Trampoline Park Ownership

Booking Birthday Parties

What differentiates good businesses from great businesses? Being able to anticipate clients’ needs. It gets harder and harder to impress clients, because expectations are rising. We expect flawless customer service, great packaging, and personality from the companies we buy from. And, when it comes to customer service, we want you to have all the best tools to wow your clients.

When your customers are looking to book a birthday party, they have their minds on a million different things. They have a guest list to confirm, food and drinks to order, scheduling conflicts to account for, and so much more. If things are too hard, you may lose customers halfway through the booking procedure, and they could change their mind entirely about where to host the party. Plus, trampoline parks also require safety waivers, which is just one more thing to do. So, the easier you make booking a birthday party for them, the better.

Watch the short video below to see just how easy we make booking a birthday party with our trampoline park software. We go over the entire process of navigating your site to book a party, step-by-step. From choosing a date and time, checking availability, picking the party details, identifying the guest of honor, ordering food, booking the event room, choosing optional add-ons (like socks and wristbands), and taking a deposit payment, our birthday party booking software makes it simple. Phew. It’s almost like this software does everything for you.

Check it out.

Interested? Intrigued? Get in touch with us to learn more or schedule a demo. Email us at sales@active8pos.com or give us a call at +1 (888) 500-2618.

More Money, More Problems

Even though most money transactions seem to be digital these days, there are still those holdouts. People use cash for emergency transactions, to give their credit cards a rest, and because they just like the feel of paper leaving their wallets (anyone else?).

And, everyone knows that counting the cash drawer is one of the most tedious aspects of closing up every night. Thankfully, we just made that step easier for you. Counting the cash drawer is now easier and intuitive, so anyone can do it. Now, if only we could make those credit card fees go away…

Watch the video below to see exactly how our cash count function works.

If you want to learn more about how easy our trampoline park software is to use, give us a call at (888) 500-2618 to schedule a demo.

Why Your Business Needs to Be Stored In The Cloud

Have you ever lost something important? Fires, floods, thieves. You name it, it’s happened. The worst part is losing things you can’t replace. Pictures of your kids, wedding rings, and family heirlooms can disappear in the blink of an eye. And while the cloud can’t backup your wedding ring, it can back up crucial information to the health of your business (so at least you could replace it). Keep reading to learn why you should back up your important business information to the cloud.

Disaster Recovery

Remember that flood we mentioned? Unfortunately, natural disasters are not as rare as we would like. And, they can impact your business life, just as hard as they can impact your home. If you’re storing your data locally, you’re putting all your eggs in one basket. With the cloud, your data is duplicated and stored in multiple locations in a region. That lowers your risk of losing important data, even if something were to happen in an area where one specific data center is located.

Availability

The cloud never sleeps. It’s always available for you, like a good dog. No matter if you’re on your phone or laptop, in your office or waiting for a flight in the airport. Having constant access to important data that you need to look at for meetings or business decisions is key to having an agile business. Don’t worry about a tech kicking a cable and unplugging it. Your data is available anywhere, anytime.

Scalability

You can easily grow your software infrastructure into emerging markets. If you've been looking at opening a new trampoline park in a new country, it’s so much easier to do with the cloud. Our trampoline park software can be deployed in a new market without a lot of the hassle you’d get with software that needs to be stored locally. You can easily duplicate and expand your business with the cloud.

If you want to learn more about how we can help your business grow, get in touch with us by calling 1 (888) 500-2618 or emailing us at sales@active8pos.com to schedule a demo.

Customer Service: The Ultimate Goal

Customer service doesn’t come up very often in the news, unless it seems to be a customer service problem. Scandals can follow certain banks, businesses, and CEOs for years. And, even more recently, bloggers and “influencers” have found their reputations ruined by false claims or shady behavior. In the days of viral content and all-knowing social networks, it’s difficult to hide your bad behavior from the world. We always tend to find out, even if it’s just the reputation you have with your neighbors and customers.

Once you’ve lost someone’s trust, it’s so hard to get it back.

That’s why we try to help you offer the best customer service available, with our streamlined, all-in-one point of sale software system. Obviously, we can’t train your employees to give five-star service every minute of every day (we wish we could!), but we know how much easier work can be when tools WORK. Minimize frustrations for your employees with clear systems and top-notch birthday party booking software. You know you want it.

If you’re sick and tired of your point of sale system not being easy to use, breaking down, or just plain not making your business better, it’s time to get in touch. Call us at 1 (888) 500-2618 or email us at sales@active8pos.com to learn more about our trampoline park booking software.

From Employee To CEO: Stop Buffering

If you’re moving from being an employee to a business owner, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed. The transition is not easy, though there are a lot of resources out there to tap into. In fact, there are so many ideas and views about how to successfully run a business that you can end up “buffering,” planning, and researching trampoline software options for… ever. But there are some big things you know you need to do.

Instead of using skills you needed before, like showing up on time, following directions, and reporting issues to your superior, you’re in charge. You show up when you want to, you make the directions, and you’re the superior who has to sort out the issues. As the head honcho, you need to create the structures that allow your employees to make your business the best it can be.

