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SalesVu-powered smartphone app helps increase online sales by 200%

 

Hot Pot City is a modern full-service Chinese restaurant located in Rockville, Maryland that offers all-you-can-eat buffet-style hot pots. The restaurant offers different types of soup, meat, seafood, noodles, vegetables, and a wide variety of side dishes. 

The restaurant operating flow includes a conveyor belt to serve the food and 22  SalesVu-powered self-order kiosks where patrons can order meat, soups, drinks, and sides. They accept reservations through their SalesVu-powered website and also allow customers to add themselves to the waitlist right from the smartphone branded app that SalesVu created for them. 

Like most restaurants, Hot Pot City has experienced big challenges due to COVID-19 as the restaurant had to close down for more than a month and lost 90% of the full-service restaurant business. During these tough times, their top priority was to maintain enough sales to stay afloat. Take-away was their only hope for survival but they didn’t want to use an online ordering marketplace/app option because of the high percentage commission fee they would be charged. They decided instead to implement SalesVu’s free desktop/mobile e-commerce website and smartphone branded app.

‘I am so satisfied with SalesVu’s online ordering solution. It completely gave the restaurant a second chance! Without the website and branded app, I don’t know how we were going to be able to get through this difficult time. I actually saw a huge increase in sales.  ECommerce orders increased by 200% in May 2020 compared to April 2020’ – BJ Wang

Owner and manager BJ Wang uses the Sales report to track daily and weekly sales and to make comparisons between sales from last month/year. When it’s time to do taxes, he can easily pull a Z report which shows the tax amount for each category that is set up in the account. In addition to the Sales report, the Orders report is something he uses every day to check all of the e-commerce sales that are coming from the website or the branded app. This report is also extremely helpful to check the past purchase history of his clients.

‘In today’s social media era, people are increasingly inseparable from smartphones. I feel that the branded app has been more useful because everyone has a smartphone and people do everything with it. Not only can they place a takeout order, but they can also add themselves to the waitlist and make a reservation at the restaurant after we resume the dine-in service’ – BJ Wang

Once the state of Maryland lifts the lockdown restrictions, BJ will be able to reopen his restaurant for dine-in business. He’s already well-positioned to follow self-distancing guidelines between customers and employees since he has SalesVu OrderUp self-order kiosks installed at each of his 22 tables. Seeing how successful they have proven to be, he also plans to continue utilizing the website and branded app for online orders. 

If you live in Rockville, go ahead and support a local business! You can order incredible food directly from their website or download Hot Pot City’s branded app.

 

Posted in Restaurants and Bars, RSS

E-commerce and Self-Order Kiosk solutions increase winery sales by 48% over the previous year

 

Located in Bark River, Michigan, Northern Sun Winery prides itself on producing a wide variety of award-winning wines. All of their wines are grown, produced, and bottled on-site at Anthony Vineyards. 

Northern Sun Winery, like all Michigan businesses, was ordered to close down March 20, 2020. They had a steep drop in wine sales in the last 2 weeks of March and saw an 89% decrease in sales overall. 

In order for them to stay afloat during this pandemic, they decided to implement a series of tools to help them increase their sales across the business and also allow them to sell the products that they would usually sell at the gift shop online. SalesVu’s e-commerce solution and smartphone branded app increased their web presence and boosted their sales, and the self-order kiosk got them ready for contactless payments in their tasting room once businesses could reopen. 

‘The SalesVu support team was very responsive in quickly pivoting my wine sales from tasting room experiences to online ordering and website sales. Amazing service, great communication skills by the staff’. – Susie Anthony

Online sales quickly took off, with customers very pleased by the user-friendly online shopping page and payments process. Not only did it allow them to weather lock-down, they found that they actually experienced an increase in sales compared to their pre-Coronavirus business. 

