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
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
Please add this feature. This would be great!
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
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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.