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Slick has launched their Android App!

One more reason to setup Slick so your clients can book online. We’re very excited to announce that our online booking partner Slick has launched it’s Android App and it’s now available to download from Google Play. To download the app, go to the Slick website and click the Google Play icon. Alternatively click the button below.

Don’t miss out if you haven’t signed up to Slick yet. In order for your clients to book at your salon via the Slick App, you need to list your business on Slick and set up your operators, services, profile description and profile pic. If you haven’t completed the Slick setup, click here to see what to do next. It will only take a few minutes.

Start telling your clients about the brand new Slick App. The sooner you get them to download it, the sooner your business will have those online bookings rolling in.

Sign up to Slick and get your clients to download the app today.

See your projected revenue figures

See how much your business is expected to make

Simple Salon not only reports on what you have made but also on what you’re expected to make. Using your Client Visit Report you can see your projected revenue figures for any future date range. How does Simple Salon do this? The calculation is based on the future appointments you have in your Appointments page for any future date range you select.

To see how much you’re currently expecting to make for any future date range, go to your Reporting page, then into your Report List and check out your Client Visit Report. Simply change the From and To dates to a future date range of your choice, tick Include Open and then click Go. There you have it, your total expected revenue.

See how much any specific operator is expected to make

You can take it a step further and see the projected revenue for any particular operator. Simply run the report as per the steps above, then use the Operator filter to pick the operator you’d like to report on. Click Go again to re-filter the report, in turn bringing up the total projected revenue figure for that specific operator.

Knowing how much your business is expected to make, based on the appointments you already have booked, indicates to you the degree of effort you and your staff need to make to get more bookings. Use the results of the report to motivate you to rebook more clients. Maybe it’s time to send out a promotional SMS or email to generate some more appointments.

If you haven’t got a way to see your projected revenue figures, that means you need Simple Salon.

Click here to get started today.

Slick has launched the new iOS App!

The wait is over! We’re very excited to announce that our online booking partner Slick has launched the iOS App and it’s now available to download from the App Store (Android App coming soon). To download the app, go to the Slick website and click the App Store icon. Alternatively click the button below.

Don’t miss out if you haven’t signed up to Slick yet. In order for your clients to book at your salon via the Slick App, you need to list your business on Slick and set up your operators, services, profile description and profile pic. If you haven’t completed the Slick setup, click here to see what to do next. It will only take a few minutes.

Start telling your clients about the brand new Slick App. The sooner you get them to download it, the sooner your business will have those online bookings rolling in.

Sign up to Slick and get your clients to download the app today.

New Simple Salon features coming soon!

The Simple Salon dev team doesn’t sit still, they’re always building something new. The pic above is what our developers currently look like… hard at work building your feature requests. By means of recurring coffees and exercise sessions at their desks, where possible, they’re making your suggestions and ideas happen—innovative updates that we know you’ll get a real kick out of.

Based on the requests we’ve received from you, the new and upcoming features include payment plan options, document and photo management, enhanced reporting, and more automated marketing.

The new Payment Plan feature will allow clients to elect to pay via a direct debit payment plan. For example, if they purchase a package and would like to pay it off in installments i.e. $50 per month.

The new Document & Photo Management feature will enable you to upload client related documents, forms, files and photos (i.e. before and after photos) to the client’s client card.

As for the enhancements to reporting and the new automated marketing options, stay tuned for more details.

Keep an eye on your Latest News page in Simple Salon to be the first to use the new updates as they go live.

If you haven’t yet got Simple Salon, click here to get started today.

What an amazing response to Slick!

It’s been a few weeks since Slick was launched to our Simple Salon clients. We’re super excited to see how many of you have already got your salon listed and have added your operators, services, profile pic and salon profile description to your Slick account. The response to Slick has been fantastic!

Read on to see which of the following three categories you fall into to find out what’s in store for you next. Exciting times ahead.

