Welcome to Visual Society!

Aug 07, 2020 · 2 min read
Building an e-commerce website for your photos and art can be daunting and lined with road bumps. You spend hours fighting clunky e-commerce software that was never intended to sell photos and art. You might need to know code. When you’re done building your shop, you might even have to personally print and ship all orders yourself. Yikes!

Does this sound familiar to you?
 
A few years ago, we decided to build a better solution for photographers and artists. This system removes the bottlenecks found in most e-commerce software and fits selling photos and art like a glove! The system we created, called Visual Society, can help you:
 
  • Save you time and money - 1 photo creates hundreds of photo products
  • Automate repetitive tasks - product mockups are generated instantly so your buyers can see your photo products on their walls
  • Drop-ship print products worldwide - our growing network of print vendors ensures the highest quality print products delivered in the shortest time to wherever you buyers live
  • Reach new customers - Our marketing tools help attract new customers to your shop

Here’s a list of all the major features built specifically for photographers and artists:
 
  • Shop - Create your own customizable shop for selling prints, downloads, apparel and more.
  • Portfolio - Showcase your best work to potential customers.
  • Marketplace - Selling photos can be difficult on your own site, so we created a central marketplace that features your photos and markets them on sites like Google, Instagram and Facebook - for free!  To get your photos featured in the marketplace simply participate in the Photo Challenge.
  • Profile Pages - Our photographer directory helps potential buyers discover your work! Buyers can find photographers based on location and specialty. They can also contact you directly through your profile page and buy directly from your store.
  • Products - We’ve added dozes on new products, such as t-shirts, hoodies, hanging wall canvases, framed canvases and more!
  • Referral Program - Get rewarded for sharing VisualSociety.com with others.  For each photographer that you refer and who purchases a paid plan, you’ll receive $10 and they’ll get 25% off their first year of their plan.
  • Charm Pricing - Instantly make your prices more appealing by setting the end prices (cents) to either .00, .49, or .99 with a single click.
  • Sidecart - Improve the shopping experience for your potential buyers with Sidecart, which allows them to see everything in their shopping cart without them having to click to another page.
  • Google Shopping Feeds - Advertise like a marketing professional by selling your photo prints directly on Google Shopping with an auto-generated shopping feed.
  • Automated Image Keywords - Save time and increase your chances of having your photos show up in a Google Image search with the help of Automated Image Keywords. We’ve partnered with Amazon and use a similar machine learning technology that powers Google Images to automatically add SEO keywords to all photos uploaded.
  • Contests - Show off a little and share your best photos with the community by entering our weekly Photo Contest!  Anyone can enter. Anyone can vote.
 
We’ll be adding new features every month, so we look forward to your feedback to strengthen the platform so you can build a profitable online business. Let us know how you plan to use Visual Society in the comments below!

About Thad Allender

Thad Allender is the founder of Visual Society. He leads a team of passionate designers and developers working to revolutionize the way photographers and artists sell online. He lives north of New York City in the Catskills.

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