As we slip into the holidays, we figured that it would be great to get a whole bunch of frequently requested features into the product. So we’re happy to announce a slew of new functionality that has been made possible by an entire rewrite of our e-commerce engine.
More Print Vendors
AdoramaPix and ExposureManager join EZ Prints as automated printing/shipping solutions for your website. We think you’ll be very surprised and pleased at the level of quality and responsiveness of these two services. We certainly were. I’ll have more information on this partnership in another blog post.
FotoQuote 6 Integration
Our good friend and photographer proponent, Cradoc Bagshaw, released fotoQuote Pro 6 earlier this year, and we’re very pleased to offer the updated pricing information to enable rights-managed sales within your PhotoShelter website. The new release includes the oft-requested usage packs and regional support that I’m sure will make some of you very happy. Cradoc has also set up a great discount until the end of the year on his software products in our Member Offers area.
Easier Sales Configuration
We’ve simplified the sales setup within your PhotoShelter account and created much more consistency in the user interface. We’ve also made the creation of self-fulfilled products (e.g. an autographed book) much easier by significantly reducing the number of steps.
Taxation varies by jurisdiction — whether at a state or country level. In order to satisfy the taxation requirements of our very broad user base, we’ve created a tax table. You can determine what you want to tax, whether it should be assessed as a VAT tax, and what the rate should be on a state or country level.
There are a bunch of other changes that we’ve outlined in our feature history. Just log in to your account to see the changes and start taking advantage of them. This month, we’re also offering a 30-day trial of our website customization features for free through our Starter account. So if you’ve been waiting for an excuse to sign up, now is a great time to do it.
In addition to the new features that are announced today, a major component of the new code will be better reliability and easier extensibility. We’ll have some great new features early next year to build upon our e-commerce engine that I think you’ll really like. Stay tuned!