With so many scheduling apps out there these days, how do you choose the one that’s right for you?
Take the time to Google “scheduling apps”, and you’ll quickly learn that all apps are not created equal. (What might work for one salon may not be a good fit for you.) So, when you’re researching the right salon app for your business, it’s important to look at which apps have the best features to help take your business to the next level.
To shed some light on a handful of Schedulicity tools, we made a list of five must-have features that Schedulicity offers — and the other apps don’t.
- Industry-Low Payment Processing
- Pay-by-Text Technology
- Booth Rental Solutions
- Promo Management Tools
- World-Class Customer Support
5 Best Schedulicity Booking App Features for Salons
Industry-Low Payment Processing Fees
As a leading online scheduling app, Schedulicity is all about making your business more efficient — in terms of both time and cost.
While other apps may offer payment processing as well, Schedulicity’s payment processor is up to 30 times less expensive than other payment companies.
How much are Schedulicity’s payment processing fees?
We offer the lowest credit card transaction fees in the industry: one flat rate of 2.5% + 15¢ for every type of transaction. That means card dip, swipe, or tap, and e-commerce or keyed-in transactions as well!
With other scheduling apps, rates may be different depending on how you process the card (and contactless transactions often cost more) or they are dictated by a credit card association. Many also come with hidden fees or attached to long-term contracts.
But with Schedulicity… no more surprise fees and absolutely no contracts.
Our goal is simply this: to provide a low-cost payment processor built right into your scheduling app, saving you time and money!
Pro tip: Learn all the perks of Schedulcity’s built-in payment processing, like Automated Billing and Next-Day Funding.
One of the biggest perks of Schedulicity’s integrated payment processor is the ability for clients to pay by text.
With Schedulicity’s pay-by-text technology, Norm, you can send the bill right to your client’s phone, so they can pay and tip all privately. This means saying goodbye to glitchy card readers and hello to a speedier checkout process.
Plus, you’ll see a boost in tips with the gratuity options built right into the checkout workflow for clients.
Fun fact: On average, businesses who use Schedulicity’s pay-by-text option see a 20% increase in tips!
Send the bill straight to your client’s phone with Norm. Ditch the card reader, speed through payment, and bump up tips. Available now on Schedulicity Unlimited.Learn more about Norm
Booth Rental Solutions
If your business setup involves a shared studio, independent contractors, or booth renters, we have the perfect solution for you!
With Schedulicity’s Linked Accounts feature, booth renters and independent contractors can keep their independence with their own account, while also being able to “link up” with other independent contractors under the same umbrella.
This means each person can customize their own account — payment settings, policies, client lists — without losing their connection to the larger business. It’s a win-win for both contractors and business owners alike!
Deal Manager is a unique feature that allows you to create promotions, or deals, for your clients and share them on social media or via email marketing. With Deal Manager, you can create custom discounts for individual clients, or you can post the deal right on your booking page to nab new clients.
World-Class Customer Support
We call our customer service team “Rockstars” because, well, they are rockstars at what they do!
The best part? Each and every Schedulicity business has access to Rockstar help absolutely free. We’re talking email, chat, and phone support — which we know is huge when you’re just getting started or if you just want to understand more about how to grow your business on Schedulicity.
We know the power of connection is more important than ever right now. So, if you’re looking for true human-to-human support in a world of automation and robots, you won’t find a better support experience anywhere else.
Here at Schedulicity, we’re an all-in-one scheduling app, where you can manage your calendar, client payments, and marketing all under one roof. Sign up for free today and take your salon business to the next level!