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How to: Install Online Booking Widgets for Your Restaurant to Maximize Reservations

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By wowadmin

January 10, 2021

Why Do You Need A Booking Widget?

A booking widget is the best way to take reservations, automatically. Making your table inventory available online is now crucial, as customers are increasingly engaging services via their phones and smart devices. Over 25% of people make reservations exclusively online, and good booking widgets are making capturing these bookings (and the customer’s data) possible.

A good booking widget will:

Allow guests to check availability and reserve tables online at any time.

Reduce no shows by sending confirmations and reminders to your guests.

Automatically add bookings to your digital reservation book.

Get The Most Out Of Your Booking Widget

Many years ago, booking widgets (platforms) were only able to be integrated into websites. But today, all good online booking platforms should give you the ability to use your booking system across a multitude of platforms, to include your website, social media pages and google places listing. 

Make it easy for your customers to make bookings with you on the sites where they spend most of their time:

Google now allows you to take bookings directly from Google Search and Google Maps via your Google My Business Page. These actions include

  • Reserving a table
  • Booking an appointment
  • Placing an order
  • Searching for items
  • Viewing the menu


WOWAPPS is an all-Australian tech company, dedicated to anticipating the ever-evolving needs of restaurants and their diners. We are committed to helping Australian Restaurants reap the rewards of additional revenue and brand advocacy, providing seamless customer experiences that are more delightful and convenient.

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