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Update: Recap of IATP Conference

If you've been calling us lately, you may have heard us say we've been pretty busy. One of the reasons we've been so busy is the International Association of Trampoline Parks Conference, which was recently held in Amsterdam! We had a pretty great time meeting new people and educating customers and potential customers about all of our amazing features. Keep reading for more about last month's conference!

From May 20 to 22, we got to explore the rapidly expanding world of trampoline parks in Europe. The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) decided Amsterdam was the place to be, and we can't fault them for that. It was a great location that allowed us to meet a lot of people we might not have been able to otherwise.

This conference was similar to past conferences in the best way. We got to attend educational sessions, show off our software's latest features, and network with people from all over the world. It truly offered a great group of people the chance to meet and learn from each other. From other vendors, trampoline park owners, and operators, we certainly kept busy!

Nothing makes us more excited about this industry than being able to connect and help newcomers find their footing. If you're interested in learning more about our software and how it can streamline your business, call us today at 1 (888) 500-2618.

Talk soon!

How Not to Run Your First Trampoline Park

Have you ever had a nightmare so terrible that you wake up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat and still panicking? That pretty much happened to us last night. Because we dreamed that someone out there was charging a Pay-Per-Bounce fee at their trampoline park. What?!

Can you imagine what a bad idea that would be? Everyone would need their own little bounce-counter, and they wouldn't be able to have fun because they would be worried about how many bounces they could afford. Thank goodness it was just a dream. 

But that dream (nope, definitely still a nightmare) made us think: what are some really bad ways to run your family entertainment center? Keep reading and see!

No Kids Allowed

They're loud. They're messy. They fall down and start crying. Sure, but can you imagine a trampoline park without kids? They're the ones who have the most fun! They love to show off and get other kids involved. Plus, they keep their parents intrigued in that bounce life. 

No Birthday Parties

We're sometimes puzzled at people who bring their own cake to a restaurant, but is it really THAT bad? No. But it's much better if you can help facilitate some awesome parties at your trampoline park. By encouraging more and better parties, you help take the stress off parents, keep kids entertained, and create some awesome memories for everyone involved. 

No Photography Allowed

Guys, it's 2018 and social media isn't going anywhere. If you're worried about safety, put up a sign about flash photography or encouraging people to always jump aware. Safety is important, even crucial! But, pictures help groups remember how much fun they had and they can be taken safely by people who aren't jumping at the time. Plus, if these pics are posted on social media, you're also getting a boost of free advertising. It's a win-win.

Not Using Active8 POS

Using the right Trampoline Park Software will make your trampoline park run way more smoothly. Imagine a life where your trampoline park point of sale - or trampoline park POS if you're in the know ;) - not only doesn't glitch but also helps you make more money. We provide birthday party booking software, Electronic Liability waivers, and the coolest smart wristbands to take your family entertainment center to the next level.

What do you think? Are there any other "no-no's" we left out?

 

 

The ONE THING You Need to Do In Europe

Oh yeah, we know we got you with that clickbait headline. We can't stand feeling left out in the cold (thank you, Meghan Markle & your royal wedding for making us read gossip mags again), so why not give it a whirl ourselves? 

There actually is one thing you need to do next time you're in Europe (possibly between May 20th and 22nd). Yes, it's trampoline park-related. Yes, it's fun. Yes, it's International Association of Trampoline Parks Goes to Europe!

Seriously, we are so excited for IATP's  2nd Annual European Conference & Trade Show this May. We're looking forward to meeting more industry newbies, and catching up with some of our colleagues who have been there from the beginning. Also, we're not mad that it gives us the excuse to visit amazing Amsterdam.

There will be plenty of opportunities to network, learn, and eat! We can't wait to meet more trampoline park owners, operators, and people just looking to get into the industry. Learn more about the conference right here and let us know if you're planning on coming in the comments below.

Have questions about trampoline park software, trampoline park point of sale software, or trampoline park pos (it's the same thing as before, hint hint)? Just click "Contact" at the top of the page and we'll answer all of your questions.