We have several exciting features in the works and one option we currently offer is for you to sell your work to clients after the proofing process.
If your client has selected and paid for 10 photos out of 100 during the photo process they can always return to their account area and purchase the digital download of any of the unselected ones.
To activate this feature go to the current project and click on the red “Enable selling” button. Setup a price per download and click on the confirm button. You can set different prices per project. Once you do this your clients can sign into their account area and a purchase option will be available for photos that haven’t had their digital download released to the client. All your clients need to do is click the purchase icon and follow the instructions to purchase the digital download. (Please note that the minimum price per photo is $5)
Depending on the plan you are signed up on your client projects may have an expiry date.
What happens when a project expiries?
All original uploads are deleted from system and storage space will be recycled.
If any online galleries are setup they will be deleted.
You will still be able to view your projects and the photo thumbnails within it however your client will no longer be able to view the project in the account area. Product purchases are therefore also unavailable to them.
This means that we will release the full resolution files for your client to download. Depending on the files you uploaded these may be print quality, watermark free photos. Photos in the scrapbook are not made available for download.If you have selling digital downloads enabled, you clients can only allow to buy unrelease downloads photos. Please follow the following steps to release or unrelease downloads,
Go to particular project page and click on setting icon to see more options. Then, click on “Publish this project” if you haven’t published this project before, this will allow your client to view all your work in current project.
If you want to release all photo downloads to your client, click the button “Release downloads”, and then click on Release all media.
If you want to release individual or some of photo downloads, mouse over on the photo you want to release, and click on the lock icon on the tooltip
Votaphoto takes transaction fee – 15% of your sale amount, when you are enrolled with the Free plan. For Premium plan members, the transaction fee is absolutely 0.
However, credit card processing fees will be charged by third party online payment service provider. We currently work with Stripe. (Click here to see the rates for United States users. Rates may vary depending on your country)
Votaphoto works with Stripe, a better and easier way to accept your client’s payments online and deposit directly to your local bank account on 2-7 days rolling basis (depending on the country you are located in). Votaphoto is in the role of displaying payment form interface to your clients before they can make the payment to you via Stripe while not getting involved to the transfer flow (except for the additional 15% transaction fee applied to the Free account users).
Stripe collects credit card processing fee of each of your sales. Click here to see the rate. Rates may vary according to the country you are located in.
To start this, login to your admin control panel and click on “Store” > “Accepting payments”. Then, click on the “Connect button” to complete the Stripe registration form. After that, your Stripe account will be connected to Votaphoto automatically. Now, you are ready to get paid from your clients!
To view sales transactions in your Stripe account, simply login to Stripe and click on “Payments” from left menu.
Votaphoto can charge applicable sales tax on behalf of you from your clients. To setup your tax name and tax rate, please click on “Sales tax” under the “Sales & Payment” option from the top menu.You can also set different tax rates for per client. To do so open the edit client account page and uncheck “Use system default” and enter the sales tax rate for that particular client.
Yes, the currency is tied into your Stripe account. Change your currency in your Stripe account will change the currency you are accepting from your client.
Yes, from your admin control area, click on “Store” -> “Sales report” from the top menu. Search the transaction you want and click on it to view the transaction details. You can then click the “Client receipt” link which is next to the transaction number.Please note that your clients are sent their receipt link as well as payment confirmations via email.
Setting up your own domain is easy and only takes the following two steps:
Let’s say your domain name is abcstudio.com, simply login to your domain registrar and add a subdomain. For example gallery.abcstudio.com, in this case, “gallery” is the subdomain. Here are some instructions for popular domain registrars:
Once you have that setup please let us know what your custom domain is as well as the subdomain you created by logging into your admin area and going to the “Custom domain” section of your settings. Once we have verified that your subdomain has been setup correctly, that subdomain will correctly point to our system. Please allow for up to 24-48 hours for domain verification.
No, unless your are using Free plan. If this is the case for you, you have the choice to delete unnecessary files or upgrade your plan in order to upload more files