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Glassblowing – A Unique Way to Give Back this Holiday Season

Glassblowing A Unique Way to Give Back This Holiday Season - Email HeaderIn the spirit of the season, the PlaceFull team took a trip to visit one of our glassblowing merchants, Glassybaby, here in Seattle. We are proud to partner with an organization like Glassybaby, who through its Power of Giving initiative, donates 10% of all proceeds to those in need. As a result of our team building glassblowing event, we were able to make a substantial donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Since we work with glass blowing studios daily to provide their online booking solution, it was fun to experience the craft firsthand and create our own masterpieces. The team event not only resulted in a donation to a great cause, but we are also planning to gift our creations to friends and family this holiday season. See below for a few fun pics of the event!


How you can Give Back this Holiday Season with Glassblowing

6a00d8341fce4953ef0148c70133f8970cYou can join Glassybaby’s Power of Giving initiative by hosting your own event or through any Glassybaby purchase. Their signature Glassbaby candle holders are not only beautiful, they are the perfect holiday present – a “one-of-a-kindness” gift that gives back. You can order them online through their website or at one of their stores in the San Francisco or Seattle area.



If you’re in the Portland area, check out Elements Glass, another PlaceFull online booking partner. This holiday season you can create a one-of-a-kind gift at their popular Blow your Own Christmas Ornament Class – the class has received over 180 online bookings in just a couple of weeks!

We hope you enjoy the experience as much as we did!


Now, on to the boring business stuff…

How PlaceFull and Glassblowing Studios Make the Perfect Match

With PlaceFull’s powerful online booking and resource management solution, glassblowing studios have been blown away (no pun intended) at the ease at which they are now able to integrate the schedules of equipment (like annealers, glory holes, furnaces, benches) and even their artists with one easy-to-use solution. Whether they are renting studio space to aspiring artists, hosting corporate parties, or teaching small glassblowing classes – PlaceFull allows any of those customer segments to easily book and pay online. See below for a few more online booking advantages.

  • Allow customers to book and pay for events, parties, and more 24 hours a day.
  • Free yourself from the paper shuffling and repetitive phone calls.
  • Have customers agree to terms and conditions, sign waivers, and prepare before their experience.
  • Let artists book their resource needs, with no worries about overlap
  • Schedule follow up emails to cultivate repeat customers and long term relationships.

We know that every glassblowing experience is unique, there is only so much furnace space in a day, and every customer and artist that walks through your door has a different studio need. That’s why we created our integrated resource management system – the industry leading resource online booking solution built specifically for glassblowing studios.

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7 Incredible Stuffing Recipes – Just in time for Thanksgiving

Whether you call it “stuffing”, “dressing”, or just “that-delicious-bready-stuff”, there’s one fact that’s inalienable: This stuff is DELICIOUS.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to do some testing on this most-beloved of side dishes. It doesn’t matter if you stuff it in the bird or serve it up in a dish along side or just shovel it all directly from the oven into you mouth (we won’t tell) the simple fact is that the more recipes you have the better off you are. Pick a few, whip ’em up, and choose your new favorite!

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Get Involved with Small Business Saturday

PlaceFull Supports Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is coming up in just a few weeks, landing this November 28th. A record 88 million consumers shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday in 2014…that’s 1 out of every 4 Americans!

Your friends here at PlaceFull are showing our support by waiving all transaction fees that day. 

PlaceFull is proud to have merchants in all 50 states, and we are delighted to support the small business network that fuels local economies around the US.

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Bringing Bowling to the Masses

Over the years, bowling alleys have evolved into full-blown “fun for all” entertainment centers. They are now attracting a new crowd with things like full-dining, pool tables, and cocktail lounges, and using technology like online reservation software to rapidly grow their revenue.

Back in the 1960s during its growth peak, interest in bowling was predominately league play which brought in 70% of revenue according to a study from White Hutchinson Leisure and Learning Group in Kansas City. Over the years, league play has decreased – a decline that is now being counteracted by an increase in recreational play.

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Industry Leading Online Reservation Software Built for Paintball

Online Reservation Software for paintball makes it easy to accept reservations on your website and Facebook page, providing ultimate convenience for both the customer and business owner. Last year, we wrote about online booking for paintball in this article.

Since then, our paintball customers have seen huge success with our solution, and to sweeten their deal we just released a new set of highly requested features! Our industry leading solution was built with paintball businesses in mind, is fully customizable, and provides a platform to manage resources in addition to reservations.

Allow Customers to Reserve 24/7 – Parties, private groups, open sessions

Control Your Inventory – Guns, paintballs, coveralls, masks, etc.

Manage Capacity – Room rentals, field reservations, and staffing needs

Automatic Email Campaigns – Email waivers, thank you emails, reminders, and special promotion

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Feature Update: New and Improved Listing and Resource Calendars

We are excited to announce the launch of a fantastic upgrade to our online reservation solution! The possibilities are endless with our new and improved listing and resource calendars…

  • Party Details – Allow customers to choose their party room, supplies, and add ons during the booking process. Their selections are automatically blocked off on your schedule.
  • Online Equipment Booking – Assign equipment and accessories to your listings based on quantity needed for an event so you can control your inventory.
  • Employee Schedules – Incorporate employee schedules into your listings. Allow customers to choose their teacher or coach.

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Triple O Lazer Tag—A Case Study


Triple O Lazer Tag is a mobile laser tag business with portable arenas and advanced interactive indoor and outdoor laser tag equipment. Owner, Jeremy Hamilton, has always enjoyed the game, starting his business as a weekend hobby. Triple O Lazer Tag brings the party wherever they go, and PlaceFull’s online booking solution has made it easier while tripling party reservations over the past 2 months. 

  • Saves Employees’ Time – less phone calls and paperwork
  • Automates Processes – payments, calendar, schedule, email campaigns
  • Creates Business Stability – less cancellations, more bookings

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