Calendar Based Booking, Contracts, and invoices
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?
Instead of going to another program to create a client invoice, how great it would be to be able to add a client to our customer list and generate an invoice for sessions, services, deposits, etc right from within Zenfolio. Then a client could pay the invoice online using Paypal. Add that and a calendar/session reservation system and i think the Business Pro option would be kick ass. Other thoughts?
To display which horse shows I will be attending taking photos
Allow people to sign contracts and pay for booking through the site.
the ability to have clients schedule and pay session fees though Zenfolio would be very useful. the paypal integration is there, so just some sort of scheduling plug-in
yes yes please, I'm new, but this would be another reason to stay with Zen!
Zofeen Khan commented
I have been waiting for this topic to be reviewed for ages . It would be make scheduling so much smoother and I think the idea of being able to take cc payments through the booking system would be great too. Fingers crossed!!!
Please make this sync with local calendar software (iCal, Outlook etc). Many people do not use any Google stuff on principle.
For research, take a good look at StudioCloud.com. It's free with optional paid add-ons. Also look at LightBlue. Not free but a 30 day trial available. It would be so much better to have all this functionality (and that of ProSelect) in one place and not have to flit between apps or websites.
The Naked Artisan Photography commented
Yay! Under review! Crossing my fingers.
Steve Harris commented
Yes please with Deposit payment processing please.
is "under review" the step before "planned" or the step after "planned"?
Great idea! I agree, sync it with ical and google calendars.
Barb Levitt commented
All for it. Please sync to iCal as well as google.
Lorie-Lyn Photography commented
Yes please with google calender syncing. I'm so excited that this is under review.
CHRISTOPHER GRISSETT PHOTOGRAPHY commented
Thanks everyone for voting this up! Glad Zenfolio finally reviewed it. I almost deleted the request a while back because of non-activity. I created this over 3 years ago, and now, I accept credit card payments for in person sales, but would still like this feature for the purpose of booking with credit cards. I am being optimistic, but I saw several other requests that's been "under review" for nearly 4 years. So keep the comments and votes coming.
I use setmore.com now, but it would be great to be able to accept payment for session fees, integrate with my Zenfolio and sync with my Google calendar.
Not helpful to me in any way. But I can most certainly see how it would be a great feature for many wedding or occasion photographers.
I do agree with this..
I agree syncing with Google Calendar would be awesome.