When comparing, there is much to be considered.
When comparing companies, price is not the only thing to be considered. At first glance, we may not seem to be the least expensive, but time is money and at the end of the day, we might be. Other companies may have a lower base price but then you have to add $10.00 to $20.00 dollars for hosting, pay for site design, spend extra time without the convenience of our exporting tools and integrated solutions, etc., which are all included with the MorePhotos base price. $49 is the investment, but how much you benefit from that $49 is your Return On Investment, which is the best aspect to compare.
Website Design - A $49.00 MorePhotos website includes optional tools to build your own site and maintain it at all times. Cost to create your own website can run $250.00 to $2500.00 plus updates, not to mention time waiting for your designer.
Integrated Solutions – Photo One, Successware, Quickbooks – one click and all your data is posted in these other software programs from the MorePhotos system.
Let's say it takes about 2 hours a month to enter the data by hand and your time is worth $10.00 an hour - $20.00 a month savings. If your time is worth $20.00 per hour - $40.00 savings.
School Photographers – PhotoLynx & DRUMS Users – time saved on these features is priceless.
Favorites Page – Allows customers to sort out their favorites in one area where they can access them easily. This saves a lot of your time (not having to sit with the customer) and saves the money otherwise spent on proof sheets (and proof sheets do not give you marketing advantages). Even the guest can set-up favorites and you can have the system automatically send reminder emails such as "you have two more days to order". This feature will save at least a couple of hours a month compared to doing these steps manually. $10.00 per hour - $20.00 savings; sitting with customer helping pick out photos, another two hours @ $10.00 per hour - $20.00 savings.
Album Proofing Tools – Photographers can post an album and their customer can log in, proof it and make notes on the bottom of each page. This will save several phone calls and meetings, and $10.00 per month.
Real Time Processing Credit Cards – If you are still manually handling credit cards, our real time feature will save you several hours @ $10.00 per hour. In the MorePhotos accounting department, it literally saved us at least two weeks!
Coming Soon Event – With this feature you can pre-post the upcoming event before you take the photos. By doing this the customer knows they are on the correct website and they can enter their email so you can notify them when the event is up, saving them the time and effort of checking back (or forgetting the event altogether, thus losing a sale). It will read something like this – ‘Thanks for coming to the Smith Event; The photos are not up yet but will be soon. If you would like to enter your email address here, we will notify you as soon as they are posted.’ Once you post the images, the system will ask if you want to send emails out. This automation saves time compared to phone calls (when is my event being posted?). Plus you will keep people better updated, which equals more sales.
High Resolution Downloads – You can offer high resolution images in the shopping cart. Digital files are growing in popularity.
Tax Profiles – This feature makes it easy for you to collect the correct amount of State, City, County, and Shipping Tax for your area. You set the parameters and the system computes the correct amount. This is updated each month. Not only saves you time but makes you accurate come tax day.
Price Sheets – Have as many as you like, plus change them on the fly. Because price sheets are different for weddings, senior portraits, and sports events, this will help you get events up quick. Each price sheet can contain unique product sizes, prices, products and specials. When uploading a new event, simply choose the appropriate price sheet and your event is ready for the public to purchase immediately.
Integrated Photo Labs – Set yourself apart from your competition, are you offering the latest products, metallic finishes, canvas wraps, and sports posters? We have many labs with unique products. Even if you print your own photos you may want to offer coffee mugs, calendars, trading cards etc. No problem, integrated photo labs are the solution. You can sell everything or just one product. Freedom of control!
Create Groups – Unlimited events! Take advantage of the ability to group events. Social photographers may group weddings, senior portraits and family portraits. Sports photographers may group according to high school name, type of sport or tournament name. The system will follow your folder structure so putting up a large sport event or a wedding with a few categories is made simple. This could save you an hour or two a month - $10.00 to $20.00.
Gift Certificates and Discount Codes – There are a lot of ways to use these options to help you save time and to make more money. Example: "Mr. Smith, you and your family are great customers, please use this code number from now on and it will give you 15% off all orders placed online." Example #2: "Mrs. White, you have a great facility. I was the photographer for Lisa Edwards event last weekend at your place and I took some shots you may like for your photo album of your facility. Here is a code number that will give you a couple of free photos. In return all I ask is for your referrals."
MorePhotos provides free listings on any or all of the following sites:
- Write a testimonial for us and we will post it on MorePhotos.com along with links back to your site.
- You can buy equipment or sell your old equipment on ProfessionalPhotographySupply.com.
- If your a wedding photographer, we will list your company and website by State and the regions where you do business on WeddingDetails.com.
- If you shoot parties, we will list your company and website by State and the regions where you do business on PartyDetails.com.
There are many things we have added to save you time and money and we are adding more all the time. We are constantly evolving and improving, and we respond to our customer's suggestions!