Print/DIGITAL for my photography business.

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    Hello everyone! (sorry if I am not in the right thread)

    So I am in the process of opening up my a studio where I will be designing and also running my photography business. What I am struggling with is how to offer prints if I do not print onsite? I know it may sound silly, but I am lost on this. I have a portfolio website on Squarespace but it does not have an online store. I am not sure where to look so that I can somehow be able to offer my clients a way to view the gallery of the images I captured, and make purchases on them. Any suggestions for this? I heard to go and make two separate sites (one portfolio and one for client purchases). I just want a way to offer my clients a place where they can see my work and have a separate private gallery for them to view photos and purchase them for print. What are some of the best sites to do this through? What are the best print labs I can sync to my site? What web-host can I use to have all of these features? I really appreciate the help on this.

    - Migs


     
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    What country is your business in? (No location info in profile)
     
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    This is the exact reason for me leaving Squarespace. I've shifted to Pixpa and luckily everything you mentioned is already available in their platform. I have a website where people can see all my work publicly, and a store within the website where they can purchase either the digital file or prints of my images. I'd suggest you the same. Building two different websites is quite of a work plus doesn't seem manageable. Build a portfolio website with different galleries of your work and a store page for selling those.
     

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