Hey, it’s Mark from Simple Booth.
As you may know, we recently launched a new product called Virtual Booth that lets you deploy a photo experience without any hardware, onsite personnel, or headaches.
And honestly, it’s pretty sweet! Try this holiday demo of it to see what I’m talking about. I want to get the word out because I believe it can be a game-changer for a lot of businesses right now.
I know you might be hesitant to try something brand new, and I get it. I’m personally not an early-adopter. I usually like to wait until all the kinks get worked out of something and it proves valuable before I spend time or money on it.
But time is of the essence this holiday season. We’ve validated Virtual Booth over the last 8 months, and now that it’s live, we’re seeing first-hand how it can make an immediate impact for businesses right now who need new digital strategies.
I want to share these 5 key facts about Virtual Booth with you so that you can take advantage of what we’ve already learned.
1. Virtual Booth is here to stay.
We wouldn’t have created Virtual Booth if it weren’t for current events. But now that we have it, the possibilities are endless.
We designed the app to be part of our platform for the long-haul. It’s not a quick fix solution that will fade away next year. I truly believe it complements modern, physical photo booths in a way that will change the future of social photography.
Here’s one way to think about it. What if you could create your own photo app like Snapchat or Instagram with zero code, put your branding on it, and share it with anyone you want?
It’s getting harder and harder for businesses convince consumers to take and share photos with a hashtag by simply asking for it. Marketers need a new game plan. Virtual Booth breaks through barriers by letting you control the medium and present a novel new way to take photos. This unlocks incredible marketing potential!
Virtual Booth is poised to reshape the way marketers inspire user-generated content for social media. Now is the time to get in early and see what it’s all about.
2. It solves scalability for the industry.
It’s always been our mission to make products that are fun and easy-to-use.
Virtual Booth delivers on this by overcoming many of the common obstacles to deploying photo booths at scale, including the cost of hardware, logistics of transporting hardware, ensuring a reliable network connection, and needing to train staff to maintain the photo booth.
Virtual Booth can be created by one person on our web dashboard and instantly shared with millions of people.
It doesn’t replace modern photo booths—it complements them at scale.
Consider a restaurant chain with 1,000 locations that seeks to bring in more young people. Their marketing team compare some of the best restaurant marketing ideas and land on a user-generated content strategy—by offering a selfie experience at every location. There’s just one problem: they don’t have room in their existing retail layouts for an installation.
Even though Simple Booth reinvented photo booths to be more compact and easy to use than ever before, we still find that large deployments can be intimidating for clients.
With Virtual Booth, our hypothetical restaurant chain can get the best of both worlds. Every location can roll out Virtual Booth as a QR code in their digital signage. Patrons can scan the code and use the virtual photo booth app on their phone to capture and share branded photos. In premiere locations, like Times Square or the Las Vegas Strip, the restaurants can also install a stunning in-person HALO photo booth. Patrons can walk up, tap the screen, and take great photos in front of the studio-quality lighting.
Every location will have an interactive, shareable photo experience.
Problem solved for an industry. Let the photos roll!
3. We get paid when you get value.
You want people to take photos and have a great experience. We do too!
We considered a lot of different ways to deliver Virtual Booth. Ultimately, we landed on a credit system, because it works from micro-gatherings all the way up to massive conferences and marketing campaigns.
This pricing system means Virtual Booth can scale with you and is flexible for any use case. As people take photos, your costs only increase as you receive value.
Credits also allow you to get started with very little upfront cost, and even repackage it for clients or sponsors.
4. Businesses are making big plans for it.
Big companies are gearing up to launch Virtual Booth in nationwide activations. Here are a few examples:
- One of the world’s largest cosmetics brands is installing photo backdrops equipped with a Virtual Booth QR code in major airports across the US.
- An automotive startup is building a microsite integrated with a Virtual Booth link for 100,000 users.
- A video game developer is hosting a virtual holiday party for 500 employees.
- A downtown alliance is supporting small businesses by integrating a virtual photo opp into a printed passport book.
- A non-profit organization is preparing to launch a virtual photo experience for 120 fundraising events across the country.
These are the tip of the iceberg.
It’s becoming clearer than ever that there is substantial value in a fully digital photo solution for event planners and marketers around the world.
Virtual Booth is taking off—now is the perfect time to get in.
5. You might have free credits waiting.
When we launched Virtual Booth in late October, we gave away 1 million free credits to existing subscribers. And guess what? If you have a Simple Booth subscription, you’ll keep getting more every month.
Log in to your dashboard to see if you already have credits waiting.
So, what do you think? Are you going to try Virtual Booth?
Let us know what you think by writing in to email@example.com.
CEO & Co-founder at Simple Booth
PS. Here’s a holiday demo to see it in action–or try scanning the QR code below with your phone’s camera!