New 4×8 Card and 5×7 Folded Card Templates!

We have seen 4×8 cards and 5×7 folded cards selling like hot cakes lately and so, we wanted to provide you with brand new themes for you and your clients to enjoy!

This brand new batch of templates which are now available focus on the 'birthday', 'hanukkah', and 'halloween' theme. Take a look!

 

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Hope you enjoy the new additions. We will be working on quite a few other goodies in the next little bit so if you haven't yet, be sure to follow us through Twitter, Facebook, or subscribe to our RSS feed for all of the updates!

Ilan Artzy
President


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2 New Storefront Templates Available!

It is important to constantly update and visually excite your audience through your photography but as a website owner, it is equally important to do so through your storefront and website. A simple template change can give your clients the impression of a complete website make-over when all you really need to do is click on a few buttons through your Photostockplus account!

We have added 2 brand new gold storefront templates for you to use for your next event gallery or storefront and dam do they look good!

 

New Gold Template – Artistic White

 

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New Gold Template – Surf

 

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To change your storefront website template, simply log in to your account, head on over to "My Account", "Customize Website", and simply select a new template! The same can be done to any individual event gallery by heading to the gallery you would like to change and clicking on "Edit Event".

Hope you enjoy the new templates and stay tuned for a few more updates and goodies in a little bit!

 

Ilan Artzy
President


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Webinar Series – Photo Sales Training – Recordings Now Available!

During the past few months, we have been running a free online training webinar series hosted by our head of marketing and sales; Andrew Fishman. The series is comprised of the following 4 main webinars: 

  • Introduction to Photostockplus
  • Advanced Event Marketing
  • Stock Sales Training
  • Sel Fullfilment & Template Management

The response has been simply overwhelming and we thank you!

While we will keep providing these free live webinars which you may register for through our dedicated webinar page, for your conveniance, we have uploaded a few recordings of previous live webinars which you may now view at any time! These recordings are available through our webinar page within their dedicated sections as highlighted below.

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So go ahead, visit our webinar page, click on a video and see why our webinar series has been considered a secret weapon to many photographers who have increased their online photo sales!

If you have additional questions or require additional clarification on any feature of your account, feel free to contact us any time, or sit in a live webinar where you will have the opportunity to ask our presenter any questions you may have for a live demonstration.

Enjoy the new videos!

Ilan Artzy
President


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Photography Webinar This Thursday: Event Marketing Strategies

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We would like to invite you to our free upcoming "Advanced Event Marketing" training webinar this Thursday, September 16th, 2010 at 1:00 PM Eastern where we will be focusing on how to maximize your profit from every event shoot using some of the more advanced marketing tools in your account.. Register Now!

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Hosted by our head of marketing and sales, Andrew Fishman, you will learn how to effectively use and combine some of the following marketing tools to dramatically increase your online sales!:

  • Coupons
  • Packages
  • Discount Rules
  • Featured Products
  • Business Cards and Flyers
  • Email Collection Sheets

 register Photography Webinar This Thursday: Event Marketing Strategies

AThis "Advanced Event Marketing" training webinar will give you an inside look at proven strategies that have increased online sales for thousands of our members. Seating is limited so if you are interested, please be sure to reserve your seat today!

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We are currently running a series of free educational webinars catering to both new members and users looking to learn specific functionality or some of the more advanced features of our service.

As space is limited, we encourage you to register and reserve your seat for the upcoming webinar(s) of your choice today!

Webinar Date Register
Stock Sales Training Sep 22nd Register
Self Fulfillment Training Sep 29th Register
Intro to Photostockplus Oct 7th Register

 For an up to date schedule and more details on our current webinar series, head on over to our Webinar page!

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We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming webinars! If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Best Regards.

Ilan Artzy
President


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Upcoming Photo Webinar – Setting Up Your Storefront and Photo Galleries

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We would like to invite you to our free upcoming "Introduction to Photostockplus" webinar this Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 1:00 PM Eastern where we will be focusing on properly setting up an online storefront and professional e-commerce enabled photo galleries to show off your work with your Photostockplus account. Register Now!

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Hosted by our head of marketing and sales, Andrew Fishman, we assure you will leave the webinar with the confidence and know how to set up your online photography business with a proper foundation.

The webinar will be focused on the following areas of your Photostockplus account:

  • Uploading Your Photos
  • Setting Up Photo Galleries
  • Customizing Your Online Storefront
  • Pricing Your Images and Photo Gift Items

 register Upcoming Photo Webinar   Setting Up Your Storefront and Photo Galleries

As our first evening webinar, seats are filling up quicker than ever. If you are interested, be sure to put an 'X' in that calendar and reserve your seat today!

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We are currently running a series of free educational webinars catering to both new members and users looking to learn specific functionality or some of the more advanced features of our service.

As space is limited, we encourage you to register and reserve your seat for the upcoming webinar(s) of your choice today!

Webinar Date Register
Advanced Event Marketing Sep 16th Register
Stock Sales Training Sep 22nd Register
Self Fulfillment Training Sep 29th Register

 For an up to date schedule and more details on our current webinar series, head on over to our Webinar page!

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We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming webinars! If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Best Regards.

Ilan Artzy
President


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Photo Books – New Black Background Option!

