These are unprecedented and difficult times the industry are facing – but you can still take control of your business and plan for a brighter future.
There will most likely be a period where social distancing will still need to apply to ensure safety of the general public. This could mean that crowded shops could go against government guidelines. Whilst walk-ins will always be the life and blood of a barbershop, it might be a smart time to begin introducing appointments as well, to provide a queueing from home solution.
Benefits of switching to appointments
1. Know when and where your income is coming from – instead of hoping for a busy day
2. Clients can ‘queue’ from the comfort of their own home so you can manage the occupancy of your shop to reduce the risk.
3. Use Booksy’s marketing tools to easily communicate with your clients about re-opening via email, SMS or push notifications.
4. Spread the rush of walk-in clients so you are consistently busy and avoid the long waiting times for your clients.
The Industry is already talking about how things may change after Covid-19
We spoke to Booksy Ambassadors, Chris & Sam Barrons of Man Cave Barbers Bishop about their thoughts on how the barber industry will change after covid-19 and why they think appointments are so important. Check out the video below!
“Do it…it makes your customers feel like you care about them more”
“It’s safer and more professional”
Chris & Sam Barrons
It’s not often you get the free time to look into new ways of improving your business – so take this opportunity to speak with our team to show you what Booksy can do for you. Find out more about the amazing features that Booksy has for barbers, simply get in touch with us via our support chat Booksy.info/HelpChat or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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