Functions of a Salon System
The beauty industry has become competitive as new salons are opening up each day. Been unique from the rest of the beauticians in the industry is what will determine your success other than just investing in furniture and employees. Several salon owners do not consider a salon software as a powerful tool in their business and take up other activities such as marketing, employee training, etc. as the crucial activities in their salon business. With this software, the business owner will be able to manage his/her business and realize rapid growth and increased returns. We look at how a point of sale salon system can be beneficial to your salon business.
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. It will be easier to calculate commissions for employees as the system assigns each employee his/her clients and the system calculates the commission. Cases of clients forgetting their appointments are minimized as the system sends reminders to the clients days or hours to the appointment.
The point of sale system will assign clients to specific employees who specialize in the particular service the client is looking for. To make work simpler and save time, the system admin can set defaults functions such as defining each employee and his/her functions such that every time a client makes a booking, the system allocates the client to an employee who specializes in the service the client is interested in and compute all his commission at the end of the day or month.
When an employee is away on breaks or off day, the system does not allow any bookings directed to the said employee. The system allows the user to mark unavailable days so as the client sees them as unavailable slots.
The system also helps in totaling costs at the end of the service. All activities from booking to checking out are taken care of by the system. This minimizes cases of cash mishandling especially in cases where employees receives cash and writes a manual receipt.
It is easy to record and keep the inventory record of salon products and equipment. The records ensure the process of taking stock is made simpler. There will be no time that the employee will not be working due to unavailability of a product as the system alerts the users every time a product hits the reorder level, thus swift action is taken immediately. The process of ordering and receiving goods becomes easy and efficient with the salon system whereby the user requests and receives after delivery.