Vouchers are currently not placed against the client’s name as vouchers are usually sold as gifts and sometimes re-gifted.
You can however track who purchased the voucher as well as add the voucher code to their Client Notes for redemption.
Purchasing of packages and redeeming is a separate feature and is on it’s way :)
Hi Guys, remember to allocate the clients name as you sell vouchers. The name will then appear under "Sales ">"Vouchers" when you search and remember you can simply copy and paste the voucher code into the "Clients Notes" so it appears everytime they book so you know to use it :)
With Google Analytics you can track how many people opened your booking page and with Shedul you can track how many people booking online with you. So between the two you should have the figures you need :)
There is no integration with Google Analytics currently but we too would like this information :)
If it's of any help, the most successful businesses selling services through the widget have the shortest and most concise service menus.
Remember that you can now use the Split Shifts to add regular breaks :)
You can use the "Blocktime" feature to block out windows in your calendar, which is the same process as creating an appointment but change the tab to "Blocktime".
And if you have occassional days when you are finishing early or starting late, you can adjust your hours under "Setup " > "Roster".
Thanks for sharing David.
We are in fact researching the mPOP.
Ideas are always welcome! :)
We're still awaiting a demo set to test but generally, Shedul will work any printer / cash til that is compatible with your device as Shedul is cloudbased.
I.e if your print is compatible with your ipad, then Shedul will print on it.
Remember you can give staff restricted log in access so they can just check straight on their mobiles instead of having to print everything :)
@kyle - would a better solution be if we created a permission level that hid client information?
Hi Elli - they won't be sending because you switched Reminders off. Setting changes are applied to all Newly Book appointments.
To "Re-trigger" the reminders to your future appointments, just go through each one and click "Edit" then "Save" without changing. This will re-connect with your new settings.
The downloadable app with in built staff notification will be ready to download from the start of Autumn :D
In the meantime, Shedul is already a Web App which means it’s already 100% optimised for mobiles and also means we can automatically release updates and new features every two weeks, without you needing to physically update a downloaded Native App every two weeks.
With a Web App, we can auto update your account for you regularly so you always have the latest version! :)
You can also already open your calendar on your mobile then “Add To Home Screen”. A Shedul Icon will then appear alongside your other applications for quick, easy access.
The downloadable app is in process, as it’s in high demand, but you’ll see Shedul is 100% optimised for Any Device, Anywhere, Any Time :)
Email us if you have any questions! email@example.com
Hi Levi - have just dropped you an email with some tips :)
Hi Everyone, as Shedul's already been optimised for mobile use, we want to focus on other major requested feature for the short term but you can already save to your home screen and it'll appear along side your other apps.
Here's a link to guide you on how to add to home screen on any device :)
Hi Guys - try opening the app through Chrome and enabling your Chrome settings to save your password. This way you won't have to log in each time :)
Thanks for the suggestion. We are exploring this as a option – in the meantime, there is an easier solution for you. If you go to “Rosters” you can apply Work or Not Working for irregular working days and this will update the calendar.
Let me know if you find this ok.
The Roster has been updated to "Working or Not working"
Possibly one of the biggest features we’ve ever worked on since packages touches every aspect of the system.
Combining multiple services into one ‘package’ has been months in planning and months in the works and is now due to go live this July <3
We do already have Processing time as a feature. Here's link that will show how to allow and how it will appear in the calendar:
Joining the services together in a Package is next on the to do list :)
Hi Mohammad, no we don't this yet, would be great if you could send me a screen shot of what you see though? Best address is firstname.lastname@example.org :)
We highly recommend you use the calendar to add your appointments, even walk ins for the following reason:
- Occupancy reports
- Real hours worked by staff
- Keep your calendar up to date for live online bookings and availability
This way you can still check out (with a family discount if applicable) and add products for sale and tips.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for sharing and explaining further Jake. We'll see what we can do :)
We’ve started work on expanding Staff Notifications!
