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New: Grid View Embed for Goods

PlaceFull is proud to announce its newest feature, the Grid View Embed for Goods. This embed will allow customers to quickly add goods items to an online cart before checking out. To learn how to set this feature up, check out the tutorial below or go to our support page.

In this tutorial you will learn how to embed your goods to your website using the NEW goods grid view. This tutorial will also cover how to activate the category filter, that allows your customers to filter the items by category.

Step 1: Navigate to the publish tab. Near the bottom left side select Goods Grid. This will display a code to embed a grid view that contains all of your good items. However, we want to display only the goods that have certain categories attached to them.

Step 2: In the text box below Goods Categories select all of the categories that you want to display on your embed.

Step 3 (Optional): If you would like your customer to have the option of filtering by these categories on the embed, select the check box that says “Allow consumers to filter by these category names”

Step 4: Copy the new Embed code that appears at the bottom.

Step 5: Navigate to the backend of your website where you will paste the embed code.

Step 6: Paste the Embed Code in the designated HTML embed frame.

Step 7: Publish the changes to your website and then double check how it looks on your website.

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Booking Confirmation Messages and Welcome Messages

Hello Everyone,

In the past few weeks I have received some questions about the Booking Confirmation Message and the Welcome Message features of PlaceFull. With this article I hope to clear up any confusion people have about these two messages.

Both the Booking Confirmation Message and Welcome Message are features that you can use in PlaceFull to customize the Booking Confirmation Email that the customer receives after making a booking. However, there is a difference between the two…

Booking Confirmation Message: Here you can enter a message for your customers that will be included in every booking confirmation email. It will be included at the top of each booking confirmation. See the picture below for reference.

Welcome Message: Here you can enter a message for your customers that is specific to the event/listing that is being booked. It will be included in the bottom of the booking confirmation email. See the picture below for reference.

Links for creating Booking Confirmation Message and Welcome Messages:

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Tips & Tricks for Reducing Calendar Latency

In the past few months we have receive several comments about the calendar view not loading quickly when image files have been attached to the calendar notes. Unfortunately, the calendar notes were not originally intended to support image files. However, as many of you know, the calendar now has the ability to support images to an extent. The catch is that when images are attached to the calendar notes the calendar loads much slower than it typically would.

Until we can provide a better solution for speeding up the load time of the calendar with images, we would like to provide you with some tips and tricks to help reduce calendar latency.

We have decided to test the speed at which calendar-based images affect calendar loading time on the website and so we can better inform our accounts on how to decrease calendar latency. We tested several different images at different sizes and attached them to different combinations of days on the calendar to see how load time was affected. We also tested with individual pictures being attached to days and multiple pictures being attached to individual days.

Here is what we found…

  1. The larger the file, the longer the load time (Obviously)
    1. We recommend resizing photos to be smaller than 100 KB in file size
    2. Anything more than 1 MB will significantly increase latency
  2. The more pictures attached to individual calendar days, the longer the load time.
    1. We recommend no more than two pictures per day
  3. The more days the pictures are posted to the longer the load time
    1. We recommend you do not repeat calendar notes with image files in them
    2. If you do repeat a note with a picture, don’t repeat the note for more than 30 days
  4. The more photo files you use in the calendar the longer the load time
    1. Avoid using more than 5 unique file images on the calendar at one time
    2. Each additional file image attached to the calendar is another file that needs to load before it can be viewed, the less the better.


If you do choose to attach image files to your calendar in PlaceFull, we hope that these notes will help to reduce customer facing calendar latency.

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New Tax Reports Added

We are happy to announce our latest release of 2020. We have added two new reports to the PlaceFull Reports section. To find these reports, navigate to the Reports > Billing Section. You will find the two new reports at the top of the list just above the “Daily Payout Summary”. The “Billing and Tax Details” and “Billing and Tax Totals” Reports offer an easy way to view your taxable goods and listings in one location. We are hoping these reports will help streamline everyones work flow this tax season. The “Billing and Tax Details” report gives you a detailed look at the tax collected on each individual transaction that occurred during the selected time period. The “Billing and Tax Totals” report gives you a summary view of the tax collected during the selected period.

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TBT Feature Refresh! Listing Settings – PlaceFull Hacks


You guys ever get sick of having to go through and un-publish listings once that event is over? Have you ever been annoyed when you have to go through multiple pages of checkout to finally order whatever it is you were ordering? Well, we have a solution for both of those issues, and they both are on the Listing Settings page. Below I will explain how to turn these on and what it will look like to the customer making a booking.

