In this live session, I collected all the wall art samples I’ve ordered over the past 3-4 years, as well as my album and folio box and other small things, to show you what SOME options are that you might want to offer clients.
This is NOT a definitive list. I have not ordered every product from every company, so ultimately my advice is to see something you think you would like for yourself, and that you find beautiful, and order a sample of it.
Many of the companies listed below do quite large sample discounts especially when you sign up with them for the first time, so order a sample and see if you like it.
There is no “right or wrong” when it comes to choosing products to sell to clients. If you love a product, you’re more likely to sell it. If you only have it because you think you should… you probably won’t sell it.
There are also endless ways to go about pricing your products, however one guideline could be:
Cost of Goods Sold (eg., the cost of the raw product) + Shipping * 1.5-3 (for Europe/UK) or up to * 5 for USA + Tax = Cost of the product for the client.
Professional Print Labs
Keep in mind that not all of these are “professional photographers only” (like Whitewall and Saal Digital) which means your client could theoretically find out the raw price.
Keep in mind as well that this is not an exhaustive list. I’m sure there are many, many more print labs. Feel free to write a comment below of any you have used and can recommend and I’ll be sure to add them to the list.
Many of those in the UK and EU will ship to the UK or EU so don’t rule them out just because they’re located in one place or the other – however do be aware that due to Brexit, there is no longer free trade between the EU and UK so customs fees and charges will apply. I’m sure there are similar things in place for the US & Canada and potentially AUS & NZ.
Similarly, you may be able to order from Graphi, Whitewall etc to the USA, but I have no idea what happens with taxes, customs and so on. You would need to check with those individual companies as some of them have branches overseas (I know Queensbury does, for example).
- Bay photo
- Frame suite
- ACI American colour imaging
- Album crafters
- Graphi (Italy)
- Queensbury (nz company)
- Atkins in SA
- Brilliant prints