Since Booked it began, amidst the chaos of the first nationwide lockdown in the spring of 2020, our influence has grown and our technology has adapted to help so many different businesses. What began simply as an offshoot of the successful Licklist app, intended to help those most in need of a technological overhaul, has now taken on a life of its own. We now have clients in every part of the country, and are even beginning to make waves in the US!
We’re immensely proud of Booked it; specifically, we’re chuffed with the way we’ve helped less tech-savvy businesses to compete in a market that is as competitive as it is convoluted. It’s no secret that the world has changed over the last two years. The pandemic has meant that most businesses have missed a lot of potential revenue. Social distancing guidelines and mask-wearing legislation has meant that we’ve all had to be a little more innovative in the way we encourage customers through the door. The governments’ recommendation that companies implement booking systems and ‘Track and trace’ apparatus has changed the way people think and interact with our sector.
Technology has definitely been our guiding light through all this, and we’ve been at the forefront of this push to reinforce businesses across the country with the software they need to adapt and thrive. Let us lead you through some of the key industries that have benefited from our teams’ innovation and wisdom. After all, your industry might crop up, and we’d love to show you how much we’re benefiting other businesses in your field.
Our relationship with the bowling industry in the UK is one of our most fruitful. There’s so much room for growth in this industry, and we’re excited to be at the vanguard of it. After experiencing something of a lull in the noughties, the bowling industry has only experienced exponential growth over the last few years. To tap into this market, we created a specialised booking system Lane Engine, which has been tailored to combat the challenges bowling alley owners face. We supply software for 25% of bowling alleys in the UK, making us the market leader.
We couldn’t make this list without mentioning our long-standing connection to the nightlife industry. If there is one thing we are enthusiastic about at Booked it, it’s helping the industry to recover from the massive losses it has incurred since the start of the pandemic. Luckily, we’ve been pretty successful in this respect. Some of our most trusted clients fall into this category; we’ve helped the iconic south London club Infernos to transform their business model from its outdated ticketing system to the modern, app-savvy business model that you see today! The app we created for Infernos made it into the top one hundred on the Apple App Store in its first week on the Entertainment chart.
3. Soft play
We’ve done so much good within the soft play sector, and we want to sing it from the rooftops! We all remember the difficult position soft play centres were put in by the government after the first lockdown; ministers were unsure of the best time to reopen the centres, as they were worried about the spread of the virus amongst young children. Luckily, our software helped put both parents and business owner’s minds at ease, as people were now able to book for specific times, making it far easier to control numbers within a single venue at one time, as well as giving owners time to thoroughly disinfect surfaces that were likely to spread germs amongst the kids.
The hospitality industry was in drastic need of a technological overhaul in the wake of the pandemic. Hospitality was an industry that had barely caught up with the present in terms of the software it was using. Many smaller businesses had no idea how to navigate the unknown waters of mobile ordering apps, booking slots, and digital loyalty schemes. Often, they were using software that was either outdated or just simply not good enough. Luckily, the Booked it software has been massively helping in combating these issues. We offer business multiple servers, so that software remains dependable even at busier times, and our loyalty and app add-ons have proved massively successful.
Implementing Booked it software within your business has been proven to lead to a 19% increase in bookings and a 13% increase in spend per head. So, what are you waiting for? We’d love to be writing about your success story in our next blog.
Words by Rebecca Clayton