MainStreetSites

MainStreetSites

Class management and website hosting for studios and schools

4.5/5 (13 reviews)

MainStreetSites Overview

MainStreetSites is a web-based registration and class management solution that offers online payments and website hosting for businesses offering group classes or private lessons. MainStreetSites serves markets such as dance and yoga studios, music schools, drama and arts programs, language and culinary schools, and martial arts dojos.

The ‘back office’ solution includes class management features such as scheduling, registration, billing and accounts receivable. Users can enter class schedules into MainStreetSites, and have them automatically appear on their website. Customers can register online and make payments by credit card, PayPal, and ACH for enrollment. Owners and managers can keep track of unpaid balances with accounts receivable, and automatically bill customers each month with recurring billing.

Additional functions include built-in email marketing for sending bulk emails and newsletters, an online store where users can sell gift certificates and event tickets, and a customer portal for sharing class materials, videos, photos and more. Users can also offer coupons and discounts for classes or lessons, and integrate with Facebook using the Main Street Sites Facebook application.

MainStreetSites also offers website hosting that lets users build a website in less than a day. The user simply selects a design from a set of professional templates and chooses a layout. Images and photos can be uploaded onto the site, while color schemes and fonts can be customized to match the facility's branding. Skilled users can also modify the HTML for further personalization.

Pricing

Starting from
US$15,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

MainStreetSites Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
92% positive reviews
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Louise M.

Best Decision I Made for My Business!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/03/01
Review Source: Capterra

I have owned and operated a music studio for 12 years now. My studio has grown over the years and by needs have also grown. I switched to MainStreetSites about a year ago, and it has been the best decision for my business. Their customer service is exceptional, the features are always being updated and the team is very responsive to meeting the needs of their clients. The learning curve for adapting to the new system was intense, but they were there every step of the way and are always available to new questions my email or phone. Exceptional and I highly recommend!

Pros

Definitely the batch payment process, the tax receipts being emailed to each account individually by year, the email messaging system... lots!

Cons

I struggle a bit with the vast abilities of the system, but any time I need help the customer service is exceptional.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Matt B.

Great software solution with even better customer support!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/05/03
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Very easy to integrate into our business website, easy for customers to use, easy to update and roll forward classes. The customer service team is AWESOME and very responsive. They even help set up your MainStreet Sites account to match your website!

Cons

I would love to see a way to track student skills built into the software somehow, but overall this is the best software that we've used for managing our swim school and we tried numerous options prior purchasing MainStreet Sites.

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Linda K.

Overall, it is a good program for businesses who want to manage their own website and database.

Reviewed on 2015/03/31
Review Source: Capterra

I like that I can 1) design my webpage, 2) develop class schedules, 3) offer online registration/payment, 4) receive inquiries through the website, 3) feature an online store, 4) create customizable fields to obtain data from customers that are unique to my business. The Customer Service representatives are courteous, helpful, and listen to suggestions. These are my suggestions: 1) Provide ways for drop-in students to register for single classes, 2) show attendance and makeups for individual students under their account, 3) provide a drop down menu to choose from multiple enrollment confirmation templates, 4) link financials directly to Quickbooks, 5) resize photos easier, 6) provide tracking options for recital, i.e., participation, measurements, costumes, songs, etc 7) provide better training/help on how to create html emails, or maybe even have a newsletter template in which we "fill in the blanks" with text and pictures. I'd like to upload pictures/files directly from my computer to a newsletter rather than uploading them to the image vault. It would be helpful if you emailed descriptions of upcoming revisions, and periodically check in with us to see if we need anything. Or perhaps, a monthly newsletter with tips, pointers, reminders, etc., to help us utilize all of the functions of the program. I am not a programmer, but I often have valuable insight and visioning skills regarding the design and functionality of data processing needs.

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Wendy D.

I have been using MainStreetSites Music Together Templates for the past 3 years and love them!

Reviewed on 2015/10/13
Review Source: Capterra

MainStreetSites was my first website provider and the service was always exceptional. I left the site for another company only because I thought that the templates at the time were prettier and the other company said that they could provide amazing upgraded functionality that MainStreetSites honestly said would take them more time to create. I wish I had stayed with MainStreetSites. I then spent 3 miserable years with two different companies that lied about their capabilities and I spent countless hours working with a site whose basic functions were terrible. I have been only THRILLED since returning to MainStreetSites. They have saved me thousands of dollars in yearly credit card fees by using their services and they only promise what they know they can deliver. Whether it be a weekday, weekend, evening or holiday, they respond usually within 5 minutes to one hour when I contact them with any question. The new Music Together templates they just came out with look so contemporary, sharp, smart, and have all the functionality that goes with it. The best decision I ever made was to return to this company filled with people who only want to make my life easier and my business run better, grow and be more profitable! Thank you Jeff, Pattie, and everyone at MainStreetSites!

