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Feature Release Update – Deposit Pricing

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Deposit Pricing is officially live for PlaceFull merchants! Check out the benefits below and start collecting deposits today for your parties, camps, and events.

  • Choose your Deposit Type – Set deposits to a dollar amount or a percentage depending on your event type.
  • Automatic Balance Charges – Set a date and time for when you want to collect the remaining balance and the customer will be charged automatically.
  • Automated Customer Confirmation Emails – Customers will automatically receive confirmation emails when they are charged the remaining balance.
  • Collect your Money Faster – Instead of waiting until the day of the event, collect your full balance a few days before and get your money faster.
  • Reduce No-Shows – Collect a deposit upfront to reduce last minute cancellations.

Check out this Knowledge Base article for step-by-step instructions on setting up deposit pricing for your listings.


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Throwback Thursday – Quick Facebook Trick to Get More Bookings

 

Do you know about the Facebook call to action feature? We did a quick spot check of our merchant’s Facebook pages and realized many were not leveraging this powerful feature!

Check out the simple steps below and in less than 2 minutes, you can increase your online bookings with a Book Now call to action button on your Facebook page.

  1. Go to your Facebook business page and click the call to action drop-down arrow on the right side of your cover photo. Step 1.png
  2. Click Edit call to action from the menu.
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  3. A window will pop up with an option to Choose a Button and enter a Website URL. Click the drop-down arrow and select Book Now and then enter the Website URL that links to your PlaceFull listings or calendar. Click Save Changes and you are finished! Step 3

Feel free to give your PlaceFull Account Manager a call at (206)624-0295, we are happy to help!

If you aren’t a PlaceFull merchant yet and are interested in signing up for our online booking solution, click the button below to get started with a product demonstration or give us a call at (206)624-0295 and we will get you set up!

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February Feature Release Update

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Our team has been hard at work this year!

We continue to develop our feature-rich online booking solution by listening to customer requests and conducting research to uncover future needs.

This month has been a huge one for us! We developed and released several powerful new tools to keep small businesses across the US thriving.

The Color-Coded Interactive Calendar

The launch of our Interactive Online Booking Calendar was a huge success with our merchants last year. We stepped it up a notch this year and have launched the ability to organize your calendar by class type or staff member! Allow customers to select a class type or a preferred teacher and the interactive calendar on your website will sort and filter based on their choices.

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glassybaby + PlaceFull – Online Booking Customer Testimonial

We are thrilled to be partnered with a unique charitable organization that creates and sells glass votives around the world, benefitting hundreds of charities with over $4.4 million in giving so far!

As glassybaby has grown, they have expanded to multiple locations and now offer a variety of events. Check out the video below to learn how PlaceFull’s Online Booking Solution has helped them manage their classes, events, and space rental reservations.

Special thank you to Margaret Dobrowolski,  glassybaby Events Coordinator and Store Manager, for the awesome testimonial video! Visit their website to learn more about glassybaby and their mission.

Are you interested in learning more about what PlaceFull can do for your business?

Click here to schedule a product demonstration at your convenience, and one our our team members will be in touch!


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PlaceFull Announces: Charity Giving Program

Join PlaceFull’s Charity Referral Program and help us reach our goal of $100,000 in donations this year! 

We are super excited to announce our new Charity Referral Program! Our customers have always been our greatest advocates, so we developed a program that rewards both the customer as well as a local charity of their choice.

PlaceFull supports small businesses and the communities in which they thrive. Our new Charity Referral Program not only rewards small business owners and their friends, but it also provides an opportunity for them to give back to their local communities. You can learn more about the program here.

With our new program, customers can earn up to $500 in Visa Gift Cards for themselves as well as up to a $500 donation to the charity of their choice.

How it Works:


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The Amazing Art Studio – Merchant of the Month

We are happy to announce our January Merchant of the Month – The Amazing Art Studio! Owners Julya and John Myers have been using PlaceFull’s online booking software for over 2 years to help run their Washington, D.C. do-it-yourself art studio.80% (1)

amazing art studioWe wrote about their early success a couple of years ago, and since then their year over year growth has been phenomenal with an 80% increase in online booking revenue last year!

The studio’s most successful event was their Amazing Artist Summer Camp which drove over $20,000 in online bookings.

The Amazing Art studio does a great job of promoting their classes, camps, and parties with online booking on their Facebook page as well as their website.

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Throwback Thursday – Syncing your Calendars

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Wouldn’t it be nice to see all of your bookings directly on your iPhone and iPad? How about the convenience of seeing blocked off availability on your Gmail calendar? With PlaceFull’s Calendar Integration tool, you can see your most up-to-date availability at a glance from any device.

  • Gmail
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Android
  • Outlook
  • Hotmail

To learn how to overlay your PlaceFull detailed booking calendar on your day to day calendar, check out this Knowledge Base article.

If you have questions or need help getting set-up, your dedicated Account Managers (Ben and Katie) are just a phone call or email away!