The Problem With Booking Too Late
If you are one of our previous customers, this is a very important blog for you to read. The information in this blog will help you ensure that you have one of our great entertainers at your child’s party.
Why You Need To Book Early!
In 2019, Non Stop Kids booked over 7,500 parties, but despite that large amount, there were further inquires that we unfortunately could not cover. The problem is we have to turn away between 100 and 300 customers every month. These 300 people are parents who are desperate to book us to run and host their child’s party and we have to tell them that they cannot book us. We HATE turning potential customers away. We're very passionate about children's entertainment and aim to deliver amazing services. From a business point of view, turning away customers isn’t a great thing at all. The problem is we haven’t got a choice!
We Are Victims Of Our Own Success!
We generate hundreds of enquiries every single month. A lot of customers book us year after year until their kids have grown up. It means that we booked very far in advance. And this bring us to the main point with this blog. If you wanted Non Stop Kids to provide you with an entertainer, you would have to book early! We take so many enquires on a daily basis, it's insane!
Let's take last year 2019. By the beginning of October, we are almost fully booked up for November and December! We had almost no availability until January 2020. Now we know exactly why is going to happen. We aren’t psychic, it’s just the same thing that happens year after year! People wanting to book us for the New Year will wait until after Christmas to enquire about January and February availability. The problem is by then it will be almost too late.
A lot of our repeat customers know how busy we are and therefore book very early. It means come January, when the majority of customers start enquiring, we are almost fully booked up. Now this isn’t exclusive to the New Year. We were fully booked up for December by mid October. However, we always get customers trying to book us and reaching out to us at the start of December. Depending on the time of the year, we typically become almost fully booked about six weeks before the date. Now we may get last minute cancellations and last minute availability but that isn’t always the case. Generally the best advice we can give is to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Don't Ponder Too Long!
Another piece of advice we can offer is not to procrastinate too long about whether to book us. We regularly get clients say they want to think about whether to book us. Now that’s absolutely fine, however our diary is live and we book dozens of parties a day. It means our availability can change on a minute by minute basis. For example, if a customer called in and wanted to book a party on a Thursday from 11am-1pm and we only had one slot avaliable to fit that time slot, it would be best to book it there and then. If that customer decided to think about it and called back an hour later, chances are that slot may now have been filled! Just because you are told we are available, it doesn’t mean we always will be unfortunately!
The best advice we can give is to book as soon as possible. It’s absolutely fine to think about booking us. It’s why providing performance videos and reviews is so important to us. We want our customers to know that we are the correct company for their child’s party. However when you have decided to book us then let us know ASAP so we can secure the date for you.
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