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Stockphoto Photo

Stockbox Photo has created an online webshop solution for photographers and digital artists that rocks any other online photo selling option.

This  e-commerce platform is full of great selling, marketing and administration options for the stock photographer or digital artist that wants to grow their own brand online or enhance their current brand. Stockbox Photo has build a stock photo agency software in a box and really from what we have reviewed has not missed a beat!

What is Stockbox Photo and how can it help my stock media and photo sales?

Stockbox Photo Screenshot

Stockbox Photo is a web based application that is used to create a stock photo website or integrate into your current website. The software application has all the functionality of a stock photo agency. It allows the photographer to create photo galleries, thumbnails, automates the watermark process on all images, create descriptions, keywords, and upload images like you do for third party stock photo agencies. It also has all the functionality for selling your photos to buyers. The software application enables the photographer to create a clearly defined buying process for stock photo buyers including a credit/subscription selling option, licensing options, advanced search functions and payment gateway. If this isn’t enough there is an online marketing system that enables photographers and digital artists to successfully market their brand and photos online. Wow. Stockbox Photo has thought of it all in their new software application. The result is a dynamic and exciting e-commerce site that you, as the photographer or digital artist are in full control of. You are also in full control of your pricing and profits!

Stockbox Photo Features – too many to list

Stockbox has hundreds of features, a list that is far to large to put in one review. When you think of a successful online website for stock photography or digital media (vectors, illustrations, audio and video) there are three areas within the online site that are critical to its success.


WHAT’S INSIDE THE Stockbox Photo?
  • Print fulfillment via Bay Photo – [ NEW ]
  • Lightroom® plug-in (beta) – [ NEW ]
  • Import EXIF metadata – [ NEW ]
  • Shipping & category promos – [ NEW ]
  • Select from pre-loaded skins – [ NEW ]
  • Upload model & prop. release – [ NEW ]
  • Media properties import – [ NEW ]
  • Rights managed pricing calculator
  • Request a Quote feature
  • FTP syndication
  • Auto generate download files
  • Portfolio manager
  • News manager
  • RSS Feeds
  • Share link by AddThis
  • Online user & visitor logs
  • Media & category stats
  • Guest checkout option
  • Image sitemap export
  • Create Virtual CDs
  • Supports over 30 payment gateways
  • SEO Optimized features
  • CMS module to add pages
  • Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
  • Multi-lightbox manager
  • Password protected galleries
  • Multi-photographer manager
  • Multi-language selector
  • Purchase using credits
  • Product subscriptions
  • Product packages
  • Sell product options (frames)
  • Upload from your cell phone
  • Remote storage of downloads
  • Quick view media (mouseover)
  • Supports XMP IPTC format
  • CSV export of sales reports
  • Google map location support
  • Zoomify™ support
  • Keyword search logs

Number 1 is the process for the photographer and artist. The uploading, keywords tagging, watermarking and display of your photos and media for resale needs to be easy and streamlined. Stockbox Photo has this covered with their digital asset manager that automates many of these processes. You can even edit your photos or images in the application changing sizes, brightness, sharpness of an image and more.

Number 2 is the purchasing process and buyers experience. Buyers features are important and Stockbox Photo has this covered. The search function is easy and the advanced search function lets a buyer conduct a secondary search in their results. Once the perfect image or media is found, the check out and buying process is fast, lets the buyer determine in a few easy steps what type of license, use and length of time they need the images and provides a secure check out process for buyers confidence. To retain buyers you can activate the credit and/or subscription options just like other stock photo agencies. Single purchases are also an option for your buyers.

Number 3 is online marketing for the website. There are many media utilities, SEO features so you are found on search engines, Promo codes, sales features, multiple language options and other necessary marketing functions for online success.

This video shows the features of Stockbox Photo and how you can maximize the selling potential of your photos, images,art and media.

One additional feature not offered through stock photo agencies

Stockbox Photo Products

Stockbox Photo Products

This final feature that we will highlight is the cherry on top. Stockbox Photo has gone one step further than stock photo agencies. As the photographer or digital artist you have the option to create products that use your images. These products, which are a full range of products like coffee mugs, t shirts, framed prints and more, can be highlighted on your website ready for purchase. It provides a competitive edge to for the designers or photographers that want that extra boost to their sales. For the buyer you could end up taking a step out of their creation process by having the products already created and ready for direct purchase. This feature makes your stock photo site more appealing, more robust and more functional than a regular stock photo agency.

Stockbox Photo believes in the independence of photographers and digital artists

Stockbox Photo Package SoftwareIf you believe in your ability and saleability check out Stockbox Photo as a selling and marketing tool for your photos, digital art and media. This is a solution for photographers who are wanting to be independent from stock photo agencies but are not sure how build online solutions nor do they have the ability to create a full functioning website that integrates selling, buying, e-commerce and marketing.
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Stockbox Photo states that their solution is perfect for photographers who want to display and sell images online through a web-based application that enables artists and photographers to have autonomy. If you have a website, Stockbox Photo can be full integrated into your existing site, if you were thinking about it but did not know how to go about it, here is your answer. The final product and website is as dynamic and exciting as it looks.

Check out a Stockbox site created by Clark Little, an American photographer that has seen great success with his online site!

 

About the author

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus in providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography, like the PixelRockstar WordPress Plugin. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.