Booker Software

Booker Software

Spa and Salon Business Management Software

4.1/5 (839 reviews)

Booker Software Overview

Beat out your competition with Booker's award winning salon and spa software, the all-in-one platform that understands you'd rather be focusing on your clients instead of manually handing all the day-to-day tasks. Booker will help you manage your appointment bookings, POS, membership and loyalty programs, all while attracting new clients and keeping them coming back. Access your Booker account 24/7, anywhere, all on Booker's secure, cost-effective, and convenient, cloud-based software.

Our Platform is built around 5 main pillars of business management:

Attract: Land bookings from new clients on your website, and on partner sites like Facebook, Yelp, MapQuest, and more.

Book: Give your customers the freedom to make appointments anytime with online, social and mobile booking options.

Sell: Manage and optimize your point-of-sale, payment processing, eCommerce, and gift card sales, all from one platform.

Manage: Take control of your employee, customer, and inventory data with easy-to-use tracking and reporting tools.

Retain: Build lasting relationships with customers using retention tools that provide the right message at the right time.

Pricing

Starting from
USD 1,295.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Booker Software Reviews

Overall rating
4.1/5
80% positive reviews
426
Excellent
246
Very good
88
Average
31
Poor
48
Terrible
Michael C.

Using it for our Med Spa

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Booker does what we need, support has always been responsive and it is easy to use.

Pros

Ease of use so, easy to train. In the Day Spa industry front desk turnover is frequent so it is nice to be able to quickly show a new gal how to use the system.

Cons

We were previously Salon Iris customers and I am a programmer. With access to the database on that system I could run queries on anything in the database. Booker does not provide access to the SQL database so that is not possible. I do however have all of the reports that I need.

Also, it would be nice to have the ability to set access a little more granular. For example, if I give a gal access to look at gift card balances, I will also have given her access to modify gift card balances.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Stephanie G.

New and Improved

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 17/01/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, it is a great booking website and it is a very easy system to learn. We recently added a brand login through this company as we are adding additional sites and it has been a very easy process.

Pros

I love that they have created many updates for this software over the last few months. It has been really nice not experiencing any lag or issues with the booking features like we were having just a few months ago. I love that you can choose how far in advance the confirmation emails are sent out and I really love that the clients can confirm the appointment through the email. Another AMAZING tool is that you can now see when a client is booking an appointment online that way you are not trying to compete with anyone online trying to book. I hated in the past where I would be booking a client at the desk and right when I went to book, it said that I was not able to. Come to find out when I refreshed the page it was because someone else had booked it online. It truly makes a huge difference with these little improvements that they made.

Cons

One thing at the moment that I am not liking about the software is that sometimes the confirmation emails do not send even when the emails box is checked, this also happens when I book re-occurring appointments for an entire year where these clients of all clients should receive all the emails. Another thing that gets frustrating from time to time is that the clients future appointments is not showing up on their account under the appropriate tab therefore some clients have not showed up for their appointment and we can't charge if they can prove they didn't see it online. I try to see if they have duplicate accounts as well but they do not. And lastly, every now and again Booker will give us booking issues while trying to book for any of our services, it will state that the appointment cannot book because no equipment is available however, I know that is not the case. That is frustrating because we have to then just create a block out on the schedule with the client's service along with their information but they don't receive any emails through the system when it is booked that way.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Denise J.

Booker has been a life changer for me and my Therapeutic Massage Practice.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 19/08/2017
Review Source: Capterra

The ease and functionality for my clients to have my app on their phone for scheduling wherever they are, no matter what time of day or night it is. It's also a reminder for them to schedule when they see my app At a glance! The reminder notifications allows me to focus on servicing my clients instead of scheduling appts, and making confirmations calls every day.

Pros

I love the way Booker works directly with my web page. My clients and potential clients can book right from my web site, purchase gift certificates from the comfort of their homes or offices, and print them or email them right from their computer without having to come to my office. I am often in service with a client and don't have a lot of time to answer or return calls during my work day let alone meet people to hand deliver gift certificates. I don't have a receptionist or assistant to assist in these matters. I love the fact that I have my very own App to give to my clients so they can save ME to their phones and book on line any time of the day or night, without having to try to find me first. I'm just a click away. The best part is that after you set up your booker to work with your website, it just makes scheduling my clients appts soooo much easier. They get an email notification with Appt details and directions. Then an appt reminder 24 hrs before their Appt so they can click the confirm button, so I don't have to make confirmation calls the day before, then a text reminder notification 3 hours before their Appt which cuts down on no shows, and late cancellations. I love it!!

