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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    so we've been doing this for a year already actually. Zenfolio offers the API to accomplish most things mentioned here. our system actually allows customer uploads of their own photos to Zenfolio, sends automatic emails from our account when a gallery is created for a customer asking them to setup a password (or to delete if they don't need it), and notifies them when it's about to expire. if customers don't use their galleries, it not only expires but gets automatically deleted to clear out the clutter. those emails by the way are fully customizable with HTML via Mandrill. i can even download a list of clients along with Zenfolio links so i can use 3rd party email marketing with direct links to their galleries.

    actually if there were enough people here interested i'll look into offering for others as well.

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    Hey all - let me know if you're interested in this and if you'd pay for such an app. We recently hired a developer to enable exporting details of all groups (client name, email, group URL etc) to then be imported into the email marketing service of my choice (currently using GetResponse). This way, I could send customized mass emails with sale announcements along with a client's unique link. For example:

    Dear [Name],

    It's holiday time and we're having a huge sale... Check out your photos at [Link] and order away!

    The name and link will be loaded from a database which is updated every time a new group is uploaded to Zenfolio. Additionally clients will be able to create their own password their first time and modify or request deletion of their photos.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    Hey all - let me know if you're interested in this and if you'd pay for such an app. We recently hired a developer to enable exporting details of all groups (client name, email, group URL etc) to then be imported into the email marketing service of your choice. This way, I could send customized mass emails with sale announcements along with a client's unique link. And you could add anything else to the email such as suggested in this idea. For example:

    Dear [Name],

    It's holiday time and we're having a huge sale... Check out your photos at [Link] and order away!

    The name and link will be loaded from a database which is updated every time a new group is uploaded to Zenfolio. Additionally clients will be able to create their own password their first time and modify or request deletion of their photos.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    Hey all - let me know if you're interested in this and if you'd pay for such an app. We recently hired a developer to enable exporting details of all groups (client name, email, group URL etc) to then be imported into the email marketing service of my choice (currently using GetResponse). This way, I could send customized mass emails with sale announcements along with a client's unique link. For example:

    Dear [Name],

    It's holiday time and we're having a huge sale... Check out your photos at [Link] and order away!

    The name and link will be loaded from a database which is updated every time a new group is uploaded to Zenfolio. Additionally clients will be able to create their own password their first time and modify or request deletion of their photos.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    alternatively, i'd like if they simply provide a customizable CSV download containing client email, group/gallery thumbnail, group name, group link as columns so that we could use our existing email marketing service. ZF is never going to be able to match Mailchimp or Getresponse in email marketing. It's not their core strength. They should just give us the necessary information in download form for us to reach out to our customers using a 3rd party. Or perhaps offer some way to export directly to MailChimp or GetResponse.

    http://zenfolio.uservoice.com/forums/75695-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4903133-enable-csv-download-with-group-gallery-name-share

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    i recently hired a developer to enable the exporting of group details (client name, email, group link) which can then be imported into my email marketing system (Mailchimp, Getresponse etc) for sending custom messages in a mass email for sale and other announcements. Why wait for Zenfolio to offer something that will never be as customizable as 3rd party email marketing software? Sure, it's going to cost me a good chunk up-front, but it's worth it.

    Not so sure anymore if I'll offer the solution to others (unless there's enough requests) as it will cost more $$ for that, but it also prompts the client to set up their own password for their gallery, which can be changed later by the user. Also if they decide they don't want their photos online, they can mark their gallery for deletion. It's almost done and it'll be awesome!

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    any possibility you guys are working on some new online photobook version together with Fundy?You like to promote their stuff lately on Facebook...

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    hello people! does anybody use these forums anymore? It seems so quiet around here. Come on, look at those photobooks. We're happy photobooks are available but they're so bland. No background templates. Text. Clipart. Very limited layouts. 50 page limit. I've noticed the function can hang requiring the customer to start from scratch. It's certainly not the most intuitive album apps online.

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    We have reviewed this, and while it’s not in our current roadmap for 2018, we realize this is an important feature and will reassess again for future consideration.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    This suggestion really should be expanded to all categories. Custom templates should be an option for all products. Obviously any custom templates would have to fit the printing constraints for that particular item. And let's not forget about photobooks too.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    Basically they need to provide a link to the photo that does not include the gallery ID. the gallery ID should be scrambled and only work in combination with the photo ID, but not alone. the favorites set as well should not provide access to the full gallery. that's the suggestion/request.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    similar to your request, i've been looking for a way to share photos without revealing the entire gallery. when sharing an individual photo, the URL contains the gallery ID. using the direct links is a bit more secure, but the gallery ID is still there even if visitors need to tinker to figure how to use it.

    i'm not even sure adding selections to your favorites and sharing the favorites folder fully protects this. they need to scramble the gallery id so you can't see the whole gallery so easily.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    Great idea!

