Thursday, March 24, 2011

New 'Like' and 'Dislike' voting buttons available

You can now give your visitors a chance to vote on your pictures they like or dislike by enabling the buttons 'like' and 'dislike' buttons displayed below each photo. Visitors can click any of these buttons to express their opinions.

The buttons can be both hidden, or only the 'like' button can be made visible for those who do not need a dislike option. The voting results can be also set up in a way as to 1. hide both like and dislike counts 2. show only likes 3. show both.

Once someone has liked or disliked a photo, the button is changed to a cancel link which makes it possible to cancel the choice for the photo. This feature can be used to either get others' opinions on your pictures, or as a means of communication with your customers who may select photos this way.

The buttons are displayed in the comments' section below each photo in the right bottom part of the website and the results can be seen above this section if you choose to have them displayed.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Provide your customers with product packages

Enterprise users can from now on, manage product packages and provide package prices for their customers. A package is a set of products - with its own price - that can be ordered the same way a single product can be.

There are two types of packages :  single-image and multi-image packages. With the single-image packages the customers simply select the desired photos and the whole package is added to the cart. With the multi-image packages the customers are presented with a drag and drop interface where desired photos are assigned to package slots.

First step of the package creation :  you can see the package creation page in the screenshot below. Note, that you do not set a price at the package creation stage - as for each product, you set a price in the price list in which you wish the package to be included.

Second step :  as you can see in the screenshot below, a package can be enabled or disabled in your price lists just as individual products can and the price can be likewise set to match your needs.

The packages can be used for marketing purposes, for example to provide free products along with a product, provide package prices, or to simplify common orders. Your customers can see your package in the new product category "Packages". Single-image packages can be added to the shopping cart by simply selecting a quantity. Multi image packages are added to the shopping cart using a package filler, which you can see in the screenshot below.