November 4, 2010
Announcing Packages, completely redesigned photographer-branded Shopping Cart, and introducing the Premium Business plan with
This release has taken us longer than usual but once you see all the good changes and improvements you'll understand why.
We know many of you are anxious to start offering product packages and we are very happy to make them available. The Shopping
Cart had to be updated to accommodate packages and multi-image products so we took this opportunity to completely redesign it
based on the feedback we've received over time. We are very proud of how the new Cart looks and we hope you would agree that the
new Checkout process has been greatly improved.
In this release we are also addressing your feedback about offering an even more professional subscription level with support
for the high quality products from MpixPro. The new Premium Business subscription plan gives you full control over order editing
so you can make pretty much any change you want including issuing refunds, changing shipping destinations, and adding promotional
Read on for a full list of features.
Creating and Selling Packages
Premium subscribers can create and sell single photo packages and multi-photo packages. Single photo packages allow clients to
select one photo and have a number of products printed with that photo. Multi-photo packages allow clients to select a number of
photos and assign them to print as specific designated products. In either case, you set one price for the package making it
simple and economical for your clients to shop.
To get started, login to your account and go under SELLING | Packages. After package is created,
you can add it to any price list.
Brand new Shopping Cart and Checkout pages
Cart page is cleaner and more intuitive
Streamlined and easy to use Checkout pages
Shopping Cart and Checkout pages no longer have Zenfolio branding, if disabled by user. By default, Cart and Checkout
pages follow the Home page Theme but a new Theme can also be assigned under Customize Visitor View.
Orders related e-mails have a neutral design with no Zenfolio branding
Shopping Cart includes full support for buying Packages and multi-image products
Clients are given the option to register for a Client account and have their Shopping Cart saved there for the future.
This way, the Cart will never expire.
COMING SOON: ability to share/e-mail a Cart before order is placed
Displaying real B&W and Sepia previews
Larger previews of products being selected, updated product icons
Better upselling of frames, mounting, and finishing services
Introducing a new built-in page Login or Register, which includes the option to login or register for a new Client account.
There is no Zenfolio branding displayed anywhere during Client account registration or account management. Registered clients
are able to access their Order history, Profile, Favorites, and Shopping Cart using photographer-branded client account pages.
Photographers may also choose to provide their own e-mail address to have order-related e-mails be sent on their behalf.
This can be configured under SELLING | Client Communications.
As a result, all order related activities can now be fulfilled under the photographer's name including credit card receipts
and e-mail communications.
Introducing Premium Business subscription plan. Plan includes:
Support for ordering and selling products from the MpixPro lab
Photographers can make changes to pending orders after orders were placed including:
Live Chat customer support available after you login
Higher maximum individual file size limit of 48MB
Exporting the list of photos to Lightroom from Orders and Favorites for easy editing
Setting an Order Minimum requirement
Defining your own custom Shipping Method and price for each vendor
Having orders shipped to themselves before delivering
Removing/changing items in the order
Ability to issue a refund as a result of order changes. Clients cannot be charged extra after order is placed, but refunds can be issued.
Adding Boutique packaging to orders from Mpix and MpixPro
Changing actual delivery shipping method
Ability to add a promo print/product to any order at photographer's expense
The Premium Business plan is priced at $250 per year.
The features of the Premium Business plan are well demonstrated in a comprehensive video tour.
SPECIAL UPGRADE OFFER FOR CURRENT USERS: For the month of November current Zenfolio users can upgrade to the Premium Business plan for a special
upgrade price of $200 per year. This offer will allow you to lock yourself into this special promotional rate even for future
renewals so you save a lot of money.
Other improvements include:
Increased file size limit for Basic and Unlimited users to 24MB, same as with the Premium plan
Ability to save Favorites to Client accounts
Error pages follow your web site look and feel.
Option to Customize Visitor View to hide the Login link in the footer of all visitor pages
Option to Customize Visitor View to hide photo Captions
Ability to exclude specific Self-fulfilled Products from Sales Tax
Option for Self-fulfilled Products, Digital Products, and Packages to belong to more than one product category making it easier for clients to locate products
New subcategory under Sports > Netball
Solved the problem with thumbnails being oversaturated on Safari and Firefox browsers on wide gamut monitors
New 'Mobile Phone' field added to the Contact page
The Backspace and F5 keyboard keys now work properly on photo pages in Firefox (thank you five-seven)
Adding to Favorites from Dim-the-Lights no longer closes Dim-the-Lights mode
Support added for new multi-image products from Mpix:
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