How To Build a Online Photography Store | Simple Photography E-Commerce



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Today we are talking about how to build a simple photography e-commerce store. The 18twenty6 site is almost complete but for now collection 1 is available at https://www.evanranft.com/store.

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39 thoughts on “How To Build a Online Photography Store | Simple Photography E-Commerce

  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    I really hope this helps any of you who were looking for this information. One quick note when you finish designing the site the final step is to link it with a domain and make the site public. I figured this was obvious but wanted to make a note of it. Have a great day and thanks for watching!

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Thanks for that helpful walk through! I was wondering though: in your video you didn’t mention adding a terms and conditions agreement, is that something that Squarespace provides/something you need to write yourself/outsource or is it not needed at all?

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Man I can not thank you enough for this video. Legit watched it 3 hours ago or so after looking for videos on how to make a website and this one was by FAR the BEST ONE. Now I have my website up, running and I’m so hyped to see it up. Thank you for real man you came thru mad clutch on this one

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Holy shit bro this video was so clutch. I was having a lot of problems trying to make a website and this video made everything so simple. thank you so much for real

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    So thorough man. Always knew this video would help me down the line. Thank you !

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    can you make the same video but for digital photos . How to effectively sell digital photos on Squarespace?

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    So you are using a separate E-Commerce Squarespace site for selling your photos. This site is also linked to your regular Squarespace photo site. Do the customers see the prints on the regular site first? The customer is sent to the E site after selecting a product to buy? The E site processes the print, collects the $ and sends the print to you for your inspection. Instead of E site sending print out directly to customer, you mentioned that you prefer getting the print first, allowing you to check print quality, sign and number it and send it back out to customer. A more personal touch, which ads a value to the print and the customer's experience. So the website print sales department sends the print to you first correct? Are you paying shipping fees for the prints from the E site to you and then more shipping fees again from you to customer? How much does this ad to the cost of the print for shipping? I understand the reasoning for sending out from you but what is the additional costs involved in the end? Where do you sign the print and is there a limited number of photos to be made? Does it cost to have separate sites where two or more Squarespace sites are related to each other? Thanks, FW

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Having trouble figuring out the shipping costs. Do I charge a flat rate? Especially for larger canvas and Metallic Prints.

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    I have an existing site on square space can i place a store inside of it? I want to sell my landscape and bird pics but also provide portrait sessions.

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Do recommend a print store and drop ship or do you have think printed first to then ship yourself is better? Would love the your thoughts

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Thank you for this video! Great advice! Honestly hit me hard at the end because I’ve been using smugmug for so long

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    just some ideas for future videos…taxes, licenses to do business online, where to obtain suppliers for products

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Nice video man! Very insightful. I’ve recently over the past couple of months set up my own business using Squarespace but I’m finding it hard to drive traffic to it to make any sales. Do you have any tips or perhaps a future video idea?
    Thanks man, keep it up!

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Nice Video Evan!,
    I've been building a following base both on tumblr (35k) and instagram(15k), and many people has been asking me for a really long time to start selling prints, to be honest i don't feel confident enough to do it, for many reasons, but more than anything maybe embarassment, or i just don't want to be cocky "oh look at him trying to sell stuff.
    I know it's stupid feeling this way.
    Lately I've been really thinking about getting into opening the store because well, why not? even if it's pocket money, it's nice, right?
    Btw, you mofo! I ended up buying a Leica QP because of your videos. I'm in love with it, but i'm not gonna lie, it's still a little bit hard for me to let me fuji on the shelves…
    Have a nice day/night man!

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    That what I wanted to ask if beside that 18 dolallars per month they take some procentage from sales, and You said no so thats great 🙂

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    That hat is dope. Hopefully you do more designs in the future

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    Oh man have to give you a hard time on that Falcons hat. As a Cowboys fan that was one crazy game last week.

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    I was waiting so long for a video like this!! I've been asked by so many people for prints of my work had no clue where to start. Thank you so much!! How do you go by making the actual prints if I wanted to do everything myself?

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  • August 27, 2021 at 8:08 pm
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    I agree! Photographers can make so much more money from selling their prints. Some of the Squarespace tips you shared are going to save people from a headache down the line, things that took me a few attempts to learn properly. Great video!

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