Maybe you already consistently use a calendar for your family entertainment center, but have you ever stopped to think about why your calendar is important, what it is that it brings to your company, your employees and your customers? A calendar is more than just a list of dates and events, it tells a story of your business practices, it provides information for employees, and it creates an organized and dependable tool that you can rely on for exceeding customers expectations. Depending on who you are, and what you do, a calendar will have different types of use and significance.
Family entertainment centers (FEC’s), inflatable party rental companies, skating/bowling or birthday party-catering companies are all businesses that need to use a centralized calendar as a great way to tap into online party booking revenue and to demonstrate the vibrancy of their business to the world. A calender that demonstrates a strong booking history will inspire customers to book slots quickly and in advance. This guarantees a revenue stream for months at a time and promotes immediate decision making on the part of your customers.
There are some things that are essential for your bookings calendar. For one thing, full POS system integration is imperative. It is important that your employees can access current and fool-proof data at any given moment to avoid any accidental over-bookings.
Another important aspect is calendar curation. This means you need to be able to quickly and easily alter, edit, add and delete event content so that is relevant to your current availability, incorporating the real-time updates of your in-store bookings with online bookings.
The calendar on your website shows that your business is more than just a promotional website. It’s an actual map of all of the real-time events that take place within your company.
Along with birthday parties, LilYPad will now also automatically display any camps, classes and group events on the calendar. This allows you to see at a glance what is currently scheduled and when you need extra staff. Easily follow up with customers before they are coming to introduce them to other products and services that might interest them. Contact us today so we can show your how LilYPad’s calendar can make managing and tracking your most important information easy and efficient!
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