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Teapot Table launches new website and Free 30 Day trial

We have today launched our new website and free 30 day trial. The new site is aimed at being more direct and easy in getting the information you need. The site has been focused on our flagship product and its features.

We’ve removed information about our telephone, printing and website services, don’t worry we still offer these. We believe that by focusing our attentions on our main product, we can produce a much better and higher quality service. If you are looking for printing, telephone and web design please contact us.

The best way to see the product is to try it, that’s why you don’t need to enter any payment information when registering for the trial. If you like the product and wish to stay with us all your data will be saved and you can continue using the system will all your data. Some items have been disabled in the trial, you cannot send email marketing messages or text messages. You can upgrade your account to a full paid account at any time to access these features. When you fully upgrade you are also entitled to a free website, please contact us and we’ll arrange the website to be transferred to us, or a new website setup.

We have many more features in the pipeline, but would really like to get more restaurants feedback on what’s important to them, and what they want to see next. Please do send us any recommendations you have on new features, or what to improve. We’re always looking for restaurants to trial exciting new features with,

What are you waiting for get your free 30 day trial now! If you have any questions you can contact us or send us an email at sales@teapottable.com.

We are working on updating the blog and other items to the new website design, so please excuse the mess.

Teapot Table Integration Tester

We at Teapot Table have just launched the booking system Integration tester page. This page allows you test the online reservation tool on your website. The tester is integrated with a demo site, allowing you to make test bookings on your own website.

At the moment you can integrate only the AJAX version of the booking system, which is by far the most flexible allowing you to directly alter the styling with your own CSS. We will be adding an iframe option in the near future along with a tool to customise the style of the booking module with colour pickers.

You will simply need to copy the code available on that page and add it to your websites HTML, this can be done by editing your files by FTP or editing in HTML mode in your CMS. If you are unsure how to do this contact us and we will be happy to help.

The launch of this page also coincides with the release of improvements and new features for the online booking module. These are listed below.

Speed Improvements
We have improved the efficiency of the code and optimised the size of both the javascript and css files. We have also enabled compression on these assets being sent to the browser.

Improved ‘Back button’ support
Utilising the HTML5 browser history API, the booking module behaviours a lot better with users pressing the back and forward buttons on their browsers. It also handles the user refreshing the browser.

‘Change’ button more obvious
Based on user feedback, we have made the ‘change selected settings buttons’ – (shown as customers are booking their tables) larger and more obvious, so they can change their selections easily.

Easier to style
The css used has been simplified so it is much easier for you to customise the look of the booking system on your website.

Better compatibility
All JavaScript code has been name spaced so there will be less compatibility problems when embedding the system on external websites.

As always this update is free of charge and applied automatically for all our customers on any plan. We will continue to improve both the customer facing booking system and dashboards systems regularly.

Teapot Table now accepts Direct Debit

We are pleased to announce that we now accept Direct Debit for all of our UK customers. This also allows us to offer instant sign up, allowing you to register, input your account details and start using the system instantly. All payments are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee and processed by GoCardless. We do not store any payment information on our servers.

GoCardless

Go try it out on our Restaurant Management page.

You can also pay for your printing with Direct Debit too, please ask your account manager for details.

Not in the UK? Don’t want to pay using Direct Debit? Don’t worry, we will start supporting Credit and Debit card payments with the monthly subscription and printing services.

If you are looking for the Free Voucher system, don’t worry this hasn’t gone anywhere it is still accessible on the Free voucher system page. We give you the option to save your payment information so its easy for you upgrade or purchase printing services. You don’t have to give us any payment information if you don’t want to. You can always add it later if necessary.