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Release Notes: Q2 2022 - In-Person Payments

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Kerry Falk

We've released some major functionality this last quarter. Now taking payments in-person and automatically reconciling your invoices and client information is a snap!

Release Notes: Q2 2022 - In-Person Payments

We delivered on some of our most requested and longest in-development features this last quarter. All functionality is aimed to better serve the business process of Dog Trainers and Dog Daycares. A bespoke business administration platform to enable you to spend more time with your clients and growing your business. Here's a high level overview of the most recent developments:

In-Person Payment Processing

Most dog daycares, especially those not utilizing software to take payment and issue credits, will collect payment in-person at drop-off. A little more than 20% of the payments taken and recorded in BusyPaws were not done through the online booking process. The majority of those were processed by a third party processor, like Square, Moneris, Global Payments or another traditional payments provider. Processing in this way makes reconciling invoices, customer credits, and accounting software an extra administrative process.

BusyPaws' card reader allows you to accept tap, chip, or swipe credit and debit (and Interac in Canada). It will automatically generate and reconcile invoices in BusyPaws eliminating manual processing.

For more information on the new point-of-sale device, check out these guides:

Waitlists

Since the start of the pandemic our clients have been very busy with COVID puppies! Many with booked schedules extending for months. Turn on waitlists to allow your clients to self-register to be notified when room in a specific class is available, or when you've added new bookings to your calendar for a specific service. Once available, they'll receive an email to allow them to self-register for the new class. Move your lists to BusyPaws and set it on autopilot!

Two-way Google Calendar Sync

This may have been our most requested feature this year. Previously the Google Calendar sync would send your BusyPaws schedule to Google to provide visibility into your entire schedule and take it anywhere you go. Google Calendar is the most commonly used calendar today. This one-way sync may cause issues for trainers who might have a personal appointment on their Google calendar and need to remember to block that time in BusyPaws so they wouldn't be double-booked. Now this sync will happen automatically to block times in BusyPaws for appointments you have set in your Google Calendar.

In addition to the above there were dozens of quality-of-life updates made throughout the platform, and many more currently in development. We look forward to assisting you and your staff automate more of your administrative process!

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