Each month Design Aglow brings you Studio Policies for Success to make your photography business run smooth as silk while avoiding all too common problems that plague even the most experienced photographers. Feel free to use our recommendations as is or modified to suit your needs (and you can thank us later *wink*).
The Policy: “Reprint orders can be made at any time throughout the year, while your images are on file. As always, there is a minimum print order amount of $350.00 so it is best to place all orders at one time to avoid having to meet the minimum each time.”
Design Aglow Note: Reprint orders are not usually very large, as typically clients only want to add on one or two items. Most professional labs have a quota that photographers have to meet in order to have the lab process our order. If you don't meet that quota, some labs will charge the minimum amount, even if the order is only for one print. Therefore, it is in your best interest to maximize your volume with each sale, to ensure that YOU meet your lab's quota as well.
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.