New and Improved Coupons Are Here!
coupons New and Improved Coupons Are Here!

Client coupons have always been one of the most used and popular marketing features with our photographers here at Photostockplus. They are a fantastic way to promote your business and entice new and repeat customers to purchase your images and custom photo gift items. And who are we kidding, everyone likes a little freebie once in a while am I right  …

We have taken this popular feature and kicked it up a notch giving you added flexibility and control over even more details than ever before! Take a look at the bottom screenshot of the new coupon creation page which includes 2 new highlighted features which will be explained in this post:

couponnewfields1 New and Improved Coupons Are Here!

 

Minimum Order Capability

One of the comments we've received from our users is that they wanted to be able to set a minimum order before clients can redeem a coupon. Consider the wait over. The first of the 2 new fields we will be discussing is a minimum order amount field:

minimumorderfield New and Improved Coupons Are Here!

This custom field allows you to set a dollar value as the minimum order needed in order for a client to use the coupon. For example; if you create a new coupon with a value of $10 and enter a minimum order value of $50, clients will only be able to use these coupons on orders with a total amount of $50 or more.

If you do not wish to place a minimum order amount, you may leave this field blank. You should take into consideration however that anyone would be able to use a $10 coupon on an order of $10 or a few pennies more which a fair chunk of it would probably be actual product and shipping cost with a small portion of it your actual profit. In this case, you would loose money on such an order by providing these types of coupons.

To avoid this, we suggest always using this minimum order amount and setting it a few times that of the actual coupon value, making sure the coupon can never surpass your profit and put you in a situation of loosing money on an order.

Minimum order amounts are a great way to encourage larger orders from your clients and the small discount will easily be worth that big order!

Unlimited Use Coupons

Previously, each coupon you would create would generate a unique coupon code. No two clients would be able to use the same coupon code for different orders.

While this helps in controlling your coupons, this can also limit things on a larger scale. As an example, if you are at an event and would like to pass around printed coupons to the audience, each coupon would have had to have a unique code printed on it making mass printing and coupon creating a nightmare.

With this new feature, you can now set a coupon as an 'unlimited use' coupon which will create a single code with the same parameters making it easy to distribute and re-use as many times as you want without having to re-create individual coupons or keep track of hundreds of codes:

unlimitedusefield New and Improved Coupons Are Here!

When creating a coupon, simply tick the box to set the coupon as 'unlimited use'. In this situation, the 'quantity' field must remain as '1' since only 1 code will be generated. If you set a different value for 'quantity', the system will automatically set it back to '1' so really, there is no way to mess this up 🙂

This feature is perfect for larger scale event photographers or even on a smaller scale where you may see yourself creating the same type of coupon over and over again.

One thing to keep in mind with this feature is that the 'minimum order amount' field is very important. As mentioned previously, you always want each coupon to assure only being applied in a situation that is profitable for you. Setting the minimum order amount a few times that of the actual coupon value should do the trick. Not setting these values can run you into trouble. For example, with an unlimited-use coupon of $20 and no minimum value set, a client can split up a $100 order into 5 orders and apply the coupon to each one, making his shopping spree completely free! This is easily avoidable by making it a habit of always setting an appropriate minimum order value.

We hope you enjoy the new features and as always, your feedback and suggestions are more than welcome so feel free to comment on this post or email us directly if there is a feature or function you would like to see added to Photostockplus!

Many new updates coming soon along with some great articles so if you haven't yet, be sure to subscribe to this blog or follow us on Facebook or Twitter

Ilan Artzy
President


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New Feature! Add Custom Content on Your Contact Page!

Thanks to some great feedback and ideas from the Photostockplus community, we have added yet another feature to our system this week giving you even more control and customization options for your Photostockplus storefront!

Add Custom Content to Your Contact Page!

Have specific business hours? Want to provide your visitors with additional ways to get a hold of you? Want to tell the world where your business is located? Whatever it is, you can now add content to your heart’s desire on to your contact page.

How to Add Content to Your Contact Page?

Once logged in to your Photostockplus account, click on the ‘Customize Website’ found below the ‘Marketing Tools’ section. Scroll down to the ‘Contact Page Content:’ and start adding that content. It’s just that easy!

