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Haunting Tales of Life without PlaceFull’s Online BOOking

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Happy Halloween from the PlaceFull Team!

Here at PlaceFull we make online booking easy and help your business grow to reach it’s full potential.

Whether you currently use a different online booking provider, or are still on the fence about using online booking – we thought we’d have a little fun this Halloween and tell you some haunting tales we’ve heard from our customers about life before PlaceFull… 

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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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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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