About Boulevard

Boulevard is a cloud-based software designed to help salons and spas of all sizes manage bookings, appointments, payments, check-in and out, memberships, sales, and more on a unified portal. The platform enables organizations to define custom rules for scheduling tasks, staff permissions, service categories, and pricing across multiple products, brands, and locations.

Boulevard allows front desk administrators to handle walk-ins and capture customers' contact information via the iPad application and send alerts with arrival time to the assigned service professional. It offers a host of features such as credit and debit card processing, waitlists, appointment confirmation notifications, group booking, tagging, refunds management, barcode scanning, timeclock, and more. Salons can also create, launch, and run marketing campaigns to promote products, categorize clients, and request ratings and feedback.

Boulevard lets managers generate, export, and share reports to gain insights into business performance, client retention, gross sales, tips, utilization of resources, and other metrics. It also supports integration with various third-party client relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems via API.

Pricing starting from:

US$175.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Boulevard

• On-brand client experience
• Reach out to past-due clients through text, email, or social media
• Keep staff connected with Boulevard’s mobile app
• Flexible permissions to compliment staff responsibilities
• Fast, secure, and 100% zero system downtime

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$175.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Boulevard

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Features

Total features of Boulevard: 79

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Client Database
  • Client Management
  • Client Profiles
  • Commission Management
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customer Surveys
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Feedback Management
  • For Barbershops
  • For Medical Spas
  • For Salons and Spas
  • Gift Card Management
  • Group Scheduling
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Item Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Online Payments
  • Order Management
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reservations Management
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail POS
  • Returns Management
  • Room Booking
  • SMS Messaging
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Stock Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Management
  • eCommerce Management

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Mindbody

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Zingle

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(218)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

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James
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Boulevard elevates our customer experience, giving us a competitive edge

Reviewed on 23/9/2021

Stellar. Simply put the experience from onboarding, training and ongoing support is fantastic. I...

Stellar. Simply put the experience from onboarding, training and ongoing support is fantastic. I hear the horror stories from other Main Street owners using the more established incumbents in the space and I am glad I made the right decision to choose Boulevard!

Pros

The single unified design, the built in messenger and online booking workflow.
Compared with many established players who patch together different features with different user interface designs, Boulevard has one easy to use design. There is no jarring for the user when they switch features. It is all seamless.
The Messenger has helped reduce telephone time significantly and has about a 90% open rate. It also provides a detailed record or client requests, issues and concerns. With voice calls, notes are not always taken.
The online booking workflow has helped us increase self booking, allowing front desk to refocus time in other areas.

Cons

Boulevard feature development is continuous so I always feel confident that features and improvements will be added. One area that could do with improvement is the Guest Account Management. Ideally guests would like the ability to log in and see their service history and transactions in addition to being about to book. I know though that this is an area receiving some focus now and look forward to seeing improvements in 2022.

Alternatives Considered

Booker, Acuity Scheduling, Mindbody, ZENOTI and Phorest

Reasons for Choosing Boulevard

The software I inherited was over 10 yrs old on a Windows 7 machine. It was not connected to the internet for management outside the salon and generally the data was not accurate. We needed a cloud based solution and one with built in payments and online booking. I reviewed 6 solutions in depth with demos and by far Boulevard was the best.

Switched From

DaySmart Salon

Reasons for Switching to Boulevard

No Legacy software. Built from the ground up for the cloud. Plus built in messenger was huge.
Dawn
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great Decision

Reviewed on 28/10/2022

BLVD has been key in our growth. It’s simplified our cash wrap experience, made reporting more...

BLVD has been key in our growth. It’s simplified our cash wrap experience, made reporting more accurate and simplified the inventory process. My managers have easy access to the info they need while limiting other employees access. It’s made Gift Card tracking & purchasing simple as well.

Pros

The reporting is detailed and easy to navigate. We switched from a small business software to BLVD which is salon/spa specific and it was a very smooth transition. The customer service is great as they have always helped immediately with any challenges and questions we have had.

Cons

We have several service providers who belong to multiple departments (ie nails & skin) and being able to select which services they provide on a daily basis based on room/station availability would be so helpful. It would give us better utilization of stations because the resource feature isn’t reliable. Resources default and overbook without warning when scheduling in house.

Alternatives Considered

Booker and SalonBiz

Reasons for Choosing Boulevard

The software wasn’t spa specific and made several areas of business very difficult to navigate.

