You can do a million things with ShootProof (well, maybe not a full million, but close), from photo proofing, to selling prints, to making mobile apps, to sharing on Facebook. While we know it can be a bit overwhelming to learn about every feature in your account, we’re still surprised when we hear, “You guys already have that?!” from our photographers.
Here, we’ll show you the top five things that you might not realize you can do in your trusty ShootProof account!
1. CREATE & SEND INVOICES
Yep, that’s right. No need to send your clients those less-than-professional online invoices you’ve been using for years when you can send beautiful invoices straight through your ShootProof account!
Need wedding clients to pay their deposits? Send an Invoice. Have a mini-session coming up? Send an Invoice. Selling a special album or photo product to your clients outside of your ShootProof account? Send an Invoice!
You can break down Invoices by deposits and final payments, and you can also send automated emails to your clients (see #2 below) to let them know an Invoice is coming or is past due.
If you’re in a paid plan, you’re set up to create and send Invoices. Even better, if you’re set up with ShootProof Payments (U.S. studios) or PayPal Pro (non-U.S. studios), then you can collect those client payments right through your ShootProof account!
2. SEND AUTOMATED EMAILS
You don’t have to remember to remind your clients that their galleries are expiring, or that they only have two days left to use their top-secret discounts (see #3 below), or that they haven’t paid their Invoices yet.
In fact, you really don’t have to remember much at all when you use an automation series (just a fancy term for automated emails). Set it up once, turn it on for a gallery, and let us do the work for you: we’ll email the visitors to your galleries at the times you set, and you won’t have to wonder again if your clients have just forgotten to place their orders or have misplaced their promo codes!
By the way, while we’re on the subject of emails… You DO know that you can see all of the emails sent through your ShootProof account, right? And that, if you click the “Show History” link, you can see exactly when those emails were opened and whether or not your client clicked a link? You’re welcome!
3. CREATE PROMO CODES
We know you get more sales when you offer your clients a great deal. You can create promo codes and discounts to your heart’s delight, and set them to expire (or not), set them to be used by only one visitor (or a thousand), set them to be used on certain product groups (or on everything), and more!
A promo code particularly comes in handy when you want to offer a special price or rate (think free shipping or 20% off an entire order) to certain visitors, but not to all. Just go to the “Discounts” area on any price sheet to set them up!
4. SEND MOBILE APPS
If you’re paying another service to send your clients their own custom mobile apps because you didn’t realize you could make them yourself (in a snap) and send them yourself (also in a snap), you’ve been doing it all wrong.
Turn up to 40 photos into a beautiful photo gallery that your clients can save to their devices, share with their friends, and, of course, brag about to their families. You can make an App from the photos in a client’s order, or directly from the photos in their gallery. Or, if you prefer, you can upload photos straight to the App itself.
We track the shares and installs, so you can see how far your reach is. Plus, you can add custom buttons to the bottom of each Mobile App, so you can guide viewers to specific websites, videos, or blog posts!
5. COLLECT EMAIL ADDRESSES AT EVENTS
If you shoot weddings, or parties, or other events, it’s never been easier to collect guests’ email addresses on site, and then send them all an email when the photos are ready to be viewed and purchased.
Download our Event Emails iPad App, bring your iPad to the event, and let guests and attendees register to be notified about the gallery.
Of course, the App is completely yours: your logo, your color, your background image. Plus, it works without an internet connection and automatically syncs to your ShootProof account later, when you ARE connected.
So, now you know! What’s one thing you learned you could do, that you didn’t know before? Comment below!
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