For those getting started as a mobile hair or beauty professional offering at-home services, we thought we’d prepare this helpful step-by-step guide on how to set your service area on iluk PRO.
Setting up your service area is a key geo feature of iluk PRO. The goal? It lets your clients know whether you are able to travel to where they live or work for an appointment.
What’s also awesome about this feature is that it also lets you set your service area by day of the week. Able to service clients in Manhattan Monday to Thursday while only able to travel to Brooklyn-based clients on the weekend? No problem! You can set all of this up on iluk PRO.
Here’s how to get started:
Log into your account on the iluk PRO app. Once logged in, you’ll see the main profile page containing your business name, contact details and description. Tap on the “More” tab on the bottom-right of your screen which will bring up the menu bar. Tap on “Service Area” which you’ll see as the second menu option.
Next, you’ll be prompted to set up your different service areas. You can also view, delete and edit all the different neighbourhoods and areas you’ve set up in the past. To add a new area, tap “Add New Area” at the bottom.
Next, all you’ll need to do is give a name to your service area, select the days of the week that you will allow clients in that area to book an at-home appointment, and then search for that area in the search field where it says “Type Location”. This search field uses Google maps so you can search and select your service area the same way you would if you were typing an area into Google maps for directions. In the example below, the mobile professional is adding Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighbourhood to their service areas which can be booked by Dumbo-based clients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
This is the last step. Once you search and select an area from the Type Location field, a map will pop up with red radius. You can widen, shrink or move the radius to encompass the area on the map that you service. Once the radius is accurate and you’re happy with the area it covers, tap “Add” at the bottom of the screen. This adds that area to your profile!
That’s it, you’re done!
There you have it! In only 4 steps, you’ve learned how to set your service area on iluk PRO. When a client is trying to book an appointment from an address that is not covered by your service area, they’ll see this message below:
This way, you don’t have to worry about clients booking services that you are unable to cater to.
To Wrap Up
iluk PRO is a business management tool designed for beauty and hair professionals who want to take their business mobile, grow their mobile business, or manage their existing business more efficiently. The ability to set geographic service areas is one of the many features the iluk team has build into the iluk PRO product. We do this in the hopes of making the lives of mobile beauty and hair professionals easier. To learn about why more professionals are going mobile, read our earlier post here
If you have any feedback for us at iluk around this or another feature, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to hear from you and make our product even better!