Zenfolio provides a flexible e-commerce platform that allows selling of prints and other products from your photographs. You can sell products from our partner vendors, your own self-fulfilled products, digital products for download, and all types of products packaged together as you see fit.
Please see this video to see a demonstration of the steps required to sell through your site.
Selling General OutlineHere are the general steps you will need to follow to start selling your work through your site.
- Fill out the Payout Profile info. This is where you set how you would like to receive your profits.
- Create a Price List.
- Add Products to the Price List.
- Set the Prices for those products.
- Assign the Price List to your galleries.
For Digital Download products and Self Fulfilled products, you will need to create the products first then add them to the price list the same way Vendor Products are added.
Starter subscribers can sell their photos using base lab prices. Pro and Advanced subscribers can set their own prices, create self-fulfilled products, and digital products under Selling in the main menu. Selecting Selling takes you directly to the Selling Overview.
Selling OverviewSelling Overview provides a quick review of your current sales information. Pending Orders shows how many orders from your website are in the process of being completed, as well as which orders may need attention to complete their processing. Shortcuts to modifying the information shown are made available.
A brief overview on Getting Started with Selling can also be found in this area. We highly suggest you read this overview if you are interesting in selling your photographs.
If you're ready to take your passion to the next level, our flexible e-commerce platform enables you to easily print your photos and sell them.
Getting Started Selling ProductsIf you are interested in selling self-fulfilled products, digital products, or packaging these products into groups for sale, this will need to be setup first.
- Self-fulfilled Products need to be defined, including how they will be shipped and how you will accept payment.
- Digital Products must be setup with a specific license agreement for how the product may be used.
- Packages need to be defined with a set selling price.
Selling products fulfilled by Zenfolio partner labs is the easiest solution as they are already pre-defined. Once all the products have been created, they will need to be added and configured in a price list, before they can be added to any photograph or sets of photographs. Price Lists explain in detail the process of creating, configuring, and implementing a price list for your products. After your price lists have been implemented, you will want to use Reports to keep track of sales, and transferring payouts for sales completed.
If you are ready to start selling products fulfilled by Zenfolio partners, please go directly to Price Lists.
Selling Preferences include:
- Pending Orders – Orders in the process of completion which may need modifying or approving
- Price Lists – Lists of available products and their pricing specified in relation to a set of photographs
- Vendor Products – A list of vendor partners with Zenfolio, their available products and specifics on their services
- Self-fulfilled Products – Products fulfilled by you, which can be sold though the shopping cart
- Digital Products – Downloadable versions of your photographs, complete with specific licensing information
- Creating Packages – Products grouped under a set price
- Coupons – Discounts you may offer to your clients and customers
- Gift Certificates – Cash value certificate code for clients and customers
- Reports and Payments – Sales reports, account statements, and payouts for sales completed
- Clients Communications – settings for business e-mail address and custom messages for the shopping cart
- Sales Tax – regional sales tax settings
- VAT – regional value added tax
- Selling Globally on Zenfolio
- Disable Print Ordering
For vendor products, we use only the best print vendors in the industry with a proven record of quality and attention to detail. You can take advantage of our complete integration with these vendors, enabling you to track an order from the time it was placed through printing, packaging, and shipping.