The beginning of a new year always comes with a list of goals and plans for change. New year, new me, right? Well, we’re no different here at Design Aglow.
We’ve got some big things happening in our Frame Shop, and we hope you’re as excited as we are about them. All of the following changes will go into effect starting February 1st, 2017.
Don’t worry, we’ll make this as easy and seamless as possible for you.
Here’s the lowdown:
Why send a client home with only half of the job done? By offering frames, the total investment in wall art goes right in your pocket. Plus, the client appreciates your full service, ensuring a finished product rather than another to-do item! Click here to read more about how selling frames can boost your sales by 35%.
Why it's important: A contract cannot be processed without a non-refundable retainer. A retainer cannot be deposited without a signed contract. One without the other can turn into a disaster, because if you deposit a retainer without a signed contract, the client has no obligation to you. If you sign a contract without receiving the retainer, that can create confusion for the client because a signed contract is confirmation of receiving the retainer.
If you sell prints, you’ve probably given some thought to portrait collections. And by “given some thought,” we mean you’ve probably spent hours tearing your hair out, calculating COGs, structuring and restructuring packages, crunching numbers, and generally remembering why you became a photographer rather than an accountant or math teacher.