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Salon Booking 3.6 version

We are ready to introduce you our new release.

Our improvements process keeps on without rest to provide you a better booking system and a more valuable experience for your customers.

Let’s start with the brand new features added in this 3.6 version:

 

– Decimals and thousand options

Now you can decide how to represent decimals and thousand for your pricing list accordingly with your country habits.

Settings > Payments

 

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– Services bookable limit

If you want to limit the number of services bookable at the same time now you have a brand new option to accomplish this need.

Settings > Check-out

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– Automatic unpaid reservations cancellation

You can now enable this option if you want that unpaid reservations to be cancelled automatically after a defined time range that you can even set.

When this option is enabled your customers will see a message on the last step of the booking process and even inside their personal booking page in order to hurry them to complete the online payment.

Settings > Payments

 

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– Reservations calendar by assistant

We’ve added a new short-code [salon_assistants_calendar] that will display a calendar of the next days days with the upcoming reservations grouped by assistant.

With this calendar you’ll have a quick view of your assistants weekly agenda.

Just place this short-code inside a page. This page will be visible only to logged-in users, such as your assistants.

 

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– SMS alphanumeric sender ID supported

Now you can use your business name as SMS notification sender ID

Settings > General

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Salon Booking 3.5

Hi!

after some days off to recover the energies we are ready to make a new release of Salon Booking plugin.

The 3.5 version is ready to offering you brand new interesting features and continuous improvements.

Let’s see which are the new features we’ve added:

 

 

SERVICE BREAK

This is a brand new option available when you use the “High end” booking method.

“Service break” is an option that you can use when you have a service that is delivered in two moments separated by a break.

For example “Hair color application”. Your assistant applies the color to your client for about 15 minutes, then the application needs a 30 minutes of break before the hair are washed. During this break your assistant could work on another client right?

So if you set the “Service break” option on a specific service the booking system will allows new reservations even during the service break.

 

FORCE GUEST CHECKOUT

Let’s say you don’t want to store information on your customers after their checkout and you want them to fill the checkout form with their details every time they make a new reservation. Then, in this specific case you could enable this option inside “Settings > ” tab.

Consider that when “Force checkout” option is enabled your customers will not be able to log-in inside your website to control their personal page.

 

 

IMPROVED REPORTS SECTION

Now you can count on multiple kind of reports:

– Reservations and revenues
– Reservation and revenues by assistant
– Reservation and revenues by service
– Reservation and revenues by customer

As usual we’ve fixed some bugs and made some performance improvements.

If you notices something weird or any other issues, please get in contact with us at support@wpchef.it

Thank you!

Sincerely

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Mollie payment method official add-on

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We are ready to announce the second official add-on for Salon Booking: Mollie payment method.

If you are based in Netherlands probably you know very well this online payments platform and now you can use it for your Salon’s reservations.

Mollie provides a fully PCI Compliant and secure way to collect payments with iDeal, Credit Card, Bancontact / Mister Cash, SOFORT Banking, Overbooking, Bitcoin, PayPal, paysafecard and AcceptEmail.

Using Mollie SSL certificate is not required on your site, and you don’t have to worry about PCI compliance. Customers select their favorite payment method at checkout, and are redirected to the Mollie or their bank’s site to finish the payment process. You benefit from easy, secure payment processing, and improve customer satisfaction by offering multiple payment methods. When an order is placed using iDeal, the customer chooses the correct bank and is taken to iDeal to make a secure payment via Mollie. iDeal works with ten large banks in the Netherlands: ING, ABN AMRO, Rabobank, SNS Bank, Regions Bank, Friesland Bank, Triodos, ASN Bank, Van Lanschot, and Knab to provide inexpensive, secure payment processing.

DOWNLOAD MOLLIE PAYMENT METHOD

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Salon Booking 3.3 is out now

Hi again!

We are ready with a new version that we hope you’ll enjoy.

We’ve added two interesting features:

 

1 – Front-end booking form colour customiser

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Now you can easily change the colours combination of the booking form in order to match it with your website brand identity.

Just go to “Settings > Style” and play with three colours settings. We’ve also added a realtime preview of your new colours to keep you customisation as much simple as possible.

 

2 – Check-out as a quest option

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We’ve added ad new tab section inside “Settings” called “Check-out”. Here you can find “Enable guest check-out” option.

If enabled users can choose to checkout without creating an account inside your WordPress install.

Be careful using this option as you’ll not have customers details stored inside Salon Booking section for those customers that choose to checkout as guest.

As usual we’ve even fixed some bugs and here you can find the whole list:

– Ip1sms bug fix
– Google Calendar booking URL fixed
– Removed CDN links
– Pages transition effect and date/time picker fixed
– Resend email notification option fixed
– Back-end calendar daily view fixed
– Holiday rules for assistants not saved fixed

 

Did you know that we have also released a first official add-on?

Take a look at “Squareup payment method” here.

Next week we’ll release a second official add-on

Mollie payment method”.

And we keep on developing new add-ons that will empower Salon Booking.

For any kind of enquiry and issue please write us at support@wpchef.it

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Use Square as payment method on Salon Booking

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Salon Booking plugin has its first official add-on “Squareup payment method”.

