13 Jul 2023
Nowadays photographers’ clients, especially those of the new generations, value very positively that the treatment and management, after the day of the reportage, are through an online platform, such as private galleries. And if you also give them the possibility of booking some of your photo shoots through your website, more than one undecided person will jump at the chance to pay for the booking of your photo shoots without even contacting you.
This and other advantages of Booking are the ones we are going to discuss today in this article so that you can see how beneficial it can be to offer your visitors the possibility of booking a photo shoot directly from a public gallery on your website.
Get to know all the advantages of Arcadina Booking.
- 5 advantages of Booking by Arcadina that make this service irresistible
- 1# Increase your revenue with Booking service
- 2# Save time with customers by avoiding contracting procedures
- 3# Offer a more contemporary service to customers who are already familiar with online shopping
- 4# Keep your schedule up to date thanks to the booking calendar on your dashboard
- 5# Better manage your Booking customer collections
- How does the Booking service work?
- Customers who are already using Booking and are doing very well
- After all these Booking advantages, would you like to try it out?
- Headache for your photography business? Take an Arcadina
5 advantages of Booking by Arcadina that make this service irresistible
The Booking plan is an extra service that we offer in Arcadina so that photographers can offer on their websites the booking of their photo shoots. This way your clients will have the opportunity to make their bookings, including the payment of part of the service, online.
Nowadays, where a large part of the purchases of products and services are made over the Internet, offering this possibility to your own customers will be a big step forward in your digital photography business.
If you still have some doubts or if you do not know very well the advantages of Arcadina’s booking calendar, in this article we are going to explain 5 reasons why you should consider including this service on your website. And if you still don’t have your website and/or business with us, we offer you the opportunity to try our services for 14 days without any commitment on your part.
1# Increase your revenue with Booking service
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, one of the main advantages of Booking is that you will be able to increase your income automatically without having to do anything more than configure the services you are most interested in. Nowadays, where many of the purchases are made through Internet searches, offering people interested in your services the possibility of booking through your website will be a way to increase your sales every month. Because if you think about it, having a 24/7 booking calendar is like keeping your photography studio open 24 hours a day but with even more reach.
This service will make it easier for your customers to make a booking as they will be able to do it comfortably from their mobile devices, PCs or Tablets without having to contact you.
2# Save time with customers by avoiding contracting procedures
As in the booking calendar service customers will be able to read a short description of the report, see the total price and the booking price and they will be able to choose the day and time to formalise the purchase, you will save many hours on the phone or answering emails answering over and over again the same questions about your services and checking the agenda every now and then.
One of the signs that your business is on the right track is the need to delegate part of the work or automate processes, so if you find that this type of management takes up too much of your day-to-day time, the Booking plan will be perfect for you. And once you have this new option implemented, you will be able to invest all that time in strengthening other parts of your business, or simply resting.
3# Offer a more contemporary service to customers who are already familiar with online shopping
As the years go by, everything evolves. Cameras, photo studios, techniques used, styles of photography and also clients. In 95% of the cases photographers will already have a client prototype that is very familiar with online sales.
Undoubtedly, a photography website that offers this possibility of making a reservation from the web will gain many points, because there are millions of websites of any other service that already offer this sales option. Therefore, if you also offer this alternative when booking a session with you, your clients will value this convenience very positively and it will encourage sales to flow. On the other hand, if you choose not to offer the Booking service, it is possible that many of your visitors who were determined to make a booking, while waiting to contact you, will find another photographer along the way who does offer the option of booking a session on the spot.
4# Keep your schedule up to date thanks to the booking calendar on your dashboard
Another advantage of Booking is that every booking made by a client will be registered in the calendar that you will find in your management panel. This way, no appointment will be misplaced and you won’t have 2 clients coinciding at the same time due to confusion. In addition, this Booking service that we have designed in Arcadina, will allow you to transfer all the information to the most used calendars nowadays, such as: Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, etc.
In this booking calendar, as well as being able to consult your clients’ bookings, you will also be able to include those you receive through the studio or mark unavailable dates to, for example, enjoy your well-deserved holidays.
5# Better manage your Booking customer collections
A very interesting option that you can offer to your clients who book a photo shoot through the web is the payment by instalments, so that once a client has made the payment for the booking, the rest of the amount can be paid in one or several instalments that you can register in your panel. In this way you will have greater control over your accounts and no session will go unpaid.
When configuring the photo sessions that your clients will be able to book through the website, you will be able to configure the total price of the photo session and the price that the clients will have to pay to make the booking. At this point, you will also be able to choose the payment methods you are most interested in offering.
How does the Booking service work?
If these 5 advantages of Booking have convinced you and you want to try it out, you will be able to implement it in your business area. Through the panel you will find a section dedicated to Booking where you will be able to configure it:
- The type of sessions you want to offer your clients.
- Consult and use the booking calendar to shape the schedule of your photo shoots.
- Review and supervise all photo shoots that clients book through this medium.
- To keep a record of each payment made.
And if you want to know more about how to configure the Booking service on your website, you can consult the following article of our blog where we explain in detail all the configuration processes of this booking calendar service.
And like all the business solutions we offer at Arcadina, so that you can adapt this service to your real needs, we have created 2 types of Booking plans:
- The Professional Booking plan, where for only 7,50 € per month you will be able to configure up to 3 types of photo shoots in your booking section.
- And the Booking Studio plan, in which, among other advantages compared to the previous plan, the number of sessions is now unlimited.
If you want more information on what the different packs include, the following link will give you all the information.
Customers who are already using Booking and are doing very well
Since we launched this new service, which is very useful and in demand for photographers, many customers have decided to try this interesting business option. That’s why in the following post we are going to show you a small sample of some colleagues who are already implementing this business solution.
And if you have already contracted this service, WhatsApp Business is the best tool to complement this appointment calendar service. This way, if a client has any doubts when making a booking, they can send you a quick message through the chat on your website to resolve them.
After all these Booking advantages, would you like to try it out?
As you can see, there are many advantages of Booking that we have mentioned today, such as increasing your income without doing anything, saving time with your customers, offering a service on your website that is much more in line with the times, having greater control of your booking calendar and the management of the payments made by your customers, etc.
And to finish this article we would like to share with you the interview we have done with our great friend and colleague Antonio Siles from fotosiles who speaks very well of this service and comments on several other advantages of Booking.
Before we say goodbye until the next article, we would like to ask you a question about this new session booking service. Do you miss any extra service within the Booking plan? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.
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