In 2015, we introduced Online Booking for myStratus, one of our most requested and anticipated features. Our customers absolutely love Online Booking, praising the efficiency and ability to allow clients to book their own sessions online. We asked for your feedback, then utilized those suggestions to improve the usage and appearance of online booking in 2016 Volume 2.
This new version gives your clients even more abilities, while dramatically simplifying the time necessary for you to set up and manage your online booking, giving you more time to do the things you love.
First, let’s recap the Online Booking features already introduced. Your clients can visit your website, select one of your Session Types, view a list of available days, choose a desired time slot, and then book the session. They can either log in with an existing account or create a new one. New accounts will automatically create a new client record in your myStratus database. An invoice can also be automatically created for the session during the booking process (optional). Finally, you can require a payment or deposit, if desired.
Now you can use Online Booking to book appointments as well as sessions. This means sales presentations or wedding consultations can all be booked direct from your website. In addition, your clients can now cancel or reschedule sessions or appointments on their own—online.
We’ve also made it much simpler to bulk create Time Slots. We don’t like manually creating time slots either, so we’ve automated this process. Use our new tools to bulk create or bulk copy your time slots. Or better yet, set up an automated process to let myStratus do it for you on a weekly basis.
A ton of new properties have been added, allowing customization of the look and feel of online booking to blend with your business website, making it appear completely integrated.
Online Booking also works great with the StudioPlus Mail service. Automatically email your customers a confirmation, inviting then to confirm their session/appointment with a single click – without tying up your time or your clients over the phone!
In short – we’ve designed the Online Booking tool specifically for the special and customized needs of professional photographers, just like you! If you are a subscriber to myStratus Standard, Professional, or Enterprise, try out this great feature today for no extra cost!
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Click here to watch our Online Booking Training Video 1
Click here to watch our Online Booking Training Video 2