Facebook like button & pro sales reports
For next week: more Facebook integration
Here’s a preview of what will go live next Thursday evening (Aug 13th):
When someone likes your photos in SmugMug or Journal styles, or in Lightbox, it goes in their Facebook feeds for their friends to see. Pros tell us it’s a major component of their marketing, and most others tell us it’s huge for sharing. Much like SEO, the more your site is mentioned across the web, the more traffic you’ll have coming back to you. Google (plus potential clients & fans) love that.
To opt out globally, just disable the Quick Share feature that will appear in your Control Panel’s Settings tab. Otherwise, by default, it will follow your normal privacy settings: visible when the share button is enabled, which you can set with any gallery’s Easy Sharing option in Gallery Settings. It won’t appear in password-protected galleries or on photos that you’ve hidden.
Better .csv sales reports for pros
Check out your sales history page and bask in the splendor of not 1 but 4 downloadable spreadsheets! Now you can see filtered versus full history and detailed versus order details.
And now we include various features like coupons, taxes, branding, and packages. The big objective is to provide fully filterable data that you can inspect and query and mash around to your heart’s content. No duplications, no hand editing…
Just add columns and define formulas, or use built in features of your spreadsheet. Want more gory details?
Selling bulk digital downloads
If you’ve priced digital downloads at a gallery or portfolio level, a new option appears when logged-out users click the buy button: Buy all digital downloads. It’s an easy way for customers to select a digital version of every photo in the gallery with a click.
Enhancements and a bug fix
As a result of user testing, the Simple Uploader got some UI love that included automatically starting uploads–saving a click–and better feedback on the progress of uploads.
The free trial signup page was simplified and prettified, making you look even more savvy when you recommend SmugMug to a friend.
And finally, we fixed a bug where the date selector for statistics closes without letting you pick an end date.
Did you see that we’re giving away a free 20×30 MetalPrint from Bay Photo on Facebook?
All the best,
The SmugMug Family