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How do you "deliver" your photos to the client?

 
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Aug 17, 2016 12:50 |  #16

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A while back I used Dropbox myself but it's ugly, unbranded and clumsy at best. I was looking to somehow integrate a distribution from my site (Wordpress at that time) and wasn't satisfied with many of the choices as I was also looking for fulfilment for prints. I checked out a few and finally settled on SmugMug. I'm at the first payment tier (not the pro) and while I can't do multiple price lists (which would be nice and maybe in the future) it does give easy access to customer files within a few clicks. Folders can also be password protected to keep unauthorized access. A nice feature for boudoir clients.

I have to say, their online design process is a bit clumsy but once you get the hang of it making changes becomes easier. You can click on the first link in my signature line below to see how I use their service for portfolio, clients and general event photography.

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While I deliver RE images via TourBuzz (external link), for many other purposes, I use ShootProof (external link). Unlike Smugmug, ShootProof (external link) does not charge a commission on sales and I can sell images for cost or give them away if I want without paying an additional fee to ShootProof (external link). The cost is reasonable, the website is clean and easy to use for both me and my clients, and the only additional charges I get are for credit card fees.


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Aug 17, 2016 19:31 |  #17

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While I deliver RE images via TourBuzz (external link), for many other purposes, I use ShootProof (external link). Unlike Smugmug, ShootProof (external link) does not charge a commission on sales and I can sell images for cost or give them away if I want without paying an additional fee to ShootProof (external link). The cost is reasonable, the website is clean and easy to use for both me and my clients, and the only additional charges I get are for credit card fees.

Thanks for the info Richard. So I gather that ShootProof is a printing company and handles print fulfilment? I only took a cursory look at their site. I didn't delve into it. I'll do that later when I have more time.


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Aug 17, 2016 20:22 |  #18

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Thanks for the info Richard. So I gather that ShootProof is a printing company and handles print fulfilment? I only took a cursory look at their site. I didn't delve into it. I'll do that later when I have more time.

No they don't print. They have partnerships with several labs that they send any orders too. You get to choose the labs, prices, products, ect. When there is an order, it is sent to the lab you have selected and then either drop shipped to your client or shipped to you. Shootproof collects from the client, pays the lab, deducts credit card charges and sends you the balance. You can also have the orders sent to you and you take it from there if you want. In that case, Shootproof just handles the payment for you.


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Aug 17, 2016 21:00 |  #19

I use Shoot Proof as well for digital and print fulfilment. It's cheap and you don't have to pay the crazy Pro price of Smugmug.


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Aug 21, 2016 21:41 |  #20

Good to know. Thanks for the info.


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Aug 28, 2016 21:21 |  #21

I've been using DropBox for years and have never had an issue with it. Every once in a while I get a client who can't figure out how to click three buttons so I made a "how to' PFT for Mac and PC users with screenshots showing the exact steps.


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Jun 08, 2017 07:07 |  #22

I know this thread is old, but I can't seem to find WeTransfer in here.

It's a neat and simple website www.wetransfer.com (external link) for the sole prupose of sending large file (sets).

It even has an macOS app (external link) (I don't use the app, the website is sufficient for me)


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Jul 14, 2017 04:34 |  #23

I compress the shots to a single .zip file, save to Dropbox and provide the download link via email to the client as well as creating an album for each property on my Flickr account.

In Washington State, so long as I deliver via digital transfer, I do not have to collect sales tax. The income from licensing fees are considered "Royalties" and not subject to sales tax. If I deliver a tangible, physical "product" (CD, thumbdrive, data card) I now have a sale of physical goods instead of service and have to collect sales taxes.


Seems silly, but that is the way it is in this state. None of the agents I work with have had a problem and it speeds the process compared to getting a physical item back to the them. I frequently edit and deliver photos same day and have never more than 20 hours from shoot to delivery.


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Jul 25, 2017 03:22 |  #24

You can transfer the processed photos using FTP or file sharing sites like Dropbox, Wetransfer etc.


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