You’ve seen how much your business has benefited from using Simple Salon, and now you are starting to tell your friends in the industry how Simple Salon can help manage, organise and promote their business too.

Simple Salon would like to thank you, and reward you for your great word of mouth, with the ‘Simple Salon Referral Program’.

It’s easy, click on this link to join and you will be issued with your very own referral code.

http://simplesalon.referralcandy.com/

For every one of your friends who signs up with your referral code, you receive their first month’s subscription of up to $99.

Join now, and start spreading the word! Not only will your friends benefit from using the best salon management software available, but so will you.

Want to know more about how our referral program works, check out the Earn money from Simple Salon article in your Knowledge Base.

 

You asked for it, and we delivered… Tips!!

We now offer the ‘Add Tip’ to sale feature. When a customer wants to show their appreciation for your outstanding service, and in turn reward you with a monetary tip, you can receive and track these tips in your Simple Salon account.

A tip can be entered either as a dollar amount or percentage of the total sale figure. You can also split a tip between two or more operators. Simple Salon even tracks and reports on how much each operator makes from their tips.

Take a look at the Adding a Tip in POS and Tracking Tips in Simple Salon article for how to activate the Tips feature, and for step by step instructions on how to use the functionality.

For your ultimate learning experience, there is also a video in the article for those of you who would like to see the feature in action!

Instead of working so hard at attracting new clients, why not re-engage your existing client base with a Special Promotional Offer.

One part of retaining clients is to deliver a superior salon experience. The other part involves encouraging clients to rebook and ensure they come back time and time again.

Using Simple Salon’s advanced functionality, you can utilise our specialised reporting feature to identify clients who have not been in for some time, then put together a Special Promotional Discount Offer and send it out via a bulk SMS or Email campaign.

It could be something like – “We Miss You! Come back and see us and receive a special 25% off your next appointment”.

Then before you know it, business will be booming with old familiar faces. Whilst you give them the superior salon experience… they’ll wonder why they ever left!

Follow the links below to see just how easy it is with Simple Salon to re-engage more clients and grow your business:

1. How to identify clients that have not been in for a while
The Encouraging Client Retention and Increasing Rebook Rates article gives you the steps for how to bring up a list of these clients in your Simple Salon account. Once you know who they are, you can send them an offer they can’t refuse.

2. Retaining Clients With A Promotional Incentive
The Using Discounts to run a Promotion with Simple Salon article will show you exactly how to start offering your non-returning clients an incentive to come back.

3. Create and Send Clients your Special Promotional Offer
The Use Simple Salons Marketing feature to generate more business for your salon does just that. This article takes you step by step through the process.

Stay tuned for more helpful tips from the Team at Simple Salon!

Need help? We have you sorted!

All the help you need is at your fingertips with Simple Salon’s user friendly Knowledge Base.

The Help & Support page in your Simple Salon account allows you access into a world of solutions.

Type any topic into the ‘Search’ field to navigate your way through our collection of articles & videos. Learn how to do anything and everything!

As for those specific questions, click the SUBMIT A REQUEST option located at the top right of your Knowledge Base and send us your queries.

Simple Salon’s Knowledge Base is ever-evolving and ever-improving. Keep an eye on it, as the content is always growing for your convenience.

Without further adieu, here it is… The Knowledge Base.

http://help.simplesalon.com

 

 

Our team have been incredibly hard at work and are proud to bring you some exciting new and improved feature updates to Online Bookings.

Simple Salon’s Online Booking feature has always allowed your clients to make appointments around the clock, but NOW they can also pay for those appointments at the same time. This means for the first time your salon is truly open 24 hours 7 days a week. Make money while you sleep or while you spend precious time with your family and friends.

This simple and integrated approach allows the online payments to show up directly in your Simple Salon account along side your normal POS transactions. Check out the video for more information.

 

But wait there’s more…. before you can take payments via the Online Bookings site you need to connect to a Payment Gateway. Simple Salon is excited to announce that we have partnered with PIN Payments to provide you with a directly integrated Payment Gateway. The following video shows you how simple it is to create an account with PIN Payments and get started taking payments online!

