MassageBook Adds Easy-to-Use Credit Card Payments to Online Booking, MASSAGE Magazine

Charleston, S.C. MassageBook has added credit card payments to its online booking function, making its comprehensive business solution for massage businesses and individual massage therapists even more appealing.

Massage therapists can accept cash, checks and now credit cards when checking clients out after their sessions. Users just log in to their MassageBook account, go to their business page and click on “card processing” and then complete an easy, three-step process to get started.

What does this cost business owners and therapists? Once again, MassageBook is keeping it beautifully simple with a flat rate of 2.75 percent. No setup fees, no monthly fees, no minimums, no exceptions.

Massage professionals can offer clients the convenience of paying with a credit card without feeling like they’re working for the credit card company by paying huge fees.

As if that weren’t enough, MassageBook also does all the accounting for business owners and individual therapists.

“It can be a nightmare keeping up with who paid for what, how did they pay, how many sessions left on a prepurchased packaged, etc.,” admits MassageBook CEO Mark Volkmann. “With MassageBook, accounting is no longer a four-letter word. You just may like opening that section on your profile.”

With a MassageBook profile, licensed massage therapists can do the following directly from their account:

  • Offer online booking (therapists pay a minimal fee for just the first time a client books through MassageBook).
  • Schedule and manage client appointments, including reminder notifications.
  • Use an online and integrated SOAP notes application.
  • Optimize their online website with simple diagnostic tools.
  • Monitor their business reputation on review sites such as Yelp, Google Places, Yahoo, City Search, etc.
  • Take advantage of built-in SEO efforts

“There is no other software that provides the comprehensive and seamless solution we do to attract, book, retain and track massage clients easily,” says Volkmann.

Massage professionals can join MassageBook for free and choose to use the many free components if they like.

“If you don’t want to use our booking solution, you don’t have to,” says Volkmann. “All the rest of what we offer–scheduling, client management, social media integration, SOAP notes, online business review monitoring, etc.–will cost you exactly nothing. And we won’t be bombarding you with advertising either.”

The pricing plan currently charges business owners a lifetime benefit of $8 for any new client who books online through MassageBook for the first time, but this will increase to $20 for anyone who signs on after Oct. 25.

MassageBook launched the Web solution in February. Business owners can go to www.massagebook.com to claim a business listing already on the site and then create their profile by adding photos, contact info and service details. Individual therapists can create a personal website, including an individual profile with background information on skills, licenses and qualifications.

“We give therapists all the online and client management tools they need to showcase their skills and ultimately grow their list of active and happy repeat clients,” he says. “Then we help manage those clients with a suite of business management and scheduling tools.

MassageBook is a simple yet powerful success engine for the massage profession. The Web-based software solution makes it easy for therapists and businesses to create amazingly effective websites, share them on social networks, connect them to local search engines, and do much more to attract clients in and keep them coming back.

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