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    Has been suggested already. Remove your vote from the new suggestion and vote on existing ideas if you want them to get noticed with more votes. Otherwise you have duplicate ideas that all have 1 vote.

    http://zenfolio.uservoice.com/forums/75695-feature-suggestions/suggestions/5055860-seeing-a-customer-s-shopping-cart

    http://zenfolio.uservoice.com/forums/75695-feature-suggestions/suggestions/3245460-instaproofs-has-a-way-to-track-abandoned-carts-and

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    well if they share the cart with you, you can see the contents and either guide them or make changes and share it back with them. i'm guessing you'd need to email the cart back to them after making any additional changes. this does address your issue.

    others have requested the same for the favorites folder. i feel ZF made an active decision to require clients to share either their cart or their favorites before it can be viewed. personally, it's pretty obvious you wouldn't contact a customer unless they requested help (or MAYBE if the cart has been inactive for a few days, an automated email can go out offering phone/web support).

    but like you request, when i call Best Buy, they know what's in my cart and can make adjustments in real-time without the need for sharing any cart. so it can be done.

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    i haven't actually launched our service yet (still preparing and uploading photos), though i have played around with the platform A LOT. someone just needs to test (or ask support) whether the changes affect the original shared cart or just on your own computer. if the latter, it just means you have a second step of sharing it back with them.

    another possible use of this function could be pre-configuring 2-3 products for clients and send a ready cart for them to checkout. they could remove the ones they don't want and just pay without messing around. do the work for them and they might bite.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    interesting. i'm curious, if they share their cart with you via email (via share this cart option), do your changes affect their cart or are they in essence sending a copy of their cart which only you can finalize and checkout? but if you wanted them to approve your changes, you'd need again to share the cart with them via email?

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    until this is implemented, you might consider putting a link on a custom page for requesting remote help using something like join.me, gotoassist, or logmein. this way you can help LIVE, viewing their screen and even controlling their computer - without relying on their perception of the problem and otherwise having back-and-forth over the phone about a simple issue. join.me has worked well for us on occasion (we're new to zenfolio, but we've used it in general for customers).

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    good idea, but make your vote count by voting for the existing suggestion which already has 130+ votes:

    http://zenfolio.uservoice.com/forums/75695-feature-suggestions/suggestions/1259123-a-client-gift-registry

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    While there are still customization areas to improve on, One Vision Imaging now offers Lay Flat Books through Zenfolio so overseas users can buy and offer those to their clients.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    yes! custom layouts, captions, clipart. and not only on a transactional basis, but i'd like to be able to upload templates that stay in the account for our clients to use. perhaps you could make extra templates available for purchase just like you have the TripleScoop partnership for music. Pay extra for more card and book templates. IPI has lots of templates. Photogize, for example, sells their templates on its platform.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    alternatively, i'd like if they simply provide a customizable CSV download containing client email, group/gallery thumbnail, group name, group link as columns so that we could use our existing email marketing service. ZF is never going to be able to match Mailchimp or Getresponse in email marketing. It's not their core strength. They should just give us the necessary information in download form for us to reach out to our customers using a 3rd party. Or perhaps offer some way to export directly to MailChimp or GetResponse.

    http://zenfolio.uservoice.com/forums/75695-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4903133-enable-csv-download-with-group-gallery-name-share

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    this is all part of a request that has been made several times but which gets rehashed in new suggestions rather than voting and commenting on existing ones... so they don't get noticed with 1 vote. Granted you may be out of votes, but you can comment. ZF needs someone to direct traffic here to existing suggestions so this site actually works.

    http://zenfolio.uservoice.com/forums/75695-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4993333-enhanced-price-list-catalogs-for-printing-or-pdf

    Similar is the request for a better, more visual product catalog. The part of pricing you mention is something that certainly should go along with this.

    http://zenfolio.uservoice.com/forums/75695-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4742602-pinterest-style-product-catalog

    http://zenfolio.uservoice.com/forums/75695-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4652548-a-better-visual-to-show-products-offered-

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    similar suggestions have been made in the past. I've posted on uservoice too. this really shouldn't be something to vote on and then wait years for implementation. customers need visual catalogs. And it's hard to for us to put this together on our own without quick access to all the product images.

    Something similar to what you're suggesting is what you see on Target, Wlagreens and other big brand websites - often offered via ShopLocal for their weekly circulars - interactive digital catalogs - http://www.shoplocal.com/about/solutions.html.

    But generally speakin, the catalog must be more visual.

    Let's take a simple example:
    http://www.newegg.com/Electronics/Store

    Each product has an image, price and brief description. Now imagine if you visited this Newegg page and there were no pictures - just text. How many products would you click on to see more info/image before you lost interest or decided to shop elsewhere?

    If that's not convincing enough, how about if you visited a DATING site and there were no pictures of the girls or guys. You have to click first to see the picture. How many profiles would you click before you lost interest? I don't know about you, but if there's no picture, I'm moving on unless I'm really bored or desperate.

    A picture is worth a million words! Pictures come first, then come the details. It's a lot easier to make a quick decision when presented with dozens of product images, than comparing dozens of product descriptions.

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    photoguy92849 commented  · 

    Agreed. Same goes for books. they should be able to add text, other elements, change formatting etc.

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