GLOSSGENIUS VS. SQUARE

Generic, cookie-cutter solutions never quite fit. Switch to GlossGenius to get a booking and payments solution designed to serve the unique needs of beauty and wellness professionals.

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 Modern Alternative to Square

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Payments

ONE LOW, FLAT PAYMENT PROCESSING RATE

Paying different fees for different payment methods can be confusing and expensive. GlossGenius charges just 2.6%, however your clients pay!

Glossgenius
Square
Card-present payments
2.6%
2.6% + 10¢
Card-not-present payments
2.6%
3.5% + 50¢
+35%
AVG INCREASE IN BOOKINGS
99%
of clients prefer booking with GlossGenius
$485
Avg monthly savings on processing fees
Glossgenius
Square
Complimentary book transfer
Free custom booking site
Free client reminders
Built-in text & email marketing
Stylish card readers
Flat payment processing fees
Chargeback protection*
Expense management
*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 powerful customization, your own beautiful booking site, and those "WOW" moments you won’t get anywhere else.

Built for
salons & spas

Beauty and wellness professionals have unique needs that generic solutions can’t provide. GlossGenius is built specifically for salons and spas.

Powerful
customization

From booking and communications to checkout and team management, you get more control over the entire client and staff experience with GlossGenius.

No
hidden fees

GlossGenius offers simple pricing with more features included, so you know what you're paying and save money on your monthly subscription.

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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?

“I wish someone would’ve told me sooner to ditch Square and start using GlossGenius for booking and checking out my clients! They transferred ALL my existing clients and appointments for me – I didn’t have to do anything. Trying to contact Square's customer service was like pulling teeth. With GlossGenius, you can text the company and they'll respond in an hour.”
Amber A.
Beauty Professional
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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