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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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meg-art pottery studios – merchant of the month

we are happy to announce our august merchant of the month – sherry from meg-art pottery studios

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twenty years ago sherry found herself creating and selling art at festivals in her free time. fast forward to today and she and her husband scott are living their dream as the owners of a thriving art studio in huntersville, nc.

with sarcasm, laughs, family, and a love for art only countered by her dislike of upper-case letters (hence the lack thereof here), her and her husband scott created meg-art in 1997 and haven’t looked back. the meg-art family also consists of their three daughters megan, allee, and darby, and their pups madi and kodi.

 

 

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Hands on Pottery – A Case Study

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Back in ancient times, potters handmade each piece of pottery using the coiling method. Can you imagine the time it took? Fast forward to the modern methods of today and the progress in technology. Today, artists can create more advanced designs, more precisely, and with less time.

For Michele Thara, owner of Hands On pottery, this is exactly what PlaceFull has done to help her manage her thriving studio.

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These 7 Pottery Studios are Doing Something Special

We are inspired, by you!

Everyday is special, but some days are celebrated more than others – whether it’s with family and friends or that special someone. These days I’m talking about are normally marked on your calendar. They are reminders – reminders to be thankful for what you have and to not dwell on what you don’t have. However, not everyone gets to celebrate. Some people actually make sacrifices for others. These people are you.

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7 Halloween Activities Created By Pottery Studios

Days are getting a little shorter and the morning breeze is getting a little crisper. Leaves are changing colors. Companies are starting to add a little spook to their offices. Grocery stores are selling even larger variety packs of candy. Your Facebook newsfeed is stuffed pumpkins. Kids are starting to obsess about costumes. And of course, Starbucks is selling their traditional Pumpkin Spice Latte.

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How 5 Studio Owners Brushed Their Fears Away

It began with a ring…

Over a year ago, PlaceFull received a call from a studio (we’ll keep the name confidential – let’s call them Ace Pottery Studio) that was interested in offering their customers the convenience of booking parties and events online. Ace Pottery Studio not only wanted to reduce staff hours spent on the phone during the day, but they also wanted a way to make additional revenue after normal business hours. They wanted to be open 24/7! They turned to PlaceFull for help.

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Amazing Art Studio – A Case Study

Amazing Art Studio has the largest locally-owned do-it-yourself art studio in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Join them to paint pottery, create mosaics, fuse glass, and paint canvases. They are ideal for events like birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, scouting events, team building, and just a little art therapy. 

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