Picture yourself at the wheel of your favorite sports car for the first time. You’ve got your foot hovering eagerly above the gas pedal, and you’re practically shaking with anticipation.
Finally, that light turns green – and you’re off!
The question is, though, just where are you going? And how do you expect to get there?
As it turns out, running a successful automotive business isn’t too different from driving a car. In both cases, the driver must be well-equipped with the right experience and know-how, and the vehicle (the business) must be well-maintained and in tip-top condition.
If this isn’t the case, it’s unlikely that the car and its driver will make it to their destination!
That said, most business owners do have a clear idea of where they want to take their business. Perhaps they’re chasing a percentage-based increase in profits or an expansion of services.
No matter the goal, like a car and its driver, getting there requires equal parts initiative and synergy between a business owner and their business. Without it, navigating the road to success can become tedious and, in some cases, dangerous.
While there are many ways to make your business’s journey less bumpy and more endurable, we like to think of scheduling software as cruise control for your business. Software like Yocale takes the wheel by automating several facets of your business – including booking, organization, and more – so you can focus better on the long road ahead.
Sound interesting? Good!
Strap in, get comfortable – and we’ll show you what’s possible once you start fueling your business with Yocale!
Save Time With A Fully-Automated Online Scheduler
At peak hours, chances are your automotive business can get busy. Between servicing cars, arranging new appointments, and managing inventory, there’s a lot to do!
Staying ahead of these tasks involves keeping tabs on them – and that’s why proper scheduling is pivotal to the growth of any automotive business. Without a clear and carefully delineated schedule, the success you deserve can seem out of reach.
That said, having to manage your schedule yourself just means more work – so why do it all on your own?
With automated scheduling software like Yocale, you can kick your business into high gear by optimizing your schedule for success. There’s no longer a need for paper-based calendars and sticky notes – scheduling software brings your business online with an emphasis on functional and flexible organization.
You can easily add multiple service types, color-code appointments, and block time off on specific days according to your preferences. After all, scheduling software is designed to fit the needs of your unique business as-is – not restructure it!
Scheduling software is also designed to eliminate those pesky gaps in your schedule that lead to accumulated wasted time. With no-gap scheduling, Yocale automatically recommends the optimal booking times that will keep your schedule tight.
Many businesses swear by this feature because eliminating the gaps in their schedule allows them to make use of otherwise lost time, which, in turn, boosts profits substantially!
Illuminate The Strengths Of Your Team With Staff Profiles
Operating an automotive business isn’t a one-man job – it takes a full crew of hard-working experts to do the job successfully. And chances are, every team member of yours brings a unique skillset to the table.
Every day, your staff will be faced with new and interesting challenges – so why not expedite the problem-solving by highlighting the distinct skills of your staff?
With scheduling software, you can tune-up your workflow by building an organized database of staff, complete with their own services and schedules. You’ll be able to browse through your team for your records, view their individual appointment schedules at-a-glance, and more!
The best part is, you can publish your staff profiles online for client-side access, too. If you’ve ever been impressed by the “staff” pages on other business websites, this might be what you’re looking for!
With Yocale, your customers will be able to get acquainted with your team before they even step through your door! Using your online staff profiles page, clients can read about a staff member’s past training, view their offered services, and check-in with their availability – all within seconds.
You can even edit your staff profiles to match the full scope of your team – contractors and work partners included! Simply adjust the titles of any of your staff members to match the diversity and scale of your automotive crew.
A staff profiles page isn’t just a great way to improve the organization of your business. It also serves to bridge the gap between clients and staff by serving as effective online marketing.
Simply put, scheduling software helps you steer your way towards more appointment conversions and better profits!
Take Bookings Online, Hassle-Free
Online booking is all the rage these days, and for good reasons! Not only does it streamline the booking process for your clients and staff – it also allows your business to become more agile, encouraging growth through new appointment acquisition channels.
Whether your clients are requesting an emergency service or just don’t have time to wait, the main advantage of online booking lies in its accessibility.
As long as they’re connected to the internet, online booking will allow your clients to book with you from pretty much anywhere. Whereas traditional booking methods are restricted to office hours, online booking is available around-the-clock – even well after closing time.
Online booking is especially beneficial in the automotive industry, where mechanical failure and other car issues necessitate prompt service. While you might not offer 24-hour service, online booking can help reassure your clients and put them at ease by allowing them to create confirmed appointments right from their phones if disaster strikes.
On the business side of things, the chances are that your in-house staff will love the freedom that online booking offers, too!
Giving your clients the option to book online means less time spent on the phone for your receptionist staff. This newfound liberty will allow them to provide better, more attentive service to your customers, rather than being regularly caught up in phone conversations.
Broaden Your Customer Acquisition
Across the board, online booking is a no-brainer for any automotive business. However, Yocale’s online booking brings much more to your business than just the ability to book online.
In fact, Yocale’s online booking can rev your business up by supplying you with powerful, built-in marketing tools.
For instance, out-of-the-box support for Reserve With Google ensures that your automotive business is highly visible across Google services like Maps and Search – meaning more traffic, more discovery, and more bookings.
Plus, any potential customers will be able to view your hours of availability and services right from your Google listing. If they like what they see, booking a service takes only seconds!
If you’re active elsewhere on the web, scheduling software like Yocale makes it effortless to integrate these pages with your online booking, too. Whether you’d like to solicit bookings through your Facebook page, website, or otherwise, you can turn practically any site into an online booking channel using your unique online booking link.
Yocale provides your business with a diverse range of features that help accelerate your business forward. That said, there’s much more to cover – so don’t forget to take a look around!
Or, if you’re feeling ready to take Yocale for a test drive, click here! Remember – it’s free!