Collages plans to offer its professional photographer customers new ways to design and order with the addition of the Taopix Online photo commerce platform.
Founded in 1999, Collages is part of the H&H Color Lab family of companies. It serves professional photographers who extend their in person sales through online and mobile commerce solutions.Collages’ focus on simplifying photographer's workflow and presenting their images to look their best, made Taopix a perfect fit.
Collages has many innovative ways to help its customers sell photo products; these include mobile apps and access to online image galleries. The business also sells professional lab products and promotes imaging services such as album design and post production.
The team at Collages has been a long-standing successful user of the Taopix Desktop Designer software, marketed as collagesDesigner, and for them it’s a natural progression for their business to invest in the new Online platform that’s been optimized for mobile users. Once launched, Collages’ wedding and portrait photographers will be able to design online from their smartphones, tablets or larger screens. The company also plans to grow its market share by targeting both school and sports photographers.
Dave McCalley, CEO Collages said “We particularly liked the scalability of the Taopix Designer interface, from smartphone to TV size screens working across all popular operating systems. We also liked the fact that customers can access the Taopix Designer from anywhere via a web page URL.”
Mr McCalley added “We believe that Taopix Online will allow us to increase product sales for our professional photographer clients. We’re also planning to give consumers unprecedented levels of control by offering simple album design capabilities that will allow them to create beautiful photo gifts using images taken by professional photographers.”
“We are confident that by giving the consumer the freedom to design previously inaccessible photo products with professional imagery will grow sales.”
Gadi Kovarsky, Taopix VP Americas commented “For many years we’ve been proud to have one of the USA’s top tier professional labs as a successful Taopix customer. It’s exciting for us to see them enhancing their already great offering with this investment in Taopix Online and we’ll be supporting them every step of the way on their journey to win new customers and expand into new markets.”