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Fons Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Fons product overview

What is Fons?

You’ll Love Using Fons To:

Key benefits of using Fons

  • Reduce no-shows and last minute cancellations with Fons' customizable cancellation policy windows and automated appointment reminders.

  • Choose a suitable cancellation policy window length, which Fons' will make clear to clients at their time of booking, and then enforce.

  • Choose to bill clients on a per-appointment or a recurring, subscription basis, depending on business needs.

  • Create recurring appointments - daily, weekly or monthly - with clients, who need only confirm their attendance once.

  • Use Fons' visual billing reports to analyze past results, identify trends, and make qualified business decisions.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base
    Chat
    Email/Help Desk
    Phone Support

    Training options

    Documentation
    In Person
    Live Online
    Videos
    Webinars

    Fons pricing information

    Value for money

    4.8

    /5

    91

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    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    Fons features

    Functionality

    4.7

    /5

    91

    Total features

    83

    11 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Third Party Integrations
    Activity Dashboard
    Alerts/Notifications
    Mobile Access
    Customizable Branding
    Calendar Management
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Parent Portal

    Functionality contenders

    Fons users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.9

    /5

    91

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9.53/10
    Rating distribution

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    4

    3

    2

    1

    84

    4

    2

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    1

    Pros
    Excellent customer support team who is there to help with any of our needs as our company is growing. They have helped us use the software better to be more efficient with our own time and resources.

    AS

    Anthony S.

    I'm just starting out, so having all this stuff handled for a low price is awesome. It's good to know that Fons will be useful and affordable no matter how much my business grows.

    PH

    Patrick H.

    I love the ease of client booking, options of subscriptions and packages, and the interface of the software. My clients all love it as well.

    AT

    Allie T.

    Cons
    I still have a few clients who pay outside of Fons and that is the only thing that does not work well for me.

    MS

    Melissa S.

    I had a rather negative experience when the CEO responded to my anxiety in an email badly, accusing me of not reading it thoroughly getting impatient when I didn’t understand.

    SB

    Samantha B.

    My phone calendar stopped syncing with the app (likely my phones issue and not the app).

    AT

    Allie T.

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    I no longer dread billing my students.

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    I love teaching guitar, but I hate the tedious administrivia part of running your own business, and until recently the worst part was scheduling and billing my students. I tracked their lessons with pencil and paper, and used email to schedule and bill. Looking back on it, the whole process was incredibly inefficient and prone to miscommunication and mistakes. Now my calendar is synced with my students,...

    Pros

    Not spending six hours at the start of every month calculating and emailing invoices to each of my students.

    Cons

    A minor gripe: I'd like to have access to a record of each email Fons sends on my behalf.

    Vendor response

    Thank you Rob! This is awesome! We are so happy you are with us at Fons and we appreciate you! :)

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Fons adds value and simplicity to my business

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Fons adds value to my music teaching business by taking most billing and scheduling matters off my plate. I set my policy and explain it to my studio families, and Fons takes care of the rest. There are no more "we were on vacation during one of our lessons last month, so we're going to pay you less this month" conversations. It's great having a system I can count on to make sure I get paid and taking...

    Pros

    As a music teacher, I strongly prefer to keep my conversations with students and parents about music, building confidence, and having fun in the process. Toward the bottom of the list would be chasing down payments or being the studio policy enforcer on things like last-minute cancellations. With Fons, after some initial setup and onboarding with new students, I generally don't have to talk about payments...

    Cons

    Fons doesn't have any major issues in my opinion...but in the future, I would love to see 2-way calendar sync so that Fons can determine my availability using appointments on my calendar that aren't related to my business (similar to what Calendly does). This would be a "nice to have" and not a reason I would decide to use/not use the service.

    Vendor response

    This is the kindest, most well thought out review. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with us. We are so happy to have providers like you as part of the Fons Family. :)

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    Great Customer Service

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    My overall experience with fons has been relatively good. The customer service has been helpful with all of my issues and there are definitely some wonderful benefits with Fons, but there are some issues with layout that could use improvement.

    Pros

    I have had excellent customer service experiences with Fons. It is also wonderful to have a scheduling app where clients can schedule and pay for their appointments and include the option to purchase in bulk!

    Cons

    This software is a bit complicated to use at times. It is hard to find how to do certain things, and there needs to be more direct options for certain actions. Sites like these should be laid out in the easiest manner for the simplest laymen to use. It would also help to have an option for a business policy to be read by clients before scheduling appointments and when appointments are being confirmed so that the policy is fresh in their minds and for liability purposes.

    Vendor response

    Hey there Hannah! Thank you so much for your review and this feedback. We want to make Fons as simple as possible to use for anyone, regardless of their comfort with using new technologies. Please let our team know if there are any particular areas you'd like to see improve or explained better. Fons is a powerful platform nestled into minimal design., and we make updates each week to try and improve the user experience. We are guided by our customers' needs and feedback. Thanks for sharing yours!

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Worth it!

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    It has been great! We've been very happy and grateful for this product

    Pros

    Customer service and usefulness. This team has really figured out what small, service businesses need!

    Cons

    I wish we could get the activation bar to go away

    Vendor response

    Thank you so much for this review and feedback. We are thrilled you are here and cannot wait to grow with you!

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    My Love of Fons

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    My experience with Fons has been wonderful! [SENSITIVE CONTENT] and the rest of the team is wonderful! Whenever I’ve had a glitch or issues, it has always been solved expeditiously. Love how I can create and customize my own packages as well have my own marketplace page.

    Pros

    What I love the most is how easy it is set up my schedule for my clients and how to customize packages.

    Cons

    The only thing I can say is it would be nice to be able to import other video chat software when scheduling besides Zoom.

    Vendor response

    Lamonte! Thank you so much for your review! It means so much to us and are so glad you are part of the Fons family.

    Fons FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Fons offer?

    Fons has the following pricing plans:
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


    Q. Who are the typical users of Fons?

    Fons has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Fons support?

    Fons supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Fons offer an API?

    No, Fons does not have an API available.


    Q. What other apps does Fons integrate with?

    Fons integrates with the following applications:
    Stripe, QuickBooks Payments


    Q. What level of support does Fons offer?

    Fons offers the following support options:
    FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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