Phorest vs Treatwell
Looking for an alternative to Treatwell Software?
Make the switch from Treatwell to Phorest. With Phorest, you can protect your brand – no discount culture and no crowded marketplaces. We help you manage, market and grow your business and keep your clients loyal to your salon business.
Compare the details: what Phorest can offer you that Treatwell can’t.
Protect your salon
Supercharge your marketing
Boost direct bookings
Top reasons to choose Phorest over Treatwell for your salon
Compare the details: what Phorest can offer you that Treatwell can’t.
REASON #1 Champion your salon brand
We’re not a marketplace or directory
Phorest doesn’t run a salon marketplace or directory. We don't make money from bookings taken through the marketplace - even more so from new client bookings. That means we will never show your clients other salons in your area or encourage customers to shop around for the lowest price. All of our marketing tools are designed to help you get your clients back in, spending more and generating referrals.
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 Supercharge your marketing
Put your own stamp on your marketing campaigns
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 instantly, 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 gift vouchers online
Sell gift vouchers online at any time of the day or night and make money while your salon is closed! Phorest Online Gift Vouchers can be switched on with just one click and can only be used in your salon. Customers can buy for themselves or a friend and can choose their own amount and our smartly integrated marketing suite makes it easier than ever to plan email and SMS campaigns to drive sales. Easy one-click set-up!
Sell retail products online
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 #3 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.
Free SMS to clients overdue to rebook
Machine learning in Phorest recognises when your clients are overdue to rebook their usual services, and you can send an SMS to them, free of charge, to remind them to make that booking asap.
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.
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 #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!
Manage multiple branches from the same software. Link your staff, stock, rooms, services and equipment to their relevant location(s), and easily roster staff across branches. View your reports by location or compare all your branches in one view.
REASON #5 Renowned Support Team
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.
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.
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 Treatwell 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
All our plans include tailored system 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 Life
We’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.
Top Class Support Team
Our friendly support team is on call or chat, and they’re renowned for going above and beyond to answer your questions, big or small, as quickly as they can. ‘Seirbhís go hiontach’ (excellence in service) is a driving mantra here at Phorest.
“We have successfully migrated hundreds of salons from Treatwell to Phorest. The team and I will help to make the process as simple as possible for you – bringing across your client information and history, appointments, staff and services. 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