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FEATURE RELEASE: Printable Calendar, Easy Emailing, & Listing Management

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Here at PlaceFull, we highly value our customer feedback and use it to continually develop features to meet your needs. This month, we have some really awesome features we’re releasing – check out the details below to learn how to start using them today!

Printable Event Calendar

Our merchants have made numerous requests for printable event calendars and guess what – the wait is up!  Enjoy the convenience of exporting your event calendar so your can print it for customers or hang it on the door of your business for everyone to see.

Easy Email Shortcut

With PlaceFull’s new Easy Email shortcut button, send quick email messages to your customers prior or after their event from multiple places on your dashboard. Some customers like to book their event or class  weeks – even months in advance! To ensure their reservation doesn’t slip their mind, use our new Easy Email Feature to send customized reminder emails right before a class or event. See below for more great ways to use this feature:

  • Basic Event/Party reminder
  • Event Cancellations (Possibly for Inclement Weather)
  • Class/Event time change
  • Instructor change
  • Thank you note to customers after they attend an event
  • Reminder to bring additional items to their event (Personal items for event (like your own apron – for our art studios out there), party decorations, additional food items, BYOB reminders, etc.)

 Search Engine and Archive Folder for Listing Page

Managing  and organizing your PlaceFull events has never been easier. With our new Search feature,  just type in a keyword from your listing title and watch it appear! You can also Archive listings to save, store and quickly access your most commonly used listing templates.

Any questions? Feel free to give us a call at (206)624-0295 with any comments or concerns, we’d love to help you out as always!

The PlaceFull Team

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Throwback Thursday – Listing Add-ons with Photos

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This week’s Throwback Thursday feature instantly adds value to your online bookings!

Often customers prefer to book their party or event online. With our easy booking process, customers are able to place their reservation online, choose from a list of any extra items that they would like for their party, and pay for their event in a matter of minutes!

At the time of check out, it is hard for customers to resist add-on items for their party such as balloons, birthday cake, pizza, and more! We also find that our art studios love this feature to give their customers the option to upgrade their canvas size for their paint night event!

PlaceFull’s add-on feature allows you to add customized upgrade options to all of your PlaceFull listings – complete with photos! With custom upgrade photos, customers get more out of their event while you earn more money for your business!

Benefits of Using Add-ons:

  • Added Revenue – Actively using upgrade add-ons has been proven to increase revenue by 37.3% per booking!!
  • Listing Eye Candy – Make your upgrade options stick out with eye catching photos of the extras you offer! It’s hard for a customer to skip over a picture of a sizzling cheese pizza or birthday balloons that would top off that birthday party they just booked!
  • Customer Awareness – Visually lay all of your upgrade options out for customers online so they can easily add them to their event. When booking an event over the phone, customers may be unaware of the great add-ons your business has to offer and are much more likely to throw in extras when booking online.
  • Customization – Show your customers how awesome your business is with all of the great upgrade options you have to offer. Create unique upgrades with our custom add-on button and upload your favorite images to showcase your business!

 

Check out the examples below of what our upgrade options look like during the booking process!

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If you would like help setting up your listing upgrade options, give us a call anytime at (206) 624-0295 or email us at hello@placefull.com !


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Contest Winners Have Been Declared!

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We are back from yet another unforgettable CCSA Convention and are excited to announce the winners of our PlaceFull Photo Games Contest!

Over the past weekend, we received many wacky photos of what our CCSA buddies were up to during the convention! A big shout out to all of our CCSA friends who participated in the contest and kept us in the loop with all the fun going on at convention! Also, special thanks to Bisque Imports for their partnership in the contest and supplying us with $50, $100, and $250 gift card prizes!

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The winners of the photo contest are as follows:

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meg-art pottery studios – merchant of the month

we are happy to announce our august merchant of the month – sherry from meg-art pottery studios

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twenty years ago sherry found herself creating and selling art at festivals in her free time. fast forward to today and she and her husband scott are living their dream as the owners of a thriving art studio in huntersville, nc.

with sarcasm, laughs, family, and a love for art only countered by her dislike of upper-case letters (hence the lack thereof here), her and her husband scott created meg-art in 1997 and haven’t looked back. the meg-art family also consists of their three daughters megan, allee, and darby, and their pups madi and kodi.

 

 

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Throwback Thursday – Adding Your Calendar to Facebook

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On today’s Throwback Thursday we are bringing it back to one of our original Facebook integration features. Integrating your event calendar to Facebook is a great tool to give your social media followers an idea of your upcoming events. They can even book directly from the calendar, no website required.

Below is a quick walk through of how you can get your calendar integrated to Facebook.

1. Go to Facebook and download the Static HTML app Here and add this to your business’s Facebook page.

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2.Go to settings and choose the “Apps” menu. Click on “Edit Settings” under the Static HTML App. Then change the tab name to “Event Calendar” , save and close this tab.

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Why advertise with Facebook?

In today’s social media driven world, any business, no matter the size can benefit from using Facebook advertising to grow their business. Their ads are great because they are facebook_logo_detailcustomizable, highly targeted, and the best part, they are inexpensive!

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Throwback Thursday – Increase bookings by posting to Facebook

Throwback ThursdayDid you know that 33% of all PlaceFull bookings happen directly through Facebook? Not integrating your listings through Facebook means you’re losing booking opportunities! Here are some quick tips to get your listings Facebook integrated in just 10 minutes*.

Publishing your listings to Facebook can be done in 2 easy steps once you install the app. Installing the app is quick and easy.

Steps:

  1. From your Dashboard click on Publish in the top banner.
  2. Click on Facebook.
  3. Then click on “Install PlaceFull App”. (Make sure that you are not logged into your Facebook business page at this point. Be logged into your personal account. Facebook does not allow you to install apps to a business page when you are logged into that business page!)
  4. Click the drop down “Choose Facebook Pages” and select the business page you would like to add the app to.
  5. Click “Add Page Tab”.

Once it is added to Facebook make sure you log in to your business page and move it up to the top row!

Steps:

  1. Click on More and then Manage Tabs.

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2. Click and Drag book it to right below About and click on save.

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*At PlaceFull we understand that not everyone is a tech wizard, so if setting this feature up on your own takes you any longer than 10 minutes give our help desk a call at (206)-552-1177  and we will be happy to set it up for you.