Easy booking for Australian courses
For today’s Widget Wednesday, the feature site is Allstar Motorcycle Training! Based in Victoria, Australia, Allstar Motorcycle Training ensures that whatever your motorcycle experience, from complete novice to frequent rider, they have the courses and training to help you acquire the skills you want to develop. Neat things: Branding colours found throughout the site, from the logo to the images to the booking widget Offers gift vouchers to promote sales Course details written out below widget as
Our CEO Glenn Shoosmith shares his thoughts with Retail Week
The answer to the question “Do retailers have to do more than just sell?” is of course a resounding yes – they should however look beyond just becoming online content publishers, they also need to redefine themselves as trusted educators in store.
Those brands that are currently making waves when it comes to innovating in store are engaging by re-establishing the value of face-to-face sales. They are giving customers a compelling reason to head into stores by focusing on value-add services, expertise and education.
Think Pets at Home’s in store pet nutrition consultations, Hobbycraft’s recent announcement that they want to get as many people crafting as possible, and Jessops’ re-focus on in store training and education, to name a few.
Each of these brands is asking themselves “what can we do that Amazon can’t?” and the answer lays in the (often untapped) value of the expertise that they already have on their shop floors and the personal service they can offer. Those brands that can differentiate by identifying, defining and promoting their in store value-add are the ones we’ll see striding ahead through 2014 and beyond.
Offering expert innovative coaching for golfers of all abilities
For today’s Widget Wednesday, the feature site is First Degree Golf Academy! Based in Hertfordshire, UK, First Degree Golf Academy offer a range of classes in a versatile teaching environment, in order to give pupils a great experience. Neat things: Clear ‘book online’ button on homepage. Special offers to encourage online bookings. Clear service descriptions, so customers can be sure who they are booking with and for how long. Clear contact details, in case customers are having difficulty or
Online booking for cookery and foodie classes, courses and events
BookingBug is an online appointment scheduling and class booking system that sits at the heart of many businesses around the world. It offers a range of features for businesses to take bookings and payments directly from their website 24 hours a day. BookingBug is ideal for cookery and food businesses that want to take bookings for one-off events, regular classes, courses, offer and redeem gift certificates and much more. Many foodie businesses around the world are already using BookingBug, such
Simple design for an elegant brand
For today’s Widget Wednesday, the feature site is Skin PA! Based in Manchester, UK, Skin PA is your very own personal assistant when it comes to advanced skincare. With an elaborate range of beauty products and services, Skin PA provides an all-round skincare solution for its customers. Neat things: Minimalistic design for the site and the widget. Sometimes, less is more! Seamless mix between selling goods and selling services online Provide different means of booking (by online widget, by email
Cloud technology is becoming more popular as it helps businesses to reduce costs and optimize resources, without having to commit to long term contracts. There are many cloud tools available to businesses that have been created to solve a range of business problems, such as storage management and remote access to shared documents. Here are our top five cloud tools available for service businesses: 1. Google Apps for business include a range of services to fulfil almost every business need. Products such
Tailors and shirtmakers in London and New York
For today’s Widget Wednesday, the feature site is Cad & The Dandy! Operating in London and New York, they believe high end bespoke tailoring should be accessible to all. Their suits offer a modern British cut, made using hand tailoring techniques and delivered with a personal touch. Neat things: Clear book online buttons to encourage bookings Bookings are categorized by location for a simple user experience Ability to book a service with a specific employee for a more enjoyable customer
Here at BookingBug we are keen to do our bit to help support the next generation of grads as they make their way into the workforce, so last summer we decided to take on a placement intern for the first time. Hannah’s now half way through her time with us and here’s some of the things we’ve learned so far…
Community and workspace for tech entrepreneurs
For today’s Widget Wednesday, our featured BookingBug client is TechHub - a member community and workspace for technology startups and entrepreneurs. The business operates in a range of locations in the UK and Europe, and they use BookingBug to manage availability for meeting room bookings. Neat Things: A fully branded widget to match corporate colours Bookings are categorized by location and size of room to be booked for a simple user experience Pricing is displayed separately to the calendar so that it isn’t
Galloping into the Year of the Horse
Today is Chinese New Year (also known as the Lunar New Year), so to all those that are celebrating: 恭禧發財 [gong xi fa cai - which means "wishing you a prosperous year"!] Under the traditional Chinese calendar, this is the time of year for family reunion. With red lanterns hanging from the ceiling, Year Cake on the table, and Red Packets going around, spending time with family is of the utmost importance during the 15-day celebration! This year also happens