You haven’t done anything… and you’re wondering what all the excitement is about

Slick is your new advanced online booking app which will be released to the public very soon. You need to get your salon listed on Slick stat because if your business isn’t listed on Slick, customers won’t be able to book online at your salon. Click here to check out one of the latest blog posts and get yourself up to speed… you don’t want to get left behind.

You’ve listed your salon on Slick, but that’s as far as you got

If you’ve only got as far as listing your salon on Slick, don’t stop there. You’re only minutes away from completing the setup. In order for your existing clients and new clients to make online appointments with you, you’ll need to have your operators, services, profile pic and profile description set up too. This takes a matter of minutes, so click here to see how. Even if you just get your top 5 or 10 services on Slick, you’ll be able to take online bookings.

You’ve done it all… in fact, you were so quick, you were probably the first one

If that’s you, then you’ll have your salon listed on Slick, as well as your operators and services displaying in your Slick account. You have also added in a slick (excuse the pun) looking pic of your salon and an enticing profile description which beautifully sums up the culture of your salon. If this is you, then here’s what you have to do next… sit tight, get excited and anticipate the release of the Slick app to the public.

Our Online Booking partner Slick will be releasing the Slick app to the public very soon by making it available to download from the App Store and Google Play so that anyone will be able to book their appointments online via Slick.

Stay tuned by keeping an eye on the Latest News section in your Simple Salon account.

Check out the BRAND NEW Slick website

Many of you have been asking for more details about Slick. We’d like to announce that our Online Booking partner Slick has launched their brand new website!

To get you warmed up and ready to take a tour of this hot off the press site, let us remind you of what Slick is all about.

Slick allows real-time, around-the-clock booking and the chance to advertise empty slots, pushing off-peak and last-minute appointments to generate more revenue. Customers can quickly fill in last-minute cancellation or empty appointment slots, keeping your business running at capacity.

Being a part of Slick, your salon is searchable and listed based on your location and services, opening up your business to be discovered by customers who may never find you otherwise. It even provides your existing customers an easy way to get a booking.

Now you’re ready. Here it is, the Slick website.

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A sneak peek at what the Slick app looks like

As you know, last week ‘Slick’ was released to our Simple Salon clients. The response we’ve had from everyone has been fantastic and you’ve been super keen to see what the app looks like, so our partners Slick are giving you a sneak peek.

How the Slick app works

Your existing clients and new clients will discover your salon on Slick, and based on the services, operators and times you have available will book the appointment they’d like. Your salon will receive a notification of the online booking and when you accept the appointment, a confirmation SMS/email will be sent to the client letting them know that their booking is confirmed.

How the Slick app looks

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When will the Slick app become available to download?

In the coming weeks, the Slick app will be released to the public and will be available to download from the App Store and Google Play so that anyone will be able to book their appointments online via Slick. Stay tuned by keeping an eye on the Latest News section in your Simple Salon account.

Slick is compatible with iOS and Android.

Click here to get your salon listed on Slick, and your services, operators, profile pic and profile description ready to go.

Slick is being launched to YOU first!

You’ve been asking for an Online Booking app… well, here it is. It’s called it Slick, and we’re giving you, our Simple Salon clients, a head start by exclusively releasing it to you first.

The “Slick” logo has now appeared in your Simple Salon account—click “Slick” and be one of the first to get your salon listed. Then in the coming weeks, our Online Booking partner Slick will release the app to the public by making it available to download from the App Store and Google Play so that anyone can book their appointments online via Slick. If your business isn’t listed on Slick, they won’t be able to book online at your salon.

So, what is Slick, and how does it work?

In a nutshell, Slick is your new Mobile Online Booking Platform and Marketplace. It’s your new advanced smartphone app that will fill up gaps in your appointment schedule, cause lots more new clients to walk through your doors and make your salon name loads more popular.

You have countless potential clients out there looking for their next salon appointment. Whether it be that they have last minute plans and they need a hair cut, beard trim, or blow wave, or they’re looking for somewhere new to book their next colour or wax… whatever it may be, when you’re listed on Slick YOU are their solution.

