Video About Adding Profit and VR to Your Bowling Center

Yes. Yes it is.

Are you wondering if you can make profit with Virtual Reality in your bowling center? This 30 second video and post will shed some light on that for sure.

We made this for Bowling Center Owners and Managers who are looking for a hot new attraction to add to their centers. If you’re looking for more details, read on…

Why Bowling Centers

VR Arcades are going to be popping up all over the United States in the next 2-36 months and Bowling Centers are perfectly suited to lead the charge.

  • You’re already a pillar in the community
  • You’ve got tons of customers of all ages coming to your center
  • Bowling is synonymous with FUN
  • You likely have some square footage that could be earning you more profit

As the video shows, it is our job to make it super easy for you to open and profit from your own Virtual Reality Arcade.  Here are some of the things you’ll need to know:

About the VR Arcade

  • Most installations are between 3-6 booths
It looks even cooler with people
New and improved VR Junkies in Orem, UT
  • A booth is typically between 8′ x 8′ and 10′ x 10′. A booth includes the VR hardware, software, a TV and a couch (couch not included in our offering)
  • Booths do not need to be right next to each other. So one can be here, one can be over there and another can be by the bar (or whatever)
  • People enjoy watching their friends experience VR almost as much as much as doing it themselves
Good seats, eh buddy?!
They’re having almost as fun watching as he is playing.
  • We offer over 60 gaming experiences and handle all of the licensing
  • Our software automates many of the processes for you
  • You’ll love our “business in a box” offering where we give you a turnkey solution
  • We are private label VR so we can promote your company, not ours
  • You can own and operate your very own branded 3 booth VR Arcade for under $20,000 down and $600.00 a month (we offer financing too)
  • With a 20% utilization a 3 booth VR arcade will bring in over $7500 per month

VR is no longer the NEXT big thing. It is the NOW big thing. If you’re ready to learn even more about this exciting opportunity to be ahead of the curve, reach out to us via EMAIL.

 

Earn Attention by Starting Conversations

we earn it. we spend it.

Forget about Grabbing Attention, Earn it

Remember the first time you heard the phrase “Attention Deficit Disorder”? Did you think “no way” or were you like most people and thought “yeah, I have a bit of that”?

Your customer’s attention space < than a goldfish’s

(note this post assumes you’re setup on Social Media…if not, be sure to check out this post: Social Media Mastery for FECs.)

Fast forward to about nine years ago when the phrase “social media” started showing up everywhere. If you were in business, you were told it was a great way to market your product or service. And while this is still true today, EVERYBODY is doing it. The more people doing it, the more noise there is. The more noise there is, the harder it is for you to be sure that your message reaches your audience.  

You can’t let the noise stop you. You have to come up with content and posts that cut right through it and that your audience enjoys. With that in mind, I offer you the following ways of BEing that will help you start conversations  and continually earn the attention of your tribe.

The Be Attitudes of Social Media

Be funny- The world loves a clown. If you hear a good joke, “borrow” it. Make humorous observations about everyday life. I heard this guy named Jerry Sign something or other…turns out he made a mint doing that.

better than ovaltene
Shows about nothing are even better

Be quotable- Can’t think of anything original? Use someone else’s quotes. We have a whole history full of them.  Can’t think of any quotes? Don’t worry, you can go over to Quote Land, they’ve got you covered for years.

Be relateable- The fastest way to build relationships is to create common ground. Talk about shared experiences. Everyone eats, listens to music and for this point looks at Facebook. Talk about local bands, bars/restaurants, and other local experiences to your center. Be sure to tag the places you’re discussing so they will talk about you too!

Tuti Son Pazzo - Everyone is crazy in italian
Maybe not the way to find common ground

Be interesting- Share relevant information that is topical to the day. DO NOT POST ABOUT POLITICS. This is a sure-fire way to alienate 37% of your audience and irritate 60% of them. Feel free to post about other relevant topics though.

Be interested- Ask about them. “ME” is everyone’s favorite topic. Ask about people’s thoughts. What experience do they like best? What about their kids? When was the last time they did x, y or z? What are their plans for the upcoming weekend, summer or holiday. Engage people by letting them talk!

Be thought-provoking- Say something that gives folks pause and makes them go hmmm. People like people (and companies) who think. Show off that brain power.

He was great in Coming to America
Remember the Arsenio Hall Show v 1.0? Yeah, I’m old too.

Be helpful- Offer tips that will improve others experience. Think about the most frequently asked questions you get. Make a list of 10 of them. Answer each one. Now you have 10 separate posts that will help people better understand your business.

