Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 19, 2011
BlueMelon (http://www.bluemelon.com), has considerably extended the functionality of their account covering the needs of professional photographers and artists who want to sell their work online. By extending the basic functionality, such as convenient price list management and watermarking, they succeeded in creating a comprehensive solution with advanced presentation and selling features. The major enhancements include customer registration, customers’ photo uploading, two-way shopping cart sharing, discount coupons, and product packages.
In reply to the question “How would you describe the recent development of BlueMelon?”, Miroslav Liska, the BlueMelon CEO replied: “We at BlueMelon consider the recent development a success since we managed to extend our services to create a solid platform for photography selling while retaining our main focus - usability”.
Presentation features have been enhanced as well. Most notable among the enhancements are the global design changes, and the simplified theme and menu editors which obviate the need for the knowledge of HTML and CSS when customizing the look of an account. The overall design has undergone vast improvements and is now more accessible, usable, and professional in character while offering even more possibilities than before.
As far as discounts go, the photographers can choose from two ways of promoting their products : discount coupons and product packages. Discount coupons are implemented in the usual way of codes with an expiration date, which provide the customer with a discount of a fixed value or of a percentage of the total price. On the other hand, product packages are a convenient way of grouping common product choices together for an easier checkout and more satisfied customers. The packages can also be used to offer free of charge gifts to certain products or simply advantageous pricing for customers buying more products at once.
Professional photographers will surely welcome the concept of visitor registrations. They can set up a simple form to serve as a required or an optional registration form. After a visitor has registered with a photographer, the photographer can view the visitor’s details and answers to the questions in the registration form – if any. The photographer can also see which photos the visitor liked and disliked.
An important feature that is missing in other similar photography selling services is enabling the seller’s customers to upload their own photos to the seller’s account. This feature can be set up so as to create an album for each customer or create one into which more customers can upload. A highly requested feature that has been added recently is the possibility for the sellers to prefill shopping carts for their customers and the possibility for the customers to share their shopping carts with the sellers who can subsequently help them with the checkout process.
Direct credit card processing support implemented in addition to the standard PayPal payment method, the possibility of embedding the whole gallery in one’s website, and many other improvements make BlueMelon the preferred choice among online photography selling solutions. The free 14-day trial is certainly worth a try for any who seek to present and sell their work online either digitally or in the form of prints and other products.
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