We’ve made some changes and additions to Kitomba Concessions that will improve them for your business.
If you’re a Kitomba Enterprise customer, click here to see how Kitomba Concessions has improved for multi-site salons.
Check out what’s changed, read about the latest features and learn more about this release:
Selling a Concession
When you invoice a service that has a Concession option available, Kitomba will now ask if you want to sell a Concession.
The way you sell a Concession hasn’t changed though – simply open an invoice, select the correct Concession and process the payment. Existing Concessions you’ve set up prior to this change are still available for you to sell too.
Redeeming a Concession
Now when you want to redeem a client’s Concession, simply select the associated service (not the Concession). If the client has a Concession available, Kitomba will ask if you want to redeem a Concession or pay another way. You can see full instructions on how to do this here.
If your clients have outstanding Concessions (purchased prior to the release), they’ll still be available for redemption.
You can discount the sale of a Concession. If you choose to do this, each time a Concession is redeemed, it will show the service with it’s discounted price.
However, you can’t discount a Concession redemption because its already been paid for.
Retail Concessions are no longer available
As this functionality wasn’t highly used and retail products aren’t usually paid for in advance, we no longer support this feature.
If you have clients who have remaining visits for retail Concessions, they’ll no no longer be able to redeem them. If you have any issues with retail Concessions, please get in touch with our support team.
Now revenue from Concessions is recognised at the time of redemption (not the initial sale):
When a Concession is sold, the value and number of Concessions sold will be recorded. However, these sales will not contribute to your overall totals until a Concession is redeemed.
When a Concession is redeemed, the redemption will contribute to your overall totals – your total sales will increase as it recognises the revenue from the service and your number of services completed will increase too.
Concessions and Vouchers accounted for in the same way
Concessions are now accounted for in the same way Kitomba deals with Vouchers to make the accounting side of things simpler.
Reward your staff as they complete their work
We’ve made it easy for your staff to be rewarded for the work they’ve done, no matter the way your clients choose to pay.
Now that revenue from a Concession is recognised at the time of redemption, it’s much easier to ensure your staff are rewarded for their work when paying their commission or bonuses.
Staff targets now include Concession redemptions
Because revenue from Concessions is now recognised at the time a client uses a Concession, the revenue will contribute towards the targets of the staff member who completed the service. This more correctly reflects the work that each of your staff complete.
Give Concessions an expiry date
When you create or edit Concessions, you can now add an expiry date. Remember to add an expiry date to your existing Concessions too.
Concessions now available for packages
As well as being able to create Concessions for an individual service, you can also create them for service only or service and retail packages. For example, a manicure and pedicure package.
All reports will be updated to reflect these changes
We’re updating all of your data and reports to calculate Concessions values in the new way. That way there’s no confusion around which method was used when, whether it’s a Concession purchased before these changes or after.
New Concessions with remaining visits report
This report, available in Kitomba, shows you the number and the value of remaining Concessions, i.e. your liability.
New Concessions balance report
This Kitomba report was created due to the change in the way Kitomba accounts for revenue from Concessions. Depending on how you run your business, this may affect your tax and commission / bonus calculations. To help ensure your payments are correct, we’ve created a report for you to use in conjunction with your accountant, tax or financial advisor. For more details, refer to our support guide.
Business Summary report update
The Business Summary report now has a new Vouchers and Concessions section. Here you can see the number and value of all Vouchers and Concessions sold and redeemed.
Service statistics report update
Now you can choose to report on all your services or Concessions only.
If you like the way Concessions was previously calculated, you’ll have all the information you need to continue running your business that way.
While Concessions sold will no longer automatically be included in your total sales, the Concessions figure is still available in your Business Summary Report.
Simply add Concessions sold and total sales, then subtract the Concessions redeemed figure. This will give you the number according to the way Concessions were previously accounted for.