Be bold- Chris Matthews on Hardball doesn’t get the big bucks because he’s namby pamby…he dots you between the eyes with his opinions. I’ll admit this becomes a bit of an acquired taste and not a great starting point. But once you have YOUR tribe, you can absolutely do this!

Be yourself- This last one is THEE most important. No sense in trying to be someone else because you’ll “attract” the wrong type of people.

What thoughts would you add to this conversation? See what I did there?

The absolute best practice I can share with you is to create a content frequency matrix where you schedule out your posts in advance. Make a folder on your computer (or phone) and save different types of content you see that fits these ideas. Know what kind of content you’re going to share on each day and share it. Make it a habit. It becomes so much easier to share content regularly if you already have it. 

VR Arcade Commercially Licensed Games

How Can We License VR Arcade Games?

One common question we often see is what games are available for our VR arcade. It’s a great question. The fact that people are looking at how to license these games legally makes it even better.

Over 60 Games

You can simply click HERE to learn more about the games. That link will take you to a page with images for each title. Whether you’re on a computer or mobile device you can click each image to learn more about the game. There is a quick paragraph describing each game as well as a video of the game itself. Note: Remember to X out of the description as opposed to hitting the back button. You will find the X in the upper right hand corner. There are also some specifics on each of the games that are very helpful because they allow you to:

Select Your Games Based on Categories

Number of players- Is it single player, co-op or multi-player? The majority of games are single or co-op and we just added a new multi-player.

Movement- Does the game require low, medium or high amounts of movement. Always good to make sure your customers know how much energy they’ll exert.
Difficulty- This rates whether there is a low, medium or high amount of difficulty. We offer a nice blend of low and medium difficulty experiences. We have about 10 that score in the “High Difficulty” category.
AZ Sunshine High Difficulty Extreme Intensity
Intensity: This looks at how involved the game is. Intensity is scored on low, medium, high and extreme. It can change based on several factors like: gory, adult content, language and whether or not math is involved.
This game is crass and VERY funny
Age Group: We have broken down the experiences into different age ranges. The lowest age range is 5+ and we have over 15 titles for this age group. We have almost 30 titles in the 10+ category. We have 10 in the 14+ category and 1 in the 18+ category but it’s not what you’re thinking.
TheBlu listed at 5+ = Fun for all
Min Play Time: We have titles that are set to a minimum play time of 5 minutes all the way up to 20 minutes. Some games are designed to played as long as people want. Others are experiences that generally take a specific amount of time to get through.

Great Per Minute Rates

At the time of writing, Private Label VR and our sister company, VR Junkies have more VR Arcade locations than any other group in the United States. As a result, we have a compelling story for game developers and they are generally eager to work with us. We can take our great rates with them and share with you. Obviously rates vary by title, but what we are seeing across all of our headsets is between $.07-$.12 per minute. Compared to other VR Arcade licensing platforms this saves you between 25-50% for every minute of play.

What else can Private Label VR do for you?

Our Software Helps Manage Your VR Arcade

Having awesome experiences for your VR Arcade customers is just the beginning of what we do for you. We’ve put together a most comprehensive VR Arcade Management Software to help you manage your business. We are continually adding new features to further automate the processes. Some of the highlights for today’s version include:

In Goggle Game Selection- This makes it super easy for your customers to choose their next experience. It also eliminates the need for an employee to manage this simple task.

Game Play Tracking- We show you exactly how many minutes were played on each title. This is great for knowing which titles are worth keeping and which aren’t. Two things that really make this feature exquisite: 1. We collect data from over 15 different locations (as of 7/13/2017) and can really give guidance as to which experiences are winners and which are less so. 2. We use these numbers to calculate your monthly payments to the game developers and invoice you then pay them directly.  This feature is not only great for you, it’s also imperative for our industry. Turns out the creative folks behind these experiences like getting paid too.

Setting Up Your VR Arcade

Don’t have a VR Arcade yet? Even better. Allow us to utilize our expertise in getting you setup and ready to rock. We take care of everything. We will help you with everything from space planning and VR Arcade design to equipment procurement to actual install on your site. Oh yes and we can take of training your team to provide optimal customer experience.  For a deeper dive, check out our “VR Arcade Business in a Box” offering.

Our PLVR Club Helps You Grow Your VR Arcade

Don’t think we get you setup and then leave you alone. No way! The install is just the beginning of our relationship. Once you’re setup and ready to take in customers you become a member of the PLVR Club.  This is where all of the magic happens. Consider this your one stop support group. We offer technical support. We provide operational support. There is even marketing support. If you need support, this is the place for it. As an added bonus, you will be in a group with other VR Arcade owners and operators who will share best practices, tremendous wins and even some things to avoid.

If you’re interested in learning more, shoot us an e-mail and we will be happy to answer any additional questions.