Salon management software – how to make it pay for itself

28 Jul 2014

Written by Alice Smithson

If you’re thinking about using salon management software or upgrading to a newer software solution, you’ll want to be sure you’re getting your money’s worth. We take a look at the value of salon software and why it’s time you started seeing it as an investmentƒ

The savings

The cost of salon software varies depending on the package you choose, as do the potential savings _ take a close look at the features and functions on offer before you make a decision. If you’re only looking for software to act as an electronic appointment book, your cost and time savings will be much smaller than if you take advantage of a full salon management software suite. i-Salon Software falls into the latter category. Our clients take an extra £385 a week by using our software, on average, or approximately £30,000 more in takings each year. These figures show that any expense will quickly be recouped, provided that you use the software to its full potential. While the savings will vary depending on your use of the software and the nature of your salon, you’ll certainly be able to cut costs and improve takings regardless of your salon’s situation.

How it works

Salon software mainly achieves indirect savings and takings for your salon. You’ll find significant time savings from managing your appointment book electronically. Loyalty schemes will become quick and easy to implement, reducing the churn rate of customers. You’ll be able to see sales statistics relating to all of your salon treatments and products, enabling you to make smart decisions about sales and marketing. In addition, text and email marketing will tempt clients back into your salon during quiet periods _ when you need it the most. By keeping an organised, jam-packed appointment book, your takings are sure to increase.

Long-term benefits

The extra takings and improved reputation you’ll receive from salon management software will stand you in good stead for the long-term. You’ll be able to forge ahead with expansion plans, move to larger premises, start an ecommerce site, try out new treatments _ whatever your ambition, salon software can help you achieve it. It is these long-term benefits that really show that salon software is an investment rather than another expense.

If you’re still unsure whether to invest in salon management software, book a demo to talk to one of our consultants and see i-salon in action for yourself.