Sales tracking

mercphotomercphoto Bill JuraszCedar Park, TXRegistered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
edited October 12, 2004 in SmugMug Support
Two questions:

1) I ordered a print from myself recently. Have an email confirmation of the sale and of it shipping. It has not shown up in my sales summary yet.

2) I will be doing a job in November as part of a fund-raiser. Part of the deal is the event organizer gets 10% of sales from the gallery. Can I easily see sales sorted by gallery, instead of sales sorted by order, so that I can easily track this?
Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
A former sports shooter
Follow me at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjurasz/
My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercphoto?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Comments

  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Cedar Park, TXRegistered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2004
    mercphoto wrote:
    Two questions:

    1) I ordered a print from myself recently. Have an email confirmation of the sale and of it shipping. It has not shown up in my sales summary yet.

    Hmmmm.... is this because I'm a pro-user and I ordered from within my own account (and hence at-cost)?
    2) I will be doing a job in November as part of a fund-raiser. Part of the deal is the event organizer gets 10% of sales from the gallery. Can I easily see sales sorted by gallery, instead of sales sorted by order, so that I can easily track this?

    Could still use some hints on this question though, how I can easily track sales by gallery.
    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
    Follow me at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjurasz/
    My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercphoto?ref=hdr_shop_menu
  • onethumbonethumb SmugMug CEO & Chief Geek Silicon Valley, CAAdministrators Posts: 1,269 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2004
    mercphoto wrote:
    Hmmmm.... is this because I'm a pro-user and I ordered from within my own account (and hence at-cost)?
    Bingo!
    mercphoto wrote:
    Could still use some hints on this question though, how I can easily track sales by gallery.
    This is an interesting question. We might be able to do this in certain cases, but not on a general basis. The reason is that we get orders which not only span multiple galleries, but even span multiple users. So a given "order" isn't necessarily associated with a specific gallery.

    I'll think about this some and see what we can do.

    Don
  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Cedar Park, TXRegistered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
    edited October 12, 2004
    Sales tracking
    This is an interesting question. We might be able to do this in certain cases, but not on a general basis. The reason is that we get orders which not only span multiple galleries, but even span multiple users.

    I would imagine the problem also manifests itself if a buyer buys from only one smugmug user, but from multiple galleries from the same smugmug user. If you can solve that case, it might scale well to the multi-user scenario you mentioned.

    One idea is that "sales details" tells me the photo that was purchased. If you can also track the gallery that photo resided in that might solve my issue. I don't know how much info you track on each sale, though. Or how you keep track of any user's sales and profits.

    It is also possible there is another solution to my problem that neither of us has thought of yet. Does anybody else do business that involves kickbacks on purchases, such as what I am doing? Maybe a photo session for a charity, or as part of a fund-raiser? If so, how do you track the sales for that event?

    Thanks.
    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
    Follow me at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjurasz/
    My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercphoto?ref=hdr_shop_menu
  • bdphotoadminbdphotoadmin Devilish grin Registered Users Posts: 4 Beginner grinner
    edited October 12, 2004
    Bill ... and Don,

    I may have the 'inverse' issue. Our smugmug site directly benefits a charity - but we may want to offer photographers with GREAT quality pics a 'royalty' in the form of a percentage of sales/profit. Right now, all images are donated to the group.

    The feature you propose would work well for that - allowing us to easily calculate the 'royalties' to be paid, based on the gallery they were in. Right now, we'd have to transcribe all of the individual transactions to a spreadsheet and figure-out who the contributor was. Uuuuuuuuugh.

    I'm with you on this one!

    -john
Sign In or Register to comment.