Saving the world from crappy booking systems, since this week.
Many Timely businesses run retail operations alongside their services. To do this properly they need stock control to track how much they have of each product.
I'm stoked to announce that Larissa Macleman has joined the Timely team, based in Wellington. Larissa is a "Mumtrepreneur", wearing the Timely cape as our new Business Development Manager by day... and a happy mother of two by night.
Welcome back to our social series! In our last post we ran through some online basics, and suggested a few ways to start promoting your website address. In this post we'll focus on your customers. We're going to look at who they are, and how to start speaking their language.
The team here at Timely is growing! Following our recent funding news, we've been on the recruitment drive. The bar is high and we're meeting lots of amazing people that are excited about joining the Timely crew.
When your business sells services, time is money. We are committed to providing time-saving features for you in Timely wherever possible. With that in mind, we've now added support for thermal receipt printers and cash drawers to Timely!
Payment gateways such as PayPal enable convenient, secure and reliable payment handling when online payments are needed. Until now, Timely just had PayPal.
Yesterday we gave you a peek at a few presentation tweaks that we've made to the calendar. The response was so positive that we went ahead and added the changes today!
Switching to a new system can be a little bit daunting but with Timely it doesn't have to be. It can be as simple as 1, 2, 3 to get your business up and running and back on track.
Welcome back to our series on getting the most out of your online presence.
The Internet. It’s a wonderful place full of helpful resources, social interactions, games, apps and adorable cat photos. But with almost one billion sites on the web - where does your business fit into the picture? And how can you connect with your customers?
We are super excited to announce that Timely is now the preferred appointment software provider for the New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists (NZARBTh). Last month we hopped on a plane to visit them in Auckland, and show them what Timely is all about, why beauty therapists love using Timely, and what we can offer to their members.
Last week we released the newly revised roadmap for the remainder of 2014. While we're all jumping around excitedly about what's coming, we still had a couple of things to finish first.
Back in February we announced three big things we wanted to work on in the first half of 2014. Now we're announcing our development roadmap for the next six months!
Today is a happy day, as I can announce that Timely has attracted a further $1.3m in funding almost a year after we announced our first external investment from Rowan Simpson.
We were sorry to hear the news of the passing of Mark Demicoli, founder of ClickBook.net. It is clear from the comments on the company's website and Facebook page that…
We are committed to Timely being the most beautiful appointment scheduling solution available. To that end, I am very excited to welcome our new Designer, Alan Bauchop, to the Timely team.
Hi! I’m Megan Murano and I run the portrait side of photography business Insight Creative.
The techbots have just delivered another popular feature from our payment and invoicing roadmap. Lots of you wanted to invoice your customers less by combining multiple appointments into a single invoice.
Refer a Friend to Timely in the next 30 days and be in to win a sweet iPad Mini!
As an accountant for most of her career, Kathy Chowles likes to keep a sharp eye on the numbers. Timely's reporting features have made this job a lot easier for Kathy, so she can spend more time on growing her business.
Most class users are typically fitness and heath related but you never know - you might want to hold a spontaneous class or get a group of people together. Well now you can!
One key aspect of business software like Timely is "reporting". Businesses like your's require reporting to monitor how healthy your business is, detailed financials, how well your staff are performing and a multitude of other must have information.
Earlier this week I experienced an unexpected parenting highlight.
Google Calendar is one of the most widely used calendars in the world and Timely has happily synced appointments with it since day one.
Back in early April we added a simple method of applying discounts to invoices. We also promised that a more sophisticated approach was on the way. That day has arrived!
We have all sorts of people using Timely appointment scheduling software. These people are from a range of businesses, both large and small, across many industries. Some come from using another software option which just wasn't doing the job they wanted it to. Others have just started up their business, or they were using a paper diary.
The calendar is the heart and soul of Timely, and we're committed to making it better and better with your feedback. Here's another neat change that'll make life easier for those of you with heaps of staff.
We love nothing more than hearing stories of success from our small business customers. Yesterday there we all were, beavering away behind the scenes at Timely, when we heard from our customer Ria, from Aurum Hairsylists.
Ben Roberts of InSsentif Fitness in Melbourne has a passion for health. This certainly includes fitness, but he is also a passionate advocate of living a healthy life in all aspects. This includes helping to educate others about harmful chemicals that are in our personal care and cleaning products. Ben and his wife became involved with a company that distributes non-toxic products, including a full range of nutritional products and supplements.
At Timely we love making it easy for you to work wherever you might be. It's also essential that your staff know where they need to be and when!
Our team at Timely continues to expand with the new hire of Sarah Ley-Hamilton.
Last night two of our crew (Scoff and Justin) attended the announcement of the finalists for the NZ Hi-Tech Awards 2014. And it proved worthwhile. Timely have been selected as a finalist in the NZ Start-Up Company of the Year 2014. Woop!
Timely is carving out a reputation for constant improvement. We're hearing that our customers love how often we release new features to make their lives easier. That's good because we have no plans of slowing down any time soon!
So you've had a play with Timely, decided it’s totally amazing (aww, shucks!), and have signed up to get going. You’re now using the coolest appointment scheduling system in the known Universe*.
In 2011 when we set about building Timely, we took a gamble that small business owners would care about software design.
Timely is all about keeping it classy. It's lucky then that the second big thing the techbots are working on is - "classes".
After 6 weeks of grueling workouts Timely Guy emerged from the #gettimelyfit competition dripping in sweat, an absolute picture of health. We had a heap of entries, so thanks to everyone who helped us get him into shape!
