Last night, we released some new code, including some bug fixes:
Unfortunately, smugmug doesn’t allow you to track ‘at cost’ (ie, no custom pro pricing) sales. Luckily, there’s a way to get very close.
Simply price all of your items you’d like to track a mere $0.01 higher than smugmug’s base price. In the Custom Pro Pricing tool, the quick pricing feature makes this a breeze.
For example, if 4x6s normally sell for $0.29, they’ll now sell for $0.30 from your account – very close to ‘at cost’, and yet, you’ll see the purchases appear in your normal sales reports.
Lots of our Pros already do this, but apparently not everyone. We’ll think of a better way to explain it in our help sections and alongside the tools, but for now, here’s a great tip:
Simply go to the Custom Pro Pricing tool and choose to set pricing on your entire Portfolio. Enter $0.00 in all the boxes (you can do this easily by using the quick pricing options on the top of the tool). Save your pricing using the ‘update pricing’ button at the bottom of the form.
Now, no-one will ever be able to buy photos ‘at cost’ from you ever again. Now you can individually price specific galleries and/or photos to your specific pricing and it will override the $0.00 Portfolio pricing.
Found some more buggies and squashed them!
Whew! As always, let us know if there’s a problem you’re seeing that we haven’t fixed!
We didn’t say too much about our new home page with all the, erem, loud colors — but we were sure we’d hear about the hot pink, the green that clashes, the button that’s lighter pink than the rest…
But all we’ve heard is good so far… If you hate it tell us why!
The main thing we’re concerned with is does it work, as measured by the conversion % of people who click through from Google ads and then sign up. If the only real problem is to be ignored, doesn’t seem like we’ll have that problem.
Why are we the only photo sharing site with black pages?
As always, we had a small number of bugs. They’ve been fixed, and we’ll contiue to fix more as we find them.
Maybe a few more minor ones I haven’t mentioned, but I think that’s mostly it.
The first phase of our new layout system is complete. On the surface, only the homepage, header, and footer changed much. Deeper, though, the framework has been laid to finally remove all table-based layout and go completely with style sheets. Hopefully you’ll see much easier, more powerful customization in the near future.