FittleBug Product Features
FittleBug lets prospects and customers schedule your services quickly and easily. FittleBug is not some form that people fill out on your site, That is NOT booking! It’s not even what most consumers call SCHEDULING! It’s not booked. FittleBug is a dynamic REAL-TIME booking tool that allows consumers to BOOK and BE DONE… all in one session much like booking an airline ticket, based on actual real-time availability. No need for follow up. They receive an immediate confirmation email at the time of booking. But FittleBug is so much more. Here are just some of the new and existing features… call 630-444-2000 for a live demo
Your consumers can book you online and all the information flows immediately into your ServiceMonster software. Don’t worry about having to update both calendars. If you need to change the time or date of an appointment in ServiceMonster, it automatically updates your online calendar of availability to the consumers on FittleBug. If you don’t have, want or need ServiceMonster, just keep track of your appointments with the built-in FittleBug calendar, or through our Google Calendar two way syncing functionality that allows for calendar syncing with many other CMS programs. Click below to see how it works with ServiceMonster,,,
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We can Hide the extra fees you need for those “Opportunistic yet far Opportunities”
We know that it costs you more money to travel to the perimeter of your service area than it does to go around the block, so we built into the Zip Code & Postal Code functionality the ability to add a travel charge to every zip code you desire, and have that charge spread out over the items that the consumer chooses to have you clean. For example – If you offer a package that is normally $199 and you want a travel charge of $20 added to zip code 12345, then FittleBug would display it as $219 for that zip code. If they chose additional items the cost would be spread out over the items reducing the cost of each items with every item they choose, but NEVER charging more than the $20 travel charge, and NEVER displayed as a Travel Charge. This hidden approach is an optional feature and of no additional cost to you.
*** New as of 12/2017 ***
Now you can apply the “Opposite” approach to the addition of a hidden fee. You can now set individual Zip Codes to provide a “Dollar Discount” as well. So if you are trying to attract a certain area, you can incentivize them with something like a $20 discount on anything they choose – both approaches of course are subject to your stated minimums! If you are adding fees to a zip code the fee will be in addition to the minimum.
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Syncs both ways with Google Calendars
The FittleBug application is able to Sync Both Ways with a Google Calendar. Why is this good? So you can easily see out in the field or anywhere anytime the appointments that you have in your FBug Calendar. This is NOT to be confused with a Mobile App. It is a one to one relationship – One provider in FBug to One GCal. If each of your techs in the field has a GCal then they could each be synced up to only “their” schedule in FBug. It is not a CMS capability.
Here is an example of how things might work for you: When an order is placed in FBug by a consumer, it goes to the appropriate provider, and if that provider is Synced with a GCal, then the order will be seen on their GCal as well. If an appointment “in GCal” is moved to a different day or time, then it is Instantly updated in FBug – and vice versa. The order detail will be seen in the Description box of the appointment within the GCal.
Distance Incentive Savings Tool
In a nutshell – this feature encourages consumers that are considering booking your services online to select times if available around other jobs you have when you are in their area… Watch how this is done in this 4:00 video.
Different Minimum Charges based on Individual Categories
NOW Carpet, Tile, Air Ducts, House Washing and others can have completely unique “Minimum Orders”. Any category you make can have it’s own unique minimum. If you want to expand your offerings into other services and make the minimum dollar requirement lower or higher – now you can!
Discount time slots for consumers who choose available times around existing appointments…
Now Service Providers have the option of offering to an online prospect a time slot (before and after) an existing booking. Providers can choose any mile distance from the zip code of an existing booking and offer a discount ($ or %) to someone looking to secure their services if they choose the time slot before or after that existing booking. Consumers will tend to group themselves and Providers will save time and expenses.
FittleBug – How it Works
- “NEW” – share additional information/explanations at every stage of the sales cycle where people might have questions. (Categories, Sub-Categories, Service) With one click they can see videos, additional HTML/Text, links and more.
- Design your FittleBug application around the way you run your business. Consumer options are 100% customizable to your verbiage, pricing, and times of services
- Works great with one or multiple trucks
- Assign your trucks to unique zip codes
- Assign “categories” like “marble” to unique trucks
- Set up dollar, percentage or customized promotions with unique codes for onetime or multiple use applications
- Brand your FittleBug with your company brand colors, images, videos, and content
- Allow down to the minute service time options or blocks of time – your choice!
- Let you customers spread your greatness through the FittleBug “One-Click” social media referral tracking tool called S.A.F.E. (save a friend effort)
- Set up automated email notifications that send out based on triggered events like appointment reminders, quality follow ups, or yearly reminders. Set em and Forget em!
- Allow business further away with the “hidden cost” functionality for unique zip codes that adds to the cost of items automatically without calling it a “gas or service call charge”.
- Higher than average ticket size when booked online through FittleBug
- Empower your Customers to Schedule & Self-checkout / Pay online
- Cut costs of hiring an employee to answer the phone for you
- Allow Your customers the convenience to BOOK ANYTIME
FittleBug – Much More Than Just Scheduling
Extremely easy to set up and use…
Because each business is truly unique, we designed it with 100% customization. Choose a category like Upholstery; choose the services that you apply to Upholstery like clean and deodorize. Put in a price, put in how long it takes, click active and you’re in business. Watch a 2:00 video how…
Create Promotions in seconds
You can create unlimited promotions with unique codes that provide values based on percentage, amounts, or packages. Also, easily manage your “Deal of the Day” clients within FittleBug. Just plug in the codes and consumers to book online… see how in this short video.
Automated Emails sent to You and the Client
Once a booking takes place two emails go out. 1.) A confirmation containing the time, date and specific requested services. 2.) A 100% customized intro email message from the servicing company. Take a look at two examples:
Consumers can spread the gospel through Social Media with No Effort
We call if S.A.F.E., and it stands for Safe A Friend Effort. With one click of their mouse they can tell their friends, family, and anyone they communicate with online about the great values of your company. They earn credit values, determined by you, that are automatically applied to their next online booking when their referred friends become clients of your company. They can choose to tell them through Email, Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn or Google +. Click here to see a demo .