How do I create digital download packages for the gallery storefront?
With the custom product feature, you can create your own products for the store including digital products. Digital products can be set up to be delivered digitally (which will omit shipping charges and a relevant tax rate for digital files) and the JPEG files can be automatically sent to the client. This tutorial will explain how to create custom digital packages, use the photo selection tool and use file automation for JPEG delivery.
Custom Digital Packages
Click Settings from the main dashboard.
Then go to Store Pricing and click the plus icon to add a new custom product.
Enter the Product Name and click OK.
Customize the fields as needed and click Apply to save.
All Photos: If your digital package includes all photos, it is recommended to not check-mark the selection tool. If you have the file automation set-up, all of the JPEGs from the gallery will be sent to the client. Read the next section in the tutorial for more information about automation.
Select Number of Photos: If your digital package includes a select number of photos (a package of 10 photos, a package of 20 photos) you will want to input each package as an individual custom product. Control the selection of photos by check-marking This product requires photo selection. From the drop-down menu select Specific Amount and input your amount value.
Individual Photos: If your digital package includes individual photos, control the selection by check-marking This product requires photo selection. From the drop-down menu select Any Amount.
File Automation & Delivery
For your JPEG’s to be sent automatically to the client check-mark Send Files Automatically and Send photos to the ordering client. Draft the Message you would like to include for your client. The client will receive an email shortly after they place their digital order. The email will include the JPEG files and your message. The folder containing the photos is structured the same as all other downloaded folders from the gallery (separated by scene, sub-folders & contains print release).
Check-mark This product is delivered digitally. This will ensure that shipping charges are waived and a relevant tax rate is applied for the digital product.
After you click Apply you will be taken to the pricing screen. Depending on the settings for your selection tool, you will have the option to create a base price for the product (top box) or both base price and price per photo (bottom box). Modify the pricing and click Apply.