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Earn more

Our top teachers each earn £50,000+ per year through us.

We have the UK's biggest audience for art, craft and culinary classes, with millions of website visitors each year.

Our best-in-class (no pun intended) website features helps you to present your experiences and/or products to their full potential, and makes it easy for anyone to request, book or gift your classes or kits.

Teach individuals and/or groups, in-person and/or virtually - it's up to you.

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Save time

We automate all the admin work, so you can spend more time on what you love.

We'll take care of the entire customer journey, from automated transactional and reminder emails and SMS to collecting reviews, and everything in between.

It's easy to manage your classes, refund/reschedule, and much more. We can even manage bookings that come from your own website, via our widget.

Creating your listings on our platform only takes a few minutes. You can easily do it yourself; though if you need more assistance, we'll be happy to provide you with phone and email support from one of our GB-based growth partners.

If you have lots of listings already on another platform, in many cases we'll be able to sync those across automatically.

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Do good

Our mission is to improve mental wellbeing in our community.

Creative workshops are a great way to fight burnout, stress and dementia.

Our teachers make a real difference to people's lives, by helping them to achieve mindfulness, and to discover their creative spark.

ClassBento is proud to be an award winner at the UK's SME National Business Awards for positive social impact.

We donate to Mental Health UK with every booking. So far, we've collected over £20,000 for them.

We donate to Mental Health UK

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We're partners

We only earn when you earn, at competitive rates - so there's no risk for you.

We take 15% of payments (inclusive of VAT) for bookings from our website - there are no other fees. If you have a website, you can capture orders there with our widget, at a lower fee of 3.9% (inclusive of VAT). Sign up now, and you'll lock in these rates (while we may adjust fees for new teachers in the future, your rates will remain unchanged).

In summary, we use this fee to help you:

Earn more

  • We'll advertise your classes. Our team has 20+ years of senior experience in marketing, including at top eCommerce companies
  • Our expert content writers will help optimise your listing to maximise conversion rates and SEO, whilst staying true to your brand

Save time

  • Access our full suite of class management features and automations, including transactional emails and SMS, and use of our Bento AI

Do good

  • We'll donate 50p per order from our website, to Mental Health UK

Enjoy peace of mind and support

  • We'll absorb all payment processing fees
  • We'll cover you with public liability insurance (£10 million)
  • Get phone and email support from our local team in the UK


Our key features

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We'll show your classes, experiences and products to their fullest potential.

Feature 10+ photos, and even video. Include add-ons, questions, emailed attachments, discounts, or just keep it simple - the choice is yours.

We'll automatically collect reviews (often with photos) for you, so you'll accumulate more and better reviews, faster - this can massively improve your conversion rates.

Accept payments via all popular methods, including credit/debit cards, PayPal, Apple and Google Pay, direct bank transfer.

flash_on Easy instant bookings


You can capture bookings and orders via public (instant) dates. We'll also help you to sell gift cards (which customers can redeem automatically later).

To help you get more bookings, your listings will automatically use our smart waitlisting feature, which will notify them once you've added new dates.

Rescheduling and cancellation is super easy. We'll automatically notify any affected customers.

If you capture bookings from multiple sources, you can also add them (one by one or via CSV upload), so that you have all your class info in one place

event_available Attract group bookings


Easily attract and capture more bookings for custom times - e.g. group bookings like corporate events, birthdays, and other celebrations, or even private 1 on 1 sessions.

Let customers pick from your generally available hours. You'll get notified by SMS and email, and can accept, counter or decline each request with the click of a button, saving you time that you'd normally have to spend calling or emailing them to get more info and secure the booking.

Once you respond, they'll automatically get a unique link to book it in.

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Does a customer want a special event? No problem.

Easily invite customers to pay for any of your experiences or products, at any price, date, and place.

Customise as much as you need to capture the booking - e.g. take a deposit and automatically charge the remainder later, make your offer to book only valid for a certain time, and more.

You can easily get and send invoices too if you need them.

screen_share Manage your website's orders


Have your own website? You can use our widget there to capture bookings via our system, and benefit from all our automations.

You can sell experiences, products, and/or gift cards through our widgets.

You can also easily manage vouchers, push email subscribers to our email marketing platform, integrate with Google Analytics and Facebook to track your marketing campaigns, and much more.

It takes just a few minutes to set up (all you need to do is to copy and paste a few short lines of code over - almost all our teachers have easily done this themselves). Learn more

sync Sync your listings, automagically


If you're already listing your experiences and selling lots on another platform, we can often pull this data over to ClassBento, automatically.

