Fotomerchant Alpha 2 Testing

We need photographers who can spend time going through the application, looking for bugs and interface inconsistencies and then reporting them to our support team. We’re only going to allow a limited amount of test accounts for a short amount of time and it will be limited to Australian accounts only. It’s going to be a case of “first in, best dressed”.

This is for testing purposes only – your existing photomerchant account login details will not work as this is an all new system. You’re under no obligation to have a go at testing the new system. When the time comes we will be migrating existing PhotoMerchant accounts over to the latest version. Your current website will not change and will continue to look and feel the same. We are opening up the test platform for anyone who’s interested in taking a peak at what’s going on and also help us find any last minute bugs and/or issues in the process.

Create a new account and become a Fotomerchant alpha tester (Suitable for all people who have never been an Alpha Tester previously)

Existing alpha testers can sign in using existing account credentials (Only applicable to previous Alpha Testers. Your existing PhotoMerchant account details will not work)

Known issues / special instructions

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  • Only available to new Australian Accounts
  • PayPal integration is not complete – you will be able to test the new checkout process by using a simulated PayPal checkout experience
  • Published websites are not complete and are therefore not ready for testing and feedback. You can publish your website and make changes to layout and formatting but the current formatting does not reflect the finished product.
  • Packages are not complete
  • Shopping cart (pop-up) is not complete



Testing Checklist

The main goal of these tests is for you to test the application interface; adding products, customising pages, uploading galleries, managing your library etc… You should only sign up to the Alpha testing if you meet the following criteria:

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  1. You have at least a couple of hours to dedicate to completing the 5 tests we have setup
  2. You acknowledge that there will be bugs and you’re okay with that :)
  3. You are on a Mac or PC with a minimum browser specification of IE 9+ or any of the latest iterations of Safari, Chrome and Firefox.
  4. You promise not to reveal too much about the new features you find in the application



PLEASE NOTE: All images and information added to any Alpha account will be deleted. Feel free to attempt to replicate a working website but be aware that everything in this alpha test will be deleted and will not be passed into the beta phase.

Alright let’s do this!

Ready to get started? New users can create a new testing account and existing alpha testers can sign in using your existing account credentials.

This page will now self destruct whenever we feel like closing the alpha testing in five… four… three…

Written by

Kain is a co-founder, creative and marketing director at Fotomerchant. You've probably seen his template designs, blog posts and video content. His photography website is home to a collection of lomography, instagram and experimental photography.

  • Robert Mackin

    Looking forward to the latest releases.