Occasion 6.0 is here!

All new Occasion to help you market and manage your business into year 2020 and beyond!

Create Amazing Experiences

More ways to create simple or complex events.

Showcase Your Events

New and unique calendar layouts to grow your brand.

Book More Seats, Faster!

Find customers on Facebook, Google, via Emails and Texts.

Become A Smart Entrepreneur

New and improved workflows to save you time and money.

These are our favorite new features in 6.0:

Occasion 6.0

5.0 and prior

BRAND NEW CALENDAR

With search and category filters

NEW BOOKING PAGE DESIGN

Highest conversion rates on any device

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Placeholder events on your calendar

SERVICE FEE REVENUE

Pass-on card fees or collect tips

FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE EVENTS

Acquire new customers

EMAIL CAMPAIGNS

Re-engage customers

TEXT NOTIFICATIONS

Send and receive SMS notifications

REAL TIME VIEW

What’s happening on your calendar

CHANNEL TRACKING

See which channel makes you money

ROOM MANAGEMENT

Assign events to rooms

And, keep scrolling for more…

Create any experience you want!

It starts by offering amazing experiences to your customers. Whether it is a public experience, private event or announcement, Occasion now has you covered.

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Offer any type of public experience.

You need flexibility when scheduling and pricing events, camps, classes, workshops, or retreats, which can now be created with Occasion’s new advanced event editor. Customize every single detail when offering public experiences.

  • Schedule an experience that is one-time, recurring, series or drop-in.
  • Price experiences by attendee type, tier or group size.
  • Offer discounts to customers for booking multiple dates/times.
  • Sell add-ons to make more money.

Get paid faster on private events.

Whether you offer birthday parties, space rentals, corporate events, bachelor/bachelorette events, getting the initial deposit and the balance due cleared off is your goal. With Occasion’s new features, booking and managing private events and getting paid faster is now possible!

  • Offer customers options like packages and add-ons to choose from.
  • Take the initial booking and collect a deposit.
  • Create an automatic invoice for balance due.
  • Alter the invoice prior to the event and create a new balance due.
  • Collect balance due by charging credit card saved on file, a new credit card, check or cash (Square merchants only).
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Create placeholder events on your calendar.

With Occasion’s newest feature, you can announce closures, specials or open hours on your calendar so customers can see what’s happening at your business.

  • Create placeholder events on your calendar.
  • Create all-day or specific time announcements.

IMAGES

Enhance customer desire to book by adding images to your experiences.

GET COMMITMENTS

Require customers to sign up early and pay in advance.

CATEGORIZE EVENTS

Group events through labels to make it easy for customers to find events on your calendar. And, run category sales reports on the back-end.

POLICIES AND WAIVERS

Reduce your legal and charge-back risk by having customers agree to waivers and policies upfront.

DISCOUNTS

Give customers discounts to sign up early or last minute. Run seasonal promotions or event-specific promotions.

CUSTOMIZE EMAILS

Add instructions or remind customers by adding your own copy to booking confirmation and reminder emails.

TAXES AND FEES

Collect taxes on all or some of your sales. Pass on credit card processing fees to your customers.

CLOSE EVENTS EARLY

Set advanced close times for experiences and events so you have time to prepare and purchase materials.

Beautiful calendars and booking pages!

Showcase your events on beautifully designed calendars and continue to grow your brand online.

Several calendar layouts to choose from.

  • Customize the colors on the calendar.
  • Keyword search for customers to find events.
  • Category filter to help customers narrow their search.
  • Multi-location or venue filter to help customers find events near them.

Give your online calendar a boost! We believe no two calendars should look alike. With Occasion’s new layouts and customization options, you can bring your brand to life.

Stylish and high performing booking pages.

New booking pages are stylish, smart and easy for your customers to use. With 7% conversion, Occasion’s booking pages are highest performing in the industry.

  • Mobile and tablet friendly experience.
  • Organized and intuitively-arranged sections.
  • Summary of purchase always on so customers know exactly what they are buying.

A little personal touch can go a long way.

Engage your customers and show them you can’t wait to see them. Don’t just give them an order confirmation, include a nice picture of your team to the confirmation page to give it a little personal touch.

Coming Soon: Even more ways Occasion will help you grow your online presence and build your digital audience!

UP-TO-DATE BUSINESS INFORMATION

From your Occasion account, manage and update your business information on dozens of websites. No more trying to manually update everything or fearing incorrect information.

MANAGE ONLINE REVIEWS

Know when your business is reviewed by customers, respond to reviews and grow your online reputation in one place.

Accelerate your revenue growth!

Acquire new customers and re-engage existing ones with automated and targeted marketing.

Drive customers straight from Facebook and Google.

FACEBOOK EVENTS

Find new customers on Facebook and re-engage existing ones by automatically publishing your public experiences to your Facebook Business Page as Facebook Events.

GOOGLE EVENTS

Improve your Google rankings and showcase your experiences on Google Search and Google Maps when customers search for phrases like “things to do near me” or “classes near me”.

Re-engage customers with personalized and automated emails.

Reward customers for their loyalty (coming soon).

Notify customers when they have been added to wait-list (coming soon).

Bring back infrequent customers (coming soon).

Run your business like a superhero!

With new workflows, you can stay in touch with customers and be smart about your business.

SMS NOTIFICATIONS

Send and receive text notifications – send notifications to customers on a roster about last minute changes and receive text notifications when a booking is placed.

MANAGE ROSTERS

Manage rosters more effectively. Cancel or reschedule a booking, issue account credits or issue full/partial refunds. Download and print rosters prior to an event. Schedule pre-event or post-event text or email notifications.

IMPROVED REPORTS AND ANALYTICS

Do your bank reconciliation and reduce your tax liability by moving to accrual-based accounting. Using our new event intelligence reports, know how events are performing so you can better plan your calendar.

KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS

Start building your customer database and customer profiles. See all their history in one place so you can segment them into loyalists, advocates, detractors or “never-wanna-see-them(ers)”.

ROOM MANAGEMENT

Manage multiple rooms and venues in one account. Schedule events in rooms and enable automatic collision blocking to avoid double bookings.

REAL TIME VIEW

Gain real time insight into your customers’ engagement with your calendar and events. See where customers are coming from and what they are clicking on.

TRACK SALES CHANNELS

Track ROI on your sales channels and digital advertising dollars. Compare different channels and ad campaign performance to gain insight into your customers’ behavior and optimize your marketing for growth.

STAFF MANAGEMENT

Put an end to password sharing and invite each of your staff members to have their own Occasion account. Assign them permissions and control access to features in your account.

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