Benefits of a Salon System
The beauty industry has recently seen a rising growth as many beauty salons, and spa are coming up each day, leading to stiff competition. 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. Several salon owners do not consider a salon software as a powerful tool in their business and take up other activities such as marketing, employee training, etc. as the crucial activities in their salon business. With this software, the business owner will be able to manage his/her business and realize rapid growth and increased returns. Below is a discussion of various functions of a point of sale salon system.
The salon system allows users to book appointments for the clients, and clients can also book and schedule appointments online at their convenience. With salon system, management of the salon is easy. 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 group employees according to the services each employee specializes in, and upon the client making the booking, the system will allocate that particular employee clients who are looking for the specific service the employee is allocated. To make work simpler and save time, the system admin can set defaults functions such as defining each employee and his/her functions such that every time a client makes a booking, the system allocates the client to an employee who specializes in the service the client is interested in and compute all his commission at the end of the day or month.
Another useful tool in a salon software is the capability of preventing any bookings when an employee is scheduled to be away. The system allows the user to mark unavailable days so as the client sees them as unavailable slots.
Salon point of sale systems also does the billing process. All activities from booking to checking out are taken care of by the system. This process ensures that no process is carried out manually, reduces the cases of cash theft.
It also keeps records of all the inventory such as washing and drying equipment, spa equipment, massage equipment, and all the salon products and disposable. The main advantage of the inventory records is minimizing the time taken when taking stocks. The process of replenishing the products is automated and the system alerts the user when the products needs to be restocked, ensuring that the salon is running smoothly. Once the products hits the reorder level, the user generates a purchased order, receives goods, ensuring there is a smooth running of the salon.