Google Calendar has launched a brand new function that permits professionals or freelancers to permit their clients to ebook paid appointments.
This could possibly be helpful for individuals equivalent to therapists or lecturers offering time-based companies.
The corporate has partnered with Stripe for the power, so customers might want to join their Stripe account to Google Calendar to start out accepting funds. Particular person customers or admins of a workspace account will be capable to kind their very own cancellation and refund insurance policies, however Google may have no position in that course of.
Google additionally specified that it isn’t charging any platform charges. Plus, the corporate doesn’t retailer or course of any fee information — all that workload is dealt with by Stripe in the intervening time.
“Requiring fee upfront might help small enterprise house owners scale back no-shows and develop their enterprise additional. Moreover, this function allows you to handle your time and funds in a easy and seamless method,” Google mentioned in a blog post.
The corporate mentioned the brand new function is rolling out to individuals subscribing to Enterprise Normal, Enterprise Plus, Enterprise Normal, Enterprise Plus, Schooling Fundamentals, Schooling Normal, Schooling Plus, the Educating and Studying Improve version, Nonprofits and Workspace Particular person plans over the following few days.
Notably, the schedule administration app Calendly provides an identical paid assembly function by means of Stripe and PayPal integrations.
Final week, Google additionally rolled out a new feature for hybrid workers to indicate their working locations — like Workplace or House — in the course of the day to assist others select an appropriate slot for a gathering.