Self Fulfilled Products can be used to sell almost anything on your site. You can use to to sell prints and products not fulfilled by our partner vendor labs. You can also use it to sell services such as Photo Sessions and Photo Retouching. This guide covers how to use the Self Fulfilled products feature to sell Photo Sessions to your clients through your site.
Please note: the ability to sell Self Fulfilled products is only available through the Pro and Advanced plans.
You can see a demo site that uses the Self Fulfilled products to sell Photo Sessions at this link.
Here is the basic outline of how to use the Self Fulfilled products feature to sell Photo Sessions.
- Create a Gallery to place all the types of Sitting Sessions (e.g. One Hour Session, Two House Session, Three Hour Session with Makeup, etc). you want to make available. You may want to later make a link to this gallery from the site menu. If you want it only to be seen from the site menu, you may also want to later place the Public Gallery in a Private Group.
- Add photos to the Gallery that represent the different types of sessions. Be sure to add Title and Caption information giving session details.
When the above steps are complete, you will have created a way for clients to select and choose a studio sitting session of their choice. Next, you will need to create a Self-fulfilled Product for each type and a connecting Price List.
- Create a Self-fulfilled Product for EACH type of client sitting session. At the bottom of the Edit Product page, is the Shipping section where you can select "This product has no shipping" - and click Save.
- Create a Price List for EACH of these sessions and then assign ONLY your session (Self-fulfilled Product) to each corresponding Price List. You will set your session price here. Make sure Cropping is set to Center or Fit. You may want to customize the presentation to only show products in one list since there is only one product.
- Assign each Price List to the corresponding Photograph in the Dashboard.
Your clients will click on the photograph for the sitting they would like to purchase. After selecting Buy, the pop-up will display the self-fulfilled product (Session) you have set up. When checking out the Shipping Method should show FREE if you have set product to not have shipping.
Please also see this video on how to use the Self Fulfilled products features to sell Client Photo Sessions and other services through your site.