If you're not already in the know about our new Linked Accounts feature, and you're looking for a solution to your booth rental or independent contractor set-up, make sure to check out the full details on Linked Accounts! And while you're here 😉, let's touch on some of the perks!
Linked accounts allows for fully independent Schedulicity accounts to be connected on a shared booking page on the client side of Schedulicity. It's an excellent way for independent contractors to be connected to their salon's booking page while still having control over their own private Schedulicity account! This allows for some pretty neat stuff:
A simple booking process for clients
Separate payment processing for each linked account
Entirely private client lists across accounts
Separate, personalized settings for each linked account
If you've already got your independent contractors set up on your account as providers and you want to transition to a linked accounts set-up, here are some things to keep in mind for the transition:
Each independent contractor will want to sign up for their own Schedulicity account. Have a peek at this article that walks you through getting providers set up in their own accounts!
The linked accounts feature is included in our Unlimited Plan, and each account will need to have that turned on. 👍
As each independent contractor has their own separate account, the linked accounts set-up doesn't yet allow for clients to book multiple appointments with more than one independent contractor all in one go.
For example, suppose I wanted to book a manicure with Jen and a blowout with Susan (both independent contractors with linked accounts). In that case, I'd book each of those appointments separately (whereas with a provider set-up, clients can book those appointments all in one go as it's all through one account).