Late Space, the future of appointment booking

Late Space, the app created to tackle “cancellation culture” by notifying local residents of last minute cancelled appointments so  local businesses don’t lose out on valuable revenue, has launched and is available to consumers as of today. 

Set to roll out in every region of the UK over the next few months, the Late Space app will focus on local businesses within the Essex regions of Chelmsford, Southend and Colchester to begin with, where locals can find all available slots for hair, beauty, cleaning and pet grooming services and last minute cancellations up to 72 hours before the time slot.

With waiting times for high street appointments now longer than ever before, Late Space was born out of the frustration faced by millions of Brits unable to grab a last minute local appointment when they need them the most. Coupled with the rise of “cancellation culture” sweeping the UK, which sees start-ups and small businesses lose as much as £637m in revenue every year due to last minute cancelled appointments, Late Space has launched to empower consumers and protect small businesses.

The Late Space app provides a one-stop-shop directory of local businesses within the area with available appointment bookings now and for the next 72 hours, and notifies locals of cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment. Late Space takes away the hard part of finding last minute availability so businesses and customers can get the most out of every day. 

The Late Space app is now available to download via the App Store and Google Play.

Businesses wanting to sign up to Late Space can register via a web portal dashboard available here, where they also have the opportunity to promote loyalty benefits to customers who discover their business through the Late Space app.  

Late Space CEO and Founder Tom Griswood said: 

“Born out of my own personal frustrations of phoning around in my local area, desperate to find a last minute appointment, I wanted Late Space to be the perfect matchmaker  between customers and businesses. On the one hand, we’re giving customers a portal where they can find all available slots and cancellations for services they need in their local area. No more endless calling or queuing outside your local salon. With businesses, we’re driving customers to them so they don’t lose out on any revenue from cancelled appointments. In a nutshell, Late Space is the future of appointment booking and it’s wonderful to finally see it out there.”