Google is going to be coming out with a new booking button for Google My Business that will allow businesses to take bookings / appointments directly.
A booking or appointment button can definitely help your business stand out from the crowd. The new booking button is said to allow for customers to book an appointment in under 1 minute. This will create an easier booking experience that could help you result in more customers. The administration section of the Google my business interface will allow you to track how many bookings you get.
Supported booking providers currently include:
How to do this?
If you have an account with a supported service provider then your booking button it should already be added to your listing. Google will prompt you to sign up for an account with a supportive service provider if you haven't already.
After you have signed up with a supported service you can expect to see a booking button in your Google my business account within a few days. This new service should be available over the next few days.