I was researching services that offer an integrated system so my clients could review and order their own prints online when I came across Zenfolio. Zenfolio is a hosting service for photographers to organize, present, print, and sell their work online using elegant designs. Zenfolio combines the best online photo viewing experience with a flexible shopping cart. This means that not only do your photos look great on Zenfolio, but they can be easily ordered as prints and other products from a selection of vendors. Included are many easy to use options to protect and organize your photos, and there are no limits on how many files you can upload.
I signed up for the 2 week free trial. This is the best way to get most of your questions answered. No credit card required. You get complete access to all Zenfolio Premium features for 14 days including uploading full size photos (up to 1GB total with the trial). When you upgrade to a regular account, you will keep your site URL, all the uploaded photos, and account settings.
Some of the features that really convinced me to sign up for Zenfolio’s Premium service are:
Easy to use shopping cart designed for photographers
Zenfolio offers the most powerful and flexible Shopping Cart of its kind built from the ground up for photographers. The Cart features such innovations as ordering products from multiple labs, adding services such as mounting and framing, and precision cropping.
Your complete e-commerce solution
You can create Coupons, including percentage and amount based discounts. And you can review and download detailed sales reports compatible with any spreadsheet program.
Turn your passion into a business
You can create your own price lists and earn profit on selling your photos. There is a 12% service fee applied to profit only on orders fulfilled by our partner labs, this fee includes credit card transaction charges and customer service.
Offer for sale your own custom products
You can setup and offer for sale your own custom products. If you do your own printing, or use a local lab, this is the most flexible option. There is a 6% service fee charged on all custom orders and you will need to collect payment directly from your clients.
Customize pages by replacing Zenfolio name and URL
For additional customization, you can replace Zenfolio logo and links with your own name to make it look more personalized. Combine that with your own domain name, and this powerful option makes the site look completely yours.
You can check out my Zenfolio page here.
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