Salon and Spa owners should consider these 4 things in a new POS system to make your life easier, more fun and less stressful.
Even if you are already booked up for the holidays, but not as busy as you think you could be, there might be some things that your new POS system can do to help.
Of course, it is never a good time to change systems, but sometimes you just have to do it. Plus, with the right support, from the right team, the changeover isn’t actually as complicated as you might think. While this month is certainly not the time to tackle this project, it is a good time to take notes on the things that cause you frustration.
After the New Year, you don’t have to wait.
Are you concerned you can’t manage staff schedules as easily as you think it could be, or want to know more about your stock and cycles through inventory? Maybe gift cards and determining commissions. Maybe it is that just about anything you need to do is harder than you think it should be.
While you might be ready to throw in the towel and make a change, we think you should wait. (While you make a plan.)
Making the decision to change might be the hardest part. In fact, we believe it is.
So, here are 4 things to consider as you make that plan to get the most out of your next system. (We suggest that you add to this list and be prepared when you start your search.)
Also, feel free to ask us for advice, we have access to manufacturer information that isn’t readily available on the internet. We can offer you an unbiased opinion and guide you to find the right system, a POS that works for you, your business and your team. Focus on efficiency, effectiveness and reducing expenses – this is at the heart of what we do every single day.
1) Do you want to offer easy online scheduling? (We promise, you won’t need to show your entire schedule to everyone out there.)
2) Do you want to offer appointment reminders and receipts via text or e-mail?
2) Do you want to be able to book up staff to keep them busy and efficient?
4) Do you need to add inventory management tools?
All of these are important critical questions to ask yourself. Of course, some of the mainstays of any quality POS system will include automated Quickbooks and bookkeeping integration, PCI compliance, real time reporting and easy admin tools that allow you to set security level access for each employee using the system. If you want to chat now, give us a ring or plan to schedule to talk in early January.