‘Thanks to the website builder our April and May wine sales actually increased by 48% compared to 2019.’ – Susie Anthony 

In order to reach customers through different channels, they also created a branded app for the business, which allows customers to place orders, view previous orders, and browse products easily from their mobile devices. The branded app is gaining popularity among the younger crowd, being available on the iPhone App Store and Android Google Playstore, and it’s customizable to match the business’s brand (logos, splash screens, pictures, colors, etc). 

Northern Sun’s tasting room has been allowed to reopen again and they have implemented a number of business policies to ensure a safe and socially-distant experience for old friends and new customers to enjoy their wine and food selection. The OrderUp kiosk, which they installed in the tasting room, has been a game-changer for social distancing, protecting both customers and employees from unnecessary contact. 

Susie uses a combination of SalesVu’s Sales and Orders reports to analyze sales by channel. With the Orders report, she is able to easily identify the source of the order, i.e. from the website or branded app, as well as manage order fulfillment and delivery. The sales report helps to break down the sales by POS and Kiosk station and allows her to analyze which stations are generating most sales.

The SalesVu online tools have been a lifesaver for Northern Sun Winery during a rocky time for the food industry and with the dramatic increase in sales compared even to pre-pandemic business, they are pleased to have adopted the new sales channels and plan to keep using all of these tools to increase online presence, grow their sales, and to maintain their customers’ safety even after restrictions are lifted. 

Looking for the perfect gift? Check out Northern Sun’s website and smartphone branded app to view their wide variety of products and place your order for pick-up or delivery!

 

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Shut down by Covid-19, RVC Increases Online Sales by 2000%

 

 

Real Vape Company (RVC) is a high-end vape shop in Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding communities in Canada. They offer a large collection of e-liquid, vape kits, e-cigarettes, and more. If you’re looking for luxury vapes and e-juice crafted by professionals, look no further than the RVC. Learn more about how this business revolutionized online sales and dramatically increased their online presence with SalesVu’s online ordering solution.

David Steinbach has 2 brick and mortar locations and because of COVID-19 he was forced to close both stores to the public. He made some tough decisions and had to layoff 2 out of 8 employees. Business sales went down to 0 in both stores so he decided to adjust his business to meet the new reality by building his online presence, with the help of the SalesVu website builder platform, in order to be accessible for all customers.

 

‘Before COVID-19 we were selling about 10 orders per month (online). During the pandemic, we decided to implement the new website shopping page and in the first 5 days, we saw an increase of 2000% in online sales, we went from 10 orders per month to 40 orders per day, so we had a dramatic increase’ – David Steinbach

 

The Canadian government has allowed them to do curbside pick-up but customers are not allowed to interact with the staff. They can’t use the iPad POS app or the card reader to tap cards and pay for their items. The solution that they implemented and the new business flow is to place an order in advance from the website and then customers will transfer the money via Interac payments. When the customer is placing an order, they have two options to choose as their preferred delivery method, shipping or pick-up.

By selecting shipping, customers provide their address and a shipping fee is added to the order. This fee is previously set up in the back-end of SalesVu and it can be calculated by amount, weight, or by applying a simple flat-rate. If customers select pick-up, they are able to select their preferred pick-up date and time, according to the business operation hours.

 

‘We found this solution to be extremely effective and because of the advantage of having the shopping page with SalesVu, our dollar to dollar volume a month later only decreased 20% from what we were making when our stores were opened. We’ve been able to maintain 80% of our sales with the doors locked’ – David Steinbach.

 

David also shared with us that the online ordering system was quick to implement and that 90% of their customers find it very convenient and simple to use. After the stay at home order is lifted they plan to continue to use the shopping page on their website as the majority of their customers find online/mobile ordering to be a fast and convenient option, especially with multiple delivery options. This solution has been a game-changer for customers that live far from the store locations and who can place orders from different cities or states.

