We’ve had a number of customers moving across to us from Guestful over the last month and this week we’ve learned that Guestful, the Free WordPress addin to take Restaurant Bookings has closed down and is no longer supported. Guestful had a strong market base with Restaurants wanting a system to enable them to take bookings on their own website, without having to pay a per month or per seat booking fee – now, if you are looking for a Guestful Alternative, you can try our Free Online Restaurant Booking system.
Our Free Word Press plug in is the perfect Guestful alternative
For Restaurants looking for a different Free WordPress plug-in to take Restaurant Bookings and manage tables, the Free Online Restaurant Booking System gives you all the benefits of taking bookings online, without any of the downsides in many booking systems of fees and charges and more importantly share your customers data with companies who want to email offers on behalf of other customers. The Free Online Restaurant Booking System is a cloud based Online Bookings system. It will provide you with comparative analytics about how many bookings you received and how many bookings the average Restaurant receives. This comparative analytics gives you really important Big Data information about how your website is performing from a sales and marketing point of view. Your website should be doing Sales and Marketing. The Marketing is done by getting great SEO and the sales is done by the images and menu that will sell your website visitors on the idea of booking in your Restaurant.
How to install FORBS as on your WordPress website:
Installing FORBS is quick and simple. Sign up for FORBS on our website. You will be sent a link where you can fill in the details of your Restaurant, including opening and closing times. You will be given access to a code snippet which either you or your web developer can upload to your website. After that you are good to go with taking your own Restaurant bookings online.
Is Poor SEO Killing Your Restaurant?
Too many times we see customers with websites that are costing restaurants thousands of dollars every month through poor design, poor messaging and poor SEO. If your website could be improved to bring in 200 extra visits per month and just 10% of those made a booking, and each booking was for 2.5 seats on average at $50 a seat, you would have an extra $2,500 in revenue a month. A 30% food cost, that is $1,750 in profit extra a month. This ignores those customers coming back as regulars – which is more profit.
Remember, if these customers aren’t finding your Restaurant, they are finding your competitors.
Get one of our obligation free 7 point website SEO audits to see what you can get your web developer to fix to increase your revenue today.