Camyam is a new photography marketplace website that allows professional photographers to market their workshops around the globe. An e-commerce site to reach a global audience without a setup fee or monthly fee.
The website, Camyam.com launched earlier this month to connect photographers with photography workshops around the world. Camyam is poised to make listing, selling, finding and buying photography workshops easier, while empowering professional photographers to spend more time to work with clients.
Photography workshops are as common as restaurants, but trying to find one that fits your needs, budget, timing and skillset is a difficult task. And selling a photography workshop requires a professional photographer to setup an ecommerce site and be educated in search engine optimization. Camyam’s website bundles everything a professional photographer needs to advertise their workshops. Such as a template driven interface to build and market workshops, as well as an ecommerce interface for customers to purchase online. And there is no setup fee or monthly fees associated.
Currently many photographers market their workshops by setting up a web platform that encourages customers to email them for more information. These photographers often find themselves lost in the sea of search engines and social media. To upgrade their site to a fully functional e-commerce site and employ a full online marketing strategy would require capital and time they simply do not have. Giving photographers a simpler, more cost effective way to list and sell their workshops is one of Camyam’s goals.
With the current release, Camyam.com sets out to re-define the process of finding workshops. By simply using an interactive map, a prospective buyer can drill down into an area on the globe to find a workshop that meets their needs. Alternatively, they can also submit a search query to find a photography workshop within their budget and time frame. Once found, a simple purchase button allows for credit card purchases. Stripe’s Connect product was chosen to handle payment processing, which means the funds go directly to the photographer listing the workshop. Camyam charges the buyer an additional small booking fee when the transaction is processed.
According to Camyam, initial response to the new website has been very positive. Professional photographers, or artists as they are referred to on Camyam, like the ability to setup a public profile about themselves, list workshops quickly, and easily share their workshops socially with the pre-established links that Camyam provides. In addition, they are looking forward to the traffic statistics that will be coming soon to their dashboards.
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