PhotoMerchant – where we’re up to…

The blog’s been quiet, but things have been non-stop action over at PhotoMerchant since I last posted! So, time for an update…

Thanks to all the readers who agreed to be Alpha testers for PhotoMerchant. Over the last few weeks, our testing team has been working their way through PhotoMerchant’s features and giving us feedback. We’ve been responding quickly, and we’ve released 2 ‘alpha test’ upgrades, each with new and extended features.

Some of the exciting features we’re looking forward to releasing:

  • Templates that give you display options for your photo-selling website;
  • An ‘at-a-glance’ dashboard that lets you see what action’s been happening on your site;
  • Integration with PayPal and print houses – your customers order prints, and that order is sent directly to the printers.

As well as Alpha-testing, we’ve been working with some of Australia’s top photographers, ensuring that PhotoMerchant will meet the needs of high-end photographers and those starting up their business. So far, we’re delighted with the feedback we’ve had from both ends of the market – overwhelmingly, we’re being told we’re on the right track.

We’re into final stages of development now, so we’ll be keeping up the pace over the next few weeks. We’re on track for release very soon, so we’ll attempt to keep you posted more frequently and whet your appetite for some of the neat features you can look forward to when we release.

We’d welcome your comments – especially our Alpha-testers – and feel free to ask questions about PhotoMerchant’s features!

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Derek is Engineering Czar and Co-founder of Fotomerchant. He once picked up a camera and started shooting but everyone screamed so he stopped.