 

And finally, something that has been a heavily requested feature. Yes, we’ve saved the best news for last… It is here, the ability for your clients to book multiple services in the one online booking! It speaks for itself!

 

Stay tuned for more exciting updates coming very soon!

The new Dome Global Appointments feature is now live. Please watch the video below for details.

When you have a chain of salons across multiple locations, finding available times can be difficult. The new Dome Global Appointments feature allows you to centralise your appointment bookings via the Dome. There is no longer any need to login to different locations, browse up and down from the Dome or make countless phone calls between locations. Simply select any location and make the booking just as if you were right there standing in the salon. This makes it easy to use a call centre facility or a centralised reception to take bookings across your entire chain of salons. This new feature also allows each individual salon location to make bookings across the network of salons quickly and easily.

For an added level of security and flexibility, individual locations can opt in or out of the Dome Global Appointments process making it perfect for a single owner chain of salons or a chain of salon franchises.

 

We’re pleased to announce that it’s now possible for new clients to register via the Online Bookings site.

Simply add a link to your existing web site, Facebook page or in an email blast and start accepting new Online Bookings clients right away.

Check out the video below for details:

When you have a chain of salons across multiple locations, finding available times can be difficult. The new Dome Global Appointments feature allows you to centralise your appointment bookings via the Dome.

There is no longer any need to login to different locations, browse up and down from the Dome or make countless phone calls between locations.

Simply select any location and make the booking just as if you were right there standing in the salon. This makes it easy to use a call centre facility or a centralised reception to take bookings across your entire chain of salons.

This new feature also allows each individual salon location to make bookings across the network of salons quickly and easily.

Take a look at the video below for details.

Stay tuned! Due to go live any day now.

As many of you may have read by now through popular news channels, a serious vulnerability has been discovered in Open SSL, a popular tool used to encrypt sensitive information that travels across the internet.

Simple Salon would like to inform all of our customers that our service has been unaffected by this security breach.

Our Hosting Providers have implemented a number of measures and tests to ensure that Simple Salon users are not exposed to the vulnerability. We are remaining vigilant and will be monitoring the situation as it unfolds.

While fortunately this has no effect on our service to you, this is a great reminder to all our users to be ever vigilant with online security. We advise all customers to change their passwords frequently and ensure that you are keeping your internet browser up-to-date.

This video explains how to update your password:

We’re excited to announce that we have joined forces with SMS Central to provide you with an even better SMS messaging solution. The SMS Central platform is very simple to use with an excellent support team standing by to answer any of your SMS messaging questions.

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Now you can have your own dedicated number!  Switching to SMS Central also comes with the additional advantage of being able to select your very own dedicated number! That’s right, if you choose the dedicated number option, your clients will receive messages from the same number each time. Many of you have requested this feature and it’s with great pleasure that we can now offer it to you!

Special prices for our special clients!  We have negotiated special pricing for our Simple Salon clients when they sign up to SMS Central via the Simple Salon application. Please note that these prices are only visible to Simple Salon clients when they sign up via the SMS/Email tab of the Admin page.

FREE MESSAGES WHEN YOU JOIN SMS CENTRAL. To help make joining SMS Central even better, SMS Central will give you up to 300 free SMS messages when you make your first purchase. Buy the $25 package and get 50 FREE SMS, the $40 package and get 120 FREE SMS or the $150 package and get 300 FREE SMS! (Offer ends 30/11/2013)

I’m using SMS Global, how do I swap to SMS Central? If you are an existing Simple Salon client you can begin using SMS Central right away. Watch the video below to get started.

Tell me about SMS Central Take a look at the video below for an overview of the features SMS Central offers.

IMPORTANT: SMS Global is not supported after 31/12/2013 As of 1/1/2014, SMS Central will be the SMS provider for Simple Salon. Please make the switch to SMS Central before 1/1/2014 to avoid any disruption to your automatic SMS messages sent from Simple Salon. (PLEASE NOTE: We have extended the cut off date to allow you to use your current credits before making the change)

 

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