We’ve noticed over the last few Musa nights that not everyone can get seats for the good eating events we’re putting on – and obviously we don’t anyone to want to be disgruntled with us, so we’ve been thinking about what we can do to make nights better.
At the moment when we announce events we don’t limit the number of seats people can book, we give first choice to people who missed out on the last event and we only take a deposit.
Some of the suggestions – some of which conflict with each other – that have already been made include:
Announcing how many seats are available at an event
Making the priority people who physically come to Musa at a set time before taking bookings by phone
Taking the full sum and not just a desposit
Setting up/charging for an early booking service – almost like an elite membership (we aren’t keen on this as we wouldn’t want to be elitist)
Continuing to give people who miss out on events the first chance at the next one
Giving priority to people who come to all the events
Giving priority to people who have never been to an event
Giving priority based on something like Foursquare check-ins
Limiting bookings to two per person
Limiting bookings to four per person
Limiting bookings to some other number
What else can we do to try and minimise people missing out on our great nights? We accept that there may always be sell-outs but we don’t want people thinking that it’s because of favouritism or anything else.
So the door (or rather the comments section) is open for suggestions – let us know what you think…