Phorest vs Pabau Software
Looking for a better alternative to Pabau Salonware?
Phorest is made for the industry, by the industry, and packed full of features to help you manage, market, and grow your business. From high-tech marketing tools to smart features that keep your business and clients safe, making the switch to Phorest is your key to success.
Here’s exactly what Phorest offers you, that Pabau can’t
Protect Your Business
Supercharge Your Marketing
Boost Direct Bookings
Top reasons why Phorest is a better choice than Pabau for your clinic or spa
Read in more detail exactly what Phorest can offer you that Pabau can’t.
REASON #1 Protect Your Business
Charge no-show fees with stored cards
Your time is valuable, which is why it’s important to safeguard your business against no-shows. Phorest safely stores your client’s encrypted card details when they book online, allowing you to charge a set or full amount in the event of a no-show.
Did you know that clients who pay a deposit are significantly less likely to no-show? Phorest allows you to charge flexible deposits for all services booked online, in-person or over the phone. Take larger deposits from higher no-show risks, such as new clients or those who have been no-shows in the past. And you can set custom deposits for services that require you to have costly professional products in-stock before the appointment.
Control who can (and can't!) book online
Here at Phorest, our goal is to help you make more money and thrive in your business. That’s why we offer a range of safeguarding features that help you control who can and can’t book online. Difficult client, regular no-shower, or brand-new client? With Phorest, it’s easy to automatically stop them from booking online and direct them to call the business.
REASON #2 Supercharge Your Marketing
Facebook & Instagram Ads Manager
Phorest is known for its cutting-edge marketing features. Phorest Ads Manager is our latest innovation, designed exclusively for social media advertising in the industry. Create social media ads, either from the ground up or utilizing our varied templates, launch them seamlessly, and effortlessly monitor your results right through to bookings and payment, for easier, more successful social media marketing.
Use fallback SMS marketing to target your whole client-base
Fallback SMS is Phorest’s industry-leading marketing feature, allowing you to send email marketing material to clients, even if you don’t have their email address on your system. This feature allows you to send an SMS link of your email campaign to clients’ phones, ensuring your entire target audience receives your campaigns, boosting visibility and bookings.
Industry-leading education tools
Phorest is built for the industry, by the industry, and we understand that the top clinic owners are obsessed with education. From webinars with industry experts to personalized marketing calendars, educational ebooks, and always-available online training sessions, we’re here to help you grow. Always.
REASON #3 Boost Direct Bookings
Your very own app, designed by you, created by us
Ready to level up your business’ online booking experience? Created by Phorest and branded by you, your unique booking app allows clients to book, reschedule, and cancel appointments with ease while giving you the opportunity to send marketing material and special offers straight to their phones.
Identify lapsed clients with Client Reconnect
Sometimes, all clients need to revisit your business is a gentle reminder. Phorest’s Client Reconnect automatically identifies clients who haven’t booked in their usual timeframe, allowing you to reach out with an email or SMS inviting them to book an appointment. More bookings, happier clients, and increased revenue; what’s not to love?
Control your online reputation with ease
How is your business showing up online? Phorest’s Online Reputation feature allows you to send, manage, and reply to reviews with ease. Positive reviews can be published online and to your social media platforms at the click of a button, while less complimentary reviews can be kept private and replied to with ease.
Offer video consultations to save time & increase revenue
Whether you conduct pre- or post-treatment consultations, allowing your clients to avail of this service remotely is a fantastic way to save space in your business while encouraging bookings and offering top-class customer service. With scheduling, video, and payments integrated, it’s an easier way of conducting consultations; for you and your clients.
REASON #4 Easier Management
Flexible commission structures
Every business is unique, and that's why Phorest offers you the flexibility to set up commission structures tailored to your unique needs. Implement flat-rate or percentage commissions on treatments and services, or change commission rates based on staff member, product line, brands, or specific products. Use Phorest’s flexible commission structures to motivate your team, boost your revenue, and run your business with ease.
Unlimited users on all packages
Each package in Phorest includes unlimited users, ensuring that you only pay for the features that you need, no matter how small or large your team is. With easy staff profile set-up, and totally customizable access levels, we ensure a stellar software experience for you and your entire team.
Simple inventory management tools
Ready for time-consuming stock takes and stressful inventory management to become a thing of the past? From quick stock-taking using your phone’s camera as a barcode-scanner to receiving alerts for minimum and maximum product levels, stock takes are a breeze with Phorest. Plus, the system comes with a preloaded stock database, meaning you’ll never have to worry about manually uploading products.
Access our top-class, human support team
We understand that when you need help with your software, you don’t want to jump through hoops to get it. Our local support teams provide phone and email support, as well as a range of educational tools from help guides to the Phorest Academy training portal, ensuring you feel confident using your system, no matter what stage you’re at.
Your very own Business Advisor, here to help you grow
Clinic ownership can be difficult, which is why Phorest assigns each new client their very own Business Advisor, always there to answer your questions and help you grow. From questions about your software to tips on how to run your business, Phorest’s Business Advisors are industry experts with decades of experience helping clinics like yours thrive.