Sakurabook is Shopify's first Japanese calendar reservation app.
This time, I will explain this feature.
◆ Shopify in the initial state does not have a calendar reservation function
The EC site construction tool "Shopify" has a "Shopify app" that provides various extensions.By installing various Shopify apps, you can add a wide variety of functions that are not available in the initial state of Shopify.
Out of the box, Shopify does not have a calendar booking feature.Therefore, in order to accept reservations on the Shopify site, such as facility use, store visits, interviews, and online service use, it is necessary to add the calendar reservation function to the Shopify app.
Alternatively, you can register it in the product menu as a "product that does not require delivery", accept only orders and payments with Shopify, and then exchange by email or phone to adjust the date and time of use. With this flow, the convenience of customers is low, and it takes time to adjust the date and time.
For these reasons, when accepting reservations on the Shopify site, such as facility use, visits, interviews, and online service use, it is desirable to add a calendar reservation function to the Shopify app.
◆I searched for a Japanese calendar reservation app in the Shopify app store, but I can't find it.
Now, let's find a Shopify app that provides a calendar reservation function in the app store in order to accept facility use and store visit reservations.You can find some apps, but be careful here.
This is because "reservation" on an EC site can be broadly divided into two meanings.
Differences from "pre-order sales" and "SNS reservation posting"
If you search for "reservation" in the Shopify app store, you'll find several reservation apps that support Japanese.
However, most of the apps other than Sakurabook are "reservation sales" functions or apps that provide reservation posting functions to LINE and SNS, and do not provide calendar reservation functions such as facility use and store visit reservations.
Even though it is the same "reservation function"An app with completely different functions from reservation reception such as facility use, visits, interviews, and online service useIt is just.
The "Reserve" app used in English also has a calendar reservation function, but ...
On the other hand, if you search the Shopify app store for "Reserve" in English, you'll find several booking apps that offer calendar booking functionality.However, both are premised on use in English-speaking countries and English environments, and there will be problems in implementing them on the Japanese Shopify site.
・ The notation cannot be translated into Japanese
-Even if the settings can be customized and made into Japanese, some notations cannot be made into Japanese and remain in English.
-The order of "first name and last name" in the input form becomes "first name and last name" in English.
And so on, there are various problems.
English notation has a high psychological hurdle for Japanese users
For many Japanese users, the English notation raises a psychological hurdle just by having it.Regardless of your English ability, the situation that "I thought it was a Japanese site and suddenly came up with an English sentence" would not be preferable.
From this point of view, a complete Japanese site is desirable, but it was a difficult task to realize with the conventional Shopfiy reservation app.
In terms of support, the language barrier is also a problem.
Also, in terms of app support, apps developed in English-speaking countries will inevitably have language barriers.
For example, if you are looking for a manual or Q & A on the official website of the app, asking a question in the community, or contacting a support person by chat, email, or phone, you will be required to communicate in English.
If you use the translation function or translation application of your browser, you can use it, but as long as you can't get support in Japanese, you will have anxiety and troubles.
◆Sakurabook is a Shopify calendar reservation app that supports Japanese.
・ Although there are many Shopify reservation apps such as "pre-order sales" and "SNS reservation posting", there are few apps that provide calendar reservation functions such as facility use and service use.
・ Some Shopify apps have a calendar reservation function, but they are all designed for use in English, making it difficult to support Japanese.
・ As for support, communication in English is a prerequisite, and support cannot be received in Japanese.
Sakurabook, which we develop, can solve these problems.
Sakurabook is Shopify's first fully Japanese calendar reservation app.Unlike apps developed in English-speaking countries, it is designed so that it does not cause any discomfort when used by Japanese users.Even in support, there is no language barrier.
It has various unique features such as abundant customizability unique to Shopify and unification of product sales, facility use reservations, digital service reservations, etc.
It is a new solution in the after-corona era where acceleration of online support is desired.
◆ To all WEB production companies: Notice of recruitment of Sakurabook partners
We are currently looking for "Sakurabook Partners" for web production companies. Registration for Sakurabook partners is free.We also provide subsidy application support services such as IT introduction subsidies.
<XNUMX: Mediation of EC site production projects>
We plan to mediate projects for Shopify site creation services that utilize Sakurabook to partner companies as needed.
As a Sakurarbook app development company, we are accepting consultations from merchants regarding the creation of Shopify sites using Sakurarbook.In that case, if you can handle the actual site production, we would like to preferentially arrange the project to the partner company.
<XNUMX: Introduction on Sakurabook official website>
We would like to introduce our partner companies on the Sakurabook official website (only if we have permission to publish). The Sakurabook official website also attracts access from merchants who are interested in building EC sites / reservation sites and creating Shopify sites.We plan to develop it as a place to appeal to our partner companies and to acquire new projects.
<XNUMX: Priority information provision>
We will promptly inform you of the latest information such as detailed function introduction of Sakurabook application, case introduction of application cooperation, introduction case case, etc. by e-mail.
<XNUMX: Utilization support such as IT introduction subsidy (results compensation system)>
At our company, in collaboration with the administrative scrivener office, we support the utilization of IT introduction subsidies and business restructuring subsidies for WEB production companies that create Shopify sites using Sakurabook. Also offers.
In general subsidy application support, it is generally as high as 10 to 20% of the amount of subsidy earned, but in our support, it is a flat rate without a start fee.In addition, due to the performance fee system, if the subsidy is not adopted, no cost will be charged.
Please take this opportunity to consider it.