Our photo book product has always been one of the most ordered items and an abolsute favorite particularly for our event photographers and their clients. One of the most popular items just got a whole lot better …

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Originally, when ordering a photo book, clients had the option of choosing one of 5 different colors for the cover and back of the photo book and adding up to 49 images which would be printed inside. Each of these internal pages would have a white background and allow for black text.

We have now added the option of selecting either a white or black background color for the internal pages of your photo book! If the new black background is selected, text will be printed in white on these pages making for a fantastic impact.

As always, your feedback and suggestions are always welcome so feel free to share your comments on this page or contact us directly if there's something you would like to see added to the Photostockplus service.

If you would like to stay up to date with all of the latest updates, be sure to subscribe to our blog or follow us through Facebook or Twitter!

Enjoy the new black background photo books! I have to say, they really do look great 😉

Ilan Artzy
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Upcoming Evening Photo Webinar: How To Sell More Stock Photos

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Our stock sales training webinar has already helped thousands of members increase their online photo sales and for the first time ever, we will be putting on an evening presentation!

We would like to invite you to this free online photography webinar this coming Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 at 8:00 PM Eastern where we will be focusing on some of the key elements affecting online stock photo sales and how you can take advantage of certain features of your Photostockplus account in order to increase sales and broaden your overall photo buyer reach. Register Now!

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Hosted by our head of marketing and sales, Andrew Fishman, methods will be discussed in detail on how to use your Photostockplus account to its fullest in terms of online stock sales while giving you an inside look at such things as:

  • How Images are Rated
  • What Type of Images Sell
  • Pricing Your Stock Images
  • How the Search Algorithm Works
  • Optimizing Photo Keywords and Descriptions

 register Upcoming Evening Photo Webinar: How To Sell More Stock Photos

As our first evening webinar, seats are filling up quicker than ever. If you are interested, be sure to put an 'X' in that calendar and reserve your seat today!

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We are currently running a series of free educational webinars catering to both new members and users looking to learn specific functionality or some of the more advanced features of our service.

As space is limited, we encourage you to register and reserve your seat for the upcoming webinar(s) of your choice today!

Webinar Date Register
Intro to Photostockplus Sep 9th Register
Advanced Event Marketing Sep 16th Register

 For an up to date schedule and more details on our current webinar series, head on over to our Webinar page!

 webinars Upcoming Evening Photo Webinar: How To Sell More Stock Photos

We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming webinars! If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Best Regards.

Ilan Artzy
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New and Improved Coupons Are Here!
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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:

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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:

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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:

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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
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New template available!

Photostockplus has released a new template for Gold members. This elegant design will appeal to wedding photographers who are looking to add dynamism to their site. Gold account holders can now choose from 30 additional template designs.

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Changing your storefront template

To use this template, log into your account, click on “customize website”, then click on “select a store template”.

Changing your event templates

To change the template of a specific event, go to “event albums”, then click on “edit” next to the album and scroll down until you see “Select template”.

Pro vs Gold membership

Photostockplus offers 2 types of account; Pro and Gold. For event photographers, we recommend a Gold account as it comes with much more flexibility and functionality. Our Gold members get unlimited event storage, increased marketing tools and our professional last look cropping allows you to take your business up a level and help differentiate your brand. Gold membership benefits include:

  • Enhanced  template design (the ones that say “Gold” in the customize website section will be unlocked)
  • Multi image self fulfill (offer products that include more than one image)
  • Add pages to your website (you can add any content you want on these. They become a part of your site)
  • Perfect crop (perform last look cropping based on ordered products aspect ratio for each image that is ordered)
  • Additional music
  • Unlimited event space (10 gig stock limit)
  • View clients favorites (great for follow up marketing, you can double your sales using this feature!)
  • Upload your own templates for self fulfill 

 

Click here to find out more.


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New Retro Custom Poster Designs

4 new custom posters to choose from!

Photostockplus has added 4 hot new templates for consumers to choose from when creating their own custom action posters with our streamlined system. You can now order “Sun Rays (Brown)”, “Sun Rays (Colors)”, “Black & Green (Universe)” or “Black & Red (Stone)”. Custom action posters are heavily in demand collages our designers put together with your favorite sports images. You will be asked to enter your first name, last name, player number and team, then select the background and up to three photos you would like to add to the poster.

Our artists will remove the subject from the photos, creatively position them on select backgrounds and add the player’s name, team and player number to create a stunning final product that is approved by you. Small adjustments can be made before final output.

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Sizes and finishes

Custom posters are available in 16×20, 20×24 or 24×36 sizes with Glossy, Matte, Luster or Metallic finishes.

How to add custom posters to your product list?

Once logged in to your Photostockplus account, click on “pricing”, then select your price group (or create a new custom price group if you haven’t already created one).

Scroll down until you see “Custom Poster” in the “Composites” section.  After entering the desired markup, make sure to check the “active” box for each product selected, then scroll down and click on “save”.

How to choose which products to show in your “product” page

In your Photostockplus account, click on “admin” in the blue menu on the left then click on “customize website” under  “my account”. Scroll down until you see “Storefront Pricing Group:” and select the price group you want to show. All the products in the selected price group will appear in your storefront.


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