Advantages of Investing in a Salon System
The beauty industry has recently seen a rising growth as many beauty salons, and spa are coming up each day, leading to stiff competition. Employing beauticians and investing in modern furniture in your salon does not guarantee success, but rather what you will do differently from the rest of the beautician in the market. While in salon business, do not ignore the power of salon system and focus more on other activities such as marketing, as the system is very vital in running the business. There will be increased profits and a tremendous business growth once the business owner invests in a salon system, and an organized way of running the daily activities of the salon. Below is a discussion of various functions of a point of sale salon system.
The salon system has a major function been appointment booking and scheduling where clients book appointments from the comfort of their homes, or contact the salon for scheduling and the employee books the appointment for them. It becomes easier to manage daily activities with the system. Once the client books an appointment, the system assigns him/her to a particular employee and shows all the clients booked to a certain employee, making it easier to calculate commissions. Once a customer makes a booking, the system collects the contacts and automatically sends reminders days before the booked date.
The point of sale system will assign clients to specific employees who specialize in the particular service the client is looking for. You can save time by setting each employee with matching clients by defaults so that each time a client is booked for an appointment, the system allocates the client to the matching employee by default, making it easier to compute commissions for that particular employee.
The system also has the capability of preventing appointment bookings when employees are away for leave or lunch break. User specifies the times and dates on the calendar when he/she will be away and mark them as unavailable slots so as they become unavailable for bookings.
Salon point of sale systems also does the billing process. System starts with booking, checking in, billing, issuing receipt and checking out the client at the end of the service. This process ensures that no process is carried out manually, reduces the cases of cash theft.
With the system in place, all salon equipment, furniture, products, etc. are recorded and an inventory record maintained. The main advantage of the inventory records is minimizing the time taken when taking stocks. The system also automates reordering of the inventory every time each product hits the reorder level ensuring that at no time will work be interrupted by lack of required products and disposables. Purchase orders are automatically generated and sent to the suppliers, payments processed and products delivered and received in the system.