One thing we recommend: choose your plan and stick with it as long as you can. When you listen to a lot of podcasts and read a lot of books, you can be tempted to shift your plans as you gather more information. And it’s good to keep learning. But you’ll never start your trampoline park if you’re constantly restarting from scratch.

Have you already made the upgrade from employee to CEO? What was the hardest part? Tell us below!

Looking for the best point of sale software in the trampoline park game? Give us a call today at 1 (888) 500-2618 to schedule a free demo of our one-size-does-all birthday party booking software.

Love is in the Air: Valentine's Day Marketing Ideas

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? You may have dinner reservations all squared away, but we’re not asking about your personal life. Your business can get in on the fun of Valentine’s Day, too. And since businesses are people in the eyes of the law, we think a little Valentine’s Day activity is even more necessary. Keep scrolling to get some great (and easy) ideas of how to celebrate Valentine’s Day at your family entertainment center.

Spread the Love

Valentine’s Day can be a pricy affair, so sweeten the deal a smidge. Consider your target demographic, and think of ways to gently remind them of your park. Whether your patrons are young or just young at heart, you can stay at the forefront of their minds with the right moves.

Consider offering two for one deals (that are tailor-made for couples who want to get out of the house), and don’t miss the chance to make your signage or social media posts full of heart-eye emojis.

Other festive ideas may include softer sells, like just sending every customer on your email-list a Valentine. This is a holiday that nobody wants to be left out of. Sure, a Valentine from a local trampoline park may not be as desirable as one from their special person, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be appreciated. Extra points if you make it funny!

Consider your single friends on this #singleawarenessday. If your brand is less lovey and more boisterous, tailoring your marketing to single people may be better suited to your FEC. Show single people the love by offering something that makes being single less sad. Even consider throwing a Singles Day party.

Free cookies! The end. Just kidding. But, seriously, free cookies are a great way to catch the eye of someone scrolling through Instagram or driving past your trampoline park. Offering a free treat on Valentine’s Day helps the day stay a little special, and it’s a great way to give back to the people who help support your business!

Love isn’t always about romance, and Valentine’s Day seems a perfect opportunity to share love in more than one way. Consider offering some of the proceeds to a charity, to make you and your patrons’ hearts a little fuller.

If you don’t want to go the super-saccharine route, consider turning the holiday on its head. Encourage your Facebook and other social media friends to tell their worst date stories… ever. Of course, make sure to offer a chance to win a prize (to try and make that terrible date memory go away).

Or, there’s just the classic cardstock paper valentine. On Valetine’s Day, why not offer some colorful hearts for your raving fans to share? There are so many trampoline puns you can take advantage of, such as:

I flipping love you.

I’m head over heels for you.

I’d jump for joy if you’d go out with me.

You rate sky high with me.

You make my heart bounce.

Looking for more ideas and ways to improve your trampoline park business? Our family entertainment center point of sale software knows how to show you the love. Give us a call at 1 (888) 500-2618 or email us at sales@active8pos.com to learn more.

BizInspo: Business Inspiration

Are you ready for warmer weather? As the cooler weather lingers on and on and on, you may find yourself loosing steam. Waking up to pitch black darkness is getting old, and snowstorms are no longer fanciful winter wonderlands.

If you find yourself stuck and uninspired, a vacation might be the panacea you’re looking for. Or, if you’re not ready to hop on a plane and jetset down to the sunny part of the world, you might just need a little boost of inspiration. Keep reading for some of our favorite motivational & business personalities to get you excited and bustling again.

Gary V

This guy is a must-follow on Instagram. He’s always dispensing nuggets of wisdom from how to succeed, what to value, and how to keep hustling.

Tony Robbins

The OG. If you want to follow someone who inspires and helps keep you focused on the bigger picture, Robbins is your guy.

Jean Sincero

Her straight-forward reasoning in You Are A Badass can help you turn a corner in your life. Plus, her energy is infectious.

Brooke Castillo

This life coach helps talk through problems that we create for ourselves. If you think you’re getting in your own way, find her podcast immediately.

How’s that for a breath of fresh air? Now that you’re feeling all recharged and ready to take on the world, tackle your to-do list. Is upgrading your out-of-date trampoline park software on there? Call us at 1 (888) 500-2618 to learn more about how we can help.

January: The Free Trial Month

When the clock strikes midnight, and the calendar moves over to the new year, do you get a little thrill of panic? You’re not alone. And, instead of worrying about all those resolutions you made (and how they’re maybe not going so well) it’s time to take control again.

By ignoring January, that is.

Who cares if you spent your precious January weekends binge-watching the new season of Grace & Frankie? There’s no reason to stress or give up on what you want to do. Every day is an opportunity to start over and put time and effort into what you WANT. Your family entertainment center may take time and planning, but it will get there. As long as you keep working.

So, if January didn’t go as planned, don’t sweat it. Keep putting energy into making your dreams a reality. You might need to reevaluate what you’re doing, but that’s all part of the fun.

Are you interested in learning more about how we can help make your trampoline park a success? Our trampoline park point of sale software can help you earn more money. Get in touch with us by emailing us at sales@active8pos.com or call us at +1 (888) 500-2618.

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.