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Top 10 Chili Piper alternatives that should be on your radar

Evaluate the top scheduling softwares in the market which also happen to be pretty great alternatives to Chili Piper.

Sruthi Srinivasan
February 6, 2023
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If you are in the market for an inbound conversion software, you're probably looking for Chili Piper alternatives.

You definitely want to scope out options that offer similar capabilities, if not more, and give you a bang for your buck.

We know how important this stage is when you are evaluating a new tech solution and assessing options in the market.

And we want to #MakeBuyingSimple for you.

So we did a fair bit of research on the top scheduling software out there, spoke to over 500 companies on the solutions they are evaluating, and put together a detailed guide for you.

But first things first.

Why not Chili Piper? Let us try answering the question on all our minds.

6 reasons why businesses look for an alternative to Chili Piper

While Chili Piper is a really great instant scheduling software, we’ve heard that it can be over the budget for a lot of businesses and can also require you to buy other products in order to make use of the advanced routing and account-matching capabilities. 

Plus based on what we’ve heard, these are the top reasons why customers look to switch from Chili Piper and evaluate alternatives:

1. Coming in hot at #1 is Chili Piper’s pricing. While its Instant Booker can be bought for $15 per user per month, it does not have the advanced capabilities for complex lead routing and qualification. To get those, you’ll have to bundle it along with the higher priced products like Form Concierge.

2. And we haven’t included their tiered platform fee, admin license, and minimum user license that need to be purchased additionally.

3. Before you decide to pay, if you want to get a trial with Chili Piper, you need to pay for a minimum of 1 month.

4. Chili Piper’s widget load time is said to take more than 10 seconds, that causes a high drop-off rate and takes a toll on the end-user experience.


5. You’ll require a significant amount of implementation services and developer assistance as well as time and effort from your end to not just set up Chili Piper but to also customize as per your brand style.

6. Finally, customers who have switched from Chili Piper have found that the support they received there to be a lot more slow and not up to the mark. 

If you are on the same boat, then you’ve come to the right place. In no particular order, we’ve put together the top Chili Piper alternatives along with their features, plus points, and drawbacks. Geared with all the information, we hope you find the solution best suited to your needs. 

Let’s get moving. 

1. RevenueHero

An inbound revenue acceleration platform, RevenueHero, helps businesses accelerate and improve the B2B buying experience. It enables marketing and sales teams to book more qualified meetings, connect high-intent website visitors to the right rep instantly, reduce the sales cycle, and drive more pipeline without hurting budgets. 

RevenueHero | Chili Piper Alternative
Let qualified prospects book meetings instantly with RevenueHero

Features

  • Let prospects book meetings right on your website after every form-submit with a fast instant scheduler
  • Save time on manually qualifying leads and assign the right reps to your most valuable prospects via instant qualification
  • Ensure qualified leads are routed to the sales rep best equipped to convert them through smart meeting distribution and account matching.
  • Hit targets and stay on track with granular reports on buyer behavior, meeting outcomes, and conversion patterns. 
  • Improve buyer experience by enabling targeted messaging and automatic follow-ups and reminders with personalized communications and meeting links.

Pros

  • Connect high-intent qualified buyers with the right sales rep instantly throughout the buying journey, right from booking meetings on the website to handoffs between sales teams
  • Pricing plans that are designed to be in sync with the value provided to your sales teams in the form of booked meetings - a solution that’s better for your ROI and bottom-line metrics 
  • Smooth, seamless, and speedy implementation to get your workflows and use cases up and running in less than a couple of days. Plus, our onboarding and support team are always just a Slack message away
Easiest way to qualify, route, and schedule meetings from anywhere
RevenueHero is the easiest way to connect prospects to the right reps. Instantly qualify, route, and schedule meetings with your prospects.


Cons

Not to be biased, but this one is a tough cookie. 

One thing we’ve had some of our customers say is that we need to ramp up the documentation. And we're actively working on it. Although our live onboarding & live support via Slack channels surely make up for it.

Plus, we are all ears. 

We are always on the lookout for challenges our customers face or capabilities that they would like to see. And we take it straight to the drawing board and have our developer team come up with solutions. 

Pricing

There are 3 pricing plans that you can choose from at RevenueHero depending on what suits your business/team's needs better:

Inbound Essentials

A plan that is perfect for small teams looking to boost their inbound conversions. This plan is priced at $25/user/month and comes with a fixed platform fee of $79/month.

Outbound Essentials

If outbound meetings are going to be your primary use case, this plan would be perfect for your team. SDR-to-AE meeting handoff, 1-click magic links to route meetings, personal meeting links, and much more for $20/user/month and no platform fee.