SalesVu reports have been essential for the RVC, they’ve helped to determine which products are selling the most, to track inventory of specific items, and to check the details of each individual order. David uses the weekly sales report that’s being sent to his email every Monday to compare sales by locations, categories, and products. He also uses the inventory management module on a daily basis to pull profitability reports which will tell him the total cost of inventory and the cost of goods sold. Lastly, he utilizes the view/adjust report to look at the items that are currently in stock and to set a threshold for low inventory email notifications. 

 

‘In the industry that we are in, we have looked at some competitors using Shopify and other POS software solutions… We are convinced SalesVu is the perfect solution for a retail business. It offers an awesome service with great quality. You don’t have to pay more to receive better features. SalesVu has it all and we are so happy we are able to manage two brick and mortar locations with this system’ – David Steinbach.

 

SalesVu’s advanced e-commerce platform is able to get your business up and running in just a couple of days. Get inspired by David’s success story during this pandemic and try out the website builder shopping page! To support a fellow business owner and get yourself (or a loved one) a treat, place your order from RVC here.

 

Posted in Retail, RSS, Uncategorized, Vape Shop

Online ordering increases Tower Blendz’s average ticket sale by 18%

 

 

Located in Fresno, California, Tower Blendz specializes in educating their consumers on healthy eating habits by serving fresh, locally sourced açai bowls, smoothies, wellness shots, and salads. Now Tower Blendz is proving that you don’t have to abandon your healthy lifestyle to enjoy a delicious treat, even during lockdown. 

Covid-19 has changed consumer behavior as more and more people adjust to using the non-contact methods of ordering, such as online purchasing. This quick adoption allowed Tower Blendz to retain most of their working staff while they focused on implementing new business processes. That’s why owner Antony Ayodele decided to expand his sales channels by using one of the most popular SalesVu tools, the SalesVu e-commerce platform. The tool is intuitive, easy to set up, and allowed Tower Blendz to adapt quickly to the new restaurant landscape. 

 

‘We really like the online ordering option provided by SalesVu. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of people who utilize the system on a daily basis. We also found that the average ticket for orders has gone up 18% since most customers now order through this method.’ – Antony Ayodele.

 

The online Shop page provides the same level of ease and efficiency for both client and business as third party ordering apps, without the restaurant losing a percentage of each sale to online marketplaces. 

When Tower Blendz had to shut down their in-store services due to shelter-in-place ordinances, they saw their online sales increase exponentially. From January to March, they processed a total of 34 online orders. In April and May the number of orders escalated to 115, an increase of more than 300% in online sales. With a user-friendly menu layout and smooth ordering process, their online Shop page has allowed them to retain the majority of their in-store customers.

SalesVu’s cloud portal allows Antony to keep track of his business from anywhere. He uses 3 different types of automated reports to calculate numbers and compare sales month to month. The Sales report is useful to get an overview of what’s been sold in the business. This report can generate sales by categories, products, and specific periods. The Z-report allows him to view a breakdown of the different payment methods such as cash, credit card, gift card, and loyalty. Lastly, the Orders report is essential to break down the channel of the overall sales, making it easy to compare multiple order sources, i.e. in-store, e-commerce, and branded app sales.

Communication with his customers is one of Antony’s secrets to keeping customers engaged from afar during this time. The integrated Email/SMS marketing module makes it easy to keep connected and share new products and promotions. 

 

‘We use the SMS marketing to alert our customers about upcoming promotions and specials. Coupled with our social media campaigns we’ve been able to directly link customers to our website where they can apply their promotion codes while placing their order.  It’s been a great system for us’ – Antony Ayodele.

 

In addition to the e-commerce platform, Antony plans to utilize the smartphone branded app to further expand online sales. And though these features may have been adopted originally out of necessity, he now sees them as invaluable tools for the business and intends to keep using them even after the stay-at-home order is lifted.

If you’re looking for some fresh and delicious additions to your shelter-in-place diet, Tower Blendz is here to help you meet your health and fitness goals from home. Check out their online menu here and follow them on social media for more healthy living inspiration. 

