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
Absolutly THIS! So much headache gone! voted!
Red Shed Photography commented
really would be a very strong addition to Zen --- make life easier for those of us who use the site for business !
I'm shopping around photo building websites for my business, looking for a website that can give me this feature. I'm disappointed zenfolio doesn't already have this, because if it did, I would sign up on the spot!
GOBI Photography commented
Yes, currently we need to use something like studiocloud or 17 hats, and then a site like zenfolio. It would be incredible if there was a single solution.
Mike Slater Photography commented
This is an excellent idea. It would help my business no end in that respect. Voted.
I would like that feature too
Yes, please ~~
Ray Watson commented
As an event photographer the calendar based booking system would be great so that event organizers can simply register/ login, fill in the form to request photographer(s) for their event.
Since the event organizer doesn't have to pay (the downloader does) billing and payment information isn't required but I can see where this would be useful to many others.
yes! yes! yes!
James Hale commented
I believe that above all, a more robust client information file needs to be kept within the system. This would include, but not limited to, likes/dislikes and other personal information as well as complete address, email and phone numbers. Currently, I have to use three different system to manage my clients which is one reason I don't use Zenfolio 100% for my website. Having an invoicing system, or at LEAST a way to keep track of invoices and balances, would be a fantastic addition to the software. You've already got it started.... just expand on it!
Amanda Wilson commented