TouchSuite Firefly Salon POS now enables users to simply program appointment reminders to send to clients at a preselected time frame prior to their scheduled appointment for 10 cents per text.
As its next phase of this solution, TouchSuite plans to also introduce texting communications to Firefly Retail for a variety of marketing-related communications, such special offers and promotion, or in-store events.
The introduction of SMS texting comes less than one month after the award-winning payment technology company announced the integration of another highly-advanced marketing tool for Firefly- an automated one step design-to-delivery solution that allows users to automatically send tailored, printed collateral directly to customers via for just $.69 per postcard.
The preprogrammed customer communications, including Thank You cards and birthday promotions, are sent digitally to USPS for distribution based on predetermined prompted data, such as client birthdays or spending minimums for just $.20 more than the cost of a U.S. stamp.
Additionally, Firefly Salon users are now equipped with the Frederick’s marketing platform, providing them with fully-integrated, intelligent digital communication capabilities that automatically fill last-minute openings, thereby increasing revenues, through fully automated, targeted campaigns direct to clients within their own database.
Beyond its suite of marketing tools, all of TouchSuite’s Firefly POS solutions are now equipped to support the company’s newly acquired processing solution, Lightning Payments. As one of the only payment processors in the country integrated with QuickBooks®, Lightning Payments provides QuickBooks accounting software users with a direct connection from firefly POS systems to QuickBooks without the hassle of double data entry and with full PCI compliance. Lightning Payments also comes with a full line of additional payment-related tools to enhance and expand the merchant’s transactional capabilities. Perhaps the most noteworthy of these new-to-market payment solutions is the Gift Card Exchange (GCE) tool, which creates the first and only opportunity for customers to use unused gift cards from 100+ leading brands (i.e., Starbucks, Walmart, Macy’s, etc.) as payment for in-store purchases, right there at the register.
TouchSuite’s Firefly is an Android-based POS solution that gives small and mid-size businesses access to the same industry tools and innovations as major U.S. retailers, and assumes the responsibility of other costly business solutions and outside vendor services. This intuitive software, packaged in a modern, lightweight touchscreen panel, is internally a vast and comprehensive infrastructure of managerial, administrative, operational, and marketing solutions. Bringing some of the industry’s foremost innovations to SMB companies through customized software for both the retail and salon/spa industries, Firefly introduces such forward-thinking features as the first-ever fully integrated, commercially viable EMV processing option, ApplePay and other NFC payment acceptance, customizable inventory and automated commissioning. Its aggressive marketing tools include integrated social media channels, an automated marketing platform for appointment booking, and a comprehensive marketing suite of automated emails with pre-programmed templates.
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