A quick plug here for PAN listed image software company Stockbox Photo Gallery Software run by PhotoArchiveNews reader since 2001 Adrian Ellis – photo above – smart chap!
Explain Stockbox Photo in a sentence:
Stockbox Photo® Gallery Software provides a powerful and affordable solution for photographers or agencies to create a dynamic gallery website to showcase and sell their work online.
Q. Who should be using it?
A. Anyone that needs a full featured and cost effective solution to displaying and selling their work online.
Q. What are the advantages over a ‘pay monthly’ photo platform
A. One of the main advantages is that you don’t have to pay commissions on your sales, but you also have greater control over the content and look and feel of the gallery. We also provide custom coding to add or modify functionality for individual clients.
Q. How do I sign up?
A. You can register to purchase online via our website at http://www.stockboxphoto.com/gallery_software/order.htm
Q. How quickly can I get set up?
A. The installation is straightforward, but we offer same day, free installation of the Stockbox Photo software. Once installed, you can immediately start uploading your content and customizing the look and feel of the gallery.
Q. Do I get free upgrades to the platform?
A. Yes, the software licence is a one-time fee that includes 12 months of support and any new updates released in that period. If your free support/update period has ended, you can re-activate by paying $120 for the Pro. or $240 for the Ent. version, which will give you another 12 months of support and updates.
Q. Who’s using Stockbox Photo?
A. We have a broad customer base spread across 60 countries around the world. Some examples of customer websites and testimonials can viewed on our website.
Q. Can I upload video and footage stock?
A. Yes, you can display and sell video as well as still images.
Q. Can I license automatically on SBP?
A. Yes, the Ent. version has a Rights Managed pricing calculator that allows the purchaser to select their licence options, make the payment online and instantly download their RM image purchase. The licence options are recorded on the order invoice as well as the order manager section of the admin control panel. The instant download feature is also available for RF media as well.
Q. Who decides the licensing pricing?
A. The gallery admin is able to configure their own license options and respective pricing according to their own requirements.
Q. Do you have print affiliates in Europe?
A. We have integration with Frontline Systems to allow printing through their labs, but the admin also has the ability to easily (one click) download the order invoice and image files zipped in a single file to send to the print provider of their choice via email or FTP.