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Uber for Barbers: build own Mobile App to Promote Haircutting Service

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  • by Alex Pedchenko - Ph.D., Entrepreneur & Blogger
  • Updated on May 27, 2020
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Simple Mobile App to Make Appointments for a Haircut

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Haircutting service is in demand all year round. It is a stable business and its market grows along with the cities’ population. Still, the life is speeding up. People are constantly moving from one city to another and don’t have much time to find a suitable barber to make a haircut. The times when a man visited one barber shop for 30 years are gone.

Do you own a barber parlor? Has it been tough to grow your business recently? There’s one last frontier to conquer and it is expanding the reach of your services and meeting clients where they spend most of their time – in their phones, checking their apps

Even if you run a small-scale operation, you will see the results in one and a half year. Consider it a business management tool to get orders, gather and store client data, communicate with your clients, receive payments, receive feedback, schedule the appointments or to plan a home visit to deliver barber services on-demand. 

Making an Uber for hair cutting is a great idea if you’re a modern entrepreneur that keeps an eye on trends and feels the pulse of life. Connect barbers and clients in an easiest and straightforward way – through the mobile app. Uber for barbers is a simple mobile application idea and a good example of an on-demand mobile app. Surely, it won’t become a billion-dollar venture but can become a stable revenue stream.

We offer a ready-made solution with a possibility to customize your platform with original design for roughly $ 25 000. But final price depends on the nature of your unique inquiry.

You can create portfolio, making photos of your clients before and after a visit to your barbershop or even if you make a home visit. A hairdressing app with such functionality can effectively serve any barber operation.   

Booking App Features

  • Barber Portfolio – Lets users select the best barbers by checking their portfolios. This feature can also be used for monetization of the app. Barbers can promote their portfolio through the app and find clients with similar tastes in style.
  • Appointment Scheduling – This is a core feature that will save customers’ time and let them book a haircut in advance or in an hour.
  • PaymentGateway – Integrate PayPal, Stripe or any other payment method you prefer.

barbershop need app

How Much Does It Cost?

To make an app for Barbershop you need designers, developers, business analysts, project managers, and hard work by many professionals. Usually, price for barber on-demand apps starts from $30K per one platform (iOS or Android ) and it can increase, depending on the company you will choose. However, as we have ready-made developed modules as well as extensive experience in making such applications, our prices are lower. We may deliver your own service app with unique design developed specifically for your barber business for only about $25 000.

How Long Will It Take?

Average time of MVP development is 2-4 months. You can be sure to have a working prototype available for real users in about 3 months. During that time the design, functionality, integrated services, and final submission to AppStore and Google Play will all be done.  

What Other Options Are There?

If your app is going to be more than just additional business tool, it can turn around how you make money. Consider the fact that Uber or AirBnB are intermediaries that do not deliver services but provide a platform where homeowners meet tenants and passengers meet drivers. Their business model is Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS). 

As a software provider, Uber and AirBnB make profit from every deal made on the platform. Their ecosystems count millions of daily users and thousands of transactions. At this point, you use AirBnB to find a hotel, even though AirBnB is not a hotel business or hostel provider, it is a broker like Uber is.   

To be a barber services provider can be a start of your business but the secret of successful delivery of services is booking optimization. That’s exactly what Booking.com does, gathering millions of travel dorms to its platform and advertising them to the future guests, making it possible for the two to meet each other. As intermediary, Booking.com gets its cut off every transaction made on the platform.  

We have been developing Uber Like applications for a long time. Thanks to this we accumulated a huge base of knowledge, expertise, and even ready-made MVP. Using such modules, we reduce app cost down to the most affordable on the market.

Want Your Own Barber App?

Alex Pedchenko - Ph.D., Entrepreneur & Blogger is a leadership expert in our marketing department with tech education and Ph.D. degree in building science. The man of most ridiculously innovative ideas for apps and most audacious ways of their promotion. Follow him on Twitter or check out his personal blog, in.
Alexandra Rostovtseva Being a proficient leader with over 10 years of experience in Project and Product Management, Business Development and Sales, I have strong skills in Negotiations, Crisis, Client and Risk management. Being an outstanding communicator I’m also a good mentor and leader in the tech industry. Experience and expertise are the key foundations in my ability to provide deep insights into the industry and as result I’ve also been published or was a contributor to several tech and business articles.

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Terrance McDaniel
Oct 01, 2019 at 8:33 AM

Now Uber is going to launch UberCUTS.

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Danny
Oct 20, 2017 at 6:05 PM

Thnx, Alex! What is the best way to monetize an on demand haircut app? Have some ideas?

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