Management Practices

Add a Shopping Cart to Your Website

Alison Alhamed | July 10, 2011 | 2:42 PM

If you want to boost your web presence, add a convenience for clients and bring in additional revenue, consider adding a “shopping cart” icon to your website. can offer salons and spas a secure, professional shopping cart system branded with your logo. Salons can choose personalized account settings: Activate instant gift certificates clients can e-mail or print, or choose to offer physical gift cards that you ship via mail, or select to offer both.

Add a Shopping Cart to Your Website

“Within an hour of setting up the program, salons can bring in additional revenue just by adding a ‘shopping cart’ icon to their website,” says spokesperson for Staci Bender. “It’s a great last-minute gift idea.”

Urban Oasis (, a massage spa in Chicago, has brought in more than $250,000 since September 2008 through the sale of gift certificates online, for a less than $400 investment through

Geoffrey Gross, manager of Urban Oasis, says it was easy to train his front desk staff on the technology because of how user-friendly it is. “And my customers love it,” Gross says, “they can purchase a gift certificate and instantly print it out or e-mail it.”

Facebook Comments

More from Management Practices

SALON TODAY RECOMMENDS: Salon Success Stories—Referrals, Retail, Online Booking and Hiring

Elizabeth Jakaitis | December 9, 2016

Salon ownership is about innovation; implementing new methods that will grow business and client satisfaction is key. At SALON TODAY, we're always on the lookout for accounts from salon owners on ways that they have made their business more efficient and profitable. Here are a collection of success stories gathered by Aveda Means Business which outline paths to gaining referrals, growing retail sales, implementing online booking and hiring smart.

Load More