Rebooking clients is one of the easiest ways for groomers and pet stylists to boost their income. Encouraging clients to rebook on the day of their service will help keep a steady stream of pets coming into your salon.
Clients that rebook before they leave return on a much more frequent basis than those who do not. Let's face it - life gets busy. Personally, if I did not rebook my own hair appointment before I left the beauty salon, I'd be there a lot less frequently than every five or six weeks! Our pet owning clients are no different.
Many groomers don't encourage their customers to rebook their pet's next grooming. They think the client will come back when they are ready. While that may be true, it's more likely the client will not return as often as they should.
As a professional, it is up to us to educate our clients how often they should return based on:
- hygienic needs of the pet
- level of home maintenance between appointments
Most pets that are considered a part of the family require regular grooming. These owners share their lives, their homes, and sometimes even their beds with their four-legged family member. These pets benefit from weekly or bi-weekly bathing. Ideally, pets that require haircuts should be trimmed every 4 to 6 weeks. How often you handle hand stripped pets will vary based on the coat type and the technique used to strip out the dead coat. These dogs will need to be groomed weekly to a couple of times a year.
Pet professionals who understand the impact of rebooking realize that is not just a courtesy, it's an important business building strategy. Educate your clients about the rebooking process. Encourage them to set aside time to keep their pet's coat in peak condition.