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3 Reasons You Can’t Afford To Live Without Online Ticketing Software

Posted by Grey Burnett on Sep 11, 2012 3:18:00 PM

It seems strange that online ticketing has only been in the mainstream for a decade or so. For a while, it was mostly concert tickets purchased through Ticketmaster. Then, slowly but surely, movie theatres and some larger parks like theme parks and zoos started to offer tickets online. Now, nearly every entertainment venue from trampoline parks and laser tag facilities to water parks and aquariums offers some type of online ticket sales.

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Topics: online sales & bookings, theatres, trampoline parks

New Features: iPod-based Mobile Ticket And Card Validation

Posted by Brant Burnett on Aug 30, 2012 8:00:00 AM

With CenterEdge Advantage 12.1, we released an iPod-based platform for mobile validation of tickets and cards called CenterEdge Mobile.  We recently released a lot of great new features, but this is one of my personal favorites.  It opens up a whole new world of possibilities for parks and family entertainment centers, and does so at a very reasonable cost.

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Topics: FEC, releases, theatres, museums, waterparks, zoos & aquariums, parks, new features

How Long Will It Take to Pay for a FEC POS Software?

Posted by Marcus Mayer on May 25, 2012 8:50:00 AM

Certainly the most frequently asked question of us is not "how long will it take to pay for the software?", but rather "how much does a system cost?".  I can completely understand and appreciate the mentality when there are so many POS software sales people out there pushing their "low monthly fee", without highlighting their features (or lack thereof).  If cost and a spiel from a slick salesman are NOT the most important factors in your evaluation of point of sale software, we have created a calculator just for you!  I'm not saying cost shouldn't be a most certainly should be a major factor.  However, if you can find a system that can assist in increasing your bottom line; through expense savings and revenue generation; then why pay the "low" monthly fee for something that is no better than a cash register?

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Topics: FEC, laser tag, point of sale, theatres, trampoline parks, waterparks, zoos & aquariums, managing your business, skating, restuarants & bars

3 Reasons Your POS needs an Integrated Credit Card Solution

Posted by Rick Smith on Apr 26, 2012 8:32:00 AM

In a fast-paced FEC, efficiency and accuracy are the keys to keeping the lines moving and the revenue flowing.  

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Topics: FEC, Credit Cards, laser tag, point of sale, theatres, trampoline parks, parks

Selling Tickets Online? Should You Charge a Fee for the Transaction?

Posted by Marcus Mayer on Apr 20, 2012 10:36:00 AM

Recently I got into a discussion with one of our trampoline park operators on whether they should charge a transactional fee for their online tickets.  The conversation reminded me that I wrote a blog a few months ago titled "How Much Is Convenience Worth?", where I discussed the viability of charging a "convenience fee" for online transactions.

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Topics: FEC, online sales & bookings, birthday, capacity, theatres, trampoline parks, museums, waterparks, zoos & aquariums, parks

Signs of the Times – Why your FEC should go Digital

Posted by Rick Smith on Apr 13, 2012 8:00:00 AM

It doesn’t matter if your business is laser tag, roller skating, trampoline parks or anything in between – one thing that every family entertainment center needs is signage. Whether you are showing concession prices above your POS, movie times in your theater, or just saying Happy Birthday to one of your party guests of honor, nothing draws a customer’s eyes like a well-designed sign.

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Topics: FEC, laser tag, point of sale, theatres, trampoline parks, parks, skating, marketing, restuarants & bars, retail, digital signage

Employee Scheduling: 5 Steps to Finding Lost Time

Posted by Rick Smith on Feb 21, 2012 10:10:00 AM

Have you ever noticed that the chores we dislike the most are often the tasks where we are most reluctant to change our methods?  I cannot count how many times my wife has complained to me about spending hours creating a schedule that finally balances all of our employees requests for time off with their complaints that they need more hours, only to get a last-minute "emergency" time off request that changes everything.  So being the ever-helpful and thoughtful husband, I would usually reply with "Why don't you ditch the excel spreadsheets and the sticky notes and find some good scheduling software?"

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Topics: FEC, laser tag, point of sale, theatres, trampoline parks, museums, waterparks, zoos & aquariums, parks, managing your business, time clock & scheduling, skating, restuarants & bars, retail, inflatables, camps & daycare, time clock

Tips to Securing Your Cash Through a Point of Sale System

Posted by Marcus Mayer on Feb 15, 2012 8:03:00 AM

Whether you are a zoo, a waterpark, a museum, a fec, a theme park, or a skating center, securing your cash is one the main reasons you invest into a point of sale system.  It seems simple.  The cashiers enter everything into your point of sale, so you should be protected...right?

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Topics: FEC, laser tag, point of sale, theatres, trampoline parks, museums, waterparks, zoos & aquariums, parks, managing your business, loss prevention, skating, restuarants & bars, retail, inflatables, camps & daycare

Generate Revenue With Online Ticket Sales

Posted by Marcus Mayer on May 13, 2008 4:29:00 AM

With the advent of the World Wide Web, internet sales have been a great way to help a business improve their revenue by generating additional sales. Recently, online ticket sales have become more and more prevalent. In order to help our clients improve their business, we've implemented the Advantage Web online system.

Advantage Web allows you to sell tickets to your customers quickly and easily. It supports both regular and will call ticketing, and uses barcodes to control access. The barcodes can be validated at any Point of Sale station, or using turnstiles. Even better, we collect customer information for each transaction, helping you to build your customer database for marketing.

For our clients who operate movie theatres, laser tag, or other
capacity managed venues we can also sell capacity managed tickets. The web server and your local server remain in constant communication to prevent overselling tickets, and allow you to continue to sell tickets online right up until the time of the show or event

The biggest advantage of using Advantage Web is the seamlessness of the integration to your existing software. You manage the system directly from Manager Console, just by enabling specific ticket items for sale on the web. You can also provide pictures, descriptions, alternate pricing, convenience fees, and many other options. After a sale is completed, all of the sales data is immediately transmitted back to your local system, and appears alongside all of your other sales data.

Also, setup is quick and painless. We will host the service on our servers so you don't need to worry about internet connection stability, security, or any of the other issues related to operating a web store. You just have to add a link from your web site to the store. We can even work with your to make your online store look as much like your website as possible.

Also, later this summer we'll be adding web-based party booking to the system. Once that system is complete, you'll be able to use the same web system for both ticket sales and party bookings, with the same seamless integration to your existing software.

So if you're interested in quickly and easily adding online ticket sales to the services that you offer your customers, just give us a call at (336) 598-5934 or e-mail us at for pricing. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to increase your business and join the information era!
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Topics: online sales & bookings, point of sale, capacity, theatres, trampoline parks

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