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24 Apr 2019

What to Expect From us at Beauty UK and Our Show Tips!

If you don’t know already…we’re exhibiting at Beauty UK this year! For the past few months we have been working on a number of different features, and we can’t wait to show them to you at the upcoming event. If you’ve never been to one of these shows before, it can be quite daunting at first, purely because of the vast number of people there. But I can guarantee that it’s definitely worth the visit! You’ll be able to not only have a demonstration of our Salon Tracker software and ask any burning questions, but you’ll also be able to have a look around hundreds of other exhibitors and even get some great deals!

So, you might be wondering what new features we’ve been working on? 

My Reports

Our new ‘My Reports’ feature allows each staff member to look specifically at only their sales, and this can only be seen when that specific staff member is logged into their staff user account. For this to work, staff just need to make sure that they are logged into their accounts when they are confirming any bookings, as this will ensure that the money shows on their personal report. The reports are currently separated into two sections, my retail sales and my booking sales. We are currently working on a couple more that we are hoping to add in the near future. This feature is great for those of you that rent out chairs in your salon, as you can see exactly what each staff member has brought in, in both bookings and retail sales.

QR Code & NFC-Tap

The QR Code & NFC-Tap feature is something that we introduced briefly at the Professional Beauty show in London last February. This feature enables your customers to easily register their details or access their online account, simply by just scanning the QR code or by tapping the NFC chip. The mount board will be salon branded to your salon with your colour scheme and logo, which you will then be able to display at the front of your shop. With the QR Code and NFC-Tap feature it will not only help to persuade more of your customers to use your online booking but will also help to speed up to wait times and reduce queues as customers will be able to register themselves on their phones instead of taking a few minutes to do so at the reception desk.

Online Split Booking

For a lot of hair and beauty salons some treatments need development time, and for many people they use that time to serve another customer. For example, if someone is having a hair colour treatment, there will be development time before the colour is washed off, so the booking will need to be split. This is a feature that has been available within the actual software for a few years, and more recently it’s something we have now developed for people who are wanting to book online. How it works is that on the software you will set the time needed for the delay, and then when someone books that treatment it will automatically put the delay in for you, making it very easy for both you and the customer to use. It will also help you get the maximum amount of bookings you can, as the development time will then be available for someone else to book in for an appointment.

Beauty UK Offer

At Beauty UK this year, Salon Tracker are offering 30% off your first 3 months subscription, as well as up to 30% off hardware purchases. This is an exclusive offer to those of you at visit us at the Beauty UK show, and will be available until the 14th of June 2019.

Our Show Tips

If you want to come see any of these new features on display at the Beauty UK show then feel free to drop by our stand T40 and we will be happy to give you a live demo of the software. Although when we go to the show we will spend most of our time on our stand demonstrating our software, it won’t be the same for you. There will be around 750 brands exhibiting at the show, and it’s even FREE to attend as long as you register for your tickets before-hand, here’s the link for anyone that’s interested http://www.beautyukshow.com/register.jsp.  

Beauty UK have released an app where you can see all of the exhibitors, and you can even favourite them, which is perfect for those of you that want to plan the stands you want to visit. All you have to do is click on the love heart next to the exhibitor name and it will then add it to your exhibitors list, which you can find under the ‘My Show’ tab. At the show you will have access to an event guide, where you will be able to view a stand plan, so you know exactly where each stand is, which again is great for those of you that are wanting to plan your visit. The stand plan is also available on their app; however, it doesn’t currently show who’s on each stand, but this might be added in nearer the time of the show. On the app you can also see the schedule for the different stages, and these can be favourited as well, so if there’s a demonstration you are wanting to watch then you can favourite it and it will be added to your ‘My Show’ Section. At the Beauty UK show there are a four different shows under one roof, so there’s Beauty UK which is the main event, and then there’s also Hair UK, Barber UK and Holistic Health, and these can all be viewed again on the app. So, if you’re wanting to plan you’re visit I would definitely recommend downloading the app, as this pretty much gives you any information you would need about the show.

I hope that this has given you not only an insight into what we’re going to be demonstrating at the show, but also on how you can plan your visit to make sure you get the most out of the day and out of your time. You've got just over 3 weeks to plan your visit, that's got plenty of time to make sure you’re ready. Don’t forget, we will be exhibiting at Stand T40 in the Beauty UK area of the show, we can’t wait to see you there! 

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