I've included a link to that in my email signature for the last couple of years to solve specifically this problem and it works great. It's not particularly beautiful, but it solved the problem. There are a plethora of other apps providing the same service (here's one: http://www.scheduleonce.com/pricing), so you're going to have to differentiate yourself somehow.
You really need a free tier.
The link you provided doesn't accomplish the same thing as their product.
Your link is just a read-only view of your calendar (unless I've missed something). The real utility comes when people can actually schedule something on your calendar without your help.
I've been wishing for exactly this recently, and am excited to try the app.
Also, since I'd use this for work (saving me real time) on a company credit card, $10/month is without question a completely negligible amount.
In summary: I disagree with everything you've said. :)
Sounds like a nightmare.
All the competitors charge $10/mo or more at their starter price, and their free tier is all but unusable (some include ads).
I understand that $10/mo might seem unreasonable for some use cases.
Remember - people who will use this service will probably do it for business, they wont be teenagers, and a $10 will be nothing if the service provides any type of value at all.
(When I did, I was given a "sign in with Google" chooser - did you consider telling people what is going to happen before they do that? It might seem obvious, but it might put people off too.)
Also, have you considered per-domain pricing? With the demise of Appointment Slots, this could be something you could sell to a Google Apps for Business customer for all their users.
Per-domain pricing seems very interesting, I will look in to it, thank you!
I was going to try it out on my calendar - with a colleague in mind. I don't schedule enough appointments to make it worth it to me, and I'm not really interested in giving you my CC details just to test it for someone else.
At the very least, you should make the demo link easier to find.
Just because I have availability doesn't mean I am available...
Could you support a feature that hides all information on the calendar except times? I don't want my appointment makers to know my life story.
You can see an example here: https://www.bespeak.io/book/demo
is there some way to designate blocks of time as open?
if I can only take appointments between 10am and 1pm, is there some way to indicate that with this system?
Also, we are working on a duty calendar feature where you can create appointment slots.
Also when I click on the Pricing link at the top it's not immediately obvious I just jumped past your product feature blurb to a #anchor. It says "All this for only $10 a month. Checkmate." and I thought, "All what?", then realised I needed to scroll up.
In my case, I'd like to allow customer service candidates who have passed initial skills test screeners to be prompted to select a primary and secondary scheduling slot and have those selections pushed to gcal.
Just letting you know.
BTW it is because your email is > 30 characters long.