"I have a Business account. What special features might be worth it, even if I have to pay a bit extra for them?"
We love that you're a pro photographer using SmugMug. You get a ton of features with your annual (or monthly) subscription, but there may be some additional costs you accrue, depending on how much profit you make and what features you use. We call those Pro services, and here's what they are.
Q: What Pro services will cost me money, and when do I get charged?
A: These are features available only on the Business-level account, designed to help you sell more and make more money. Due to the additional complexity involved, there is a nominal charge for the following:
- Boutique Packaging: $7 per order, per lab (£6 for Loxley Colour).
- Coupons: Whenever you use Shipping coupons, and any time your coupon causes the order total to drop below the base cost + SmugMug's 15% commission on the items being purchased, you will be charged the balance due.
- Order Branding: $1 per order, per lab for Stickers and Thank You Prints (Cart Branding is free).
A: We do! We try very hard to not charge you, so we always deduct Pro service charges from your pro profits first. Your credit card is ONLY billed if your profits don't cover these costs.
Q: When do you charge my credit card if my profits don't cover the Pro service charges?
A: We process credit card charges to the credit card on your SmugMug account for Pro services twice a month, around the 1st and the 15th.
Q: I don't want to be billed for anything other than my Business subscription.
A: If so, we suggest you don't use the features listed above. They come highly recommended, but they aren't required to run a successful business on SmugMug. Here's how to disable them: