Who Uses This Software?

Commercial Production, Post Production, Photographers, Studios, Ad Agencies, Agents, and many other creatives that need to bid, produce and invoice fast and professionally, in any currency.


Average Ratings

21 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $14.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    No Credit Card for Free Trial Paying annually saves money
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Blinkbid Software
  • www.blinkbid.com
  • Founded 2008
  • United States

About Blinkbid

BlinkBid understands creative professionals. We're dedicated to being the business side of your creative life. Our cloud-based software offers several unique features to organize the chaos of bidding, production and invoicing. We know this is a collaborative industry, which is why BlinkBid allows job and information sharing amongst its users. Work simultaneously on the same job, see changes in real time and do it all in any currency you want.


Blinkbid Features

  • Billing Portal
  • Contact Database
  • Contingency Billing
  • Customizable Invoices
  • Dunning Management
  • Hourly Billing
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Currency
  • Online Invoicing
  • Online Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Project Billing
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Tax Calculator
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Event Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Order Management
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management

Blinkbid Reviews Recently Reviewed!


I would be lost without Blinkbid

Aug 03, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I am a professional photographer and I use Blinkbid multiple times a day for many different aspects of the jobs i do. From production and bidding to estimating and contracts. I love the integration with quickbooks online too!

Cons: If I need to be picky then it would be I like the old layout of the software before when it was just a desktop program. But I love it being online so I don't ever have to worry about losing my data.

Overall: Love it. Great program.

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Blinkbid is an indispensable tool for my commercial photography business

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This software helps me in an essential part of my commercial photography business. Each week I create several bids for photo campaigns. Blinkbid makes it easy for me to build my estimates. An absolutely essential element is that is helps me determine licensing-- how much to charge for use/usage of my photos. Basically you can enter the industry, number of images, where they will be used, and your experience... then it suggests a range of what to charge. I would have NO idea where to start without it. Saves time and helps answer difficult questions!

Cons: I really have no complaints about the software... more just a complaint in photography that so many businesses are trying to get away without paying licensing fees nowadays!

I've been working in Blinkbid for over 8 years now and love it! Huge fan!

Jul 05, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and being able to share with other photographers and Reps. It was a huge relief to not have to use spreadsheets anymore on my estimates.

Cons: When other photographers and Reps don't have a subscription to it! I also use my ipad for everything and occasionally I'll have some browser issues but that's about it.

Overall: Time saver, accuracy and being able to share with my clients easily.

I use it in my photography business

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ability to customize items in the estimates, use my own terms and and conditions and licensing. The reports I can generate such as year end profit and accounts payable are very useful.

Cons: no complaints, per se. I would like to have an iPad app version at some point, to easily make alterations to existing estimates, send estimates when on locations.

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Ive been using blinkbid for years

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of use and simplicity of the menus. The customer service is always fast and responsive. Most of my creative friends use it and love it.

Cons: I have no complaints. Over the years they have fixed many of the issues i had. For some reason capterra makes you write a minimum of 100 characters-such a waste of time

Great Reliable software

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use... very intuitive! The workflow is very easy and I feel it looks professional to my clients!

Cons: Sometimes the software stutters and does not respond to your clicks! I wish I could set the default on taxes to be individual line items all the time.

Overall: Ease of use, reliability with a professional look to the final invoices

Blinkbid takes the pain out of invoicing

Jul 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love the new cloud interface for Blinkbid. I am a paperwork procrastinator and look for any reasons not to do it but Blinkbid has taken that all away. To bill my repeat monthly clients I just duplicate last months invoice and I'm done. The categories are plentiful and the line items only show up when populated so you don't scare a client with 4 pages of possible charge categories. It's easy to set up your own categories as well. I quickly created one for billing as a speaker to track that income separately.

Overall: Painless billing

Prompt, professional, and nice customer service. Great product for a great price!

Jun 30, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's streamlined my estimating and invoicing and keeps it organized. I also no that the customer service is extremely reliable and helpful whenever I don't understand something.

Cons: My only suggestion is that the product could extend to the wedding and portrait photographer as well. That would require certain terminology and line item adjustments.

Overall: It keeps me organized and streamlines my invoicing and estimating. My clients are also pleased with how organized and clear their invoices look for their reference.

Great program

Oct 05, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Helps tons with estimates and figuring out a competitive and just price for my services. The system is like Quickbooks for Photographers.

