Now, you can easily send automated appointment reminders directly from Google Calendar. What we show you below is one of the ways we work with Google Calendar to send automated appointment reminder calls or text messages. We can auto-detect if the phone number you entered is a valid mobile phone or a land line. If it's a mobile phone and you want us to send a text reminder, we'll do it.
STEP 1: Signup for your free trial --- CHECK OUT OUR FREE TRIAL!
STEP 2: Setup your appointments in Google Calendar
We can work with just about any format you like, but we are showing here a simple format with just the basic information needed to send a reminder.
Last, First, Phone Number, (Optional Appointment type)
NOTE: If you already have the info. in the calendar with a little different format, just contact us at 1-800-939-1853 and we'll work with you - no problem!
STEP 3: Give us access to your Google Calendar (one-time only)
In order for the automated sync to work, you'll need give us access to your Google Calendar.
1. Inside Google Calendar, click the Gear icon in the upper right corner, then select Settings
2. Click Calendars at the top to see your calendars.
3. Click Share this calendar next to the specific calendar.
4. Type or copy / paste this email address into the "Person" field:
5. Select Make changes to events from the Permission Settings.
6. Click Add Person.
7. Click Save.
If you are sharing a calendar that is not your main calendar tied to your email, then you'll have to give us the calendar ID from the details page which will look something like this. (To see this page, click on the underlined Calendar name shown in step 3 above):
STEP 4: Tell us what time of day you want the automated reminders to go out, and for how many work days ahead, and we'll take care of the rest!
3:00 PM every day, we automatically pull your Google Calendar appointments for 2 working days ahead (e.g. Friday's appointments are pulled the Wednesday before) and we send out all the phone call and text message reminders.
Also, you'll need to supply us with a way to access your calendar to automatically pull the information
As soon as the reminders are done, you get an email either with all the detailed results, or just a summary, so you can login to www.1800notify.com and securely view the reminder results in our secure online portal.