One of the best parts of running golf FEC’s is being able to offer golf aficionados at all levels of experience the thrill of competition every time they play. From managing tee sheets to being able to offer one-of-a-kind events, at Clubspeed, we work with golfing facilities all around the world to build unforgettable gaming experiences. As big fans of the sport, we’re as excited as our FEC clients watching the Masters tournament, not only the matches, but in following the fantasy virtual space as well. As a part of this past Masters tournament, Masters released Masters Fantasy, much like fantasy football, which was a free-to-play virtual experience that allowed users to casually compete against friends, family, and the world to make a winning Masters roster. Users earned and lost points based on how well their chosen players performed, with some of the top players of this virtual experience winning exclusive, branded prizes.
Topics: POS, Customer Experience, Mobile App, FEC, Website Marketing, Customer Retention, Clubspeed, Activity Center Software, Marketing, Loyalty Programs, Club Booking, analytics, golf, masters, golfing
Now more than ever before, people are ordering ahead grocery and meals at unprecedented levels. Even as more people get vaccinated and COVID-19 restrictions lessen, people will likely still gravitate towards the convenience of ordering all manner of things online, including food and beverage pickup. In Shopify’s study on some of the new trends in 2020, 52% of buyers reported that they’ve shifted more of their spending online during the pandemic. Part of that increase has been in online pickup for takeout or delivery, which is likely to continue. According to a study conducted by US Foods, the average person uses 2 delivery apps and uses them 3x a month, spending an average of $8.50. For vendors all around the country, whether a standalone restaurant or part of a Family Entertainment Center, those online orders add up. As more FEC’s open back up, it’s a good idea to consider adding the ability to order ahead food on the website or in the app to take advantage of the trend.
Topics: POS, Customer Experience, Mobile App, Registration Kiosk, POS Software, FEC, Website Marketing, Customer Retention, Clubspeed, Activity Center Software, Marketing, Loyalty Programs, Club Booking, analytics
While the start of the new year is a great time to hit the reset button personally, it’s also an ideal time to reset your business and prepare your family entertainment center (FEC) for the new year ahead. Here are a few tips to start your year off strong and create the momentum you need for success.
Utilizing email automation to maintain your existing customer base and grow your business seems simple but there are several things to keep in mind to ensure your communication is as effective as possible. First, let’s consider all of the information you can easily gather from your customer during their initial visit. Whether you run a karting facility, trampoline park or other family entertainment center (FEC), you are able to collect some basic information about your guests when they sign waivers. This data is 'gold' to providing your business with the foundation for strong email marketing campaigns. Let's take a look at the top mistakes to avoid when creating your marketing emails so you can maximize results.
Sometimes it is the smallest, most basic practices that get overlooked when running your business. When it comes to running an activity center, it’s critical that potential customers can effectively search, view and engage with your brand on the platform of THEIR choice. If your customer searches for your activity center via the internet or social media does your business present a fun, energetic atmosphere with accurate, up-to-date and engaging content? This interaction will likely be their first impression of your business before ever setting foot in your activity center, so make it count. Here is our checklist to convert those searches to paying customers.
You may notice that while you’re doing a decent job of getting customers into your family entertainment center, they aren’t coming back. Business may be good, but acquiring new customers actually costs you more than retaining your current ones; about five times more, according to Forrester research.
Wondering why people aren’t returning after their first visit? It could be one (or more) of the following reasons: