Print Store Sales by Collage - what?

  • 26 October 2021
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I’m a little confused by the new print store, Collage.

It says we earn 20% of every sale.

WHAT? Why would I choose that?

If I do the traditional print store, and sell a print for (example) $10, but it costs me $1 to get from the lab. Then I make $9.

But if I do the print store by collage, I would only make $2! 

I am really thinking I must be confused bc why would anyone choose that option???


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I’m a little confused by the new print store, Collage.

It says we earn 20% of every sale.

WHAT? Why would I choose that?

If I do the traditional print store, and sell a print for (example) $10, but it costs me $1 to get from the lab. Then I make $9.

But if I do the print store by collage, I would only make $2! 

I am really thinking I must be confused bc why would anyone choose that option???

Thank you for this post Gretchen - I keep searching for information on what is the benefit since it would be a good add on option with the ability to add my own pricing.  But -  I don’t get it.  You must choose One or the other and then a fixed 20%.  I hope this is not the direction of this product :-(  

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Hey @MarkMalec 

So I’ve been a loyal shootproof user for MANY years (almost 8 I think?) and I have sold photos through the sales option of the galleries that entire time. Always worked great for me.

And I was on the survey committee for this new product but I definitely did not understand that this was the direction of this project. The WHOLE POINT of being in business is to make money. By this system, it seems like all I’m doing is being a vehicle for some other company (the photo retailer) to make money. I definitely don’t understand it. I think that I must be confused because this definitely doesn’t make sense. I’m standing by for (hopefully!) more information from SP.

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I’ve switched all my galleries to the Print Store just to see how it would go with my clients. So far, not one order….crickets! I wish the collage website looked a little more high end, but maybe SP has a plan for this new offering?

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Hi Everyone,

I can understand where you are coming from if you are currently using a traditional print store option (using a lab of your choice and setting your own prices. The print store has been set up at THIS stage to accommodate those photographers currently not offering ANY kind of print sales - more so the digitals only, shoot and burn type. In this instance, the setup of the store allows them to take a step into offering products directly through their galleries without any additional legwork required by them - in particular, they don't need to order from the lab, ship, etc as that is all handled in the print store  - even the pricing is set. (This element re. pricing may become more of an optional element in the future for photographers to set their own pricing, but in the initial rollout stage it is set for them).


Photographers who already offer prints etc. can still avail of the print store by first delivering the gallery using the traditional store, allowing clients to purchase and pay for orders using the traditional store with photographer pricing, and once the order has been paid for, they can then switch the store to the print store to allow for additional add on purchases of products there - with anything purchased being a bonus income that they perhaps otherwise wouldn't have made.

I am going to change the label on this from a question to a conversation to allow others to chime in about their experience with the Collage print store thus far.

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That makes sense, Ashley. Thank you for your response!

 

-Fran

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I sell sports related photos specifically, so team and individual green screen images placed on custom templates..

I sell in one gallery digital files only and exclude all team photos being one person could buy and then share that file over and over..

In another gallery i sell prints only and in this no restriction of team items so a full gallery available for those who want prints.

I give up 10.00 to near 30.00 per sale to use shootproof, I love the service I've been with them for 8 years or more.

I can not fathom giving up more profit than i do now.. so collage doesn't make sense to me.

I do not sell packages, i only sell A la carte and let parents decide what is important to them,  i also place a minimum order amount of 35.00 on prints and 30.00 for digital files

Even with that i can not see the sense in having a collage.com gallery only and only making 20% and or I have a tough enough time to get parents to buy by a specific date and to create another gallery so they are charged separately from their first order just would be a lot to ask imo... 

 

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