 

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SalesVu online ordering system helps The Tea Trolley keep rolling during the pandemic

The Tea Trolley in Delta, Pennsylvania is a tearoom that is known for offering an authentic afternoon tea experience in the setting of a gorgeous restored Victorian house. Afternoon tea is a fun and elegant experience, and the Tea Trolley is a favorite spot for friends and family to celebrate special occasions or just enjoy a good cup of tea with scones, sandwiches, and homemade desserts. Inside the business, customers can also find a gift shop where they can buy fun merchandise and take a piece of the afternoon tea experience back home.

Like so many businesses across the country and the globe, COVID-19 and the social-distancing regulations that followed threatened to completely shutter The Tea Trolley tearoom. They had to completely close their dining room to all customers. The loss of income meant cutting staff, cutting hours, and having to completely rethink their model of service. But Rachael faced the challenge head-on and reinvented her business model to meet her customers’ where they were. 

Up to that point, Rachel had used SalesVu’s online ordering website primarily for selling digital gift cards, given the in-house nature of the business. But when the dine-in experience had to be put on hold, she discovered that she could quickly and easily flesh out her existing SalesVu website to start offering her unique tea experience online. Rachael expanded the online menu with new categories and products such as tea boxes to-go, desserts, sandwiches, scones, and a large variety of teas. Now 100% e-commerce, The Tea Trolley is able to provide customers with an afternoon tea experience in their own homes. 

 

‘Working with the SalesVu team made it easy and encouraged us to keep going during these difficult times. After the site went live and we started to get some orders, we realized that SalesVu’s online ordering website has been a lifesaver! It is the main reason why we were able to stay open for business’ – Rachael Cox.

 

In addition to the automated Sales report that she receives weekly to track sales and inventory, she also takes advantage of SalesVu’s Orders report to see the individual orders that were placed on the website. This allows her to corroborate the customer’s contact information, the products that were bought, and the pick-up time for each purchase, making online order fulfillment quick and easy for her team. 

 

‘After the stay at home restrictions are lifted we are curious to see how the e-commerce portion of our business will behave. We will definitely keep the website shopping page because we think it is a great addition to the current way we are operating.’ – Rachael Cox

 

SalesVu is thrilled to be a part of the Tea Trolley’s journey and to help business owners like Rachel adjust to these challenging times.  If you want to enjoy an afternoon tea from home, you can place your Tea Trolley order here.

 

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SalesVu Kitchen Display – A key way to go paperless

                                   Incoming by SalesVu is a iPad based kitchen display that allows users to go paperless. Seamless with the SalesVu and Square POS, heres how it is beneficial to Ryan over at Cocoa Coffee House

We’re a small quick service coffee shop but we serve a large American tourist market on a beautiful Bahamian destination called Harbour Island.  During our season our mornings especially can get chaotic and crazy in a matter of minutes.  And, because we have one iPad register if there is any confusion regarding an order, having to retrieve or query it slows down our operation.  We have long queues so when a customer has been waiting in line for any length of time, we prefer to not disrupt the flow of cashing to query another customers order.  Enter incoming!

With incoming this issue was solved so efficiently we wished we deployed the app sooner.  When considering where to mount the iPad POS  for the KDS, we were initially hesitant as we have an organic vibe and we were worried about looking commercial.  As soon as we deployed the screen however it literally folded right into our operation and did not take away from our overall feel.  We were able to use our older iPad as our KDS running incoming so its a good use case for older hardware.  We placed our screen in a convenient location between the kitchen and Barista floor because we realised that incoming was an excellent compliment to both functions.  

In the kitchen we still print receipts, but using incoming the team can quickly reference large orders, reprint orders and ready individual items in the order so that we operate in a more systematic and efficient way.  Incoming also functions as a time-clock so when team members join the shift in a busy time they are not interrupting the cashing workflow by clocking-in for their shift.

