Online booking is finally here!! Yay!!!
Sometimes it is the biggest frustrations that lead us to make the best changes. My search for new software began because of a failure of Quickbooks to link with my bank account. I had been using the desktop version of Quickbooks to track all of my client info and sales. But honestly, it was more powerful of a program than I needed and wasn’t really targeted to my industry. So, when I was forced to upgrade to Quickbooks online, I realized that it might be time for me to upgrade to a new salon booking system that offered more value to my clients. After days of research, I opted for Vagaro.
I think the most exciting feature of the new software is online booking. The easiest way to utilize this feature is to go to www.tirthasalonandspa.com/bookandshop (FYI, there is no shopping available yet, but that will be coming). Once you get there the rest is easy, just click on the service you would like to book and the plug-in will walk you through the process. One important note, if you don’t get a confirmation via text or email then your booking didn’t go through. Feel free to contact me if this happens, and I can enter your appointment in manually. So far, clients have said one of their favorite aspects of the system is that it sends reminders 48 hours before your appointment and two hours before your appointment.
Not only does Vagaro allow you to book online through my website, but you can also book an appointment from their mobile app. Just download the Vagaro app, set up your account and search for Tirtha Salon and Spa. I will be sending out a separate email with log-in info directly from Vagaro.
I am trying to consolidate my work schedule here at Tirtha to allow more time to dedicate towards developing my new skincare line Apoth3cary by radha, So when you go to book online, you will only see the appointments that are available a week ahead, and for now you can only book Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursday online. However I do still have some flexibility, so if you are not finding the day/time that you need, feel free to reach out to me and I can let you know what I have available. Also, you can still book directly through me. Just because you can book online, doesn’t mean you have to.
Another cool feature of the software is the ability to buy e-gift certificates online and email them. This is great for last minute gifts….Mother’s Day is just around the corner! You can buy a certificate for a specific service or for a dollar amount. Of course, regular gift certificates are still available to pick up at the spa, as well.
I am sure there are lots of other wonderful features I will discover as I use the software, but for now, these are some of my favorites. As you start to utilize the booking options, I would love to hear your feedback both for myself and to pass on to the folks at Vagaro. I hope you continue to enjoy this beautiful spring weather and am looking forward to seeing you soon here at Tirtha.
P.S. If you qualify for a discount it will be added at checkout. The amounts listed on the website are full price.