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Ridiculously easy recipe for festive success

Caitlin Adamson Dec / 10 / 2018
hands making ginger bread men

Like any moreish Chrissy pudding served by Nan (which took her literally weeks to make, mind you) prepping for the silly season in your business takes time and it’s not always easy. When things start to get frantic in December thanks to all the end-of-year parties your clients are attending and holidays they’re jetting off to, you need salon software tools that make your day flow as smoothly as custard over Nan’s pudding.

The Cloud Appointment Book is one mighty tool that can help you calm the crazy, and make your day run a tad smoother. So what’s our secret recipe for a successful festive season with the Cloud Appointment Book?

A teaspoon of cluey

At this time of year, your clients want to escape from their frantic lives and spend some much needed ‘me time’ with you. But it can be super tricky to give them your undivided attention when things are so hectic in your own world.

The Cloud Appointment Book helps you make your clients feel extra special, since you no longer need to leave their side to check up on the important details in their visit notes. This could be anything, from the toner you used (and they loved) last time, to the name of their fur-child. It can all be done from their side, so you can deliver a special experience even at the busiest time of year.

A dash of rebooking in the chair

Uh-huh, you read that right. One of the simplest ways to cut the queue at the reception desk is to rebook your client while they’re still chilling in the chair. For them it means they can have a more seamless guest experience, while for you it means you can save time by rebooking them on the spot in just a few steps.

And since any changes made in the Cloud Appointment Book will sync instantly with your main computer, you won’t need to worry about pesky double bookings, ever!

A cup of flexibility

One of the beauties about the Cloud Appointment Book is you don’t need to feel tied to the front desk, or even the salon! Even though this is the most hectic time of your work year, you’ll still have Christmas parties to attend, school graduations or awards nights to go to if you have kids, and family events you absolutely can’t miss.

With so much chewing up your schedule, you can rest assured that when you do need to be away from the salon, you can check-in whenever you like from your smartphone. You’ll be able to see what appointments are coming up, make new appointments, move existing appointments and more, even while you’re tackling your Christmas shopping.

A scoop of efficiency

When you’re super busy over the Christmas period and only have one front desk to check out clients, rebook them and process their sales, it can become a little hectic as the queue steadily begins to grow. Your staff can access the Cloud Appointment Book from their own smartphone to handle the rebookings so your front desk can be used for processing more sales.

Think of all the gift cards and Christmas bundles you could move during the festive season – especially if your guests know it won’t take them an age to check out.

Just like Nan’s pudding, the Cloud Appointment Book is packed with gold coins just waiting to be discovered. In other words, it’s packed with features you will love! Get your mitts on it here, today.

Caitlin Adamson
Caitlin Adamson
Caitlin Adamson is a passionate creative and analytical thinker who brings her love for the written word to the marketing world. She brings her fresh outlook to the Shortcuts team and strives to create strategic and engaging collateral to help salons, spas, clinics and barbers to tackle their business endeavours with confidence.

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