As a Simple Salon customer, you get your very own mini-site for online bookings!
You get a location-based URL which can be added to the book online option on your website, and/or to your Facebook — Book Now button. You can also embed your online booking mini-site into a page on your business website.
The steps below will show you what it looks like for a client when they make an online booking. Clients can be on a computer, tablet or phone when they make online bookings. Your online booking mini-site is mobile responsive, which means the screen format will change to suit whatever device they are using.
Making an Online Booking
When the client clicks/taps your website's book online option or the Book Now button on your Facebook page, here's what they'll see (but it will display your salon name, salon details, location, operators, services, availability etc).
Your client can click/tap each option (Choose what they'd like to book, Day, Time) to specify the appointment they want, then click Search. The available appointment options will display below and they can click/tap Book next to the appointment they want.
The client will then be able to see a summary of their booking. If you have Pay At Salon activated, the client will be notified in the pop-up window to pay at salon.
However, if you have Pay Upfront activated, the client will be prompted to click the Pay $ button.
If your client is logged in, they can then enter their credit card details or enter in their gift voucher ID (to pay for the booking in full):
NOTE: Click here to see how to activate either Pay At Salon or Pay Upfront.
After clicking Book or Pay $ button, the client will be prompted to Login or Sign Up. This is to ensure that you capture all of their contact details.
If they are a new client, they will need to select Don't have an account? to create one and verify their mobile and email. The client will register their details, tick the consent box, and click/tap Sign Up.
The system will send a code to the client's mobile number. They will need to enter the 4-digit mobile code to verify their mobile number.
The system notifies the client if they have successfully verified their mobile number.
The system will also email a code to the client's email address. They will need to enter the 4-digit email code to verify their email address.
The system notifies the client if they have successfully verified their email address.
Once they have signed up and logged in and if you do have auto-approval enabled, the following Booking Success pop-up will display:
If you do not have auto-approval enabled, the following Booking Pending pop-up will display.
At this point, your salon will receive an appointment alert. You will have 2 hours to accept the booking (if the booking comes in overnight or outside of business hours, you'll have 2 hours starting from the beginning of the next business day to accept the booking).
The client will then be directed to their client profile, where they can check out their history, re-book, or cancel upcoming appointments:
If clients wish to view their packages, payment methods, or bookings, they can click on their profile picture at the top right of the page and select the appropriate option:
Once you have accepted the online booking, the system will send a confirmation SMS/email to the client letting them know that the appointment has been confirmed, along with the details of their appointment.