COVID-19 has taken over our lives. Self-isolation, working from home, going crazy on toilet paper and obsessing over the news. These strange times are most of all affecting small and medium business owners that have had to close their doors. Beauty, hair and barber salons, like most of other “non-essential” brick-and-mortar businesses are operating on life support as Toronto and Montreal, like the rest of the world, are shutting down to try to flatten the curve.
As startup founders in the beauty industry, we completely understand your fear and anxiety in such uncertain times. You have been there continuously for your clients and we know that closing your doors was a difficult decision to make. You have employees and a rent to pay, a business to run and a family to feed.
At ILUK, we tried to think of how we could support business owners in the beauty and grooming industry. Gift cards are a great way for your regular clients to support your business and help your cash flow. While we don’t know when, we are confident that your clients will come back as soon as you’re able to reopen your doors. Our gift card feature is now offered to all salons!
That’s why if you do not offer online gift cards, we are happy to let you use the gift card feature of the ILUK App for free. You’ll receive a link to share with your clients so that they can buy a gift card for their future appointments with you. If you already offer online gift cards and know of a business that doesn’t, send them our way. This is the time to unite as a community. By sticking together, we will be stronger.
We launched ILUK three months ago alongside some amazing salons and barbershops that we are proud to call partners. During these tough times, we want to do everything we can to help out the industry using the technology and knowledge we have.. We are here to support you and hope we can be a useful tool for you. 🙂
Get in touch so we can set up your business with its online gift cards.
Karine on behalf of the ILUK team
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