How do you handle preorders / prepayments for things like school pictures?
Best answer by Carrie Swails
@Vicky Long Yep. I collect the payment outside of Shootproof. That said, you could potentially also restructure school picture payments to better fit the tools available to you. I do that a lot. Especially when I come across programs that are as awesome as Shootproof. I’ve been on other platforms and the customer service here at Shootproof and their responsiveness to customer ideas is simply unparalleled. I might consider charging a small fee for the photo itself and include one simple easy print and access to an online gallery with the option of paying for more prints. That way you can get those parents in the door and paying for a photo, while still upselling them more print sales. That said, I’m not a school picture photographer. I am a photographer though, who is also a third-grade teacher.
Anyway, the nice thing about the codes is that you don’t have to manually track them once you email them out. You could create a simple email template and then copy and paste the email address in with the code and let things happen however they happen once you send it. I don’t know if that’s helpful, but if you and or @Jonathan at TechEdge have more ideas about this topic you can submit them as ideas in the “Share Your Ideas” forum and gain some votes to help Shootproof consider creating more custom options for this.