Last week Andrew (or "Scoff") the boss of the techbots outlined the development roadmap for the next four to five months. The first big thing mentioned was to complete payments and invoicing by polishing what's there and crushing the existing list of related features.
Jess Rule had a chance encounter with the crew from Timely at the FitEx conference in 2013. Ever since, her appointment scheduling has been streamlined, and her business is benefiting as a result.
Timely has grown a lot in our first year, with thousands of users now in over 30 countries around the world, and I am super excited to announce that we've opened a Timely office in London!
Hair Boutique recently began using Timely, and they find that it is invaluable for organizing their business and marketing activities. We had a chat to Shaun Thornburgh, a salon business expert and the owner of Hair Boutique, to find out how Timely was working for the business.
I'm very happy to welcome Louise Blakely to the Timely team as our new Marketing and Communications Manager!
I spent this past weekend away at a holiday house with my family. Sitting on the coffee table we discovered a NZ Woman's Weekly magazine from 1982!
Over the weekend we released a change to the invoice raising and payment process.
No-shows are a killer for an appointment-based business. When a customer fails to turn up for an appointment you are faced with lost revenue and wasted time.
It’s that time of year and I’ve spent this morning reflecting on 2013. As co-founder of Timely I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved this year.
Another big year has come to an end for tertiary students, and we were proud to be involved by sponsoring an award given to an Advanced Therapeutic Massage student at Aoraki Polytechnic.
With a growing team based throughout New Zealand and a huge year almost behind us, the Timely family got together to spend a day as a team in Dunedin.
We've promised this feature for a little while now and it's one that's got you folks excited.
Aoraki Polytechnic recently chose Timely as the booking system for their Massage Therapy training clinic. The setup allows members of the public to make a booking with a student massage therapist, who use Timely to manage their bookings.
Last weekend Andrew Long and I headed up to sunny Auckland for the 2013 FitEx conference.
MYOB are one of the biggest providers of accounting software in New Zealand and Australia with 1.2 million customers across both markets.
Unbelievably it's Friday already! Here's the last tiny feature profile to finish the week off.
We are delighted to have been included as a preferred supplier of appointment scheduling software for the Fitness NZ community of personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and facility owners.
The latest new feature to be added to Timely is another request from users.
The techbots have been busy! Their latest addition to Timely is a feature built to avoid double bookings.
From today, you can re-order your own staff anytime you like in any order you like!
Today I promised a second new feature profile and here it is. This one became increasingly important for those users who integrated Timely with Xero.
This is the first in a series of short posts focusing on a number of small but great new features we've released this week.
Last week's changes affected how you request payments on invoices, and this week's changes affect how your customers pay for their appointments.
We are very excited because today we launch online payments for Timely!
The Timely Techbots are always working hard to make things better. In fact, they deployed 10 small improvements over the weekend!
Just before we roll into October, here are a few more features to keep you busy.
Just before we wrap things up for the weekend, here's a little user interface magic we've just added.
September is turning into a huge month for new features and bug fixes on Timely. The tech bots are simply unstoppable at the moment!
We have exciting news here at Timely! The tech bots have been nose to the grindstone these past six weeks building a sparkly, new payments system.
Thanks to our friends at Microsoft NZ, we have a ticket to TechEd 2013 to give away valued at $1,900!
The Timely techbots have been beavering away on the new payments system.
At Timely, we care about your thoughts and opinions.
As of today, you can now create your own templates with your own words for these SMS messages. Simply head on over to Settings > SMS templates to get started.
A new update to Timely allows customers to make an online booking for more than one service at a time.
The Customer Engagement team at Yammer, a leading Enterprise Social Network, has adopted online scheduling start-up, Timely, to allow their customers to book an appointment for a new offering called…
We know many of you have asked for more payment-related functionality in Timely. Here's a quick round-up of the most requested features in this area.
Here's a round up of some recent tweaks we've made to Timely based on your awesome feedback. Keep it coming!
The team at Vend are good friends of ours. Not only are they a nice bunch of people - they have a sweet product that integrates beautifully with Timely. You can use Vend for point-of-sale (POS), stock management and payment features that complement your Timely scheduling system.
You can now schedule recurring classes on your calendar. Plus we've made a bunch of other improvements to the way recurring calendar entries work.
Emerging technology startup, Timely, today announced that Trade Me alumnus and investor Rowan Simpson has backed the company.
We have some great news - we've teamed up with Localist to bring you more ways to reach new customers and take online bookings!
Here is a round-up of the latest feature released to Timely including booking buttons for your services, calendar start date and searching for customers by address.
We've teamed up with The Wellness Directory!
Timely is an exciting new tech start-up, launched in 2012 by an experienced team. We are growing fast, with thousands of users around the world – from Ashburton to Afghanistan.
Timely's integration with MailChimp is now officially released.
We're delighted to be nominated as finalist for the Hi-Tech Awards 2013!
We know that if you are using Timely constantly throughout the day small improvements can make a big difference to your ability to work effectively. With this in mind, we…
Here's a round-up of new features we've added to Timely over the last week. As you can see we've been really busy (one of the benefits of having four computer…
If you have multiple staff - we've added a new option to Timely so you can decide how staff are selected for online bookings.
Our mission at Timely from day one has been to provide our customers with the best appointment scheduling system possible, to make your lives easier; and features and tools that actively help you get new customers through the door.
We've been making some big improvements to the SMS and messaging system for bookings.
We're chuffed to say that our revamped customers area is now live - and just in time for Christmas!
The team behind booking software company Timely were featured by the Idealog magazine in issue 42.
It's been quite a year here at Timely HQ...