This is something we have been planning to add for a long time and it is finally here. The Contact List allows you to keep track of your registered clients, clients who have ordered from you in the past, as well as visitors signing in to view your photos. You can then easily send e-mails to selected contacts and even tag them with specific galleries or events to make things easier to sort through.
We have auto-populated your list with historical data so you may see many contacts there already. You can also import contacts from Outlook and Gmail, as well as add them manually.
Anyone can now send a Shopping Cart by e-mail. This allows you to build a Shopping Cart and send it to someone else to checkout, or have people send their carts to you for assistance. Just look for the E-mail Cart link at the top of the Shopping Cart page.
You can ask your visitors to provide their information before viewing photos. This can be required or optional and can be turned on in the Toolbox for any group, gallery, or collection. You can specify what information visitors are being asked and they get added to your Contact List automatically.
Facebook added support to their API for uploading photos to fan pages and you can now do that directly from your Zenfolio account. In addition to exporting photos to your personal profile on Facebook, you can now also upload to your business fan pages. Look for this under the Export to Facebook option.
We have added the option to display Facebook ‘Like’ and Twitter ‘Tweet’ buttons to thumbnail and photo pages in the Visitor View. The buttons are hidden from the pages for all current users but you can enable them under Customize Visitor View | Page Options.
Create Gift Certificates and give them to your clients to use as payment during Checkout. There is no extra fee for using gift certificates, your account will be charged standard service fees and the cost of fulfilling products. You can find Gift Certificates under SELLING.
Introducing the ability to set a Gallery or Group to expire on a set date. This can be a useful marketing tool especially combined with the new ability to schedule e-mail reminders. Look for an hourglass icon under Access Control and follow the prompts.
Simplify client proofing by giving your clients a code to enter on the new Client Access Page. After entering the code clients will be taken directly to their photos.
To start using this feature, first go under ACCOUNT | Client Access Page and fill out information. Then add a new item to your Site Menu and link it to the new Client Access built-in page. Actual codes can be generated in the Toolbox under the Links and Client Access section.
If you are using external website, you can link directly to the Zenfolio Client Access Page from your website menu. You will find the URL to link to under ACCOUNT | Client Access Page.
This discounted FedEx shipping is available to photographers only and not visible to clients. It can be selected in Order Details during order Approval.