Phorest vs Shedul
Looking for a better alternative to Shedul?
Take your salon growth seriously. Choose Phorest for a complete booking, marketing and management system for your salon. Free training for you and all of your staff and helpful support available, right when you need them.
Here’s exactly what Phorest can offer you that Shedul can’t.
Protect your salon
Own your brand
Top reasons why Phorest is a better choice than Shedul for your salon
As a free software, Shedul’s features are limited. Don’t let that limit your salon growth. Read in more detail exactly what Phorest can offer you that Shedul can’t.
REASON #1 Protect your salon
We’re not a marketplace or directory
Free software always comes at a price - and that price is your salon data and clients. Phorest doesn’t run a salon marketplace or directory, like Shedul does. They make money from bookings taken through the directory - even more so from new client bookings. That means marketplaces pit you against other salons in your area, appealing to customers shopping around for the lowest price. With Phorest that won’t happen to you. All of our marketing tools are designed to help you get your clients back in, spending more and generating referrals.
Own all your own data
Your client information and service history is the lifeblood of your salon - you should own that data and protect it at all costs. And when you use Phorest, that is the case - we’ll never contact your clients directly to promote Phorest features. Shedul, on the other hand, promotes their marketplace to your clients via SMS, enticing them to shop around and book with your competitors.
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 #2 Own your brand
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. And because our marketing, management and reporting tools are integrated, you can see the impact of your marketing spend all the way to the register
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.
Keep your clients coming back and spending more with our Treatcard Loyalty program, designed specifically for salons. Our Treatcard salons enjoy a 30% rise in clients average spend and a 21% boost in revenue.
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.
REASON #3 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!
Digital consultation forms
Gather client information with professional and paperless consultation forms on your salon tablet, and store them digitally and securely in your client records.
Before & after image portfolio
Store your before and after pictures, safe in the cloud, attached to the relevant client card, and easily search and share pictures straight to social media from the app.
REASON #4 Renowned Support Team
Support is at our core
Our clients can’t say enough good things about our excellent support team. 'Seirbhís go hiontach' (excellence in service) is a driving mantra here at Phorest. Just check out what they’re saying about us below.
Free training for life
You and your team will get comprehensive 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.
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 Shedul 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 hundreds of salons from Shedul to Phorest. The team and I will help to make the process as simple as possible for you – bringing across your client list, service history and contact details, appointments, services, products, staff etc. 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.”
Allen Madsen, Data Migration Specialist
at Phorest Salon Software