These are being developed as part of the downloadable app so that you can receive in app notifications for new appointments booked, rescheduled or cancelled appts as well as appt reminders :D
HI Sai, Yes, we would like to enable SMS staff notifications for all appointment types but the teleco companies are wanting to charge a small fortune and we want to keep Shedul free so we’re also explore intelligent solutions around this :)
Shedul already provides FREE SMS text message reminders to the following countries:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
Shedul is the ONLY service that offers SMS for free. We plan to introduce more countries and more notification types in the future :)
You can apply a 5 or 10minute delay to messages sent under Setup >Business Settings >Client Notifications :)
We’ve started work a solution for this feature request :)
Please note - these are two different feature requests:
Different prices list per client based on the client
Charging by the minute
The price listed on your widget should be the same price list you have in Salon
What most salons are doing is the following set up for their services:
New Group : Hair
New Service : Hair Cut
Pricing Type - Multiple: Short + Time + Price
Pricing Type - Multiple: Medium + Time + Price
Pricing Type - Multiple: Long + Time + Price
Plus some clients have added:
New Group: Hair - Prices May Vary Slightly
Finally, you can also add to the service description for the Online Booking Widget which is visible when the client is adding their details to complete the booking.
Eg "Please note that prices may vary slightly depending on hair length, thickness and duration of service"
This way clients know what they are signing up for when they book online but this still gives you flexibility for variations.
Very cool idea! We’re developing multiple language options later this years so we’ll see if we can incorporate this somehow so that clients can choose the language of the widget.
Yes - multiple language options will be ready later this year :)
Meanwhile, for your online section, there are a few customizations you can make. For example:
1. You can add your whole service menu in your language
2. You can free-type information into the "Cancellation policy" (Setup>Business Settings>Online Booking)
3. For the website widget, you can customize the button to say anything you like (Setup>Online Booking>Booking Button, and under "Button Text" free-type what you want the button to say).
4. Booking messages can be customised as well Setup>Business Settings>Communications, you can type in any message you like in any language!
Also, if you're using Chrome you can right-click and translate the whole side. It's not a perfect translation but it might help :)
Hope this helps?
Could you please provide an example?
Thank you Patrick - we will look into this for sure and see what we can do :)
Thank you so much for the offer!
We are hoping to add Shedul in multiple language options throughout the year but want to perfect it in English first.
Lots of more good things to come!
Hi Jérémie, I hear you but when we are ready to translate we'll translate everything in one go. Hope you don't mind the wait.
Thank you for suggestion and detailed explanation. We will review this for sure.
This would require some big changes however a quick solution would be for each stylist to set up their own account, with their own hours, services, calendar visibility etc and provide you with log in access so you can review their individual reports.
This way, no one can see each other’s clients or schedules and booth renters can completely manage their own time.
For your log in access, you could disable “ENABLE APPOINTMENT BOOKING” under staff so you aren’t on the calendar but you can log in and export reports when you need for each stylist.
Hope this helps!
Hi Psyklord, we do eventually want to create individual staff dashboards so that they can see their own numbers and metrics :)
Thank you Michelle, that's great to hear.
Thank you Carlo - perhaps an offline feature would be more useful? Shedul is already mobile friendly and you can "Add to home screen" so it appears along side your other apps so it's always available at your finger tips.
We do plan to add some offline features to the system, like ability to check the calendar, checkout sales and add appointments without a connection but we recommend users to be online as much as possible to enable the live bookings (which clients love!). Plus, if your internet just cut out, (or the sky falls) you can just jump onto your mobile and use your data as Shedul is text based so it doesn't use much data at all :)
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you Markéta! This is really useful :)
Thanks for sharing. It would be great if you could explain why some clients would need to be pre-approved?
Our logic is for Shedul to save you as much time as possible by reducing the steps needed to be taken.
As a result, you can simply publish the hours you are willing to work and clients can book directly with you meaning the appointment is automatically confirmed.
If there’s an approval process, it would be easier for then to call you, which increases your work load.
Keen to hear your thoughts :)
Thanks for comment. I've just emailed you to find out more.
We’ve started building the foundations for most European languages for the online bookings.
If you would like to help translate Shedul to your language, please email us and specify your chosen language so we can list you as interested.
Thanks everyone! We're not ready to translate just yet - need to make sure Shedul is perfect in one language first but we hugely appreciate your offers and support!! :)