Get Ready for 2019, Baby

Well well well, look who’s survived the holidays. We hope you are ready for one last night of fun and merriment, and celebrating all of the good things that happened this year. We know we’re so incredibly grateful to everyone we’ve been able to meet and work with this year through our family entertainment center software. It’s been wild.

And we can’t wait to see what happens in 2019. We’re looking forward to another amazing year full of great people, hard work, and good times.

If you’ve been thinking about getting in touch, make 2019 the year you do. Our birthday party booking software can help you streamline your business, and even help you be more profitable. Yes, we’re actually willing to say that, because we believe it and we’ve seen it with our own eyes. So, let’s help you reach your business goals this year.

Give us a call at +1 (888) 500-2618 or email us at sales@active8pos.com to learn more, or to schedule a demo to see our trampoline park point of sale software in action. We would love to show you what we have to offer.

Happy Holidays

*Warning: Sappy content ahead*

We just want to take a minute and express our gratitude for all of you. Whether you’ve been a customer for a long time, a friend for a short time, or are just here for the first time ever, we are so thankful for the people in our lives. Who knew that trampoline park point of sale software could bring so many people together? You make our lives better, and we can’t say thank you enough.

This time of year can be a little crazy, and we all can get wrapped up in the shopping or distracted by the long to-buy lists. And while we don’t mind showing our appreciation through gifts, that’s not really what it’s about, is it? And while we wish it were about the family entertainment center software, we know that’s not it, either.

We are truly so happy to be here, working with each and every one of you. So thank you. We’re so excited to move forward with you, and meet even more of you, in the new year.

P.S. If you need anything, don’t hesitate to reach out. Call us at +1 (469) 654-4357 for support or +1 (888) 500-2618 if you want to learn more about our trampoline park pos software.

FAQs and Features You Need to Know About

We know you’re imagining your immediate game plan of how you’ll soon be running around shopping (or staying home and baking delicious holiday goodies), because the holiday season is HERE. Note: If you celebrate Christmas, you have ONE WEEK to get your stuff together. *Panic ensues*

So, what could be better than a little procrastination? Keep reading for some of the most frequently asked questions about our trampoline park software!

How do people sign waivers?

We know your struggles. Customers sign waivers online, but then they get frustrated when your employees can’t find them. Why have people sign ahead of time, if it takes just as long to check in? We’ve streamlined the waiver structure, helping your customers get in and get jumping faster.

How do you handle groups?

If you have a lot of repeat customers, it can get a little time-consuming to find every single person in your system. With Active8, you don’t need to search high and low for each customer. In fact, families and grouped are linked together. So, if you have the same group coming in every Saturday, for example, you can find them and check them in all together. Genius, right?

Why do your customers like you?

Well, we like to think they like us for our charm and great sense of humor, but the truth is they love our product. Our trampoline park point of sale software makes life easier, linking concessions, booking, and point of sale all together in one seamless product. We’re constantly retooling and improving our system to make your trampoline park run more smoothly. And, we’re working on bigger and better products to help you make more moolah.

What happens if I need help?

We don’t expect you to be tech experts, which is why our customer service is on point. If you need support or just have a question about how to do something in the software, give us a call at +1 (469) 654-4357. Or, head to http://www.active8pos.com/contact/ for contact information for our support in countries other than the U.S.

I’m just opening up my trampoline park and I need everything. Can you help?

Actually, yes. Our family entertainment center point of sale software is no slouch. In fact, we offer the hardware to help you and your team stay streamlined and working optimally. If you need the works, we can help. We can even help hook you up with some of the best trampoline park designers in the industry.

What will it cost?

It all depends on what you’re looking at. Get in touch with us to learn more about our family entertainment center software and pricing.

Looking for more info? Give us a call at +1 (888) 500-2618 to learn more.