Listing Settings: Auto Un-Publishing

This small feature will make your life easier once the event is over because the night after your event is finished, you will not have to worry about people being able to see events from the past week, month or even a year earlier. The night after your event, engaging this feature will make the software go through and un-publish all events that are over. It will make your website look more professional and people won’t see an event and get excited but then realize that it was over already. With all that stuff being said, here is how you turn this feature on.

1. Start by going to and signing into your account.

2. Now go to the Manage tab on the menu bar. When it is clicked once, it will have a few options, select Listing Settings.

3. Next, click the check box underneath Publishing. 

4. Done! Now your listings that have a specific end date will be unpublished after that date.


Listing Settings: Checkout

This is another small feature but it may make your customer not as stressed. Once you turn it on, it will put all the checkout steps into one page instead of 3 or 4. This is purely based on your opinion if it is better or not, though many people like how its only one page. Now, here is how you do it.

1. Start by going to and signing into your account.

2. Now go to the Manage tab on the menu bar. When it is clicked once, it will have a few options, select Listing Settings.

3. Now, click the check box under Checkout. It will have a box then say Use a single page checkout.

4. Done! Now your checkout page is only one page rather than 3 or 4.

Now that you have activated both these listings, here is what the one page checkout will look like.

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TBT Feature Refresh! Posting Listings to Facebook


In this week’s Throwback Thursday Feature Refresh we highlight posting individual listings to Facebook! This will help with getting more bookings for a public event because people will just be scrolling on Facebook and see a cool event and then book it right there. It’s basically a free advertisement on facebook, that is if they follow your page. Here is a link to the tutorial as well as PlaceFulls knowledge base for other help and features.

In this quick and easy tutorial, i will show you how to post an individual listing on your facebook feed. This will let your customers who follow you on facebook easily be able to book that listing if they are interested. With that being said, lets get started.

1. Start by going to your Placefull account.

2. Then go to your listings page.

3. Next, scroll to wherever the listing is on your page that you want to post and select the blue Share button. It also has the small facebook logo on the button. I boxed it in red in the picture below. fblisting1

4. Now a Facebook popup will come up. There are a few things you can do here. Starting near the top, you can write something about the listing. Then on the bottom left, you can select where you want to post it, whether thats your news feed or your story. Then on the bottom right, you can select you can see your post. You can say public, or only your followers.                                    fblisting2

5. lastly, select the blue Post to Facebook button on the bottom of the page.

Here is a video as well to help guide you through this.

If you are still confused, call PlaceFull support at (206) 624-0295 or you can email


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TBT Feature Refresh – Everything Categories!


In this week’s Throwback Thursday Feature Refresh we highlight organizing your listings in Categories! This will help make it easier for your customers to navigate your website. If you want to put all your kids events in one area and adult events in another, you can do it if you follow the few steps below. Here is a link to the tutorial as well on PlaceFulls knowledge base.

Also if you want to see a good example of how one of PlaceFulls customers uses categories, go to this link. If you hover over their “Events” bar on top, you can see how they separated their events into Kids, Adults and Parties.

  1. Start by going to the “Manage” tab on PlaceFull, then hit the “Categories” tab. category_1.jpg
  2. Next, click “Add New Category”. Category_2.jpg
  3. Next, you will name your category by selecting the “Category Name” title bar. Then select the listings that follow under the category by selecting the “Valid Listings” type bar. Then click “Save”. Category_3.jpg
  4. Next step, you will go to “Publish” in the menu bar. Category_6.jpg
  5. You will now scroll down a little bit till you see the “Listing Categories” title bar. Select the category you want to post to your website. A text box with the HTML code will appear below. Copy this HTML code and paste it to your website in the HTML text box your website creator holds.category_7.jpg

If you want to learn how to add a listing to a category from the listing then continue:

  1. Go to the listing you want to add to a category. Then, click on the green edit button that is boxed with a red box in the image below. Category_4.jpg
  2. Next, click on the “Category” text box and select what category/s you want to add to the listing.category_5.jpg
  3. Then “Save” and your are good to go.

If you still need help, please call or email PlaceFull support.

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Throwback Thursday Feature Refresh!


In this week’s Throwback Thursday Feature Refresh we highlight being able Notes in the calendar!

