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SpaFinder in the Media = More Business for You!

Photo via Flickr user NS NewsflashMother’s Day has come and gone and SpaFinder Gift Certificates were front and center as TV, print, and online outlets covered everything from last-minute Mother’s Day gifts to unique gift ideas for mom. With so much media attention, we just had to share since your spa and wellness centers are where moms everywhere will be cashing in on some much-deserved relaxation and rejuvenation time.

In fact, according to an online survey of 2,215 adults last month conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of EBates, a substantial 48 percent of moms said they specifically wanted “a peaceful spa day, devoted to their own relaxation and pampering.”

Other interesting stats from the survey reported about 72 percent of men thought moms wanted flowers, but only 38 percent of moms actually wanted bouquets. Another 36 percent longed for jewelry. We think it’d be a win-win next year if gifts include both a SpaFinder Gift Certificate and some flowers or jewelry…a possible marketing tactic that spas could possibly benefit from.

Check out the following news pieces SpaFinder appeared in for Mother’s Day 2012. We’re sure all of this great press will translate into a boost in business for many of you.


Style Goes Strong: Easy and Affordable Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts: Mother’s Day Gifts: Floral Gardening Tools

Happy Customer: Pamper Mom This Mother’s Day with Expert Gift Picks From SpaFinder.com

The Today Show (online story): Mother’s Day Guide: From Sweets to Bling, Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

The Today Show (video segment): 14 Fun, Cool Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

AskMen: Mother’s Day Gifts for Your Partner

Valet.: Personal Shopper: Shop Talk: The Mother’s Day Gift Spectrum

Fox Business: Shop Smart for Six Popular Mother’s Day Gifts

Radar Online: The RadarOnline Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Examiner: Unique Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

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In an Instant

instantConsumers have spoken. Convenience rules.  Almost overnight, SpaFinder Instant Gift Certificates have become a huge hit.  What it means for you, our partner, is that the process of redeeming your SpaFinder gift certificates has changed…but only a little.

The key difference is in the way the instant gift certificates are submitted for redemption.  They must be redeemed before the service is provided.  This is done to ensure the validity of the printed SpaFinder Gift Certificate. 

If you are unsure of how to go about making this inquiry before you have provided your client with the fantastic service they are about to receive, we suggest simply asking, “What type of payment will you be using for your service?” upon check-in.

When a customer brings in an Instant Gift Certificate, you can redeem the certificate either by calling our 24-hour automated calling center at 877.803.0684, or by logging into your SpaFinder account.

We also recommend printing your customized Instant Gift Certificate redemption instructions (found once you log in) containing your registered phone number, which is necessary to redeem the Instant Gift Certificates over the phone. Please keep the instruction sheet at your front desk at all times, to ensure an easy and smooth redemption process.

It’s really quite a simple change, but truly critical, because SpaFinder cannot issue payment for invalid Instant Gift Certificates if you do not follow the new redemption policy.

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SpaFinder Introduces NEW Online Instant Gift Certificates

SpaFinder is excited to announce the launch of our new online instant gift certificates. Beginning November 23, consumers will be able to order SpaFinder gift certificates and have them sent electronically—without the need for conventional shipping—ultimately sending more consumers through your door. 

 

Just in time for the holiday season, SpaFinder online instant gift certificates will make giving the gift of spa faster and easier than ever before, perfect for those last-minute shoppers and consumers who are looking for convenient shopping experience in the comfort of their own home.

 

Since recipients of the instant gift certificate will have the ability to print them out, we need to introduce a special processing policy, which requires that you REDEEM the instant gift certificate BEFORE providing a service. 

 

This will ensure that your spa accepts only valid instant gift certificates and that you avoid any redemption difficulties. SpaFinder cannot issue payment for invalid instant gift certificates, should you not follow the new redemption policy.

 

We are making the instant gift certificate redemption easy! When a customer brings in an instant gift certificate, you can redeem the certificate either by calling our 24-hour automated calling center at 877.803.0684 or by logging in to your SpaFinder account

 

In case you need assistance, the program will offer a live 24/7 customer service option.

 

SpaFinder is excited about this new opportunity to drive more business to your spa. We hope that the launch of the instant gift certificates contributes to your successful holiday season!

 

 

 

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5 Ways Spas Can Grow Their Business Today with SpaBooker.com

SpaBooker

SpaBooker by SpaFinder is a complete spa management solution that streamlines all spa business practices, leaving spa operators more time to focus on their customers. SpaBooker continues to give partners ways to grow and improve their business with the introduction of its 5 newest features: Instant Gift Certificates, Customizable Booking Engine, Allure.com Partnership, Inventory Management & New Marketing Tools. Unlike traditional desktop software, SpaBooker is completely Internet based and improves productivity across every aspect of a spa’s business. Since its launch, SpaBooker has taken off and is proving its value at many top spas around the world.

 

SpaBooker is the only software solution designed to enhance a spa’s business and bring more customers. Since SpaBooker is a part of SpaFinder, the largest spa marketing company in the world, it is equipped to help consumers find, research, and book any of SpaFinder’s spa partners. Now spas are able to sell their own instant gift certificates on SpaFinder.com as well as their own website, which allows consumers to purchase, personalize, and print instant gift certificates.      

 

Another new feature is SpaBooker’s newest distribution partnership with Allure, the only magazine devoted entirely to beauty. This partnership enables consumers to search and easily book spas through Allure.com’s virtual store. This means a quick and easy way for new customers to find and book their appointments! All software programs have the basic tools, but only SpaBooker can guarantee more customers.

 

SpaBooker also helps spas grow their business by giving them the ability to customize their booking engine with their own look and feel including logos, colors, and images of their choice.   These enhanced marketing tools, along with the ability to manage their spa’s inventory and create specials to sell open appointments, provide unparalleled opportunities to increase customers and revenue. 

 

Once a spa partners with SpaBooker, it will have access to a wide range of services. Unlike many competitors, SpaBooker takes on the responsibility of setting up the system on behalf of the spa and providing one-on-one training and account management. SpaBooker also provides clients with a multitude of supportive training videos, biweekly webinars, and friendly customer service!

 

SpaBooker gives spas the tools to bring in new customers, increase online and gift certificate sales, and improve efficiencies and performance. Find out how to grow your business today at www.spa-booker.com.

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