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COMMON DEFINITIONS AND TERMS

Sometimes understanding how a complex online business works can be difficult unless you know the terms.  Once you understand the terminology and get used to the way things work, it isn’t as intimidating and things become easier.  The old adage “… use it or lose it..” is applicable here.  The more you use GETBOOKED757 the easier it becomes. 🙂

Here are some common Definitions and Terms to help you along:

Claim a Venue:

Claim a Venue is a process by which an Event Organizer can become the primary manager of a Venue. If an Event Organizer decides to Claim a Venue, this means that they typically own or manage the Venue and this will allow them to manage the Venue’s Profile information that is displayed online.

Entertainer:

The person or Company that is performing at the Event.

ESCROW:

This is a type of Payment Model chosen by the Event Organizer when creating the Event. It deals with how money is charged to the Event Organizer’s credit card and then transferred to the Entertainer.

If ESCROW is chosen as the payment model, then the full value of the Agreed Offer Amount will be charged to the Event Organizers credit card 3 days prior to the Event and placed in “ESCROW” (an FDIC bank account that is managed by GETBOOKED757).  Once the Event is completed and there have been no disputes submitted regarding the event, then GETBOOKED757 will automatically generate a check and have it mailed to the Entertainer at their specified Profile Mailing Address.  The check is sent via USPS and should arrive within a few days. The amount of the check will be the Offer Amount minus GETBOOKED757 Commissions.

Example:  If an Offer is accepted for $500 and the Payment Model is set to ESCROW.  The Event is 6 months in the future. 3 days before the Event, the Event Organizer’s credit card is charged for $500 and the money is transferred into ESCROW.  The Event occurs 3 days later without any issues.  2 days after the Event, GETBOOKED757 issues a check to the Entertainer for $455.00.  The GETBOOKED757 Commission is ($500 x 5%) + $20 = $45.00

Timeline Graphical Example for ESCROW Payment Model:

Event Organizer:

This is the person who has posted the Event on GETBOOKED757

Final Offer Date:

This is the final date that an Event Organizer would like to accept Offers for an event

GETBOOKED757 Commission:

This is the commission that GETBOOKED757 receives for each Event.  The amount is equal to the 5% of the Offer Amount + $20.00.  The amount is deducted from the Entertainers Offer Amount.

Invitation:

Invitations are online queries that are sent to Entertainers as a request for the Entertainer to make an offer on an Event.  Invitations will be received via email and also as a notification in the Entertainers Dashboard when he logs into the website.

Invite Only Event:

These are Events that can can only received Offers from Entertainers who have been invited to make an Offer.

Messages:

A feature of GETBOOKED757 that provides an online messaging system where Event Organizers can communicate with Entertainers.  Messages are maintained within the GETBOOKED757 login area and users can login and view them at any time.  Electronic Notifications/Alerts are also available in the Dashboard area to let a user know when they have received any new or unread Messages from another user.

NO ESCROW:

This is a type of Payment Model chosen by the Event Organizer when creating the Event. It deals with how money is charged to the Event Organizer’s credit card and then how the Entertainer is paid. Also, sometimes referred to as NON-ESCROW.

If NO ESCROW is chosen as the payment model, then only the GETBOOKED757 COMMISSION amount will be charged to the Event Organizers credit card when they agree to an Offer Amount.  This amount gets charged at the time the Offer is accepted.  It is up to the Event Organizer to pay the Entertainer the remaining balance of the Offer Amount at the time of the Event or some other agreed upon time.

Example:  If an Offer is accepted for $500 and the Payment Model is set to NO ESCROW, then $45 is charged immediately to the Event Organizers credit card (($500 x 5%+ +$20) = $45) at the time the Offer is accepted.  The Event Organizer is then responsible for paying the remaining balance to the Entertainer… which is $500-$45= $455.00

Timeline Graphical Example for NO ESCROW Payment Model:

Notifications/Alerts:

A feature within the GETBOOKED757 system whereby users are notified of any important happenings that they should be aware of.

Examples of some Notifications are:  Invitation has been received to perform at an Event, Offer has been made by Entertainer on an Event, Offer has been selected by Event Organizer for an Event, Offer has been Rejected by Event Organizer for an Event, etc…

Offer:

The dollar amount that the Entertainer makes to an Event Organizer to perform at a posted Event. (The Entertainer will get paid at the completed of the Event an amount that is equal to the Offer Amount minus the GETBOOKED757 Commission).

OPEN Event:

This is an Event Status.  It refers to any event that is still not assigned to an Entertainer and the Final Offer Date has not been reached.  The Event is “OPEN” for more Offers.

Perks Offered:

This is an open text area that allows the Event Organizer to add any additional “perks” or benefits to an Entertainer if they perform at an Event.

Some examples are: $50 Bar Tab, Food Discounts, Discounts on Merchandise, Waived Guest Entry Fees, etc…

 

Private Event:

These are Events that do not get displayed publicly on the website.  They can only be viewed by an Entertainer who is logged into the website.

Public Event:

These are Events that are available for anyone to view on the website whether they are logged in or not.

Use a Venue:

Use a Venue is an option during the Event creation process by which an Event Organizer can simply decide to Use the Venue to hold their Event (as opposed to Claiming the Venue). It is assumed that the Event Organizer has full permission from the actual Venue owner and can use the Venue to hold their Event. If an Event Organizer decides to Use a Venue instead of Claiming the Venue, this means that they typically do not own or manage the Venue and just want to hold their Event at that location.

Venue:

The location where the Event will be held.  Event Organizers will select the Venue location (or create a new one) each time they begin to post a new Event. Event Organizers can “Claim a Venue” which means that they typically own or manage the Venue and this will allow them to manage the Venue’s Profile information.  Otherwise, Event Organizer’s can simply “Use a Venue” which means that they are typically not the owner or manager and just want to hold their Event at that location.

Website Feed:

The Website Feed is a feature of the GETBOOKED757 members Dashboard that will generate an IFRAME HTML Code of Event information that can be displayed on any other website by simply copying and pasting.

Event Organizers can copy/paste the IFRAME Code into their website and it will provide an “always up-to-date” feed of the upcoming Events and the Entertainers that are booked to perform at the Event.

Entertainers can copy/paste the IFRAME Code into their website and it will provide an “always up-to-date” feed of the upcoming Events and the Venues/Locations where they are booked to perform.