Looking to the future, we would like to deploy mobile ordering.  With incoming, the team will be able to utilise the order pickup and ready features to interact with customers in the mobile app letting them know that their order is ready.

We see SalesVu incoming as a necessary element for any busy operation seeking to be more efficient, seeking to grow (with delivery and mobile), and boost customer service. 

–  Ryan (Owner of Cocoa Coffee house)

 

 

Posted in Brewery, Restaurants and Bars, Wineries

Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Restaurant Self-Service Kiosk

 

Like an ever-growing number of restaurant owners, you may have decided that the many benefits of self-service kiosks — including higher ticket sizes, reduced wait times, and improved efficiencies — would make them a good choice for your business. If you’re ready to take the next step and start shopping for your solution, here are some things to keep in mind.

 

  1. Spatial Ergonomics

As they say in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. Every square foot of your restaurant needs to be optimized for maximum efficiency and workflow, so you’ll need to give some careful thought to where your kiosks should be placed. Self-service kiosks are meant to enhance the customer experience by moving diners through your lines more quickly and with shorter wait times; but consider where they will wait for their meals, and how the kiosks should be incorporated into your floor plan for best traffic flow. You’ll also need room for more than just the ordering screen; there will likely be peripherals for payment processing and receipt printing.

 

  1. Durable and Highly Responsive Touchscreen Technology

Users will already be familiar with the projected capacitive touchscreens on their smartphones and personal tablets, so they should be comfortable ordering from a tablet-based kiosk. Projected capacitive touchscreens generally tend to be durable and have a relatively long life because there are no moving parts to wear out. The screens require only light touches to operate (and some can even be used with gloved fingers, depending on how sensitivity is adjusted), so customers won’t need to bang on them like manual typewriter keys. They also have good optical properties, enabling restaurant ordering screens that are easy to read and full of appealing graphic images.

 

  1. Point of Sale Integration

One of the most important features that restaurant owners want from self-service kiosks is easy integration with their point of sale (POS) software. The kiosks need to be able to communicate and share real-time information with several other POS functionalities. For example, with integration, kiosks can update your inventory levels as orders are placed, so that customers aren’t trying to order items that are out of stock (and if your inventory management system is good, it won’t let you run out of popular items). When the systems are connected, any menu or pricing changes are applied across the board, ensuring a consistent customer experience no matter which ordering option they use.

 

Integration with your POS System also allows kiosks to access customer information such as purchase histories, allowing them to make personalized upselling suggestions based on customer preferences. If the customer is a member of your loyalty rewards program, POS integration ensures that they can earn and redeem rewards when using the kiosks. Integration also enables the purchase and use of your branded gift cards at the kiosks. All of this sharing of POS data increases customer convenience and satisfaction.

 

When choosing the right self-service kiosk for your restaurant, you also need to look for a knowledgeable vendor. SalesVu’s OrderUp App creates self-service kiosk functionality on an iPad and fully integrates with our other POS solutions, all backed by 24/7 customer support. Contact us today to find out more about how our products can improve your business.

 

Posted in Beauty and Wellness, Brewery, Professional Services, Restaurants and Bars, Wineries

5 Key Benefits of Restaurant Self-Order Kiosks

 

With all of the dining options available to today’s consumers, restaurant owners need to use every technological advantage to draw and keep diners. Great food is important, but food is just part of an overall customer experience that includes speed, accuracy, and personalized service. One key technology that can help to accomplish those goals is the self-order kiosk. Let’s look at the benefits of adding kiosks to your technology profile.

 

  1. Increased Upselling and Larger Ticket Sizes

You can train your staff to upsell by asking the customer “Do you want to make that sandwich a combo?” or “Would you like to try New Item X today?” But odds are, they aren’t going to remember to ask those questions every time. With self-order kiosks, you never miss an opportunity to upsell, because the ordering process automatically includes multiple suggestions for customers to augment their orders. And the upselling prompts contribute to increased ticket sizes: kiosk checks tend to be higher than cashier orders by 15 to 30%.

