ScheduleOnce 4.3 is live – Time zone on the MeetMe page level

November 5, 2012 · 2 comments

ScheduleOnce is well known for its robust time zone support. Release 4.3 takes this a step further by allowing you to set the time zone on the MeetMe page level. This means that you can have different time zones for the different MeetMe pages in your account.

This change enables two scheduling scenarios that are highly requested by our users:

Scheduling for frequent travelers: If you travel often, one of the biggest challenges in scheduling your appointments is the need to manage scheduling for at least two locations and time zones – Your home location and the destination location. With release 4.3 you can create a MeetMe page for each travel destination, set its time zone to the destination time zone and use date-specific availability to specify the days and times of your stay in the local time zone. On the Google Calendar side you create a new Google Calendar and set it’s time zone to the destination time zone. In your MeetMe page you select this calendar as the calendar in which bookings will be created and you are all set. You can now send the MeetMe page link to people that will be meeting with you in the destination, and the bookings will be created in the destination time zone.

Accepting appointments for team members in different time zones: You can now create multiple MeetMe pages for multiple team members where each member is in a different time zone. The MeetMe page for each member will be set to their local time zone and the bookings will be created directly in their calendar according to their local time zone. This setup is very useful for virtual teams such as sales teams, online tutors, consultants and more.

Please note that as a result of this change the time zone setting has moved from the Booking section to the Availability section.

If you have any questions about this release or if you would like to discuss your time zone scenario please use booknow.so/so to schedule a free consultation.

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bart bement November 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Is there a way that the people you invite to your meet me page, can select their Time Zone, so it all aligns correctly? Or do I have to have different meetme pages, and figure out what time zone someone is in to send them to that page. I invite people to the schedule page that are not scheduleonce users, they are just prospects or clients i am inviting to a meeting (Option A much preferable in my case…)

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Rami Goraly November 5, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Hi Bart,

Of course it’s option A. We detect the time zone automatically according to the customer’s IP address and present it to them for confirmation. The need for multiple MeetMe pages with multiple time zones is only when you travel. Lets say that in two weeks you are travelling to Australia – You can create a second MeetMe page with Australia as the MeetMe page time zone and point it’s booking to a Google Calendar that is also set to the same time zone and you will be able to accept bookings in Australia local time.

All the best,
Rami

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