How do I get started?


‚ÄčThere are a few simple steps to complete to enable your pet care business to use iPetTime's online scheduling service.

To enable scheduling you will need to create an iPetTime account and provide the following information: business name, address, contact e-mail, phone number. You will also need to verify your e-mail address. The following steps will guide you through the process.

  1. Join

    To join, select For Service Providers and select the Join tab. From the Join tab, enter your e-mail address and a password to create an account.

  2. Click on the Join Nowbutton to open the Account Setup Wizard.

    The wizard will guide you through the process of setting up your account for mobile and online scheduling. The first step in the wizard is to agree to the iPetTime Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. If you agree to the terms and privacy policy, check I agree and click Next to continue.

  3. Enter Business Information.

    The required information includes, your business name, address and the pet care services you provide. After entering required business information, click Next to continue.

    You can cancel the setup process at anytime. If you cancel, iPetTime will open up the Account Setup Wizard on the appropriate step, the next time you login.

    Your pet care business may show up in our fetch results before you join. If you enter an address that is in our system but does not have an associated account, the information you provide when you join will override any information we had on file.

  4. Enter Contact Information.

    To enable scheduling, enter a contact e-mail address and a phone number and click Next. The contact e-mail address will default to your account e-mail address. You may optionally enter a web site address and a description of your business.

  5. Verify your e-mail address.

    iPetTime will send an e-mail with a verification link to your account e-mail address. When you receive the e-mail, simply click on the Verify link to complete the verification process. If your contact e-mail address differs from your account e-mail, you will also be asked to verify the contact e-mail address.

    When the verification step shows verified for both the account and contact e-mail, click Next to continue to the last step of the account setup process. The verification page will refresh every few seconds to check if you have clicked on the verification link from the e-mail.

  6. Try scheduling with your web link.

    The last step of the Account Setup Wizard shows you a web link that you can add to your web site to let your customers schedule online. The link will open a scheduling page dedicated to your business. You scheduling page automatically adjusts to a mobile friendly site when opened on an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry.

    After you have tried out your scheduling link, click Finish to close the wizard.

Once scheduling is up and running, you may want to customize your availability. From the Scheduling Setup tab you can configure many scheduling options including hours, holidays and the e-mails that your customers will receive. By default, your business will be setup as having unlimited capacity for all pet care services that you provide.

See the How do I add online scheduling to my web site help topic to learn how to let your customers know that you provide online scheduling.