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How to Choose a Salon Appointment Scheduler

Choosing the right salon appointment scheduler can help you book more services, grow your business, and better serve your customers. But with so many different online schedulers out there, it can be difficult to know which platform to choose. Not all schedulers are created equal – and choosing a subpar scheduler could cause you to miss appointments, waste precious time, and even lose valuable clients. So how can you determine which software best suits your needs?

Here’s what makes a great salon appointment scheduler:

Integrates with Your Website

A great online calendar will integrate seamlessly with your website. Instead of standing out like a sore thumb, it’ll fit right in as though it was custom-made for your website. Make sure your scheduler has all the same functionality whether you use Squarespace, Wix, or something else to power your website. If you use WordPress, look for a scheduler that has a WordPress booking plugin.

Easy to Use

If your customers can’t figure out how to work your online booking software, none of the other features matter. Choose an online calendar that’s well-designed, straightforward, and easy to use. Make sure you try out a demo to see how the calendar works from a customer’s point of view.

Works with Other Software

You’ve got an entire business to run – so chances are, you’re already using other software to help you manage it. Make sure whichever salon appointment scheduler you choose is compatible with the other platforms you use, such as Mailchimp, Google Analytics, Stripe, and more.

Saves You Time

You’ve got plenty on your plate as it is. You need a scheduler that actually takes care of booking for you – not one that just gives you additional work. Look for an online calendar that syncs up with your Google calendar, automatically notifies you about appointment updates, and is easy to maintain.

Helps You Grow Your Business

Good online appointment schedulers help you book customers. Great online appointment schedulers help you book MORE customers. Keep an eye out for marketing features that’ll help you grow your salon business and keep your calendar full. (If you’re looking for even more marketing tools, check out the Start Booking Marketing Bundle!)

Get the Start Booking Salon Appointment Scheduler

As a salon owner, you need an online appointment scheduler that optimizes your schedule for maximum success. Start Booking checks all the boxes. It’s compatible with other business management software, it’s easy to use, and it’s proven to help salon owners grow their businesses.

Start your no-commitment 14-day trial to see how Start Booking can kickstart your salon business.