A “package” is a group of products sold together for a single price.
Packages can be helpful for a host of reasons. Basically, any time you want to sell multiple products together as a group for a single price, a package will do. For example, if you want to make a certain number of 3×5, 4×6 and 8×10 pictures available for a set price, you would first create those print sizes as separate products in “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Proofing Products > Products”. Then you would create a package in “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Proofing Products” > “Packages“. A viewer would add the package to their cart and follow the prompts to add the images they want to the available products. Once the images have been chosen for each product in the package, it can be purchased.
To create a package, you just give it a name, a price, and set it up to be composed of varying quantities of any of your pre-configured stand-alone products. For a detailed description of each of the option areas below see the packages options tutorial.
Then, while a user is browsing one of your proofing galleries, they can put a package into their cart.
Once they’ve selected to add a package to their shopping cart, they will be presented with a new screen, showing the available products within the package.
At that point they can click or arrow-key through the images in the gallery, clicking the plus-signs on the empty product wells to add images into the various spots of the packages.
If they don’t want to navigate through the images individually, they can also click to view all of the images at once and add to the package that way.
If they have any images in any collections, they can also just view the images in those collections, making adding to a package from a collection like “Favorites” dead simple.
While viewing their cart, they can see the package name, the number of items they have selected, and a representation of some of the images in the package.
A helpful tooltip appears whenever they hover over a package in their cart, letting them know they can click to edit the package.
Package admin tools
When a cart containing a package is submitted, the admin order views make this clear.