PAWfect software: top picks for grooming salons

One in two adults in the UK own a pet – and one in four of those are dogs. Dogs have an estimated population of 9.9 million in the UK; and that is a lot of flurry heads to wash a year!

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If you own a pet grooming salon you are probably used to handle all breeds and personalities. However, not all of the job is washing and brushing amazing dogs all day. Like in any other business, it’s vital to keep track of bookings, supplies, and other administrative tasks. Pet grooming software can streamline some of those tasks so you can focus on keeping your canine customers happy.

To make sure that you choose the best-suited dog grooming software for your business in the UK, we have selected the four most popular pet grooming software solutions in Capterra’s directory chosen by:

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Rated 4+ stars by users on Capterra.co.uk

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High search volume in the UK

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Offer product and customer support in the UK

BookSteam

Rate: 4.5 / 5

Ease of use: 4.5 / 5

Customer service: 5 / 5

Pricing: Starting at £17/month

Free trial: Yes

BookSteam

BookSteam offers four plans for users depending on the number of staff members that will use the software: Solo, Small, Medium and Large. Prices start at around £17/month for the Solo plan, increasing to £57/month for the Large subscription. For salons with more than 5 staff members the Medium option may be better suited.

BookSteam keeps all data within one dashboard, making it easy to access information quickly. The main dashboard includes features such as calendar management and analytics, where business owners can keep track of their calendar and generate sales reports. The program offers pet shop owners the ability to keep records and information on clients. Through the system, customers can also book appointments online and opt-in to receive SMS reminders.

Another feature to highlight is the integration with MailChimp. It enables subscribers to design email campaigns, send email newsletters, manage subscribers and track results.

BookStream offers a 14-day trial to try out the features. It allows customers to leave reviews and subscribers can also manage their social media profiles. 

dog grooming software ukOur take: If you are looking for a software that can add features to allow you to scale your business, this software is a good option for you, as it offers four plans that can adapt to your business’ needs depending on the growing stage.

MoeGo

Rate: 4.5 / 5

Ease of use: 4.5 / 5

Customer service: 5 / 5

Pricing: Free version

Free trial: Yes

MoeGo

MoeGo is a specialised software for pet grooming businesses. It offers separate plans for grooming salon and mobile grooming. 

Both options have a free model that includes one staff & one van (for mobile) as well as standard features such as unlimited pets and clients and up to 50 appointments per month. MoeGo offers online bookings through the website, apps and social media as it is cloud-based, allowing all the data to be updated and synced in one place.

For mobile groomers, it also offers the option to see the appointment address and calculates the best route fast to help save time. It also offers appointment reminder and the opportunity to communicate with customers via SMS to update them.

dog grooming software ukOur take: If you are looking for a solution for both salon and mobile grooming, this may be a good option for you. The software has dedicated features to help mobile groomers with appointments and customer communication as well as salon owners.

MyTime 

Rate: 4.5 / 5

Ease of use: 4.5 / 5

Customer service: 5 / 5

Pricing: Starting at £61/month (billed annually)

Free trial: Yes

MyTime

MyTime offers three plans for users depending on the needs of the business starting at £61 / month if paid annually: Scheduling, Growth and Premium.

The Scheduling plan offers features to allow users to manage bookings such as an online dog grooming booking system, SMS appointment confirmation, reporting and analytics, customer records and point-of-sale features. The Growth plan also incorporates more advanced features such as targeted email campaigns and promo codes.Finally, the Premium plan focuses on driving business success to its pet grooming clients. As well as offering all the features included with the Scheduling and Growth plans, the Premium plan also includes a dedicated reputation manager feature to track customer reviews.

Reviewers on Capterra note the ease of use of the tool that integrates all the relevant information in one place. Customers have an overview of the main features in one dashboard, where they can access the schedule, POS, client history and orders. They can also access a report where they can have an overview of client transactions and company revenue. 

dog grooming software ukOur take: MyTime offers an all-round software that would work well with the more established businesses looking to focus on customer marketing and reputation management.

Pawfinity

Rate: 4.5  / 5

Ease of use: 4.5 / 5

Customer service: 4.5 / 5

Pricing: Starting at £38/month 

Free trial: Yes

Pawfinity

Pawfinity offers software targeting pet groomers, kennels, and daycare service business to help them improve efficiency and enhance the overall client experience. 

Pawfinity offers three plans starting at £38/month: Stay & Play, aimed at kennels or pet sitting businesses; Groom & Train, aimed at pet grooming salons and the Royal package, aimed at all pet businesses.

The first two plans offer features tailored to the business profile. The Groom & Train plan includes specific features for pet salons such as grooming appointments as well as SMS notifications to avoid no-shows. As well as these, the plan also offers integration with Quickbooks (only available in the US and Canada at present), inventory, payroll, POS and client profiles.

Reviewers note the ease of use and the convenience of text messages to ensure that clients are reminded of their appointments and the mobile app, that allows them to book appointments faster and optimising their time to grow the business.

dog grooming software ukOur take: If you are looking for specialised software for your pet grooming business this is a good option as it offers tailored features that you can leverage to grow your business.

 

Finding the right software for your business can be almost as challenging as finding the right pet – you want to make sure that it’s going to be a long-term companion that you get on with! For more information, visit our pet grooming software list here to see all the available options for you.