AOT was built to address some of the most common, and most frustrating issues you face when running your business.
After interviewing over 100 small business owners, in addition to personally using pen and paper, spreadsheets, scheduling software, and every other solution you can imagine for our own small business, we’ve funneled everything we’ve learned into building the world’s most functional and versatile scheduling and membership management software.
We’re excited to share this list of key AOT features with you!
APPOINTMENT, GROUP CLASS, AND CLASS SERIES BOOKING
No matter what type of service your business offers, AOT can support you. While most scheduling platforms focus solely on 1:1 or group class booking, AOT provides the flexibility and capability to run your business and offer your services the way you want, and earn more revenue in the process.
MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
Both one-time packages as well as recurring subscriptions are standard features of AOT. In addition, packages and subscriptions can be redeemed in multiple ways, including service-based, amount-based, and time-based. Subscriptions can be configured to renew over your chosen duration period (monthly, yearly, etc), rollover unused credits, stop payments after a fixed period of time that you decide, and more.
Recurring subscription payments are charged automatically via credit card. Payments can also be taken from the online booking page via your own Stripe account. AOT does not charge any additional fees or commission for your online payments.
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING LIMITS
No two people are the same, and no two services are alike. That’s why AOT provides flexible scheduling limits that allow you to place rules on how clients can book your services. Scheduling limits can be applied at a global, individual service, or staff level, allowing your customers can book at the times most convenient for both of you – helping you to avoid any last minute surprises.
YOUR OWN CUSTOM, BRANDED APP
Every customer today wants to use an app to make bookings. AOT is the only system that provides a custom, branded progressive web app for your customers out of the box. Simply set up your business and your custom booking app is ready to be installed, simply by accessing your booking page URL on their mobile phone – there’s no need to visit the App Store or Google Play Store store to download.
A CLEAR AND EASY-TO-USE BOOKING PAGE
One of the most common requests we hear from our clients is to make it easier to book classes. We took that feedback to heart, and put together a functional and customizable design that is clear, easy to use, and professional.
NATIVE MULTI-LOCATION AND MULTIPLE LOCATION SPACES
Many scheduling platforms either require a separate account for each location or fail to handle multiple locations at all—meaning lots of extra work (and cost) for you. With AOT, multi-location comes built-in. With native multi-location, you can operate and scale your business with ease.
For business owners who have multiple rooms or spaces in their location to offer classes or services, you can also subdivide your location into spaces, setting a unique capacity for each space to ensure that you are never over (or under) booked.
DIGITAL POINT OF SALE
For a service-based business, many of your sales are in-person – so why is it that in many scheduling platforms, selling a product is a second-class, hard-to-find feature? Sales for your business are first and foremost for you, and a fully digital and easy to use point of sale is a first-class feature in AOT as well.
PAYROLL & COMMISSION MANAGEMENT
Running a successful business means your employees are rewarded, which often requires meticulously managing pay and commissions. We make that experience easier by integrating commissions into our digital point of sale as well as your payroll report, which can be exported to excel or your payroll system of choice.
Lots of businesses out there are operated by non-English speakers, yet most scheduling systems are only available in English. AOT was designed to be used by anyone, anywhere. Your Booking Page can be customized to include a language switcher, and displayed to your clients in literally any set of languages you choose.
STUDENT + INSTRUCTOR SIGN-IN KIOSK
A multi-function Sign in Kiosk was the savior of our founder’s studio (and perhaps their marriage as well). If you didn’t read their story, you can find it here!
A Sign-In Kiosk helps to keep track of both your student as well as your staff attendance, and helps to ensure that your payroll reports at the end of each month are accurate.
While this function is still under development, we’re working hard on getting it right and we expect it to be released later this year.
I’m proud to say that AOT is a practical solution, built on years of experience and software expertise, and created based on the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, based on our own personal experience running a fitness business franchise.
If this looks interesting to you, give AOT a try (for free). We think you’ll love it – and we’d love to hear how it works for you.