Get a look at ShootProof’s top 2019 moments, from fun new features to incredible updates. Did you miss any of these enhancements the first time around?
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It’s a brand-new year! But before we forge ahead, our sentimental hearts are crying out to gaze back upon 2019 and reminisce.
There was the time we ran out of coffee and the entire ShootProof team nearly died of decaffeination. And let’s not forget the demise of the ShootProof espresso machine. It was revived, but holy smokes, what a brutal 37 minutes.
But, believe it or not, coffee isn’t our sole focus. Our top priority is actually a fun little thing we call “galleries.” Caffeine woes notwithstanding, ShootProof galleries got a lot of love in 2019!
Here are 2019’s top ShootProof hits and enhancements:
ShootProof Package Builder: Sell More Photos – Simply
If you’ve never met a superhero in real life, that’s only because you’ve never met a ShootProof Developer. Our Dev team is truly incredible, and their work on Package Builder is proof.
ShootProof Package Builder empowers our photographers to bundle prints, digital downloads, and products into “yes-please-I-need-this” packages. Your clients can shop these custom collections from the comfort of their couches, easily benefitting from bundled deals and discounts.
Táve Joined the ShootProof Family (And they fit right in!)
When ShootProof’s founders bootstrapped an online gallery startup for photographers, growing to include other brilliant photographer-centric companies was a far-away dream. But here we are! We were honored to acquire our beloved Táve in 2019, officially adding the most powerful, customizable studio management platform to the ShootProof brand family.
Not only did we strengthen the ShootProof + Táve integration in 2019, but we have BIG plans in store for the pair in 2020. Stay tuned!
Get Focused Guides: Our DIY Business Advice
We added three fantastic Get Focused Guides to our photographer education lineup, with handy worksheets on business planning, print sales, and keeping your precious photos safe.
- The 2019 Yearly Planner
- Our guide to selling more prints
- A must-read workflow for keeping your photos secure
Our 2020 business planner will be out SOON!
Gallery Beautification – Tada!
Now, along with your branding, you can enhance your galleries by customizing the image size and spacing. So whether you’re an easy-breezy minimalist or a high-energy more-is-better type, there’s a gallery style for you!
Email Campaigns: Get More Gallery Visitors & Sell More Photos
One night, while most of our photographers were sound asleep in front of their open Lightroom screens, we quietly launched Email Campaigns. An updated version of our former “email automations,” Email Campaigns give photographers an easy way to get more eyeballs on their galleries – and more sales in the bank!
Select and customize pre-written campaign emails, or start from scratch with your own. No matter how you proceed, Email Campaigns make it simple to promote deals and inspire purchasing.
We adopted Design Aglow (and now we need a bigger house!)
2019 saw our ShootProof family grow even bigger with the acquisition of Design Aglow! This women-led brand has served up delightful photography marketing materials and powerful promotion tools for nearly two decades. Now ShootProof is proud to call them family.
In 2020, look forward to seeing some beautiful ShootProof + Design Aglow integrations and offerings.
#ShootProofPro: Tips, Tricks, & Webinars
In 2019, we introduced you to fun, fresh ways to make the most of your ShootProof experience, including:
- Are you using invoices to get paid by your clients? Here are “3 Reasons You’ll Love ShootProof’s Invoices”
- Not big into in-person sales? Here’s “How to Sell BIG Online”
- Packages aren’t just for portrait photographers. Here’s “How to Make Wedding Print Packages Your Clients will Love”
- Want more clients? Here’s how to “Get GREAT Photography Referrals with Online Galleries”
- If you’re not using contracts, you should be! Here are “The Photography Contracts You Need if You Want to Be Legit”
Watch out for more of our educational, interactive webinars in 2020!
The Latest News, Delivered Direct to You
Why wait for an annual roll-up to see what the ShootProof team has been up to? (Drinking coffee. Duh.)
Now you can see the latest and greatest ShootProof updates with one click. Bookmark our Updates page, and you’ll be one click away from all our top tips and notifications, from bug fixes to feature enhancements!
Written by ANNE SIMONE