About Vagaro

Vagaro is a web-based solution for salon and fitness center owners to promote their services and connect with customers through ‘Vagaro.Com’ website and Vagaro’s mobile app. It is a B2C platform wherein salons, spa and studios can register and create a profile, advertise their brand, promote new events and book appointments/classes with customers.

With Vagaro, business owners can create a customized website with complete information about their venue, staff bios, services they offer and their working hours. Salons can display which booking slots are available for the day, week or month and allow customers to book an appointment at a time that's convenient to them. Vagaro allows users to send text and email notifications to customers, confirming the appointment, then send alerts and reminders for appointments booked.

Users can build a customer database by importing contacts from an excel or .csv file or pulling contacts directly from their mobile. Customers can post feedback on a Salon's Vagaoro page, for them to view. Salon owners can also manage internal activities such as generating sales & service reports, monitoring business progress with real time analytics, clock-in & clock-out, staff attendance, and map with payroll service.

Vagaro solution offers an integrated point of sale (POS) feature to sell gift certificates, products or packages to customers online and via mobile. Currently, Vagaro offers its services across Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and USA.

Pricing starting from:

$25.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Vagaro

• Vagaro's salon, wellness and fitness software allows users to create a personalized website fully managed and hosted by Vagaro, and customize it with their service menu, staff bios, venue pics & videos for brand promotion.

• Users can send booking confirmation and reminders to customers via email or text message.

• Users can take advantage of Vagaro's email marketing feature to send bulk promotional or announcement emails to customers in a single click.

• The solution offers a history tracking feature which let users keep a track of their customer information, previous visits and preferred services.

• Users can leverage the benefit of multiple booking options through a Vagaro web page, Facebook, mobile app or a widget that users can add to their personal website.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

$25.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Vagaro

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Features

Total features of Vagaro: 187

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Address Book
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling Software
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Before & After Pictures
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Booth Rental Management
  • Business Coaching
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Capacity Management
  • Charting
  • Class Management
  • Class Registration Software
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Database
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Profiles
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commission Management
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Consent Management
  • Contact Database
  • Costume Management
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Mobile App
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Debit/Credit Card Processing
  • Discount Management
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Dues Management
  • EMR/EHR
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email Reminders
  • Email Templates
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Enrollments/Onboarding
  • Event Management Software
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Fitness Plan
  • For Barbershops
  • For Chiropractors
  • For Dance Studios
  • For Gyms
  • For Martial Arts
  • For Medical Spas
  • For Physical Therapy
  • For Salons and Spas
  • For Yoga/Pilates Studios
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Forms Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Group Scheduling
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Historical Reporting
  • Hybrid Trainer
  • In-Person Payments
  • In-person Trainer
  • Instructor Management
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Life Coaching
  • Loyalty Program
  • Marketing Automation Software
  • Member Accounts
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Member Types
  • Membership Management Software
  • Membership Renewals
  • Mentor/Coach Matching
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Booking
  • Mobile Grooming
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple Payment Options
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • No-Show Tracking
  • Online Booking
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Online Trainer
  • Partial Payments
  • Patient Management Software
  • Patient Portal Software
  • Patient Records Management
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Payroll & Commissions
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Pet Birthday Tracking
  • Pet Grooming Software
  • Physician Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Practice Management
  • Progress Notes
  • Progress Tracking
  • Promotions Management
  • Push Notifications Software
  • Ratings / Reviews
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management Software
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • Reservations Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Room Booking
  • SMS Marketing
  • SMS Messaging
  • SMS Reminders
  • SOAP notes
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Reports
  • Scheduling Software
  • Secure Login
  • Self Check-in/Check-out
  • Self Service Portal
  • Service Catalog
  • Social Media Integration
  • Sport Coaching
  • Staff Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Transaction History
  • Treatment Packages
  • Treatment Planning
  • Wait List Management
  • Waiver Management
  • Web Forms
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(2,902)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support Software
4.7/5

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Axel
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

It's great but unnecessary

Reviewed on 12/07/2022

It's awesome really really awesome but like I said is not necessary for small companys, maybe if...

It's awesome really really awesome but like I said is not necessary for small companys, maybe if you grow up in the future it is a better idea. Is your decision.

Pros

It's a good option for organize all the company schedule, there are so many functions for all, anyone can use this and is not necessary to know about this software, is so intuitive.

Cons

I really thing that is unnecessary beacuse you can do a lot of this things in other app for free, but some functions are only in this app that made it better. If you don't have the money for pay this, I really recommend use your phone calendar or something like that.

Alternatives Considered

Google Calendar

Reasons for Choosing Vagaro

It's free

Switched From

Google Calendar

Reasons for Switching to Vagaro

free

Response from Vagaro

Hello Axel. We appreciate the review. We'll definitely take your feedback into consideration.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Alternative Medicine
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for Free Trial
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Many great features, excellent customer services, and small areas that can improve

Reviewed on 18/11/2022

So far, this software is above and beyond our previous two companies. They seems very willing to...

So far, this software is above and beyond our previous two companies. They seems very willing to change and add features, as well as helpful in onboarding and migrating our business into their system. They were even able to import reviews!

Pros

There are many optional add-on features. This allows us to do things like add forms, accept payment, and have a waitlist. These are super helpful features and it is nice to know if we don't need them we can cancel them.

Cons

The software is a bit slow, and challenging when it comes to customer management. I have gotten some errors around adding customers with "existing email addresses" even though they can't find the email in the system.

