Four things you won't have to compromise on when choosing Zoho Bookings over Calendly

Branding

Your website, store, and staff represent your brand. Make your booking page reflect the same feeling. Choose from over 20 themes and layouts for your page and map it to your website. Create webpages about your staff and ride on their popularity.

Beautiful booking page

Key performance metrics

View daily and monthly appointments on your calendar dashboard. Identify growth opportunities from revenue and appointment reports.

Calendar dashboard
Run classes on Zoho Bookings

Working style

Run one-time classes or a series of sessions over a specific period. Alternatively, collect bookings on a day-to-day basis for your recurring classes. You'll never have to configure the sessions repeatedly.

Grow faster with Zoho Bookings

Revenue growth

Qualify your leads by using custom fields in your booking form. Collect full or partial payments in advance to eliminate no-shows. Reduce cancellations and unexpected revenue dips by setting a cut-off date for people to reschedule and cancel their appointment.

Key features of Zoho Bookings

Two-way calendar sync

Connect your team's calendars to Zoho Bookings. Avoid double-booking and increase efficiency. See your schedule for the day, week, and month on our calendar dashboard.

Two-way calendar sync

Team scheduling

Share pooled availability with customers on the booking page. Allow customers to choose a staff member or opt for using our routing algorithms to allocate appointments.

Team scheduling

Update your CRM

Keep track of your appointments and plan for follow-up from your CRM. Use our built-in integration with Zoho CRM or connect to another CRM with Zapier or Zoho Flow.

Zoho CRM integration
Zoho Bookings-Zoho CRM
 

Notifications and reminders

Send emails and SMSes to confirm and remind about appointments. Personalize emails with the customer name, the sender address, and the online meeting link.

Use Booking Variables to automatically customize the emails for each appointment. Edit emails as text, or design them as HTML.

Appointment confirmation emails
Appointment confirmation emails
   

SMS reminders

Research has shown that customers open SMSes more often than emails. Set up SMS reminders and reduce no-shows. We integrate with Twilio, Click-a-tell, and other popular SMS gateways.

SMS booking reminders
SMS booking reminders 
SMS booking reminders
 

Booking page

Choose from three types of booking pages: staff, service and workspace. Select a template that resonates with your brand. Embed the booking page on your website or map it to your domain.

Booking page

Beautiful booking pages in 3 steps

Upload a background image and your logo, pick a color theme, and update the page content. There are millions of booking page designs that you can try out in minutes. No need to learn CSS or HTML.

Booking page example

Embed your booking page

Zoho Bookings offers multiple ways to share availability with customers. You can use the customizable booking page or embed it on your website. Either way, you'll be able to show your best self to your customers.

Embed your booking page

Qualify appointments

Ask questions on the appointment booking form. Multi-line fields and checkboxes make it quick and easy to ask customers about their preferences and expectations.

Zoho Bookings intake forms

Online payment

Collect payments ahead of your appointment and minimize losses due to no-shows. Avoid awkward payment follow-ups. You can collect a deposit or partial payment, too.

Payment integrations in Zoho Bookings  

Meet online

Meet customers online using Zoho Meeting, Zoom, or GoToMeeting. Every time a customer books an appointment, they'll get a link to join the meeting online.

Meet online with Zoho Bookings
 

Mobile app with native features

Our apps for iOS and Android devices update you about changes to your schedule in real time. Look up customer details, previous bookings, and even share your booking page—all from your phone.

 

Flexible payment plans

In Zoho Bookings, you can make payments monthly or annually. You can also add users in counts of one. This makes it easier for smaller teams and businesses to automate their scheduling in an affordable way.

 

Enterprise scheduling

We offer enterprise level security, SSO, 99.9% SLA, and APIs for organizations with a large number of users. We're GDPR and CCPA certified, and take our customer's privacy seriously.

 

Best of all? Zoho's got your back

We're known for our commitment to customer privacy, transparency in pricing, and our integrated suite of products. We listen to our customers and continuously provide feature updates, while keeping our prices affordable and our support top-notch.

