Stunning. Inventive. Magical. These are a few words one might use to describe the work of Kerry Ellis, the creative powerhouse behind Black Cat Photography.
See her entire portfolio right here.
Our popular white, 15-ounce ceramic photo mugs come printed with your favorite photo, then filled with a variety of rich, luxurious gourmet hot chocolate or melt-in-your-mouth candy cane caramels.
Candy mugs come filled with buttery caramel balls dressed in a festive, candy-sprinkled peppermint cover. Exclusively ours from Marich Confectionery.
Cocoa mugs come filled with four single-serve packs of Stephen’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa in a special two-flavor collection: milk chocolate and candycane. The smoothest and creamiest cocoa in the world!
They are $19.95.
Pros can price and sell these at a profit. In your pricing tool, you’ll see them listed on top after you click on the merchandise tab. Pricing help.
All the best,
The SmugMug family
The two EZ Prints products are available to all subscribers, the two Bay Photo products are available to pro subscribers and their customers.
Pros: we zeroed your pricing for these products so your customers won’t see them in the shopping cart until you set prices.
Here are various versions of the catalog with these products added. Note how the URLs end (P means prices are showing):
These are products the SmugMug team buys for work and home and we hope you enjoy them like we do.
All the best,
The SmugMug family
By popular demand from exotic lands like Iceland with exotic alphabets, we bring you UTF-8 (international character) keyword support.
Love shooting but hate correcting? You’ll find relief in the buy menu from ShootDotEdit.
If you force Thumbnails Style for a gallery, you can now choose to display all thumbs on a single page. Or you can enable pagination for larger galleries.
And may 8 bugs rest in peace, including a foul one that placed the big image in SmugMug style bottom left instead of upper right where it belonged. This bug surfaced on some browsers when the zoom was above 100%.
With our latest release, you can now make a card for your customer and price it at your pro pricing I’ve had some questions from pros on how best to deal with selling cards, so here goes.
First, you need a good display gallery of the cards. Of course, we have cards.smugmug.com, but that won’t have your branding. Great in a pinch, but here’s another way, I’ve set up galleries on my site to show off our 5×7 cards and our 4×8 cards.
How to do this? It takes only a couple minutes, and I’ve made step-by-step instructions here on Dgrin.
Next, let your clients choose their holiday photo and then pick a card template, and some text to put on the card. You then make the card, when logged in, go to the photo in the client gallery and choose “Buy” then “create a card” – or, again, logged in, visit cards.smugmug.com and find the card you want, and click the ‘make this card’ link under the card, it will bring you right to the card maker Make the card, and on the ‘Create’ tab in the card maker, choose ‘just window shopping’ – the card will then be placed into your “My SmugMug Creations” gallery when finished. Go to that gallery, and use the tools menu to choose ‘Move to Gallery’ – and place it in a new gallery just for your client – e.g., ‘The Smith Family Holiday Card’.
Last step – you’ll want to price this card at your pro pricing – so, choose tools, set prices, and first apply $0 to all products, then type in your prices for the cards. Click save and voila, your done!
We welcomed several new card designers this year and expanded our selection of 5×7 folded and 4×8 cards to over 200! You can see them at http://cards.smugmug.com.
With this release, pros can price and sell cards for a profit. If you’re a pro, you’ll need to choose EZ Prints as the lab for the gallery where you’ll sell finished cards for your clients. Then you’ll see the fields in the pricing tool to enter prices:
Three important new features:
- Last year you had to choose a photo first, and browse the designs by the small thumbnails in the card creator. Now, if you prefer, you can browse the large previews on cards.smugmug.com, choose your favorite, and make a card straight from there.
- Anyone can now order one of your finished card designs, whether they have a SmugMug account or not. However, only SmugMug subscribers can create their own cards, and they can only use their own images.
- The following HTML tags in photo captions will now be preserved in lightbox view when someone clicks on an image in your gallery to see it bigger:
We hope this release makes for happy holidays!
All the best,
The SmugMug Family
EDIT 11/20: We’re hearing lots about wanting customers to be able to pick their own card designs and make them from your photos. We’re working hard on that but unfortunately don’t have a day to give you for when the feature will go live.