Are you still jotting down appointments on a notepad? Do you have some kind of Excel, GCalendar setup cobbled together?
What if you could accept appointments at any time, from anywhere, in your pocket, on your website, from your Facebook page or even a customized business iPhone app?
What if you had all of your customers and all of your appointments stored in one central location? You could look up a customer and see all of their previous appointments…
What if your customer was instantly sent an email confirming their appointment and even a follow up email and SMS to remind them.
What if after the appointment, you could create an invoice, add products used during the visit, give the customer a loyalty discount and then record the payment method and amount in the system, as well as emailing your customer their own copy.
Imagine if you used 2 iPads at your place of business and a personal iPhone, wouldn't it be great if all of your data, customers, appointments was automatically synchronized across all devices. You could book appointments on the go or check who is rostered on for tomorrow.
What happens when the power gets cut, the internet is down! Never mind, all of your data is safely stored on your iPad or iPhone, you can still view all of your customers, all of your appointments, even make new appointments that will all get synced with our website and all of your devices as soon as the internet comes back.
Simply select a service or employee and Ovatu will show you when there are time slots available for the appointment, you can override the duration of the visit if needed as well as set your own price. All of your customer's details are recorded and the appointment placed on their file.
Enter your employees and elect which services that they can perform, you can set an individual price for each service.
Enter all of the services which you employees can perform, this can include group services, for yoga, dance or swimming classes or even business seminars. You set the default price as well as the duration (including processing and finishing times for overlapping reservations.)
Point of Sale (POS)
Full receipt printer and cash draw support
Connect a receipt printer and cash drawer and everything just works seamlessly and wirelessly. Print a receipt to a printer on the other side of the room from your iPhone!
Add as many taxes as you like for whatever country or region you call home, whether they be federal, state, local or even tourist taxes. You can assign as many taxes as you'd like to each product and service. Mark a tax as default and it will automatically be applied to each new product or service. Are some items in your region tax-free? Just remove all taxes.
Add your salable products and categorise them however appropriate. Add a barcode to the product and you can scan it with your iPhone or iPads camera!
After the appointment with your customer is over, create an order and add the appointment, add any products that were used and apply charges and discounts to the order. You can see the full break-down including taxes and record all payment amounts and types on the order. Close the order and your customer will be sent a copy (if you'd like).
Send emails to all of your customers or even send just to those who have receieved certain services with certain employees. Direct them to your online booking site to increase sales!
Facebook / Twitter update
Update your Facebook and Twitter profiles directly from your app, comunicate with your customers, send them to your online booking site to increase sales!
Report on all activity going on in your business, filter by employee, date (day, week, month) and get a revenue and unique customer break-down!
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