Most festivals enable vendors to sell products and services to their audience, whether it be clothing, food, drink, music, body or soul.
We’re pleased to announce the first release of our new Merchant Module, that will allow you to handle their acquisition and management simply, quickly and painlessly.
It starts with our tried-and-tested questionnaire builder, that enables you to create a number of forms – either one for all your merchants, or different ones depending on the category of the applicant. You can ask a set of pre-defined questions (dimensions required, previous history, utility requirements, site access…) and as many additional questions as you require.
The form is then created to a unique url (that you can have “skinned” so that it replicates your public website’s look and feel) which you can promote online, via your website, twitter and/or in direct conversation with prospective merchants/service providers.
Applicants can then be reviewed and rated and, once you’re ready, you can promote them into the main Merchant system.
Once promoted you can track their financial details (fees and deposits), generate and send contracts, set the number of staff passes they receive, automatically send them a link so that they can provide their staff names, ask for vehicle details so you can approve and manage site access, allocate and manage their guest tickets and more.
However the thing that we’re most proud of is the ability for you to manage the site layout using our unique online visual drag-and-drop system. You start by uploading a map, or series of maps, of your festival site into the module. You can then display a list of all your approved Merchants and drag individual names onto the map. The merchant list has all the filtering you need – category, utilities,
If you’ve asked for dimensions in the questionnaire, then the system will automatically build the right sized stall for that merchant, color-coded depending on their category (food, clothing, etc). You can then drag them around the map, rotate them, and resizing if required. At the click of your mouse you can see which of your Merchants need water/electricity. There’s even a search function that will scroll around your map finding the location of anyone you’ve placed.
Oh, and there’s all the standard reports and communications systems that we generally provide to ensure that you can instantly talk to whomever you need, and instantly get the information that you require.
If you’d like a guided tour of how this all works so that you can see the benefits for yourself - please get in touch.