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
I would like to see the option to be able to do manual invoicing from zenfolio account for things such as portrait sessions, weddings etc. This would make use of having everything under one account instead of different plugins for wordpress etc. Other companies currently offer this function.
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
This feature has been reviewed and given the current roadmap this will unfortunately be not able to happen in 2016. We will reassess at a later time.
Shotz Portrait Studio commented
Acuity Scheduling is the best client scheduling platform we've found and offers a code for embedding into Zenfolio. That being said, it'd be cool to see Zenfolio and Acuity partner up and integrate so the client list on Acuity syncs with Zenfolio's contact list and orders.
Is it because people wanna it so your creating a bigger deman so you can charge more?
That is not a bad idea for working videographers and photographers....one other feature is to have a sell feature added ( Not the one for wedding and portrait people ) but one that has a price for generic or artistic video or photographs.The Price is established ( stated on line ) and the client can buy it..and download it...after payment...this could be a added feature ( to be added at an additional price ) and / or both ( the other being a % to Zen for the transaction plus administrative cost )...I do like the idea Christopher Grissett Proposed....it sounds purposeful and would be a useful tool for clients to book talent ( photographers or Videographers ) if they are from out of town or like the artist portfolio on line.....
Michael Curtis Photography commented
Absolutely would love to have this feature as soon as possible.
A booking system is fantastic news. The sooner the better.
It would be brilliant if it could interface with existing calendar systems such as Mac- Calendar.
JW Headshots commented
Yes. For sure!
Alicia Donovan commented
I don't know why they limit our votes but I vote for this even thought I am technically out of votes!
Etched in Pixels Photography commented
Would also love Zenfolio to provide some of the invoice, communication, and schedule management of sites like Honeybook. At least for people with the Business Pro accounts.
YES FOR SURE
Saddleback Photo commented
This most definitely needs to be a thing. This would be fantastic!
I would love to have that feature. Some other websites offer it and it's very handy.
Steve Friel Photography commented
I would love to se that happen!
Got fed up of waiting and used a free web based program to do this for me allows up to 50 bookings per week before you have to pay allows you to add services etc and gives a calendar that you can also block out dates your not available
Great idea, I can;t wait to see it implemeted.
So, once again, I fed this information to the support team at Zenfolio. I stated, as clearly as I could, that Zenfolio's promises of "we're looking into it" and "it's under review" are as useless as a politicians promise and we need either some detail regarding this fictional progress or a distinct "no, it's not going to happen" so that we can all move on to bigger and better things.
Their response: "We're looking into it" and "it's under review".
The Zenfolio support team's canned responses to this question has been nothing short of insulting.
I know Zenfolio works hard to improve the site, but this request is a biggie and it's been ignored for over five years. Five years is a long time, especially when you consider how much work has been put into improving the site during that time. You can't just keep saying "we're looking into it".
Calendar based booking has over 4500 votes, making it THE most popular feature request by a factor of three. In other words, it's three times more popular than the second most popular request. And the requests you have fulfilled don't even reach the 1000 mark. That's what doesn't make sense. From what I can tell, this is THE most popular request in Zenfolio history.
Here's an idea...
You guys really need to pop in here and make a comment detailing why the request is not feasible. The fact that Zenfolio hasn't addressed it at all is why everyone is so upset. You guys need to do more than just say "we're looking into it". Vague promises don't help. Zenfolio needs to take it a little more seriously and either provide specifics about the progress of this feature or tell everyone that it's just not going to happen. Leaving everyone hanging in the breeze and hoping something is going to happen is a lot more frustrating than telling us "no".
Zenfolio seems to have its priorities backward. They continue to put out site updates that are useful, but not even close to being necessary. Why can't Zenfolio use that time and energy to implement the requests that are actually requested? For example, Calendar Based Booking has over 4500 votes and has been in the queue for over five years. What is it going to take?
Digital Explorers (Orange County) commented
So, if this had 400,000 votes, would traction happen? Just saying.....seems like no activity whatsoever on the most popular feature request is a bit like "hey everyone - eff yourselves!"
If it has been in review finally after thousands of votes, you'd think it would have some traction by now.