Reasons for Switching to Boulevard

I found BLVD on IG and I liked the vibe and image of the company. They were current and modern with an extremely professional look compared to so many other salon booking platforms.
Kitae
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

If you like to pay through the eyes for expensive software that isn't very intuitive, by all...

Reviewed on 5/2/2022

Horrible. Costs too much for the subscription and their system is not very intuitive. It takes...

Horrible. Costs too much for the subscription and their system is not very intuitive. It takes few extra steps to do anything in the system. Extra steps create a lot of places where mistakes can be made, especially when it comes to scheduling.

Pros

It is generally easy to learn out of the box, however there is definitely learning involved.

Cons

The POS system is a joke and they force you to utilize them as a Merchant Processesor. Their rates are competitive with other premier solutions like Square, but they literally give you a $0.50 magnetic card swiper from China to process the payments. The alternative is to buy a glorified card reader for $150 (literally a block that is a glorified magnetic card swiper) that interfaces with your iPad through Bluetooth. If you have every used Bluetooth technology on your phone, you know how horribly unreliable that it can be. If the device times out when you're taking payment, be prepared to ask your clients to wait while you spend 5-10 minutes making sure that the devices are back on line. The

Alternatives Considered

Vagaro, Square Payments and ZENOTI

Reasons for Choosing Boulevard

Booker was good, but ever since they got acquired by MindBody, it has been the bastard step-child acquisition that no one cares about. Full of glitches and down all the time.

Switched From

Booker

Reasons for Switching to Boulevard

They had a good sales pitch and the sales guy did a good job of putting his hook into me. Also, I finally got too fed up with Booker's glitches.
Katherine
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Stewart Palmer Salon and Spa

Reviewed on 20/10/2022

Pros

It's really easy to train new employees, the software is very user friendly. Great support when anyone has questions and people are always kind even when we might ask a stupid question. I really like implementation and having face to face meetings. It was very personal and I've never had a software company do that.

Cons

Having the ability to set the swipe as the default card payment would be helpful. Checking out with phones and having the ability for the guest to leave a gratuity as well. I really can't think of any cons. I've loved it and recommended it to fellow salon owners and salon consulting companies.

Alternatives Considered

Phorest

Reasons for Choosing Boulevard

I did a loooooong time ago for another salon I own. Envision is the worst. I checked out three software companies and Boulevard met my needs the most and the sales team was fantastic.

Switched From

Envision Salon & Spa

Reasons for Switching to Boulevard

Boulevard was simple, met my needs, great price point, and great sales team. Also the confetti on the web page after purchasing was a nice touch. :)
Ken
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Amazing Booking Software and Merchant Services!!!

Reviewed on 26/10/2022

Amazing onboarding team! The data migration was fast and painless. We had training videos and one...

Amazing onboarding team! The data migration was fast and painless. We had training videos and one on one sessions to learn the platform and when it was launch day, customer service and help chat provided help real time. Our clients love boulevard and appreciate the intuitive features applied to their profile such as timing and pricing specific to them. We have had only 1 slow down in 6 months and it did not effect functionality and was fixed within 2 hours.If you have a suggestion or idea, you are able to put in a formal request and these sometimes come into effect.

Pros

Amazing onboarding team! The data migration was fast and painless. We had training videos and one on one sessions to learn the platform and when it was launch day, customer service and help chat provided help real time. Now we have all new employees watch the training videos when onboarding and they are big fans of the help chat.We also love the online booking system and waitlist. We can easily fill gaps in our schedule with the waitlist featureThe software is modern, functional, and user friendly.

Cons

The client is unable to modify or view their upcoming reservations without contacting the business. This can lead to duplicate bookings. Also, there is no feature with credit card processing to add a credit card fee per transaction.

Alternatives Considered

Phorest

Reasons for Choosing Boulevard

To avoid system crashes, to streamline our booking system, and to have better customer service

Switched From

Booker

Reasons for Switching to Boulevard

It is more functional for a hair salon and had more competitive merchant services options.
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Boulevard FAQs

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Boulevard offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$175.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Boulevard is available across three pricing models, details of which are outlined below: Essentials - $175/month Premier - $225/month Enterprise - Contact Boulevard for pricing details.

Boulevard has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Boulevard supports the following languages:

English

Boulevard supports the following devices:

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

Boulevard integrates with the following applications:

Google Calendar, Mailchimp, NetSuite, Okta, TrueLark, Vish, Zapier

Boulevard offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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