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Salonlite – Adding a ‘Book Now’ link

Posted by Ian Mellett on Friday July 05th, 2013

Online bookings are a great way to expand the availability of your business without adding extra cost.  Users are able to manage their own bookings straight from their browser, rather than having to remember to call you when they have time.

If you’re a Salonlite user, we’ve written some useful instructions to help you get up and running with online booking in a few simple steps

appPad – the Latest Innovation from Premier Software

Posted by Ian Mellett on Monday April 01st, 2013

Here at Premier Software, we keep a close eye on developing technology to see what’s being used by our clients, and how we can further develop our range of products to keep the modern salon or spa happy.

Over the last few years, we’ve recognised the development of apps such as Instagram, which takes your high-res, beautifully coloured pictures, and allows you to apply a retro theme to make your image look like it was produced in the mid 70’s.

So, taking design cues from all of these, we are happy to announce the arrival of our latest, most cutting edge product to date: The appPad™ .

Taking its design cues from years of traditional printing press designs, the appPad™ is a complete, printed diary – in trendy Moleskine – allowing you to completely customise your schedule by drawing in your own lines and dates.


Some of the incredible features of the appPad™

Write Direct With a Stylus

Tablet computers are great, but they’re sometimes infuriating to write with.  We’ve introduced a Stylus, which we call the appBiro, which allows you to write directly onto the surface of your appBook.

Easy Undo

Made a mistake?  Don’t worry about deleting. Instead, simply use your appBiro to scribble over the name of the client you accidentally booked in.

Multi-Coloured Appointment Scheduling

Appointments can be easily highlighted dependant on arrival, departure, type of appointment, or just because Mrs Smith really needs to be a fluorescent shade of green!  Simply move your special highlighter stylus  over the appointment repeatedly.

Easily Customisable

Want to add your own company logo? Easy, just print out your Company logo, cut it out and stick it to the front of your appPad™


Alternatively, if you’d like to purchase a product that manages your diary for you, and leaves no residual marks on your reception desk, please contact our Sales team to request details of our current software packages.


Pro Beauty London 2013

Posted by Ian Mellett on Friday March 01st, 2013

Around 35,000 beauty professionals descended upon Londons Excel Exhibition last weekend (24-25th of February) as this years Professional Beauty event took off, and once again the Premier Software stand proved as popular as ever.

Professional Beauty 2013

Premier Software clients got treated to a free expert training session from our dedicated training team, while potential clients were shown how our software can help them bring their business up to date. Visitors were impressed by the new features, from online booking for clients to a free, cloud based scheduling system for smaller businesses in the form of Salonlite.

Premier Software stand busy as ever

We even got people to join in with our ‘fish face’ competition, where visitors to our stand reproduced our now-infamous advert in a bid to win either free training or a free software package (winners still to be announced!).







Temporary Web Booking Outage

Posted by Ian Mellett on Wednesday October 17th, 2012

Unfortunately yesterday we encountered a brief outage of certain functionality of our web-booking system.

This would have only affected a very small number of clients, and only with a specific area of the system (where existing clients register for web booking), but we would like to offer our apologies to any sites who may have experienced this issue.

All systems are back up and working fully now, but please feel free to get in touch should you experience any further issues.


Salonlite – How Can I Setup Text Messages?

Posted by Ian Mellett on Wednesday September 05th, 2012

Text messages are a great way to automatically remind clients of their pending treatment, adding a little extra customer service while ensuring that you don’t miss out on a valuable appointment.

If you’re using Premier software, setting up automatic SMS reminders is simple; in this post, we’ll be showing you how to set up Salonlite.