The UK’s first app-integrated salon management software for dog groomers has launched through the introduction of Tuft, which aims to help groomers manage their business and reach new clients.
The new software, which has been developed for desktop use, has a series of features that reportedly cut down admin time, as well as a digital dashboard with client, pet and grooming history consolidated.
It is also a client-side app that allows dog owners to find, book and review local groomers in their area.
Tuft said that it “takes care of bookings 24/7, so groomers no longer need to worry about losing leads because they’re busy or with another client”. Payments are also managed through the app.
The app also features a booking calendar that allows groomers to keep track of their availability. In addition, its automated push notifications can inform clients about upcoming appointments and when their pet is ready for collection.
In addition, an in-app messaging system connects to the salon dashboard, allowing dog groomers to “keep a ‘paper trail’ of all conversations should they need to update the owners, answer questions, or resolve any disputes”.
It also includes a quality-rating system that allows clients to leave reviews, whilst, like Uber, groomers can also rate their clients.
Chloe Smith, founder of Tuft, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to launch Tuft. Not only does it connect groomers to hundreds of new, local clients, but the integrated software allows professionals to take control of their salon and streamline their business more than they ever have before.
“With Tuft doing the hard work for you, groomers can concentrate on what they do best: making pooches look pretty.”