GLOSSGENIUS VS. FRESHA

Fed up with fees you can't control? GlossGenius doesn't charge you commission fees for new clients, and we won't charge your clients booking fees either!

Watch the Savings Add Up

Expect 35% back in your pocket
Your new estimated revenue
$24,500
with GlossGenius
You will save
$7,000
in software & payment processing fees
You will get
$4,465
more revenue per employee*
*Businesses on GlossGenius reported an average 35% increase in bookings. Learn more about how we calculated the results below.

THE ALL-IN-ONE ALTERNATIVEto Fresha

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Glossgenius
Fresha
Complimentary book transfer
Ban clients from booking
Free custom booking site
Automatic client booking confirmation
Built-in client waivers
Auto-generated booking forms
Comprehensive, friendly customer support
Chargeback protection*
*100% chargeback protection on payments processed using the GlossGenius card reader and Tap to Pay on iPhone available on our Gold plan.

Top Reasons Owners Choose GlossGenius

Switch to GlossGenius for the best booking experience, simple subscription pricing you can rely on, and low, flat fees you can keep track of.

All the features
you need

With some platforms, it seems like every important feature is only available as an add-on. Choose your GlossGenius subscription and get all the features you need.

Simplified
pricing

Fresha might look like the cheap option, but you’ll be paying add-on after add-on, month after month. But with GlossGenius, you pick your plan and instantly know what you’re getting.

Your clients are
your clients

Unlike some platforms, we celebrate you getting a new client through your doors, instead of charging you before they even walk in.

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Better branding for your business

GlossGenius doesn’t nickel and dime you for your website. Spend three minutes setting up your custom booking site, included FREE with your subscription.

Stylish card readers that WOW

Some people might be fine with a boring black or white card reader, but why settle for boring when you can have beautiful?

Payments

ONE LOW, FLAT PAYMENT PROCESSING RATE

Like complex fee calculations and monthly add-ons? We didn't think so! GlossGenius charges just 2.6%, however your clients pay!

Glossgenius
Fresha
Card-present payments
2.6%
2.2% + 20¢
Card-not-present payments
2.6%
2.2% + 20¢
“I switched from Fresha because every time I booked a new client they charged me 20% of the service price. So if a new client booked a $60 Brazilian, Fresha was taking $12 every time. It was costing me over $200 a month sometimes. I love that GlossGenius doesn’t charge any client fees or finders fees.”
Samantha N.
Wax specialist
FREE DATA TRANSFER

Start Easily with Our Free Data Transfer

When you’re ready to shape your business how you want, GlossGenius can transfer your full client list, notes, services, and more for FREE – so you’re up and running within 72 hours, without it costing you a single cent.

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No hidden fees or key-in fees - ever!

Save hundreds of dollars a year with our flat, 2.6% fee. See for yourself with our interactive calculator.

Payments you process a month (on average):
$6,000
Every month you save:
$68
Using GlossGenius payments vs. Square
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GlossGenus charges a 2.6% flat fee for transactions, regardless if it's key-in, in person, or card on file. Square charges up to 2.75% + $0.15 per transaction, creating confusing fees and costst hat add up.
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FAQs

What does “__% back in your pocket” mean?
This refers to the percentage of additional revenue you could expect to generate by switching to GlossGenius. We get this number by calculating your savings compared to what you’re currently paying for booking and payment processing, then we add additional estimated booking revenue based on data our customers have reported. 
How did we calculate “new estimated revenue with GlossGenius”?
To get this estimate, we started with your average weekly appointment volume and ticket price, then calculated how that would translate into annual revenue. Then, we calculated your savings depending on which booking and payment processing solutions you use – did you know GlossGenius has no add-ons or hidden fees? Finally, we tallied up additional expected revenue based on booking data our customers have reported. These three calculations come together to give you your new and improved expected annual revenue with GlossGenius.
How did we calculate “savings from software & payment processing fees”? 
We’ve calculated the savings you’ll get from switching to GlossGenius from your previous booking software and point-of-sale provider. 
GlossGenius charges a low, flat rate of $24 or $48 for your monthly subscription. Other software providers may charge upwards of $400 per month, depending on your team size, desired features, and other add-on fees.
For payment processing, GlossGenius charges one flat, ultra-low processing rate (just 2.6%) across any type of transaction – whether clients pay in person, card-on-file, or even manual card key-in. Most providers charge two different rates across card-present and card-not-present transactions (with additional fees per transaction). At the end of the day, this is your money – you should keep more of it. 
Interested in learning more about payment processing fees? Here are some great resources:
What do you mean by “$XX more revenue per employee”?
At GlossGenius, customers have reported seeing a 35%+ increase in their revenue from bookings. GlossGenius helps to boost your revenue with the smoothest online booking experience (no client app downloads or logins required), built-in tools and automations to keep your clients coming back, and ultimate financial protection. 
Some of our customers’ favorite features for boosting their bookings include: automated rebooking reminders, unlimited email & SMS marketing, deposits, Reserve With Google, social media booking integrations, and more!
How much does salon software cost?
Salon software pricing can vary depending on several different factors. Base subscriptions start around $25 per month and can run up to several hundred dollars a month. Many salon software companies charge additional fees for certain features, such as sending marketing emails or a booking website builder. Some will also charge an additional fee per employee that uses the platform. 
Another important component to salon and spa software pricing is payment processing fees. Make sure you understand if there are any add-on fees, such as key-in fees if a card is not physically present at the time of a transaction.
Our calculator attempts to accurately compare salon software prices, including different subscription tiers, add-ons, and payment processing fees; however, you should always reach out to any salon software company and understand their pricing before committing to a contract. 
Which salon softwares can I compare with this calculator?
We created our calculator to compare pricing for some of the largest players in salon software, including: GlossGenius, Vagaro, Booksy, Fresha, Boulevard, and Mindbody. Vagaro pricing, for example, was calculated with all their known subscription tiers, payment processing, and add-on fees for popular features.
Whenever you compare salon softwares, it’s important to understand all the fees that different companies charge, and identify how much you might be paying each month. This calculator is a great way to get started!

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