Social media is an important way to reach and engage potential diners at your restaurant. Facebook has recognised this, and over the past few years, has added new features for page owners that go beyond just updating their feeds.
With Facebook's Call to Action button, restaurants can now add a 'Book Now' widget on their Facebook page. This is a great way to accept reservations directly from Facebook and to increase diners at your restaurant.
The 'Book Now' button lets customers book at your restaurant in a few clicks without the hassle of calling - directly from the Facebook app -through Eat's restaurant reservation widget.
Instructions for taking bookings through Facebook with Eat
Step 1 - Log in to the Facebook page of your restaurant as an admin and click on 'Add a Button'
Step 2 - Click on Book Services
Step 3 -Select Book Now
Step 4 -Add your unique booking link and click 'add button'. If you do not have your booking link yet please contact us by email or using live support at the bottom right of the screen.
Once your link is installed, Facebook provides analytics that tells you how many people clicked on your booking link.
As a page admin, hover your mouse over the button and select 'Insights' from list. Facebook will then display recent click information for your booking link.
Now you're all set up to take bookings from Facebook, it's time to make sure people are coming to your Facebook page and engaging with your content.