GTM Enterprise

The preferred plan for larger teams and enterprises that are looking to accelerate revenue growth. This plan is priced at $39/user/month and comes with an additional $69/month platform fee, which does not change based on the number of users or leads submitted.

With a fixed platform fee, you don’t have to worry about getting charged more as you scale. Chili Piper, for instance, charges a platform fee that varies between $150-$1000 based on the number or form submits (not even meetings held). That’s like getting penalized for your growth smarts. Nor is there a minimum license requirement like Chili Piper does ranging from 3-7 users depending on the plan.

RevenueHero’s Pricing Plans

2. Calendly

Calendly is an easy-to-use scheduling automation platform that allows individuals to quickly and conveniently book meetings with each other. It helps free up your time from lengthy back-and-forths over email to find a meeting time. All you have to do is customize your scheduling link and invite your desired meeting participant via email. They can choose the most suitable time for both parties, and Calendly takes care of the rest. 

Calendly | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Calendly

Features

  • Create scheduling links and booking pages for one-on-one meetings 
  • Send reminders and follow-ups, and integrate with your CRM, calendar, and video conferencing tools
  • Determine and modify availability times based on user time zones

Pros

  • Quick implementation with few setup requirements
  • Easy-to-use branding and customization options are available
  • Cost-effective pricing (starts at $16 /seat/mo for the Teams plan)

Cons

  • Calendar sync and availability times can be out of sorts 
  • The booking page tends to be slow and at times unresponsive
  • To qualify, route, and schedule meetings instantly, you'll need to be on the enterprise plan and buy at least 30 seats
  • Since Calendly takes visitors to another page to book meetings, it causes marketing attribution to get missed a lot of times
  • It lacks the ability to set up complex rules to qualify or disqualify leads

Pricing

Calendly has 5 different pricing plans for you to choose from: 

  • Basic: Can be used free of cost 
  • Essentials: Starts at $8/seat/month
  • Professional: Starts at $12/seat/month
  • Teams: Starts at $16/seat/month
  • Enterprise: Custom plan for which you’ll have to get in touch with their sales team
Calendly Pricing | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Calendly Pricing Page

3. Appointy

Appointy’s online appointment scheduling software allows businesses to take control of their calendar in the most efficient way. Its user-friendly interface makes booking appointments and sending messages a breeze, where customers can easily view upcoming events. Appointy offers seamless integrations with calendar services for maximum convenience.

Appointy | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Appointy

Features

  • Set up staff availability, locations, and work hours to take automated reservations from the website
  • Send email and SMS reminders to confirm, reschedule, or cancel appointments
  • Establish a 2-way calendar syncing to avoid schedule conflicts and missing appointments

Pros

  • The booking page can be customized to meet branding/corporate needs
  • Access to a comprehensive set of features and tools 
  • Easily integrate with various apps in your tech stack 

Cons

  • Advanced capabilities are available under the expensive plan
  • There have been issues reported of the platform glitching 
  • SMS and email reminders are not customizable

Pricing 

Appointy has 4 different pricing plans for you to choose from: 

  • Free: Can be used free of cost for 1 user 
  • Growth: Starts at $29.99/staff/month
  • Professional: Starts at $59.99/5 staff/month
  • Enterprise: Starts at $99.99/5 staff/month
 Appointy Pricing | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Appointy Pricing Page

4. Doodle

Doodle simplifies the process of scheduling meetings by providing an intuitive user interface that allows users to effortlessly input their available meeting times and receive prompt feedback. This streamlines the task of finding the optimal meeting time with minimal effort. It effectively manages invitations, reminders, and follow-ups, and is known for its dedicated support staff who are always available to assist in case of any issues.

Doodle | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Doodle

Features

  • Manage availability on each booking page, add buffer times, and limit the number of bookings per day 
  • Create group meetings by adding up to five hosts to the booking page 
  • Get detailed booking and meeting reports in the team admin console 

Pros

  • Share the booking page link easily via Slack, email, and more 
  • Seamlessly integrate with Zoom, Google Meet, or Webex
  • Add custom branding on all invites and booking pages. 

Cons

  • The newly updated capability of clicking time selections can sometimes be clumsy.
  • A lot of the features can be a bit pricey and come under the enterprise plan

Pricing 

Doodle has 4 different pricing plans for you to choose from: 

  • Free: Can be used free of cost for 1 user 
  • Pro: Starts at $14.95/user/month
  • Team: Starts at $19.95/user/month
  • Enterprise: Custom plan for which you’ll have to get in touch with their team
Doodle Pricing | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Doodle Pricing Page

5. Square Appointments

Square Appointment is a user-friendly platform through which users can easily create custom appointments, accept payments from clients, and manage their daily schedules. It also provides customer feedback tracking, staff management tools, and real-time performance analytics - helping businesses increase efficiency and productivity while saving time and money.

