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How to Instantly Increase Your Hire Bookings By 10% or More

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Welcome to another profit-producing tip from www.BouncyCastleOwner.com and www.biha.org.uk

HOW TO INSTANTLY INCREASE YOUR HIRE BOOKINGS BY 10% OR MUCH MORE BY ACCEPTING PAYPAL FROM YOUR CUSTOMERS AND HAVING A PAYPAL BUTTON ON YOUR WEBSITE - (A REMINDER FROM 2006).

In 2006, I did a short talk at a trade show about the importance of giving your customers the option to pay for their inflatable bookings using PayPal.

I also mentioned that when a hire company does this, then they should see a surge in bookings (by 10% or much more). The reason for this is that some customers don't regard the money in their Paypal account as "real money" but more as "monopoly money" or "funny money". This is because some of them have received this money by selling unwanted second-hand goods on eBay, and the money is just sitting in their account, not doing anything!

If you accept Paypal, some of your customers will jump at the chance of clearing their Paypal account, and you benefit!

In addition, and very importantly, some customers have not got the ready cash to book an inflatable with you, but they have to do something for their child's birthday or event. The solution: they can use their credit card! If you have a PayPal account, then you can also automatically receive payments via debit or credit card. (Be aware though that there are charges, but you can ask the customer to pay these).

This one tip should increase your turnover by a minimum of 10% (or possibly a lot more depending on how much your customers like using their credit card instead of cash or cheque). If you are not sure how to accept PayPal, or place a PayPal button on your website, please email me at: mark@biha.org.uk

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Are you losing bookings because of it? Do you have call-divert straight to your mobile phone. Below is an example on YouTube of how NOT to set-up an ansa-phone. ENJOY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C5Rnb7J3sU&feature=player_embedded

----------------------------------------------------------------- DON'T FORGET TO OCCASIONALLY VISIT THE DISCUSSION FORUM ON www.BouncyCastleOwner.com

There are now over 1,400 topics (threads) and around 6,000 posts. Some of the threads this week have been....

Bouncy castle storage bags Vans - Which are best? Leaflet Indoor hire advice New baby Lifting bouncy castles Help needed with choosing a generator Inflatable hire Rain covers Insuring obstacle courses and bungee runs Domain name for sale www.bouncycastl.es Selling a 20ft Titanic slide Sand-bags Is there a right way to get referrals? Insurance

You can now view all the discussion forum threads (over 1,400 as at 2-9-2010) at: http://www.bouncycastleowner.com/public/department71.cfm

Best regards

Mark

Mark Jerram www.biha.org.uk www.BouncyCastleOwner.com (Sister site and discussion forum)

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