We've been getting more and more people moving over to us from Mindbody - both because of our bigger and better feature set for independent studios - and because people are understandably upset about mindbody promoting other studios to their students.
One of the things I've noticed when I speak with people though is that they're genuinely surprised at how easy it can be to switch from mindbody to Tula. We want everyone to know how easy it is to come over to us so i figured I'd put up a helpful guide outlining the steps it takes to move from mindbody to Tula.
Migrate away from mindbody in 5 easy steps
Migrating away from mindbody requires just a few primary things:
- Creating your schedule of classes. With Tula this process is fast and easy and can be done in minutes.
- Creating the passes that you sell at your studio. Here again, the process is fast and easy.
- Importing your students. We help you with this! You simply provide us with a spreadsheet with a column for first name, last name, email, phone, and # of credits remaining that someone has, and when those credits expire. Once you provide us with this we import it into your studio and all your existing students are in the studio with their current credit counts.
- Set up your website widgets. Now that you have your studio set up, it's time to put your calendar, payment form and website widgets into your own website. Once you've done this your students can make purchases, set up their accounts, register for classes, manage credit cards, etc. If you need a hand with this, we're happy to help. And no, there's no charge! People keep asking us if there's a charge for this kind of thing and it really highlights how mindbody has made some people really afraid of companies like ours.
- Optional: If you have credit cards on file with mindbody that you want to move, we'll work with you to move them to our payment provider, or alternatively you can use the power of our simple payment forms to recapture your student's credit card information.
Now, it's true, there is some effort involved with moving away from mindbody - as is the case with ending any relationship that isn't serving you well. But the effort is usually much less than people expect, and the rewards are well worth your while.
Once you have your list of students from mindbody, you can literally be up and running with Tula in less than an hour - including credit card setup, payment setup, registrations, schedule, etc.
If you've been on the fence about moving over, know that we'll be here to help everyone that wants to cut over between now and the new year and we're here to support you however we can!