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A Zoho Bookings Alternative

Nutshell Scheduler vs. Zoho Bookings

Integrating your meeting scheduler tool with your CRM is a customer relationship game-changer. Nutshell Scheduler does more than simplify client bookings—it helps you turn appointments into tangible business growth. And Nutshell Scheduler is built right into Nutshell, so you don’t have to rely on a third-party CRM integration.

Nutshell Scheduler wins over Zoho Bookings for its:

  • All-in-one scheduling and CRM functionality
  • Unlimited virtual appointment spaces
  • Pricing per company, not per seat
  • All our scheduling features on every plan

What is Zoho Bookings?

Zoho Bookings is Zoho’s scheduling software tool. Zoho Bookings includes features like appointment scheduling, availability management, and booking reminder emails.

What is Nutshell Scheduler?

Nutshell Scheduler is the native meeting scheduling tool for Nutshell, the all-in-one CRM that helps businesses close more deals. Nutshell Scheduler connects seamlessly to your CRM data and other Nutshell tools to help you connect with clients at every stage of the funnel.

Nutshell Scheduler lets you book team meetings, demos, sales calls, or any other type of appointment from right inside Nutshell. Share Scheduler links in email or embed them on your website, and include Nutshell forms in your bookings to collect important information about prospects.

With Nutshell Scheduler, say goodbye to scheduling headaches and hello to turning your bookings into real growth opportunities.

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Nutshell Scheduler vs. Zoho Bookings comparison

If you’re searching for the best online scheduling software, Zoho Bookings may be on your radar. But with its lack of sales integration, limited time zone management features, and restrictive plans, Acuity may not be the best option for your business.

Nutshell Scheduler is the Zoho Bookings alternative that offers all the appointment management, and sales integration features your team needs to optimize every meeting. Plus, Nutshell Scheduler is priced for your entire team.

See how these appointment scheduling tools stack up and learn why Nutshell Scheduler is the best meeting scheduler platform.

Sales integration—so each booking adds to your understanding of every relationship

Nutshell Scheduler works natively with Nutshell CRM, so it’s easy to see the complete picture of every relationship! First, you can easily link Nutshell forms in your scheduler to gather information about your prospects before meeting with them.

Once someone submits a form, Nutshell will automatically create a new Person, Company, or Lead for them based on your preferences. Then, you can go to their page in Nutshell to see all your information about them, including a complete timeline of every interaction they’ve had with your team, from meetings and form submissions to email opens and clicks.

Nutshell also makes it easy to report on your bookings. Choose an activity type for each scheduler, whether a virtual meeting, phone call, demo, or a custom activity type you create. Once you log the booking as an activity, you can report on those activities in your Nutshell reports for seamless oversight into team productivity.

Although Zoho Bookings is part of the larger collection of Zoho software services, customers have to pay for the highest plan if they want seamless sales integration with Zoho CRM. And because Zoho Bookings is priced per seat, that can quickly become an expensive add-on.

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Unlimited virtual appointment spaces—so you can create as many meetings as you want

When opening up your schedule to meet with prospects and customers, you need complete control over your availability.

To give you autonomy over your bookings, Nutshell Scheduler lets your team create unlimited scheduler appointments of unlimited types with no team restrictions. So whether your team works internationally or all in the same city, offers one product or multiple types of services, you’re in charge of your scheduler appointment availability.

Zoho Bookings limits the number of virtual spaces you can create that are dedicated to specific types of meetings. What this means is that you have to register your team’s physical locations as different workspaces. And all your scheduling settings—from notifications to rescheduling and cancellations—have to be the same across a workspace. So Zoho Bookings customers have less control over how they organize their scheduled appointments.

Plus, Zoho Bookings imposes strict limits on the number of workspaces you can have in your account. The Free and Basic Zoho Bookings plans only allow one workspace, and the Premium plan is limited to three.

Create meeting dialog in Scheduler with solo and co-hosted options

Pricing per company—so your entire team can book meetings

Zoho Bookings is priced per staff member. This forces you to pay more to allow all your team members to schedule meetings.

