Global teams, digital nomads, and footloose freelancers are now bookable anywhere, any place, any time(zone). #TeamAppointedd has managed to build the world’s first three-way timezone scheduling system.

No more timezone maths, missed appointments, or emails back and forth asking ‘Is that 10am your time or my time?’ With Appointedd, everybody’s time is their own.

Appointedd’s software manages timezone conversion so booking availability is shown and managed intuitively in each user’s timezone. An extra level of customisation means that you can schedule meetings on a totally different continent to the one both parties are currently on, seeing the time in any one of the timezones involved.

Have a regular schedule of jet-setting? Set your working hours as a city per day and your customers will automatically book in the correct timezone.

Want to book that massage in Bali when you’re on the Tube and your masseuse is still in Sweden finishing her training? No problem – Appointedd’s online booking system allows you to schedule in any time zone and have it displayed to each party in the time zone of their choice.

Using Appointedd, businesses can now show their calendar availability in the time zone they are being booked from as well as being able to set separate time zone availability on given days or weeks. For the person booking the appointment they can see the availability in their time zone so there’s no confusion with who’s available when. In other words, it’s your very own international online appointment diary!

For international businesses, each team member can set their own time zone availability, meaning a distributed team can work in perfect harmony, scheduling calls and meetings with each other and their customers without a hiccup.

We are always listening and learning from our customers and with time zones it was no different. Appointedd’s Founder and CEO, Leah Hutcheon, explained how a customer uncovered the market opportunity for the startup:

“We have lots of photographers using Appointedd to take bookings, and we are gaining reputation with some extremely successful pockets of that community. An international photographer got in touch to explain how they spent a large part of their year travelling but wanted to be bookable in every timezone that they were in by customers who were spread worldwide. They currently had to work out different time zones to set their availability.

The more we looked at it, the more we realised nobody was doing this and so the development team here travelled the world’s time zones to crack a conversion. The results empower teams working across time zones, make life easier for digital nomads and allowing everyone to be more effective wherever they are working from.”

Multi time zone booking is just one of a range of features provided by Appointedd for dynamic business owners. The suite of online tools includes; online appointment diary and business management tools, CRM, a dedicated microsite to take bookings from, booking widgets for a business’s website or Facebook page, and marketing automation tools.

If a business has its processes down and just wants to take advantage of the online booking across time zones, they can take advantage of Appointedd’s integration with Cronofy to sync their bookings directly into their existing calendar.

Appointedd users can view and manage their bookings via a two-way synchronisation across Google Calendar, iCal, Microsoft Exchange and Outlook 365.

Appointedd integrates with Stripe to allow businesses to take online payments and FreeAgent’s online accounting software to ensure appointments are managed from booking through to showing in the books.

Thanks for joining us on this around the world time zone journey which has the phrase ‘time zone’ mentioned 24 times which is exactly the same number of time zones there actually are! Yes our Lead Developer Billy Jones is still recovering.

P.S. We’ve created a FREE dedicated time saver and productivity guide full of insights, resources and processes to help you get more out of your time.


Published on 29 March 2015