Yoga has become extremely popular over the past 5 years and it's been known to help tone muscle, increase flexibility and calm the mi...

The Booking Platform For Your Yoga Studio The Booking Platform For Your Yoga Studio




Yoga has become extremely popular over the past 5 years and it's been known to help tone muscle, increase flexibility and calm the mind. Now with more and more yoga studios and sessions popping up left and right, it's time to calm the chaos with appointment scheduling software.

Are you starting your own yoga studio or offering more classes? Test out Booksteam and learn how we can manage and simplify your booking business.

Manage Your Yoga Business With Ease

Utilizing an advanced booking software for your yoga business will allow clients to pick a time, class, and instructor that fits their schedule making it convenient for everyone. Automation is key when running a business as it saves time and labor during the booking process. Spend time on what you love and less on the administration parts of the business.

Setup Or Add Classes

Start by adding in the different types of yoga classes you offer. Whether that be Hot Yoga, Bikram Yoga or more, add them in and tag them to an instructor.



Once you've added a new class into the Booksteam system, add those classes to the calendar. Just navigate to the calendar view, select a time slot and add the class.



Send & Receive Reminders

When clients book online or in-store, it's important for them to receive automatic confirmation messages or reminders. This can be setup in the 'Client Notifications' tab under 'Settings'. Your staff members can also receive reminders as to when they've been booked as well. This can be done under the 'Staff' tab when you're setting up their profile.




Control Bookings From Your Smart Phone

Our goal is to make your business more convenient, which is why our platform is responsive on many platforms. It's accessible on a smart phone, desk top, tablet, and laptop, making it easy for you to work from anywhere.


Interested in learning more about Booksteam? Sign-up for a FREE 14-day trial here.

You can also schedule a video or phone tour here.








Promotion is a classic marketing technique and is a crucial part to any successful business. If you are looking to promote your business,...

This Is Why You Need To Start Promoting Your Business Using BookSteam This Is Why You Need To Start Promoting Your Business Using BookSteam




Promotion is a classic marketing technique and is a crucial part to any successful business. If you are looking to promote your business, a staff member, or one of your locations, you can easily program and set this up in BookSteam.

Utilizing promotions will ultimately increase sales for your business, improve customer retention, and bring in new customers.

Begin Setting Up Your Promotions With These Easy Steps Below

1. Start by traveling to the 'Sales' tab and then select 'Promotion', if it's your first promotion, click on 'Add New Promotion'. Once you've clicked on this button, then start filling out all of the necessary information.




2. We like to ensure that our platform is easily customizable towards your business, which is why in this form you can easily tag different locations with a promotion or even include specific staff members in it as well.



3. Promotions can only last for so long and a set duration for a promotion is a great way to entice your customers to buy faster. Program the length of time of your promotion under 'Code Availability' by selecting the 'Date Range', 'Hours', and 'Days'. With these three options, you can easily set certain days for your promotion, the time of day, and how many days your promotional code will be available.



4. Coordinating the booking window is also another huge factor when programming your promotions. Ensure that the services booked coincide with the booking window for the promotion. So in this case, select the 'Date Range', 'Hours,' and 'Days' the services can be booked.


5. Lastly, you need to set the limit for the promotional code. Scroll under to 'Usage' and select how many promo codes can be used by all clients and how many times a promo code can be used by the same client.



Learn more about this feature in our 'Support Center' and stay tuned for more tips & tricks!

Running a Business? Invoicing is Essential Invoicing may not be the most exciting task when running a business, but it must be done. Inv...

Managing Invoices With BookSteam Managing Invoices With BookSteam




Running a Business? Invoicing is Essential
Invoicing may not be the most exciting task when running a business, but it must be done. Invoices help you get paid and provides legal protection for all parties involved. It's also important to keep a record of all invoices as evidence of income in case of an audit.

We understand that managing invoices can be stressful and time consuming, which is why we highly recommend you start administering your invoicing processes via BookSteam.

You can easily record, manage, print or send invoices all within BookSteam, so take a look at how we deconstruct everything below!

Raising an Invoice
Checking a client out? You can easily do so by navigating to the 'Calendar' tab and select the '+' sign and hit 'Sale'.



You can then add a service, class, product, or package to the invoice and hit 'Checkout'. Now if you are looking to raise an invoice from an appointment or class, go to the calendar view and then select the class or appointment you are raising an invoice for. If you are raising an invoice for an appointment, select the blue 'Checkout' button in the appointment window. If you need to raise an invoice for a class in the calendar view, simply select the 'Clients' tab in the class window and under the client, select the invoice button.



In the next window, you can apply payment for the generated invoice. Just select the payment type, enter in any payment notes and hit 'Save'. You can also print, email the invoice or view the invoice all within the same window.



Tracking  Invoices
Interested in viewing all of the invoices? Travel to the 'Analytics' tab and select 'Reports' once you're in the Reports section, go to the Financial column and select either 'Invoices Summary' or 'Unpaid Invoices' in order to review all transactions that were recorded or tracked through BookSteam.

You can also raise an invoice through a clients profile as well. All you have to do is navigate to the 'Clients' tab, select the clients name and click on the 'Invoices' tab.








Keeping everything in the same spot makes everything easier and helps streamline your business. Interested in learning more?

Sign-up for our FREE 14-day trial here and stay tuned for more tips and tricks here.

You may have recently heard the exciting news that we now offer courses! You may be asking yourself, what's the difference between ev...

What's The Difference Between Services, Classes, And Courses? What's The Difference Between Services, Classes, And Courses?


