Many small pilates businesses are using BookingHawk.com for their classes, and getting great results right now! At just €11.14 per month,
we provide fantastic value.
When it comes to software for pilates classes, there is no shortage of choice. It can be hard to find one that has everything that is important to you. Here is why our clients are using our online booking system for pilates classes. Perhaps some (or all!) of the below reasons are important to you.
When we say very user-friendly, we mean it. If you are an experienced computer user or a newbie, our system is easy to use. It is easy for you to get around our screens and easy for your customers to make their bookings. Our pages are clean. Our pages react quickly and are fast to load. The buttons clearly show what will happen when you click them. When the buttons are clicked, the messages from the system are short and clear. Moving from one screen to the next is simple. Whether you are on a mobile, laptop or tablet the system works great. Screens are ordered to make managing your pilates classes a breeze. We know our clients and what is important to them for managing their pilates classes. Through their comments and feedback, we have made the software look and act to match their needs. Don’t worry, if you do need help. That is a big part of why pilates instructors use our software…
Free Support – Forever!
When you have questions, you can pick up the phone, live chat or email us. When you register on our service, one of our support heroes will be in touch. From that point on, they are your champion. We do everything we can to make you and your business succeed. When you succeed, we succeed! Typically, we hear from new customers in the first two weeks. You will never be talking to bots, just real people. After that, we only hear from them when they tell us that they have recommended our booking system to others! That said, they know we are always here for them.
Brimming with Features
We will save you loads of time and help you to make more money. Your customers can book and pay for your pilates classes. They can also change their booking without having to pick up the phone. Finally, freedom from your phone! That is going to be useful, especially when you are in the middle of a class. You can easily create new classes from scratch. Or, you can quickly copy your old class to create your new one. Then, just change the dates! You can offer a course of classes or once off, pay-as-you-go classes. If you need to get in touch with your students at short notice, no problem. You can quickly write one email which our system will straight away send to everyone. Our current pilates teachers love this feature. It lets them inform their students if the teacher is running late or the class needs to be rescheduled. Sick kids, bad weather and a million other things can wreak havoc with your plans, never fear, BookingHawk.com is here!
There are a ton of reasons to remove cash payments from your business. You get to decide how much the client needs to pay when making their booking. You can choose between a deposit amount or the full fee for the class. We use the payment company Stripe to manage payments. They are the world leader when it comes to online payments. You can read more about them over on their website. You can even see that they have listed us as a trusted partner. You also have the choice of whether to connect your own Stripe account or let us take care of it all for you. Either way, money is heading to your bank account. And you will notice that once your clients have paid up front for your class, they will be a whole lot more inclined to show up!
Data Protection & GDPR
We are serious when it comes to data protection and privacy. Our system has been built to help you do what you need to do to meet the demands of GDPR. That is why our systems are hosted in Europe. In actual fact, they are hosted in Ireland. Your clients can rest assured that you can easily give them a copy of their data. You can also change their data. Lastly, we make it easy for you to email them a copy of their data. When a client is making a booking, they must explicitly agree to your data usage policy. We make it easy for them to do so. We even provide you with a template to help you get started. A word of caution, if you want a GDPR compliant pilates booking system, you must be careful. Many systems will claim to make you GDPR compliant. But, systems can only provide you with the tools to meet the demands. It is up to you to use those tools in the right way. If you have any questions on this, we are always more than happy to help.
Nobody likes to be annoyed. That is especially true when it comes to booking systems. We have seen systems that are slow and hard to set up. Too many questions, too many options. This causes annoyance and frustration. That is why we take that pain away. When you sign up, one of our support heroes will make contact with you. From this point, they will configure the system to meet your specific needs. You are then left with a system that is tailored to you and how you run your pilates classes. We even offer to create a training video, especially for you. Your pilates booking system will be up and running, ready to accept bookings within 24 hours. This truly is the no-nonsense setup you have been looking for.
PS – If you are the technical type, and would like to set it up yourself, be our guest!
Hassle Free Upgrades
Our system is “cloud-based”. Cloud-based means that you can use it from anywhere you have internet. We update our system once a month, sometimes more. You do not have to do anything to get updated. Everything is updated automatically. That means you don’t have to download updates or wait for them to install. When we do so, we do so at a time when our system is quiet, most of our users will be asleep! When they wake up, they usually do to great new features.
Totally Free To Try!
Our pilates system is free to try. We will not ask you for your card details when you register. We will give you 30 days to try us out. If you need a longer trial, just tell us. After your trial, we will send you an invoice for the next month. If you liked what you saw during your trial, we make it easy for you to pay by credit card. If you do not want to use us anymore, ignore the invoice and the account will be suspended. If you want your account deleted, send us an email!
Simple Intake Forms For Your Pilates Students
You need to know a little bit about your client’s health before taking them in a class. Your client’s likely need to fill out a form filled with questions about their health before they visit you. Getting this information can be time-consuming. This system gives you two choices for making this process better. Your first choice is to create an intake form for your client to answer as they make their booking. This will make sure all of their data is in one central location. The second choice is to get the client to download your questionnaire. It is easy to put a link to the form in the email that gets sent to your client when they make their booking. They can then print it, fill it in and bring it with them to your class.
No Cost Passed On To Your Customer
The idea of this system is to make things quick and easy for its users. This means you but also goes for your clients too. When they book with you, they just pay the price of your class. We do not add a booking fee on top of your price. We don’t think it is right to ask smaller businesses for a cut every time their hard work pays off. We bill you every month. This flat monthly fee is all you will pay to us. As mentioned earlier, we use the company named Stripe to handle our payments. They do charge a small fee per booking. You can see the details of the fees on their website. As an example, if you take a €10 payment, Stripe takes 48c.
Simple Step By Step Video Guides
The day of the user manual is gone. The help menu is dead. We live in the day of video. That is why we make short videos that explain how to change or do things in the system. As an example, we will stop with this text and show you an example:
Now doesn’t that seem easy? When you ask us how a question about our system, we answer by making a video. This allows you to re-watch and pause whenever you like. Already, we have over 100 videos. Most of them are under sixty seconds long. No boring introduction music, no flashy effects. Just the facts!
Give Us A Try, Because if you don’t…
Try us out today, because if you don’t, you could end up on one of those frustrating systems. Life is too short for that. Use the free trial to get a feel for how things work and make sure this will solve what you are looking to accomplish.
Hi, my name is Niall Smith and I am the Founder and CEO of BookingHawk.com. I am an experienced software engineer and have worked with companies like AOL, Guidewire, Deloitte and SAP. I am a graduate of The New Frontiers entrepreneur development programme. I live in Galway, Ireland with my wife. I love to meet other founders and am happy to offer advice and help whenever I can.