Managing Price Lists
Price lists are a powerful feature of the Zenfolio Premium plan and we decided to talk about how to use them effectively.
Price lists define products, prices, and ordering options for the photos you are offering for sale. These are the prices and products available on your pages when visitors click the Add to Cart button. A price list can mix products from several vendors, as well as include custom products fulfilled by you directly. With Zenfolio, you can create as many price lists as you need.
Note, that if you are not planning to make profits on selling photos, you do not need price lists. You can simply allow your visitors to order prints at the minimum base lab prices, and all the products from our fulfillment partners will be available for ordering.
Price lists become active when they are assigned to a gallery or to an individual photo. Price lists are managed in the SELLING section of your account and they are assigned to galleries and photos by using the Print Ordering section in the Toolbox.
Price list assignment works the same way as the Access Control - nested items can "inherit" settings from their parents. A typical flow of creating a price list is as follows:
Create a new price list, give it a name, and add products you would like to offer for sale:
Set your prices by either using a formula or by individually typing them in for each product. There are three approaches to setting prices:
Specify Ordering Options for each price list:
Assign the price list to a gallery or photographs.This step, performed in the organizer, is very important, as it activates the price list:
The list of products available from our partner labs will be changing from time to time. When this happens, we will be sending e-mail updates, inviting you to check your price lists and make sure that they are up to date. Also, remember, that when you are logged in, and order products from your photos, the prices will be adjusted to base lab prices after the products are added to the shopping cart.
Some of the upcoming improvements to price lists include enhancements to price lists management, the ability to export price lists to Excel, as well as printing price lists. If you have any suggestions, we would like to hear them!
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