About TablesReady

TablesReady is an SMS-powered waitlist, reservations, and queue management system to help you streamline your customer flow. TablesReady offers contactless check-in, online bookings, and customizable messaging to help meet the needs of businesses in many industries, from restaurants and hospitality to health care and retail.
TablesReady Software - Admin Waitlist View
TablesReady Software - SMS sign up
TablesReady Software - Fully customizable SMS notifications
TablesReady Software - Reservations grid + SMS confirmation message
TablesReady Software - Native Square POS integration
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TablesReady pricing

TablesReady has a free version and offers a free trial. TablesReady paid version starts at US$49.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$49.00/month
Pricing Details:
Free for up to 150 messages/month. Paid plans start as low as $49/month for 2,500 messages if paid annually. No contracts ever, cancel anytime.
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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TablesReady Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.7
Ease of Use
4.8
Customer Support
4.7
5 reviews of 47 View all reviews
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 24/05/2019

Easy to use not ideal for data collection.

Overall this has been really helpful with line management and definitely worth it at the price point.

Pros

Easy to use through the in-browser application.
Helpful features like text and call customers are essential and this application really nails that on the head.

Cons

The software functions exactly how you would like it to, however, when it comes to data collection there is no mass export function for the contacts, leaving the venue to individually extract all the customer data spending hours on something that could be a 1-click function.

Also, since the application is web-based and not an iOS app, the staff has to constantly ask for the account password to login causing some confusion occasionally.

Response from Table's Ready

Thanks for the review! We do have a data export option. Just click Settings then Export Data. The only thing that is not exportable is customer phone numbers, since they are only opting in to receive texts about their wait, and no other future texts. So, for privacy and legal reasons, that data isn't available as a mass export.

Replied 27/05/2019
Shelley and James
  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 13/06/2022

Charity Event Communication System Outstanding

The Team at TablesReady is highly professional and accommodating, from the Executive Team, Support team.... to the software engineers. We had any questions or needed a minor adjustment....immediately they went into action and performed miracles for us. In addition, the TablesReady Program and Dashboards are incredibly user-friendly and intuitive from a management standpoint. This allowed us to achieve a new level of communication with our clients, securing a high percentage of our reservations and capitalizing on opportunities when a cancellation occurred. We were able to serve more families than in the past 24 years. Most importantly, our client's feedback was that it led to a first-class customer experience. Thank you for the tremendous support and partnership, TablesReady.

Pros

This SMS system allowed us to communicate directly with our families that were registered for our event much easier than through email. We've never experienced such a high attendance rate vs registrations because we made it so easy for the families to communicate with us. No shows were pretty much non-existent. They were able to send me messages on the day of the event and have immediate answers i.e. parking, how long is the sailing, were running late...will we still be OK to meet the boat etc... We were able to eliminate so much stress when they knew they could speak to us easily via text and have a very short period of time for responses.

Cons

The one change I would like to see implemented is allowing the system to send a last-minute SMS to all registrants vs having the messages pre-programmed when we began the registration for this event. We're a unique application so we do understand that it wouldn't be readily used by many other customers. All-in-all, absolutely no complaints at all. It was a FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
2
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 2/11/2018

Nothing special

We are looking for a different platform

Pros

It's relatively easy to use
simple set up

Cons

too expensive
out of state numbers the customers get called from is a constant problem
the green on green makes it hard to tell how many people you've selected
the fact thats there's no data base sucks
there should be a call a head feature as well as reservations especially for the price.
there should be able to add more than one set of notes like high chair, section b and request
There should be prep sets for notes rather then remembering

Response from Table's Ready

I'm very sorry to hear about your experience with our service. However, your description of our product does not sound like ours. For example:

-You can add multiple notes to any party. You can also pre-define commonly used notes that you can then select from a drop-down.

-We use very little green in our app, and I can't think of anywhere we use "green on green." We also have no place where you'd select people, so I don't know what it means that you "can't tell how many people you've selected." Almost everything in the app is one party at a time.

-We have both a call ahead feature (we call it "public waitlist"), and we allow reservations.

-We give you access to your customer database in the "Customers" tab. You can also export the majority of that data, except phone numbers, under Settings.

-People will be called and your restaurant's phone number will be used as the caller ID if you verify your number with us.

Please reach out to our support if you're having issues!

Replied 14/11/2018
Ralph
  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 19/04/2022

Finally a System That Works For Us

Definitely helps with Reservation and Waitlist organization. Makes for a more professional guest experience. Gives us the features we need without the extra fluff we don't!

Pros

Has the features that we need without extra fluff and added expense!

Cons

Doesn't interface with our Toast POS. Hoping to will at some point.

Alternatives Considered

Carbonara

Reasons for Choosing TablesReady

OpenTable too expensive and Yelp doesn't have the functionality we need.

Switched From

OpenTable and Yelp Guest Manager

Reasons for Switching to TablesReady

The right features for the right price.
Michael
  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 9/07/2022

Tables Ready is a great choice

Eliminates pagers, using an all electronic paging system through our guests phones makes managing the wait easy

Pros

Ease of use, set up, and training. It makes managing the wait easy for our staff and guests

Cons

None that we experienced. It has satisfied all of our waitlist needs

Alternatives Considered

Yelp Guest Manager

Reasons for Switching to TablesReady

easy to use, value

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