New Service Lets Pro Photographers Effortlessly Provide Clients with Dynamic Flash Websites that Can Be Continuously Updated to Highlight Any Activity
March 17, 2008. Las Vegas, Nev. – Printroom, a leading provider of websites, online storefronts, printing and fulfillment services to professional photographers, is making available to its members a new service that enables photographers to offer their clients custom, dedicated websites for events and occasions. A high degree of flexibility and customization makes these easy-to-create sites suitable for any activity, including weddings, portrait sittings, family events, sports events, school and organization functions, and more. Printroom's new Flash-based Event Website Builder makes it possible for photographers to add significant value to their event photography packages with little to no cost or effort to them. This new solution is being shown for the first time at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Trade Show in Booth 1007 and can be previewed online at www.printroom.com/EventWebWizard.
"Today's savvy pro photographers know that the Web is critical to building their businesses and meeting clients' expectations," said Andrew Baum, Printroom's Pro Photo Business Group General Manager. "Thousands of pro photographers have turned to Printroom's original Flash website builder since its introduction in October 2007 to effortlessly build their own dynamic presence on the Web. Now Printroom is taking it to the next level by helping photographers provide an exclusive Web presence for their customers' important events and occasions. Photographers don't have to invest time and money in learning how to build websites and they definitely don't need to hire someone else to build websites for them. Printroom gives photographers everything they need to offer their clients their own valuable website that promotes and documents their event, sell prints and photo gift products, and do it all with little effort, no experience and minimal cost."
Each event receives a unique Web address, named and created by the photographer for the event, which provides visitors with simple navigation to the event's website. An easy-to-use, Flash-based, website building wizard guides the photographer in a few straightforward steps through set-up and offers unlimited layout options. Photographers can work on their own, side-by-side with clients, or even provide password-protected VIP access to the event holders. Each site consists of a scalable slideshow with up to five customizable, Flash-powered pages to meet the event holder's needs. A navigation window on the pages always provides site visitors with one-click access for purchasing event prints and photo gift items.
The site building tools can be accessed from anywhere so that changes can be made instantly. In addition to photography, pages can be populated and continuously updated with event-specific information such as dates, times, locations, requirements, directions, etc. Printroom event sites can even connect to the clients' own online presence, including blogs, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and other sources.
The new Event Website Builder from Printroom is available immediately. Printroom Premium members can create, publish and maintain up to five unique sites at a time for free and they can have access to an unlimited number of sites for an additional $4.99/month or $49 a year. Printroom Pro members can create and maintain up to five unique event sites at one time for $4.99/month or $49 a year. More information on memberships is available at www.printroom.com/info/Compare_Memberships.asp.
Additional details including samples can be seen at www.printroom.com.
Printroom helps professional photographers of all genres, including event, portrait, sports and weddings, focus on their craft by taking care of their business with complete sales, marketing, printing, fulfillment and support. One of Entrepreneur Magazine's Hot 500 Fastest Growing Businesses in America, Printroom supports more than 20,000 professional photographers who rely on Printroom to build and maintain their websites and electronic storefronts while satisfying their demanding clientele with top-quality prints and photo products. In addition to working with photographers, Printroom is the leading fan photography service in the United States, supporting the operations of top entertainment and sports companies such as American Idol, NASCAR, Justin Timberlake, Miss America, Barbra Streisand, as well as numerous teams from Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, National Basketball Association and National Football League. For more information visit www.printroom.com
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