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
The one thing i do not like about Zenfolio is there is no way to have a booking calendar. So that clients are able to see when you are free to book
So, to book your photography session with us you would look at our calendar that is posted and the dates of availability and pick your day and time out of the options listed available and then pay to book your session all at the same time.
I would love some way to do online pre-sales of packages and appointment scheduling. Rather than using the traditional pre-sale envelope where clients have to write their credit card number on it, some system where parents can purchase their package online, as well as book their appointment time. Along with this, a mechanism to allow the school to reserve times for people who still want to use a paper form, without needing to go through all the steps online. Just a simple form where names would be filled out in each time slot. This would really help us out in our business!
Their are other companies out there who offer this service, can we get this too?
Would love have a page with a calender on so clients can see what days have been fully booked, free time slots or upcoming events, Rather than creating your own on a custom page. They could have different themes for the holidays and linked to a gallery or promo page for upcoming events..... Thoughts?
PLEASE make thing easier, We need a calendar option to post our availability for our clients to be available in the template options. I;m considering going back to Photobiz they offered that and things were much easier, less confusing to design.
Event calendar that provides the ability for customers to view current photo sessions booked and the ability to request a photo session
I would like the ability to have a calendar that could sync with outlook and possibly other email clients
Calendars would be a great addition I think...
I would like to see booking forms options....I would like my clients to be able to book a session online and make payment.
We need a system where by customers can use an online calendar to book a studio session with a photographers.
Thai system is basic website 121 come on guys sort it out
It would be awesome if ZENFOLIO reached out to millers lab and integrated there bookmonline feature within your zenfolio website. You could accept reservations, display an online calendar, accept payment for the reservation and this also would always keep your google calendar up to date. It seem like a no brainer and this would make ZENFOLIO stand out among there competitors.
It would be added value to the photographers and reduce there workflow.
In regards to the technical process in completed this project. It wouldn't really take much since millers lab has already designed all these features.
Just need Zenfolio and Millers to work together. But it would bring added value to both companies.
Maybe a google calendar attachment?
To display which horse shows I will be attending taking photos
Fabulous idea, bring it on.
This is a great idea! I know many photographers that use BookMyCity (https://www.bookmycity.com/) to do just that!
I love this idea!
There also needs to be a way to collect a deposit.
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.
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
Hello Zenfolio? This would be beneficial!
Abel Fermin Photography commented
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.
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 Yarbrough commented
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.
angela holden commented
Jenna Cavalancia commented
This needs to happen
If you need it right away, try setmore.com up to 20 associates, email confirmation, save client lists... free
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.
ScheduleOnce is a Google calendar booking system that can connect to any calendar on a per booking basis.
timetrade.com is easy to use and ties in with your google or icalendar Its free for 5 bookings per month
Cavalancia Photography commented
I really hope this comes soon. This is the one thing I don't like about Zenfolio, they don't have something like this.
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 Photography commented
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 User commented
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.