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GIVING PHOTOGRAPHERS MORE WAYS TO SELL PRINTS & PRODUCTS ONLINE
PhotoShelter now offers three high quality print labs for automated online sales and delivery of photography; introduces promo coupons
New York, NY, February 3, 2010 - PhotoShelter (http://www.photoshelter.com/), the leader in websites and online tools for serious photographers, today announced two new print partners - ExposureManager (http://www.exposuremanager.com/) and AdoramaPix (http://www.adoramapix.com/) - are now fully integrated into PhotoShelter, providing additional high quality options for photographers selling prints and products via their PhotoShelter websites. These new partners offer two new print options in addition to PhotoShelter's long-standing print partnership with ezprints (http://ezprints.com/).
"We're tremendously excited to add both ExposureManager and AdoramaPix as integrated print labs," said PhotoShelter CEO Allen Murabayashi. "Both partners have a strong reputation for quality and attention to detail, wonderful customer service and fair prices - making them ideal to connect with the thousands of photographers who rely on PhotoShelter to sell and deliver prints and products online. These new partners, and our self-fulfillment options give PhotoShelter photographers greater control and flexibility vs. other online services that mandate use of a specific print lab. "
Serious photographers rely on PhotoShelter as the only complete online solution to display, market, sell, and archive their photography. Today's announcement represents PhotoShelter's ongoing commitment to customer-driven innovation, following a lengthy process of assessing evolvingprint fulfillment needs and a careful evaluation of potential partners. In addition to the automated fulfillment of prints and products, PhotoShelter members can also take advantage of multiple sales methods, including self-fulfillment of their own prints and products, Rights Managed or Royalty Free image licenses, or Personal Use downloads.
PhotoShelter selected ExposureManager after hearing positive reviews from customers, including high marks for print quality, customer service, fast turnaround times, and low wholesale costs. With ExposureManager, every image is quality assured by an imaging scientist who will manually color correct any image that is not optimized. ExposureManager offers a broad variety of finishes and formats, from 4x6s, to square prints, to large canvas prints and prints available in matte, glossy and lustre finish. Photographers can also offer a variety of gifts items such as mugs, magnets, key chains and photo crystals.
"PhotoShelter and ExposureManager are a strong fit, given our shared vision for helping photographers' succeed in selling their work," said Donovan Janus, founder of ExposureManager. "We're excited to introduce PhotoShelter's photographers to our strict quality control and fast turnaround. It's our job to help produce very happy clients for PhotoShelter's photographers!"
AdoramaPix is the image processing unit of Adorama Camera located in New York City. AdoramaPix scored highly among PhotoShelter members for print quality, customer service, turnaround time, and price. AdoramaPix offers the largest selection of professional paper types of any online photo lab, with a choice of five Kodak Professional Endura papers printing up to 24x36 poster sizes, and some of the lowest prices in the industry. They are also one of the very few labs anywhere to offer true black and white printing on Ilford black and white paper, another huge plus for PhotoShelter users, as well as metallic paper choices. Each photo processed by AdoramaPix gets the scrutiny of an expert technician obsessed with producing the finest digital photos.
"Our legendary professional quality, speedy turnaround and highly competitive pricing gives PhotoShelter users the edge they need to grow their businesses," said Herman Klein, Director of AdoramaPix. "We're excited that AdoramaPix can deliver an outstanding experience to PhotoShelter photographers and their clients who order prints online."
PhotoShelter also today unveiled promotional coupons, a highly requested feature. Coupons enable PhotoShelter photographers to generate more business by providing special offers to their clients. This new feature lets photographers to create discounts of a specific dollar value or percentage off - an especially useful marketing tool for wedding, event, and portrait photographers. Coupons are the next step in a stream of upgrades scheduled for PhotoShelter's sales platform. PhotoShelter recently radically simplified its sales setup process streamlining the user interface, accepting multiple worldwide currencies for automated print fulfillment, and bundling-in the latest version of fotoQuote by Cradoc fotosoftware, the industry standard pricing calculator for Rights Managed licensing.
PhotoShelter is currently offering a 14 day trial that enables photographers to experience any level of PhotoShelter service for only $1. In addition, PhotoShelter is now seeking international print fulfillment partners to enable a more seamless delivery experience for overseas customers.
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