JetAppointment WordPress Plugin: The Next WP Amelia Alternative?

jetappointment vs wp amelia

What General Functionality Should Appointment Plugins Have?

  • adaptability to different types of business with customization to the WordPress website’s theme (including colors, images, and text);
  • handy admin tools;
  • flexible booking forms and scheduling for different time slots;
  • many widgets, including search widgets;
  • different notification types (SMS, email, etc.) and integration with Google calendar;
  • easy-to-use site interface and adaptive multi-language design;
  • WooCommerce integration;
  • adjustment of different time zone;
  • orders for multiple date and time schedules;
  • different types of payment (cash, PayPal, etc.) and currencies;
  • customer support through the ticket system.

What Is the Best WP Amelia Alternative?

jetappointment plugin
Source: JetAppointment | Crocoblock
  • appointment options & settings;
  • booking appointments from different WordPress websites;
  • different appointment booking schedule types;
  • configuring of appointment booking forms;
  • managing appointments via a clean dashboard;
  • WooCommerce integration;
  • integration of external apps to automate processes.

Detailed Comparison

  • booking forms with custom fields;
  • a fully configured calendar;
  • integration with many plugins and payment systems;
  • managing multiple employees and multiple websites;
  • email and SMS notifications;
  • ability to configure double booking, show booking slots, delimit paid and free meetings.
  • the possibility to create Custom Post Types to add services and set up their provision terms;
  • you can add and display an unlimited number of services (multi-booking) and link them to their providers;
  • adjusting front-end post-submit actions to create booking forms;
  • notifications via email and Google calendar;
  • appointment booking from site forms, service page, and provider page.
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Common Issues Caused by Appointment Plugins

  • Assume the time slot is 30 minutes, which is typical for all appointment plugins. You have the first service, which starts at 10:00 with a duration of 30 minutes, and the second one, which is one hour long, starts at 11:00. So, if you book the first service from 10:00 to 10:30, the second service should start after the first one ends from 10:30 to 11:30. But it instead shows a fixed one-hour slot from 11:00 to 12:00.
  • It is better to appoint two different services than one service with two timings.
  • You should pay more attention to the buffer time between appointments to avoid overlapping.

Conclusions

  • Amelia Booking Plugin focuses mainly on business management tools (reports, statistics, broad integration with payment systems, charts to trace efficiency options);
  • JetAppointment (with JetEngine) mainly focuses on clients’ usability, and its tools aim at making appointments as convenient and diverse as possible.

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