Site URL: https://atlschoolofphoto.com/
I apologize for the long question, but requires some explanation about how our business is run and the problems we've been facing. We've recently run into some issues and are trying to find creative ways to correct them.
I run a photography school, and a part of our website that our students have found helpful is waitlists.
Originally, for each class(Product) I had inserted a Form Block at in the "Additional Info" that would connect to a Google Sheet. This has caused us many issues over the years, and I receive at least one "Unsaved block submission" email a day, sometimes as many as 10. My staff and I would have to manually enter the name and email address to the Google Sheet.
Then, I was excited to find that Squarespace added Waitlists. We however ran into a few issues there. The waitlists could not be turned on if there was still inventory, so students who may want alerts to the upcoming classes would still have to submit their waitlist notification request through our previous method with the form block. At this point, we have waitlists through Squarespace and through Google Drive.
The main issue I ran into recently was that the waitlists were for specific SKUs, not the product as a whole. So, our students were signing up for waitlists for specific days and times of a class. When I would go into the product to delete the SKU (because the class had started or been completed), this would delete all the waitlists sign ups as well. We came to the conclusion that the Squarespace waitlists may not be the best solution for us.
So, to consolidate everything, I started to build Mailing Lists as waitlists. Our students could easily sign up for the mailing list for each class and we could notify them once the class returned.
However, today, upon building those waitlists, I ran into the limit of 20 mailing lists.
I'm looking for creative solutions and any advice anyone might have, thank you in advance!