Selling Self-Fulfilled ProductsAugust 18th, 2011
Zenfolio is partnered with some amazing printing labs that offer hundreds of integrated products for you to sell. If you are a Premium or Premium Business account subscriber, you also have another option–self-fulfillment. This is perfect for photographers that have an established relationship with their own lab, or want to offer unique, personal products to their clients. Plus, there are no service fees for self-fulfilled products for Premium Business subscribers, so there is no better time to try it!
Self-fulfillment gives you the flexibility to offer products that are not available through our integrated labs. If you want to sell self-fulfilled products, Zenfolio makes it easy-you have complete control over every order, and the comfort of knowing that we take care of everything else. Our e-commerce platform lets you define every detail of your products, configure shipping methods, add sales tax or VAT, and select payment methods. We take the orders, send you notifications, and provide customer support
To start, choose from a wide array of wonderful products offered by our partners, then add them to your price lists as self-fulfilled products. Want to add a photo book? Just make a multi-image, self-fulfilled product and add it to your product list. Or Blurb offers an assortment of photo books that are carefully printed and designed, and are sure to delight your clients.
For beautiful business cards and creative promotional items check out Moo, then choose the products you wish to offer and add them to your product list. Plywerk mounts your imagery on eco-friendly bamboo and maple panels. You can sell these truly unique products directly from your Zenfolio site with self-fulfillment. Mpix and MpixPro also have a variety of products that may not be available yet through Zenfolio, if you’d like to sell these products at your own prices just add them to your price list as self-fulfilled products.
To start selling your self-fulfilled products you will need to create a new product list for the items you offer. You can also configure and set up your own shipping methods. Once you add your self-fulfilled products to your price lists you can set prices. You also have the option of offering self-fulfilled products in one of the 18 supported currencies.
Once you have created your product list and set the prices Zenfolio will take orders from your clients and forward them to you. Then you collect payment and fulfill orders directly. Payments can be accepted through PayPal. If you have any trouble our Customer Support team has got your back!
As we mentioned above, Premium Business subscribers pay no service fees on self-fulfilled products. However, Premium subscribers pay a 4% service fee on all self-fulfilled orders.