When it comes to setting up your restaurant with new technology, it can often seem daunting—the cost, the installation, and the time it will take to train your staff. It’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But you know, deep down, it will pay off. What if the process were easy? We’re here to tell you that it can be. When it comes to signing up with an online restaurant reservation system, Yelp Reservations is easy and will help your restaurant be successful this holiday season. Here are 5 reasons why you should stop procrastinating and sign up today!
1. People Are Dining Out More
Year over year, Yelp Reservations sees an uptick in reservations during the holiday season, with December seeing the highest average party size per reservation. This comes as no surprise for seasoned restaurateurs—this is the time of year when everyone is looking to make a reservation for holiday groups and parties. Signing up with Yelp Reservations will set your restaurant up for a profitable season, and make it easier for guests to dine and book their holiday dinners at your restaurant.
2. Yelp Traffic Will Go Up
According to a recent survey, 37% of adults have already started or plan to start shopping before Thanksgiving, and all are planning to spend the same as, or more, this holiday season. What does that mean for your restaurant? More foot traffic! Busy shoppers turn into hungry diners, making this the perfect opportunity to attract more customers to your restaurant. By signing up with Yelp Reservations, you’ll have an added advantage—Yelp traffic. With 97 million people using Yelp on their smartphone every month, and 3 in 4 searches on Yelp conducted via mobile, Yelp Reservations makes it easier for guests to find and book a table at your restaurant. Why wait and miss out on this valuable traffic during one of the most profitable times of the year?
3. Set Your Staff Up for Success
For many guests, this will be their first impression of your restaurant this season. Yelp Reservations not only makes it easy for them to make a reservation at your restaurant but it also makes it easier for your staff to provide a memorable experience. Our system allows your staff to quote accurate wait times, communicate with guests directly via phone using customized text messages and to quickly reassign tables when last-minute changes occur. It’s also intuitive and easy to use, so you can spend less time training and more time focusing on your guests.
4. Save Your Money for What Really Counts
With transparent, monthly pricing and no cover fees, Yelp Reservations is the most affordable system on the market. Why pay more during your busy season when this is the time to save that money and spend it on what really matters—reinvesting in your restaurant, your staff and gifts for loved ones.
5. Signing Up Is Easy
Once you sign up, we take it from there! We’ll ship you an iPad at no extra cost and our dedicated account management team will onboard and train you on our system all over the phone. Because yes, it’s that easy.