About HoneyBook

HoneyBook is a cloud-based CRM solution designed for small businesses and freelancers that helps users to manage business processes, from consultation to billing. The platform enables users to manage projects, book customers, send invoices, sign online contracts and manage payments.

HoneyBook offers task management functionality that allows users to view and track different stages of a project. Users can store their invoices, contracts and other documents in one place. They can also respond to customers with automated appointment requests and follow-ups using custom templates and notifications.

To help users keep on top of their workload, HoneyBook allows task reminders to be created, and automated payment reminders can be sent based on project payment due dates. HoneyBook facilitates secure online payments within the system and contracts can be signed digitally. The solution also provides users with the necessary tools to track reservations, payment schedules and leads automatically. HoneyBook can be integrated with third party tools such as Calendly, QuickBooks, Zapier, Google Calendar, Gmail, and more to create seamless workflows and data synchronization.


Key benefits of HoneyBook

• The secure online payment functionality within HoneyBook saves the time, effort and money needed to make multiple trips to the bank each week to deposit checks received.

• HoneyBook provides users with powerful tools to automatically track payment schedules, reservations, and leads.

• The reporting feature allows users to monitor analytics on key metrics, including the combined value of all events, success rates, the percentage of posting, and more.

• HoneyBook allows users to set up email reminders that are automatically sent to customers when payments are due

• The platform enables all parties to see and share timelines, view event details such as dates, times, and addresses and communicate via email.


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Jordyn
Jordyn
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  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

How to keep organized while running a business

Reviewed on 15/05/2020

From the time my prospective clients contact me, throughout the booking process, automatic...

From the time my prospective clients contact me, throughout the booking process, automatic reminders of upcoming payments, clients being able to pay through honeybook, and even following up after my scheduled time with clients, Honeybook is my biggest tool.

Pros

Honeybook is essential to running my business and now that I've been a user for more than 2 years, I can't imagine not using it. As a photographer, it is important for me to keep all of my scheduling, contracting, payments, and details as organized as possible so that I don't miss a meeting, or special detail for a wedding or photo session. Every part of my business is streamlined now that I use Honeybook. Reporting on Honeybook is made very easy from being able to see what % I've booked based on the number of signed contracts, where most of my clients find me, and how much money in taxes I need to pay for the quarter. Additionally, Honeybook has an opportunity board where creatives can post about need for associates, styled photo sessions. Finally, if you refer 2 people per year to Honeybook, your cost for the entire year is covered.. can't beat that!

Cons

There are times when I donate photo sessions to non-profits and want to be able to send an invoice showing how much the session would have cost, then adding a discount to show a $0 invoice but there is not a way to send that without charging the invoice and refunding. I wish that I could do more on the mobile app, but new features are being added frequently.

Stephanie
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My favorite CRM ever

Reviewed on 11/08/2021

I've loved every minute! Even with the few things that I think could be improved on, I think their...

I've loved every minute! Even with the few things that I think could be improved on, I think their team is doing an amazing job!

Pros

The best part about HoneyBook is that I'm able to fully customize everything to match my brand's visuals. Everything about this CRM is easy to use. The support team is always incredible if you need help - they're seriously the best around. The community around HB is also amazing. I love how easy it is to go from an inquiry to a booked project with my automated workflows! The newer client portal feature is always a client favorite, too!

Cons

I would love to see a more flexible method for viewing pipelines and tasks. I prefer to view a Kanban-type of pipeline/workflow and tasks. I'd like to be able to click on a workflow and see how many clients/projects I have under it.

I also don't like that I can't charge for certain appointment types. I would love to use the scheduling feature for booking mini sessions or other items that I would charge for outside of weddings/brand sessions. It would also be great if certain appointment types could work as lead capture forms (i.e.: when an appointment is booked, a new inquiry is created).

For financial tracking, it would be nice to be able to create a recurring expense.

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Reasons for Choosing HoneyBook

HoneyBook was offering a lifetime membership at the time and I loved their user interface!

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Reasons for Switching to HoneyBook

The community and support team.
Kathryn
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Tries to do a lot of things, but none of them are done very well

Reviewed on 17/09/2021

I felt like the app looked great and had great potential, but the clunky UI design left me...

I felt like the app looked great and had great potential, but the clunky UI design left me frustrated. We had been using it for almost a year and still felt that something just wasn't clicking. We ended up moving away from Honeybook and chose another program that was more specific to our industry.