 

  1. Enhanced Order Customization

One of the most important factors in customer satisfaction is the ability to get orders prepared exactly the way customers like it, whether that means extra toppings, additional cook time, or different side items. With self-order kiosks, customization has never been easier. The kiosk can display all menu information (including nutritional and dietary stats) and all customization options, so your counter staff doesn’t have to memorize every possible combination. Customers can also see how their customizations (substituting a salad for the fries, or adding more cheese) affect their ticket in real time, without having to wait until the order is complete.

 

  1. Improved Order Accuracy

Placing an order with an actual person is a bit like a game of “Telephone”: the more people involved in the transmission of a message, the more chances for errors to be introduced. With self-order kiosks, there’s no opportunity for things to be mis-heard or miscommunicated. Diners input and customize the orders themselves and can visually check the accuracy before completing the purchase, assured that they will be receiving exactly what they requested.

 

  1. Reduced Wait Times/Line-Busting

You want to make ordering as easy as possible for customers, and that includes reducing or eliminating long waits in line. By offering an additional path to purchase, self-order kiosks will break up the long lines that could deter potential diners and cost you business, especially during peak times. Research has shown that if the line to order from a cashier is longer than 5 people, 75% of customers would choose to order from a self-service kiosk instead, if available. And reducing lines and wait times also leads to higher throughput, increasing your revenue.

 

  1. Reduced Front-of-House Labor Costs

Despite what many people may think, self-order kiosks are meant to be used in addition to your front-of-house (FOH) staff, not to replace them. Some customers will still choose to order from traditional cashiers (who won’t feel as pressured to keep long lines moving), and someone should be available to assist with the kiosks as needed. However, you won’t need as many FOH people, and you can reassign some of them to the kitchen for more efficient prep of the increased number of orders that will be coming in.

 

If you haven’t yet implemented self-order kiosks as one of your paths to purchase, you may be losing customers to restaurants that have. SalesVu can help you upgrade your technology profile with a variety of POS solutions, including the OrderUp App, which can turn an iPad into a self-order kiosk. Schedule a demo today and see how kiosks can benefit your customers and your profits.

 

Posted in Beauty and Wellness, Brewery, Restaurants and Bars

10 Reasons You Need A Beauty Salon Management Software To Run Your Salon Smoothly

 

Running a hair, beauty or nail salon and spa can be quite daunting for the owner as it is quite interesting how things have changed over the years. Gone are the days when a client would stroll in to a hair or beauty salon, waiting hours on end to book an appointment. Well, hey? It’s a new era and things seem to have taken an entirely different turn.

 

Whether you own a spa, hair and beauty salon, nail salon, or whatever category you fall under as a salon owner, it is pertinent to note that the world is evolving, times are changing, and the digital age is here to stay. Therefore, it is vital to keep your business updated with latest technology tools for your industry. And that’s why choosing a good beauty spa-salon management software is a progressive factor to any salon out there.

 

Different beauty salon management software such as Spa salon POS systems, appointment scheduling software and salon management software have been developed specifically to handle the nitty gritties of scheduling client appointments, complaints, providing customer service on the go, amongst other things.

 

There is a lot of competition out there and customer retainership is very vital. The beauty market is no longer a joke and is getting more competitive by the day. As a business owner, it is highly necessary to differentiate your business from others. This you can achieve by setting some things in place that the next business doesn’t have, especially when it comes to technology. How then can you stand out?

 

Here are the 10 reasons why you need a beauty salon management software

 

1. Easy and Flexible Appointments Scheduling

This application will help both the spa salon owners and clients save time on the system. The WELCOME by SalesVu beauty salon and spa management software, for example, allows the clients easily schedule their appointments, which the spa/salon owner can see immediately in the back-end. You can sort these appointments by day or week. You can also create and track employee schedules, see their availability for the week, and allocate appointments accordingly.

