These are unprecedented and difficult times the industry is facing – but you can still take control of your business and plan for a brighter future.
Minimize the amount of people in your shop, allow clients to book from the comfort and safety of their own home, easily communicate with your clients and forecast revenue as opposed to waiting on walk-ins, and get cash flow back on track when you re-open.
1. Know when and where your income is coming from
Bookings allow you to forecast revenue as opposed to waiting on walk-ins and get cash flow back on track. Know when and where your income is coming from instead of hoping for a busy day and spread the rush of walk-in clients so you are consistently busy throughout the week and avoid the long waiting times for your clients.
2. Clients can book from home
If you operate on walk-ins, by switching to appointments you can manage the occupancy of your shop and reduce the risk to you and your clients. This will also spread the rush of clients so you are consistently busy throughout the week and avoid the long waiting times for your clients. They can simply book from the comfort and safety of their home.
3. Padding time
Add padding time to appointments to make sure you have time to properly clean work stations and give time for clients to leave before your next client arrives to continue with the social distancing rules.
4. Building the value of your business
Building your client database provides a lot of value for your business and Booksy’s marketing tools allows you to easily communicate with your client base through email, SMS, or notifications through the app. This means if you need to communicate essential information to your clients, or want to encourage as many appointments as possible when your shop opens again, you can do so effortlessly.