Alternatives Considered

Jane and Mindbody

Reasons for Choosing Vagaro

Booksy did not have the features we needed and was not able to add them over the last 7 months. We needed the ability to push notifications, run payroll, add time between appointments, and be HIPPA compliant. The biggest reason is that Booksy was very challenging for our clients to use and we got many complaints from people who couldn't make appointments.

Switched From

Booksy

Reasons for Switching to Vagaro

Price
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Small Business owners, look elsewhere

Reviewed on 07/10/2022

See above.

See above.

Pros

Cheaper than others, but you get what you pay for in that it is glitchy and customer support is incompetent in troubleshooting.

Cons

POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND LACK OF EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS. GLITCHY SOFTWARE. Vagaro USED to be a viable solution, but it is glitchy and tech support is (respectfully) incompetent when it comes to troubleshooting.

It has been 4 days now of lost revenue and frustrated clients for my business. The only option that your customer service has been giving me is that they are trying to "replicate" the issue but haven't come up with a reasonable solution. They sent the issue to the developers two days ago. By the time we expect a response, it will be one week of lost revenue.

We have had over a DOZEN clients report that they aren't able to complete checkout and all they keep getting is a "spinning red wheel." The solution offered by your tech support was to "refresh their cache," and to "change browsers" which is an unreasonable option to even offer, since there are clients who may not be even reporting issues and won't have that direction from us. No one from Vagaro has openly admitted that their is an issue with the software. This is inauthentic as how can over a dozen clients have issues with their web browsers or history(#gaslight)? It's clearly on your end yet no one has owned up to it at Vagaro.

We are looking to switch due to lack of transparency, effective customer service and technical support.

Molly
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

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Reviewed on 11/08/2022

With Vagaro the purpose was always selling time. FIlling up the white space on the calendar with...

With Vagaro the purpose was always selling time. FIlling up the white space on the calendar with clients and making sure you did that as efficiently and productively each day as possible in order to create growth and profit for the company. Vagaro is a tool in which you are able to do that. But for bigger salons that need more details, reports, numbers, it does fall bit a short.

Pros

I liked that this system was super simple and straight forward. It is very easy to switch over to Vagaro from another company which is what we did. The ease of use is definitely a plus but it also was a reason why we left. It was not very detailed on other aspects that we needed more options and attention on.

Cons

I love a software company that has a well developed app for it's salon users. This is important for the team because they use this every hour to see and check their schedules. I think also the reports should have been more detailed and intricate but they may have improved that at this time. I don't think anything was difficult to use but because of it's ease of use, it meant that the software didn't really allow for as much information and details as we needed at the time to run a salon aiming towards growth. Things were hard to find or figure out because it wasn't provided in the reports or we had to add other features from outside companies to make up for lacking features.

Alternatives Considered

Boulevard and Phorest

Reasons for Choosing Vagaro

We were looking to find the right fit for our needs so that we could hit our growth and potential goals.

Reasons for Switching to Vagaro

I ended up choosing Vagaro originally because I thought the ease of use was a huge selling point. However, we ended up switching over to Boulevard in the end.

Response from Vagaro

Thank you for the feedback, we love to hear that our software is easy to use. We recently released updates to our reports section based on the feedback that businesses were looking for more intricate data. You can check what other features we are currently working on here: https://feedback.vagaro.com/forums/915991-feature-requests

Mike
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Scheduling System for both provider and clients

Reviewed on 05/11/2022

I have been using Vagaro for about a decade now. I would say that if your looking for a scheduling...

I have been using Vagaro for about a decade now. I would say that if your looking for a scheduling system and the ability to have your clients book online and also receive reminders than Vagaro is perfect for you.

Pros

I like that fact that clients can schedule anytime. I also like the fact that on my voice mail I inform new and existing clients of the website. This is very helpful because I can't always answer the phone. This gives the clients more option and the ability to look at my schedule and make an appointment that meets the clients needs.

Cons

It was difficult using the Merchant Services to take payments. The price was in line with some of the other providers such as Square. Before taking payments from clients, I wanted to make sure it work. I used my debit card to charge $1.00. After I did that and started taking payments they froze my account, noting that I violated the Merchant Service agreement. It took several months to get this resolved. I had to find out which company Vagaro was using to process Merchant Services. I had to call so many times as well as write and mail out demand letters to get my founds. I found that it was less expensive going with one of the major processors such as First Data and Fiserv Merchant Services. I also was not impressed with Vagaro's customer service. I had issues with their Merchant Services as well as some other customer services issues. As I have been using Vagaro for the past decade I would have hoped that their customer service would be much better. Don't expect much from the customer service team or the management.

Reasons for Choosing Vagaro

Schedulicity was not providing what Vagaro was offering.

Switched From

Schedulicity

Reasons for Switching to Vagaro

Vagaro had the best system.
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Vagaro FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Vagaro.

Vagaro offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $25.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

1 user: $25 /month 2 users: $35 /month 3 users: $45 /month 4 users: $55 /month 5 users: $65 /month 6 users: $75 /month 7+ users: $85 /month

Vagaro has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Vagaro supports the following languages:

English

Vagaro supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Vagaro integrates with the following applications:

Google Calendar, Gusto, Instagram, Meta for Business, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Quickbooks Online, WordPress, Xero, Zoom Meetings

Vagaro offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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