Resolutions, Goals, and Plans

Though December isn’t even halfway over, it’s most wonderful time of the year. Yes, that’s right. Time to plan out your New Year’s Resolutions. *cheering, crying, etc.*

You may have terrible memories of New Year’s Resolutions (or NYR, if you’re hip), gripping the pencil as you write that you WILL learn Spanish this year, or not being allowed to leave your grandparents’ table until you come up with ten whole resolutions. We’re not here to make you relive those awful memories. But, we do know that making resolutions can help you grow and become the person you want to be. *cue the sentimental music*

Are you ready for 2019 to be YOUR YEAR? These things don’t happen by accident. You’re going to need to make personal and business goals to have the year you want. And before you go putting down that you want to drive a new Porsche by the end of the year, take a step back and think about if that really would make your life better. Maybe it would, but maybe spending more time with your family would, more. (You know, Porsche might make an SUV so you can spend time with your family on a road trip…)

We recommend taking a few days to really hash out your goals. Don’t write them down over an hour and think that you’ve got it all figured out. Really think about what you want to do, and where you want to spend your energy this upcoming year.

Here are some questions that might help you get started:

  • What would make me feel most accomplished this year?

  • What are you naturally good at?

  • How do you want to be remembered?

Not deep or overwhelming at all, right? Take your time and keep in mind that you don’t need to figure out everything right now. Finding the deeper reasons why you do what you do can help you focus on what’s important, and that may change as time goes on.

Give us a call at +1 (888) 500-2618 or email us at sales@active8pos.com to schedule a demo of the best trampoline park point of sale software in the biz.

New Launches!

Well well well, the Active8 family is growing so fast we might need to buy another minivan to get to the Grand Canyon. Do you see an Active8 POS-user in your neighborhood? Click through to see some of our newest launches!

Flight Deck - Arlington

Flight Deck - Ft Worth

Altitude - Malaga (Spain)

Altitude - Round Rock

Altitude - Richardson

TZ Bend

Airdrenaline Park

Yes, you could say we’ve been busy the last month and a half. In fact, some might say that our schedule rivals that of Santa Claus (though we’d NEVER be so bold). So, if your trampoline park booking software is acting up, your family entertainment center point of sale software is slower than a day at the DMV, or your trampoline park pos software is just straight up busted, you know what to do.

Give us a call at +1 (888) 500-2618 or email us at sales@active8pos.com to schedule a demo of the best trampoline park point of sale software in the biz.

New Year, New Business Goals

Ah, the last day of November, which means that the shopping panic will surely strike us all right in the heart tomorrow morning. The holidays are truly upon us, and we hope you’re out enjoying yourself instead of stressing about how you missed all the Black Friday sales. Maybe you’re like us and just taking a few extra jumps at the family entertainment center to blow off steam.

Instead of worrying about shopping, take some time to plan out how your 2019 is going to go. And, chances are that you’ve taken the time to understand your market, scope out the competition, and solidify your business plan already. But, does your three- or five-year plan have all the details you want to focus on this year? Take some time to dial in what you will work on this year in order to reach those goals. Keep reading to see some great suggestions and get your brain working.

  • Adopt new equipment or technology

    We promise that we didn’t choose this one just because we make the best trampoline park point of sale software on the market. Hand-to-our-heart, upgrading your technology or equipment can help you get the edge on your competitors. And, the nicer and safer your park looks, the happier customers will be. So, take a look around and see if you need to upgrade foam cubes, dodgeball balls, trampoline springs, tables, or anything else that isn’t doing it for you.

    Of course, you should look at your point of sale software and birthday party booking software. If it’s a hassle to use, isn’t intuitive, or makes your life harder, you’re wasting time on a tool that isn’t cutting it. We believe that tools should be adjusted to the task at hand, and not the other way around. We make your park run smoothly, so you can get back to your other tasks.

  • Reach new target audiences

    If you know there are customers out there that haven’t visited you, this may be the year to find them. Whether you hire a consultant or experiment with social media marketing, finding new customers is a great way to grow your business.

