10to8 is an appointment scheduling software offering a host of features. With 10to8, customers can book appointments through a customizable online booking page. The tool also sends out automated reminders, reducing the rate of no-shows. Businesses can set up two-way calendar sync with Google, iCalendar, Exchange, Microsoft 365, and Outlook. They can also take payments at the point of booking via PayPal, Stripe, or Sage Pay. The tool is cloud-based and can be accessed via a desktop or browser, and it's compliant with GDPR and HIPAA.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Small Business: FREE FOREVER
    • Basic: $9.6 month (USD)
    • Grow: $20 month (USD)
    • Bigger Business: $40 month (USD)
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-Day Free Trial for Grow, Bigger, Business and Enterprise plans
    Demo available for Enterprise plan
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    No
  • Gift Card Management
    No
  • Loyalty Program
    No
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Acuity Scheduling
Acuity Scheduling is a scheduling and appointment booking tool. With the customized booking page, clients can view availability in real-time and self-schedule their own appointments. The tool also auto-adjusts for different time zones, lets clients easily cancel and rebook appointments, and sends automated reminders to reduce no-show rates. Acuity Scheduling integrates with existing calendars, accepts payments at the time of booking, and can be customized to reflect a business's brand.

Summary

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Acuity Scheduling
  • Starting Price
    • Emerging: $14 per month Save 6% annually or $15 per month
    • Growing: $23 per month Save 8% annually or $25 per month
    • Powerhouse: $45 per month Save 10% annually or $50 per month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    7-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    No
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    No
BePOS is a cloud-based POS system designed for spas, salons, and retail companies. The tool is available in over 10 countries around the world and offers 24/7 support to its users. Using the solution, customers make bookings online via a customizable page. BePOS allows organizations to view customer profiles and their purchase histories, and it also offers reports on sales, profits, sales per employee, and average transaction value. Its other features include staff management, inventory management, loyalty programs, and custom treatment management.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Free Trial: Unlimited
    • Professional: $59 per month
    • Growth: $39 per month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Unlimited Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
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Bitrix 24
Bitrix24 offers multiple tools for collaboration, communication, and scheduling. The platform's group calendars allow users to view everyone's availability, book meetings, schedule events, and track absences. Users can also plan and log meeting and event notes, set reminders, and integrate with their organization's existing tools and infrastructure.

Summary

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Bitrix 24
  • Starting Price
    • Free Version Available
    • Special Plans
    • Start+: $19/month/2 users
    • CRM+: $55/month/6 users
    • Project+: $55/month/24 users
    • Business Plans
    • Standard: $79/month/50 users
    • Professional: $159/month/Unlimited users
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and 30-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    No
Booker is a scheduling software designed specifically for spas and salons. Patrons can book appointments online, via mobile, or through social media. Booker's POS software connects with the salon's credit card processor to process transactions in real-time. It can track customers' purchase histories and accept multiple forms of payment, including debit, credit, and gift cards, and loyalty points. Salons can also use Booker to generate reports and leverage data to retain customers and grow revenue. Users can send automated reminders to patrons about upcoming appointments to reduce no-shows.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • STARTER: $129/month
    • ACCELERATE: $269/month
    • ULTIMATE: $429/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    No Free Trial
    Demo available
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
Clover is a POS system that offers smart, customized credit card processing services. Organizations can accept payments via both physical and virtual terminals. The POS system can be fully integrated with front- and back-end operations, including managing inventory, setting up taxes and discounts, and processing refunds and returns. Organizations can manage inventory, employees, and reports via the Clover dashboard. The system also connects with commonly used business tools like QuickBooks.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Demo available
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
Fresha (formerly Shedul) provides booking and POS services to salons and spas. It offers the tools needed for retail operations, including support for barcode scanners, receipt printers, and cash drawers. Salons can securely save client cards on file for a seamless checkout experience. They can also take advantage of cost-efficient processing fees, automatically charge no-shows and late cancellations, and receive automatic daily payouts to their connected bank account. Additionally, salons can optimize their business with insights from live performance dashboards and financial reporting.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Subscription free (no monthly fee)
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Not indicated
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
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Lightspeed Retail
Lightspeed Retail offers cloud-based solutions for retail businesses. Its omni-channel POS system features contactless payment options to protect customers and staff, loyalty programs, and mobile-responsive and customizable templates. Businesses can synchronize their physical inventory with their e-commerce store and direct shoppers to the nearest physical store. They can also leverage Lightspeed Retail's built-in tools to boost SEO and drive online traffic to their e-commerce stores. The tool includes over 50 reports for businesses to track revenue, inventory, employee performance, and more. Lightspeed Retail also offers a host of compatible software and hardware solutions geared toward retail businesses, salons, spas, and restaurants.

