© Giselle Behrens 2018 – somewhere over the Caribbean
Hey there, I continued researching on the best approaches to incorporate ecommerce to sell photo prints, and need to share with you a few updates from my las blog post:
⁃ Sell Media is actually a $12.42 monthly subscription and includes access to use all their themes and 18 extensions (the cheaper $8 subscription does not include the Reprints extension, only their themes).
⁃ You have to pay based on a yearly payment, so $149.
⁃ They offer a 30 day refund policy (same as Woocommerce Photography)
⁃ Sell Media offers the option of digital downloads, Woocommerce Photography does not, however you have the option to add a downloadable product in the Woocommerce product page.
⁃ Question I have is, do I need Woocommerce Photography, or can I just use the Product Add on extension?
I ultimately decided to go for Sell Media and teat it out. So purchased it, downloaded Reprints, installed it, tested it and… it didn’t work. My cart was not syncing with the test order. So read more and turned out that I had to program a bit (too big a word for me!) and add a script to the cart page, so after banging my head several times and finally understood that, the product did appear in the cart but:
⁃ The unit count icon on the cart did not reflect the added product via sell media.
⁃ Had TWO checkout buttons, ones for sell media, one for my Woocommerce portion of the webpage.
I was so confused. After 4 hours trial and error, I sent an email to Sell Media customer service at around 11:30 pm, and by around 10:00 am had an answer, so was very pleased with their customer service. It turns out Sell Media and Woocommerce are not compatible and cannot integrate as they use different scripts, so I decided to change to Woocommerce, and dedicate a new webpage (further along 🙂 to Sell Media and digital downloads! So they provided a refund and I decided to will integrate Woocommerce Photography plus its Product Add on extension to see how it goes.
As of now, figured out how to add a dropdown menu with options via Product Add on, which is awesome! Finally. Still have to figure out where the Woocommerce Photography comes into play.
This might be beginner stuff for many, for me its a learning curve, and hope it provides some valuable intel for you as well!
Let me know if you have any questions down below in the comment section, and we can figure it out together.