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Zapla is one of the first to join new Stripe partner program

Most people today don’t know that only three percent of GDP is online. That’s why we’re excited to join the Stripe Partner Program to increase internet commerce and help companies start, run, and scale their businesses.

Stripe Verified Partner

By joining the program, our mutual customers will now benefit from the combination of Zapla’s services with Stripe’s seamless payments platform.

Zapla offers an online booking calendar that small business owners can install on their websites. By allowing the business to accept appointment bookings and reservations directly on their website, Zapla helps businesses keep their calendar booked and business thriving.

We believe that removing barriers to online commerce helps more new businesses get started, levels the playing field, and increases economic output and trade around the world. Together with Stripe, our mission is to bring more commerce online and increase the GDP of the internet.

Read more about the Stripe Partner Program here.

Update on GDPR compliance

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. We can assure you that as of today, May 17, 2018, all Zapla services are in full compliance with GDPR.

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Design Your own Booking System using Custom CSS

The Zapla booking widget can be styled with custom CSS

A long-standing feature request amongst many of our users have been a possibility to be able to further refine the design of their Zapla booking widget on website. We’ve listened and today we present to you our new custom CSS feature!

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Add Your Booking Calendar to Your iPhone

Many Zapla customers like to have to have their booking calendar constantly available. Luckily — using the iCalendar integration in Zapla — you can keep your iPhone or iPad calendar up-to-date at any time. Here’s how:

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Customize Your Email and SMS Customer Notifications

Customize your Email and SMS Customer Notifications

Often, it’s a great idea to greet your customers with a personal message after they’ve placed their booking. That’s why we’ve just launched an email and SMS text template editor for Zapla. Now you can customize any customer notification with your very own message.

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Too Busy? Take a Break!

Zapla adds transitions between appointments

Whether you’re a therapist or renting out bicycles, it’s often important to have time to take a break and prepare for the next session. That’s why we’ve added a new transition feature to Zapla to help streamline the work-flow of your business.

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Collect Customer Payments with Stripe

Collect Customer Payments with Stripe

Today we’re launching an exciting and much requested new feature in Zapla! It’s now possible to accept payments directly from within the booking widget, helping you get paid. Your customers can pay using VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.

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Review Your Bookings Before Accepting Them

Review your bookings before accepting them

It’s now possible to review your incoming bookings prior to accepting or declining them. This gives you a chance to see if the booking fits your personal schedule or to gather additional information from your customer.

When logged in to the Dashboard, open a service and you’ll be able to enable booking confirmations.

There’s one more thing! We’ve had quite some feature requests for saving bookings as a draft without outgoing customer e-mails and SMS texts being sent, so we’ve added this feature as well.