 

2. Organized Booking Calendar

The fact that you’re able to see all client appointments or schedules at first glance makes it easier to organize the calendar. This you can do in the back end. Some software applications such as the Salesvu’s free salon and spa apps for iPad (which also has a cloud version) allows you, the salon owner, see the number of clients that have booked your service, get reservation notifications in real time, cancellation notifications, purchase of any products or services etc. You can also turn on the notification for group bookings. Streamlining appointments allows a seamless process as it helps prevent double booking on the customer’s end. This way, they are able to see what dates are available for booking, without causing an overlapse of dates.

 

3. Targeted Marketing Campaigns

Most busy beauty salons and spas probably do not have time to collect customers’ information, and in the digital world, most successful online businesses rely on collection of customers’ data. The importance of this cannot be over-emphasized as most beauty salon management software help store customer information such as email, address, service history, loyalty points and other vital details securely. Storage of this information will help the salon owners target the right customers to send emails to about new products, services, or any other information that is needed to convert a first-time customer to a repeated customer.

 

4. Enhances Overall Customer Experience and Revenue

I don’t think I have met any client who would not be happy to just sit back, relax and book their salon appointments online, without having to call or even go into the salon physically. It is alarming how much time people spend online. The spa salon owners must know that a good spa & beauty salon management software allows customers book their appointments easily, view available dates, book their favorite stylists and cancel appointments if they won’t show up. This will help improve customer experience on the customer’s end.

 

People who spend time on this type of salon spa management apps are also likely to see suggested products and services offered in the app, and also spend more money purchasing these products than if they just walked into the salon.

  

5. Increased Client Base

You can easily track your client base weekly or monthly to see how much it is increasing or decreasing. Every business wants progress, and this will be evident by setting up a spa salon management software, which will not only help you gain new clients, but also help you set up referral links that can be sent out, and loyalty programs which customers can take advantage of. The loyalty part of the spa salon software allows clients acquire points every time they succeed in visiting the salon. When people know that they don’t need to pick up the phone to book an appointment but can easily do that in an app, then it increases the client base of the business.

 

6. Helps Monitor Sales (including discounts)

You can easily generate sales reports on the system. This is a great way to track and monitor all your sales on the system. If you have also created an avenue for your customers to be able to apply discounts, then the discount report will allow you see which discounts were used and how they were applied.

 

7. Manage Upcoming Appointments and Walk-ins via Notifications

Let’s be honest. Nobody really likes long waits at any business. Therefore, it is very crucial to manage appointments and walk-ins. One of the ways to manage appointments is through reminders. Remind your clients via emails or text messages (depending on which they opted in for) on any upcoming appointments they may have, and eventually they will come to appreciate you. Managing your appointments and sending reminders to clients promptly, shows efficiency, a trusted system, and organized system of operation on the salon owner’s part.

8. Makes your Beauty Spa Salon Business Look Professional

Professionalism is one of the keys to making your business stand out from other businesses, and what better way to do that than taking advantage of this software? Think of all the things you are able to do on this system and how easy it allows you to run your business. On the customers’ end, all they see is a very professional business, and this will allow you gain respect.

 

9. Sell Products and Services

Doesn’t it sound so cool to know that aside from the fact that your clients are booking appointments on the app, you can also list products and services for sale. So, yes, that new shampoo line, nail polish color or beauty service you’re looking to introduce to your clients, can all be done here. You no longer need to wait till clients come into the salon before selling products, go ahead and list it on the app.

 

10. One Stop Shop

Most spa and salon management apps are one stop shops for all beauty needs, from hair, to nails, to make up, it is a compact way to be able to sell your service to the public without trying too hard. Think of it as a marketplace where a customer can get everything your business offers. This means the opportunity to take your business to the next level is endless, as this functionality will aid productivity, while creating relief and ease for the client.

