CenterEdge Software Blog

Generating Revenue through your FEC POS

Posted by Marcus Mayer on Aug 21, 2012 12:36:00 PM

As a final installment based around my blog, "How Long Will It Take to Pay for a FEC POS", I am going to discuss means to use the point of sale for revenue generation.  As with any decent POS program, you have the ability to customize pricing and packages to meet your price list.  However have you ever thought of:

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Topics: FEC, Point of Sale, Customer Loyalty, Marketing, Online Sales & Ticketing

5 Things To Look For In Online Party Booking Software

Posted by Grey Burnett on Aug 9, 2012 12:30:00 PM

Shopping for any software to manage your business can be stressful but choosing online party booking software can be especially difficult. Your customer is the one using this software, so if you have a problem, it isn't just frustrating, it looks unprofessional. So how can you avoid problems and find the perfect solution for your business? Here are 5 questions to ask when you talk to software companies about online party booking software.

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Topics: FEC, Sales, Birthday Party & Groups, Online Sales & Ticketing

4 Top Reasons Your Skating Rink Needs A Point of Sale System

Posted by Brant Burnett on Apr 29, 2012 4:23:00 PM

Is your skating rink still operating using a cigar box or a cash register?  Have you ever considered adding a point of sale system to your skating rink, but thought that the benefits didn't outweigh the cost?  Well, at CenterEdge Software we don't believe that's true.  The fact is, the return on investment for a new point of sale and birthday reservation system in a skating rink really makes the decision a no-brainer.

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Topics: FEC, Marketing, Employee Management, Facility Operations, Online Sales & Ticketing

Drafting the Right POS for Your FEC

Posted by Marcus Mayer on Apr 24, 2012 10:09:00 AM

With the NFL draft fast approaching, I started thinking about how teams evaluate the needs they hope to fill from the draft. Do they need an offensive player? a defensive player? someone on special teams?  What areas need improvement and what the best way to achieve it. This same evaluation is probably being used in your FEC on a daily basis.  Do you look at your POS as a member of your team?  With the right POS, you could find an “iron man” system, which would “play” on all sides of your FEC operation.

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Topics: FEC, Point of Sale, Facility Operations, Online Sales & Ticketing

5 Top Security Concerns For Online Party Booking

Posted by Brant Burnett on Apr 23, 2012 5:14:00 PM

For any facility that books birthday parties, we strongly recommend allowing your customers to book their parties online.  As we've mentioned before, there are a lot of advantages that come with online party bookings.  However, any time you offer an online service, there are always security concerns that need to be addressed.

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Topics: FEC, Sales, Birthday Party & Groups, Online Sales & Ticketing

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: Trampoline Parks, Sales, Online Sales & Ticketing

Simplify Your Birthday Reservation Activity Scheduling

Posted by Brant Burnett on Apr 4, 2012 8:46:00 AM

Have you ever wished that you could make your birthday reservation process more simple?  Do you have a series of activities that your birthday parties need to be booked for?  Do your employees tend to mess up your schedule by assigning the wrong parties to the wrong activities?  If so, CenterEdge Advantage has the answer for you.

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Topics: FEC, Birthday Party & Groups, Online Sales & Ticketing

Making Taxable Attractions Easier On Your Accountant

Posted by Brant Burnett on Mar 14, 2012 9:08:00 AM

Everyone knows that "if your accountant ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."  Well, that might not be exactly the original quote, but there is certainly still some truth to it.  At CenterEdge, we've always strived to make keeping the books as easy as possible, with features like our Quickbooks Interface and our fully-integrated online sales.

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Topics: CenterEdge Advantage POS, Cashless, Online Sales & Ticketing

Online Birthday Reservations vs. the Human Touch

Posted by Rick Smith on Mar 9, 2012 11:04:00 AM

Often we hear the argument – “I don’t want to book my parties online because I will lose that personal touch”.  It’s not a new argument – in fact it comes along every time technology changes, radio would never replace newspapers, TV would never replace radio, and the Internet could never compete with TV news…   

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Topics: FEC, Customer Loyalty, Birthday Party & Groups, Online Sales & Ticketing

3 Simple Ways to Increase Online Party Booking Revenue

Posted by Marcus Mayer on Jan 27, 2012 9:38:00 AM

You've added online party booking to your website, and now you want to know how to increase its effectiveness.  Here are 3 simple tips to increase the revenue of your online birthday reservations.

1.  Don't make them search! - Advertise that you allow online party bookings, and do not simply put a link with "Click Here For Party Booking".  Create or buy a fun image and insert a link redirecting the image to your birthday booking page.

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Topics: Birthday Party & Groups, Online Sales & Ticketing