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Pro tip: Sell Downloads and Don’t Leave Money on the Table

February 25, 2014

Hey there, Portfolio and Business photographers: We’ve heard that a lot of you didn’t know that you could make money selling digital files on SmugMug. And maybe there are those of you who did know, but still weren’t sure about how to get  going.

Your photo clients may not always be looking for just traditional paper prints. So we’re here to show you that with just a few extra clicks, you can start selling digital photos and videos in addition to your usual physical print items.

Our latest pro article spotlights this commercial conundrum. We discuss why digital sales are essential to most any photographers’ businesses… and how you can get set up so that you’re not leaving money on the table.

Read the full article now on SmugMug Academy >>

  1. Terri Cage
    February 25, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Love the option but I put up proofs and always send the client a new image afterward. Sometime they have already started using it. Wish there was a proof delay as there is with prints and merchandise b

    Thank you Terri Cage

  2. February 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Proof delay is a must. Please – soon.

  3. March 26, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I’m looking for a way to sell a number of digital downloads for a certain price, as in a package. If I have a gallery of 300 photos from a game, and want to be able to offer say, 10 digital downloads for $25… but otherwise want to sell a single digital download for $5.00 a piece. Is there a way to do this?

    • March 26, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Hi Shawn, right now Packages can only include physical items, but you can do what you’re asking for using Coupons. Try creating an Amount Off or Percent Off coupon and set a “Minimum Purchase” value, like $25, so it only kicks in after your customers have added a certain amount into their shopping carts. Hope this helps, but let our Support Heroes know if you have more questions: http://help.smugmug.com/customer/portal/emails/new

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