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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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NEW SMARTER ONLINE BOOKING – FROM PLACEFULL

SMARTFULL™

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NEW SMARTER ONLINE BOOKING – FROM PLACEFULL

A new all-in-one solution with online booking, marketing, and data analytics.

SmartFull™ was created to make it easy for you to know the latest status of your business, send email communications to your customers, promote your listings on your Facebook page, and so much more.

PlaceFull was started two years ago to help you get more online bookings night and day. We help your business take advantage of the web and how almost everyone does business online today. How often do you call a business these days to make a reservation, find out if they have certain products, or book activities and events? Your customers are the same. They want to search and book online with your business. It’s less and less common for them to pick up the phone and call your business to book events and activities. We are helping to make it easy for your business to have all the online capabilities you need without all the complexity or cost.

We are working to help grow your online business by:

  1. Making you more money with less resources, not more
  2. Getting your customers to come back — everyone knows it is much easier to get repeat business than new business
  3. Consistently communicating with your customers and prospects to keep them engaged and interested

PlaceFull’s new SmartFull™ technology offers a customized solution for your business for online booking management and promotions to increase revenue with existing and new clients. SmartFull™ was created to make it easy to know the online health of your business, send email communications, promote your listings, and develop repeat and referral business.

Today, Online Scheduling Providers only provide half the solution merchants need to grow their online business. PlaceFull is the only company that combines both online scheduling and booking along with online marketing and promotions. Merchants today have to buy and implement several different solutions in order to get the basic functionality that PlaceFull with SmartFull™ provides. Even better, PlaceFull integrates it all in one offer; you get one seamless experience, one dashboard, one login, and best of all, one complete online booking and promoting solution.

The offering includes three primary capabilities:

  1. A snapshot of your online health that tells you what you need to do to improve to make more money.

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  1. Custom Alerts to help you automate the management of bookings and improve online booking performance. They can:
  • Show you the best listings
  • Remind you of the need for new listings
  • Suggest social media postings for listings
  • Suggest email promotions

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  1. Integrated emails to promote listings and stay in touch with customers who have booked with the business in the past. You can automatically send to customers based on a specific listing. Your customer emails are already stored in PlaceFull. There is no need to pay for other email solutions.

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SmartFull™ helps you make more money by:

  • Automating processes for managing and promoting your business online
  • Developing greater exposure for your business through online sales and marketing strategies to stay in touch with customers to repeat their activity and event experience
  • Targeting the best customers with the least expense using an integrated email platform
  • Competing more effectively and get the bookings you deserve
  • Creating meaningful events to get repeat business from existing customers and acquire new customers
  • Tracking results to ensure resources are being allocated to the best activity and event performers for repeat and new business

 

80% of consumers expect 24×7 access to businesses online. They want to schedule and pay without waiting — instant gratification. They want to go from looking to booking.

Businesses want personal relationships with their prospects and customers. Letting people book online can increase personal interaction. When a customer books online, it’s like raising a hand for attention. Good businesses know that they make the most money from their best customers. When a customer purchases online they can be sold to again, used for referrals, and bring more business.

Only PlaceFull with SmartFull™ offers a complete solution to meet and exceed your customer expectations to book with you online, come back for more, and let all of their friends have amazing experiences with you.

 

Find out more about how you can use PlaceFull with SmartFull ™

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How the New Image-Based Calendar View Works

There is a third way to embed your PlaceFull listings on your website and Facebook page. And we are calling it “Calendar View.” This feature is included in your monthly subscription fee. Big thanks to all the merchants who offered their opinions on this feature. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Thumbs up, let’s do this.

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Taxes, Advanced Reporting And Copy Listings All New Features

At any point, if you are confused about a feature, please feel free to email Ben or me (Adam). We’d love to help. It’s important to our entire team that you feel confident utilizing new features – quickly. In the end, we create them to make it easier for you to run your business with PlaceFull. When you’re happy, we’re happy!

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