Recommended

Software and programs recommended by Sarah of Simple Online Solutions.  All of these have been tried and tested by Sarah herself and given the thumbs up.  *Please note this page contains affliate links.

Sumup is the card reader I use with my clients for treatment payments in my business Sarah Lynn of Emerald Dreams.  I have been using Sumup for a number of years without any problems.  Payment can be made using the card terminal (when client is present) or can be used via website dashboard if client is remote and buying for example a gift voucher or paying for a service for someone ahead of time.  The Air Card Reader is £29 to buy and connects to my mobile phone using wifi.  There are no monthly contracts or fees but are charged per transaction at 1.69% and payments go directly in my business bank account 1-3 days later.  I love it as it means I can take payments wherever I go as long as there’s wifi.  *If you want to try Sumup out, using the button below will mean you are clicking on my Refer A Friend link which means if you decide to signup with Sumup, I get £10 per Card Reader purchased and you get up to £30 off your purchase – win/win!  If you have any questions about Sumup, please feel free to ask me

Acuity Scheduling is what I use as my online diary system and really do love it! I started out with their free version which I used for about a year before upgrading to their Emerging level ($15 per month) which allowed me to put my diary on my website and allow clients to make their own bookings 24/7.  And then recently I upgraded to their Growing level ($25 per month) which allows me to offer downloadable Gift Vouchers on my website that can be purchased 24/7 and then are delivered to their email.  This level also allows me to offer subscriptions and memberships which is coming in the future.  It is customisable and I have created Client Forms for use in my salon and for client bookings.  It is also linked to MailChimp which is my email provider so when a client books an appointment they have the option to join my newsletter.  If you want to try Acuity Scheduling for yourself then the button below is my Refer A Friend link which means I get a commission however you don’t get charged any more.  Any questions just get in touch or check out my online booking system on my other website to see it in action