Selling Photo Books

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2013 05:41AM PDT
Photo Books are available from our vendor partners Mpix and Mpix Pro for sale through the shopping cart or by using a Create Photo Book button. There are several templates available for customers to select from, each with different options.
 
Note: Selling Photo Books for a profit is exclusive to Premium and Premium Business account subscribers.

Image Requirements for Photo Books

Photos added to the photo books are required to be 250 pixels per inch or higher to ensure quality.
 

Add Photo Books to a Price List

In order to sell Photo Books next to other products, it first must be added to the price list used by the gallery where the photos are located.
  1. In Edit View, select SELLING from the Main Menu.
  2. Under Selling, click Price Lists.
  3. Click the name of the price list you would like to edit. A new screen will load with setting options.

 

  1. Click Products, Prices, and Currencies. A new screen will load.
  2. Select the tab for which currency you would like to add products. By default only US Dollars is listed. Please see Adding Multiple Currencies if you would like to add more currency options
  3. Click Add Products. A pop-up menu will load with all of the products available for that currency.
  4. If the Photo Books category does not appear, select the vendor listed next to Show.
  5. From the new window, select All Vendors.
  6. Select the Photo Books category.
  7. Check the boxes next to the type of photo books you would like to add to your price list.
  8. Click Add Selected Products. Your price list will be updated with all of the items added, listed by category.
  9. Repeat steps 3 through 6 until you have added all your products. Once you have finished, click save to apply your changes.

 

  1. Under the product in your price list, click on Edit Templates next to Design Templates Offered.
  2. If you wish only to sell specific templates, click the radial button for Selected Templates.
  3. Select the Template Designs you wish to sell.
  4. Click Select.

You will need to set your Prices and paper stocks you want to make available to your customers.

Show/Hide Create Book Button in Gallery

When photo books are available for purchase from a gallery, a Create Book button automatically appears as a menu option. This button can be removed or added from the gallery options.
  1. In Edit View, select the gallery or collection you would like to customize in the Organizer.
  2. Locate the Show Visitor View » Customize link in the Top Menu of the Main Area.

If you are already in the Visitor View, move your mouse over the My Zenfolio View Switcher at the top of the visitor page. A menu will open with a list of items. Click to select Customize Visitor View.

The page will refresh with a new customization menu at the top and a yellow outline around the page, confirming that you are in the customization mode.

  1. Next to Customize Gallery select thumbnails page from the drop down menu. 
  2. Click to select Options from the top menu. A popup window will open.
  3. If Use Default Settings option is checked, click to uncheck it to access custom settings.
  4. Select the Page Elements tab.
  5. Next to Create Book button click the radial button to Show or Hide.
  6. Click Apply to confirm and apply the selection. The page will refresh with the new layout applied. 
 
  1. Next to Customize Gallery select photo page from the drop down menu. 
  2. Click to select Options from the top menu. A popup window will open.
  3. Select the Page Elements tab.
  4. Next to Create Book button click the radial button to Show or Hide.
  5. Click Apply to confirm and apply the selection. The page will refresh with the new layout applied. 
  6. Click Done to save your changes and exit this mode.

See the Help section about saving new default visitor view settings to apply to new pages.