HTML and Flash Compatible!

The newly added ‘Contact Page Content’ field provides you with the same flexibility as your Header and other Content fields which accepts complete text formatting, HTML coding and even flash.

We recommend all users to take a few minutes to set up additional contact page content. It’s a well invested 5 minutes to possibly provide a much more positive user experience for those clients who prefer calling in or sending an email directly with questions rather than using a contact form.

Many more features are under development and regular articles are being added in our Photography Articles section so if you haven’t yet, be sure to Subscribe to this Blog or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for all of the latest updates and articles!

We love hearing from our users so feel free to comment on this post, throw in your suggestions, or even email us directly if there’s something you would like to see added to the Photostockplus service and who knows, you may see it in the next feature update!

Ilan Artzy
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Affiliate Sign up for Photostockplus Members
  1. Go to http://www.photostockplus.com/ and log into your account. If you are unsure how to log in, see Logging In.
  2. Click on the ”My Account” link in the left column for more options.
  3. Click on the ”Customize Website” link.
  4. Towards the top of the main page, click on the “Affiliate Program” link.
  5. Within the content of the page, click on the blue link that says ‘here’ to open up the registration page for the affiliate program. Using this method, most of the fields will already be entered for you automatically using your account information.
  6. Enter the required fields that remain and click on the ”Register” tab. An email will be sent to the email address you provided.
    The Username and Password does not have to be the same as your Photostockplus membership since even though they can work together, these are separate memberships. As long as the “Your Photostockplus.com Username” field has your Photostockplus username, both accounts will be linked together.
  7. Open the email and click on the link to activate your account.

As a Photostockplus member, you can add a small button at the bottom of your storefront to get things started:

  1. Go to http://www.photostockplus.com/ and log into your account. If you are unsure how to log in, see Logging In.
  2. Click on the ”My Account” link in the left column for more options.
  3. Click on the ”Customize Website” link.
  4. Click on the “Affiliate Program” link found towards the top of the main page.
  5. Click on “Enable the Affiliate program” link.

A button will now be added to your photostockplus.com website which will earn you 10% of the sign up fees for every pro member that joins through your link. You will also receive a 2% commission on all print and photo gift items sold by those users throughout their membership.

To learn more about the affiliate program, see Affiliates.

If you would like to promote the Photostockplus affiliate program more prominently within your pages, you can add additional links and banners using the methods described in the following tutorials. These methods will require you to add html code to your webpage so at these steps, simply copy and paste the html code within a “Header” or “Content” field when editing your Photostockplus storefront or albums:



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Paying for Multiple Coupons
  1. Go to http://www.photostockplus.com/ and log into your account. If you are unsure how to log in, see ((Logging In)).
  2. Click on the ”Marketing Tools” link in the left column. New options will now be available.
  3. Click on the ”Coupons” link
  4. Click on the “View Coupons” link found within the main window. A list of created coupons will now be displayed.
  5. Enter a check in the tick box left of each coupon you wish to activate.
  6. Click on the ”Pay For Coupons” link found towards the bottom of the page.
  7. Verify the information and click on the “Continue” link.
  8. Use the scroll down menu to choose a payment method and click on “Continue”.

Credit Card Payments

  1. Fill in the required fields and click on “Buy”
  2. You will see a web-based copy of your invoice. It is recommended that you keep a copy of the invoice:
    • Click on the ”View Printable Version” tab at the bottom of the screen. A new printer friendly version will open.
    • Click on ”Print Invoice”.
  3. As soon as the payment is processed, the order will be sent to our lab .

Check

  1. Click on the “Buy” button to bring you to a printable version of your invoice and put your order in place.
  2. To complete the check payment, you must make a check payable to PhotoStockPlus.com with your transaction number (ex: #123456) and mail it to the following address with a copy of the invoice:
    • PhotoStock Plus378 Saint-Paul West
      Montreal, Quebec
      H2Y-2A6
      Canada
  3. To print out a copy of the invoice, click on the “View Printable Version” button at the bottom of the page, and “Print Invoice” from the new pop up window.
  4. The order will be on hold until the check clears our bank, at which point the order will be sent to our lab.

