27 June 2012

Promotion of Bookingrid in The Restaurant Magazine

There will be an advertisement of Bookingrid in the coming issue of Restaurant Magazine next week. Restaurant Magazine is a reputable journal with 16,000 issues and thus we expect to directly reach our target group with our promotion.

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Facebook Integration completed- First Restaurant places Button on Facebook Page

We have successfully developed a way to place our 'Book Now' button on Facebook pages of restaurants. Thus we enable  more than 900 million Facebook users to conveniently book their favourite restaurants directly on Facebook. Hence we create a completely new distribution channel for the restaurants that use Bookingrid and give them the opportunity to sell their reservations through their Facebook pages without any additional effort.

Maurizio`s, a popular Italian restaurant in a London's suburb, has already started to use our new service.

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18 June 2012

Started working with our first client!

We have started working with our first client. Its "button" has been placed on dine.bookingrid.com.


In the nearest future it will be placed on google maps.

At the moment we are running the the real-world testing of our system, developing cooperations with restaurants, its clients and testing different strategies of maximising profits for restaurants, etc.

The next step is to expand our initial client base to 15-20 restaurants and put their buttons on their websites and restaurant guides, among these:
Furthermore we expect to receive further feedback about the effectivity and usefulness of our service.

After this we are going to start with the wide-scale promotion of our system.

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1 June 2012

Customers say "Yes" to deposits for restaurant bookings

According to a recent poll 82.8 % of restaurants customers were in favour of a deposit when taking bookings.

No-shows are costing some Hunter restaurant owners hundreds of dollars a night in wages and wasted produce as diners make bookings, sometimes for large groups, fail to turn up, or arrive with half the number of people they had booked for.

Restaurateurs who spoke to the Newcastle Herald said ‘‘no shows’’ were an expensive and regular occurrence which was embarrassing for operators and could cost at least one wage for the night.

In a business that runs on tight profit margins, a couple of parties failing to show can wipe out a night’s takings and result in produce, prepped for a fine dining experience, dumped in the garbage with the evening’s scraps.

In response restaurants started to look for ways to deal with no shows. But the solution is already there. It's simply called Bookingrid. To find out why read about what Bookingrid offers.

To get to the full article click here.

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