Running a salon is no easy feat, especially when it comes to managing payments.
Gone are the days when a simple cash box was enough to run a business. Today, with the advancements in technology, salons are opting for more advanced and secure methods of payment.
Integrated payment solutions have become the go-to choice for salons looking to make their lives easier with an efficient, hassle-free payment processing option.
In this blog article, we’ll share 5 reasons why salons love using integrated payment solutions almost as much as they love a new beauty trend.
1. Security & Encryption
Salon and spa owners deal with sensitive guest data relating to payments and personal information all the time. That’s why security is of the utmost importance.
Integrated payment solutions offer features like encryption and tokenization to protect transaction information and help prevent unauthorized access to credit and debit cards, fraud, and other cyber threats.
Integrated payment solutions also help in remaining compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). The PCI guidelines ensure that businesses processing credit and debit cards properly safeguard sensitive payment card information from hacks and unauthorized use.
2. Easy Onboarding
One of the biggest challenges for any business is getting started with new technology. Luckily, integrated payment solutions make the transition a breeze with a simple onboarding process. You’ll be set up with your payment processing system quickly and easily without a lot of complicated steps.
The onboarding process also helps reduce the learning curve by assisting with staff training, making sure that your team can start using the system without any hitches.
An easy onboarding process saves you time, money, and hassle, allowing you to focus on what you do best—providing a great experience for your clients.
3. Salon Guest Support
Salon owners know the value and importance of excellent customer service. So, if something goes wrong with your payment processing system, you need to get the help you need quickly and efficiently. Spending hours on hold or surfing the internet looking for answers just isn’t an option.
An integrated payment solution with an expert customer service team can ensure that salons always have easy access to information and assistance. Whether it is by phone, email, or chat-based support, salons can always be assured of available support as they need it.
4. Easy Integrations
Chances are, you’re using more than one software or system to run your salon business. And setting up another new system can feel like a daunting task.
The good news is that an integrated payment solution is designed to work together with other salon software, such as your booking system, point of sale, or inventory management system.
In fact, SalonBiz Payments—our integrated payments feature—is already built into your salon management software!
That way, you can keep everything in one place and easily manage your entire cash flow and business in one system. This allows you and your team to work smarter and faster while ensuring that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.
Plus, when your payment data is integrated with your salon software, you’ll have access to robust financial reporting information. You’ll easily be able to see real-time data about things like year-end reporting, revenue per stylist, and so on.
5. Full Remote Capabilities
Integrated payment solutions are typically designed so that you can use them remotely, providing an added layer of convenience. This means that salons can take credit card payments, contactless payments, and other digital payments from anywhere, be it in-store, online, or through mobile devices.
This helps salons reach more clients and tap into new markets that might have been inaccessible otherwise. For example, guests who prefer to do things remotely can purchase a salon gift card without a face-to-face interaction.
This flexibility is essential for the modern salon owner, allowing you to keep your business running smoothly no matter where you are.
Why You’ll Love Salon Integrated Payments
With SalonBiz Payments, your days of juggling multiple platforms and dealing with payment processing headaches are over.
Our payments integration is already part of your SalonBiz salon software. All you have to do is activate it and you’ll be able to take payments from clients quickly and efficiently from anywhere.
Want to learn more about how SalonBiz payments can help your salon boost revenue and provide a better guest experience? Schedule a demo today!