Pros

The look and feel of the app is very clean, love the ability to add images and customize the look and feel of contracts, flyers, brochures and more. Adding a custom form field to our website was easy to do. Automation feature seems nice, but we didn't really use it.

Cons

In contracts the most frustrating thing is that you can only add line items at the very bottom of the invoice. That means if you have a very long invoice and want to add a line to the top of the page, you have to add a line at the bottom and drag it all the way up to the top ( which is extremely tedious ). It wastes so much time that it made me wonder if we wasted more time trying to use this clunky app than just doing things the way we were used to in excel!

Madeline
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  • Industry: Public Relations & Communications
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

HoneyBook has streamlined so much of our small company's communications and lead generation

Reviewed on 02/11/2023

We've been using Honeybook since 2022, mainly to organize our lead generation and some aspects of...

We've been using Honeybook since 2022, mainly to organize our lead generation and some aspects of client-level communications. It's largely been a success, leaving us more time to focus on execution of our own projects rather than having to worry about timing and logistics associated with client relations (obviously an important point in public relations!).

Pros

I like how comprehensive HoneyBook is in listing out contact details, project history, and communication points pertinent to specific clients of ours. It's been very easy to organize leads, inquiries, and potential client leads. Lastly, I definitely appreciate the automated capabilities with sending out contracts, invoices and follow-up emails.

Cons

I haven't quite gotten around to learning all aspects of the software yet!

Monica
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I LOVE IT

Reviewed on 03/02/2021

The invoices are my favorite. I love being to bill clients through HB and not have to use a...

The invoices are my favorite. I love being to bill clients through HB and not have to use a different program to do that. I get to keep EVERYTHING in one spot which actually saves me money. I don’t need a separate software for bookkeeping, calendars, workflow, etc. It’s ALL here. In one place. I’m obsessed. I can’t imagine not having HB.

Pros

Very user friendly, they offer so much! I love being able to track my expenses and schedule clients. I love the workflow feature, it’s so helpful. I REALLY love the fact that clients can pay you through the HB invoice. That’s probably the best part. Its awesome that they added a COVID-19 tool kit that shows you which clients are most likely to be affected. And then they have email templates that are COVID related. So many resources are provided, it’s like they actually care about us 🥺 💕 haha.
Highly recommend

Cons

The only thing that’s a little slow is the payment actually getting to my bank account. I’m not even sure if HB has anything to do with the time it takes, but I do wish it didn’t take 2 days to finally show up in my account. I wish there was an option to “instantly” transfer the funds for like a 1% fee. Like Venmo! That way if someone needs the money ASAP, they can instantly get it OR they can choose to wait the 1-2 business days to get the full payment. That would AMAZING

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HoneyBook FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for HoneyBook.

HoneyBook offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: $19.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Starter Plan: $19 per month, or billed annually at $16 per month. Essentials Plan: $39 per month, or billed annually at $32 per month. Premium Plan: $79 per month, or billed annually at $66 per month.

HoneyBook has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10

HoneyBook supports the following languages:

English

HoneyBook supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

HoneyBook integrates with the following applications:

AWeber, ActiveCampaign, Acuity Scheduling, Agile CRM, Airtable, Asana, Avaza, Basecamp, BenchmarkONE, Calendly, Chatfuel, ClickFunnels, ClickUp, CoSchedule Marketing Suite, Cognito Forms, Constant Contact, ConvertKit, Drift, Drip, Dropbox Business, Dropbox Sign, Emma by Marigold, Evernote Teams, FreshBooks, Gmail, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Hangouts, Gravity Forms, Hive, HubSpot CRM, Insightly, Instagram, Keap, Klaviyo, Mailchimp, Mailshake, Mautic, MeisterTask, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft To Do, OneDrive, Ortto, PayPal, Planning Pod, Process Street, Quickbooks Online, Route4Me, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Schedule it, Shopify, Sign In Scheduling, Slack, Square for Retail, Squarespace, Streak, Stripe, Teachable, Teamwork.com, Textmagic, Thryv, Todoist, Toggl Track, Trello, Twilio, Typeform, Wave Accounting, WooCommerce, WordPress, Wrike, Xero, Zapier, Zoho Mail, monday.com

HoneyBook offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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