Paypal Payment

  1. You wil be re-directed to a PayPal page with some of the order information entered. Fill out the required fields and follow the instructions on their pages to make a PayPal payment for the coupon.
  2. As soon as the payment is processed, the order will be sent to our lab.

Aside from coupons, we provide you with many other fantastic marketing tools to help you grow your client base and increase orders. We suggest running through all of our marketing tools as they will make the difference between running a photo website and running a successful photography business:

  • ((Discount Packages))
  • ((Coupons))
  • ((Flyers))
  • ((Business Cards))
  • ((Email Collection Forms))
  • ((Press Pass))
  • ((Product List Pamphlet))
  • ((E-cards))
  • ((Marketing Tips and Links))



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Paying for a Single Coupon
  1. Go to http://www.photostockplus.com/ and log into your account. If you are unsure how to log in, see ((Logging In)).
  2. Click on the ”Marketing Tools” link in the left column. New options will now be available.
  3. Click on the ”Coupons” link
  4. Click on the “View Coupons” link found within the main window. A list of created coupons will now be displayed.
  5. Click on the coupon code link corresponding to the coupon you wish to activate.
  6. Click on the ”Pay For Coupon” link found towards the bottom of the page.
  7. Verify the information and click on the “Continue” link.
  8. Use the scroll down menu to choose a payment method and click on “Continue”.

Credit Card Payments

  1. Fill in the required fields and click on “Buy”
  2. You will see a web-based copy of your invoice. It is recommended that you keep a copy of the invoice:
    • Click on the ”View Printable Version” tab at the bottom of the screen. A new printer friendly version will open.
    • Click on ”Print Invoice”.
  3. As soon as the payment is processed, the order will be sent to our lab .

Check

  1. Click on the “Buy” button to bring you to a printable version of your invoice and put your order in place.
  2. To complete the check payment, you must make a check payable to PhotoStockPlus.com with your transaction number (ex: #123456) and mail it to the following address with a copy of the invoice:
    • PhotoStock Plus378 Saint-Paul West
      Montreal, Quebec
      H2Y-2A6
      Canada
  3. To print out a copy of the invoice, click on the “View Printable Version” button at the bottom of the page, and “Print Invoice” from the new pop up window.
  4. The order will be on hold until the check clears our bank, at which point the order will be sent to our lab.

Paypal Payment

  1. You wil be re-directed to a PayPal page with some of the order information entered. Fill out the required fields and follow the instructions on their pages to make a PayPal payment for the coupon.As soon as the payment is processed, the order will be sent to our lab.

Aside from coupons, we provide you with many other fantastic marketing tools to help you grow your client base and increase orders. We suggest running through all of our marketing tools as they will make the difference between running a photo website and running a successful photography business:

  • ((Discount Packages))
  • ((Coupons))
  • ((Flyers))
  • ((Business Cards))
  • ((Email Collection Forms))
  • ((Press Pass))
  • ((Product List Pamphlet))
  • ((E-cards))
  • ((Marketing Tips and Links))



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Paying For Coupons

You can choose to pay for created coupons once you have sold or given out a coupon, or after a customer has applied one to an order at which point you will receive a notification by email and through your account which will remain until you have activated all pending coupons. This allows you to only pay for coupons that are used.

If a customer has used a coupon, their order will be pending until you have paid for it so don’t keep those clients waiting, pay for your pending coupons as soon as you are made aware of them:



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Creating Coupons

Photostockplus Coupons take only a minute to create and are another way to drive new and repeat business to your storefront. Follow these steps to create a coupon or coupons:

