Phorest vs Boulevard Salon Software
Looking for a better alternative to Boulevard?
Make the switch from Boulevard to Phorest to get your clients coming back more often, spending more. Let clients book through your very own booking app, and send them promotions from the marketing suite right within your software, so you can track the return on your investment right to the till.
Here’s exactly what Phorest can offer you that Boulevard can’t.
Supercharge your marketing
Boost direct bookings
Protect your salon
Top reasons why Phorest is a better choice than Boulevard for your salon
Read in more detail exactly what Phorest can offer you that Boulevard can’t.
REASON #1 Supercharge your marketing
Market to your clients directly through your software
With Phorest you can send marketing SMS & email directly through the software. We provide you with tried & tested email & SMS templates to work with, as well as a library of stock photos that are free to use, and an image editor tool to make them your own.
Most salons only have email addresses for 30% of their clients. Don’t put all that effort into beautiful marketing promotions, only to miss 70% of your clients! Phorest is the only salon software with a Fallback SMS feature that lets you send a link to your promotion, via SMS, to clients that do not have a valid email address on their client card.
See marketing ROI right to the register
Because our marketing, management and reporting tools are integrated, you can see the impact of your marketing spend all the way to the register - see how much revenue your campaigns brought in, and even what services and products your clients were prompted to buy.
Online reputation manager
No other salon software has a built-in online reputation manager, helping you get hundreds of 5 star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp by prompting your best reviewers to share their comments online in one click. Let your online reputation generate referrals for you while you sleep.
Sell retail products online
Sell retail products online at any time of the day or night and make money while your salon is closed! Your Integrated Online Store requires no web adjustment or dev time - just select which products you want to sell online and let your customers start to purchase!
REASON #2 Boost direct bookings
Your own booking app in the app store
Give your customers a professional experience and a simple way to book with you on their own time, with your own salon booking app they can download from the Apple or Android app stores.
Automated rebooking feature
Machine learning in Phorest recognises when your clients are overdue to rebook their usual services, and the automated rebooking feature automatically sends them a reminder SMS for you.
Protect your staff and your clients by minimising close contact, but keep revenue coming into your salon with video consultations. Confirmations, reminders and video links are automatically created and sent to clients and staff. Just login and chat!
REASON #3 Protect your salon
Multiple no-show alerts
Unreliable clients can leave you with empty timeslots and cost valuable revenue. Phorest automatically adds a note to client records when a client doesn’t show for an appointment, and you’ll get a ‘multiple no-show’ alert when they try to book with you over the phone. This allows you to turn them away, or request they book online with a deposit, allowing you to capture their payment details and charge a no-show fee should it happen again.
REASON #4 Easier management
Stock take app
Take the chore out of stock takes with our iPhone and Android app – just scan the barcode with your phone’s camera, enter your stock count, and you’re done!
Record patch test information
Client cards can record the date of the most recent patch tests for different types of products and treatments.
REASON #5 Renowned Support Team
Migration/import of your client info, services and products included
Many other software suppliers, like Boulevard, tend to leave you to sort out the switch from your previous provider by yourself, or charge you an arm and a leg for support. At Phorest we have a dedicated onboarding and migration team to take the heavy-lifting from you. As standard, our team will help you import your client information, services, products and more, so you can make the switch with zero downtime at your salon.
Free training for life
You and your team will get comprehensive free onboarding training when you switch to Phorest, but we don’t stop there. You can book additional free online training sessions with us for as long as you like, for old staff and new alike.
Dedicated Business Advisor to help you increase salon revenue
With many other salon software providers you’ll get an account manager to help you get set up, but once you’re up and running you won’t hear from them again. With Phorest you’ll be assigned a Business Advisor to make sure you’re getting the most from your software, supporting you to keep growing your business and increasing your revenue.
Don’t take our word for it
Read what some of our happy clients are saying about us on review sites like Capterra, Google, GetApp and Facebook.
Ready to switch from Boulevard to Phorest?
Talk to us about how Phorest can help manage, market and grow your salon.
Switching to Phorest is easy because we are here to help in any way
Easy MigrationAll our plans include tailored set up for your salon. We'll import your clients, staff, services and products for you. Our migration specialists have years of experience in safely migrating client record information from most other salon software.
Free training for lifeWe'll set you and your team up with comprehensive onboarding training; and you can book additional online training sessions with us for as long as you like. New staff starting in the future? No problem, we'll get them trained up too at no extra cost.
Support second to noneOur friendly support team is on call, email or chat, and they're renowned for going above and beyond to answer your questions, big or small, as quickly as they possibly can. 'Seirbhís go hiontach' (excellence in service) is a driving mantra here at Phorest.
“We have successfully migrated many salons from Boulevard to Phorest. The team and I will help to make the process as simple as possible for you, and if there’s anything we can’t migrate for you, our onboarding team will guide you through our simple input process, so you can make the transition with zero downtime at your salon.”
Shane Kelly, Data Migration Specialist
at Phorest Salon Software