You may have recently heard the exciting news that we now offer courses! You may be asking yourself, what's the difference between everything?

Yes, we understand that too many options can be overwhelming, but we want to ensure that we meet your business needs and expectations.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure that you can easily customize our booking platform to your companies business operations.

Every business is different from the next, which is why we are constantly making updates and tweaks to our software so that booking is truly made easy.

Take A Look Below As We Break Everything Down 

Services
When a client is booking a service (a.k.a. appointments), they are booking an action that's being performed - something that is intangible. Services include: haircuts, massages, house cleaning, car maintenance, and more. It's normally only performed with one client at a time, at a fixed rate and is usually not recurring.

However, with BookSteam, you can easily set a recurring appointment for your clients by navigating to the 'Repeat' tab in the appointment window of the calendar view.










Clients can also book multiple services in one single visit or even book different service groups coupled together. All of this can be setup in the 'Services' tab under 'Settings'.

Classes
Classes are offered to multiple clients and tend to be more flexible in terms of bookings. Clients are free to book classes as they go or can even book recurring classes too. There is low commitment when booking a class as it's not required to to attend all classes when making a booking. Classes can include: a spinning class, swimming classes, math classes or even a personal tutor.

Scroll to 'Settings' and then to 'Classes' to set everything up that you are offering to your clients. Once you're finished packaging your class, go to the calendar view and start programming the classes into your calendar.












Courses
With our new courses feature; you can easily schedule and program different types of educational courses into the booking software for an extended period of time. Courses are offered to multiple clients or students who are committed to attending all or most of the scheduled sessions through one registration.

Courses typically have a higher price point than classes as clients are attending more than one session in a set period of time. Examples of courses are first aid courses, marketing courses, real estate courses, and more.

All you have to do is go to the 'Settings' and 'Courses' tab in order to program everything for your business.











Interested in learning more? Sign-up for a FREE 14 day trial here.

Also, make sure to stay tuned for updates and new features on BookSteam.

Looking to offer courses? Well now you can with BookSteam! By offering course scheduling through BookSteam, you can ...

NEW! Courses Are Now Available On BookSteam NEW! Courses Are Now Available On BookSteam



















Looking to offer courses? Well now you can with BookSteam!

By offering course scheduling through BookSteam, you can easily attract more clients, increase customer retention and loyalty, stay competitive, and meet more client's needs.

Let's say you're offering a 10-day First Aid & CPR course and you need to make this available for clients to book online. You, as the business owner will be able to create the course within BookSteam by selecting the duration of the course and the time for each day.

All you have to do is navigate to 'Settings' select 'Courses' and hit 'Add New Course' to create it.











You can also edit and delete a course with the 'wrench' and 'x' icons in the right hand corner of the course box.









You can also set the price for each session and determine which room it takes place in.  Students will then be able to book one or all of your course sessions based on the course settings.














Don't have a BookSteam account yet? Sign-up for a FREE 14-day trial here.

Also, make sure to stay tuned for more new features and business tips on BookSteam.

In order to compete with local competition, increase bookings, reduce no-shows, and boost sales - having an online bookin...

This Is Why Your Salon Needs Booking Software This Is Why Your Salon Needs Booking Software


















In order to compete with local competition, increase bookings, reduce no-shows, and boost sales - having an online booking system is critical for your salon and/or spa.

Check out how these tips & tricks can help with your salon

Offer More Services
By having an online booking presence, you're opening your clients up to more services, packages and gift certificates that you offer. This way, you can easily increase your sales by making everything readily available and accessible to book/purchase online.

Book Group Services or Enable Multiple Services
You can easily group services together for clients, which ultimately allows you to advertise more services to your customers and boost your sales with only one person. Set this up by going to 'Settings'Services' and then click on 'Add New Service Group'. Then program the service group in your calendar by adding a new appointment and then select 'Created Service Group' for the booking. The services will then appear in the same order.

Clients can also book multiple services within one visit, which will then appear as one individual appointment in the BookSteam calendar. You can set this up by going to 'Settings'Scheduling Rules' and under 'Multiple Services' turn on 'Enable Multiple Service Bookings'.

Client Accounts
When clients book online, they're asked to create an account via BookSteam. This account is free and helps customers manage previous and upcoming bookings. They can also cancel or reschedule bookings making it more convenient for everyone. 

Clients can also receive confirmation, reminder and follow-up messages once their appointment has been booked online. This ultimately will help reduce the amount of no-shows by keeping your business busy with appointments.

Book Instantly
As it's online, your services are always available to book; anytime and anywhere. Making it more convenient for your customers. It also speaks to more millennials as they would rather book online rather than call in to schedule a hair appointment.

With BookSteam, you can also enable the 'Time Zone' feature for international clients. This feature allows clients to book appointments in their local time from anywhere around the world.

Another thing to note, is you as the account or salon owner can also manage bookings from anywhere/anytime. Easily make modifications or manually create bookings from either your smartphone, tablet, desktop or laptop.

Coordinate Rooms or Chairs being Used for Different Services
We've customized our platform in order to fit your business's needs. Let's say you need to use multiple chairs for a cut, color, and blow-dry, well don't worry as you can easily set this up in BookSteam.

This feature allows the receptionist or salon owner to see or filter through all of the reserved chairs in case of any last minute appointments. Program this feature by navigating to 'Settings 'Resources' and then select 'Add new resource' to setup individual rooms or chairs. This way,  your business will stay consistent and organized.

Interested? Sign-up for a FREE 14 day trial here.

Also, make sure to stay tuned for more business tips and new features on BookSteam.