CapsaArx is a rehearsal and recording studio in Kings Norton, Birmingham, UK. It has a live rehearsal room, recording studio and a photography studio
CapsaArx was setup 5 years ago by four band friends, who all work as lecturers at ACM in Birmingham. It also offers guidance with artists management and coaching and career development, branding and marketing to independent artists
Amie Chatterley, runs CapsaArx Studios with three friends, found Jammed online and requested a demo of the app. The main issue that she faced as a developer, was integrating the app with the studio's current website that runs on Wordpress. So at Jammed we came up with a solution that would allow the studio to add the Jammed booking app directly to their website with a widget.
It's been amazing that we've actually found a system that works for us, because I've been through plenty, I've even coded my own RPM for WordPress, and it just didn't do what I needed it to do...
A system designed for rehearsal rooms
Jammed is built from scratch for rehearsal rooms to take online bookings.
CapsaArx didn't have a booking platform prior to using Jammed, so teamed with us to develop a platform that would work for them. Customers are able to find an available time directly on the CapsaArx website, and then pay for the booking in minutes.
Jammed is now specifically tailored to the unique needs of rehearsal and recording studios.
The other booking systems that I'd used previously, or tried to integrate, were not really suited to studio bookings. They were more in line with hairdressers or meetings. For what we needed, Jammed is great.
Tiered pricing for the Live Room
CapsaArx have a live rehearsal and recording room that is booked by customers for varying lengths of time. The studio offers the room at staggered rates during the day - the longer the booking is, the less expensive per hour it is. The studio also offers an hourly rate, a 2-hourly and 3-hourly rate, and a full day rate.
With recording and rehearsal studios, often, the difficulty that I've had is we have multiple rooms - our main room that we use as a live room, and the control room. When the control room is booked, the live room can't be in use, because it's needed for recordings. So just these little, kind of, nuances of trying to sync up room bookings, it just didn't work on traditional plugins.
With Jammed they were able to setup a booking system that would allow customers to book the room directly from the website and have the correct price offered at each of the start and end times for the booking. This was a huge win for the studio, as it was always able to offer the most competitive rates to the customers.
Mini booking app
CaspaArx wanted to integrate the booking system with their Wordpress website, so Jammed developed a mini booking app that would allow customers to book the studio directly from the website. It's as simple as dropping a piece of code into the website, and the booking system will appear to the customers on that page.
Find out more about the Jammed Mini Booking App, a simple customisable booking widget for your website.
...where we're going to see the most improvements is taking payments online to the website and taking care of that backend admin. That I just don't want to do.