Owning a hair salon is no walk in the park. From keeping clients happy, to treating your employees well and making sure everything runs smoothly, you have a lot on your plate. Selecting a salon payment processing app or software doesn’t need to stress you out. We have compiled a list of common payment softwares to help you make processing payments easier. We’ve done the research for you so you can learn about each software and then choose what will be best for your salon.
If you own and operate an in-home hair salon, Square would be a great option for you because this software is designed specifically for independent stylists. Square is known for its simple payment processing, but they have also added a scheduling feature which could be beneficial for you if you’d like both of these services in the same place. Square allows you to process client payments, keep their card on file if they’d like, and send invoices. Take a look at their website to learn more about Square for salons.
The Vagaro software was made with the salon, spa, and fitness professionals in mind. Although it started as a scheduling software, it has since transformed into a payment processing system. Its ‘Pay Desk’ is a “dual screen point of sale that offers a safe, transparent, and secure experience.” Vagaro allows you to do a free trial before paying monthly. The amount you pay will depend on how many employees you have, but their pricing ranges from $25–$85. Take a look at their pricing here.
Venmo was created to exchange money between people who know and trust each other, but they have since expanded to meet the needs of their customers. Venmo does, in fact, work for businesses. Venmo explains how business payments work. “As a customer or “buyer”, you may use Venmo to pay for goods or services in the app by paying an authorized business profile, by using a Venmo Debit Card at merchants that accept the card, through mobile websites or apps that are approved to offer Venmo as a payment option, or by using your in-store QR code at select merchants.” Essentially, the payments must be authorized by Venmo.
Venmo works great for receiving tips and as a quick form of payment. Be sure to keep a record of all your transactions for tax purposes. Check out Venmo’s website to learn more.
Clover is an online payment processing system that makes your point of sale simple and quick. They provide contactless payment with tap-to-pay and other payment methods. What’s great about Clover is that they have five different systems that you can choose from, so that you can have what’s best for your business. Visit the Clover website to learn more about their services.
Pick What’s Best For Your Salon
We hope that these four salon payment processing systems will help you get started in deciding which services will work best for your business.
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