 

Overall, other than the perks and benefits that come with using a beauty salon management software, it also makes your business look more professional. Some of these applications even allow you integrate the system with your website, manage your waitlist, and the fact that you can generate a report, makes this a must have for businesses looking to move to the next level.

 

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Dance Studio Software: Here is Why You Need One to Run and Manage Your Dance Classes Smoothly

 

The right dance studio management software can make a revolution in a way your dance studio is managed. No doubt, most of the dance studio owners are independent and a little bit skeptical of others’ capability to help them. This is the reason they start working on their own and not for any other person.

You might not initially get excited about the idea of letting a dance studio software manage your business operations. But, it can be said confidently that once you go for it, you’ll never regret.

Here are Some Benefits of a Good Dance School Management Software

  • Saves A lot of time

When running your own dance studio, you’ll always need dedicated time just to focus on your dance school’s marketing and growth strategy. In order to do so, you need to come up with a solution to get your day to day tasks automated in an efficient way. And there is no better option than a dance studio software that can manage all your bookings, enrolments, class scheduling, fee payments etc. with a minimal supervision, leaving you with a lot of free space to focus on what matters the most, your business growth.

  • Less stress

Everyone knows that managing your own dance classes can be a hectic experience – mainly in the first few years of starting your business.

Running a dance studio needs a professional lawyer, accountant, manager and more which is enough to roll your head. You started your studio to stay focused on the business and not to wake up worrying for basic things related to your studio management. Online dance studio software helps you manage most of the tasks related to your studio’s day to day operations and hence taking a lot of stress off your mind.

  • Greater performance

When you do everything on your own, you won’t be able to accomplish even the basic tasks until you get the time. And no doubt, time matters a lot when you are running your own business. The dance classes management software helps to automate most of your business which helps to run various things more efficiently. Students can enroll and don’t they need to wait whether they will be selected or not. You’ll get the access to automatic, instant report cards of students which is the best and simple way to go through various data points about the business.

  • Lesser cost

Running your own organization can feel like you are throwing all your money and hoping everything will grow from it. The expenses might include:

  • Marketing that includes memberships, advertising, etc.
  • Business management cost
  • Branding like making signs and creating logos
  • Fess to supporting staff and instructors

Every expense can’t be eliminated but some of them can be cut out, most probably the ones that are bigger. Rather than going to hire a couple managers or dedicated staff for each basic task, try a FREE dance school management software such as HERE by SalesVu instead. It helps to manage income, enrollment, reports, and payments that allow you to spend the amount on something other useful than training, hiring and compensating.

  • Fewer errors

Nothing is perfect, but the students can expect it. There would be nothing more embarrassing than telling students that there’s no space in the dance class. What about correcting some of the errors that your staff on the front desk could make?

A good dance studio software helps to provide students with accurate and seamless information without any issue. Some of the offerings include:

  • Timely progressive reports
  • Upgraded information about classes schedule
  • Real time changes about anything related to the dance studio (enrollment, classes timings, fees, availability of the dance instructor etc.)

Thus, it is better to go with a good dance school management app to avoid basic errors related to dance classes bookings and studio management.

  • A growing dance studio

Every dance instructor would want his/her dance school to get popular and grow fast, but not when you are not ready to handle the responsibilities, work pressure and all the management related things the come with all the growth at the same pace. This is where the dance classes management app comes in. The growing business also means growth in demand. The right dance studio manage software helps you in every way, it doesn’t matter how far your business gets.

  • Remote Access

Starting a new dance studio means to always be ready no matter where you are. A good dance studio management software will give you the functionality to access the software from anywhere making it easier for you to manage you dance classes remotely too. With a cloud-based dance studio software you’ll never have to take stress about crash of a hard drive as all your data will be safe even if the computer misbehaves.

So, what are you waiting for!

Get ready to take your business on success with HERE by SalesVu Fitness and Dance Studio Software.

 

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