June 26, 2009
Worldwide shipping with Photobox UK-based lab, sell globally in multiple currencies, use PayPal for order checkout, and embed slideshows of your photos on other sites
We are very happy to announce a new print partner available on the Zenfolio platform:
Photobox. Photobox print lab is based in the UK
and has production facilities in Ireland, London, Paris, and several other locations
Photobox offers a range of print sizes on Fuji Crystal gloss and matt papers, as well
as specialty photo products. To enable Photobox products in your account, click Edit
in the Print Ordering section of the Toolbox and tick the checkbox next to it. All
Photobox products are available for shipping anywhere in the world, excluding US and
Canada, which are served by the Mpix lab.
As part of this announcement we are very happy to introduce support for multiple
currencies on Zenfolio. This multi-currency project has been in the works for many
months and represents a major leap in photographers' ability to service customers
This means that you can immediately start selling Digital Products and Custom Products
in 18 currencies:
|New Zealand Dollar
|Hong Kong Dollar
Our partner products are now available in several currencies; you can see specific
prices listed in the corresponding product tables:
- Mpix products are available in USD and CAD
- Photobox products are available in GBP and EUR
- IYP products are available in USD, CAD, GBP, and EUR
- fotoflōts are available in USD, CAD, GBP, and EUR
NOTE: we have made sure that nothing has changed for the current US based customers
in regards to their prices and price lists; it is business as usual.
Details relating to using multiple currencies
Price lists can contain products in multiple currencies, you will need to first add
a new currency tab to your price list and then add products to each currency
Digital Products do not belong to any one currency and can be added to any currency
in your price list.
Each Custom Product has a currency it belongs to. If you would like to offer the same
custom product in several currencies, you need to define new custom product per
currency and then add it to a corresponding currency tab in the price list.
Coupons and Shipping Methods are also set up per currency. You can use the same
coupon code across coupons in different currencies.
The balance for each currency is maintained independently in your Zenfolio account.
Payouts are available to request via PayPal in the specific currency, if you have a
balance in it.
For more detailed instructions on how to configure and sell products globally on
Zenfolio please refer to the
Guide to Selling
Globally on Zenfolio
Service Fees for non-US Currencies
Orders placed in currencies other than the USD have the following service fee rates
|Products fulfilled by Zenfolio partners:
|Digital products (downloads):
|Custom products created and fulfilled by you:
Shopping Cart Improvements
- Customers are now able to use PayPal as a payment type for order checkout.
- Added PayPal Express Checkout
- Using account balance during checkout is now optional
- You can now select between three payment methods during checkout:
- Account Balance
- Credit Card
There is now a separate Sales Tax page under SELLING to configure tax rules for your
orders. When you specify sales tax, it will apply to partner-fulfilled orders as
well as your custom orders. Sales tax can be setup per state or per country. There
is an option to apply tax to shipping charges as well.
Sales reports have been redesigned to make them more useful and easier to read. In
addition, a new Taxes report was added showing sales taxes and/or VAT broken down
Embed a Slideshow of Your Photos on Other Web Sites
By popular demand, a Flash-based embeddable
is now available under MORE RESOURCES. You can create a standalone
slideshow from any gallery or collection in your account in almost any size, and
then post it to any Web site that allows including objects. This is similar to
embedding a YouTube video. Adding music to slideshows is coming in the next
Other New Features and Improvements Include:
- Introduced two new Themes: Baby Boy and Baby Girl.
- Premium users: there is now a way to disable displaying Best Fit in the Add to
Cart window. If you force cropping in your price list to be Centered or Fit,
Best Fit will be disabled.
- Option added under Customizing Visitor View > Options to hide pagination from
thumbnail pages and force all thumbnails to be loaded all the time.
- Added new Subcategories:
- Sports > Skating > Roller Derby
- Sports > Skating > Figure Skating
- Sports > Skating > Speed Skating
- Sports > Jump Rope
- Transportation > Fire Department
- Architecture & Structures > Temple
- Search field styling was updated on all Visitor View pages, it is now rounded
and more elegant
- The popular software program Photo
now offers built-in support for uploading photos directly to your
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