A Eureka! moment came about at the last election here in the Philippines. I was sat outside in my Jeepy waiting for April to come back from voting when I noticed flurries of people being brought down to vote by truck. They were all wearing T-Shirts and different political factions had different colours and statements on the shirts. It made sense, people love free stuff… (now I’m not getting into the political side of the shirts before you think im going to go off tangent lol).
So the idea came about to do T-Shirts people want and that would be relevant to the net-cafe. Here is a prime example “Facebook Addict” what you can’t see though is on the back is the net-cafe information and the per hour pricing.
Good idea your probably thinking as its not only cheap its something people wear. But the thing is the T-shirt isn’t given away either its won, why would I do that? Think about if I gave you something free you might shove it in a drawer but hardly wear if lucky. But what if you won the same T-shirt in a competition where you can boast the fact your a winner? The chances of someone wearing the T-Shirt goes up considerably.
Btw if you want a T-shirt with or without the ZoeiTECH logo on the back and Facebook on the front you can buy them for P175.00 There will be other designs to follow but currently the Facebook Addict is the one everyone is asking for so doing first.
Regarding what contests to run we have started a P20 (2hrs) = entry in a raffle competition which has seen daily sales increase by over 50% not only that we are getting a lot of new users because their friends are at the net cafe. The raffle names roll week to week except for winners which are withdrawn after their prize is claimed. It’s still in early days but I can see the numbers actually increasing rather than decrease which is why I am also looking at doing similar at the Sari-Sari with cups/umbrellas cheap items but people will have to spend over a certain amount every week to get into the raffle.
Other ways to drum up trade could be counter-strike tournaments where they win a Counter-strike T-shirt with “Winner of _____ at _____on_____” etc. something they will probably wear out.