“Of course, I have a website that is well designed and provides an excellent corporate image but it simply did not add much monitory value to my company until I got AppScheduling.”
AppScheduling.com was developed by Mark Lallemand. The site was designed and developed to be used by any type of business needing a website to accept service calls, take bookings, give price quotes and make appointments for their customers.
This website’s creation came from the construction industry where Mark has specialized for over 20 years. His experiences allowed him to see a variety of service levels and scheduling tactics used throughout the industry. A need was discovered for the contractors, as well as for the customers they were servicing.
These clients had a need to conveniently schedule appointments, choose services, get price quotes and make payment immediately online.
“The world is changing” Lallemand said “and if your business is not willing to change then it is going to be left behind.” Here are some facts your business should know:
- 80% of all business that don’t pick up the phone will lose that business
- 58% of all small business do not have a website
- 2016 online sales are predicted to increase by 45% to over 327 billion
- 20% of the internet traffic today comes from mobile devices
- 50% of web sales will be generated from mobile web and apps by 2015
Another important fact Mark saw was the affect the economy was having on both contractors and customers in the construction industry. He knew if he could help his construction contractors in developing a website that could actually increase and handle service calls from their customers, it would increase the contractor’s sales and also help them retain those new customers for future business.
Even in depressed economy, Mark’s construction contractors could actually separate themselves from fierce competition during an economic downturn.. Essentially, the site would make them stand out from the crowd by both attracting and retaining customers! This would certainly give the contractors using the AppScheduling.com website a competitive advantage that would most likely lead to increased sales.
Additionally, Mark wanted to ensure the website (AppScheduling) he was creating wasn’t just an informational page. This site will enhance the customers experience with the contractor, help the contractor increase sales, and open opportunities for more prospects to be introduced to their business.
Trying to do this on a customer-by-customer basis would be very time consuming and extremely expensive for any contractor. That is exactly why Mark developed this site! By developing AppScheduling.com, he could absorb all the upfront costs of creating a website for contractors without the high cost of programming each individual site.
As a result, AppScheduling.com was built to manage and handle the entire complex coding required, leaving the contractor to only to add in small bits of information specific to their individual products and services.
AppScheduling.com creates an environment of simplicity and ease of doing business for both the contractor and the customer. In developing this website, Mark considered that many companies do not currently have their own websites. As an additional benefit for his clients, he has included a website development feature! This feature allows companies without websites to select a format from a variety of templates provided by the AppScheduling.com team to create a personalized website for their company if they do not already have one.
Mark also recognizes the need for many businesses to be able to accept credit cards for services scheduled or rendered. Many companies do not have the means to accept credit cards from their websites. Hence, Mark took that worry away! AppScheduling.com includes an additional feature allowing companies to accept payments from their customers with credit cards directly from their websites with no sign up fees, no approvals required, and no monthly maintenance fees.
This site is not limited to handling service calls and scheduling for the construction industry. AppScheduling.com was developed to take any service business request or orders for all service type industries; such as, auto dealerships, service garages, etc. Mark envisioned the site to be capable of taking on-line bookings for other industries like hotel or car rental businesses. The site will also make appointments for business such as hair salons, doctor’s offices, and/or attorneys.
“The world is for ever changing around us and we must be willing and able to change with it.”
History has proven over and over how true this is by looking at companies like IBM and NCR corporations. Approximately 50-60 years ago IBM was largely a typewriter company but just look at the wonderful layers of change they have gone through. NCR began 75 years ago as “The National Cash Register” and today is one of the most divers company’s in America. NCR has become the global leader in assisted- and self-service solutions, serving businesses with our products and servicessuch as ATMmachines, Retail and Restaurant Point of Sale (POS hardware and software) and Airport Self-Service Kiosks.
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Article by Perry Lowe