Planned is always innovating to find ways to simplify the event planning process for all event planners. Whether you’ve never planned an event before or you consider yourself a vet– we want to ensure that Planned clients save money and time.
One way we do this is by creating valuable and efficient filters and icons within our marketplace. That way, our clients can get to the suppliers they need, clearly and quickly.
Due to the vast array of suppliers in our marketplace, we want it to be as easy as possible for our users to find the perfect suppliers for their event. Our venue filters narrow down search by amenities, Google ratings, facilities, style (a very loved filter!), price, indoor/outdoor, and level of privacy. We chose these filters with the help of our incredible clients- after hundreds of conversations with our users, we decided on the most important filters based on what they look for when sourcing. Going off the same conversations, our vendor specific filters are more streamlined, including vendor type, price, and social impact.
Unfortunately, we’re not referring to Britney Spears or NSYNC, but we’re talking about the cool little graphics in the Planned marketplace.
There are five icons you will come across when you are discovering the listings in the marketplace. Starting with the most loved- the 3D icon. This 3D icon allows users to know when a venue has been 3D mapped. 3D mapping is a virtual tour that allows you to explore the entire venue in just a few clicks. These mappings provide incredible value to event planners and saves a lot of time by avoiding the need to do an onsite tour.
The virtual icon has been hugely important since the pandemic outbreak. This icon notifies our users that this supplier offers virtual services!
A third icon in our marketplace is the green check mark- what we refer to as the verified icon! Similar to Instagram- but also very different. This verified icon shows that this supplier is a preferred Planned partner, and we highly recommend them!
The last two icons: the woman icon and the heart icon. These two icons represent our two social impact filters. These two icons allow our users to search for specific suppliers that are women-led or minority-led.
And that’s a wrap! These are the current filters and icons that are in our marketplace, but stay tuned as we continue to expand and find more unique ways to save our users time and money.