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Readyhubb vs StyleSeat: Here’s how to decide between the two?

Choosing your bookings platform is important. Choosing the wrong one can cost you clients, bookings and profit. Those tiny issues that annoyed you at first can become a big deal over time, so it’s essential to do your research beforehand. It’s way easier to get it right the first time rather than stress out and change it later because you just can’t deal.

Readyhubb and StyleSeat are both booking platforms to connect beauty professionals with clients. Let’s take a closer look at just how similar they are, and which comes out on top.

Which is better for your client’s budget?

StyleSeat charges a booking fee for each appointment that’s booked through the app, which they say covers the costs of providing their booking platform. This fee isn’t passed on to you as a professional, but is an additional cost to your client. 

The main concern with this, is that it pushes the price of your service to a point that doesn’t fit with your client’s budget or that they skip on tips as a result. The other concern is that clients try to skip using the booking system to avoid costs, meaning that you’re left trying to juggle calls, texts and DMs just to arrange an appointment (aka back to square one).

Readyhubb doesn’t charge your clients a booking fee. At all. No hidden fees or commissions from your bookings – this means that your clients pay the price that you list for your services, so there’s no cause for confusion or frustration on their side. Just convenient booking and amazing treatments.

Which is better for your budget?

StyleSeat costs a flat fee of $35 per month to use or you can pay a 3% charge on all bookings (card payments are mandatory with this option) This is in addition to the booking fees that are being charged to your customers and other platform commissions that may arise.

Readyhubb costs $22 per month, with no additional fees or commissions to be paid by you or the client. This comes with a 14 day free trial so that you can work out if Readyhubb is right for you. For this cost, you can manage your calendar and bookings, take payments, market your business and check out those all-important analytics, so you can keep an eye on what’s going on with your business.

Group Bookings & workshops!

One of the great features of Readyhubb is the ability to create workshops and group bookings, so that you can get paid more for your time. This makes it easy to generate more income per hourly slot and allows you to offer more value-added services to your clients or peers, as well as to promote it to your clients and audience.

StyleSeat doesn’t have this feature, so booking people onto a workshop or event that you’re hosting will be a much more manual process. You can still advertise the event through StyleSeat, but you’ll need to direct those that are interested to book elsewhere. This might mean that you lose a few conversions along the way.

Let’s talk customer service (for you)

When it comes to customer service we know that your time is money…literally your business is in our hands! Readyhubb offers a dedicated customer service support team, with a real human at the other end. Whatever your enquiry and whenever you get in touch, someone from the Readyhubb team will be available to run through it with you via phone call, live chat or email.

StyleSeat has a self support centre and email address. This could mean that you’re waiting for a response, especially if you just have a quick question or you need help urgently. The support centre is comprehensive, but if you have a more unusual issue you might not get the help you need instantly.

Communicating with your clients

Sometimes clients have questions and ideally, you want to keep those communications in one place but make them easily accessible and available to reply to. Both Readyhubb and StyleSeat allow you to send marketing communications directly to your clients – this could be emails or messages about availability, pricing changes or new services – and service reminders, like booking reminders and payment updates.

Readyhubb lets you have direct in-app messaging with your clients on any device!

Can You Get A Free Trial of Readyhubb or Acuity?

Both Readyhubb and StyleSeat offer a free trial before you decide, so you can check you’re making the right decision. Sign up for a 30 day free trial of Readyhubb and get ready to level up your business when it comes to bookings, marketing and communicating with your clients. 

Got any questions before you sign up? We’re ready whenever you need us – email hello@readyhubb.com, or start your free trial at www.readyhubb.com and we’ll be in touch in under 24 hours. 📧

 

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