These days, business is done on the web. If you run a salon or appointment-based business, you need a reliably easy way to let customers book appointments online. People love being in control of their schedules. If you make it easy for customers to book themselves, they’ll reward you with new business.
And what about your staff? Giving them the tools to manage bookings with a simple, shared interface will help them be more efficient — and happier in their work.
If only you had time to develop a system like that, right? Besides, you are unlikely to have the tech skills or the interest in developing a complex solution.
I have fantastic news for you. You can integrate a robust, fully-functioning appointment booking system with your WordPress website. And it doesn’t take a coding genius to set it up. Creating a great appointment website only takes a booking plugin and a bit of configuration.
Salon Booking System
The Salon Booking System plugin for WordPress lets you automatically schedule your customers’ appointments, allowing you and your staff to focus on the work.
Salon Booking System is easy to configure and manage. Some of the key features are:
- Flexible scheduling rules
- Email and SMS notifications
- Mobile capability
- Coupon codes and discounts
- Accept payments
- Customizable forms
- Customer database and stats
- Feedback and reviews
- Customer account pages
You have multiple gateways to choose from when accepting online payments, including the biggies like Stripe, PayPal, Square — and more. The plugin also integrates with your Google calendar and apps for sending SMS notifications. It’s also completely customizable — not only can you adjust the styling of forms, you can create assistant and customer account profiles.
The cool thing is that the plugin is not limited to salons. Think mechanics, dentists, clinics, therapists, trainers, you name it. You can run virtually any type of appointment-based business using Salon Booking System.
How to Use Salon Booking System
Salon Booking System is a standalone WordPress plugin. There are no accounts to set up — once installed, you manage everything through your WordPress site.
Let’s walk through the basic setup, from installation to configuration.
Install Salon Booking System
Start by downloading the Salon Booking System plugin directly from its WordPress.org page.
This article was written by DJ Billings and originally published on WP Mayor.