Cons

I have 2 locations and Booker does not have a place to differentiate either location. So when my clients book on line, there is no way of telling them which days I am at one location and which days I am at the other. So when they are looking at my open appts, they don't know which location they are booking for. This kind of takes my 5 star Status and brings it down to a 3 because this causes my clients much confusion when trying to book, and me soooo much stress, because what good is it if I always have to call them anyway when they are trying to schedule on line?? This defeats the whole purpose of online scheduling. This needs to be fixed and upgraded. Another thing. The mobile app is limited to its back of the house functionality. It's very easy to schedule appts, but looking up Gift Certificate numbers and entering them for payment after a client redeems them is time consuming and not user friendly. I also wish I had Email/ text Marketing built in so I could send my clients daily, weekly and monthly specials. There are days that I would love to send out a quick text telling my clients what time slots I have available. This would be soooooo easy since all of their contact info is already in the system. I would also like to see yearly reports and just imagine how great it would be if the accounting software was built right in! All in one place! Now that would make Booker the leader in the industry!

Response from Booker

Denise -
Thank you for your review and the detail on why it's working so well for you and your clients. We'll share your feedback with the product team and if there's anything we can do to help, contact [email protected]

We love hearing that you've cut down on cancellations and no shows! You rock!

- The Booker Team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Lindsey T.

Complete Program

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 24/01/2017
Review Source: Capterra

I love using Booker because it truly does everything I need it to. Not only is all your customer tracking in one place, I can easily override a schedule, track inventory, check my estheticians clock-in and out times, but all the merchant services and marketing with Frederick is also build in to make it a complete system. If I ever have a question, there are so many way to easily get it answered. Usually if I'm wondering, someone else has been too- so I can find it in the community boards, but if its truly technical, the chat is a quick and convenient way that I can still answer the phone as it rings, because the help line isn't tying up the phones or my hands. Frederick tracks emails, so if a client says they never got a reminder, I can double check that the system did indeed send one and with texts working better, more clients are loving the frequent reminders. Having the app option allows me to track the schedule from home also. Truly, I've looked at other software programs, but they just can't stand up to what Booker is able to do. Booker is just faster, easier, sleeker, and more intelligent.

Pros

Integration of scheduling, merchant services, marketing, reporting. Everything I need in one place to run the business. I don't have to import or export information to run reports or go through multiple programs to send out reminder texts, ring up a client to check out, and check hours worked by employees.

Cons

There are a few things that the system just doesn't do intelligently where I have to override certain scheduling rules (Example: if an appointment was scheduled in room 2 with one girl, and i want to change it to another girl, it will not automatically switch it to room one. It will just say it isn't available.) So I have to go through round-about ways to override it to get it done, but those are just nit-picking.

Response from Booker

Thank you for your detailed feedback Lindsey. We appreciate it and are so happy that Booker is working well for you and your business.

You rock! Thank you for using Booker!
- The Booker Team

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tom R.

Gregory O - Superb Customer Service Experience

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/11/2016
Review Source: Capterra

I want to sincerely thank Booker for the excellent service provided by Gregory O, during several recent requests we made; He has gone above and beyond, even supplying me with a level of data and assistance I was previously told would not be possible to get. He did it in an extremely expeditious and efficient manner and again affirms our confidence that Booker is the leading platform in our industry. Thanks again for providing such a great business tool and we look forward to using booker for many years to come.

Pros

The "all in one nature" of the platform but also the ability to have an online store that links to our actual inventory and pricing levels in real time. The confirmation email for appointments are a great asset to in terms of revenue loss prevention and saves time for our staff, not to mention our clients love the convenience. The pre-authorization of credit cards is a great function again for loss prevention.

Cons

1, There have been times recently were the downtime or stability (slowness) of the platform has not been acceptable.
2, The ip lock function only works with v4 ip addresses (most ISP's are now using v6's rendering the function useless unless you pay extra for static IP's.

Response from Booker

Tom - thank you for the great review and feedback on how we can improve Booker. I'll be sure to pass this along to our product team. Thanks! - Jason

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Booker Software Pricing

Starting from
USD 1,295.00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essential $129: Manage your schedule, sell services, and streamline everyday tasks.

Accelerate $195: Keep your clients coming back with email campaigns and text confirmations.

Ultimate $395: Grow your business with advanced marketing tools, automations & analytics.

