My name is Jamie Stephens and I am the founder and chief wrangler of Book’d. I started Book’d many moons ago because I believed anybody should be able to easily accept appointments online for their time. I wanted to enable anybody with a skill to more effectively profit from what they do, whether they are an established business offering a wide array of services or just someone like me who wants to offer drum lessons in his spare time on the weekend.
There were four principles guiding the creation of Book’d:
* Time is precious. It is our most valuable resource and it is not renewable. We should make the most of it.
* We all have something to offer others. We all have acquired valuable experiences, skills, and services that we can share with others.
* A booking solution should be powerful enough to really save you time, but simple enough that you don’t need instructions.
* A booking solution should be affordable for anyone.
When we first introduced Book’d, we got a lot of incredible feedback and knew that we had hit onto something of value for folks. Our customers were exactly the kind of folks we were looking to help: salons, consultants, photographers, acupuncturists, and others whose businesses relied on their appointments. But we knew we could do better – for them and for others whose who perhaps need to take appointments, but it wasn’t their core business. We also realized that it was very important to let our customers own the booking experience and put their own brand and identity on it. So we listened and we built.
I am excited to share that after much work from a small group of dedicated folks who share this vision, we are very close to presenting a new Book’d that almost anyone should be able to use. Stay tuned. We think it will be a good time.