Hey there! Welcome to your Poptop Supplier Guide.
If you’re new here – we’re delighted to have you on board. If you’ve been a Poptop supplier for a while, great job checking in to learn a bit more about how Poptop works.
New or not-so-new – we’re here to give you all the tools you need to succeed on Poptop.
This guide is designed to be your go-to knowledge hub for all things Poptop. Knowledge is power, my friends. And on Poptop, power means one thing – bookings!
In this article, we’re going to tell you exactly how Poptop works. By the time you’ve finished, you’ll know…
- How Poptop is different from other sites like ours.
- How our system can save you bags of time.
- How to get started on Poptop.
Our system works a little differently from most listings sites you’ll use, so we’ll start with the basics, and go from there.
The good news is, Poptop is super simple. Just by reading this guide article, you’ll have enough know-how to start bagging bookings and reducing admin.
Sound good? Cool. Let’s get started.
We’re here to help you transform your business.
That’s our goal, and boy do we mean it.
Right now, you might not believe us when we say this, but it’s true. We’re your biggest fans. Our whole team, from the web developers to our support crew, are 100% committed to helping you build the best version of your events business.
You see, there’s nothing we love more than passionate people who love what they do. And if you’re a self-employed events specialist, you’ve got to love what you do – otherwise, you wouldn’t do it, right?
We don’t just want to see you grab a few bookings on Poptop. We want to see you realise the true potential of your business (and grab a boatload of bookings in the process!).
So we’ve built an industry-leading platform to help you do exactly that.
How and why is Poptop different?
We’ve already mentioned that we work differently to other listing sites. Let’s take a minute to understand how – because understanding this will help you really get the best from Poptop.
Lead Generation – the old-school model.
Most other listing sites use a system called ‘lead generation’. If you list on sites like Feast It or Addtoevent, you’ll know this well. For those of you that don’t, here’s how it works.
When a client comes looking for a supplier, lead gen sites attempt to ‘match’ your service with a client’s needs. Sometimes you’ll even have to pay in advance for this matchup service! (we’re looking at you, Addtoevent).
The supplier (you) then generates a quote for the client. You have no way of knowing if your quote will be successful, or how many other suppliers are quoting for the job (often it’s in the hundreds).
The problem with lead generation.
The big issue with lead generation is this. It takes up TONNES of time and energy.
Poptop – the future of events planning.
We wanted to create a new way of planning parties, with a system that cuts out all the faff and makes party planning easy, fun, and fast.
Turns out, there was nothing out there that did anything remotely like this in the global party planning industry. So we went and built it ourselves.
We call this revolutionary system LIVE PRICING & AVAILABILITY. And it’s changing the way parties are planned.
What is Live Pricing & Availability?
Lead-generation websites feel old-fashioned and clunky in the new age of e-commerce. Online shoppers expect to be inspired by an easy buying experience, choose their favourite service safely and quickly, and book that service straight away.
Why should events planning be any different? That’s where Poptop comes in!
An inspiring shop window for your services.
First off, we don’t bombard clients with quotes from tonnes of suppliers. Instead, we’ve built a site that presents your services beautifully, inspiring clients to pick out and book their favourites straight away.
A fast and easy booking system.
Live Pricing & Availability answers the two questions clients need to know to make a buying decision straight away.
We tell a client exactly how much your service will cost, and whether you’re available for their event. Instantly.
Leaving them with nothing left to do but click ‘book’!
What’s in it for you?
It’s a fair question. It sounds pretty good from the client’s perspective, but what’s in it for you, the supplier?
Clients LOVE our model.
They want an easy, fun, and fast party planning experience – and that’s exactly what we’re giving them. That’s good news for our suppliers too!
But there are deeper benefits to our system for suppliers like you.
We save you BAGS of time.
On those old-school sites, you’ll spend hours submitting quotes for work you might not get – going back and forth on pricing. Poptop cuts ALL that right out of your day.
Then you just sit back and wait for the bookings to roll in! Our system does everything else for you.
It’s that simple.
You get paid fair.
On Poptop, you’ll never pay to send quotes. You set your own deposit for clients, and we only get paid our 12% booking fee when you do.
That means we’re fully invested in the success of your business. This leads to our final benefit…
We’ll help you become extraordinary.
Poptop is only as good as its best suppliers. We have a stake in you, and your business. So we’re here to help you take your events business to the next level.
Sound good? Then let’s get you started!
Now that you know all about how Poptop works, we’ve got one last question for you. Are you ready to get started? There’s a whole world of opportunity waiting for you. And we’re here with you to help to make it happen.
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Ready to start building listings? Check out our next guide, all about how to become live on our platform.