Phorest vs Zenoti
Looking for a better alternative to Zenoti?
Make the switch from Zenoti to Phorest to arm your salon with the software to make every aspect of salon life easier, and a renowned support and advisory team to help you grow.
Here’s exactly what Phorest can offer you that Zenoti can’t.
Supercharge your marketing
Boost direct bookings
Protect your salon
Top reasons why Phorest is a better choice than Zenoti for your salon
Read in more detail exactly what Phorest can offer you that Zenoti can’t.
REASON #1 Supercharge your marketing
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.
Only pay for the SMS you send
Zenoti sells SMS in set level bundles that expire monthly, so you often have to pay for more than you use. Phorest offers some of the lowest SMS rates in the market, and you only pay for what you use.
Industry-leading marketing suite
Put your own stamp on your marketing emails. Our editor is stocked with thousands of high-quality stock images, an image editing tool, and a full spelling and grammar checker to ensure your campaigns look amazing all year round.
REASON #2 Boost direct bookings
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.
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!
Designed ONLY for the salon industry
Phorest is designed specifically for the salon industry, unlike Zenoti, which offers its solution to fitness centres and studios, too. Because of our focus on the industry, we work tirelessly to develop industry-specific features that help you and your business thrive. We were born on the salon floor, and intend to stay there in the heart of things.
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.
Set data-retention limits across the system
Ensuring you store your clients’ data safely and consensually is a must. Phorest uses smart technology to identify dormant clients on your system and removes their data automatically where required. This ensures you’re not spending valuable time or money marketing to clients who won’t engage and stops you from hoarding unnecessary data.
REASON #4 Top-class 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.
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 Zenoti 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 many salons from Zenoti 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, services and more. 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