Square Appointments | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Square Appointments

Features

  • Let customers book appointments directly from your website by adding the booking widget
  • Set up your teams’ availabilities across multiple business locations and time zones
  • Integrate easily with popular third-party apps like Wix, Quickbooks, and JotForm to meet your customers’ needs.

Pros

  • The interface is simple and easy to set up and use
  • Create resources—like rooms, stations, or chairs—and assign them to services that can be booked when customers make their appointments
  • Send automatic appointment reminders to customers via SMS and/or email.

Cons

  • Although customization is possible, the options in terms of colors and design are limited
  • Tracking customer meetings and sessions is a challenge
  • Customers are said to face issues with customer approvals, notifications, and reminders

Pricing 

Square Appointments has 3 different pricing plans for you to choose from: 

  • Free: You’ll only have to pay the processing fees in this plan
  • Plus: Starts at $29/user/month + processing fees
  • Enterprise: Custom plan for which you’ll have to get in touch with their sales team
Square Appointments Pricing | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Square Appointments Pricing Page

6. HubSpot Meetings

HubSpot Meetings offers a convenient way for prospects to effortlessly schedule meetings with either one or multiple individuals within your company. The meeting scheduler integrates with the applications your team already uses and is directly connected to your HubSpot CRM database. As a result, every time a prospect books a meeting, your database expands and remains in sync, ensuring the growth and accuracy of your contact information. It lets you take the manual work out of appointment scheduling and frees up more time to close deals

HubSpot Meetings | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: HubSpot Meetings

Features

  • Robust sync with Google and Office 365 calendars and other business applications.
  • Embed your scheduling link on your website or use the shareable booking link via email
  • Create a round-robin meeting link so customers can meet with whichever rep’s schedule works best

Pros

  • Simple navigation with an easy-to-use interface
  • Let prospects schedule time with multiple people with group meeting links
  • Helps remove the possibility of double booking

Cons

  • Only when used with other HubSpot products, customization is possible
  • Advanced features that help automate sales operations come under the higher-priced plans 
  • Meeting routing is nearly impossible, which is essential if you have more than 2 sales reps.

Pricing

HubSpot Meetings has 3 different pricing plans for individuals and small businesses to choose from: 

  • Free Tools: Can be used free of cost (although you may have to buy the Starter CRM Suite which starts at $30/month if you are a new HubSpot customer)
  • Starter: Starts at $18/month  
  • Professional: Starts at $800/month + a required, one-time Professional Onboarding for a fee of $3,000
HubSpot Meetings Pricing (For small teams) | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: HubSpot Meetings Pricing Page (For individuals & small teams)

HubSpot Meetings also has 2 different pricing plans for businesses and enterprises to choose from: 

  • Professional: Starts at $800/month + a required, one-time Professional Onboarding fee of $3,000
  • Enterprise: Starts at $800/month + a required, one-time Enterprise Onboarding fee of $6,000
HubSpot Meetings Pricing (For businesses & enterprises) | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: HubSpot Meetings Pricing Page (For businesses & enterprises)

7. YouCanBookMe

With YouCanBookMe, you can control your booking availability, automate your workflows, create personalized notifications and give customers an effortless way to schedule time with you. It streamlines appointment-related communication, such as cancellations, rescheduling, reminders, and confirmations. The platform is simple and easy to use with a user-friendly navigation and design. 

YouCanBookMe | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: YouCanBookMe

Features

  • Sync with either Microsoft or Google Calendar and define your availabilities for meetings 
  • Share your booking page via email, text, and social, or also embed it directly on your website 
  • Customize every step of the booking journey - calendar content, confirmations, reminders, and more 

Pros

  • The UI is visually appealing and can be customized to your brand’s style 
  • Supports 44 languages and easily translates all communication
  • Integrates with Zapier, Zoom, Google Meet, Stripe, and Gmail 

Cons

  • Setup and configuration can be complicated and time-confusing 
  • Upgrading to higher plans with premium features is expensive 
  • It does not recognize previous bookings

Pricing 

YouCanBookMe offers 2 different pricing plans for you to choose from: 

  • Free Forever: Can be used free of cost 
  • Paid Plan: Starts at $12/calendar/month  
Source: YouCanBookMe Pricing Page

8. Picktime

An appointment scheduling platform that enables businesses to manage appointments, Picktime allows customers to easily set up meetings, classes, and interviews. It syncs with all major calendar apps such as Google, Outlook, Office 365, Exchange, and iCloud Calendars to show your availability in real-time. And it also integrates with video conferencing platforms like  Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Jitsi Meet. 

