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Google Calendar Now Includes A Free Online Appointment Scheduler

Consignment stores, are you looking for a way to let your consignors book a consignment appointment online?  Google recently added an Appointments feature to Google Calendar.  When you go to create a new Event, you will now see an Appointment slots option:

New Consignment Appointment
New Consignment Appointment

You can then publish this calendar online for free and consignors can schedule appointments online:

Online Consignment Appointments
Online Consignment Appointments | Click to Enlarge

You can block-out appointment times and specify the length of each consignment appointment:

Consignment Appointment Blocks
Consignment Appointment Blocks | Click to Enlarge

Once the appointment has been booked, the appointment time shows as booked online…

Booked Consignment Appointment
Booked Consignment Appointment | Click to Enlarge

If you have a website, you can easily embed this calendar into a web page, or, just post a link to it on your Facebook page.

Google’s Appointment Scheduler offers consignment stores the following features:

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  • Set specific time frames when consignment appointments are available.
  • Publish your calendar online for free, so consignors can schedule appointments online.
  • Set specific days and times when consignments are accepted.
  • Receive a notification when a consignor books an appointment.

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Your consignors will have to have a Gmail account, which is free and many already utilize Gmail.

Edit [12/4/2012 @ 2:19PM]: Added additional screenshots.

I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 15 years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale storeo-wners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage over 400 computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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