  • Improve employee benefits

    If you’re just starting out, you may not have the ability to give your employees the raise they deserve. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t give them anything. Providing leadership training can help them boost their resume, and snacks in the break room can help them stay in a people-pleasing mood.

  • Develop your long-term plan

    If you don’t have a five-year plan for your business, it’s time to sit down and get serious. Prevent mistakes by having a clear roadmap for the future, and make sure everyone involved is on the same page. You can include a plan for retaining customers through stellar customer service, boost your PR by being involved in the community, and how to increase revenue.

  • Improve your finances

    Be strict with your expenses, and separate all business expenses from your personal ones (if you haven’t already). Look at expenses that bring your business down and brainstorm ways to improve that area. For example, if you are constantly throwing out food that doesn’t sell, order less, or donate that food to a non-profit. You may even find some tax benefits you overlooked before.

No matter what you do, having a clear framework will help you move toward your goals in 2019. If you want to learn more about our trampoline park pos and how we can help you grow your business in 2019, give us a call at 1 (888) 500-2618 today.

Update: Altitude Trampoline Park

Unfortunately, one of our partners located in Rincón de Milberg, Tigre in Argentina has experienced a scary interruption during construction recently. A fire broke out in the shopping center where the park was being built. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

We’re so sorry to hear about this, and are glad that everyone is okay. We’re sure the Altitude team is ready to rebuild and get back on track. Let’s do this, guys!

Happy Thanksgiving

This year, we’re going to keep our thankfulness short and sweet. There’s so much to this time of year, but we want to focus on what’s important today: gratitude.

Thank you to everyone we get to help and support every day. There is nothing so satisfying as helping good people succeed. We love being in your lives, and we can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us!

Now, back to the pie and the family and the napping.

P.S. If you do need anything, or are ready to switch out your old software for our state-of-the-art, holistic trampoline park point of sale system, give us a call at +1 (888) 500-2618. It’s so much easier than going out for Black Friday shopping, and a shiny new family entertainment center point of sale system is going to give you more bang for your buck—and may even help make you some!


How to Take Advantage of Holiday Time Off School

Though it feels like Corporate America started the official holiday season the day after Halloween this year, the truth is, you should be thinking and planning that far ahead, too. Even farther, when it comes to behind the scenes work. When it comes to business (not just trampoline parks), it’s the people who are organized and plan ahead that often succeed. So if your business model is more of the “winging it” or “we’ll figure it out later” type, well, we have a resolution for you. And, we also have a trampoline park point of sale system that can help you streamline and understand your business better, by the way. ;)

Being able to take full advantage of the holiday season doesn’t require too much. A little forethought and time spent understanding who your customer is and what makes them happy will go a long way. Keep reading for one key thing you need to know to keep your family entertainment center thriving.

Who (or What) Is the Competition?

Identifying your competition is key to a successful campaign. Why are people choosing that option? Alternatively, what would keep them from choosing that route? Knowing where you fit in the picture gives you your “in.” And though you likely know your competition, you may not have realized that it can change with the weather. Whaaaa?

For example, if you’re located in a cold state that gets a lot of snow, your trampoline park may be competing with the great outdoors. Sledding, skiing, and ice skating all become way more popular this time of year, if only because you can only ski in the snow (unless you’re “ a creative” maybe). Going further, understand who is and who isn’t taking advantage of that weather. You may find a perfect market in families with kids too young to go skiing. Or, alternatively, your target market could end up containing all of those people who transplanted to your cold weather city for work, and never liked the snow anyway.

You might also be competing with the influx of movies that hit the theaters right around this time of year. Whether it’s the third remake of a kid’s holiday movie, or a nice refreshing action movie with an impossibly fit star in his 60’s (our personal fave), the movies that earn millions year after year sometimes leave us scratching our heads. But, alas, the heart wants what it wants. If your trampoline park’s location is near a movie theatre, consider teaming up with that theater to offer discounted tickets or spruce up your signage to lure in patrons just leaving the theater.

