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 simply would like my clients to be able to see my availability. As a business owner I have a ton of things to do and this could easily take care of the "date discussion" I often have AND provide quick information to prospective clients, especially brides who may be hesitant to call. PLEASE DO THIS SOON!!!!!
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
Folrev | Kirkland Photographer commented
It's a great idea, if it's free and mobile accessible!
I would love to have a feature where the credit card can be collected to be held as a deposit in case of no show also. thanks!
I like this idea and maybe it could be linked to google calendars
Please make this happen ASAP; I love using the site and I am ready to add a scheduling feature for clients and will be forced to use another company to do this with. Such a shame you do not offer this feature yet. :-( Please fix. :-)
Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!
Violet Lace commented
As much as it would be convenient to add right to Zen--its been under review for 3 years now. I've used a few different trial ones and am thrilled with Acuity scheduling. I paid the yearly fee---which is SO cheap for what it does for you. Everything is customization. Simple. Syncs with google contacts and emails. Super easy and perfect for photographers--especially for various session hours. I have set hours for different session types-children, family, seniors, newborns, etc...You have the option to have them pay right away, make a deposit, etc...They send reminder texts/emails. I have it linked right from my home page. I have a mini session weekend at the end of the month blocked off just for this and its nice to just post the ad on fb and they can go pick the times and pay for it right away. Check it out if you'd like from my home page: www.violetlacephotography.com
vote yes !
Please please!!! would be so helpful!
Joe Deatherage commented
I want to use your site, but it needs to it all! I need an app form the client to schedule appointments with me. I might still use your site, but I will have to use another one for scheduling
Danielle May commented
Why is this something that is still not available. I love all other features of this site, but this one really gets my goat!!!!! Enough already and just make it available!!!
Please Make It Happen!
alma delia photography commented
Excellent idea, yes please!
sarahMoyer Photography commented
...with PayPal for immediate payment of set booking fee!
Ahmed Ismail commented
Look at Booking Bug and vCita, which are the best two online scheduling programs for photographers out there right now. Combine them and you will have a winner. Robust bidirectional Google calendar syncing is a must.
I use Acuity Scheduling for this and it work pretty well embedded on my zenfolio site
What a great idea.. YES PLEASE!!
Linda Mackie Photography commented