Feedback from Ciderr Members

Recently we asked our members for feedback on how they are using Ciderr.

This is just some of their responses (completely unedited, so forgive any typos or grammar errors):

Ben Chernivsky Chernivsky Weddings
Been really enjoying my experience with Ciderr during my first season using it.  I was introduced to it at the end of 2012 but didn’t take it too seriously.  This Spring I figured at $10 a month, why not at least sign up for it and play around with the possibility for 2014 bookings.  It took  while for me to really understand it and incorporate it into my workflow, but now it is a natural part of my sales meetings with new clients.  They know they have the option, especially if they cannot afford my larger packages, to take charge with a photography registry.  Some are not interested at all, but with others you can literally feel the relief and excitement in the room when I offer it.  I plan on focusing more on print products over the next year, so I know Ciderr will become a necessity for people who will only be able to afford my base photography prices, but who will want to invest in products that showcase their wedding after their celebration.  Long and short, Ciderr, combined with a larger vision of what you offer clients, can be an incredible way to teach clients the true value of photography from the first meeting.
Bridgette Marie Balmes Bridgette Marie Photography
I am new to using the registry but it has been a great resource to offer my brides who can not quite afford my services. There are a lot of couples that register at department stores because they “should.” The photography registry allows them to ask friends and family to make their gift something they can use that is directly related to the wedding. It is easy for them buy to a gift that the couple will have long past the life of say, a toaster. The couples that are established in their years together find it the biggest resource.
Elizabeth Cryan Elizabeth Cryan Photography
I recently started using Ciderr and couldn’t rave about it more!  It’s an incentive that I provide my clients that is super easy to setup for my clients, allows them to receive unbelievably meaningful gifts, and boosts my sales after the fact.  I highly recommend Ciderr!

Shea Wright By Shea
i’ve only had one couple use it so far, so i think i might need some tips on getting the word out… i let each couple know when i first meet them and in the first several emails that i offer a registry… i tell them how i recently got married and wish my vendors had offered something like this… that gifts towards photography and videography last way longer than the typical sheets and spatulas you might get from guests and wont end up going to goodwill one day. :) hehe.

i think the couples that seem most interested are ones that are paying for their wedding or at least photography themselves, and are usually a little older, late 20s, early 30s etc that already have the typical gifts you get to set up house…

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Remember, in the month of August we are giving out a $50 wine gift card for EVERY registry created!

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Best Practices with Implementing a Registry – 5 Examples

At Ciderr, we are constantly amazed and impressed by how our members use a registry to grow their business.  Gift registries using Ciderr have seen an exponential growth in contributions lately, so there’s no better time to get in on that action. Recently, we dove deep into the data to see what was driving the most results (results – as in revenue for your business).

Below are the top 5 best practices when implementing our gift registry software.

Importantly, most clients actually use Ciderr as an upselling tool to clients who have already booked with them.  The Ciderr member creates a registry for their customer, and they get extra products and services for free via the power of crowd-funding from friends and family.

 

1. Create a Dedicated “Registries” Page on Your Site

This picture shows a physical example of what this is. Check out their brief explanation as well as some more registry pages below from our members (social proof).

 

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2. Get the couple to list their registry on their wedding site

This is kind of a no-brainer, but the more the registry is put in front of friends and family, the greater the chance of people actually knowing about it. :)

registry listing

 

 3.  Email the announcement to previous customers as well as current customers already booked.

Your customers won’t know about your newfound registry system unless you tell them, eh? One member attests, “We have seen a remarkable increase in post-booking revenue utilizing the registry.” What? You’re not good with words? No worries. We even have some email templates to help get you started.

 

registry listing 2

 

5. Use “Registered With” Cards – so your customers help do your marketing for you.

We put a little blood, sweat, and tears (ok, maybe just some hard design work) into creating some custom registry card templates for our members. Just look for the “Marketing Toolkit” on the dashboard once you login. How rad would it be to throw a few dollars in and have these printed for your client to give to them as a gift to send with their wedding invitations? Talk about some client love (and more contributions to your business)!

registry cards 3

 

In summary, there are a ton of ways you can use our gift registry software to grow your business.  Did we leave something off?  If you are using Ciderr in another way to add revenue to your business, shoot us an email or lay it down in the comments! We love hearing from our members!

 

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