Slick enables anyone and everyone to FIND your salon, TAP an appointment, and BOOK it online at yours, and their, convenience.

So, what happens next?

Click the “Slick” logo up in the top left corner of your Simple Salon account and follow the prompts to get listed.

Also, click here to see how to add your operators, services, profile pic and salon description to your Slick account.

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A new year calls for turning on some new Simple Salon features

Achieve new business growth in 2017 by turning on some powerful features in your Simple Salon account.

If you were with us a year ago, you would remember we did the same thing at the beginning of 2016… how’d you go with implementing the features we talked about? I’ll jog your memory—we enabled automatic Appointment RemindersLoyalty Points Program, 1-Touch Marketing, as well as implementing a regular visit to your Marketing page. If you didn’t enable all of these features, not to worry, it won’t take long to catch up. Click here to see what we did, and go ahead and enable these features first.

To kick off 2017 we’re looking at a few different features that you can enable in your Simple Salon account to help business this year. Some of these changes will result in more clients and more bookings, and some will result in a more seamless, efficiently run salon. So here we go… this January it’s time to implement the following changes.

For those of you who have a tablet floating round the salon, make use of your Client Capture Form

Instead of handing new clients a clipboard with paper on it, or asking them over the counter what their name and number is (and proceeding to get the spelling wrong), just hand them the iPad (or whatever tablet you’re using in the salon). On the iPad is the Client Capture Form, which the client enters their personal details into and taps Save. As for existing clients, hand them the iPad too, because they can also use the Client Capture Form to update their personal details. Click here to see how you can use the Client Capture Form to streamline your salon operations, and make your clients’ salon experience even smoother.

Use your Simple Salon to make your salon more paperless (going green means less expenses for you)

Did you know it only takes a couple of clicks (or taps, if you’re on a tablet) to view your client history from the Appointment page? By making the switch to viewing your client histories digitally, instead of printing off client cards and operator day cards (so much paper), your salon becomes more paperless. Also, how about all of those paper receipts? There’s actually no need to print them, instead have them automatically emailed to your clients at the end of their transaction. It’s time to turn on a few features in your Simple Salon account to make your salon greener, all the while saving you on the cost of paper. Click here to see how you can turn on these (and more) green features.

So, just to recap, go ahead and start using your tablet to capture your clients’ details and save on paper by becoming a little more digital in the way your salon operates. Then you’ll be on your way to a more successfully run salon.

If you don’t yet have Simple Salon, click here to get started today.

Kick off 2017 with a bang—Get Simple Salon + FREE Data Import (SIGN UP before DEC 31)

When you sign up for Simple Salon before December 31st 2016 you’ll get a FREE Data Import* (valued at $399). This means that come the New Year, you’ll have a fresh new system to manage your salon scheduling, SMS, POS, reporting, marketing (and much more), AND you can have all of your clients, services, products, and staff in there ready to go, for FREE.

The process is simple—sign up with FREEIMPORT in Referral Code of Sign Up Form (don’t choose Data Import from Start Up Options), then email us your data file, or if it is too large, let us know and we’ll email you a link to a dropbox folder in which you can upload the data too. We do also have export instructions for various systems, so upon sign up let us know what program your data is currently in and if we’ve got the instructions (chances are we do), we’ll email you back the steps for how to export the data.

Once we have your data we give ourselves up to one week to complete the import process, then with most of the set up done for you, all you’ll need to do is tweak a few things, and away you go. You’ll be setup and using your new Simple Salon program in no time at all.

Click the SIGN UP button below to get your FREE Data Import, and see the New Year in with a brand new software system for your salon.

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*The Data Import covers all clients, operators (staff), products, services, and service history as far back as the past 2 years (provided this is retrievable from your previous system database or the data you provide is in a spread sheet format). Unfortunately future appointments cannot be imported from your previous system, and nor can we import any transaction/financial history.

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