Overview: What are we talking about?
A new redesigned version of the New Appointment page is available effective June 2022. This article will walk you through the updated workflow of the redesigned New Appointment page and provide training on the new and exciting features that have been added!
The redesigned New Appointment workflow was built to better facilitate a smooth conversation with a pet parent while booking an appointment. Additionally, the new workflow presents more data and options for the user to review during the appointment booking process, making it faster with fewer clicks.
This article includes:
- Video Tutorial: An Overview of the Redesigned New Appointment Page
- What's New?: Let's get started!
- New Appointment-Focused Reporting
Helpful Hints: Before you begin.
The redesigned New Appointment page workflow will be an opt-in experience for a period of time.
Any Admin user will be able to enable the new page, and once they enable it, the new page will be enabled for every user in the app, across all locations. Please review the additional details on this below.
Video Tutorial: An Overview of the Redesigned New Appointment Page
What's New?: Let's get started!
Select pet(s) first!
While this is a small change in the workflow, it is huge when it comes to aligning the workflow with the conversation that you are having with Pet Parents.
Create a new customer record on the fly!
You can now create a new owner and animal directly from the New Appointment Page.
Easily view Owner and Pet details!
We have added more details about the Owner and Pet for you to review while booking an appointment. This allows you to easily view crucial details about the pet that you are booking for. This includes the pet photo, which can be highly valuable when booking services such as grooming.
See last booked Specialist!
A lot of Pet Parents like to book with the same specialist over and over again, so you can now quickly see which specialist the pet was last booked with!
We have added this feature to both the New Appointment page and to the workflow when adding an appointment to a Daycare or Boarding reservation!
Book from History!
You can now book directly from the pet's history! When you select the 'Add from History' button, you will be able to select from that pet's 3 most recent appointments and seamlessly rebook the same appointment including service type, specialist, add-ons, service price, duration, and service notes! After selecting the previous appointment that you would like to rebook, all you need to do is select the appointment date and time.
Add Daycare to Grooming!
It's now fast and easy to add Daycare to a Grooming appointment! Simply select the Daycare reservation type that you would like to book that pet for, and Gingr will automatically adjust the main reservation type of the booking to Daycare with the appointment attached.
The options that appear here will be any reservation types that are assigned to the Daycare Booking Category in your app. To learn more about managing Booking Categories, click here!
Enable the Redesigned New Appointment Page: Let's make it active!
Upon release, the redesigned New Appointment Page will be an opt-in experience. When first loading the page, any Admin users in your Gingr app will have an option at the top right to 'Use New Version.'
Please be aware that once the new version is enabled by an Admin, this will update the workflow for all users within the app, across all locations.
If needed, you can revert back to the legacy workflow by having an Admin select the 'Use Old Version' button in the top right corner.
Check it out!: New Appointment-Focused Reports
This release also comes with a handful of new Appointment focused reports to help provide you with better insight into your Appointment performance. For more information, check out these articles: