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Have you ever worked in sales? If so, then you know how frustrating scheduling calls and meetings can be. On top of being frustrating, it’s also costly and unproductive. Just think about all of that back-and-forth. That could have been spent making your sales pitch. The good news? There are now calendar apps for sales professionals that can handle this for you automatically. And, here’s eight that are essential for all sales professionals.

1. Calendar

Tired of the back-and-forth emails when scheduling a meeting? The Calendar app makes that a problem of the past. Just chose your availability and share it via email or embed it on your website.

Once you share your link, the other party picks a time. The event is then added to your calendar. Calendar even automates tasks by integrating with Salesforce, GoToMeeting, and Zapier.

And that’s not all. The free Calendar app works with Google, Outlook, Office 365, or iCloud calendar. It even has timezone detection if you’re meeting with a customer across the country.

2. Sales Tracking Calendar App

This free was explicitly designed for salespeople. That’s why it comes with features like a daily appointment book and sales and pipeline tracker. By keeping tabs on your performance you can always hit your sales objectives and goals.

The app also stores all of your contacts. This way it can add notes that you can use for future meetings and sales opportunities.

The app is available for iPhone and Android users.

3. x.ai

This your personal assistant named Amy. And she’s here to schedule your meetings.

Just cc Amy on an email, and she’ll do the rest. She’ll find the best mutual time to meet based on your data. Then, the parties involved receive an invite.

Since this isn’t technically an app, there’s nothing to download. It’s free for personal use, but there are monthly plans at $39 or $59.

4. Sales Navigator

The sales navigator is more than just a calendar app. It integrates with your iOS device’s contacts, locations, and calendar. Integrating allows individual reps and enterprise sales forces to plan, manage, and close more deals.

It’s incredibly convenient, too, since it pulls your existing calendar and contacts. The app also has a stable route mapping function, so see can your sales appointments on Google maps. In the iPad view, you can use the horizontal screen to see your calendar appointments next to a map.

The app offers a Lite free version. But, for more robust features, you may want the $4.99 or $7.99 monthly plan.

5. Clara Labs

If you’re not a fan of Amy, then give Clara a try.

Like Amy, you just add Clara to any email, and she’ll take care of scheduling back-and-forth on your behalf. Since Clara is built to learn about you, you can be sure that she’ll handle your relationships properly. For instance, Clara handles follow-ups, meeting reminders, and rescheduling just like you would.

The only downside? Clara can get pricey. Monthly plans start at a hundred bucks.

6. Assitant.to

Assistant.to is a free attachment for Chrome that resides in Gmail. Because it’s in Gmail, it means that you just have to drop available dates and times from your Google Calendar into the body of an email. Upon receipt, your prospect selects the most convenient slot.

It remembers your most common meeting places so that you can schedule meetings in just seconds. Are you converting timezones? Assitant.co takes care of that too.

It can also integrate with Hangouts, GoToMeeting, Cirrus Insight, and Join.Me. And, it’s to install for Gmail users.

7. Schedule Once

This is a comprehensive and complete solution for your entire customer lifecycle. It features a two-way system that ditches the back-and-forth of confirming a time to meet. The software claims that it saves you 50% time savings.

Simply create a booking page with availability to schedule demos, consultations, or follow-ups. Then just link it to your prospect. The book on your page and the meeting are added to everyone’s calendar.

It also boasts a 3x increase in conversion rates and 2x acceleration in time-to-engagement. Additional features include group sessions, reports, and time-zone conversion.

Monthly plans start at $5 per user.

8. Acuity

Acuity lets you automate prospect meetings, cancellations, reminders, and even payments.

Your clients can view real-time calendar availability and then select a time that works for everyone. The calendar auto-adjusts for time zones and allows clients to reschedule. It even collects and stores new information about your clients.

The app integrates with Google, Outlook, Cal, and Office365. It even works with GoToMeeting, Zapier, PayPal, Stripe, and Quickbooks.

Plans start at $10 a month.

Calendar Apps for Sales Professionals

Now’s the time to try any, or all of these calendar apps for sales professionals to make improvements in 2020 towards achieving more sales goals.

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Peter Daisyme is the co-founder of Palo Alto, California-based Hostt, specializing in helping businesses with hosting their website for free, for life. Previously he was the co-founder of Pixloo, a company that helped people sell their homes online, that was acquired in 2012.

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