Summary

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Lightspeed Retail
  • Starting Price
    • Basic: $69/month USD (annually) or $79 (monthly)
    • Starter: $99/month USD (annually) or $119 (monthly);
    • Standard: $119/month USD (annually) or $139 (monthly)
    • Advanced: $169/month USD (annually)or $189 (monthly)
    • Pro: $229/month USD (annually)or $259 (m
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
    Demo available
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    No
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
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MassageBook
MassageBook provides tools for massage therapists to build and grow their businesses. The system allows clients to schedule appointments and pay online at the time of booking. Massage therapists can use MassageBook's marketing tools to grow their audience, create a customizable website reflecting their brand, organize SOAP notes, and integrate their systems. MassageBook websites are easy to customize, are SEO-oriented, and help businesses get ranked in local Google searches. The system accepts all forms of payments, including credit cards, HSA/FSA cards, and gift cards.

Summary

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MassageBook
  • Starting Price
    • Transition: $9.99/month after the 1st year
    • Simplify: $24.99/month
    • Amplify: $34.99/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and 30-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    No
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
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Mindbody
Mindbody is designed to help beauty, health, and wellness businesses reduce administrative work, improve revenue, and streamline transactions. The tool offers clients and staff contactless payment options, sends automated reminders to reduce no-show rates, and automatically responds to missed client calls via messaging. Mindbody's built-in marketing tools can be used to create targeted, automated marketing campaigns, promote services, convert drop-ins and lost clients with customized messages, and automatically request reviews. The tool also allows businesses to coordinate schedules, staff, and appointments and manage payroll.

Summary

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Mindbody
  • Starting Price
    • Starter: $129/month
    • Accelerate: $269/month
    • Ultimate: $429/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Demo available
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
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Rosy Salon Software
Rosy Salon Software is a scheduling and POS software specifically designed for spas and salons. Its appointment scheduling tool allows for double booking, enhanced workflows, and cancellation management and gives you the ability to access your schedule from anywhere. Businesses can work out plans for multiple appointments, access a client's purchase history, and send out personalized reminders. Clients can book appointments via multiple channels, access their purchase history, and update their contact information. The software sends automated reminders to clients to reduce no-show rates and messages to staff to alert them of new or changed appointments.

Summary

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Rosy Salon Software
  • Starting Price
    • Standard Subscription: Starts at $29/month
    • Standard + Premium: Starts at $37/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo and 30-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
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Salon Iris
Salon Iris is a POS and booking software tailored for salons and spas. Businesses can create customized websites where clients can easily book appointments and pay online at the same time. The tool accepts all forms of payment and allows a business to access clients' purchase histories, manage cancellations, integrate reconciliations, prompt for tips, and securely store client credit card details. The website can be integrated with the business's Facebook and Instagram pages. To reduce no-shows and cancellations, Salon Iris sends out automated texts and emails reminding clients of their appointments. Businesses can also leverage the system's marketing tools to increase engagement using text marketing and recurring campaigns.

Summary

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Salon Iris
  • Starting Price
    • Basic: 1 User $29/month
    • Deluxe: 3 Users $59/month
    • Premier: Unlimited Users $109/month
    • Professional (Unlimited Users): $119/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
    Demo available
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
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Shopify POS
Shopify offers a host of e-commerce solutions for small businesses. The Shopify POS Lite, an automatic inclusion to every plan, is designed with business-intuitive features such as omnichannel selling, Shopify payment, POS hardware and warranty, checkout, staff and customer management, and reporting analysis. The Shopify POS Pro, which includes smart inventory that gives valuable insights, is an upgraded version of their POS software. These features allow their POS software to bring in-person and online sales together in one place helping merchants manage their business, stay flexible and resilient in the ever-changing retail landscape.

