Salon point-of-sale software options are available at different pricing tiers to accommodate the varying needs of different sized salons or spas. Typically, the tiers are based on how many beauty professionals need their own calendars and what features your hair, nail, or skin care salon wants.
To get you started, here’s a list of the pricing for 11 major brands of salon POS software. (Pricing is based on their website data at the end of 2019, and all pricing is subject to change.) It will give you an idea of the specific price range that your salon will fall into, as well as what features you can expect to be included.
Keep in mind that installation/setup, hardware, and credit card processing fees are variable and typically require a conversation with the software maker to determine what these costs will be to your business.
Pricing overview at: www.joinblvd.com/pricing
Starts at: $175/month. For a small business with simple operations (number of beauty professionals not specified on website) that wants a self-booking overlay, business dashboard, integrated POS, client profiles, text/email confirmations, staff pricing and durations, a staff app, admin permission settings and reports.
Up to: $325/month for enterprise solutions. The $325/month “Premier” plan includes everything from the above “Essentials” plan plus group booking/checkout, inventory management, multi-location transactions and reports (number of beauty professionals not specified on website), marketing, discounts and promotions, resource scheduling, and a reception app. Enterprise is the highest level with custom pricing and adds on integrations, in-house development tools, a dedicated partner manager, and more.
Additional Info: Professional services — concierge setup and data migration — available for an additional charge. Add-ons, such as electronic forms and premier support, available for an additional charge.
Pricing overview at: envisiongo.com/pricing.html
Starts at: $25/month. For 1 beauty professional who wants schedule and sale management, business reports, marketing and confirmations, and electronic support.
Up to: $290/month. For up to 50 users who want to track goals, get more reporting, have priority support, have a MyDash app with additional features, and more.
Additional Info: A multi-location/franchise edition is also available (contact for pricing).
Software: Korvue and Korvue POS
Pricing overview at: korvue.com/content/single-location-pricing
Starts at: $50/month + $2,500 one-time license fee. For up to 20 beauty professionals at a single location and includes multiple booking methods (including recurring), waiting list automation, gift cards and membership cards, integrated credit card processing, batch billing, and more.
Up to: $125/month + $15,000 one-time license fee for custom solutions pricing. “Cosmedic” level includes unlimited beauty professionals at a single location and additional features such as an unlimited electronic forms system, performance engine, personalized reporting, and services and products of interest for leads and clients. Custom solutions can be priced for your needs.
Additional Info: Upgrade whenever you need without penalty, so don’t worry about starting small.
Company: Millennium Systems International
Software: Meevo 2
Pricing overview at: www.millenniumsi.com/meevo/pricing
Starts at: $97/month. For up to 10 beauty professionals, up to 1,500 text messages, and basic support (which includes calls with a live help technician).
Up to: $297/month for enterprise solutions. The $297/month “Powerhouse” plan is for an unlimited number of beauty professionals, up to 5,000 text messages, and priority support (which includes priority ranked calls with a live help technician). Enterprise is the highest level with custom pricing, an unlimited number or professionals, custom number of text messages, priority support, and advanced marketing (such as email marketing tools).
Additional Info: No annual contracts — scale up or down with your business needs.
Software: MindBody Business
Pricing overview at: www.mindbodyonline.com/pricing
Starts at: $129/month. Includes a MindBody app and website listing, appointment scheduling, retail POS, access to 35 reports, and branded responsive web visits (number of beauty professionals not specified on website).
Up to: $349/month. Includes “Essential” package features above, plus access to more reports, text reminders (2-way), an email campaign builder, client feedback, and a client referral program (number of beauty professionals not specified on website).
Additional Info: Every level of software includes mobile apps for you and your clients, as well as scheduling, autopay billing, client management, access to business management courses, and unlimited support.
Company: Salon Iris
Software: Salon Iris (web-enabled device access)
Pricing overview at: www.saloniris.com/software/pricing-comparison/
Starts at: $29/month. For 1 beauty professional, with email/text package and support via chat and email support.
Up to: $109/month. For an unlimited number of beauty professionals, with email/text package, support via phone and email, phone and email training.
Additional Info: Add-ons, such as reputation management and credit card processing, available for an additional charge. Also offers a locally installed access version, which is $119/month and requires a Windows PC, as well as a bundle plan (contact for pricing) that includes the receipt printer, barcode scanner, and front desk tablet with integrated cash drawer.
Company: Salon Runner
Pricing overview at: www.rosysalonsoftware.com/pricing
Starts at: $29/month. For 1 beauty professional with a standard subscription, which includes online client scheduling, appointment scheduling, text/email communications, mobile access, Facebook/Google integrations, inventory management, mobile web app, and more.
Up to: $192/month. For 21+ beauty professionals with premium features, which includes all standard subscription features plus functions such as automated email marketing, enhanced text messaging, mass email marketing, client images, text confirmations, and image library.
Additional Info: No contract, cancellation, setup, or signup fees.
Company: Salon Ultimate
Software: Salon Ultimate
Pricing overview at: salonultimate.com/pricing
Starts at: $175/month + $249 setup/install. For a single location that wants an appointment book, point-of-sale, standard online booking, hybrid cloud/desktop system, inventory management, customer engagement, and BookedBy online booking.
Up to: $199/month + $449 setup/install. For a multiple-location operation that wants all the single-location features plus corporate/regional service and inventory management, corporate/regional reporting and marketing, to book appointments for all stores from any location, and consolidated client history.
Additional Info: $10 per additional computer. All plans include unlimited training and support, SMS communications, and integrated credit card processing.
Software: Schedulicity Business
Pricing overview at: essentials.schedulicity.com/pricing/
Starts at: free; for up to 10 bookings/month
Up to: $50/month for unlimited bookings for 11+ beauty professionals, business listing on Schedulicity Marketplace, and access to 1.99% processing fees through Schedulicity Pay.
Additional Info: Add-ons, such as client text reminders and automated marketing, available for an additional charge.
Pricing overview at: www.shortcuts.net/pricing/
Starts at: $29/month. For up to 3 beauty professionals who want the very basics.
Up to: $209+/month. For many more features, including appointment/walk-in manager, online booking/self check-in, reporting, point-of-sale, inventory management, remote feature access, SMS confirmations, set-and-forget marketing, gift card management, auto back-ups, and mobile guest app.
Additional Info: Is able to create tailored solutions and pricing for multi-site salons and salons with franchisees.
Pricing overview at: sales.vagaro.com/pricing
Starts at: $25/month for 1 beauty professional who wants a calendar, online booking, notifications, customer tracking, marketing, reports and payroll, POS and credit card processing, an app for business and an app for clients.
Up to: $85/month for 7+ beauty professionals who want the same features as the above 1-user plan.
Additional Info: A website builder is available for an additional fee. No contract, and no fees for cancellation, setup, or signup.
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Originally posted on NAILS Magazine