Turn Your Salon Site into a Booking Platform –

Turn Your Salon Site into a Booking Platform - WP Mayor

Retail services such as salons can benefit hugely from using automated online booking systems. Not only does it allow customers to make appointments on the go, but it also makes it far more efficient for the owner to manage, keep track of them, and change schedules, hours or prices to immediately be reflected across the board. 

One option is to create an in-house app, which would set you back thousands of dollars. There is a far simpler alternative – an online store, using a platform such as WooCommerce, which is super easy to install and use. 

After that, it’s a simple matter of installing a Booking & Appointment plugin, and you are all set to create a fully-fledged booking platform for an annual cost of under $200!

You can read the full documentation here, but in this article, we are going to highlight some features that would be especially useful for salon owners.

Before you begin using the booking features, you have to create ‘Products’ in your WooCommerce store. 

Give a name and description to the products/services you offer.

You can choose to categorize your products as grouped (for similar products) or variable (to give variations of the same product, such as different types of facials, or manicures).

Then as you scroll down, you will see that a box appears which will allow you to turn the product into a bookable one.

Turn Your Salon Site into a Booking Platform - WP Mayor 1You can choose to either have fixed times or duration-based times for bookings, depending on your business hours and needs.

Click on the Availability tab to set the options for days, times, prices, and more.

Maximum Bookings

Depending on the staff capacity, salons may want to limit the number of services per product, per slot. When you set the Booking type to ‘Date & Time’, there will be an option on the maximum number

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This article was written by Vishal Kothari and originally published on WP Mayor.

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