Packages Overview

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.

create/edit package customization area

create/edit package customization area

Then, while a user is browsing one of your proofing galleries, they can put a package into their cart.

packages appear in their own product category

packages appear in their own product category

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.

empty package shown, user adds images to products by clicking empty product "wells"

empty package shown, user adds images to products by clicking empty product “wells”

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.

here you can see a package which has been partially completed, some images have been selected, some have not

here you can see a package which has been partially completed, some images have been selected, some have not

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.

users can also click to see all images while adding to a package

users can also click to see all images while adding to a package

users can browse thumbnails of all gallery images while adding to a package

users can browse thumbnails of all gallery images while adding to a package

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.

users can also view by collections (like Favorites) while adding to package

users can also view by collections (like Favorites) while adding to package

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.

view of package in shopping cart

view of package in shopping cart

A helpful tooltip appears whenever they hover over a package in their cart, letting them know they can click to edit the package.

users can click to edit a package from the cart view at any time

users can click to edit a package from the cart view at any time

Package admin tools

When a cart containing a package is submitted, the admin order views make this clear.

packages are shown with expandable sub-items in admin orders screen

packages are show with expandable sub-items in admin orders screen

here you can see the sub-items within the package

here you can see the sub-items within the package

packages are clearly represented in the HTML report form

packages are clearly represented in the HTML report form

packages are also clearly visible in admin spreadsheet report form

packages are also clearly visible in admin spreadsheet report form

 

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