Hi all. I had my son review some of the images on this site, on his cell phone today. He indicated that he could not easily tell how to go about buying anything from the interface. He is 23 and very tech savvy. I had already known that selling images through this site would be a bit tricky. But I finally realized that my current shopping cart solution was just too clunky. I needed something that could work on a mobile device AND a laptop equally.
So…I grudgingly put on my thinking cap and went to work setting up the gallery via Smugmug – specifically for those who want to be able to easily purchase mom’s art.
This will always be the main site, the first to be updated with new art. And then I will just have click through links to where anyone can purchase the art in just about any format they wish. The main reason I don’t switch everything over to Smugmug is that it’s blogging capabilities are nil and you can’t do things like add extra pages with information easily or at all.
I do like the new gallery layout there though because it displays the name/description/exif info. And the options of what you can buy are tremendous!
Furthermore, many have been asking about turning this art into a coffee table book or a calendar. All of these options are possible through Smugmug. They can be custom chosen by the customer. I will also create a home designed coffee table book for purchase once all the paintings are digitized.