Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Creating a Storefront

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Lately I haven’t been taking many pictures because I’ve been busy trying to get a storefront up connected to my website.  I use Smugmug to house all my photos and soon I will have links on every photo which take you to a storefront to purchase prints and even pillows!

To see what I mean, here’s an oldie but a goodie.  If you click on it you will be taken to my website and at the bottom of the image you will see “click here”.  If you click that, it’ll take you to the storefront.  Just in case you’re curious. 🙂

There are a lot of images to deal with so it’ll take me a few more days to get all the links inserted into the images and then I’ll have time for photos.  It’s windy and chilly here anyway, so I’m making the best of the time.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

101 thoughts on “Creating a Storefront

  1. You just want to dive in, don’t you?

  2. This is beautiful!

  3. May I sit a spell with you, Laura, under that tree to dream our Dreams together? And about the storefront …. oh wow, I wish you tons of good luck!! You deserve this, and, Luv, please takes lots of notes so that when it is my turn to step out, you could perhaps be my counselor. Maybe? (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

    • Pull up a blade of grass and have a seat! Thank you Amy. Not that I expect to sell much but when people have asked to purchase I always feel so unprepared to print and frame. This makes it soooo easy for everyone. and yes sure! We can share a screen on skype and I can show you some things. Be happy to. 🙂

  4. Beautiful, poetic…love this green spot, Leanne. 🙂

  5. Hi Laura I am so happy for you!! Something I would love to do with my baskets one day. It may come. 🙂

  6. That’s nifty, Laura. I wish you every success with your online store.

  7. I love this photo 🙂 Good luck with your store Laura, Id be interested to know how it goes 🙂

  8. Looks great Laura. 🙂

  9. the last pillow someone tried to sell me
    didn’t look anywhere near as nice as yours!
    wishing you a joyful success 🙂

  10. What a beautiful, peaceful feeling I have just looking at this.

  11. Beautiful image Laura and the storefront looks great.

  12. oOo…i will have a look now.

  13. This is an excellent idea and I was going to buy two of your prints in card form. But discovered each box of 10 was $42. Is that the going rate on the website? Seems kind of steep.

    • Hmm I just went in there and adjusted the price but it seems with my revision that Fine Art America’s base price is $19.25 for pack of 10. Try it now for one pack of 10 and let me know what you get. $42 is ridiculous!

    • Hmm you know what? They ARE that price but I went and lowered it so that my profit is hardly anything. I just tried looking at other greeting card prices and they are all expensive. I guess that’s what the going rate is there. Thank you for trying!

    • Just me again…Ihave to admit, you are the first person that started looking at purchases and I’m trying to get my prices down to a reasonable level. I’m working with another member there who’s been doing this for years so hopefully my greeting card prices are good right now. I think they are reasonable compared to others at Fine Art America. So *if* you’re still interested, click on this link, scroll down to where it says click here and check it out. Sorry to be such a pain but you’ve REALLY helped me a lot in looking at these prices. Thank you! http://www.lauramacky.com/Galleries/Land–Sea/i-TJzsPhd/A

  14. Hope it blooms. Blessings. vw

  15. I remember being impressed with this photo the first time round, Laura, but really want to congratulate you on your storefront – impressive! I wish you great success with it. – Shelagh 😀

  16. Good luck with your store Laura ! The gallery of your pictures looks fantastic 🙂

    • Thank you poppy! I’m almost done uploading everything and revising prices as I go along. I had no idea what to put and put a friend’s prices but they were way too high. yipes!

  17. fantastic Laura- what fun!! Good luck with it!! Beautiful prints!

    • Thank you Hannah. Kind of exciting! I’m still uploading…takes awhile to do….and adjusting my prices. Hopefully I will sell something! If not, it looks good right? 😛

      • it’s great!!! I might take a peek at some point at that fine art site too and there is another someone told me about similar! In the meantime I have bookmarked yours!

        • FAA is fairly cheap. I like that. I also love how you can double matte things and pick lots of frames. It is really amazing! But people are now commenting on my images. LOL I don’t know if I can handle more social networking! You and I should talk sometime via skype btw.

  18. Hey Laura. Super image, I just went and had a look at the site! Wow ..

    • Yay! Glad you like it Julie! Just fyi…I updated my prices as they were too high. I had no idea what I was doing. Hopefully they will settle down now. lol

  19. Zenfolio has a built in e commerce feature, about $130 per year the last time I checked. When I looked at Smugmug a few years ago their TOS specified non consensual photographs of people were not allowed. Since I do a lot of street photography I had to pass on that one. Please stop by, I have tons of new stuff.

  20. Congratulations with the store front. I hope it will be successful. And the image in this post is gorgeous.

    • Thank you so much Otto! It’s occupying a lot of my time right now but hopefully it’ll be worth it in the end. People have asked to purchase my images and I’ve never had a method that’s easy for everyone. It means a lot that you love the image! Thank you. 🙂

  21. The business end has a way of getting in the way of the creative…

  22. Well, that’s verra cool. I like all the options for prints. This is a beautiful image by the way. Great success, Laura!

  23. GORGEOUS photo as always, Laura! Congrats on the storefront too!!!

  24. Nice. Hope you can make it happen

  25. Great looking storefront, Laura! I can tell that you’ve spent a lot of time working on this. I love this picture. It is so peaceful. I could just stare at the reflections all day long.

    • Thank you so much Kirsten! I’m excited to finish. I’ve been stalling the last day because it’s so tedious. And thank you for the compliment about the photo. Only a year later, one of those trees broke in half so I’m glad I managed to get it before that happened!

  26. The store is just amazing Laura. Congratulations. How great to have all your photos in one place. Best wishes 🙂

  27. nice picture, i like the part where the reflection…I can see the view on the water…

  28. pleasant surprise: I took almost the same photo around a tiny lake of our village… 🙂

  29. How are you getting on with the storefront Laura? I’m thinking of doing something similar myself, and I’m keen to see how others have got on with online selling.

    • I’ve sold about four things but it takes awhile to get it out there y’know? I had to put links on all my photos and that’s what took forever. I really like Fine Art America and the way you interact with the site as a purchaser. It’s really the best I’ve seen. Let me know if you get one up and running!

      • Thanks. I have a number of images up on Flickr, but you only seem to be able to have your images available for commercial licensing by invitation only, and I have no control over that. I may take a look at Smugmug.

        • I have smug mug but have sold hardly ANYTHING there. It’s a great website for display purposes but I don’t like their store. I display my images on SM but if you click any of my images, it takes you to Fine Art America. That’s where my store is. And yes, Flickr won’t let us put links to stores. I already had to change mine lol. Now it’s a link to my SM. That seems to be ok.

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