We did the first Market Analysis last September, and hope to continue to do this every 6 months and continue to make it better (so feel free to send suggestions or corrections to bob.bickel at runsignup.com). We do this as part of our own internal market evaluation processes, but share it since there does not... Continue Reading →
The ability for participants to store their credit cards was introduced about a month ago. In the first week and a half of December, we are seeing 14.2% of transactions choosing the save their cards. Even more impressively is that 4.9% of transactions are being processed with previously saved credit cards. This means two things:... Continue Reading →
As another setup towards our goal of faster registration, we have now given race directors the option to hide fields from users so they do not have to enter them. This is configured on the Registration setup page either in the Wizard or the Dashboard. Currently the options are the ones below, and this will... Continue Reading →
We have added the ability for races to customize the "event" wording on the front-end of the registration page. This is particularly helpful for races with waves or tournaments, where the word "event" doesn't exactly meet their needs. The custom event text can be implemented on STEP 5 of the Race Wizard. Once the change is... Continue Reading →
We are a very open company (with things like public annual and availability reports as well as public roadmap), and we thought we would share some analysis we have done as well as general thoughts on the future size and direction of the registration market. We do a biannual planning meeting (we start one on Monday) where we... Continue Reading →
Yesterday morning, when the Philly 10K - a local race on it's way to a second straight sellout in their second year - ran into some trouble with a huge registration demand, we were excited to be able to jump in at the last minute to get them back up and running. While we're a distributed team,... Continue Reading →
Who knows why or how it happens, but for any large race, you have people that try to register again for your race. We now auto-detect this and give them a friendly link to click to see their registration.
The RunSignUp Race Calendar Widget is useful for Timers, Running Clubs and Running Stores who want to have a list of races in their area on their own websites. The example on the right is from Playmakers Running Store in Michigan. The calendar widget lists races. All you need to do is put a simple line... Continue Reading →
Expo mode is a setting to simplify registrations during expos. Two things happen in this mode during registration: Users are not automatically logged in after registering. A “Next Registrant” button shows on the confirmation screen to start the next registration. This will automatically logout the current user if they have manually signed in.