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

Management Practices
Management Practices

Dos and Don’ts When Communicating with Upset Guests

July 31, 2018

They say the key to every great relationship is communication – and handling a guest complaint is no different. It’s not ideal to have to communicate with an upset guest, yet we’ve all been there and it’s likely we’ll be there again someday. Here are the dos and don’ts to keep in mind to help you successfully communicate with upset guests.

Management Practices @vanessapalstylist cutting a precision bob hairstyle. 
Management Practices

SALON TODAY RECOMMENDS: Strategies for In-Salon Education & Minimizing Stylist Turnover

Lauren Salapatek | May 4, 2018

What kind of continuing education do you have at your salon? Are you inspiring your employees to reach their full potential? This month Aveda Means Business covers topics from in-salon education to minimizing stylist turnover. Learn some ways on how to attract stylists who are passionate about the business and who will fit in with your salon’s culture.

Management Practices Sponsored by L'Oréal Professionnel

OWNER TO OWNER: The David Rios Salons’ Secrets to Providing 5-Star European Service for the Country’s Most Demanding Clients

May 2, 2018

Many of the country’s most brilliant, talented and powerful people live and work in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. They’re politicians, diplomats, attorneys. Also professors and students at the nation’s top universities. So, if you’re servicing these people in your salon, you had better be at the very top of your game.

Load More