  1. Go to http://www.photostockplus.com/ and log into your account. If you are unsure how to log in, see ((Logging In)).
  2. Click on the ”Marketing Tools” link in the left column. New options will now be available.
  3. Click on the ”Coupons” link.
  4. Click on the ”Create Coupon(s)” link found within the main window.
  5. Enter the required fields:
    • Title
      Enter the desired title for the coupon(s) you wish to create. This field is for your reference only and will not be shown on the coupon(s).
    • Photographer Name
      Enter your name, or the name of the photographer you wish to be displayed at the top section of the coupon(s).
    • Photographer Website
      Enter the website url (example: johnsmith.photostockplus.com) you wish to be displayed on the coupon(s).
    • Photographer Email
      Enter an email which will be displayed at the bottom of the coupon(s).
    • Photographer Phone
      Enter a phone number which will be displayed at the bottom of the coupon(s) aside the email address.
    • Coupon Value
      Enter a dollar amount which will be applied to the coupon(s).
    • Minimum order amount to redeem coupon
      You can set a minimum amount a client's order must reach before they can apply / redeem the coupon. If you do not wish to have a minimum order amount, leave this field as $0.00.
    • Quantity
      Keep this value as ”1" to create a single coupon. If you wish to create multiple coupons with the same values, enter the number of coupons you wish to create, or enable the 'Unlimited Use' option to create a single code you can re-use for as many coupons as you'd like.
    • Unlimited Use
      Tick this option if you would like to create a single coupon code which you can re-use as often as you'd like as opposed to multiple unique coupon codes. This option can be a great fit for certain marketing strategies such as a coupon distribution at an event where printing and keeping track of hundreds of unique codes can be problematic. Using the unlimited use feature, you can freely print and distribute this coupon. Once the coupon code has been used on an order, you will receive a notification by email and through your account. This order will be processed once you have paid for the pending coupon(s). Any time additional orders are placed with the coupon code, you will receive these notifications, keeping you up to date on pending coupon payments to assure orders are processed for your clients in a timely fasion.
    • Note
      Enter notes pertaining to the coupon(s) created for your personal reference. This field will not be shown on the coupon(s).
  6. Click the ”Save” button to create your coupon(s).

If you do not use the 'Unlimited Use' feature, each coupon you create is assigned a unique coupon code and can only be used once. If you wish to use the same format for numerous coupons, be sure to create multiple coupons by changing the value shown in the 'Quantity' field, or perhaps creating an 'Unlimted Use' coupon would be a better fit.

You will be able to select your coupon’s template when you choose to print the coupon.

Coupons are automatically activated once created however any orders placed using a coupon will remain as pending until you pay for the coupon used.

You may now view, download a printable version of, or pay for the coupon(s) made:

  • ((Viewing Created Coupons))
  • ((Downloading a Printer Friendly Version of your Coupons))
  • ((Paying For Coupons))



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Privacy Policy

PhotoStockPlus is committed to protecting the privacy of its users, and making your PhotoStockPlus experience enjoyable and safe. Our data collection policies with regard to current and future services allow you to choose how much information you provide to us, and to control how we use that information. Read below to find out more.
 
Privacy Philosophy
 
The Internet is rapidly changing the way we communicate and interact with each other. While the Internet allows us access to a greater array of information and services than has ever been available, these new online activities do raise new challenges, such as the privacy issues addressed in this policy. Having a relationship with our customers that is founded on trust is not only good manners, it is also good business. Any feedback you'd like to provide to help us better meet your expectations in this arena is welcomed. PhotoStockPlus wants to make your online experience satisfying and safe. Our goal is to provide you with a robust online experience while allowing you to control your privacy. PhotoStockPlus collects information online primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our services. We request information from you in order to provide our strongest value to you – a personalized online experience. Customers who personalize our service come back more often – and it's the customers that visit us often who make us successful – so we do everything we can to make PhotoStockPlus your service with your name on it and to give you just the content you want.
 
Information We Collect
 
Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:
 
Anonymous Information refers to information that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. For instance, we may know that 10,000 people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not necessarily know their names, where they live, or their date of birth. What we collect from transactions such as this constitutes anonymous information, much like how your hometown's bus service knows how many people take a given route – but doesn't necessarily know who those people are. Many of the individuals who access our services decline to use the personalization features that are available to them, and therefore those individuals are anonymous to us and the data we collect is similarly anonymous information. 
 
Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that is unique to you, such as your name or email address. In many cases we need this information to provide the personalized or enhanced service that you have requested. An example of the use of such information would be the PhotoStockPlus eCards. We hope that, like many of our customers, you will find it beneficial to judiciously provide Personally Identifiable Information to PhotoStockPlus so that we may provide more valuable content and products to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you register as a user on our site. In other words, we will know Personally Identifiable Information about you only if you choose to share this type of information with us. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked at various times to provide information such as your name, email address, or information about what you like and do not like. On other occasions such as when we provide items for purchase online, we may request your credit card number to conclude the transaction, or your mailing address to ensure proper delivery.
 
Third Party Advertisers
 
We periodically use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique 'cookie' on your browser. (More information about cookies is provided below.) These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
 
Our Commitment to Your Family
 
Like you, we at PhotoStockPlus have children of our own and are concerned about their safety when they use the Internet. We want you and your family to be safe while visiting PhotoStockPlus. That is why we have established a special policy with regard to the use of our services by children. The Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) requires that service providers never knowingly request Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting verifiable parental consent. In accordance with COPPA, PhotoStockPlus does not knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. No one under the age of 15 should submit any Personally Identifiable Information to our Site. In the event that PhotoStockPlus determines that a user of this site is under the age of 13, PhotoStockPlus will not maintain or use his or her Personally Identifiable Information. To ensure children's privacy, we urge parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to become familiar with the types of content available on the Internet. Control tools are available on the Internet from online services and software manufacturers to help create a safer environment for children. For additional information on protecting children's privacy, visit this page
 
Our Use of Personally Identifiable Information
 
We are committed to making your PhotoStockPlus experience enjoyable and safe. When you download our software or photos, register for our online services, or send our eCards or Photo Messages, the information you provide to us is used to customize your experience and to deliver email notifications to you (or people you designate as your recipients). The names and email addresses you give us are NOT sold, compiled into any type of mailing list, or otherwise used for any type of email solicitation. We may use the information we collect to complete the purchase and delivery of products or services you order from us, to continuously improve this site and our business, and to customize and improve your online experience. We may at times send you information regarding important changes to your account or our service. We may also send you news, updates and other information you may find useful, unless you specify in your account that you do not want to receive these notices.
 
Except as described below, we do not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties.

  • *We may share your information with our business partners and agents (such as Federal Express) only to the extent necessary to complete the purchase and delivery of your order.
  • *In the event that all or part of our business is sold or pledged as security, we may transfer the information we collect on this site to third parties in connection with that transaction.
  • *We may release personal information when we believe release is appropriate for any of the following purposes: to comply with the law or a request by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of PhotoStockPlus, our customers or others. This does NOT include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing Personally Identifiable Information for commercial purposes.

Cookies
 
To enable many of the features provided by PhotoStockPlus, we will assign 'cookies' to your Internet browser (such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer). A cookie is a small text file that contains a unique identification number stored on your computer. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser – but not you – to our computers whenever you interact on our site. When you visit our site, a cookie in effect says to our server computers, 'Hello, I'm browser #655. What do you do just for me?' Every Web page that you access that includes advertising or content served from PhotoStockPlus will have the contents of your cookie reported in our server logs. Cookies are an essential part of how the Internet works today, and allow server computers to recognize your computer's browser when you return. If you have ever gone to a Web page that automatically provides personalized content without you having to 'sign in,' this is almost certainly being accomplished with a cookie. Since cookies are only text files, they cannot 'run' on your computer and have no ability to search for or transmit other information from your computer.
 
Security of Information
 
PhotoStockPlus operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. Any particularly sensitive information, such as a customer's credit card number collected for a commerce transaction, is encrypted prior to transmission. You the consumer are ultimately responsible for the security of your PhotoStockPlus Username and password. Please take care to store your PhotoStockPlus Username separately from your account password, or better yet, choose a password that you don't need to write down at all. 
 
How You Can Correct any Inaccuracies
 
PhotoStockPlus believes strongly in providing you with the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. To update the information retained about you, please visit your PhotoStockPlus Account.
 
General
 
If you choose to visit our Web site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use including limitations on liability, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the United States and the state of California. This Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time. Any changes will be set forth on this page.
 
LANGUAGE CLAUSE:
The parties have expressly requested and agreed that this Agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English. Les parties conviennent et exigent expressement que le présent contrat et les documents qui s’y rattachent soient redigés en anglais.