Calendly pricing vs Zoho Bookings pricing 2022

This compares Calendly's Essentials and Pro pricing plans with Zoho Bookings' Premium pricing plan. Zoho Bookings has a Basic plan which is not compared here. Check it out here.

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  • Cost

     per month3 workspaces included

    $8per user per month

    $12per user per month

  •  Add staff at:  $8 $12
  •  Add workspaces at:  Not applicable Not applicable
  •  CustomersUnlimitedN/AN/A
  •  Services and appointmentsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
  • Workspaces / Locations / departmentsUnlimited  
  • Online meeting tool integration   
  •  
    Comments:
    Zoho Bookings has a workspace feature which allows you to create departments or locations that reflect your organization structure. Calendly allows you to start even with one user in Essentials and Pro plans.
  • Appointment typesOne-on-one    
  •  Group bookings   
  •  Recurring appointments   
  •  Paid appointments   
  •  
    Comments:
    In Zoho Bookings, you can create recurring group appointments like a class.
  • Two-way calendar sync  Zoho, Google, Office 365  Google, Office 365 | MS Exchange  Google, Office 365 | MS Exchange
  • Calendar connections per user SixTwoSix
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    Comments:
    In Zoho Bookings, each team member can check their availability from six calendar connections.
  • SchedulingOnline bookings for clients   
  •   Manual self-bookings   
  •  Rescheduling   
  •  Cancelling   
  •  Custom pricing, duration, and buffer times for services   
  •   Team scheduling   
  •  Custom workflows    
  •  Notes for appointments   
  •  Master control to admin/user events   
  •  
    Comments:
    Both apps perform well on basic scheduling needs.
  • Notifications and remindersAutomatic confirmation, reminder and cancellation emails    
  •  Import HTML email templates   
  •  Change sender email address   
  •  SMS reminders   
  •  In product notification   
  •  
    Comments:
    Both Zoho Bookings and Calendly have notifications and reminders to give updates about an appointment. However, with Zoho Bookings you can brand your emails by importing your email templates for communication with clients. Also, with Zoho Bookings, you can personalize your emails further by changing the default sender address to you business's, admin's or staff's
  • Booking page Customize booking links for staff and services   
  •  Display logo, image, custom message - branding   
  •  Customize booking page colors    (Only while adding to website)
  •   Booking page themes (Layout)   
  •   Automatic time zone conversion   
  •  Enable/disable services/booking page   
  •  Add custom fields to booking form   
  •   Embed booking page in your website   
  •  Customer sign up page (customer portal)   
  •  Connect to your domain   
  •  Customers select staff   
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    Comments:
    Zoho Bookings allows you to map the booking page to your domain which keeps customers in your website. The design customization options available in Zoho Bookings are better allowing you to match your brand colors on the stand alone booking page or when you embed it on your website.
  • IntegrationsBuilt-in CRM integrationZoho CRM Salesforce, Hubspot
  •   Built-in online meeting schedulerZoho Meeting, Zoom, others via Zoho Flow/Zapier Google Meet, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Webex, and Zoom web conferencing others via Zapier Google Meet, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Webex, and Zoom web conferencing others via Zapier
  •  Integrations via APIs and Webhooks   
  •  Other integrations via third-partiesZoho Flow, Zapier ZapierZapier
  •  Payment gateways   
  •  SMS gateways   (Only with zapier)
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    Comments:
    Both apps have integrations necessary for a sales team: CRM and Online meeting.
  • ReportsReports for appointments and revenue    
  •  Appointment history   
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    Comments:
    When it comes to reporting, Zoho Bookings has a better reporting module when compared to Calendly.
  • OthersMobiles app (iOS and Android)    
  •   Resource scheduling - rooms, halls, equipment internally/externally   
  •  Customize in-app text   
  •  Priority support   
  •  
    Comments:
    You can also use Zoho Bookings to schedule resources

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Zoho Bookings web app
Zoho Bookings web app

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