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Training Group Class Reservation Update

By Austin Thelen, 2021-10-20

New Booking Updates For Group Training Classes


Today's release features a new way of booking group training classes.  Based on feedback from our businesses, we have updated the look and flow of making a reservation for a training group class.  After the update, when selecting a group class, instead of having a calendar view pop up, we now list out all of the classes in one continuous view.  It is separated by month to limit the amount of scrolling needed by large facilities.

Business staff will always be able to see all classes.  Full classes will have a red banner instead of green making it easier to see which classes are full.  Customers will only be able to view full classes if the waitlist is enabled.  If waitlist is not enabled, then full classes will not be viewable for customers.  If there are no classes available for  the month, you can easily toggle to the next month.  We have also added a "Next Available Class" button that will take you to the next available class when there are no classes available for the remainder of the month.

Please see the screenshot below and let us know if you have any questions or feedback about this new feature!

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Customer Discount and Package Credit Updates

By Austin Thelen, 2021-09-23

Customer Discounts


In today's Paw Partner release, we have created a new Customer Discount option.  When you create and add a customer discount to a customer, it will be auto-applied whenever that customer makes a reservation or is checked out.

To create a customer discount, go to "Settings" -> "Pricing" -> "Discounts".  You can either modify an existing discount or create a new one.  When creating a discount, if you select the check box named "Customer Discount", then the discount that is created will be a Customer Discount that is not tied to a specific service. It can then be added to customers who you want to always get that discount.

After you have created a new customer discount, you can apply it to any of your customers.  To add the new discount, go in to the owner card by clicking on the owner's picture anywhere in Paw Partner.  In the "info" tab scroll down to the "discount" line and select which discount you would like.

One important thing to note - you can only select one customer discount to be auto-applied at checkout.  If you want to have multiple discounts for a single customer, you will need to combine them into one discount in the Pricing Settings section.

Customer Discounts are particularly useful for AAA, Military, AARP, and employee discounts.  See the video below for more information about how to create and use the new customer discount options!


Package Credit Updates


We have reworked how package credits work for Grooming and Training services.  You will now be able to use package credits for services that are "Grouped By Service" in the pricing settings area.

To access a list of your services that are grouped by service go to "Settings" -> "Pricing" -> "Grooming or Training" -> "Grouped By Service".  

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The services listed in the "Grouped By Service" will now let you use package credits for any service that is grouped together.

For instance, if you have a package for "Agility Training" and you have 2 trainers that teach "Agility Training", as long as they are "Grouped By Service" you will be able to use a package credit for either of the trainers classes.  This will also work for grooming - if for example you have a "departure bath" that multiple groomers perform, a package credit will work for any groomer performing that service as long as they are grouped by service.

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New Quickbooks Integration!

By Austin Thelen, 2021-08-23

Paw Partner Integrating With Quickbooks Online!

We are excited to be integrating with the online version of Quickbooks.  Our integration with Quickbooks goes beyond the "Quickbooks friendly excel sheet export" that is standard in our industry and integrates our payment system directly into the online version of Quickbooks.

After your Quickbooks integration is enabled, when checking customers out, the transactions will flow directly into your Quickbooks account in real time.  An important note to make on these transactions are that any transaction where money was either collected or refunded will create an entry into Quickbooks.  Transaction using ONLY package credits or prepaid credits will not create entries into Quickbooks unless other items created a charge for the customer.  Furthermore, when you "bill out" income and are not collecting money, that transaction will not create an entry into Quickbooks.  When you collect that billed out income, you are collecting money and it will create an entry into Quickbooks.

Please see the video below for an overview of our Quickbooks integration and contact us at Support@pawpartner.com to speak with a representative for the steps to set up your Quickbooks integration.  Note that currently the QuickBooks integration is only available within the U.S.

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New Updates 8-23!

By Austin Thelen, 2021-08-23

Many New Updates Today!


Today we are releasing an update we have been working on for over a month.  There are many small tweaks to the system to help optimize and better the platform.

New Options For Staff Tasks


We have now added the options in our task system for tasks to repeat either "Bi-Weekly" or "Weekday Only".  To modify any existing tasks you will want to delete the current set of tasks and re-enter them with the preferred repeating option.  For instance, if you have a task that repeats "daily" and you want to change it to "weekday only", then go to tasks, click "..." next to the task you want to change and click "delete".  When the window asks if you want to delete all repeating tasks click "yes".  Next go in and create a new task with the same name and choose the new repeating option of "Monday - Friday" and your new tasks will only populate on those desired days.  Please let us know if you would like any help with switching over tasks.

New "Invisible" Scheduling Feature


We have added a new shift type in the staff schedule for "invisible".  This will be useful for groomers or trainers who want their appointments to be invisible to customers.  This will be useful for employees who want to block off their schedule to the public but still want to be able to book reservations for themselves.  See the video below for how to use this feature!

Updated Vet Browser


In this release we have upgraded our vet searching system.  We are using a Google places integration that will help keep the vet list applicable to your geographic area.  When creating a new pet or updating the vet for a pet, click "Select Veterinarian".  This will pull up a list of all of the vets in our system within a 50 mile radius of whom is searching for the vet.  If it is a staff that is searching for the vet, then it pulls up a list of vets within 50 miles of the business, and if a customer is searching then it will pull up a list of our vets within 50 miles of the customer.  Note that if the customer has another pet with a vet selected, then that vet will appear at the top of this list and highlighted yellow.  If you don't see a vet on the list you can search for new vets and our Google integration will let you search based on google's listings.  If you still do not see your vet, you can click "add vet" and all you need is the vet name and the phone number.  Our previous system had many duplicates and we have eliminated the vast majority of the duplicates, if you see any more duplicated vets on your list please let us know and we will clear it out.

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We are excited to be releasing all of these new updates!  We also released new updates to our training reservation system, and we integrated to Quickbooks online!  See those Blog posts for more information!

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