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Pro Member Agreement

By selecting “I accept” when registering or using PhotoStock Plus services you agree to be bound by this Agreement. PhotoStockPlus (“we” and “us”) will provide hosting and payment facilities to you for the licensing of images and the sale of products bearing your images, on the following terms and conditions:

  1. You authorize us
    1. to license at the prices set by you on your behalf the use of image files and parts of image files including photographs, illustrations and animations uploaded to our website using your user name and password (“Image Files”) to persons requesting licences, and
    2. to sell products bearing images from the Image Files (“Products”), at the prices set by you, all upon the commercial terms and conditions (http://www.photostockplus.com/contracts/) we set for licences and Products posted on the PhotoStockPlus.com website from time to time.
  2. Whenever new services become available your use of them will be under this Agreement unless we notify you otherwise. You will pay hosting and showcasing fees upon the commercial terms and conditions that may be posted on our website from time to time or we may cease providing facilities to you upon 15 days written notice given to the email address provided by you.
  3. You will provide us with accurate and complete registration information and advise us promptly of any changes. If you don’t, you will be in breach of this Agreement allowing us to immediately terminate your use of our website. When you register you will receive a user name and password which we may assign or allow you to select. You may not select a user name that violates anyone’s rights or, in our discretion, we consider offensive, improper or inappropriate. If you do, we can modify or delete it.
  4. You are responsible for all use and activities associated with or arising from use of your user name and password including any unauthorized use.
  5. You represent and warrant to us and to purchasers of licences and Products through us, for each Image File as follows:
    1. the Image File does not infringe any law or any proprietary right of any other person including, without limitation, any trademark, copyright, trade secret, right of privacy, or right of publicity; 
    2. you have and will retain all necessary copyright in and to the Image File so as to allow unlimited nonexclusive licensing and use of the Image File; 
    3. to the extent that any Image File contains people and other persons’ property, you have obtained the appropriate model releases and property releases, unless otherwise noted; and
    4. the creators of the Image File have waived their moral rights in favor of PhotoStockPlus and purchasers of licences and Products.
  6. You will indemnify and hold harmless PhotoStockPlus (which term includes its directors, officers, employees, partners and agents) from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred in connection with: 
    1. any misuse or abuse of the PhotoStockPlus.com web site by any person using your user name and password; or 
    2. any breach of your warranties in this Agreement. 
  7. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter which is the subject of indemnification by you, and in such case, you will cooperate in our defence of such claim.
  8. We reserve the editorial right to remove any Image File from our website.
  9. We are not liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, consequential or incidental, arising out of the use of, or the inability to use any Image File.
  10. “Personal information” means any information relating to your use of our services and which specifically identifies you or your account. We may store and use your personal information for our own internal purposes and we reserve the right to access, monitor and retrieve password-protected information for compliance with this Agreement. We will not disclose your personal information, except as described in this Agreement, nor will we disclose information to others that will connect your user name with your actual name unless we are compelled by law. In our sole discretion, we still reserve the right to make exceptions, whenever we believe an emergency, illegal activity or some other reasonable basis exists for notifying or providing such information to the appropriate authorities. We may sometimes aggregate information about our Pro Members and you agree we can make such statistical information to others, as long as we don’t identify you. 
  11. This Agreement is governed by the laws applicable in the Province of Ontario, Canada. If a disagreement cannot be settled by mediation, you expressly agree to submit and attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts in Cornwall, Ontario. 
  12. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of the Agreement will continue in full force and effect.

 
LANGUAGE CLAUSE:
The parties have expressly requested and agreed that this Agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English. Les parties conviennent et exigent expressement que le présent contrat et les documents qui s’y rattachent soient redigés en anglais.



