Mikal Salon and Spa Software comparison with Square
First Mikal gives you 2 competing credit card companies to get the best rates. Square is 2.5 to 2.9 percent plus a trans fee with no discounts.
Charge it Pro and Xcharge are from 1.3 to 2.1 percent with some other fees – but our salons say it is cheaper.
Now for the software
Square does not have Employee goals, employee retention tracking, employee sales analysis except very basic sales reports.
Square does not have inventory purchase orders, auto min/max or package sales and tracking.
Square does not book with prototypes or multi room/service/staff
Details Mikal System Square
The costs 2 terms Mikal $159/mo Square (get ready!) A La Carte
Points system Mikal included Square $45/mo
A/R packages Mikal included Square n/a
Gift cards Mikal included Square 2.9% + .30 ea + $2/card
Retention tracking Mikal included Square n/a
Purchase orders Mikal included Square n/a
Goals Mikal included Square n/a
On line booking Mikal included Square 5 emp $50/10 emp $90
Text msg Mikal included Square 10/mo min or .05 each
Apt reminders Mikal included Square see above text cost
Client marketing Mikal included Square see above text cost
Phone support Mikal 9-9 m-f 9-4 sat est Square 6-6 pacific time + cost
Mikal call us! Square Text support preferred
So a 10 emp salon, With 800 apts/mo, Confirmations, Selling 60 cards/mo Costs
Mikal total cost no extras or per transactions$159/mo Square $225/mo plus plus...
Plus Mikal gives live phone support INCLUDED