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Getting started with Squarespace Scheduling

With Squarespace Scheduling, clients can book appointments or classes using the Appointment Scheduling Block or through a separate scheduling page. Scheduling only displays the times you're available and encourages clients to book appointments on their own while capturing all the information you need.

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Before you begin

Scheduling is an Acuity product designed for Squarespace. If you're already an Acuity customer, keep using the Appointment Scheduling Block with your existing Acuity account. To start using Acuity Scheduling without a Squarespace site, sign up for an Acuity account.

How Scheduling trials work

  • All Squarespace sites have access to a free 14-day Scheduling trial. While you're on the free trial, you can access everything on the Emerging Entrepreneur plan
  • Your 14 days begin when you click Get Started when following the steps below. When the trial ends, we'll only charge your card if you choose to continue with one of our paid plans.
  • It's not possible to cancel a Scheduling trial after clicking Get Started. Instead, let it expire after the 14 days end. 

Start a Scheduling trial

To sign up for your Scheduling trial:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Scheduling
  2. In the Free Trial box, click Get Started.
  3. Follow the prompts to set up your Scheduling account.

Subscribe after your trial ends

To keep using Scheduling after the trial, upgrade to a paid Scheduling subscription:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Scheduling
  2. In the Scheduling panel, click the prompts to upgrade.
  3. Choose a Monthly or Annual billing cycle.
  4. Select the Scheduling plan that fits your needs
  5. Click Confirm Payment.

Set your availability 

Use Availability to decide when you're open for appointments. You can:

  • Set regular weekly hours. 
  • Cancel regular weekly hours on particular days using override hours. 
  • Use override hours in place of regular weekly hours to set hours day-by-day.

After you've set your availability, you'll see a small version of your Appointment Calendar in the Scheduling panel. Specific days will be highlighted as clients book appointments.  

To learn more, visit Managing availability and calendars.

Add appointment types

Create appointment types for the different services you offer. Clients usually begin the scheduling process by choosing the appointment type they want to book. 

To learn more, visit Creating and editing appointment types.

Add Scheduling to your site

Share your scheduling page with clients by adding an Appointment Scheduling Block to your Squarespace site. Connect the Appointment Scheduling Block to your general scheduling page to show clients all of your appointment types that are public and available to book.

As your Scheduling account grows, you can use a drop-down menu that will appear here to connect the block to specific calendars, categories of appointment types, and more.

You can also share your scheduling page outside of Squarespace. 

To link to your scheduling page:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Scheduling
  2. In the Scheduling panel, click Scheduling Page Link.
  3. Under Direct Links & Embedding, click Direct Link.
  4. Use the drop-down menu to select either the general scheduling page or direct schedulers for specific appointment types, calendars, and more. If you have only one appointment type and one calendar, this drop-down menu will not appear.
  5. Click Copy to copy the link.
  6. Paste the link wherever you're sharing your General Scheduling Page.

To customize and share your General Scheduling Page Link:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Scheduling
  2. In the Scheduling panel, click Scheduling Page Link.
  3. Under General Scheduling Page, click Change Link Name.
  4. Enter a new URL. You can enter any URL you like, as long as it's not already in use, but it must end in .as.me.
  5. Click Copy to copy the new link.
  6. Paste the link wherever you're sharing your General Scheduling Page.

Sync with other calendars

Sync your Scheduling calendar with a third-party calendar to keep track of your appointments and events outside of Squarespace. 

To learn more, visit Syncing with third-party calendars

More help

After completing the steps in this guide, you're ready for clients to book appointments. In addition to our guides and video tutorials, we offer other resources to help you get the most out of Squarespace Scheduling:

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