iSalon Software Selects Cardstream for Launch of First Dedicated Omnichannel Payment Platform for the Salon Industry

14 Dec 2017

Written by Alice Smithson

iSalon Sofware, a leading provider of salon management and online booking solutions for hair & beauty salons, barbers, spas and colleges, has today announced the launch of SalonPay, a dedicated omnichannel payment platform designed specifically for operators across its comprehensive client portfolio. A first for the industry.

By rebranding Cardstream’s white label payment solution, SalonPay provides users with a comprehensive suite of multichannel payment solutions including online, mobile and in-salon POS.

“We spent considerable time with our customers to gain a clear view of the payment solution that would best suit their needs,” said Darren Pick, Managing Director, iSalon. “SalonPay is our response. A simple, quick and reliable omnichannel service for collecting credit and debit card payments in-salon, online and via mobile phones.”

The partnership with Cardstream ensures that SalonPay has the flexibility to meet the individual needs of all of iSalon’s customers. With a single integration, SalonPay can instantly connect to an unparalleled choice of acquirers, alternative payment methods and ecommerce connectors.

“When we looked at the market, we discovered that our customers would need to juggle multiple support contracts and supplier relationships to deliver omnichannel payments. SalonPay removes all of that complexity with one integration and one point of contact,” said Darren Pick.

In addition to taking payments, SalonPay securely gathers transaction data from each channel for real-time reporting capabilities across in-store, e-commerce and m-commerce.

“Payment data is incredibly valuable to salon owners looking to optimise their marketing and CRM, but they rarely have time to track activity themselves. SalonPay offers a single window through which they can quickly and easily view the entire payment history of clients across retail and online,” said Darren Pick.

SalonPay offers further flexibility through secure tokenisation, enabling transactions from any payment method to be further utilised via other payment channels.

“We are delighted with the service we’ve received from Cardstream. The integration has been smooth and efficient. We’ve had relationships with other gateways in the past, but none has given us the freedom, flexibility and control that Cardstream does,” said Darren Pick.

With over three decades of knowledge and experience in the salon industry, iSalon Software is the partner of choice for thousands of businesses across the UK.

“SalonPay is a perfect example of what we want to enable our partners to achieve for their customers,” said Adam Sharpe, CEO, Cardstream. “A smart, secure and scalable payment platform that puts them in control and delivers a true omnichannel experience. We look forward to helping iSalon Software grow and evolve its payment provision further.”