8 Steps to Get the Most Out of the MINDBODY App
By Jessica Matthew
Think you know the MINDBODY app? Think again. The app isn’t just the one source of options for millions of fitness and wellness lovers. It’s also how we help connect the world to wellness—that’s you and your business. However, if you’re not getting the most out of the app, your business and millions of people miss out. Here are eight steps to optimize your listing in the app to show up, show off, and get connected.
1. Check your listing
Are app users able to find you when they’re browsing and searching? What does your listing look like? You can double check by doing a simple search in the app, or review your listing and business details directly from your software.
2. Optimize keywords to help people find you
You’re probably familiar with search functionality on Google. Well, searching in the MINDBODY app is very similar. Our goal is to connect consumers to what they’re looking for as quickly as possible. The more detail you provide about your business, class, or appointment, the more likely you will show up when someone is searching.
Here’s a tip: think about what your customer would search for in order to find your service. Are they searching for Hatha, or just yoga? Include descriptive keywords to make sure you show up.
3. Add categories and subcategories to be discovered
Categories are new filters in the latest version of the MINDBODY app designed to help your customer find you faster. It’s important you select the right category and subcategory for each class and appointment you offer. This helps fitness and wellness lovers discover what they’re looking for faster when they’re browsing.
4. Use flexible pricing for class drop-ins to increase visibility
While dynamically pricing your class drop-ins can help you fill unsold spots, this feature has the added benefit of helping people find you more easily. App users will find ‘Flexible Pricing’ directly from the home screen of the app and can also filter to see only these drop-ins. Dynamically priced fitness classes are also highlighted in the new class list. So, if you haven’t already, set up your dynamically priced drop-ins in your software under Services and Pricing.
Pro tip: if you want to keep prices static but still want the increased visibility, set your minimum and maximum price to be equal to your regular drop-in. Need help with set-up? Here’s a step-by-step support guide. Note: dynamic pricing is only available in the US.
5. Promote your intro offers to reach new clients
Introductory offers are always a great way to give a hesitant customer the extra nudge to commit, especially when promoted in the MINDBODY app. Promoted intro offers will show up first under categories to help you capture new eyes, otherwise, they’ll only be bookable under your business listing.
6. Add photos to showcase your uniqueness
How often do you buy something online without seeing it first? The same goes for your services. Consumers want to know what makes your business unique, so show them! Add photos that will attract people to your location, staff, or services; this will also help tell your brand story. Add location photos in your software by navigating to Location and App Listings and clicking on “Manage Location Photos.”
Pro tip: In case you want some tips on taking good photos, here’s an article to help. Don’t forget to add a logo that is appropriately sized—first impressions still matter. Make sure your logo doesn’t look like it was squished through a kaleidoscope...unless that’s what you’re going for.
7. Add descriptions and bios to get connected
In addition to helping people find you in the app, descriptions of your business, classes, and appointments are your chance to tell what makes you different and convince customers to book with you.
Staff bios and photos are also a great way to get customers to connect with you, especially in services that are more personal. Your staff are a huge part of why customers book at your business, so make sure they stand out.
8. Get ratings and reviews
Ratings and reviews have a big impact when someone is looking to purchase. Encourage customers to leave ratings for your class or appointment after their visit and boost your stars. We help out by sending them a request in the app to add a rating after their service but letting your customer know it’s important to you always helps.