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10/28/2013 11:14:31 AM · #1
Who here sells prints on-line, How do you do it, Who do you use?

I'm not looking to sell mass amounts of images from events or weddings but single photographs of my work.

I'm stuck between the following choices each offering their own pros and cons...

Zenfolio, SmugMug, Pixieset, or a custom DIY solution (Shopify)

Thoughts? Advice?

10/28/2013 02:03:34 PM · #2
Well, as you know you have a free gallery to sell prints right here ... :-)

I'm thinking those of us with photos here should get together and do some publicity I have a ton of prints available, but I am no good at sales/marketing (other than designing promo materials) ... :-(
10/28/2013 02:07:16 PM · #3
i've been using exposure manager for years, and have been as happy as i could be, short of having the time to roll my own.

the main thing i like is the private label branding. some thoughts i've had on the subject are here and here.
10/28/2013 02:13:09 PM · #4
I've been both a Zenfolio customer and Smugmug. I've picked Zen as the best of the two a few years ago (it's also cheaper). But Smugmug has made strides, and now they are a WHCC partner (love WHCC). But Zenfolio has MPix which is also good. My Zen site for looks is //nrshapiro.com. I think Smug is a bit more customizable than Zen, but I like the photo management interface MUCH better on Zen.

DPCPrints is free for paid subscribers here, but honestly, the percent of your profit taken is much bigger their than anywhere else...50%!

I've had some luck with FineArtAmerica ( //artistwebsites.com ). It's $30 a year now I think (it was $25 when I started) and it generates a lot of views for work. Not as customizable as Zenfolio etc., but for those you have to get your own traffic. Here's my website there: //fineartbynature.com. You set your own profit and you get all of that...and you get some profit from the sale of accessories (e.g., frames).

(If you choose Zenfolio, you can use my referral code JS5-7XQ-F3A during sign up to save 10% off your own subscription ... and I get a rebate as well...referrals help fund the annual fee, but know that I wouldn't recommend them if I didn't think they were good, for any rebate.)

Message edited by author 2013-10-28 14:15:53.
10/28/2013 02:20:09 PM · #5
Not to create a potential anti-trust situation, but would any of you folks mind listing the retail price for an 8x10 unframed/unmounted print at each of the sites where you have prints posted?
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