5 Remarkable Ways TallyFi Can Quickly Benefit Your Museum

If you’ve been reading our last few blog posts, you’ve seen several ways that our clicker counters can benefit bars and nightclubs. They can help you nurture a unique company culture, boost upselling to new and returning customers, and ultimately increase your bottom line.

But did you know that our clickers can benefit a variety of venues? From pubs to concerts halls to stadiums, TallyFi clickers can make a powerful difference in many different industries. Today, we want to focus on museums. After all, as of spring 2015, 32 million people visit American art museums every year, and museums receive more visitors than all major league sporting events and theme parks combined.

Yet, very few museums receive federal funding, and more than two-thirds of museums struggle to bring in enough revenue to provide a consistently enjoyable experience for their visitors. Today we’ll take a look at five key ways that TallyFi clicker counters can help make running a museum more efficient and profitable.

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How to Create a Unique Company Culture at Your Bar

If you’ve been reading the TallyFi blog for awhile, you know that the employees at your bar can make a huge difference in nightly sales, customer happiness, and the overall success of your business. Whether you personally manage your team or you have middle managers to help out, one of your key concerns as a nightclub owner is how to attract and retain the best talent for your team.

Company culture” has become a bit of a buzzword over the last few years as office environments have implemented features like standing desks and bring your dog to work days, but the idea behind the phrase can be the difference between happy, driven employees and resentful, lazy ones — no matter where they’re employed.

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4 Powerful Ways to Boost Upselling at Your Bar

Though turning a profit at your business includes many details, increasing your cash flow can really only be done in two ways: bringing more customers in, and/or selling more to the customers you already have.

On the TallyFi blog, we’ve already discussed ideas for attracting more customers to your nightclub and we’ve examined how hospitality training can help you keep happy customers. The next step is to nudge those happy, paying customers to spend more money at your bar. How can you do that? Upselling.

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4 Fun Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line During Off Hours

Any nightclub owner can tell you that downtime is normal. The problem is that, even when customer count and sales are low, most nightclubs are still staffed and ready to serve. One of the clear solutions involves increasing marketing to target those off hours. But if you’ve already tried that route or you’re looking for something a bit more creative, read on for some unconventional ideas that can increase the money your nightclub brings in.

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The 3 Numbers You Need to Know as a Nightclub Owner

So, you’ve closed down your nightclub or bar for the night and it’s time to check your till. You count the earnings, deduct expenses, and are eager to find out if you’ve hit your sales goal for the night.

But is this the best number to use when measuring the success of your nightclub? It may seem simple enough to compare your sales goals to your actual sales, but it turns out there are three numbers that can be much more telling of your business’ short-term and long-term success.

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3 Reasons Your Security Staff Needs Hospitality Training

First impressions matter. People form their first impressions within the first few minutes of an interaction, and that impression is difficult to change.

At a bar or nightclub, this important first impression lies in the hands of the bouncers and security staff. They are a customer’s first point of contact, so it’s no surprise that many customers form a first impression of a nightclub based on their interaction with security.

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TallyFi on your Wrist

Bar and nightclub owners have been telling us how much they love being aware of what is happening in their club no matter where they are or what they are doing. We wanted make it easier for you to get important information you need without the need to constantly be consulting your phone.

As you might have already guessed, we are announcing a custom app for the Pebble smartwatch that brings the core of the TallyFi’s real-time experience to your wrist.

If you are interested in having TallyFi on your wrist, visit our smartwatch signup page. Even if you don’t have a Pebble, head over there to let us know which device you want us to work on next.

TallyFi Tip #3 – Identify Counters with Coloured Bumpers

Did you know that every TallyFi counter comes with 3 coloured bumpers? They’re not just for aesthetics. These bumpers let you easily identify device locations (eg. Front Door, VIP Entrance, Patio Entrance, etc.) so that your staff always grabs the correct counter.

Because TallyFi counters sync together, venue operators have the freedom to add multiple points of entry without ever having to worry about capacity management.

Boost Revenue with a Winter Patio Experience

Do you have a licensed patio that sits empty during the winter months? Consider turning it into a licensed lineup and serve up some Irish Coffee and other warm cocktails while your customers wait to enter your club.

This typically unused capacity can bring in additional revenue and make your club an easy choice on a busy night. Go one step further and add some outdoor heaters, decorative lighting, and an ice bar and make waiting in line an enjoyable experience that will keep customers coming back!

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Coat Check: To Charge or Not to Charge?

Winter is coming. For nightclub owners this means finding the space and staff to run a coat check service. Some nightclubs view this as an additional source of revenue, but is it really worth it?

Customers entering your venue from the bitter cold are confronted with cover charge, immediately followed by an additional coat check charge. Is this really the best experience for your customers? One owner we talked to thinks otherwise. Devon McKenzie owner and operator of Night School in Waterloo, Ontario has always offered free coat check. According to McKenzie,

“The additional income we get from coat check isn’t worth hassling my customers for a few extra dollars. We want them to have an enjoyable experience so they keep coming back.”

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