What happens next?
We’re sure you’ve seen several people come to your restaurant on a busy night and frown when you tell them that you’re fully booked out. You’ve probably mentioned it time and time again that they could just call you up to book a table at your restaurant or check whether they’re full already, but these kinds of incidents never seem to stop. Why do you think this is the case?
Well, just like how millennials today prefer texting someone over calling them, some people prefer booking a table online as opposed to actually calling up a restaurant to reserve a table. The fix for this is simple. All you need to do is set up a publicly accessible online table reservation system link and then add it to your Google profile alongside other such business listings, so people can find it.
This post will tell you all you need to know about adding a book-a-table link to your Google My Business profile.
Well, it goes without saying that in order to add a valid book-a-table link to your Google profile, you need to have an online reservation system in place. While you can always use apps like OpenTable or Eat to give users the option to book a table at your restaurant, you can also use an app like Tablein to get the job done. Head over to the Tablein website and sign up to start this process.
Once you’re done setting up the restaurant on Tablein, you’ll be able to get a link that you can use to allow guests to book tables at your restaurant.
You could alternatively use any other similar service to set up your online reservation system. After you’re done with that, you’ll need to add that link to your Google profile. Let’s take a look at how you can do that.
Go to the Google My Business website and sign into your profile. If you don’t have one already, you can create one using the steps mentioned here.
In your Google My Business profile, click on the Info button.
On the Info page, you will find a section dedicated to adding links to your menu, reservation system, or online ordering service. Note that you might need to have a verified GMB profile to access this section.
Click on the pencil icon next to Reservation links and add the relevant link from Tablein.
Once you save your changes, your online reservation link will appear on your Google My Business profile. Guests who want to book a table can do so by clicking on this link.
Well, let’s be honest, you’re still going to get a few people who visit your fully booked restaurant on Valentine’s Day in the hopes of getting a table. However, adding an online reservation link to your Google profile will give your patrons yet another way to conveniently book a table to your restaurant. Also, be proud, you just took another step into becoming a digital-first business!