Sometimes, when emailing a prospect, you may not want to make them navigate to your profile to book a meeting with you. To reduce friction, you can include your upcoming calendar availability in an email with one click!
Sending Availability in a Tracked Email
Once you have your calendar connected, your profile public, and the Chrome extension installed, you're ready to insert your availability into emails in Gmail. When composing an email in Gmail, either click Share calendar or click the arrow to choose from availability for your different meeting types.
We'll show the first three available time slots over the next three days by default when using Share Calendar.
When inserting availability from your different meeting types, you can choose to share up to three days worth of availability and we'll choose available times within those days. You can also choose to share availability in different timezones to make booking easy for your prospect!
The recipient can simply click any time slot in the window to book that time and receive the standard confirmation email. The window shows your first three available time slots in the next three days, with the option for visitors to head to your Drift profile if they want to see more options.
Including Upcoming Availability in Your Drift Sequences
When composing your sequences, click Insert and select Next Meeting Times.
We'll show the three available times with each of the next three days with availability.
Why We May Pause These Emails
If you've enrolled a prospect into a sales sequence that includes your calendar and your upcoming availability, we will pause these emails if your
- calendar is or becomes disconnected
- profile is private or not configured
We'll send you an email notifying you of the specific issue.