Linking Your Facebook Page To Your Online Booking

In this this article we explain how to create “Call to Action” button on your Facebook page and how to link it to your Salon Control Online Booking service.  If you are curious what a CTA button is here is a definition:

The Call to Action (CTA) button is designed to bring a business’ most important objective to the forefront of its Facebook presence. Call to action buttons link to any destination on or off Facebook that aligns with a business’s goals.

The seven calls to action currently available are:

  1. Book Now
  2. Contact Us
  3. Use App
  4. Play Game
  5. Shop Now
  6. Sign Up
  7. Watch Video
Desktop Version

For your Facebook page we will be using the “Book Now” CTA button, firstly you will have to log into your Facebook account and make sure you have admin privileges on the page. Once you are on your Facebook page Click the “+ Add a Button” button as shown:

On the new pop Click the “Book services” tab to reveal more options.

With more options revealed Click the “Book Now” option to continue.

You will now be able to input your Online Booking URL into the text box. Your Online Booking URL will be emailed to you when requested, please email either kerry@totalsalon.net or luke@totalsalon.net for your unique URL if you don’t have your URL.

Once you have inputted your Online Booking URL Click the “Add Button” button to finalise your settings.

If you have followed these instructions carefully you will be shown a message confirming the CTA button has been added to your Facebook page.

You notice that the “+ Add Button” button will now have been changed to a “Book Now” button. Next we will test the link to ensure your customers are redirected to the correct website. Hover your cursor over the “Book Now” button and a small drop down menu will displayed, now Click the “Test Button” button as shown.

If you are redirected to your salons Online Booking page which looks similar to the image below you have successful set your CTA button.

Page Manager – iOS Version (iPhone/iPad)

Open Facebook Page Manager on your device and go to your page and Tap the “Add a Button” button as shown.

On the next screen you will have a range of options, please Tap “Book Now” option at the top of the list to continue.

In the text box please input your Online Booking URL. Your Online Booking URL will be emailed to you when requested, please email either kerry@totalsalon.net or luke@totalsalon.net for your unique URL if you don’t have your URL. A extremely useful feature to use on your iOS device is the copy & paste feature, using the copy & paste feature you can quickly easily copy & paste the Online Booking URL from a email or message. If you are unsure on how to do this please watch this YouTube video:

Once the online booking link is copied on the phones clipboard you will need to paste the link into the text box or simply type it manually.
If you have done this correctly it will look like the following image below. Now to finalise the settings simply Tap “Save”.
You will be taken back to first screen and the blue button will have changed to “Book Now”.

Page Manager – Android Version (Phone/Tablet)

Open Facebook Page Manager on your device and go to your page and Tap the “Add a Button” button as shown.

On the next screen you will have a range of options, please Tap “Book Now” option at the top of the list to continue.
 

In the text box please input your Online Booking URL. Your Online Booking URL will be emailed to you when requested, please email either kerry@totalsalon.net or luke@totalsalon.net for your unique URL if you don’t have your URL. A extremely useful feature to use on your Android device is the copy & paste feature, using the copy & paste feature you can quickly easily copy & paste the Online Booking URL from a email or message. If you are unsure on how to do this please watch this YouTube video:

Once the online booking link is copied on the phones clipboard you will need to paste the link into the text box or simply type it manually.
If you have done this correctly it will look like the following image below. Now to finalise the settings simply Tap “CREATE”.
You will be taken back to first screen and the blue button will have changed to “Book Now”.

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