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Robin V.

Super easy to navigate and a simplistic product to learn.

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/05/09
Review Source: Capterra

Your day to day tasks will be made really simple. The screens are easy to navigate. It is easy to learn and easy to use.

Pros

I used this at a prior job and it was really an efficient product. It made our day to day business run incredibly smooth.

Cons

There is nothing negative to say about the product. It made my job enjoyable because I knew that my day was going to be easy.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

MainStreetSites Pricing

Starting from
US$15,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Back Office:

Integrated
Back Office
$15 /month + usage fees

Standalone
Back Office
$35 / month + usage fees

Web Hosting:

Basic Website
$25 / month + usage fees

Premium Website
$35 / month + usage fees

No start-up costs. No commitments. Cancel at any time.

MainStreetSites Features

  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Third Party Integration
  • eCommerce Integration

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Content Management
  • Custom Forms
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Product Catalog
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • eCommerce Management

Additional information for MainStreetSites

Key features of MainStreetSites

  • Accounts receivable management
  • Attendance management
  • Automated recurring fees and payment batches
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Class enrollment management
  • Class management
  • Configurable customer portal
  • Custom registration fields
  • Customer account management
  • Customizable page layout
  • Demo scheduler
  • Email marketing
  • Extensive reporting
  • Extensive reporting
  • Facebook integration
  • Financial tracking
  • Flexible deployment
  • HTML Emails
  • Import contact lists
  • Installment plans and deposits
  • Instructor management
  • Make-up scheduler
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Newsletters
  • Online credit card payments using PayPal, merchant accounts
  • Online database
  • Online payments
  • Online payments for open account balances
  • Online registration
  • Online store
  • Parallel semesters
  • Pre-registration for returning customers
  • Registration confirmations
  • Save and restore class schedules
  • Scheduling
  • Student management
  • Targeted email communications
  • Third party merchant accounts
  • Up-to-the-minute class availability
  • Waitlisting

Benefits

Users can display their facility's latest class schedules, teacher bios, maps and directions, as well as take class registrations directly via their website with MainStreetSites.

Users can track registrations and enrollments by semester and copy entire class schedules over in minutes, facilitating multiple semester management.

The built-in demo scheduler (with Facebook integration) makes it easy for new students to sign up for a trial class, while deposit and installment plans can help increase registrations.

Facilities can share special “members-only” information via the customer portal where customers can also update their account information and make payments.

With MainStreetSites, users can highlight featured products as part of registration checkout, such as class materials and gift certificates to costume rentals and recital fees.

MainStreetSites FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for MainStreetSites.

Q. What type of pricing plans does MainStreetSites offer?

MainStreetSites offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$15,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Back Office:

Integrated
Back Office
$15 /month + usage fees

Standalone
Back Office
$35 / month + usage fees

Web Hosting:

Basic Website
$25 / month + usage fees

Premium Website
$35 / month + usage fees

No start-up costs. No commitments. Cancel at any time.

Q. What are the main features of MainStreetSites?

MainStreetSites offers the following features:

  • Accounts receivable management
  • Attendance management
  • Automated recurring fees and payment batches
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Class enrollment management
  • Class management
  • Configurable customer portal
  • Custom registration fields
  • Customer account management
  • Customizable page layout
  • Demo scheduler
  • Email marketing
  • Extensive reporting
  • Extensive reporting
  • Facebook integration
  • Financial tracking
  • Flexible deployment
  • HTML Emails
  • Import contact lists
  • Installment plans and deposits
  • Instructor management
  • Make-up scheduler
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Newsletters
  • Online credit card payments using PayPal, merchant accounts
  • Online database
  • Online payments
  • Online payments for open account balances
  • Online registration
  • Online store
  • Parallel semesters
  • Pre-registration for returning customers
  • Registration confirmations
  • Save and restore class schedules
  • Scheduling
  • Student management
  • Targeted email communications
  • Third party merchant accounts
  • Up-to-the-minute class availability
  • Waitlisting

Q. Who are the typical users of MainStreetSites?

MainStreetSites has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does MainStreetSites support?

MainStreetSites supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does MainStreetSites offer?

MainStreetSites has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does MainStreetSites support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices MainStreetSites supports

Q. What other apps does MainStreetSites integrate with?

MainStreetSites integrates with the following applications:

Constant Contact

Q. What level of support does MainStreetSites offer?

MainStreetSites offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials