After months of comparative evaluations and testing while under pressure from my customers to provide a venue to purchase prints of my photos, I have finally settled down on Zenfolio as my choice for print-related services.
Let me explain…
For years I have been hosting photo print service on my site. I’ve been fulfilling orders on one-to-one basis, using local professional printing services (www.pfsphoto.com). Unfortunately, the volume of orders has exceeded my ability to handle everything myself. Truly, the biggest headache with handling sale of photo prints is not the printing itself, it is the shipping. I charged for shipping only the actual price of shipping and a dollar on top of that for all other stuff (shipping box or tube, packaging peanuts, cardboard, tape, etc). I did not charge anything for my time devoted to packing every print I sold. … and for a while it was just fine. However, as the volume of orders have increased I found myself dedicating entire evenings to packing and packing and packing and packing, then driving to post office… all to the detriment of my time spent with my family. Bottom line, I could not do this anymore all by myself. So…
So, this is when I began looking for some sort of a solution that would allow for me to maintain quality of actual prints and relieve me from all things “shipping”. I have looked at places like Shutterfly, SmugMug, Snapfish, and even Walgreens and Walmart. To make long story short, in the end it was all ZenFolio.
Going with ZenFolio will not only relieve me from shipping, but it will allow my customers to have a greater selection of print sizes, photo finish (glossy or matte, lustre, metallic), as well as selection of canvas, and other products (mugs, mousepads, puzzles, desktop organizers, etc). ZenFolio guarantees quality. If you are unhappy with your prints or gifts, ZenFolio will reprint or refund your order, whichever you prefer.
So, there you have it: http://ivanmorozov.zenfolio.com/
ZenFolio is teamed up with three amazing print labs to fulfill your orders. Each lab will use one of several shipping methods to ensure you get your goods when you want them. Your available shipping options depend on what you’re buying, how much you’re buying and where your order is being shipped to. I hope that my choice for photo printing services will fit your needs. As always, thank you for your support of my photography!
Please note that there are only but a handful of images available. As the time goes by I will be adding more and more photos for you to enjoy and, if you like them, to purchase.