Online Appointment Scheduling for Photographers
OK, your photography website is very pretty, nice job! But is it getting you booking$ for photography sessions? Transform your photographic site from a brochure, into a appointment booking machine!
Turn website lookers into scheduled appointments, with an online appointment scheduler for photographers. That's right, now casual website traffic can book a photo session online in real time from your website, right-then-and-there. Hey, if they like what they see, and decide your the one, why not make it easy to schedule a appointment online, right? They don't even need to call you, it's a done deal, they're booked. Can you say cha-ching!!!
So, how does online appointment scheduling work? Your site visitors, or customers you send to your photography site, just click on a link that you've placed on your site. It could be a "Book It Now" banner, or a link you call "schedule an appointment" or what ever works for you. That link will take them to your customized photography session appointment scheduling page. Your client selects the date, a specific service, and an opening that suits his/her schedule, enters contact information, and confirms the appointment. Once they complete the appointment, a confirmation email will be sent to the customer and to your staff. Then in addition, the day before the appointment, a reminder is sent to your customer. Then behind the scenes Genbook keeps your customer base extremely organized, so you can work your client list in the future.
I think it's worth mentioning that we use Genbook for our own professional photography service, and we love it. But more importantly, so do our customers. We got the standard plan, so clients can book appointments up to a year in advance. I'm glad we did because we've been getting photography session appointments months in advance. Folks often combine professional pictures with special events, and occasions, so they tend to plan well ahead of time.
Genbook Online Appointment Scheduler Highlights:
- • No website required!
- • No software to download, or install.
- • Free scheduling up to 6 weeks in advance.
- • Your web scheduler is available 24/7/365, and always up to date!
- • Customize email notifications, and appointment reminders.
- • No limit to the number of different sessions you can offer customers.
- • Supports an unlimited number of staff resources. Customers can check availability for, and book the staff member of their choice in real time.
- • Increase customer satisfaction, and rturn clientèle
- • There's no limit to the number of appointments that can be scheduled online. So your not cut off at 50 or 100 appointments.
- • It's your show, You set the rules! It's easy to set your hours of operation, available services, staff members, days off, cancellation and no show policy etc... and start booking straight away!
- • Turns website browsers into appointment bookings.
- • Gives you an edge over your competitors.
- • Monetizes your photography website.
Genbook is a web based online appointment scheduler that comes in 2 versions. The free version allows clients to book photography session appointments up to 6 weeks in advance (a little limited, but better than nothing), and the $39 per month version which allows appointment scheduling up to a year in advance (pays for itself over and again). There are a few more extras with the paid plan, like mobile phone text messaging notification when you get a booking, credit card capture to secure appointments etc... See the chart below to compare plans. Oh yea, and the free version ISN"T like some 30 day free trial to suck you in by making you love it, want it, and show you how much better life is with it, then they hit you up for cash, or disco the service. It's just free straight-up.
Compare Online Appointment Scheduler Features
Genbook is a hosted appointment scheduling solution, so there's no online appointment scheduling software to deal with, because it's all hosted on their servers. They take care of all the technical crap, so you can concentrate on shooting great pictures! And most importantly, since your always on the go, you can access the entire system 24/7/365 from any computer with an internet connection, so you can conveniently check bookings, update your availability, quickly grab customer contact info etc...
Although online appointment scheduling is most effective when combined with a nice website, technically speaking, because this is a web based and fully hosted service, you don't even need a website! You will get your very own appointment scheduling website at Genbook, where you may send referral clients to book appointments.
So which plan is best for you?
• If your starting out, and your website gets very little traffic, or you don't have a website, get started with the free plan.
• If your a working professional photographer with an existing customer base, and/or you have a popular website that does good in the search engines for your particular niche, get the Genbook standard plan for $39/mo; or guaranteed clients will want to book 90 days out, won't be able to, and they'll all have to call you, which defeats the purpose of having online scheduling!!!
Put an end to wasted time on the phone, by allowing your clients to schedule appointments online when your not personally available! Do it today!
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