Booker Software Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Calendar Management
  • Custom Fields
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Reminders
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integration

  • Activity Tracking
  • CRM Integration
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Integration
  • Mobile Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics

Additional information for Booker Software

Key features of Booker Software

  • 2-Way SMS Texting
  • 3rd party API integration
  • Appointment reminder emails
  • Attendance Management
  • Booker Marketing Network: Offer booking on partner websites
  • Built-in CRM
  • Credit card processing
  • Customer feedback surveys
  • Customized booking pages
  • Customized gift certificates
  • Direct website booking
  • Employee scheduling
  • Facebook booking
  • Integrated point-of-sale (POS) system
  • Inventory management
  • Mobile & tablet booking
  • Mobile payment processing
  • Social media promotions
  • Special offers, loyalty rewards programs & membership plans
  • Staff scheduling
  • Targeted email marketing campaigns
  • Various booking data reporting

Benefits

  • Gain insight into where your business is thriving and where you need to makes changes with one system that tracks and reports on all of your activities.

  • Expand your reach and drive more bookings from new consumers on the Booker Marketing Network’s partner sites.

  • Give your customers flexible booking options so they can connect with you anytime, anywhere, on any device.

  • Store your business data safely and securely in the cloud, and have access to your key information whenever and wherever you need it.

  • Provide flexible access for your staff with unique logins, view privileges, and anytime access to their schedule on mobile or desktop.

  • Enhance your customers’ in-person experience with convenient mobile check-ins, purchases, and payment processing.

  • Save time managing your employee’s schedules and appointments with real-time calendar and booking updates.

  • Retain more customers using service and purchase trends to inform customized emails, offers, and packages that will drive repeat visits and increased revenue.

  • GetApp Analysis

    Booker is a cloud-based business management platform providing local service businesses with a fully redundant infrastructure that helps them run their businesses around the clock from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Booker helps businesses grow their client base, book customer appointments, process payments, manage employees, track inventory, and build long-term customer relationships. Customers who use Booker can book appointments and class schedules, even after business hours, from the company’s website, social media accounts, or mobile app.

    Booker makes the daily demands of running a local business easier while eliminating the need for ongoing technology updates and troubleshooting. Every data point captured is backed up and secured online, so business owners never have to worry about defective or stolen hard drives. Some of Booker’s core features include the Booker Marketing Network, Facebook booking app, integrated credit card processing, comprehensive data management, and its suite of customer retention tools.

    Despite Booker's robust data collection methodology, its reports and analytics feature makes it easy for managers and business owners to manage their customer, sales, employee, and inventory data.

    What is Booker Software?

    For organizations looking for a technology platform that can address the many different aspects of running a business – attracting customers, booking clients, processing payments, managing employees, and nurturing client relationships – Booker provides a full-featured ecommerce and business management system, all in one place. It enables businesses to sell their services online through their website, mobile app, at their business location, and through a network of partner sites.

    It simplifies payment processing, automatically keeps track of inventory, manages staff scheduling, and generates real-time reports, among other things. Because the Booker platform is all-in-one, every client interaction – from booking to payment method to upsell to retention – is tied back to a customer record, affording businesses a clear insight into when and why customers patronize them, allowing them to serve their customers better.

     Booker can be used across devices for anywhere, anytime access.

    Booker Software Main Features

    Booker Marketing Network

    Paying customers are the lifeblood of any business. Booker helps businesses attract new clients and book customers through the Booker Marketing Network, which makes your business bookable on top-rated sites and apps like Yelp, MapQuest, and SpaJour. Once signed up, customers can book directly from your profile page through a “Book Now” button.

    Partner sites in the Booker Marketing Network have a combined estimated total of 160 million customer visits per month, which dramatically expands your presence. And unlike other online advertising platforms, the Booker Marketing Network doesn’t require upfront payment, as it’s strictly pay-for-performance. If you get no bookings, you pay nothing.

    The Booker Marketing Network is a pay-for-performance network that allows businesses to reach a wider customer base.

    Facebook Booking App

    With Booker, customers are free to book appointments from whenever and wherever it’s convenient for them. Booker’s Facebook booking app gives social media users the ability to make appointments or schedule classes and services through your Facebook business page’s “Book Now” button.

    A “Buy Now” button for gift certificates can also be installed.

     Booker's Facebook booking app adds a handy "Book Now" button to your Facebook business page.

    Integrated Credit Card Processing

    Booker’s integrated credit card processing and point-of-sale solution provides businesses with the requisite tools to successfully sell their services. It comes with a comprehensive sales management system that facilitates transaction processing, tracking, and reporting.

    It enables businesses to accept credit and debit card payments, create customized gift certificates that can be made available online, in-store, and on the company’s Facebook page, and turn mobile devices into instant payment processors, making the checkout process virtually pain-free for your customers.

    "Booker makes selling to customers easier through various payment channels - debit and credit card, PayPal, cash and check, and so on.

    Comprehensive Data Management

    Because data is captured and stored in one facility, Booker makes it easy for businesses to manage key data pertaining to clients, employees, inventory, and bookings. Schedules are seamlessly integrated across all booking channels, and the mobile app allows managers to manage staff schedule anywhere, anytime, and from any device.

