18 Sep 2015

Written by Alice Smithson

Our innovative online last-minute booking package let’s you exploit the growing demand for late-availability appointments and the clear trend towards last-minute mobile booking.

The result:

  • an impressive reduction in salon downtime
  • an increase in revenue and
  • delighted clients

Reduce salon downtime. Last-minute bookings made easy.

As an iSalon software user you’ll be able to offer automated late-availability appointments both on your salon website and via an app:

Late availability booking on your salon website

iSalon is launching two salon website tools to help you market your last-minute appointments and reduce salon downtime:

  1. Squeeze Me In is a brand new feature on iBooking v3. It displays today’s late availability appointments only on your website, allowing clients to snap up last-minute bookings without you having to lift a finger. Or the phone. iSalon are the only salon management software provider to currently offer this online last-minute booking function. Squeeze Me In can be accessed by anyone at any time using a browser on absolutely any device (PC, Tablet or Smartphone). iBooking v3 is available later this year, is fully mobile responsive and free to all existing iBooking users. The perfect marketing tool to attract new clients and make it easier for regular clients to book, whilst the convenience factor improves client loyalty.
  2. iSalon has also teamed up with last-minute appointment specialist gappt so you can now offer late-availability booking and fill those empty gaps, without discounting. The exclusive two-way integration between iSalon and gappt software means there is no need for any manual administration/intervention by your salon reception to process the booking when using gappt on your website. This seamless automated booking process is unique to iSalon users. Find out more about our partnership with gappt here. In both cases, you decide which appointments are shown on your website and retain complete control of your bookings and pricing. If you’ve seen gappt already and are thinking about their packages please speak to your iSalon account manager first to ensure you benefit from the exclusive two-way software integration.

Last minute salon or spa app

In partnership with gappt we’re also now offering a Last-Minute salon app for smartphone users. This powerful marketing tool shows users your last-minute availability, alerts for cancellations and (on the Platinum bespoke app option) promotional campaigns.

Benefits for iSalon software users

  • Reduce salon downtime.
  • Attract new tech-savvy or busy on-the-go clients.
  • Control which salon appointments are displayed.
  • Eliminate fees to ‘deal websites’.
  • Discount only if you want to.
  • Offer last minute booking without devaluing your brand.

Benefits for your salon or spa clients

  • See last-minute appointment availability instantly.
  • Simple, convenient and easy to use on-the-move.
  • Receive late-availability updates on your phone.

Interested in reducing salon downtime, without discounting? Just speak with your iSalon Software Account Manager.