We’ve finally released the first of a long series of add-ons that will empower the Salon Booking plugin functionalities.

We’ve started with a new payment method that will allows you to process online payments with the famous Square platform.

Square is available for online payments only for USA and Canadian users but they plan to be available in new countries in the future.

More information on Squareup payment method add-on here.

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Salon Booking 3.2.1

Hi again! We are back with a new version that we want to introduce to you.

Let’s start with the new features added:

 

Change booking form steps order

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Most of you were waiting for this feature so bad.
Now you can offer to your customers a new booking experience as they can start selecting services first then assistants and so the date and time slot.

This way makes the booking process much more usable as the customers will see only the available slots for the combination of services/assistant they desire.

 

Holidays rules for assistants

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We know that even your assistants need to have holidays so you can now set their days off inside the detail page of each of your staff member.

 

Reports

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We’ve added a brand new section called “Reports” where you can control your salon trends and results. We’ve started with a basic stats on your reservations numbers and revenues. Our plan is to add progressively new smart indexes that will help you understanding how your business is going.

In this version we’ve also fixed a bunch of bugs and made little improvements.

We need your precious help to discover them and to make the platform even better.

So send us your feedback!

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Salon Booking little but useful settings

Read this post to discover some Salon Booking little but useful settings that you could have missed but that can help you out with your booking system needs.

 

Grouping service by category

If you want to group your services by categories in order to display them into an accordion like this on front-end booking form:

 

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You only need to go inside your service page detail and create your categories first, then associate the categories to your services like this:

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Drag&drop ordering services

To change the order of the services displayed inside your bookmaking form you only need to go to the services archive page and drag&drop them like this:

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Define your bookings management pages

These options are placed inside “Settings > Booking rules” and you should setup them only the first time you install Salon booking.

Let’s see what’s they are for in details.

 

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Booking page

You should select the page where you have placed the booking form [*salon/*] short-code. This setting is important when you request the payment to the client. When he receive the email notification with the payment link he will be redirected to this page to complete the payment process.

 

Thank you page

Is where you want to redirect your customers after they complete a reservation.

 

Booking my account

Is the page where you have placed the [*salon_booking_my_account*]  short-code that generates the personal account page for your customers.

 

Hide Bootstrap to avoid conflicts

Some WordPress themes use Bootstrap as a resource. As Salon Booking use it as well this redundancy could create problems on the front-end booking form and generates other layout issues. Enable this option if you are experiencing this kind of issues and see if it solves your problem.

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Hide prices

In certain cases you would not need to display the prices of your services to customers. Then you could enable this option to hide them from the booking form.

Consider that when this option is enabled you cannot request online payments.

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Trunk trailing 0 prefix

Some countries use to have a 0 at the beginning of the local number. This could create problem with Plivo o Twilio providers that will not send SMS notifications to the destination numbers.

If this is your case activate this option.

 

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That’s it for the moment. If you have any doubts on Salon booking settings don’t hesitate sending us an email, we’ll be happy to help you out.

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Thanks to our first 1.000 users worldwide

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We are very proud to see that 1.000 users worldwide have choose Salon Booking plugin to manage their business.

This first little but important goal give us the power to keep on working on the improvement of this platform in order to offering you the best experience possible.

We have already announced that Salon Booking will be equipped by many different official add-On’s that will empower his functionalities.

The first one will be the Multi Shop add-on that we’ll release as a free Beta version by the end of May.

Every month will release new features and new official add-on that will make Salon Booking even better.

For this reason your feedback, your suggestions and critics are an essential source of inspiration and guide for our daily work.

We would be very happy to hearing from you what’s your experience with our plugin and what you suggest to us to make it better.

So consider to invest ten minutes of your time to fill out this form and share your personal experience as Salon Booking user.

Thank you all 1.000!!!

 

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Website URL

Where the website owner is based

Tell us something about your experience with Salon Booking and what's your suggestion

 

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Promote Salon Booking plugin and get your 30%

We’ve finally launched our first affiliation marketing program that will allows you to earn a 30% as a fee on every new paid sale.

The system is very straightforward. You can apply as our affiliate filling out the form on these page:

Affiliation marketing program

Then you simply get a code of our creatives, embed them inside your website or newsletter.

You can even use just the referral URL end use it inside a blog post or wherever you want.

You’ll get the 30% of the price list of one of our PRO licenses listed out here:

Pricing

In the future we’ll apply this program even on our official add-ons.

So, get your creatives and spread the voice on Salon Booking.

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Notify reservations on Google Calendar account of your assistants

With 3.1 version of Salon Booking plugin you can share upcoming reservations on Google Calendar account of your assistants.

Let’s see how.

First you need to have the Google Calendar synchronization option enabled and correctly set.

Then ask your assistant to share one of his Google Calendar with you.

How? Ask him to go on his Google Calendar account settings and to select one of his calendars to be used for Salon Booking reservations.

He need to click on “share this calendar” option and then add the email address used for Google Calendar account of your salon. Make sure he selects the “make changes to events” option.

 

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Now go back to the assistant detail page on Salon booking and select his Google Calendar account email address from this drop-down menu.

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That’s it! Now every time this assistant is booked for an appointment he will see this reservations inside his Google Calendar.

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