Peckhamplex used Vista until two years ago when Vista suggested they simplify and move to Veezi. So they did and soon discovered, it was all they needed to run their independent cinema.
Peckhamplex is located in Peckham, a student area where money is tight. Geoff took a gamble using Facebook and Twitter to introduce a £4.99 ticket to attract customers. The reaction was… “WOW lets go, it’s only £5 a ticket!” And they started coming. Geoff’s strategy paid off.
“Our retro theatre doesn’t have all the mod cons but people don’t complain, they’d pay £11 a ticket elsewhere. Charge full price and we wouldn’t be booked out. The distributors were doubtful at first but not now. They get a better return as we get more people into the theatre and we make more money from the food and beverage sales. It’s a win-win!” explains Geoff.
Now customers can book online and Gary can log on via the Cloud to see if a show is going to sell out or not. If a weekend is looking busy he can roster an extra manager, if it looks quiet he can reduce staff. It all helps with budgeting his payroll.
“Veezi is easy to learn, particularly the concession tabs. Up it pops, you can refresh the tills, change the colours and add in an item in 2 to 3 easy steps. Push save and you are set to go.”
The Cloud means Geoff no longer worries about being left without a ticketing system if the server goes down, sometimes for a week or two… Now if something goes wrong it is fixed in a matter of hours.
Geoff is happy… “Hands down Veezi is what I need, it is reliable, and I can plan and act whether I am in the office or not.”