    Booker’s reporting and analytics feature lets businesses discover trends and gain solid insight into the factors affecting customer behavior and business processes. Access to customer and business data is regulated through role-based access controls. For example, in a spa or salon, therapists or stylists are given varying levels of access to customer data, including reporting and management functions that largely depend on their managerial level and degree of responsibility.

    Booker's reporting dashboard gives business owners comprehensive real-time insight into how their business is faring.

    Customer Retention Tools

    Retaining existing customers is less costly than acquiring new ones. Booker allows businesses to build long-lasting relationships with customers through its suite of retention tools. Booker’s dedicated mobile appointment app, the Booker Customer App, works on iOS, Android and Kindle devices. It lets your customers book appointments from their mobile device anywhere, anytime.

    The loyalty points program gives companies the ability to devise customer reward campaigns for referrals, online bookings, and product purchases. Membership plans and prepaid bundles (e.g., five-pack yoga class, 10-pack massage, five eyebrow waxes), called series, can also be launched to secure repeat business. Survey tools help streamline the process of creating, distributing, and analyzing customer surveys.

    Booker's dedicated appointment app keeps your business at the forefront of your loyal customers' minds.

    Booker Software Integrations

    Booker has ready-made integrations with merchant processors like Clover, Mercury, subLyme, Integrity, and Web2Pay. [MailChimp] (http://www.getapp.com/marketing-software/a/mailchimp/) is Booker’s email partner. Booker also has partnerships with sites like Google, Yelp, AOL’s MapQuest, SpaFinder Wellness, BeautyBooked, BeautyNow by Groupon, Lifebooker, Locality.com, and SpaJour.

    Booker is also directly integrated with Frederick, the smart automated marketing platform that fills your empty appointment slots. Frederick offers a no-risk, 14-day free trial. To learn more about Frederick and get started today, [click here] (http://marketing.hirefrederick.com/free-trial/?utm_campaign=Directory&utm_source=GetApp&utm_medium=Profile/) .

    Booker Software Pricing

    Depending on what your business needs, Booker offers several subscription options. Basic costs $85 a month and includes unlimited logins, online appointment book and bookings, integrated point of sale, detailed customer records, package and series management, gift certificates and ecommerce, optional credit card processing, and offers add-ons like Frederick, Booker Customer App, and Booker Marketing Network.

    Standard, which costs a monthly $135, includes all Basic features plus unlimited document storage, loyalty points and rewards, and membership management. Booker also offers customization options for multi-location businesses through Plus. It includes all Standard features plus multi-location options, custom customer fields, IP lock, quick login, and Booker API access options. Plus pricing can be discussed with the Booker sales team.

    Booker Software Bottom Line

    • All-in-one business management platform for local service and class-based businesses
    • Contains tools that automate the process of attracting and booking customers, simplify the sales experience, manage various data types, and create meaningful customer relationships
    • Has native mobile apps for iPhones, iPads, and Androids for on-the-go business management
    • Integrates with merchant processors, MailChimp, and various online booking services
    • Offers scalable subscription options to meet the demands of your business

    Booker Software FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Booker Software.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Booker Software offer?

    Booker Software offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: USD 1,295.00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Essential $129: Manage your schedule, sell services, and streamline everyday tasks.

    Accelerate $195: Keep your clients coming back with email campaigns and text confirmations.

    Ultimate $395: Grow your business with advanced marketing tools, automations & analytics.

    Q. What are the main features of Booker Software?

    Booker Software offers the following features:

    • 2-Way SMS Texting
    • 3rd party API integration
    • Appointment reminder emails
    • Attendance Management
    • Booker Marketing Network: Offer booking on partner websites
    • Built-in CRM
    • Credit card processing
    • Customer feedback surveys
    • Customized booking pages
    • Customized gift certificates
    • Direct website booking
    • Employee scheduling
    • Facebook booking
    • Integrated point-of-sale (POS) system
    • Inventory management
    • Mobile & tablet booking
    • Mobile payment processing
    • Social media promotions
    • Special offers, loyalty rewards programs & membership plans
    • Staff scheduling
    • Targeted email marketing campaigns
    • Various booking data reporting

    Q. Who are the typical users of Booker Software?

    Booker Software has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Booker Software support?

    Booker Software supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Booker Software offer?

    Booker Software has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Booker Software support mobile devices?

    Booker Software supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Booker Software integrate with?

    Booker Software integrates with the following applications:

    BirdEye, FrontdeskAI, Google Analytics, Infusionsoft, Infusionsoft, Mailchimp, Mailchimp, Marketing 360, ReminderCall.com, Twitter

    Q. What level of support does Booker Software offer?

    Booker Software offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials