even webinars. It's a great tool, especially for small sales teams that need a controlled flow of sales calls/demos.
Calendly is restrictive in analytics; for instance, I can't easily see how many people clicked to schedule an event, but didn't follow through. It's also difficult from a user interface standpoint. I find myself looking for settings and menus that are hidden within the slick, clean interface. On the scheduling side, it's pretty easy for clients to schedule events, but you can't customize the date picker--and that's really unfortunate, because I'd like to use it in more places but can't customize the look and feel or functionality.
Chris C. Branche: Computer-Software Mitarbeiteranzahl: 13-50 Mitarbeiter
I love it. I use it every day. I tell everyone I know to use it. It solves the biggest problem.
There are a few AI-powered exec assistant tools, but... why bother? That still forces the other person to do the multi-email "what times work?" "oh not for me, how about these" "okay, where do you want to meet" dance. This is a single email.
Calendly does exactly what you need it to do: it takes scheduling a meeting with someone down from a 6 or 7 email affair to a 1 or 0 email affair. This is transformative. I can simply send my lunch URL to someone and let THEM book a date that I can guarantee is up-to-the-minute accurate, ask the questions I want to ask (where should we eat?), and gather additional contact information, all without the risk of it getting lost in the shuffle.
I did 135 networking lunches last year, entirely powered by Calendly. It's brilliant, because it ends in the result we all need: a mutual calendar invite that we both agree works for us.
Add things like buffer times, clever event types, and linking up with my contacts with Zapier and man is this the easiest $8/mo I could ever spend.
Nothing. It's basically perfect.
I wish that, when using someone _else's_ Calendly to book, it'd look at my schedule and black out bad dates, but that's a nit to pick. I'd also like it to auto-advance to the next available window if there are no more dates on the initial screen.
Verifizierter Rezensent Branche: Buchhaltung Mitarbeiteranzahl: Selbstständig
I am able to keep up with my appointments and my clients are able to schedule an appointment at any given time.
That my clients can see when I am available and choose a time that works for their schedule as well.
if I could have a feature where the client can pay at the time of the appointment or give them capability to put a deposit down and if the appointment is kept it is automatically refunded.
Amir G. Branche: Bildungsmanagement Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
I was fairly happy with Calendly, even though it was more expensive than its competitors. It looks great on mobile and pretty simple to set up. However, we had a very unique situation with our booking and I reached out to their team about it and explained it all. Of course, since I was not a paying member, all the answers were "yes you can" ... and they even showed me how to do it. I thought all was working, until a few months down the road, I found that actually, we have been losing booking (paid) potentials all along because of some conflicting issues their team forgot to mention (or just made a mistake in their advice).
I reached out and their solution was for us to PAY MORE for another user account. They even owned up to making the mistake of giving bad advice. I offered them a compromise and they stayed with their position I need to pay for a whole extra account. Now we are stuck with them.
Looks great on mobile. Easy to use. Allows capture of utm_source
At the time I signed up, there was really nothing stopping me... until I found out their support team led me to paying 2x than I should be.
Nathaniel C. Branche: Informationstechnologie & -dienste Mitarbeiteranzahl: 2-10 Mitarbeiter
Calendly allows to quickly set up and manage an appointment based system for ANY business. I like the software and I would recommend to other. Clean, simple, effective and does what it says on the tin!
Calendly is easy to setup on first use and very easy to use generally. The basic features of the software are offered for free. So you get a chance to get a good use of the software, whilst also having access to some pretty neat basic features.
If your booking a high number of appoinments per day/week then, the paid features and integrations just make it all that better!
All team abilities are part of the paid features, however I feel this could work better having maybe up to two users for free, provided they are using the same company domain.
I say this because many small business will have one person responsible for booking appoinments, or may want to allocate to a PA/VA.