Can anyone showcase a talent on Parade?
Yes, Parade is open to everyone able to perform a special talent and willing to go on site. Originality and uniqueness are more than welcomed.
However, keep in mind that Parade is intended for use by persons 18 years of age or older. The platform and services are not intended for children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 18 but at least 13 years of age may use the platform and services only with the verifiable consent of a parent or legal guardian.
Are there any fees to create a listing?
No minimum fee here, you can create a listing for free.
Parade charges Event Hosts a 6% – 10% service fee whenever a reservation is completed in order to cover company costs such as web hosting, marketing, administration and maintenance of the platform so it remains safe and easy to use. This service fee varies depending on the booking price. The percentage is a sliding scale offering a lower fee for larger booking. When a booking occurs through the platform, Parade also collects a 3% payment processing fee from Talents.
Can I have more than one listing?
Yes, as a Talent, you may create different listings if you belong to more than one group or offer different services. Musician, for example, can offer gigs as soloist as well as part of a band.
Agents can also manage different listings from the same profile and act on behalf of the Talents they represent.
What determines the order of the search results?
When you search Parade using the location of your event and the type of talent you are looking for, we serve you the best possible results first. The order is calculated based on location, category and Talents’ ranking (as determined by their booking history with us). You can however also sort solely by rating (where distance is not a factor) or distance from the event (where rating is not a factor).
Why do my search results include some Talents from far away?
Even if, at first sight, you might be tempted to search only for a Talent who is close to your event, some great performers are willing to travel. We want to give you the possibility to hire them. If they suit your needs, you may want to consider paying their travel costs.
How are the Talents ratings determined?
The Parade rating is calculated based on authentic Event Host reviews alone. After each event, the Event Host receives a survey with questions about their experience with the Talent that they booked. The post-event survey contains questions about professionalism, performance, and overall satisfaction. The answers to the survey questions are tallied and then averaged with previous feedback to calculate the actual star rating that appears on the Talent’s profile.
I'm unable to view an image or watch a video, why?
Media files on the platform may not be compatible with your web browser, or you may need to update it. Same thing for your cellphone, you should check the available updates.
Is Parade secure?
Like most reputable online shopping sites, Parade uses advanced Web technology called SSL (Secure Socket Layer) to protect personal information as it travels across the Internet. Most banks employ this same reliable software to secure their own online transactions.
Payments made through Parade platform are secure and reinforced by Stripe technology and support.
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