Staying Flexible with Online Booking
You’re skilled in anticipating the needs of your client base. You know what batches of customers rely on you for their products. You know who prefers evening or weekend appointments, who’s getting married next summer, or who will be in your chair right before prom. There’s still opportunity for new (and returning!) clients to book in-between all those moments when you’re busy behind the chair or otherwise actively taking care of business. Online Booking systems even make it totally possible to head home for the night with a half-filled tomorrow and return the next morning with a full schedule.
Convenience is King
Your clients are just as busy as you are, so being available anytime is crucial. Making time to make an appointment can feel impossible for some people. Relieve them the pain of stopping in the middle of the day to call and schedule a visit. If your doors are ‘open’ 24 hours a day, your clients can book when they’re free. Salon Iris even handles confirmations and reminders, cutting down on cancellations and no-shows!
People are more likely to honor appointments they’ve actually committed to attending ahead of time. This may be the biggest difference between pre-booking an appointment just after getting a fresh new look from you and scheduling when it’s way past time to come back. You will gain revenue if your clients are actively seeking out their own appointment times.
Improving Your Social Skills
Research indicates that people spend more than 3 hours of their day staring at their smartphones. Companies hire web designers whose only job is to improve the experience of browsing the Internet with mobile devices. We did the same thing. All of our professionally designed themes look just as great on a phone as in a browser.
Speaking of smartphones, Facebook is the second most frequented website and most used app in the world, and it’s increasingly just another way modern business is done. Why not harness its marketing potential to drive new bookings? Our easy Facebook integration allows clients to book and even share the love for you and your page with their friends, resulting in a whole new group of eyes for your salon.
Ditch the Desk
Perhaps the best thing you can do with Online Booking is actually nothing at all. You’ve got clients to cater to, employees to inspire, and a thriving salon to manage. You simply don’t have time to stand at the computer or answer the phone all day. Online Booking automates all that busy work! Modern salon software like Salon Iris is focused on bringing out the best in you and your employees by keeping your styling tools in your hands all day and not a keyboard.
Upgrading to online booking is easy and offers serious benefits to both you and your clients. Any questions? We’re always standing by to help out and find the best fit for your business.