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Calendar Based Booking

If you would like to have a Calendar Based Booking feature added, please vote. The idea is this: a potential client visits your site and wants to know your availability. She sees that a particular day is available, and clicks on that day. She is then presented with a form that contains fields of information that the photographer deems necessary. After filling out the information, the data is emailed to the photographer, and that date is temporarily booked, pending payment. If you would like a calendar/booking feature similar to this implemented, please vote now

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    AnonymousAnonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Cavalancia PhotographyCavalancia Photography shared a merged idea: Booking Calendar, so your clients know when you are free  ·   · 
    FrancineFrancine shared a merged idea: Having a calender option for clients to pay when they schedule their session online with me  ·   · 
    EPS - Entertainment Photography SpecialistsEPS - Entertainment Photography Specialists shared a merged idea: Online pre-sales and appointments  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: How about a calendar so clients can pick their session date, and a sitting fee collected upfront to prevent no shows?  ·   · 
    Dan NunnDan Nunn shared a merged idea: Calender page  ·   · 
    Cathy EricksonCathy Erickson shared a merged idea: calendar  ·   · 
    heatherheather shared a merged idea: Event Calendar  ·   · 
    Photography by BA mediaPhotography by BA media shared a merged idea: A calendar page for studio /photographer booking  ·   · 
    KathyKathy shared a merged idea: calendars  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: A scheduling section to book sessions through the site!!!!! :)  ·   · 
    Baby Portraits PhotographyBaby Portraits Photography shared a merged idea: I would like to see booking forms options & Online Calendar  ·   · 
    SHAWNSHAWN shared a merged idea: Accept and manage studio reservation.  ·   · 
    Cove's PhotographyCove's Photography shared a merged idea: having a calendar in Zenfolio  ·   · 
    Lindsay Roth PhotographyLindsay Roth Photography shared a merged idea: A calendar  ·   · 

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      • Ottawa Wedding Photography by Christopher Steven B.Ottawa Wedding Photography by Christopher Steven B. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm not a huge fan of this idea. As a wedding photographer I'm not sure I want my schedule laid out for anyone to peruse. But it's a reasonable enough idea that I'm really surprised Zenfolio hasn't really responded at all to it, even if to shut it down.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also am thinking of going elsewhere due to Zenfolio not listening to what people want. This feature has been requested over and over for the last two years

      • Abel Fermin PhotographyAbel Fermin Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I will move from zenfolio come December due to messages like this being ignored for 2 years.
        Thought we got what we paid for...guess wrong.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Due to zenfolios complete non listening to this and other threads that we as payers of the service have requested, i have now decided to go and self host, keep all the commision and annual fees and pay some one to create teh changes that I want to Photostore.

      • Matt YarbroughMatt Yarbrough commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Has anyone noticed that this topic has been going on since Feb. 28, 2012 and to this date not a reply or a promise from Zenfolio. They are not listening to us. Does it take two years to implement this request?
        Also look at the other topics that are important to their clients.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you need it right away, try setmore.com up to 20 associates, email confirmation, save client lists... free

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As Zen is either unable to read the posts or unwilling to listen to what its subscribers would like without any feedback, I am now leaving Zenfolio. I will self host - saving me £100's a year and implement my own calendar system at least then I can choose what I do and not wait years for an answer, shame because Zenfolio was quite good.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ScheduleOnce is a Google calendar booking system that can connect to any calendar on a per booking basis.

      • TPIXTPIX commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        timetrade.com is easy to use and ties in with your google or icalendar Its free for 5 bookings per month

      • sgiskesgiske commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Daissy, So True! Adobe wants $x per month, Microsoft would rather have monthly income. all of this disjointed monthly fee activity eventually prices us into alternatives that do not include being in business!

        IN reference to Zen User, I'm not sure of the Miller's motive to drop BookM. I don't believe they will be gaining monetarily. BookM would be a natural for Zen to pick up as a business partnering scenario. However, it's unfortunate that in their move to Zenfolio, features they had with their own web hosting have disappeared. I too, would like to know if certain features or fixes will ever be adopted, or if we are stuck lacking some basic needs.

      • Daissy Torres PhotographyDaissy Torres Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        sgiske: I noticed it. However, I'm not needing another monthly/yearly service. I have Pixifi, so I may use that instead if Zenfolio.com doesn't implement this soon.

      • Zen UserZen User commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wow, this is two years old already. I really wish the admins would come here and update these requests. When I initially requested this, I wanted a way for my client to select a date, and pay session fee, based on a consultation session (email, phone, in person, etc). I've seen all sorts of suggestions from using Google Calendar, BookM, Bookfresh, etc, but seriously....to all the people listing these options, don't assume that you're the only ones that knows how to read and use Google. I "can" code it and plug it into a custom page myself, but since Zenfolio allows users to submit ideas, I did. The BookM, or BrownBookit now, is another example of bait-n-switch. That's why I don't want to get involved with all these "free" to use, and "simple to embed" technologies. Why would Millers all of a sudden stop providing this service...maybe to capitalize on the hundreds of people who are using it? Listen... I don't mind paying for great service, which is why I'd like to have this integrated within a service Im already paying $250/yr for at Zen. So please Zen, either state that you're considering this feature, or not so we can move on.

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