3 essential cash register functions for salon owners
By Jennifer - on February 22, 2019
Various concepts in the beauty industry have different needs. For some it is important to collect the data as complete as possible for the next appointment, for others the checkout should be smooth and without fuss because the next customer is already waiting.
Nevertheless, there are a number of functionalities that simplify the daily administrative tasks of each payroll owner. Because if a lot is happening during a busy day in your salon, it is important to keep an overall view.
That's why we've been working on our cash register system lately to make it more complete. One of the features we've added is the Cash Up. We think this is a necessary feature to run your salon effectively.
Read more about this new functionality in this blog article about the 3 main elements of a cash register system!
1. Daily management
A fast checkout flow
When you pay in Salonized from the date in your calendar, it will ensure that all information is filled in automatically: the right customer, the service(s) and the employee are directly in the checkout. The current number of loyalty points in the checkout immediately shows whether the customer has already earned enough points, without having to think about the loyalty points card itself. This provides an extra personal customer experience.
To guarantee a prompt service and to avoid any disappointments, it is good to know in time which products are no longer in stock. Automatic stock management ensures that the stock of a product is automatically adjusted after a sale. This allows you to place new orders on time and you can see immediately how much you need to buy, without having to count every time.
Uncertainty about your gift vouchers - for example regarding the value or expiration date - is something you naturally want to avoid. This is annoying for you and the customer. That's why it's so handy if you can easily manage them in your cash register system. In Salonized you keep that desired overview; you sell them easily and look them up quickly during checkout. Per receipt you can see exactly what the (remaining) value is and what they have been used for.
2. Data reports
One important daily action to keep track of incoming and outgoing cash is opening and closing the cash register. Thanks to our new feature, the Cash Up, after counting the cash register, a day closure report is automatically drawn up. This report shows exactly what went in and out of the cash register. Also, the expected numbers per payment method (cash, debit card, etc.) are compared with the actual numbers counted for coins and bills of exchange and the debit card printout. This way it makes a possible cash difference transparent.
This is an important function to keep a tight grip on daily income and expenses. If you want more information on this, check this page.
The analysis of data is one of the keys to success. If you know how your company is doing, you can make better decisions. What are the most frequently booked treatments? What are the best-selling products? Which employee has achieved the most turnover? What was this month's performance compared to the same month last year? In the Salonized reports you will find all the answers to these questions.
3. Always access
The benefits of cloud software (a program you don't need to install) are that you can access your account anytime, anywhere. You can watch how the day has gone by in the salon, but also from your home. If you work with a team and are not present on a day yourself, you can also log in from home to view the daily report. So, you are never bound to a specific computer or other device, a reassuring feeling!
Do you want to try out the cash register and other Salonized features with no strings attached? You can do this by creating a free trial account on our website!
Jennifer literally skated into our offices – on her skateboard – as an intern, ready to grow her skills. She is now part of our Support and Growth Team and she has a wealth of experiences in online marketing to share with you.