Ditch or Date

The Client

A very successful Speed Dating venture that brings speed dating to the UK. In short, participants get up to 20 three-minute mini-dates in one fun evening. There’s more info about Speed Dating events on the site.

The Brief

To create a site which as well as having a modern, young and fashionable look & feel, allows Ditch or Date staff the ability to update the events, venue information and stories on the site without needing any web design skills.

An online booking system with payment processing was required so that people could pay right away with the minimum of fuss.

The Solution

A Content Management System was implemented to take care of news story editing, and the system makes use of the latest techniques in Word style online editors to give a totally simplistic interface that couldn’t be easier to use. Of course photos can be uploaded and included on the pages too using a seamlessly integrated image manager.

The events booking system makes use of SECPay as a Payment Service Provider and can accept Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Switch, Solo & Delta.

All bookings are recorded and made available in a secure admin area that Ditch or Date staff can use to view and print attendee lists and the details of those confirmed plus others who have registered their interest.

The site took £600 in the first 2 weeks of taking payments online!

The events

Ditch or Date organises Speed Dating events all around England and now Scotland…