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Gift Certificate sales this year so far... Are they up or down for you over previous years?
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Seeing that Massage Envy is advertising their gift certificates on the major networks, I'm wondering if their ads have helped or hurt the GC sales for others.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darcy Neibaur Dec 26, 2010.

Mass discounting massage services … Where do you stand?
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Personally, I feel the last thing independent practices need to be doing is discounting their services to the point where clients are conditioned to look for a coupon when wanting a massage.Mass…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Keffer Jul 15, 2010.

Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
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There are two different discussions going on right now on the ABMP and Massage Mag LinkedIn groups regarding Groupon. If you don’t know what Groupon is, check it out at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris May 17, 2016.

 

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Chris replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"I recently advertised on www.kooio.com, we don't usually get many bookings but we had so many after being on a week or two that we had to get in a friend to help. I think the answer is to make sure you are prepared for the demand!! I…"
May 17, 2016
Neal Lyons replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"groupon is a great way to gain exposure. think of the discount /  less revenue coming in as marketing and promotion / advertising expense. the key is retaining clients after the initial use at the full price. the problem is that G uses are so…"
Feb 1, 2015
Irene Diamond, RT replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"With all due respect, I encourage those of you who are skeptical to re-look at using these daily deals.They are a terrific vehicle to have as a client generator tool because YOU can negotiate EVERYTHING.We just did another Groupon (after a year or…"
Oct 28, 2014
Maryshka replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"Kudos Eileen. It's practically a giveaway when an employer makes a residual income at the higher % from massage services cuz the lower rate is paid to the MT, nearly free service."
Oct 23, 2014
Eileen Violet replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
Oct 23, 2014
Eileen Violet replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"Best thing I've heard all day...do you see a therapist give away free sessions?  Doctors?  Hair stylists?  Nope...enough people know what massage does, Groupon is for cheapskates...I don't think people value what they can…"
Oct 23, 2014
Therese Schwartz replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"We are a giving kind of folk. :-) People have so many objections to receiving massage; sometimes a "free" one is helpful to create the understanding of how useful massage can be. Having said that, I will not do Groupon because it's…"
Oct 21, 2014
Maryshka replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"I often wonder how many professions give free samples of their work. Do surgeons, do roofers, do dentists? What is it about massage therapy that 'free' is often used to get clients?"
Oct 17, 2014
Nic Huette LMT replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"A typical run with Groupon for massage is not going to bring you many new regulars or people who rebook at the normal rate.  I have been in the profession 12 years when I did mine and got 100% positive feedback, yet only got about 5% returning…"
Sep 30, 2014
Ginger replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"I had THE worst experience with Groupon. I should say am having the worst experience. I work at a full service salon we opened in January and ran the Groupon starting in March to drum up new business. The ladies who do hair had some pretty good…"
Sep 29, 2014
Nic Huette LMT replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"I have mixed feelings about my Groupon coupon.  I keep considering running another deal to have a full schedule, but my schedule is already pretty full and I don't want to book up times with clients coming in for Groupon deals and not be…"
Sep 17, 2014
Eileen Violet replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"If my massage career was sick, Groupon was Dr. Kevorkian with a lethal injection and a coffin.  Groupon and Massage Envy types of businesses are a Cancer to massage therapists being fairly paid, and the quality of this industry. Let…"
Jun 6, 2013
Angela Lind replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"It's a shame people still using groupon and undervaluing their work with groupon."
Apr 24, 2013
Irene Diamond, RT replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"there are so many ways to handle these daily deals- as long as it is thought out in advance and planned for, there should be only an 'up-side'! I advise businesses to look at it as an opportunity to promote your business where you are…"
Apr 21, 2013
Tasha S. replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"I have experience with buying and selling Groupons.  Our mini day spa sold 1000 coupons and we were swamped for almost a year, right up until the expiration date.  We were meticulous about managing the influx of new business and managing…"
Apr 21, 2013
Relax & Rejuvenate replied to Norm Green - My Receptionist's discussion Do you have a Groupon experience to share?
"Sorry you are having a bad experience, but only you can let yourself be taken advantage of by signing up for such a program. GROUPON does seem to have gotten the message from disgruntled merchants. They are now only taking a 25% -- or sometimes a…"
Nov 8, 2012

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Missed Appointment Opportunities can cost you $10,000 a year!



According to industry statistics, the average one-hour massage is $65. If you only lost three appointment opportunities a week (no appointments scheduled/no shows/cancellations), you would stand to lose over $10,000 a year!



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At 6:07am on March 31, 2010, Travis Alligood said…
Hi Norm to you and that big fish !
At 9:50pm on March 30, 2010, Mike Hinkle said…
Glad you are here. Would you comment at this discussion, when you get a chance? Thanks
http://www.massageprofessionals.com/forum/topics/what-did-you-do-before-massage
At 6:33pm on March 30, 2010, Darcy Neibaur said…
Welcome Norm. What a great fish!
 
 
 

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