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An Introduction to the New Wix Bookings

Updated: Jan 15


Wix Bookings

CIS Agency partners with Wix to build and support stunning websites for your business.


Take your website to the next level with Wix Bookings, a feature that allows customers to book appointments, consultations, classes, and more right from your website.



What is Wix Bookings?

Wix Bookings is an integrated scheduling system that can be added to any Wix website. It's an easy-to-use tool for any business that offers services in one-on-one or group appointments, including hair salons, masseuses, yoga instructors, cooking classes, personal trainers, consultants, law offices, photographers, veterinary or pet grooming services, b&bs, rental homes...you name it!


Booking Services on Wix

With Wix Bookings, your business can offer both individual and group sessions and customize them with date, time, duration, and location. Set bookings to be paid or free, and choose how you'd like your customers to pay. You have the option to accept payments from your website or ask customers to pay in person when they come for their appointment. Wix Bookings can send automated reminder emails or messages and syncs with Google Calendar to prevent double bookings.


Want to know more? According to Wix.com, Wix Bookings offers the following capabilities:

(Wix Bookings: About Wix Bookings)


Pros & Cons of Wix Bookings

Wix Bookings is a great service, but it has some limitations. Let's take a look at some pros and cons.


Pros:

  • Easy to use. Download the Wix app on Android or iOS to easily manage bookings and add openings to your schedule!

  • Integrated with E-commerce. E-commerce is now fully integrated into Wix Bookings without the need to purchase this separately.

  • No double bookings to worry about! These are not possible as the platform syncs with your calendar.

  • Customizable booking policy. Set how soon before an appointment a customer can cancel, reschedule, etc.

  • Automated reminders. Prevent missed appointments by sending reminder emails or SMS messages to customers booking with you.

  • Bookings for 1-on-1 or group sessions. For group bookings, choose your maximum number of participants and set a schedule.

  • Flexible payment options. Choose your preferred approved payment gateway provider to accept payments online or in person.

  • Wix is constantly improving their bookings program, so expect good things in the future!

Cons:

  • Difficult to fully customize. When setting up bookings, you need to stay within the parameters of the platform unless you are utilizing Wix Velo for advanced customizations.

  • Not multilingual.

  • Service "add-ons" cannot be included in the booking process.