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Merchant of the Month – Kids Place 4 Fun

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 Samara’s Story

Kid’s Place 4 Fun was a mere dream for Samara when she began her journey as a young business owner at the age of 23. Her love for creativity and child psychology sparked the idea of opening an art studio so she could help kids learn quotes-7how to express themselves with creativity. In September of 2000, she took a leap of faith and opened Kid’s Place 4 Fun. With a little trial and error, she quickly learned what worked for her, and what she needed to do to get her business to take off. 16 years later she is happily married, a proud mom of two, and is successfully living her dream of running a business that has brought joy to countless kids.

Samara’s Website and Online Booking Success with PlaceFull

august-2After establishing her business, Samara started to noticed the trend of more people using the internet for things like online booking. When she found PlaceFull, she knew she had found the right place to help her optimize her online presence.

PlaceFull designed a new website for Samara and she has seen her bookings sky rocket! Since the new site went live, she has had 7x as many online bookings. Her strategically placed “Book Now” buttons and easy ways for customers to navigate to her event pages has made it simple for customers to place their reservations online.

New Avenues of Business

As her bookings roll in, Samara has found that PlaceFull’s Online Booking is not only easy, but it has freed up a huge chunk of her time. She now spends less time on the phone and less time having to manage her booking calendar. With more time on her hands, Samara has gone from focusing on walk-in painting and parties for the past 16 years, to now being able to offer classes and workshops as well!quotes-8

Convenience, Convenience, Convenience

PlaceFull has made booking online convenient for Samara’s customers as well as for her. She now has the luxury of being able to manage her business from anywhere and is able to do a lot of work from home without having to stress about being away from her business. Most importantly, this means getting to spend more time with her family.

PlaceFull’s Awesome Customer Support

14262611_1765727533667009_434507175_n-copyThe customer support Samara has received throughout her experience with PlaceFull has been one of the key factors in her successful transition to online booking. 

“You guys helped so much and have always been there for us through everything. I can text you guys and you respond right away and make me feel that you’re genuinely concerned about what I’m concerned about. You respect our business and that it’s our livelihood.”

At PlaceFull, we really strive to be there for our customers. Online booking is meant to bring ease to the hectic life of a business owner, and we are always there to help do just that every step of the way. 

Recap of Samara’s PlaceFull Perks 

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More about Kids Place 4 Fun

Kid’s Place 4 Fun is a drop-in art studio and premiere party place located in Needham, MA. If you’re in the area, be sure to visit and take your pick of painting pottery, plaster, or canvas, mining for gems, or making a candle – Samara and her staff would love to have you!

To learn more about PlaceFull give us a call at (206)624-0295 or click here to schedule a chat with us.


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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 Update – Add-on Images

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Add-on images are officially live for PlaceFull merchants! Check out the benefits below and start adding images to your add-ons to catch consumers eyes.

  • Visibility – Adding images increases the visibility of your add-ons making consumers more likely to see and select them. Plain text is boring and easy to glance over.
  • Availability – When your customer books over the phone they may not know about all of the add-ons your business has to offer. Using PlaceFull’s add-on menu along with visuals helps to show all of the products and services your business has available.
  • Added Revenue – Actively promoting and using add-ons increases revenue by 37.3% per booking. Using images is an excellent strategy to promote add-ons and generate extra revenue!
  • Customization – Every business is unique. Use images from your business to make add-ons pop and show consumers why your business is awesome!

Check out this Knowledge Base article to get step by step instructions for setting up your add-on images.


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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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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.

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Software for Small Businesses: Depth vs. Breadth

Whether you are shopping for small business software or developing it, there are thousands of choices in the market. Historically, Software as a Service (SaaS) was built one of two ways – as an industry specific depth solution or a more general breadth solution. As expected, the SaaS industry has evolved and with that there has been an emergence of a new kind of software – the hybrid solution.Breadth FeaturesApply to All

Hybrid solutions are disrupting the small business SaaS space and being built to serve the larger target market. These solutions include key depth features that are flexible and sufficient to meet the needs of the small business demographic and provide many other benefits that position them as the smartest and most economical choice in the market.

The PlaceFull team decided to tackle this topic in-depth and developed an easy to read white-paper to explain the emergence of hybrid software solutions for small businesses, why it is happening, and what it means for the industry. Click here to check it out, we hope you enjoy the read!

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