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Rae Jean Erickson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/7/2007

Selling on Pro Site

I've looked at several samples of pro websites, but I don't see any that are selling their photos. I am thinking of getting a pro site, but need the ability for people to purchase their photos. I'd like to see how this is done and the look of it. Am I not looking in the right places? Help! Thanks!

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3/12/2009 1:25:48 PM

Amy Wadley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/30/2000
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  Hi Rae! Thanks for the question. With our Pro website package, your customers will be able to buy photos directly from your site. All you need is to set up a Premier account with Paypal (this is a free upgrade from their basic account). When your customers make a purchase you will be emailed the details of their order, including image title and size they want. Then you would need to fulfill those orders using an outside lab, your own printer, etc.

When a customer views your sales pages on your site, they would see the sizing group displayed next to each image you have indicated you are offering for sale in that particular size. So as your customers looked through your images they would see the 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, etc. descriptions and options next to each image and could order right from there by using the PayPal Add to Cart button. Here is a site that illustrates what I am talking about to give you a better idea of how it works:

Click on the "Photo Galleries" link at the top of the page. You will see a "For Sale" gallery. Click on that and then choose any gallery. You will notice a "Buy A Print" link under each image. Click on that and you will see photo product descriptions on the next page (considered the sales page). This is where your customers can choose the images they wish to purchase and add them to their PayPal Shopping Cart.

I hope this helps. Please feel free to email me at if you have additional questions. Thanks!

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3/13/2009 7:24:46 PM

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