The Frame Shop's Grab & Go Collections Are Now Available in the Preveal App!
We're guessing that you're so in love with our frames that you can't wait to get them on your clients' walls. You've already ordered a Show & Sell Kitto illustrate all of the frames' styles and finishes, because you know that, well, you sell what you show. You may have even purchased a Grab & Go Collection to beautifully display sample images in your studio (although we wouldn't blame you if you grabbed an extra collection to hang in your own home). And of course you've prepped your clients for the sales meeting with our guide to Selling A Showpiece Portrait, so they're ready to buy big. The Preveal iPad app is the tool that can bridge the gap between “ooh, we like those,” to “ooh, we need those.” We've sung the praises of Preveal before; their technology puts a “handheld sales room” into the houses and hearts of your clients, allowing them to envision your wall clusters on their own walls. And with lightning speed, Preveal has created our Frame Shop's Grab & Go Collections as a new download from their Community, absolutely free! Now you can have your clients take well composed, properly scaled images of their home's future wall gallery location (for easy-to-use instructions, check out our Preveal Wall Gallery Planner), and drop their images into frames that they can see digitally hanging on their own walls. Mind blowing, we know--both Preveal's technology, and the fact that you can make up to 35% on each sale by adding on frames. We're sold, and your clients will be too. Visit Preveal's website for more info on their app.
Do you feel overworked and underpaid? Does it pain you to deliver digital images...but no album or wall portraits? Do you believe in tangible products, but don't think your market can support higher priced items?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above, you're not alone and there IS a solution:In-Person Sales. There's no limit to how much more money you can make by providing IPS instead of online sales or shoot & burn. Or how many hours you'll save because you'll be able to shoot fewer sessions to generate the same revenue. Or how many hours of sleep you'll get because you won't be worrying about money.
The iPhone camera is an incredibly powerful tool. After learning a few basics, you can start practicing your own skills with what I like to call a “creative exercise régime.” First of all, l always hold my phone horizontally with two hands. I form a "C" with my left thumb and forefinger and tuck the phone into it so it rests on my hand with my middle finger holding it up along the back. Then with my right hand I form a similar backwards C with the phone against the palm of my hand and use my right thumb to take the picture. By having a steady hold on the phone, I eliminate shake. The result is a sharper image.
This past March, my family and I took a road trip from Marietta, Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina. The trip fell during the first few days of spring, and we all dreamed of warmer weather and a nice change of scenery! Our trip started on a Friday and ended the following Monday, but despite it’s brevity, it was an amazing experience!