A solution to that huge headache placed upon hairdressers, beauticians and other similar services of just how to keep track of the deluge of bookings now coming in since confirmation that opening restrictions are to be lifted, has been forthcoming from one West of Ireland company.
The challenges facing so many industries are serious, wide and varied, but those in the beauty profession in Mayo and surrounding counties can for now at least rely on some badly needed assistance from ‘OK Who’s Next?’ who between now and September 1 have committed to providing free software to all appointment-based businesses.
The Galway city based firm is supported by Enterprise Ireland and has identified the need to offer a boost that could help kickstart hairdressing, beauticians, wellbeing and fitness businesses post lockdown.
All hairdressers and barbers are allowed to re-open from next Monday, June 29.
“With the current challenges facing businesses it is more important than ever for local businesses to prepare for what they do best, providing excellent service to their clients while giving clients the easiest way to book those services,” says Martin Flynn, MD of OK Who’s Next? “Businesses who do not give clients that option are likely to be left behind in the long run.”
Predicting that ultimately many will not survive the dreadful impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on society and the economy, Flynn explains that the free software offers the opportunity for many to be able re-engage with their clients, therefore safeguarding employees jobs and providing a pathway back to profitability.
The easy to use management software allows clients to easily book appointments in seconds on free to use Apps whilst enabling service-providers to schedule appointments safely in line with capacity and staff numbers. Businesses simply promote their available slots and their clients can book a slot quite literally in seconds thus reducing interaction in waiting rooms.
“This is a huge boost for businesses and is a game-changer for the way consumers access services in that everything can be booked online, in one place, easily,” Martin Flynn continued.
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