Gain a competitive edge using our unique products and powerful software solutions including our NEW ZERO Ecommerce fee program, integrated green screen, patented Virtual Groups and ship-to-home that can make you more profit.
Streamline your workflow and boost your sales.
We have built products and software features specifically for school photography. We offer tools for the process that schools and customers want – the ability to view images first before purchasing.
We have sets of products, pricing and software features called “markets.” CCS offers 3 different markets for schools. Below is an overview of each. CCS can also accept orders directly from PhotoLynx™ (see the software page) and our CORE software can accept an import created by PhotoLynx™ (so there is no need to re-enter data).
Express Schools (select “ESCL” in our CORE software)
This is the perfect way to try Ecommerce sales! Express Schools has a slightly smaller product variety than our full-service offering, but it has NO Ecommerce fees. that’s right! ZERO Ecommerce fees. And there is never a fee to use our software in-office or to use our onsite software called Photo Match.
NOTE: Orders submitted directly from Photolynx™ will use this market.
This is our only market with flat-rate ship-to-home that includes postage, handling & packaging.
$3.95 ship-to-home for orders placed using our Express school program.
$6.99 addt’l for ship-to-home orders that include large products. (see catalog)
$0.45 for individually packaged orders returned to photographer or in drop-shipments
Full Service (select “SPRT” in CORE)
If you want to book more schools, then using our Ecommerce platform and View-Before-Buy marketing is perfect! School jobs using this method would be submitted using our Sports Market in our CORE software. Units are $2.26 and Ecommerce fees start at 5% (or 2% for pre orders). Plus, make more profit using our ship-to-home services! See our catalog for financial models! We have other great features such as integrated green screen, virtual groups for class pictures and our yearbook exports are FREE!
Pre Pay (select “SCHL” in CORE)
Our Pre Pay market in CORE has a wide school product variety PLUS choose from dozens of designs which can be customized using logos, text, colors & graphics! No templates to download or Photoshop needed! This market is designed for most orders to be pre-pay with the option for powerful online re-marketing. Use our cost-effective ship-to-home service to book more schools and make more profit! Ecommerce fees for online re-orders start at 12%. Fees are reduced with account volume. Ecommerce fees for online pre orders are 2%.
Products & Software Feature Highlights
School Product Line – We offer packages with products that complement each other, and lend themselves to the schools you are photographing.
Virtual Groups™ – Create class groups of any size from individual shots taken on either a green or blue screen (chroma key). Virtual Groups™ remove the chaos of photographing all the kids together. Plus, we offer customized backgrounds with the option to include the year, name of school, student names, and logos.
Fundraising Products – By offering school fundraising solutions to your service mix, you have a greater competitive advantage when it comes to booking schools. We have traditional items such as mugs, mousepads, window clings and mats PLUS larger items like Spirit Sticks and wall klings. Booster clubs will love the variety of products!
Yearbook Portal – A must have for school portraits! Our admin portal for yearbook advisers allows for yearbook image selection, either by the photographer or the school officials. (Students can optionally select their yearbook pose online too!) This portal generates and exports images and data. Plus, it gives users the option to download images for PR and yearbook purposes at their convenience.
Password Protected Galleries – Photographers can add an extra level of security with password protect image galleries.
Use Prepay, View First, or a hybrid combination of the two — we have software that works with it all.