Use Texting to Share and Schedule Appointments with Ease

Use Texting to Share and Schedule Appointments with Ease

 

Reduce cancellations by letting customers choose what time works best from your Calendly schedule.

If you’ve ever had to schedule a meeting with several people—or even just one really busy person—you know it’s a time-consuming nuisance. It usually starts with a volley of emails and ends with somebody forgetting about time zone differences, causing the whole process to be repeated again unnecessarily.

Sideline Pro makes it easy to share your calendar link far and wide. Free scheduling services like Calendly let you empower your customers to choose appointment times that are convenient for them, and which they are less likely to cancel or reschedule.

It’s simple. Locate and copy the unique Calendly link for your appointment or meeting. Then, create a Shortcut with your shareable calendar link for ease-of-use, or add it to your Auto-Replies and Signature so that customers can schedule follow-ups at their discretion. We’ve included instructions below, for your convenience.


Locate and Copy Your Unique Calendly Link

To locate, copy, and share your unique Calendly link:

 

1. Go to your Calendly Home page
2. Locate the event you want to share
3. Tap “Copy Link”
4. Open the Sideline App
5. Paste your link into a Shortcut, Auto-Reply, or Signature


Add Your Calendly Link to Shortcuts

To create a Shortcut with your shareable Calendly link:

 

1. Open the Sideline app
2. Tap the gear to access your Sideline Pro features
3. Select “Shortcuts”
4. Tap “Create New”
5. Compose a title, add your business logo, and include your calendar link into the customizable message field, along with anything else you’d like to say.


Add Your Calendly Link to Auto-Reply

To add your shareable Calendly link to Auto-Reply:

 

1. Open the Sideline app
2. Tap the gear to access your Sideline features
3. Select “Auto-Reply to Calls” and/or “Auto-Reply to Texts”
4. Tap “Create New”
5. Compose a title, add your business logo, and include your calendar link into the customizable message field, along with anything else you’d like to say.


Add Your Calendly Link to Your Signature

To add a shareable Calendly link to your Sideline signature:

 

1. Open the Sideline app
2. Tap the gear to access your Sideline features
3. Select “Signature”
4. Tap “Create New”
5. Include your calendar link into the customizable message field, along with your Signature


Pro Tip:
More than 18% of appointments are missed in the United States, on average. Using Text Reminders can reduce no-shows by as much as 40%. Now that your appointment is scheduled, confirm it using Text Reminders.