Let’s just say that you’re going after the shoppers this time of year. That can be tricky, if you’re looking at it from a straight-forward perspective. We’re definitely not going to suggest that parents leave their kids unsupervised at your family entertainment center so they can shop, so how can we convince them to spend a few precious hours with you? It’s easier than you think. Suggest that multiple families team up for an afternoon at your trampoline park. That way, some parents can stay and watch the kids, while others can go get some shopping done. Let’s face it, a lot of dads would rather play dodge ball on a trampoline than spend four hours shopping anyway. Not everyone thinks of things like this, so suggesting it can be a real help for guests. A sandwich board in front of your location, a social media post, or a small flyer can all help spread the word.

When in doubt, don’t be afraid to experiment. The last-minute deal might become the tool you use again and again. Once you’ve gotten your post-Thanksgiving deals under control, give us a call. Our trampoline park point of sale software can help you plan ahead for busy days and keep your employees sane. Call us today at +1 (888) 500-2618 to schedule a demo.

Books to Get You Ready for Your Entrepreneurial Goals

Are you confused why everyone is crowding the malls, shopping until they max out their credit cards? Some of us take a while to get to the place where we realize we want something more out of life. And though we all still need clothes to wear when it gets cold, we don’t all need all the stuff.

This becomes much more apparent when you’re ready to start your own business. Suddenly, you may find yourself scouring the bookstore shelves to learn how to secure funding or the best ways to manage people. We’ve read almost everything we can get our hands on, and our family entertainment center software reflects that expertise. But, maybe you’re just starting out. Looking for books to read to get you going? Keep reading for a list of classics and new kids on the block.

Self-Employed by Joel Comm and John Rampton

This book is a little bit of a test. Essentially, the book contains stories about real entrepreneurs who made it happen, and asks you to relate. If you don’t? Well, we’re not saying you don’t have the skills, but starting your own business may be easier with them. We all have to choose at some point whether we want to work for someone else or strike out on our own. This may help you decide which kind of person you really are.

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Ah, social media: the ultimate time-waster. This book teaches you how to avoid social media, email chimes, and other distractions that keep you from getting important things done. Being able to dive deep into the work is the goal here.

What If It Does Work Out? by Susie Moore

Passionate about trampoline parks? You know we are. But are you? Moore helps motivate and inspire you to take that leap of faith, and turn your passion into a business. She includes plenty of tips and strategies to get you moving.

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

This behemoth contains highlights and interviews that Ferriss touches on in his podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. By digging into the minds of some of the most successful and influential, Ferriss allows us to see how other people think. Ready to pick up some new routines and tactics? Grab this brick and attack it over the next year.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

This book explores how habits influence everything we do in life. So, whether you want to quit smoking, or just understand why you put off the things you want to do, this book could be the answer. And yes, this does include tips on how you can change and create new habits to be the person you want to be. But, no, it won’t help you run your trampoline park (though we can help with that).

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson

You know how people say, “Don’t sweat the small stuff”? Well, that’s pretty much what Manson says in his hilarious book. Embracing the things that you do well is important, but so is understanding what you’re not so good at. Nice.

You are A Badass by Jean Sincero

Looking for some motivation? Go out and get this book. Sincero aims to give you that shot in the arm you’ve been needing with lines like, “Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down.” Ready for someone to give you a hug and tell you you’re amazing?

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Looking for more? How about less? This book aims to help you trim the fat and focus on what’s important. So, no more multi-tasking and no more distractions. If it’s not the most important thing, don’t let it take up your time.

What else should be added to the list? Anything we need to read in the new year?

If you’re ready to dive in and start your business next year, we wish you all the luck. And, let’s face it, you’re going to need more than luck. So call us to learn more about the best trampoline park point of sale software in the biz today.