Timely

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Timely. The booking software that keeps clients coming back.

About Timely

Timely. The booking software that keeps clients coming back.

Run your salon like a pro with easy-to-use booking software that puts you in control of the whole client experience.

It all begins with our gorgeous, customisable calendar. The calendar allows you to manage your hair or beauty business from anywhere and lets your clients book their own appointments online, anytime. But that’s just the start. From there, you can tap into all sorts of tools designed to help you deliver an exceptional client experience, grow your income and manage your business beautifully.

It’s your name above the salon door, and your reputation on the line – we get that. That’s why we made every feature of Timely highly customisable. So everything from your online bookings to your client communications, your payments and deposits to your loyalty programme, can be set up just the way you want, to reflect your unique brand and business needs.

No matter if you’re just starting out on your own or if you’ve managed a salon for years, you’ll find Timely gives you a clear picture of your business performance and helps you make confident decisions. Our reporting, marketing and staff management tools can help you learn what’s working, what’s not, and where you can make more money. You call the shots based on what you want to achieve – and we’ll help you continuously improve with real time insights and education.

Want to take the pain out of getting paid? Then you’ll love TimelyPay, the all-in-one solution to take card payments from your clients – whether that’s via our online booking system or via our integrated terminals. Say goodbye to mistyped payment amounts and confusing end-of-day cash ups and hello to a single payment solution, with simple transaction fees, fast payouts and no room for error.

And because more technology shouldn’t mean more hassle, we’ve made Timely super simple to use. You’ll discover clever features that automate your admin - saving you hours and allowing you to feel more relaxed and present with your clients, team and family.

To top it all off, you’re never on your own with Timely. We’re famous for our fast and friendly customer support that’s only an email or phone call away and we’ve got loads of helpful videos, guides and FAQs online too.

Join over 55,000 hair and beauty professionals using Timely worldwide. Simply select from one of three plans and pay one, simple monthly subscription fee, with no hidden costs and no fixed contracts.


Key benefits of Timely

Say goodbye to technology headaches and let Timely take care of your admin.
More technology shouldn’t mean more hassle. Timely is super-easy to set up and simple to use, with no hidden costs. Automate your admin and enjoy peace of mind knowing your business is ticking away, even when you aren’t in the salon. Our software is designed to tackle all the annoying things on your to do list. No more late nights playing appointment tag with clients over Insta, no more last-minute panics when you’ve forgotten to order stock, no more time wasted on manually sending out consultation forms. Feel less overwhelmed and be more present with your clients, team and family.

Customise Timely to make it work the way you do.
It’s your name above the salon door, and your reputation on the line – we get that. That’s why Timely is designed to give you full control over how you run your business. Customise your client communications to suit your unique brand, set a cancellation policy you feel comfortable with, block repeat no-show offenders from booking with you, set up a daily payout schedule so you can always get cash when you need it and lock down access to sensitive client information. You control the vision, and we’ll make it happen.

Build your reputation and keep clients coming back.
There’s no better feeling than delighting your clients. At Timely, we’re just as obsessed with the client experience as you are. We’ve got all the tools you need to make your client’s day – from detailed client notes and before/after photos to a slick digital consultation service. We’ll remember Sandra’s coffee order for you, we know Noah’s pronouns, and we’ll remind you to wear a mask because Maia’s immunocompromised. Want to be booked out months in advance? We’ll help you build long-lasting relationships. Reward loyal clients with VIP offers, and give them a gentle nudge to come back with SMS marketing.

Understand what’s working and make confident business decisions
Timely gives you a clear picture of your business performance and helps you make confident decisions. Use our reporting, marketing and staff management tools to learn what’s working, what’s not, how to manage your cash flow and where you can make more money. Upsize, downsize, add high-value services or introduce new staff targets – you call the shots based on what you want to achieve. And we’ll help you continuously improve with real time insights and education.


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Timely Software - Control the whole client experience to build a loyal, reliable client base.
Timely Software - Automate your admin and sort out your to do list easily.
Timely Software - Customise your client comms, booking policy and more to reflect your unique brand.
Timely Software - Set up marketing, reminders and rewards to build your relationships.
Timely Software - Take payments without the stress.
Timely Software - Get a clear picture of business performance to make confident decisions.
Timely Software - Easy to set up, simple to use.
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Timely Software - Control the whole client experience to build a loyal, reliable client base.
Timely Software - Automate your admin and sort out your to do list easily.
Timely Software - Customise your client comms, booking policy and more to reflect your unique brand.
Timely Software - Set up marketing, reminders and rewards to build your relationships.
Timely Software - Take payments without the stress.
Timely Software - Get a clear picture of business performance to make confident decisions.
Timely Software - Easy to set up, simple to use.

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4.7 /5
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Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
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Janelle
Janelle
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Great customer service, flexible plans to suit all our needs

Reviewed on 2017/10/24

Access 24/7 from wherever we are. Payments from our clients at all hours of the day as they book...

Access 24/7 from wherever we are. Payments from our clients at all hours of the day as they book their appointments online.

Pros

The simplicity, it's easy to use and understand. No staff trainer required to use it, self explanatory. Easy to review calendar. Easy access from computer, devices or phones anywhere.

Cons

It doesn't do a cash daily reconciliation or detailed breakdown of what is coming in each day. A few more email options to personalise follow ups with clients and rebooking reminder emails. It would be better if there were more fields we could fill in for each client and personalise them according to what we need to know about them.

Melissa
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

What i like and don't like about Timely

Reviewed on 2023/08/14

Pros

Its easy to navigate around The colour coding is good The reports are great

Cons

I would like to have multi bookings for the same app be able to be put through on a recurring app. And also, when their next app comes up after finishing their payment, I would like to be able to click on their next app and be taken to the calendar at this point. I would like to be able to write notes in their appointment on the calendar.

Carmen
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Program needs work and better customer service

Reviewed on 2015/11/07

Timely is definitely beautiful and effortless. It is one of the better salon software programs I...

Timely is definitely beautiful and effortless. It is one of the better salon software programs I have come across in my 15 years in this industry however, if you live in Canada/United States this is not the software for you. It does not separate taxes on reports so you can never distinguish between your GST and your PST. Also, it does not offer the tip option and as tips are a massive part of the service industry in Canada and the United States this is one of their biggest downfalls. Its overall program is easy to use and very nice looking however it isn't a program that should be offered worldwide. I used the free trial for a few days just to test it out and see, I did have a few questions that I wanted answered and it took their customer service team an entire two days to reply (I sent in my query during the week so there is no excuse for this). I do hope that they add to their program because I believe they have a good thing going they just need a little more work.

Response from Timely

Hi Carmen, thanks for your feedback - it's great to hear you found Timely to be one of the best.
We're sorry it didn't quite fit your needs. We are constantly adding new features and there's lots more to come.
Apologies also for a slow reply, it looks like it took 30 hours for us to respond to your request. This is certainly slower than normal, and replying within 10 hours is something we work hard to achieve. We understand how important it is to hear back quickly when you're working through things, so we place huge value on fast, helpful customer service (it's one of the main reasons our customers love Timely!). Your feedback reassures us of the importance of that focus, so thank you.
Adding a tip to a service is a feature we will likely add in future, you can vote for it here: http://bit.ly/1SEcirR
Thanks again for the thoughtful feedback, really appreciate your time :-)

Rebecca
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Have been working with Timely for over 6 years

Reviewed on 2023/08/21

They are great to deal with, overall would definitely recommend them as a salon software company.

They are great to deal with, overall would definitely recommend them as a salon software company.

Pros

For someone who isn’t very technologically savvy, overall the system is easy to use, looks neat and tidy and has some great features to help keep track of the financials. The support is great but I am on the highest tier of payment so I’d definitely expect that.

Cons

A couple of the features seem to be better in theory than practice but a phone call to the help desk usually helps work out how fix a problem. However, Timely are great at taking feedback when something could be done better from a working point of view. The transaction fee for online bookings and stored credit cards is high which is not favourable. I don’t know the overall costings of other software companies but I wouldn’t say what I pay monthly is ‘average’ from talking to other business owners but I s’pose you pay for what you get.

Amber
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  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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Brilliant but… A few small changes

Reviewed on 2023/08/09

Honestly love timely so much. It is so quick and efficient and has all the information I need...

Honestly love timely so much. It is so quick and efficient and has all the information I need within easy reach

Pros

I love everything about timely. I find it so easy to use, so easy to navigate. I use it every single day. My clients also find it super easy to book using the online booking feature. I take payments using an external add on and it all works seamlessly

Cons

I have a couple of things I would love if timely could improve on. 1. I need a function to be able to open my online booking to a certain date. For example I want to be able to open it to the last day of September. At the minute I can only open it X weeks or X months in advance. 2. On my iPad I have a button to quickly take me back to todays date which is great. But the iPhone app is missing a button like that. I find this a time consuming process to track back to todays date during an appointment when I’m trying to see how much of a deposit someone has paid me With these two improvements I think timely would be much more user friendly & I honestly think it would be seedless

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Timely FAQs

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Timely offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$39.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

NO CONTRACTS, FREE 14 DAY TRIAL INNOVATE - Access sophisticated tools, giving you the ability to innovate and grow your business. $55 AUD per staff member per month, includes 300 SMS credit per staff £30 GPD per staff member per month, includes 300 SMS credit per staff ELEVATE - Grow your revenue and elevate your brand with powerful client marketing. $45 AUD per staff member per month, includes 200 SMS credit per staff £25 GPD per staff member per month, includes 200 SMS credit per staff BUILD- Make business easy with the foundations for managing appointments. $35 AUD per staff member per month, includes 100 SMS credit per staff £20 GPD per staff member per month, includes 100 SMS credit per staff BASIC - Take your pen and paper appointment book and make it digital. $25 AUD per staff member per month £15 GPD per staff member per month

Timely has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200

Timely supports the following languages:

English

Timely supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Timely integrates with the following applications:

Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Tag Manager 360, MYOB Business, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Stripe, WordPress, Xero, Zapier, authorize.net

Timely offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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