Remember When Salons Used to Have Front Desks?
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Introducing the Pocket Salon App
Not too long ago, when you were taking a flight, you had to get to the airport early and wait in long lines, just to check in. Today, almost everyone checks in online. It’s just easier.
The Pocket Salon App from SalonBiz is going to have a similar effect on the way salons interact with salon guests.
Since the world became crazy for apps, there have been several apps on the market for salons that have basically been retro-fitted versions of the salon’s websites. However, consumers had little or no reason to use them.
Why not? Because consumers must see a benefit from an app in order to change their behavior and use it. The app has to meet the guest’s specific needs, not the salon’s.
This is why we created the Pocket Salon App from the point of view of the guest. We looked at answering: What did clients want? And how could we improve their experience?
The result is an app that your clients are going to want to use, over and over. It will also help salons operate more efficiently, grow sales, and reduce payroll.
Apps are normally expensive to develop and maintain. One of the best parts of The Pocket Salon App is it’s FREE to SalonBiz subscribers.
Here are just a few of the features:
Self Check-Out that’s FASTER
Most salon guests are in a hurry. They want to get in and get out, as quickly as possible, avoiding long lines at usually understaffed front desks. A five-minute wait feels like eternity to a guest in a hurry, which downgrades their guest experience quickly.
With this app, guests can check themselves out in seconds.
Re-booking Appointments—IN THE STYLIST’S CHAIR
We all know that re-booking is a best practice to grow your salon business. This is why we made sure that we integrated re-booking into the self-checkout system. Stylists can recommend the appointment, but can also make sure that appointment gets re-booked–before the guest even stands up from the chair.
Direct Messaging with Their Stylist, WHENEVER
Texting is simply how we communicate now. Now, with SalonBiz Pocket, when guests have a question or inspiration, they can let their stylist know, in the moment. This will also help stylists be more prepared for the appointment and manage their client’s expectations. Stylists will be prepared to discuss what a guest is thinking, before they arrive, leading to more effective guest consultations.
Retail Recommendations and Replenishment, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Product recommendations are in the app, along with the guest’s past purchases. These recommendations are viewable each time the guest logs in, reminding them when it’s time to buy.
Ever have a guest tell you they are not ready to buy your recommendation, because they are not finished with their current product? When a guest runs out of a product, they can now order from you, as soon as they step out of the shower.
Guests will also be able to add retail products during check out, and their stylist will be right there to help explain and educate which products are essential to keep their hair looking good.
This app will actually increase retail sales.
Download the App and get the new guest experience.
Set Up the App for your salon, with this user guide.
Learn more about Pocket Salon by SalonBiz.
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This article was originally posted on the SalonBiz Software blog.