In order to know which is the best appointment booking plugins for WordPress have a look at the table below which shows the comparison of different WordPress plugin on the basis of different features that they possess.

Main FeaturesStart BookingBirch             Press Booking Calendar
Bookly
Simple Booking Calendar
Time slot Management    Y   Y    Y    Y    X
Date Management    Y   Y    Y    Y    Y
Google Calendar Sync
    Y

   Y

    Y
       Y        Y
iCalendar sync    X   Y    Y    X    Y
Database storage    Y   Y    Y    Y    Y
Notification confirmation    Y   Y    Y    Y    Y
Online Payment    Y   Y    Y    Y    Y
Price Range $8.0- 20      $99- 249$59.25 – 674.25  $89.00$39-139

1. StartBooking:-

StartBooking is booking and appointment plugin for WordPress that allows a user to make bookings and scheduling an appointment directly from your website and can make an online payment for the same. You can easily adjust the plugin in the website and it also allows you to manage the date and time according to your convenience. 

It helps in easily managing the online scheduling of the customer’s bookings and appointments as it sends a customized email to the customer and also sends a reminder notification to you. It also syncs all the bookings with Google Calendar which enables you to view bookings on all the devices. The price range of this plugin starts from $8 to $20. 

2. BirchPress:-

BirchPress is a booking scheduler that allows customers to make an appointment or booking of their own choice and can also make an online payment for the bookings. It allows you to manage the entire booking system such as date, time, payment mode, WooCommerce integration.

BirchPress automatically sends customized Email to the customers when an appointment is booked, rescheduled and canceled and also notifies you about the upcoming bookings. It syncs all your bookings with Google Calendar, icalendar, and outlook.

3. Booking Calendar:-

Booking Calendar is a WordPress plugin which allows a user to check availability and make an appointment for a specific day and time slot. It also configures payment system integration with the most popular payment gateways. 

It allows you to customize forms and calendars and help in managing the bookings through the calendar and send a detailed Email to the customers about their bookings and payments. It automatically generates a captcha to prevent spam, email notifications, payments and more.

4. Bookly:-

Bookly is a free plugin for WordPress that allows online bookings and reservation for any businesses from hair salons or photography to wealth management and transportation. It manages your services, client database, save time and money.

Bookly is designed to grow your online sales and make easy appointments.  You can start easily with the free version of Bookly and once your business starts growing you can operate with the paid version available with the Bookly Pro add-on for $89.

5. WP Simple Booking Calendar:-

WP simple booking calendar is a WordPress booking plugin which allows you to create an unlimited number of bookings calendars and you can also add and save the booking information for each day on your booking calendar.

In this plugin, there are no time slots i.e. you can make a booking for a whole day. WP simple booking calendar syncs your calendar data to Airbnb, FlipKey, Google Calendar, etc.  

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