Meeting scheduler is a pro feature.
Meeting scheduler gives you a streamlined and professional tool to schedule meetings with your clients and prospects. Eliminate the frustrating back-and-forth process that is required to find a time that works for everyone. Simply send your "schedule-now link" or embed the scheduler directly into your website.
Scheduler integrates seamlessly with Google Meet, Google Calendar, Zoom, and your Hectic calendar. Automatically check your availability against the Hectic calendar and your Google Calendar to make sure you never get double booked. When you connect your Google or Zoom account, you can automatically add video conferencing locations to your meeting invitations. Don't use Google or Zoom? No problem, Meeting Schedulers work equally well without any third party app connections.
Pro tip: Connect your calendars to get the most out of meeting scheduler. Configure this in account settings > connected apps.
Before you can start accepting meetings, you will need to configure a scheduler. Click the cog in the lower left and choose "Schedulers & forms." Then click the "New meeting scheduler" button in the upper right corner.
Once your meeting is created, you will see the overview screen. Here you configure a unique meeting name, location, and duration of the meeting.
Name: The unique name you want for this scheduler. This name becomes part of the public link you will share with your clients, so pick something that is relatively short and descriptive.
Meeting duration: Decide how long you would like the meeting to last. You can configure anything from 5 minutes all the way up to a full day (or more) for the booking using the "Custom" duration.
Location: Here you can configure where the meeting will be held. The options are:
Google Meet - Link your Google account under the connected apps section of account settings.
Zoom - Link a Zoom account under the connected apps section of Account Preferences.
Phone-In - Provide a phone number for your invitee to call at the time of the booking.
Phone-Out - Gather the invitees phone number at booking so you can call them at the pre-determined time.
Physical address - Add a physical address where the meeting will be conducted.
Custom - Anything that doesn't fit into the above categories... you can go crazy and ask / enter anything you want.
Message: Enter any important information you would like to convey to the invitee. They will see it on the front page of the scheduler.
Add meeting to connected calendar: If you have multiple calendars connected, choose which calendar you'd like to associate with this meeting.
Meeting link: This is your unique meeting link for this scheduler. Share this when you are ready (or click the "share" link at the top if you want to embed in your website).
Active: If you want to disable this particular meeting scheduler, simply flip the switch to inactive. Any existing meeting will still be valid and only new meetings will no longer be accepted.
Show in Client Portal: Opt to allow your clients to schedule a meeting with you in their client portal.
Set your availability:
Configure what days and times you would like to make yourself available for meetings. Under the advanced section there are a number of settings to allow you to fine tune your meeting scheduling rules.
Schedule time zone: Set the time zone you want to set the meetings within. The invitee will always see the available schedule in their own time zone, so this setting is just for you.
Weekly schedule: Here you can configure what days and times you would like to make yourself available. Click the [+] on the right to add additional time slots during a single day. If you want to make yourself unavailable on a particular day, simply click the trash can to remove the schedule for that day.
Check availability against...: If you have a Google Calendar connected to your account, you can choose to check your availability against your Google Calendar. Using this option will ensure you are never double booked - even if you are taking meetings and scheduling activities outside of Hectic!
Advanced: In the advanced section you can fine tune the rules for accepting meetings on this scheduler:
Limit days in future - This setting allows you to control how many days in the future meetings are allowed to be booked. If you set this number to "30", the scheduler will not show any availability in your calendar further than 30 days into the future.
Max bookings per day - Limit the number of meetings you want to accept in a single day. Once that number of meetings are scheduled on a single day, no more available times will be shown to invitees for that day.
Pre/Post buffer time - Nobody likes back-to-back meetings. Configure how much time you want to make sure you have before and after every meeting. This feature integrates with Google and Hectic calendars to ensure that even meetings booked elsewhere are given sufficient buffer time.
Start increments - Choose whether you want to offer time slots in increments :15, :30, or :60 minutes during the day. For example
15 minute - 1:00, 1:15, 1:30: 1:45, 2:00
30 minute: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00
60 minute: 1:00, 2:00
Stop date - Do not accept meetings after this date.
Required notice - How soon before the booking time is the invitee allowed to book. Nobody likes last minute meetings, so make sure you configure enough time to prepare for the meeting!
The scheduler integrates with the same forms that are used for client discovery. These forms allow you to configure open ended questions, radio buttons, checkboxes, and drop downs. Name, email, and phone are always gathered at the time of booking. Integrating additional form questions is a great way to increase efficiency by gathering as much data ahead of time as possible.
Confirmation & reminder:
The reminder setting controls how soon before the meeting an email reminder. When the scheduler is integrated with Google calendar, the reminder notifications will come directly from Google. If Google is not in use, Hectic will send an email to you everyone at the prescribed time before the meeting. In addition a mobile push notification will be sent to Hectic users via the native mobile (iOS and Android) app and it will also appear in your notifications window in the Hectic web app.
After an invitee successfully schedules time Hectic will show a default confirmation page with the meeting details and various "add to calendar" links.
If you prefer to have the user redirected to a page on your website, you can choose the custom URL option and input the location you want the user sent to. If you are interested in showing the data on your own web page, you can choose to have basic meeting information appended to the redirect as URL parameters. For example:
On the preview page you can choose whether you want to show your logo at the top of the scheduler as well as what accent color best matches your branding. These settings are useful if you decide to embed the scheduler directly into your website.
The preview version of the scheduler is fully functional with the exception that it won't allow you to actually book the time. You can preview the time slots and ensure everything was configured correctly on the availability page. You will also see any integrated form on the second page.
If you want to test a booking, simply navigate to the link available under the "Share" button to test everything out end-to-end.
Sharing and publishing:
Under the share menu at the top there are options for either getting the direct link to your schedule or accessing embed code to place the scheduler directly into your website. The direct link is great for including in your email signature or simply putting on your website to redirect people to book meetings with you.
If you want a more integrated experience, the embed code will allow you to seamlessly integrate the scheduler directly into your website. This works with all modern website builders including Webflow, Shopify, Wordpress, Wix, etc. Please check your platforms documentation on how to include custom HTML iFrames.