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With the sheer number of plugins available for WordPress it’s hard to know which one is best for your site. From booking to displaying your business’ services, there are a plethora of choices. We’ve taken the time to sort through some of the highest rated options to give you a quick review of ones we recommend – until something better comes along!

Amelia

This plugin is fairly comprehensive for accepting appointments as well as events online. It’s been built on the latest technology providing a professional feel and a very smooth experience for both the employee and customer. The installation and configuration processes take only a few minutes.

Amelia enables you to automate the entire process of online booking. If you have multiple domains, not a problem. With this plugin, you’re able to select from a single domain, three domains or unlimited domain license use. All features of the plugin are available regardless of domain.

An unlimited number of services can be arranged by category depending on what your business’ structure is. Additional features, like time buffering, are also included. The plugin is flexible enough to enable your customers to add specific services. For example, if your customer would like to book a massage but also purchase a spa product, like a specific lotion from your store, then they are able to add this product at the time of booking and pay for it either upon booking confirmation or at the spa when they pay for their massage.

Salon Booking WordPress Plugin

This plugin offers a complete solution for managing your booking system. It has a fully responsive front-end booking form for your customers to book their appointments. You’re able to see the booking status of each customer from the backend booking calendar. The calendar supports a variety of view periods and has the ability to set up service availability times for holiday periods and booking rules.

The booking form is modifiable to fit your brand through the changing of colors and text. The plugin allows for an unlimited number of users who can individually define their schedules, holiday hours and be assigned to specific services.

Email and SMS notifications to customers is also an option including new reservations, assistant selections, reminders and follow-ups. This plugin also offers a variety of payment options including online by PayPal and Stripe, or later payment options via in-store.

If you’re keen to watch reservation trends as well as tracking of customers, revenue, profit, etc. the application does have a built-in sync option that will automatically feed the information into a Google account.

Team Showcase

Team Showcase is great for salons, spas and many other businesses with teams larger than 3 people. It enables you to display sets of pictures and information in different layouts and customizable colors. The main purpose of this plugin is to display your team or staff and provide customers with details specific to that employee or person. Individuals listed can be categorized for easy viewing. The plugin can also be used to show customer testimonials.

FB-Eventify

If your salon or spa relies on traffic from Facebook, this is a good option for you. This plugin enables an unlimited amount of Facebook events to be imported into your WordPress site. Events can be imported from both pages and groups via WordPress Cron.

It has a fairly easy-to-use interface and will help a business support promotional events and easily update information and event details on both their site and Facebook page. Once created, events then display in a Calendar, Grid, Map or List view. Google Maps API supports the integration of location. Afterward, they are easily searchable in history.

This plugin is Loco Translate and WordPress Multilingual tested.

Themes

There are countless theme plugins to choose from as well! If you are looking for a cookie-cutter option, then we would recommend trying Jevelin, The Gem or Divi. These 3 plugin themes are built specifically for businesses in the wellness service category.

At VaroWP, we specialize in all things WordPress sites. Reach out today and see how we can help you! 

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