Yup, it’s true! The holidays are coming and will be here before you know it. To ensure that you and your team are ready to beautify the masses, we’ve created a checklist to help keep you and your business on track and make the most of your busy season.
Have the Right Salon Software in Place
Hopefully, by now, you’ve made your choice for the best possible salon scheduling and management software to help run your business. If not, get your free 30-day trial moving, so you are up and running before the stores put out holiday decorations.
Turn on Online Client Scheduling
If you haven’t explored this feature yet, consider it this holiday season to help keep your chairs and treatment rooms filled. Allowing your clients to self-book will help free up your receptionist’s time so they can spend more time helping clients in the salon.
Set up Automated Confirmations & Reminders
This is another must-have feature that will save your team time this holiday: no more confirmation calls or manual emails or texts. Instead, set up this easy automation and then step aside and let it work for you.
Start Taking Deposits
Place a value on your time this holiday season and recover financial losses for no-shows and cancellations. With limited appointment slots this holiday and an over-abundance of clients trying to get in, consider taking deposits before allowing clients to make a booking.
Order Gift Cards
Kind of a no-brainer during the holiday season, gift cards make giving the gift of beauty easy. Order your personalized gift cards early, or you’ll miss out on another revenue opportunity.
Remind Clients to Book Early for the Holidays
There are only so many spaces open, and with everyone clamoring to get in, you’ll soon have clients left out in the cold…with regrowth! Yikes! Remind clients to stay gorgeous throughout the holidays by booking their appointments now through the end of the year.
Stay Stocked with Salon Ordering
Don’t let your inventory get depleted while you’re busy this holiday season. See if your distributor offers online salon ordering. That way, you can set thresholds to keep your shelves stocked…automatically. And if your distributor doesn’t offer online salon ordering, you can still save time by emailing your order to your sales rep – much easier than pen and paper!
Enable Your Online Store
Open your online store with your favorite brands so you can cash in on Black Friday and Cyber Week promotions (and more) this holiday season. Also, enable on-behalf marketing, so your clients automatically receive notifications for holiday promotions, with all orders automatically shipped client-direct. Earn commissions without having to touch the product.
Plan Your Marketing for the Season
Get Best Rate & Value on Payment Processing
With the volume of credit card transactions coming in over the holidays, make sure you’re getting the best possible rate on your merchant account. Let RosyPay, Rosy’s integrated payment processing, provide a statement comparison to see how much you can save.
Need help setting up or using any of these features? Our Customer Service team is happy to help you get set up and running long before Santa’s elves take over your salon. Visit our support center, send an email or call 877.346.7679.