Picktime | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Picktime

Features

  • Provides online scheduling, invoice generating, and team management features
  • Sends automated reminders to avoid no-shows
  • Get a comprehensive meeting activity report from start to finish

Pros

  • Manage all business activities across time zones from a single dashboard
  • Shows availability in real-time to avoid double bookings or missed meetings
  • Helps process online payments in a secure manner via PayPal and Stripe

Cons

  • When there’s a change in the meeting time date/time, it isn’t possible to notify the attendees until the meeting is canceled
  • Initial setup is time-consuming with a steep learning curve
  • Setting up time slots/available appointments can be confusing

Pricing

Picktime offers 3 different pricing plans for you to choose from: 

  • Free: Can be used free of cost 
  • Starter: Starts at $9.99/3 team members/month  
  • Pro: Starts at $19.99/20 team members/month  
Picktime Pricing Plans | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Picktime Pricing Page

9. Acuity Scheduling

Said to be a scheduling personal assistant, Acuity Scheduling handles all aspects of appointment scheduling, right from booking meetings and sending reminders to collecting payments. Using this, customers can view your real-time availability to select a date and time that works for them. And pay in advance using payment processes such as Square, PayPal, or Stripe.

Acuity Scheduling | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Acuity Scheduling

Features

  • Show customers only the calendar you want them to see and control your teams’ availability
  • Auto-adjust for time zones and let clients easily cancel and reschedule themselves
  • Automate meeting scheduling, payment reminders, and follow-ups 

Pros

  • Effortless sync with calendar, video conferencing, and payment apps
  • Everything can be customized to match your brand experience
  • Share your calendar via Facebook, Instagram, email, or your website

Cons

  • Email functionality is said to be quite complex
  • API is less responsive and has fewer features
  • Support for the product is not what you’d expect

Pricing 

Acuity Scheduling offers 3 different pricing plans for you to choose from: 

  • Emerging: Starts at $16/staff/month
  • Growing: Starts at $27/6 staff/month  
  • Powerhouse: Starts at $49/36 staff/month  
 Acuity Scheduling Pricing Plans | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Acuity Scheduling Pricing Page

10. Zoho Bookings

Zoho Bookings improves your schedule management by helping everyone find the perfect time to meet each other and move work forward. It works especially well for individuals who use other services by Zoho to book appointments, sales calls, support sessions, interviews, and services. The platform has a robust, user-friendly, and feature-rich toolset that interfaces with other Zoho apps such as Calendar, Meeting, CRM, Sites, Flow, and Assist.

Zoho Bookings | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Zoho Bookings

Features

  • Sends out emails when meetings are confirmed, canceled, or rescheduled, as well as reminders and real-time updates
  • Set buffer time between appointments to allow windows for last-minute bookings, cancellations, and rescheduling
  • Manage the team availability and display the pooled availability of the team on the booking page

Pros

  • The user interface is simple to grasp and navigate
  • Pricing structure is very reasonable and cost-effective
  • Automatic language translation and time zone conversion make it easy to meet with customers across the globe

Cons

  • Although it integrates with apps outside the Zoho ecosystem, the setup is complex and usage comes with it challenges
  • Some bookings tend to appear outside of activities, tasks, or meetings

Pricing 

Zoho Bookings offers 2 different pricing plans for you to choose from: 

  • Basic: Starts at $480/staff/month
  • Premium: Starts at $720/staff/month  
Zoho Bookings Pricing Plans | Chili Piper Alternative
Source: Zoho Bookings Pricing Page

The final verdict

Appointment scheduling should take up only a little of your time, whether you are a B2B company or an individual professional. 

Chili Piper is a great tool, but maybe not the right solution for you and your business. 

So, if you’re looking for:

  • An instant scheduling solution that gives your qualified prospects the shortest and fastest route to the right sales rep’s calendar,
  • A way to help your sales team book more qualified meetings and reduce drop-offs and junk leads,
  • A solution that offers great ROI and value,

Then RevenueHero is the way to go. 

Designed for next-gen revenue teams who don’t want to keep qualified prospects waiting and deal with the struggles of scheduling. Win-win! 

If you’re ready to enable your sales teams to prioritize what truly matters - selling, generating pipeline, and staying productive, then we highly recommend booking a demo with us

Get a personalized session and see for yourself how you can set your business up for success with RevenueHero.You just had a look at the Chili Piper site, didn’t you?

Then you definitely want to scope out the alternatives that can offer you similar capabilities, if not more, and give you a bang for your buck. 

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