Summary

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Shopify POS
  • Starting Price
    • Basic Shopify: $29/month
    • Shopify: $79/month
    • Advanced Shopify: $299/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    No
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
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Square Appointments
Square Appointments lets businesses set up a POS system, track sales, and integrate the platform with their website and social media pages. The system also automatically creates customer profiles and loyalty programs for a cohesive checkout experience. Businesses can integrate the POS system with third-party applications, configure it for curbside pickup, enable contactless payments, and track multiple sales reports. The tool accepts all forms of payment and sends automated low-stock alerts to users.

Summary

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Square Appointments
  • Starting Price
    • Free for individuals
    • 2- 5 employees: $50 per month
    • 6-10 employees: $90 per month
    • Businesses: Custom pricing
    • The processing rate has also been updated from 2.75% to 2.5% + 10¢ per tap, dip, or swipe transaction.
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
Vagaro offers business management software and hardware for the beauty and fitness industries. Its system automates client booking, scheduling, payments, and marketing to streamline operations. Clients can book appointments via any device and receive automated text and email reminders. Businesses can reschedule appointments easily with the drag-and-drop feature and filter bookings by the employee or any other resource type. Vagaro offers contactless payment delivery options and a dual-screen POS pay desk with built-in sanitation prompts. Vagaro supports Apple Pay, Google Pay, and other contactless payment types. To pay, customers simply tap the system's EMV chip card reader. Vagaro stores client profiles along with notes, intake forms, and signed waivers. Businesses can look up past appointments, purchase histories, gift certificate balances, and package details.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • 1 Employee: $25/month
    • 2 Employees: $35/month
    • 3 Employees: $45/month
    • 4 Employees: $55/month
    • 5 Employees: $65/month
    • 6 Employees: $75/month
    • 7 Employees: $85/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    1 Month Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes
Vend offers a host of hardware and software management solutions for retail businesses. Its web-based POS features allow businesses to create a memorable customer experience and enable seamless sales processes, whether in-store or online. Vend works on Macs and PCs, online and offline; connects with commonly used POS equipment, and integrates with several payment providers. Businesses can look up product information and customer histories, add discounts, and customize receipts with their logo and web address. Additionally, they can create multiple user accounts, define role-based permissions for staff, and track employee performance.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Lite: USD $99 per month billed annually or $119 billed monthly
    • Pro: USD $129 per month billed annually or $159 billed monthly
    • Enterprise: Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
    Demo available
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online
  • Customer Account Profiles
  • Electronic Signature
    Yes
  • Gift Card Management
    Yes
  • Loyalty Program
    Yes

How We Chose the Best Salon POS Systems

There are a number of point-of-sale (POS) systems on the market offering multiple features. When comparing systems, it's important to choose an option that meets your organization's unique needs so you don't have to invest in more than one system. To make your choice easier, we evaluated the available POS systems on key criteria, including features, integrations, and reporting capabilities.

POS Features

The best POS systems include features such as electronic signatures, loyalty programs, and gift card management. Additional helpful features include online payments, scheduling and booking appointments, automated reminders, and the ability to store clients' payment methods and purchase histories.

Integrations

The system of your choice should ideally integrate with your existing IT infrastructure. This could involve integration with your accounting software, CRM system, email calendars, social media, and other channels. There are several POS systems that offer pre-built integrations that allow for the seamless transfer and integration of data.

Reports

It's vital for a POS system to generate the data you need to make smart decisions. The right kinds of reports can help businesses measure their performance and boost revenue. The systems described below generate a wide range of reports, such as sales performance, monthly revenue, revenue from specific clients, employee performance and tracking, online traffic generated through social media, and others. Some POS systems also feature live dashboards.