Beauty and fitness professionals have different needs than other small businesses. One of the most useful Vagaro Merchant Services features is our “One Dip Split.” This functionality sets us apart from the competition and makes checkout a breeze. It’s a time-saver for both the professional and the client that makes every checkout speedy and hassle-free. Here’s how One Dip Split works, and how to use it in your shop, spa, or fitness center.
EMV and Dipping
What is a “dip”, anyway? The process of inserting an EMV chip card instead of swiping it is called a “dip,” because you’re “dipping” your card into the reader. Credit card “dips” take a little longer to process because each dip creates a unique code for each authenticated transaction that can’t be re-used. This is called tokenization. Essentially, “dips” keep your financial information safer than a swipe transaction.
Why Is One-Dip Splitting Important?
In other industries, one-dip splitting isn’t something most merchants need, because only one vendor collects payment. But in the beauty and fitness industry, one client might see several professionals in a single visit. The customer might also purchase products. As a business owner, you’re faced with limited options at checkout. You can manually track service totals to separate payments later. Or you can inconvenience clients by processing their card multiple times, sometimes even using different payment hardware! But we’ve got a better option for you. Choose Vagaro, and with one “dip” of the card, you can split payments into each service provider’s individual account! You can also split tips for different services in the same transaction. That means no manual calculations or tracking on the business end, and a quick, easy checkout for your clients. What could be better?
When to Use One Dip Split
Here are some situations where you might want to use one-dip splitting. Remember, this feature is flexible. No matter how you need to split up a payment at checkout, you’ll be ready!
How to Split Payment in a Salon or Barbershop
services provided by different professionals. For example, a haircut
performed by Jane with a brow wax performed by Lisa, or a men’s haircut
performed by Billy with a hot shave performed by Jake. Without splitting, these
providers would have to keep track of the cost of their services to separate
payments later or ask the client to process their card twice. Splitting allows
you to process payment for both services at the same time, automatically
separating payment into the individual accounts of both service providers.
plus product/s. For example, Lisa is a booth renter who performs the
service, but sells her client products that belong to Flamingo Day Spa. Instead
of processing two separate transactions (one for the service and one for the
product), Lisa can combine the total for services and product and split them
into multiple accounts.
One Dip Split in the Spa
- Multiple services provided by different professionals. For example, a client paying for a wax service with Anna, a facial with Barb, and a massage with George.
- Service/s plus product/s.
Split Payments in a Fitness Center or Gym
plus class. Clients can pay for their membership to the fitness facility at
the same time as paying the fee for a specific class.
- Class plus added service, such as personal training
- Personal training service/s plus product
- Trainer plus additional service or class, such
as massage or Pilates class
Specialized Studio One Split Dip
- Yoga class plus massage
- Pilates class plus acupuncture
- Dance classes plus costume or recital registration fees
- Membership plus services or products
- Workshop plus product/s – Yoga workshop plus mat, barre plus toeless grip socks, etc.
Setup is Automatic
No matter how many service providers your client has seen on their visit, everyone can get paid from just one dip with Vagaro’s One Dip Split!
Ready to split payments at checkout? Get Vagaro Merchant Services today and you can be dipping and splitting before you know it!
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