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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


I am on Smugmug but I just got an email that they are raising their prices to $300 a month for a business account thats $150 more a year than it was.... I AM OUT.

Is there any portfolio sites like smugmug that have access to print studios and fair prices?

as a struggling photographer 300 a year is too much for me to pay, It was hard enough to cough up the $150.

Thomas



Sep 01, 2012 at 02:22 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


I would go look at Zenfolio. I just renewed for the year with SM last month but I am beginning the process here in the upcoming weeks to migrate all of my content over to Zenfolio possibly. It is just ignorant to double prices like that. I don't make a ton of profit a year from the service and definitely not enough with this increase.


Sep 01, 2012 at 02:49 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


I have been with smug mug for 5 years - I am a full time photographer and I will be looking for new options. Depending on what I find, I might be moving to a new service.


Sep 01, 2012 at 03:51 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


Now that pictage is on the same level as Smugmug I might just switch...



Sep 01, 2012 at 04:02 AM
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I'm also going to switch once my current year is up, is just to big a jump and I don't see how that can be justified. Not sure where I'm going year but have a few months to decide.


Sep 01, 2012 at 07:58 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


I am just an amateur who likes to sell a few shots, 300 bucks is way too much.

Bandwidth, compute, and storage is so cheap these days that kind of price increse even with expanding video is just a croc!

What are my options?



Sep 02, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


What were the reasons for the rise in cost?


Sep 03, 2012 at 01:54 AM
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Greed


Sep 03, 2012 at 01:55 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


Been with Zenfolio for a while. They haven't raised their prices yet. I like their services. Check them out.


Sep 03, 2012 at 04:24 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


Carson Wilcox wrote:
Greed


That seems a little simplistic. No offense intended, but their founder made a video explaining their need to raise prices, first in 7 years. Here is a link to the video he posted:

http://youtu.be/NZaRVzIg0wk

I'm not saying I agree with it, but no reason not to be fair. In short, they're wanting to shore up their technical infrastructure and IT staff.

I was with Zenfolio for several years and left when they raised their prices. I went to SmugMug back then and I'm getting tired of switching. Switching was not a clean and simple transition. I will probably ride this one out and hope they don't raise rates for another 7 years.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


I disagree only greed could cause a price increase that large. They would have been better advised to keep on top of there business and raise prices gradually as needed over the years there to all of a sudden increase it that much.


Sep 03, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


Poor business practices and naiveté does not translate to greed. I'm sure you're upset and want to vent, that's understandable. But there are more rational explanations than a simple one word reply of greed.


Sep 03, 2012 at 06:03 PM
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Carson Wilcox wrote:
Greed


Stupidity != greed in every circumstance. Did you even bother with watching the video?

(I'm probably either going to rolling my own via Wordpress/plugins or moving to Zenfolio, but I'm not doing it out of ignorance, like some.)


Edited on Sep 04, 2012 at 01:27 AM · View previous versions



Sep 04, 2012 at 01:23 AM
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Carson Wilcox wrote:
I disagree only greed could cause a price increase that large.


First you say it's greed, then you say you disagree it's only greed. Make sense...

They would have been better advised to keep on top of there business and raise prices gradually as needed over the years there to all of a sudden increase it that much.

So it's greed (or not, depending on which post you read) in one lump, but increasing the same amount over several years (which would get them MORE money) ISN'T greed? Makes sense.


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Sep 04, 2012 at 01:26 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


My subscription ends in a week, so I doubt I will renew. I'm considering Zenfolio right now.


Sep 04, 2012 at 01:54 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


A quote from Smugmug's customer response

"Thanks for your reply.

I am not familiar with Zenfolio so I wouldn't be able to answer that. We don't do any competitor research..."




Sep 04, 2012 at 01:59 AM
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chip_master wrote:
A quote from Smugmug's customer response

"Thanks for your reply.

I am not familiar with Zenfolio so I wouldn't be able to answer that. We don't do any competitor research..."

Wow, that's genius.



Sep 04, 2012 at 02:31 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


What is the best shopping cart site that has the ability to sell portrait packages?


Sep 04, 2012 at 02:37 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


jrscls wrote:
My subscription ends in a week, so I doubt I will renew. I'm considering Zenfolio right now.

The price hike doesn't start until October 15 so you'll be able to renew at the old rate anyway - at least for the next year.



Sep 04, 2012 at 05:54 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · SMUGMUG crazy rise in price... alternatives?


^^My subscription choices only include the new plans at this point, so not sure about that. I wanted to redo my website anyway, so good time to change.


Sep 04, 2012 at 09:40 AM
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