MyTime connects consumers with off-peak hour discounts
Currently available in Los Angeles with plans to expand nationally, MyTime
offers merchants a way to fill open appointment times and potentially gain new customers, and customers find an appointment that works with their schedule, immediately book it in the web site or mobile app, and potentially get a discount for buying off-peak. There is no calling or confusion.
There are two different options for merchants: non-promoted appointments and promoted appointments. Non-promoted appointments are completely free and MyTime collects no commission. You can set up a basic business profile, sell open appointments and sync with your existing work calendar. However, they will not promote your ads through any of their tools. Customers will have to go to the site on their own and find your listing under one of 50+ categories, but, for free, this is a good way to fill those appointments that would otherwise result in a complete loss of revenue.
What does it cost?
As a merchant, if you choose to go the promoted route, there is still no upfront cost, only a commission. MyTime collects 2/5ths of the revenue collected and sends you the rest, via PayPal, direct deposit or a check within seven days of the appointment. It also absorbs all the cost of advertising out of its share.
MyTime says they will promote your business through Facebook, Google search, Twitter, Yipit and mobile network ads, at no additional cost to you. This in turn, gets your brand name out there and fills appointments. It also has the potential to gain you more repeat customers.
Saving time and money
MyTime syncs with most of the popular calendaring systems to automatically import any open appointments. And appointments that are booked on MyTime show up directly on your calendar, so you are always in-the-know. It will also alert you via email and text message when a new appointment is booked. This saves you time and money. It also takes some of the work out of finding new customers because potential customers book appointments directly through the web site or mobile app. There is not calling or no fussing with appointment times. They can see what is available and immediately book what fits with their schedule.
Unfulfilled appointments can cost you money because regardless of whether or not the appointment gets filled, you still have operating costs. MyTime offers potential merchants a calculator so they can visualize how much money they are losing through unfilled appointments and how much the service can save them.