Benefits of a Salon System
The beauty industry has become competitive as new salons are opening up each day. Been unique from the rest of the beauticians in the industry is what will determine your success other than just investing in furniture and employees. A salon system is an important system that will help in running the business, including staff training and marketing. With this software, the business owner will be able to manage his/her business and realize rapid growth and increased returns. Below are some of the reasons why you should invest in a salon software.
The salon system has a major function been appointment booking and scheduling where clients book appointments from the comfort of their homes, or contact the salon for scheduling and the employee books the appointment for them. Day to day activities of the salon are easily managed with any salon system. It will be easier to calculate commissions for employees as the system assigns each employee his/her clients and the system calculates the commission. The system will automatically send clients reminders a few days or hours to their appointment via a simple text message or email.
The system can allocate clients to specific employees based on the type of service the client is interested in. By default, the system will allocate clients to employees who specialize in the particular services according to the clients requests and calculates commissions at the end of the services.
Another useful tool in a salon software is the capability of preventing any bookings when an employee is scheduled to be away. User specifies the times and dates on the calendar when he/she will be away and mark them as unavailable slots so as they become unavailable for bookings.
Another major function of a salon point of sale system is billing. System starts with booking, checking in, billing, issuing receipt and checking out the client at the end of the service. This minimizes cases of cash mishandling especially in cases where employees receives cash and writes a manual receipt.
It is easy to record and keep the inventory record of salon products and equipment. Stock taking becomes an easy task with salon system. There will be no time that the employee will not be working due to unavailability of a product as the system alerts the users every time a product hits the reorder level, thus swift action is taken immediately. Purchase orders are automatically generated and sent to the suppliers, payments processed and products delivered and received in the system.