Cons: The user interface is not the best. I find myself wishing for a better layout. Needs improvement in the user design

Blinkbid makes it easy to keep track of my clients, licensing and overhead costs.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The fact that you can access Blinkbid via the web makes it easy to have access regardless of having my computer with me. I'm able to create estimates, invoices and have client information access at all times. They also have great customer service.

Cons: Blinkbid is constantly updating their platform to meet the needs of their clients, which is very refreshing. I haven't had any issues come up.

Vital to running my photography business

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Multi featured, well laid out and easy to navigate, the creator has a thorough understanding of what a photographer needs in an estimating and invoicing software to run a business in a professional manner.

Cons: I would like the ability to customize the licensing fields in a more intuitive way. There are drop-down menus for filling in the fields but it is not clear where those can be customized.

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Great software for emerging professionals

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As an educator for young creatives I love the tools that it puts in the hands of young professionals entering the workplace. It saves them a lot of time (and myself) allowing them to answer many of their own questions about bidding, billing, taxes etc. The software covers quite a bit and it is a solid tool to do bids etc.

Cons: I don't think I have any cons against this product. I think some younger users may complain about the cost but I think the results more than justify the costs in saved frustration.

The interface is clean and organized!

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: With a ton of robust features, clean interface, and super simple bid creation,, Straightforward; easy bidding and invoicing; helpful pricing guide.

Cons: no phone app available yet. i hope i can see a version for iphone or android, for sure will be a game change

BlinkBid has streamlined my estimating and invoicing process.

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
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Pros: Easy to navigate, generates professional looking estimates and invoices, helps keep track of expenses during production, online platform an be accessed from my phone, ipad or computer.

Cons: I don't have any cons. I really enjoy the platform and no other software comes close to beating it.

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Blinkbid makes bidding on photography jobs 1000x easier!

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blinkbid has taken all the scattered elements of bidding on commercial photography projects and organized them into an intuitive, easy to use online platform. What I like MOST about this software, is the ability to draft up a job estimate fairly quickly, since all the billing elements are ready to be selected.

Cons: Would love to be able to share and deliver estimates and invoices using an online link rather than downloading and uploading PDFs.

Overall: Providing easy-to-read estimates for photography proposals is a huge benefit. I believe I am awarded more jobs due the the transparent nature of the software, with all my billing and photography terms outlined upfront.

Always great customer service and care about ease of use of software. Very useful industry standard

May 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love how customizable it is. That they care about good customer service and have a lot of good explanation of how to use the product when you initially set up.

Cons: I don't know. I used it alot before I had a rep, now my rep does most of my estimate so I use it for smaller projects

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Blinkbid is amazing!!!

Mar 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Are you ever stuck not knowing what to charge someone for an image or a photoshoot? Blinkbid has you covered, and has made my life easier so many times.

Cons: Once you get to know the software, Blinkbid is really wonderful, but there is certainly a learning curve to the program.

Overall: A consistent tool to help price my work.

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Blink Bid is the most helpful software for creating an accurate estimate

May 15, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is customizable and has most of the categories I need already included. Because it is web based I can easily access estimates wherever I am in the world

Cons: There aren't really any negatives that come to mind. The software was written thoughtfully and well. No complaints from me

When I got my first really big job a photographer friend of mine suggested I use Blinkbid.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The software made my proposal professional and complete. I can amend it and send updates to the client quickly and easily. There are many reminders in place to make sure my Estimate is correct, which really helps.

Cons: There are some functions that don't really make sense to me ie if I go from the Estimate window to the Invoice some things are not transferred over. I sent an invoice to a client that was missing in expenses that way and they weren't exactly pleased.

Overall: My Estimates look professional and I have a great record of my large bookings.

The new software update is terrible

Apr 30, 2016
1/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As of May 2016 the new online Blinkbid software is terrible with many bugs that can not be resolved through customer service. I converted my software from the computer based software only to never be allowed to turn back. The customer service department is only available M-F 9a.m. - 5 p.m. PST online. The response time is 4-6 hours for each question. DO NOT upgrade to this software. In my opinion this software is still in BETA.

Easy to learn, and use.

May 14, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Blinkbid makes it easy to build an estimate. Setup is logical, and easy. Support is prompt when needed.

Cons: Would like to see more contact management: For example: more complete marketing profile for individual contacts.