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Buying Prints, Stock Images, and Gift Items

Whether buying prints, stock images, or gift items, the process of ordering always starts with choosing your photo(s) and then simply adding the desired products to those images:

  1. Go to http://www.photostockplus.com/ and log into your account. If you are unsure how to log in, see Logging In.
  2. Search for the desired image you wish to purchase as a royalty free stock image. Click here for more information on how to search for images.
    If you are unclear about royalty free images, click here.
  3. Click on the ”Add Cart” beneath the image.
    You may click on the image for more details and a larger format. In this new screen, you will also be able to view the ”Royalty Free Price” of the image if it is made available for purchase in this format by the photographer.
    Repeat step 2-3 until all the images for the order have been added to your cart.
  4. Click on the ”View Cart” link situated at the top right of the screen to review your selections.
    You may add and/or remove images at any point before the ”Checkout”.
    To remove an image, click on the ”Remove” link beneath the thumbnail of the corresponding image.
  5. If a Royalty Free image is the only product you wish to purchase, select it from the product drop down menu, update your cart, click on “check out” and proceed to Step 9.
    You may add other products and/or prints to your order for each image:

    1. Scroll down to the image you want to add a product or print to.
    2. Use the scroll down menu under the ”Products” section to select a product you would like to add.
    3. Enter a number in the Quantity field (Qty) for how many you wish to add.
    4. Click on the “Add” button to the right of the product.

    If you wish to order standard prints for each image, use the “Quick Singles” or “Quick Doubles” links towards the top of the page.
    Here are a few other handy notes on adding and removing products to the images in your cart:

    • You may adjust the quantity of a product added to the order at any time by clicking on the “edit” link to the right of the product or print to open the edit page, changing the “Quantity” field, and clicking “Update and View Cart” found at the bottom of the page to save the changes and return to your cart.
    • Certain products have additional attributes you must select before it is added to your cart. When adding a quantity to an Inspirational Poster for example, a new edit window will open where you may choose certain customization options for the product. Once the attributes are selected, some products will give you the option to preview your selection with a “Preview” button. To accept your customization and chosen options, click on the “Update and View Cart” to save the changes and return to your cart.
    • You can remove a product from the order by clicking on the “remove” link in the right column next to the corresponding product.
    • For more information on any of the products added, click on the ”products” link found at the top of the page and click on any of the items listed.
    • If you are the owner of the images, an owner discount will show below the ”Cart Total” at the bottom of the screen which is a sum of the mark-ups, so you only pay for the cost of the item.
    • Any other promotions will be applied as a ”Rebate”.
  6. Review your order and click on the “Checkout” tab at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Select the cropping option for each product by checking the “Crop” or ”Fit” option below each thumbnail. You can apply one style of cropping to all images with the “Set all images on this page to” option found above the first image, and clicking on the “Crop” or ”Fit” link. For more information on cropping, please click here.
  8. Click on “Continue”.
  9. Confirm your shipping address and click “Continue”
  10. Use the scroll down menu to select the shipping method and click “Update”.
  11. If you have a Coupon Code, enter it in the empty field within the overview section and click on ”Update” for it to be applied to the total.
  12. Review your order, select a payment method with the scroll down menu found at the bottom of the page and click on ”Continue”.

Credit Card Payments

  1. Fill in the required fields and click on ”Buy”
  2. You will see a web-based copy of your invoice. It is recommended that you keep a copy of the invoice:
    1. Click on the ‘View Printable Version’ tab at the bottom of the screen. A new printer friendly version will open.
    2. Click on ‘Print Invoice’.
  3. As soon as the payment is processed, the order will be sent to our lab

Check 

  1. Click on the “Finish” button to bring you to a printable version of your invoice and put your order in place.
  2. To complete the check payment, you must make a check payable to PhotoStockPlus.com with your transaction number (ex: #123456) and mail it to the following address with a copy of the invoice:
    1. PhotoStock Plus378 Saint-Paul West
      Montreal, Quebec
      H2Y-2A6
      Canada
  3. To print out a copy of the invoice, click on the ”View Printable Version” button at the bottom of the page, and “Print Invoice” from the new pop up window.
  4. Your order will be on hold until the check clears our bank, at which point the order will be sent to our lab.
    Please note that the time required for your prints to arrive depends on the method of shipping you have selected.

PayPal

  1. You will be asked to log into your PayPal account (to pay using PayPal, you must already have a PayPal account). Once logged in, simply use your PayPal account as you normally would.

If you have purchased a royalty free image, you will receive an email with a download link for the image you have just purchased. Simply download it ans save it onto your hard drive.



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