How should I get started with my Photography Online Store?
Nov 22, 2019 | By: PhotoBiz Knowledge Base
Our ECommerce tool is a great one to use for selling your photography to your clients. You can sell anything from digital prints to physical prints to photo products and packages. If you're just getting started on your ECommerce photography store, it can be difficult to figure out how to start. See the steps below to guide you through the process of setting up your store. Along the way, there will be links to more specific articles with more step-by-step instructions if needed.
1. ADD WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SELL
The first step is to add everything you're going to sell. If you have tiered pricing, or different prices for different kinds of pricing for different customers, go ahead and add everything into the "SELL ONLINE" area of your e-commerce control panel.
After you've added everything you're planning to sell, you can create price lists to separate different pricing for different types of customers. You can create a price list under the SELL ONLINE tab.
For step-by-step instructions on creating price lists, click here.
3. SETUP PAYMENT AND MERCHANT OPTIONS
In order to get paid properly for all these items you've just set up, you'll need to set up a merchant to process payment, as well as shipping and taxes. All of these settings can be found if you hover over the PAYMENT tab,
TAXES: The way you set up sales tax, if you set it up at all, will depend on the laws in your particular area. We recommend seeking advice from a tax professional if you're not sure what you should be charging for tax. Click here to see how to set up a tax line.
The SETTINGS tab in your ecommerce holds many different settings: general settings, custom checkout, and order statuses. You can tweak any of these settings if you wish.
We recommend using the RECEIPT SETTINGS to add a logo to your receipts. This makes the email receipt your customers receive look more professional. Click here for more details.
5. DETERMINE WHERE YOU WILL SELL
There are two major ways to sell online with PhotoBiz- through private client Proofing galleries, and through a public online store.