Wouldn’t it be great if you could automate your salon tasks so you could focus more on clients? As a salon or spa operator with so many plates spinning, it’s time you had help to balance the workload. Therefore, we’ve outlined several ways your system can help run your business without needing to lift a finger.
1: Automate your salon’s booking availability online
Imagine if you could show your live booking slots online without you having to lift a finger. Well, imagine no more when you automate your salon’s appointment availability with online booking! Using a system that shows your available services on your website, clients will be able to see what is bookable and when, without the need to call in. Salon by Premier Software® does exactly this, not only saving staff time, but giving clients the means to secure and pay for treatments at their leisure.
2: Save time with SMS reminders
Once clients have placed their booking, you can send SMS appointment reminders to prompt them. SMS have an open rate of 97%, according to Text Anywhere, making them the ideal medium to prevent no-shows. With the right system in place, you can automate your salon texts and have these sent within a certain time frame of the booking. That way, there is a high chance clients will read their message and remember their appointment.
3: Automatic pricing and stock levels
When clients come for their treatment, these secrets for the perfect consultation may result in clients purchasing your retail. While your consultation can’t be automated (that one’s up to you!), both your retail pricing and stock level checks can.
Automatic pricing helps set the price of your retail for particular client groups, such as a discount for students or those working for the NHS. This helps automate your salon pricing so you don’t have to manually reduce this upon checkout. In addition, setting up minimum stock levels will help alert staff when stock drops below the agreed threshold. Then, when it’s time to do a stocktake and reorder items, Salon will help populate your order forms.
4: Automate your salon tasks reports
Once clients have left and the day is done, how do you measure your sales and success? With a report, of course! Having to squeeze the running of these into your day isn’t ideal, but necessary. Thankfully, systems like Salon take the pressure off by pulling these automatically at a set time. Simply select your chosen report, such as for a breakdown of your revenue for the day, then hit the alarm clock at the bottom. You can have this sent to an email of your choosing at a set time and day, helping to automate your salon.
5: Schedule automated marketing
It almost goes without saying, but marketing helps encourage clients to check your newest promotions and book if they haven’t visited for a while. So, think of how much time you could save with automated marketing. Through setting up marketing to be sent via email and SMS at a regular interval, you could make a booking or purchase inviting without dedicating time to send each one.
Salon helps automate your business operations with all the above and more, giving time back to your staff. To find out how Salon can help your business, book a free presentation below.