Frequently Asked Questions
I have my own site and do not want to move it. Can I still use IDW's Eye Select?
Yes, what we can do is simply link your site to your IDW solution. If you have Package Level 2 or above, you can even customize the site so your customers would not even notice the difference. Alternatively, with a Level 2 or higher account, we can seamlessly move your site to our servers. This costs just $15/year and we will automatically renew your domain name registration by 1-year and continue to renew annually.
I have no skills in HTML or programming, can I still get results with IDW's Eye Select?
Yes. IDW comes in two modes. The default mode allows you to manage and administer your IDW solution completely from your web browser. The advanced mode allows you access to the templates to download and develop your solution to meet your unique needs. Additionally, our web control panel contains a rich text editor (much like Microsoft Word ®) which allows you to create HTML pages without any HTML skills!
What happens if I run out of image license packs or disk space?
You can contact your IDW rep and move to any plan that supports your current needs. We will immediately update your IDW solution to your new plan.
Do I have any limitations to what I can sell online?
The only limitation you have is the number of Image/Inventory License Packs you have in your IDW solution.
Can my customers pay me online using a credit card?
Yes, we will set you up with a merchant account and payment gateway module to conduct all your online needs.
What is IDW working on now?
Eye Select is developed by Make-a-Store, Inc. who has been providing enterprise-scale e-commerce solutions since 1994. We are constantly researching and developing new technologies to deliver to our customers. In the very near future you can expect an "Eye Select Portal" site to help you get clients! Yes, Eye Select will have services available to help customers locate a photographer in their area for their needs. Additionally, the "Eye Select Portal" will allow users to view and purchase your public images that you submit to the portal.
We at IDW are working around the clock to enable you with technologies to increase revenue streams!
Have A Question? Ask UsBefore you put your business online, or before you switch your current online operations, make sure you know the facts which make Eye Select Online Studio The Best Product For Professional Photographers To Do Business Online!
Questions You Should Ask The Competition
Online Proofing is one thing, but do other products really address all the issues needed to run a business online?
Eye Select Online Studio is made for Online Business. Over 500 Standard features covering every aspect of your business management, order management, customer management, marketing management, events management, and daily operations. Eye Select Online Studio is built on an e-commerce platform which is used by large corporations such as H&R Block® and Cambridge Soundworks®.
What other features are available to me? I might not need these features now, but it is comforting knowing that they are there when I need them.
Eye Select Online Studio has 1000's of additional features through the use of over 20 modules that can be directly integrated. Additionally, using today's open standards and cutting edge technology, 1000's of additional features can be integrated using our numerous web services, including the ability to sell your work through Amazon.com®, eBay®, Froogle®, and other 3rd party integration!
How is the printing handled of my images?
You are only as good as your lab printer! Don't get stuck with someone you do not know, or someone who charges you too much! Eye Select Online Studio does not restrict you to using one specific lab printer for your images. You can use any of our professional lab partners or have your own printer process your images!
How do I get my images to my clients?
Eye Select Online Studio is seamlessly integrated with the world's leading shippers: USPS®, FedEx®, UPS®, and Canada Post®. Depending upon your needs, our lab partners can ship directly to your customer or back to you!
Can I sell other items online, or only images?
Eye Select Online Studio gives you the ability to sell your images online, plus other products and services! In addition, the software will even "upsell" these products automatically for you – thus, all customers will be given the opportunity to purchase frames, albums, or whatever else you wish to sell.
Can I grow my online business at the same rate as my offline business?
Eye Select Online Studio is 100% Scalable. That means that no matter what size your business may grow to, there is an Eye Select product for you!
Do I get to have my very own website? One designed to reflect my personal tastes and business identity?
Eye Select Online Studio is your very own, 100% customizable, website! No programming or HTML needed if you choose any of our professionally designed templates. Just use your browser to make any changes to your website. But for those who want to design their own templates to be used with Eye Select Online Studio, you have documentation to help you get up and running quickly with our intuitive template-based architecture! Be careful of the competition! They often lack choices and functionality for changing your website design. With Eye Select Online Studio the only limit is your imagination! Don’t let your software limit the uniqueness of your business!
Do you offer any special features that help my customers and my business?
Eye Select Online Studio offers over 100 customer specific features that improve your business, including the ability to accept bookings and manage your calendar online, sell electronic gift-certificates, issue promotional coupons, integrated secure messaging system, personal online proof notes, online order history and package tracking, instant messenger order notifications to the photographer, and much more!
Do I have to pay a recurring fee? Do I have any options in regards to what type of plans I can have?
Eye Select Online Studio can fit the budget of any photographer or image professional. From pay-per-event, to monthly rentals, to buying, Eye Select is the most cost effective product on the market!
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