With Nutshell, it’s easy to enable everyone to schedule their appointments. Nutshell Scheduler is priced for your entire company. So, all the team members in your CRM can book meetings, whether it’s your sales reps, customer success team, marketers, or executives.

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All our scheduling features—for every plan

Zoho Bookings only allows higher-paying customers access to certain features, like multiple virtual appointment spaces, CRM and sales integration, and co-hosting virtual meetings.

Nutshell Scheduler customers get all of these features and more. Create co-hosted online meetings, an unlimited number of appointments and groupings, CRM integration, and get live chat support from our helpful support team.

Nutshell Scheduler vs. Zoho Bookings

Nutshell Scheduler vs. the 3 tiers of Zoho Bookings (updated April 2024)

Nutshell Scheduler is an affordable and scalable scheduling option. As part of our Revenue Booster add-on that includes our Email Booster tool, you can get Scheduler for $37 per month for your entire company, not per seat.

See our full features here.

Plan We keep it simple with one plan. Zoho Bookings has three plans to sift through.
Per user cost Nutshell Scheduler is part of Nuthell’s Revenue Booster add-on, which is priced at $37/month—for your entire team!
Sales integration Nutshell Scheduler works natively with Nutshell, so you get the complete picture of every client relationship. If you want seamless sales integration with a Zoho Bookings account, you have to pay for the most expensive plan.
Activity logging Assign activity types for your scheduler meetings so you can log and report on them later in your Nutshell reports.
Virtual spaces for appointments With Nutshell Scheduler, there are no limits on the types of appointments you can create or how you organize them. Zoho Bookings imposes strict limits on the number of virtual spaces you can create for bookings.
Team member scheduling notifications Nutshell Scheduler teams can configure notifications to specific team members when a customer fills out a form in their Scheduler. In Zoho Bookings, all team members receive a notification.
Customizable, embeddable web forms Nutshell forms are completely customizable, so you can design branded forms to include in your schedulers and collect exactly the information you need from prospects. Zoho Bookings allows limited customization of booking forms.
Co-host virtual meetings Nutshell Scheduler lets you add multiple co-hosts to any booking, so you can get the right people in on your appointments.
Unlimited appointments
Scheduler website embedding Easily embed Nutshell Scheduler on your website with just a few clicks.
Calendar sync Nutshell Scheduler syncs with your Google and Office 365 calendars to automatically update your availability.
Online meeting tool sync To book online meetings, sync Nutshell Scheduler with your Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams account.
Prospect self-scheduling Give prospects control over their meetings with your team via self-scheduling.
Multiple time zones for your staff Nutshell Scheduler supports your team’s multiple time zones and displays them for prospects when scheduling appointments to prevent confusion.
Automatic reminder emails Choose when Nutshell should send a reminder email to your meeting attendees to ensure everyone is in attendance.
Customizable booking confirmation message Nutshell Scheduler lets your team create however many types of appointments they need, whether sales discovery calls, team meetings, demos, or anything else.
Live chat support Available on Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 10:30pm Eastern Time (excluding holidays).
Email support Create a ticket through a support email.
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Why integrating your CRM with a meeting scheduler is a game-changer

Whether your business hosts virtual demos as part of your sales process or collects appointments for your service offerings, a meeting scheduler platform is a powerful tool for staying in touch with leads and customers.

Integrating your meeting scheduler tool with your CRM fosters even better customer relationship building. With all your CRM data at your fingertips, you can analyze your prospects’ needs and build upon all your interactions to strengthen the relationship.

You can also track every meeting a contact has booked with you and every web form they’ve submitted, giving you insight you can use to move them toward a sale.

Nutshell Scheduler: The best Zoho Bookings alternative

When it comes to booking and managing appointments with potential customers that will result in real business growth, Nutshell Scheduler is the meeting scheduler tool your team needs.

With its all-in-one meeting scheduler and CRM functionality, integration with web forms, multiple time zones for your team, and per-company pricing, Nutshell Scheduler can help your business level up its outreach and drive higher revenue.

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