Remember, remember, the fifth of November, bookings, displays and success.
Bonfire night is fast approaching and after several long periods of lock-down, it will be a massive event this year. Many organisations are planning exciting displays during the month of November and with that comes the need for an online booking system.
Give your event more ‘boom’ with an online booking system
Utilising an online booking system for your fireworks display will be a huge benefit to both you and your attendees.
You will be able to keep track of ticket bookings minute-by-minute, which will enable you to make provisions and plan for the number of attendees.
Factors to consider such as the number of staff members you need on site, how many entry points you will use and how you will manage the crowd safely can be determined well in advance with an online booking system, as you will know the attendance numbers.
Payment is made directly to the display organiser’s bank account and is paid out on a weekly basis. This means that you will start to see revenue coming in as soon as you launch your booking site – the earlier, the better!
In turn, an online booking system removes the need for handling cash on the day, which is both better for COVID security as well as to follow stipulations that many councils set in place.
Scan your attendees in contact-free
The last thing you want is for your display to fizzle out with a slow, mundane entry process. Getting your crowd in quickly and safely is vital to ensure the success of your display.
Fortunately, with Participant you can utilise our QR code technology to scan your attendees in as they arrive. This is a quick and easy way to get your customers in efficiently, which may even lead to more secondary spend with them having more time to purchase food, drinks and more ahead of the display commencement.
In addition to speeding up the entry process, utilising QR codes is more secure as it prevents the risk of tickets being used multiple times. It also gives you an easy way of tracking registrations and determining how many people have attended from your bookings.
How does it work? Simply download the free Participant App, switch on QR codes in your order confirmation settings and watch your event go down with a bang!
Communicating with your attendees
As we all know, the weather doesn’t always co-operate, and it may become necessary for you to postpone your event.
But – contacting everyone who has booked in advance sounds like an ordeal worthy of setting up the gunpowder plot itself, doesn’t it?
Not with Participant! Simply use our communication tool, which enables you to speedily send an email to everyone who has booked on to your display, informing them of the date change. Easy!
Case Study – Wokingham Fireworks
Wokingham Fireworks are a brilliant example of a fireworks event we are supporting this year. Their annual display in Cantley Park is a big event for the town and as such, we are thrilled to be providing our booking service to them.
They will utilise Participant’s online booking system to manage their bookings and payments, making the process easier for both them and their attendees.
Wokingham Fireworks will benefit from registration tracking, QR code and communication software (as detailed above) as well as a streamlined entry process.
Remember, remember the fifth of November
Fireworks displays are all about sharing an amazing experience with your family, friends, and wider local community. As a display organiser, you’re responsible for putting on a spectacular event that will make you the talk of the town.
Therefore, giving yourself as much time as possible to focus on the display, planning for crowd control and more is a must. Utilising our online booking system will enable you to plan further in advance as well as taking the pressure off you for managing bookings. It’s a no-brainer!
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Remember, remember, the fifth of November, bookings, displays and success. I see no reason why fireworks bookings should ever be forgot.