A step by step guide to using our event bookings feature
Creating events can help entice loyal customers back on a day they wouldn’t normally visit, while also successfully re-engaging customers who haven’t dined with you in a while. The right offering can be particularly beneficial to your mid-week revenue or to help you create a more compelling offer on competitive days of the year, like Australia Day or Father’s Day.
Here are the top three reasons you’ll want to use the Now Book It booking platform for your event:
1. You can take payment in advance
When you create your event, you can decide if your attendees will simply reserve a table, or if they will be required to pay upfront or place a deposit. If you’re taking payment upfront, you’ll receive the funds before your actual event, allowing you to use pre-paid sales in your event budget.
2. You can set up a customised seating plan
Now Book It allows you to create new seating plans for events. You can make minor adjustments to your current set up, or change it completely. You can change one section only, and leave the rest as it is. It’s completely customisable when you’re running an event.
3. You can create a unique booking widget URL
Make it your own with a URL that describes your event, such as “NYE on 31st Dec”. A unique booking widget URL will take customers directly to the booking page, making it easy to secure tickets.
Here’s a breakdown of the process when creating an event on Now Book It
1. Select ‘create an event’ from the menu. Name your event.
2. Set your date and time parameters.
3. Set up your customised seating plan, if different from your regular seating plan.
4. Set price and payment terms. This is where you decide if customers will pay upfront pay a deposit, or pay the whole amount upfront.
5. If payment is required upfront, the next step will be to set up and sync your Stripe account.
6. Create your unique booking URL to send traffic to the specific date on the booking widget.
7. Create a waiting list. Waiting lists allow people to stay informed if they miss out on tickets, and creates a safety net should people drop out.
8. Promote your event and start securing bookings.
See Long Chim’s example here.