We can use this to set up your listings (including all their dates) and keep them synced regularly (e.g. every few hours) so that you don't oversell any of your sessions.

This means you can enjoy extra orders from our marketing, without extra admin work on your end.

We already do this successfully for lots of teachers, and we can do it for free. Just contact us to see if you're eligible.

subscriptions Build loyalty with Subscriptions


Win recurring revenues from your customers easily, with our integrated Subscription programs feature.

You can create your own Subscription programs - you set the price, what classes or listings they apply to, etc.

Customers enter their payment details just once initially, then we take care of the recurring charges from there.

They can can redeem their Subscriptions automatically on the dates you make available on your applicable listings (or they can Request dates).



It's easy to get started

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Sign up and create your listings

edit_noteCreate a profile, then list a class, experience or kit (or more). It will only take a few minutes, and you can even use our Bento AI to help you.

syncIf you have lots of listings already on another website, in many cases we can automatically pull them over and keep them synced - just get in touch.

verifiedWe'll review your submissions, and if they meet our quality standards, then we'll publish them on our website within 3 to 5 business days.

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Get orders

campaignOnce your listings are live, we'll also automatically advertise them on our website, and externally.

shopping_cart_checkoutCustomers will discover your listings and book them. We'll automatically collect reviews for you from these customers. These reviews will build trust and increase the number of bookings you'll get from us.

widgetsYou can use our widget on your website and/or social media account to capture bookings too.

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Teach and earn

walletYou'll be paid automatically, once your customer has experienced your service. Specifically: the next business day after each class or experience; 7 days after the order for pre-recorded videos; 14 days after the order, for kits or products which don't have an accompanying class with a date; and 7 days after each charge, for Subscriptions

handshakeWe only earn when you earn. 15% (inclusive of VAT) of your listing price is all we take (you keep the other 85%). We'll take a lower commission rate of 3.9% for orders that come your website (through our widget). No other fees apply.

currency_exchangeWe use our commission to advertise and get you more orders, cover payment processing and donation costs, and more - see more info on what this commission is used for.


Join our community of 1,400+ teachers




Our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds. From large businesses like Hobbycraft with its 100+ stores, to local makers and artists, to individuals who enjoy their hobby as a side hustle, we're here to empower you.


Join our mission

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ClassBento's co-founders, John and Iain (pictured), and the rest of our team are passionate about:

Promoting better mental health: Creative classes are a great way to achieve mindfulness and improve mental wellbeing in today's "always-on" society We donate to Mental Health UK with every booking too.

Promoting the arts: Arts and crafts are a vital part of our cultures, and they should be fun to engage with, and accessible, not just locked up in galleries. Creative workshops are a great way to make this happen, and through this, we also love supporting our local small businesses, artists and makers.


We'd love to have you join our mission.



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Need a venue?

You choose where you teach. Use your own venue, or even travel to customers.

If you need a venue, we've curated a range of workshop-friendly spaces for you to choose from.




Want to advertise your venue?

If you'll also be offering experiences or products, just sign up to be a teacher; if not, click here for a more streamlined setup.


Best classes bookings platform

Looking to list your in-person workshops or virtual experiences? Seeking a better sales channel or the best ticketing software? ClassBento's got you covered.

We've got a leading platform and system for bookings management with classes and experiences, built by an experienced team that includes former leaders from Australia's largest online fashion retailer and real estate marketplace.

Whether you want to sell just through our website, or on your own through a widget, or if you want to sell gift cards - we've got the right features to support you.


Jobs for art and craft teachers

Whether you're looking for a job as a painting or art teacher, a career as a pottery or craft teacher, or if you're a chef wanting to work as a cooking teacher, ClassBento is here to support you and help you realise your dreams, like we've done for our other teachers.

Our platform takes care of the admin work around ticketing, so you can spend more time focusing on your teaching. We'll also send you additional customers eager to learn from you.

How much can you earn as an art or craft teacher? That will vary, but we've been encouraged by the many success stories on ClassBento who turned teaching into their full-time occupation, as well as those who went beyond that, hiring teams and expanding nationally.


Free public liability insurance for workshop teachers

Public liability insurance is important to have, just in case someone gets injured at your class; some corporates will also require you to have it, in order to book a group event with you.

ClassBento makes it easy to achieve peace of mind and win those bookings - you'll be automatically covered by our public liability insurance for any customer who books through our platform.


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