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It’s Official – PlaceFull & Color Me Mine Partner!

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Now Announcing – PlaceFull and Color Me Mine have officially partnered! As a leader in the online booking space, PlaceFull is thrilled to provide the Color Me Mine franchise with the solution they’ve been searching for. Franchiee owners nation wide can expect to save more time and money with PlaceFull by their side. Ultimately, the new partnership presents many exciting opportunities for both companies to grow and reach new heights.

Check out the news story here to get the full scoop!


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Merchant of the Month – Color Me Mine Cypress

logo.pngThe journey started just 3 years ago when the former Girl Scout Troop leaders, Katie Summerford and Vicki Burgess, got wind that their local Color Me Mine ceramics studio was up for sale. Before they knew it, Katie and Vicki went from crafting with girl scout troops, to crafting a business.

With their new business in the works, Katie and Vicki started to assess what they liked about the existing business model, and what they wanted to change. This lead to the realization that they were in need of a new online booking solution.

The Perfect Solution

While attending the annual CCSA (Contemporary Ceramic Studios Association) convention, Katie and Vicki discovered PlaceFull. The two business owners were drawn to the PlaceFull booth by smiling faces, and decided to stop and see what PlaceFull was all about. After running through a brief demo at the booth, it became clear that PlaceFull was the booking solution they had been looking for. While their former booking system could only manage parties, PlaceFull would allow them to offer classes, workshops, and other private events online.

When asked about their decision to sign up for PlaceFull, Katie said, “Do it. Make the change as soon as possible – you’ll be happy you did and you won’t regret it!”

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More Time, More Revenue

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Reliable Support

For owner Katie, one thing that really made the transition to PlaceFull painless was the customer support she received along the way from the PlaceFull support team. There are many resources available to PlaceFull merchants such as the PlaceFull Support page or the Copy of We had never sold out of a class before using PlaceFull! (12).pngPlaceFull Members Facebook page to make getting help easy! She was pleasantly surprised when she reached out for assistance and immediately got the help she needed.

PlaceFull’s Simplicity

The simplicity of PlaceFull was a breath of fresh air for the two studio owners. Since switching to PlaceFull, Katie and Vicki love how easy it is to navigate their account and set up events. Today, Katie finds herself creating events online in a matter of minutes and managing her booking calendar with ease.

Looking Forward

PlaceFull brings new found hope for Katie and Vicki for the coming new year as they watch their business grow. Impressed with her experience using PlaceFull, Katie even took it upon herself to share their studio’s success with fellow Color Me Mine franchise owners. Being a franchise owner, she knows how overwhelming implementing new business practices can be. Katie’s message to other Color Me Mine studios is clear… “you won’t regret it!”

More About Katie & Vicki

You can find Katie and Vicki’s Color Me Mine studio nestled away in beautiful Cypress, Texas. The studio is centered around ceramics and they have recently started experimenting with board art classes! With their out of the box thinking, Katie and Vicki even found a way to cut the cost of classes for their customers by taking the extra time to buy wood from Home Depot and cut the wood themselves.

Katie and Vicki go the extra mile for their customers and find happiness in bringing people together with art. Katie expressed, “during Christmas time, there were dozens of little gifts under trees out there that brought smiles to people’s faces on Christmas. Knowing that we played a little part in their happiness and making them smile is my favorite part of my job.”

If you’re in the Cypress area, be sure to visit or book an event with Color Me Mine – Katie and Vicki would love to have you!


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How to Get More Mobile Online Bookings on Facebook

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Is your Facebook optimized for mobile bookings?

Nowadays, we are finding that more and more people are using their mobile devices to keep in touch with the online world – especially when accessing Facebook. It’s important to make mobile booking easy for your customers and to optimize your Facebook business page. PlaceFull made a quick video to show you how to do just that – in 2 simple steps!

Watch our short video below and learn how to get more mobile bookings on Facebook!

or Follow the Steps Below to Optimize your Facebook for Mobile Bookings

  1. Login to your PlaceFull account
  2. Click the green drop-down arrow by your account name and select Your Page from the drop-down menu

Next, you will need to edit your Facebook Call to Action button using the steps below:

  1. Login to your Facebook Business page
  2. Click the blue button on the right side and select Edit Button from the drop-down menu
  3. This button usually defaults to “Call Now” – you will need to push the Back button and select Book Now as your Call to Action button.
  4. Copy and paste the web address from your PlaceFull one pager (or other desired destination)
  5. Click Save Changes

 

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

The PlaceFull Team


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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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