CenterEdge Software Blog

3 Things You Can Do Today So Your FEC’s Online Sales Come Back Strong

Posted by Sherry Howell on Apr 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Schedule your free upgrade to the new Advantage Web before May 31 and CenterEdge will also provide custom theming at no cost.

Your FEC’s or amusement park’s online store is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal to help you rebound from the COVID-19 crisis.  Allowing guests to buy from you anytime, anywhere and on any device can increase sales of any product or combo you offer.

If you haven't already, take advantage of this opportunity and put your facility in position to reap the benefits of CenterEdge’s newest online store experience by upgrading for free to Advantage Web. Here are 3 advantages of upgrading your online store now. 

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Topics: FEC, Access Control, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Facility Operations, Online Sales & Ticketing

3 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your FEC's Liability Waiver Now

Posted by Sherry Howell on Apr 1, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Upgrade your waiver system now to prepare your business to welcome guests back.

While your first priorities right now are to keep those around you healthy and safe, you’re no doubt thinking of how to reduce the impacts of this unforeseen situation on your business.

In addition to keeping abreast of what medical organizations and local authorities are communicating, remember that member organizations such as IAAPA, IATP and AMOA offer a wealth of resources, legislative action items and continual updates to help you stay informed.

With the time you have left managing all those very important tasks, it’s a good idea to address all those other important, but not previously urgent, action items you’ve been meaning to take care of so that when you’re ready to reopen, you’ll set out at maximum efficiency.  

Once the isolation restrictions lift, your FEC or amusement facility will want to be prepared to welcome the public and your guests back. If your facility uses liability waivers, now is a great time to upgrade your waiver system so that you offer guests a better experience than ever. Here are 3 benefits you’ll see as a result.

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Topics: FEC, Access Control, CenterEdge Advantage POS, Integrated Waivers, Facility Operations, Online Sales & Ticketing

CenterEdge Pro Tip: Manage Membership Billing and Season Pass Terms

Posted by Sherry Howell on Mar 25, 2020 11:10:48 AM

Learn how to manage your membership program billing and season pass terms in today's CenterEdge Pro Tip.

As our industry is experiencing shortened hours and closures, you might be wondering what to do about your membership programs and how to make sure season pass holders will get the most from your passes.

Today's CenterEdge Pro Tip provides insights into two scenarios with tips to help you implement billing changes for memberships or change the expiration date of passes and season passes so that you can continue to support your guests and your business.

More detailed instructions can be found in the resource links below. Don't hesitate to reach out to CenterEdge support for any help. 


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Topics: Memberships, Access Control, Facility Operations

Free Point of Sale System Checklist

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 22, 2019 11:26:54 AM

A POS system should do much, much more than just process transactions.

The right solution can create efficiencies and enhance your FEC in ways you might never have expected—and in more than just one area. Take the test to see if yours is hitting the mark.

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Topics: Point of Sale, Access Control, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Cashless, Online Sales & Ticketing, Food & Beverage

How to Improve Your Guest Experience with the Right Access Control for Your FEC, Amusement or Waterpark

Posted by Sherry Howell on Feb 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How to know if your access control processes are providing your guests with the best possible experience.

If you operate a seasonal amusement or waterpark, you’re no doubt preparing for the upcoming season, testing attractions and reviewing processes to be sure you start the season with a splash. With a new season coming, though, it’s a good idea for all types of entertainment facilities to take time to review what’s working and what needs work.

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Topics: Access Control, Facility Operations, Cashless

One Wristband to Rule Them All: 3 Ways to Make Your Operation More Seamless

Posted by Sherry Howell on May 16, 2018 2:57:20 PM

Common uses for wristbands that increase efficiency and optimize guest experience.

Simplifying the guest experience can be overwhelming when there are so many attractions, food and beverage, payment and access options to consider. Wristbands may sound old-fashioned, but the modern wristband is a terrific solution for not only streamlining your guests’ entrance into your facility, but also helping them more fully engage with everything your business has to offer.

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Topics: FEC, Trampoline Parks, Museums, Waterparks, Zoos & Aquariums, Amusement Parks, Parks & Rec, Access Control, Cashless

Map It! The Ideal Facility Management Hardware for Each of Your Workstation Locations

Posted by Sherry Howell on Aug 2, 2017 9:51:50 AM

Wondering where to put those workstations and what hardware you need for each? Here is a simple map of what hardware works best for each section of your water park or amusement facility.

Choosing the right hardware for your park is vital to your facility’s success. While it may seem simple enough to run down to the local Best Buy and pick up a few computers on sale, it is important to remember that these stations run the facility management system that affects every single aspect of your business. Choosing the right fit is essential.

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Topics: FEC, Access Control, Facility Operations

How to Choose the Right Access Control for Your Amusement or Trampoline Park

Posted by Sherry Howell on Jun 15, 2017 11:50:05 AM

Go beyond paper tickets and get with the future of access control for your FEC, amusement park or trampoline park. 

The advent of summertime means that the theme park wars are in full effect. Are you Team Disney or Team Universal? I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love to see amusement parks continually striving for that bigger splash in our industry.

No doubt the leadership at your park is also on the hunt for the next attraction, package or even business development that will give you that edge over your competitors. And with attractions and technology that are ever-changing, parks need to be on the lookout for the right amusement park point of sale software systems and processes to manage how guests interact with your attractions and your park.

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Topics: Access Control, Cashless