For a while, I’ve been using my lab’s online photo order fulfilment system, but I’ve recently switched completely over to Smugmug’s order processing system. Smugmug had some of the options I was missing with the ordering system I was using previously.
Studio logo on prints
Believe it or not, customers want your logo on your prints, or at least most of them do. With our old ordering system, there was no option for having a studio logo on the prints, and customers actually voiced their request that our lab add that as an option. That didn’t end up happening with the old system, but luckily, Smugmug does have an option to include your studio logo on pr[...]
When Larissa and I first started our photography business, she asked me to geek it out and program an online ordering system to let our customers see their pictures from their session and place their order online. The online ordering system I made has worked out well for us, but it still takes work to place the orders through our lab after the customers have entered their order online. It would be a gross understatement to say that I really don’t enjoy manually ordering prints, so when I heard about Smugmug’s online order fulfillment option, I jumped at the chance to try it out. Let someone else do the work and I just collect a paycheck? Sign me up.
A couple months ago, I did a ProShow Web review where I looked at creating a slideshow with ProShow Web and Producer. Since then, ProShow has added the ability to retrieve images from your SmugMug account. They’ve also added some other features like a call to action link and the ability to trim video in ProShow Web, etc. Pretty cool stuff. Take a look at how easy it was to get the images from my SmugMug.
Starting out in ProShow Web, I created a new show, and chose a winter theme. I know a winter theme is an odd choice for a post I’m putting out in spring, but maybe I felt like you guys would appreciate a winter themed post more after all the cold weather was past [...]