This feature has been out for a while, but some people forget about it or are too new to not even know how to use it. The notes feature can be useful for saying the manager will be out of town, or the store will be closing early, or maybe just a reminder to prep for the party that day! There are so many different ways you could use this feature to your advantage. Oh, and you may be thinking that you don’t want all of your customers to know these notes, well you don’t have to worry. These Notes don’t show up on your actual calendar! It’s just for you and your employees! With that being said, here is how you create a note in the calendar…

  1. Start by going to your calendar on your PlaceFull accountred.jpg
  2. Next click on either the day you want the note (In this it’s the 10th) or the “Add Note” button on the right side.calen.jpg
  3. Next, a screen like this will come up. Make sure “Add Note” is selected on the top, NOT “Block off time”. From here you can pick the day, the time, and write the actual note. Then click “Save” and you’re done!Note.jpg

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Throwback Thursday Feature Refresh!


In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we highlight the Categories feature!

This feature has been out for quite some time, but it seems that only a fraction of our merchants are using it. It could really help parents who are looking for events focused around kids, or for adults looking for a date night and they want to narrow the search down to just adult activities. If you want a video and steps to help you set categories up, hit this link or follow the directions below.

Otherwise here are some simple steps to get you headed in the right direction!

  1. Start on your PlaceFull Dashboard.
  2. Click on the “Manage” tab in the menu. Then click on the “Category” tab. Cat
  3. Next, click on the green “Add new Category” button.egg.jpg
  4. Add the category name, existing listings it goes to, and a brief description. Then hit “Save”.Orrrrr
  5. You just created a new category.
  6. Here is a link to a video if you’re still confused heres a video.

Another way to create categories is if you follow these steps below:

  1. Make sure you are on PlaceFull’s website on your listings page.
  2. To start, you must be in “edit” mode of a listing.
  3. Then, hit the top middle edit button.
  4. Next click “Add a new category here” preferably on the “here”.
  5. This will take you to another tab where you can add a category name, valid listings, and a brief description. Once done with that hit “save” and go back to the original tab.
  6. From here exit the edit screen and open it again and the new category should be in there if you added it to this specific listing.
  7. If not, click on the category search bar and locate your category and add it to the listing.
  8. Make sure to save it by clicking on the green “Save” button!
  9. Here is a link to a video if you are still confused watch this video to!

To Add a Listing to a category:

  1. First, go to the listing.
  2. Click on green “Edit” circle.list.jpg
  3. Then, under the “Category” section click the category/s that you want this listing to go into. Hit “Save” and you are done.ings.jpg


Come back next week for another Throwback Thursday Blog Post!


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Top Apps for Artists 2018

Newest smartphone technology has given us the ability to have the world at our fingertips.  With HD display and powerful cameras, iPhone has given a platform for artists to connect with one another through their passions.  Digital art has become a huge trend and provides the ability for artists to take what they love on the go. Feeling inspired while outside of the studio? Wanting to capture a moment on vacation but don’t have the tools to do so?  Bring your creativity to life through these apps… and then back to your studio!

Tayasui Sketches App

Price: FREE


Where to Download: App store

Tayasui is a drawing & painting app with a long list of tools and features for any digital artist.  Some of these tools include felt pen, oil pastel, watercolor, and acrylic brushes. This app is also compatible with the iPad for those who prefer a different platform.  A pro version of the app sells for $5.99 and includes even more tools and add-ons.

App Store Rating: 4.5/5

Paper byFiftyThree

Price: FREE

Where to Download: App Store

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With over 25 million users, “Paper by FiftyThree” is one of the worlds largest sketching apps and it has helped many find their own creative space within the app.  Auto-correction makes it easy to draw clean straight lines while at the same time giving the artist freedom.  Great for on the go art and provides a simple user interface! If you want an upgrade from the free version, PaperPro goes for 6.99 for 6 months.

App Store Rating: 4.5/5

Sketch Club App

Price: 2.99

Where to Download: App Store

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The Sketch Club App lets you draw and paint while sharing what you create with a whole community within the app.  Bringing artistic and creative people together all over the world, the Sketch Club App is great for those wanting a more social drawing and painting experience.

App store rating: 4.9/5

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Price: FREE

Where to Download: App Store

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

Adobe Photoshop Sketch gives users the ability to choose from over 24 brushes, this app is essentially Photoshops brush feature in app form.  This app also lets users share their drawing process with an automated time-lapse video feature.


App Store Rating: 4.8/5