I’m pleased to pass along the below announcement via our colleagues at MindBody Online. ~ Waylon Lewis, ed.
Wellness-booking technology lets consumers book and pay for appointments online.
MINDBODY Finder technology is revolutionizing the health and wellness industry by giving consumers unprecedented access to wellness classes and appointments and by providing businesses a significant new channel of customers.
Unlike a traditional search engine that lists URLs for individuals businesses, MINDBODY Finder displays thousands of fitness classes and wellness appointments that consumers can search and immediately book and pay for online.
Finder takes the guesswork out of scheduling and eliminates the phone tag often associated with booking traditional appointments. Consumers are now in control of their own schedules and can book services via their mobile devices or high traffic web sites when it’s convenient for them, instead of wishing they could squeeze in a fitness class on their lunch hour or wondering if they can get a massage after work.
“All salons, yoga and Pilates studios, spas, gyms and other companies that provide fitness and wellness services are invited to add their business to MINDBODY Finder,” said Rick Stollmeyer, Founder and CEO of MINDBODY. “It’s a win-win because not only does it provide consumers with more options, it gives businesses a new revenue stream by allowing customers to instantly find, schedule and pay for their services through Finder Partner web sites.
IDEA Health and Fitness, TeachStreet, RoamingQ, Yogoer, FindYoga, Yoga Tampa Bay and Kidzmet are among the Finder Partners who will be hosting the Finder booking interface on their web sites this fall; more partners are joining each week. The model works by providing Finder Partners a small percentage of each transaction booked in exchange for the consumers they bring to the wellness business’s door.
Consumers can also find and book classes on the MINDBODY Finder site at mindbodyfinder.com and soon through MINDBODY’s free mobile applications for iPhone and Android. The downloadable applications include MINDBODY yoga, MINDBODY Pilates and MINDBODY Fitness for iPhone, with corresponding Android apps soon to follow.
ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO FINDER
MINDBODY invites companies that provide health and wellness- services to participate in MINDBODY Finder. To add a business, visit http://www.mindbodyfinder.com/add-my-business/
There are three options to choose from:
MINDBODY Dot – Free
The business name, location and phone number are listed as a dot on the map on all Finder interfaces including mindbodyfinder.com, partner websites and mobile applications.
MINDBODY Plus – Free 6-month Trial
Everything above, plus a logo and a description of the services and classes the business offers. Plus allows the business to accept consumer class bookings and sell gift certificates online.
MINDBODY Pro – Starting at $29/month
Everything above, plus the ability for consumers to book classes and services in real time through Finder interfaces and the business’s own web site. Each Finder reservation instantly appears on the business’s schedule and the customer’s payment goes directly into their bank account. In addition, the new customer’s profile and email address are automatically added to the business’s database.