SalonBuilder Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SalonBuilder

Online booking, marketing, & websites for salons and spas

4.73/5 (45 reviews)

SalonBuilder overview

What is SalonBuilder?

SalonBuilder is a cloud-based online booking and appointment management tool for salons, spas, barbershops, and other beauty industry professionals which offers tools for building a custom website, and managing email marketing, booking, gift certificates, reminders, and more. The platform also allows businesses to manage their employees and clients, with searchable databases and full activity logs for tracking past appointments, pending payments, and more.

With SalonBuilder businesses within the beauty industry can design their own custom website using the pre-built templates. The WYSIWYG editor allows users to manage the design of the website, from which customers can make orders, book appointments, communicate with the business, and more. Clients can book appointments online and all bookings are reflected in the calendar tool. Automatic call and SMS reminders can be sent to customers ahead of their appointment, and clients are able to submit styling preferences, photos, color formulas, and more to inform their stylist of any special requirements before the appointment. Other features of SalonBuilder include gift certificate creation, a complete email marketing system, search optimization tools, a product sales system, employee clock-in and clock-out, and more.
www.salonbuilder.com

Pricing

Starting from
$24.95/month
Pricing options
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Devices

Business size

S
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Markets

United States, Canada

Supported languages

English
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SalonBuilder reviews

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Features
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Linda Camarda

Excellent Web Hosting, Marketing and Management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

I have been a Salonbuilder member for approximately 19 years and overall, my experience with their team and their services has been excellent. They continue to grow their systems and do so at affordable rates.

Pros
Salonbuilder allows users to create their own online presence in a very creative way, with a wide variety of customizable tools. It also allows for self-management of their website and other aspects of branding and marketing. I also find that working with the technology team at Salonbuilder is one of the best aspects of this company. They go to great lengths to accommodate their clients and provide customized attention.

Cons
There are aspects of the software that can be limiting, due to some of the constraints of working within certain templates. That said, however, the developers are continually updating and upgrading their software to increase its flexibility for the end user, and due to custom options, they have created many features that bypass the standard templates and which work for those who want to create a unique presence. The only other con is that some of the templates, photos, e-marketing features, etc., are somewhat still more salon-oriented, as opposed to the wider gamut of sub-categories within the salon/spa/wellness/health/fitness industries that Salonbuilder serves.

Response from E-laborative Technologies


Linda, you are one of our most valued and active members in SalonBuilder and it has been a pleasure getting your feedback and growing the system to accommodate your requests over the years.

As a custom design member you do have additional functionality not available with all the standard templates, however, with the new Responsive Designs just launched we have integrated a lot of new customization options. Using one of these designs you are able to change the name of your pages, customize accent colors and add video backgrounds to site pages. Plus they look and work great on mobile devices.

As always, you can upload your own photos (in your case spa focused imagery) which can be taken yourself or downloaded for a few dollars from a stock photo site. We do our best to provide imagery for everyone in the Beauty Industry and we will continue adding new spa photos in the coming months.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Damaris Summo

Salonbuilder Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

Great! I've been in business for a little over six years. I must say all my issues over the years Salonbuilder has been the only part of my business I never have to worry about. If I ever need help it gets taken care of immediately

Pros
I like that we have control of our website 24/7 and I can make changes at anytime. I was use to the old version and I struggle sometimes with the new version but I always figure it out

Cons
Everything about it is good. I'm not great at the computer so when they change something it takes me time to figure it out but thats ok

Response from E-laborative Technologies


Damaris, thank you for your review. It's wonderful to hear that SalonBuilder has been so reliable and effective for you. Hope you utilize the video tutorials if you ever get stuck with a tool that is different then it used to be.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Pilar Campisi

Recommend highly ! & Accessible for help when you need it.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-16
Review Source: Capterra

This team goes over and above the call of duty to make sure you get it ! If you have a question they get right back to you not like all the other systems. I'm extremely happy and recommend.

Pros
I can't say enough about what your getting and for the price your getting it for!!! Everyday I find another facet of this system and I'm wowed ! nothing else compares. I have been with salon for over 10 years and I had been lead astray by another once never again it only took me a couple of months to realize it was a big mistake leaving. They welcomed me back with open arms . This team goes over and above the call of duty to make sure you get it ! If you have a question they get right back to you not like all the other systems. I'm extremely happy and recommend.

Cons
I don't have anything to say but it waont submit without something ion this box

Response from E-laborative Technologies


Thank you Pilar. We never blame our members for trying out the competition and very often get return members who come back once they realize all the great features and options that are included in a very affordable membership. We do everything we can to make sure your website is a vehicle for making you money instead of something that costs you money. Utilizing all the included features in SalonBuilder makes that easy to do.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Christine Castle

Dana Lauren Salon Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-14
Review Source: Capterra

i like how easy it is to set up/modify my site

Pros
I like how easy it is to design your salonbuilder website with the dashboard

Cons
i think the design of the website could be more modern.

Response from E-laborative Technologies


Hi Dana, Thank you for your feedback. Having easy to use management tools is one of our top priorities so its great to hear that you have had a good experience designing your site.

In the past few months we launched 18 new, modern, Responsive Designs and converted 12 of our most popular designs to Responsive sites. A Responsive Design moves and adjusts content to fit perfectly on mobile, tablets and larger devices. You are still using a legacy design which we recommend you update so you can benefit from the new features and imagery available with the new templates. We will follow up with you today to discuss which design would best fit your business style.

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Likelihood to recommend: 3/10

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Phil Eggeman

SalonBuilder Satisfied Customer

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-17
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using SalonBuilder for close to 10 years now and I get solicitations all the time from other company’s and I have checked out a few and they do not compare to SalonBuilder and most I would be required to pay a web builder to make simple changes. SalonBuilder is for me!

Pros
Support is the best. Rep has helped very time I had a question or needed a little help. I love the fact that I can add or delete features and choose what I want on my website myself.

Cons
The only thing I can say is the email blast are a little harder to navigate the mailchimp but it probably is because I haven’t used Salon Builder email that much. I’m pretty sure once I become more familiar with it that it will be a breeze.

Response from E-laborative Technologies


Phil,
We are so glad you are so happy with SalonBuilder and the self editing tools that allow you to manage your website, online marketing and promotions.

The Email Marketing system has a lot to offer with customizable email templates, integration with special offers, staff, and services from your website, and drip campaigns as well as regular scheduled emails. If you need assistance with the system we have video tutorials available or call customer service and we can walk you through any spots you find difficult.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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SalonBuilder pricing

Starting from
$24.95/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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$24.95/month for Individual Providers
$34.95/month for 2+ Staff Members

SalonBuilder features

Customer Database
Customer History
Employee Management
Gift Card System
Loyalty Program
Multi-Location
Promotions Management
Reminders

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Additional information for SalonBuilder

Key features of SalonBuilder

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Before & After Pictures
  • Booth Rental Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Client Database
  • Client Profiles
  • Customizable Fields
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Dynamic Content
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Gift Card Management
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Online Booking
  • Package Creation
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking Management
  • SMS Messaging
  • Two-Way Messaging
  • WYSIWYG Email Editor
  • Wait List Management
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Benefits

View, book, and manage upcoming appointments using the calendar, day planner or week view.
Manage clients with notes and appointment tracking, auto texting reminders and points/rewards.
Send beautiful marketing emails and setup automatic 'drip campaigns' to save you time and resources.
Encourage repeat visits with special offers on your website and link the specials to social media.
Sell gift certificates or products through your website (optional feature).
Easy to use tools made for beauty industry professionals, not computer people!