Sample products for professional photographers
At Sim, we offer a range of professional sample products for photographers to use in their studio or on the road to showcase to clients. All of our products, including our entire range of albums and books as well as our bespoke photo frames, are available to order as a sample products for professional photographers. Our dedicated sample code can be added to your basket for any product you would like as a sample to deduct the appropriate amount depending on your product choice.
How much discount is available for sample photography products?
For professional photographers, product samples are a key tool for selling products, packages, in-person sales and even ideas to customers. To help your clients understand what they are truly looking for, you have to offer them the opportunity to handle a premium quality, handmade product for them to see, feel and fall in love with. This physical interaction can create an emotional connection with the products and photography inside.
The psychological advantage to this process is that it encourages your clients to visualise their own pictures showcased inside, meaning your customer now wants you and you alone to take their photographs. Don’t forget that it’s not just a book that you are selling; it’s a beautiful, handmade snapshot of a significant moment in their history, ready to be treasured for a lifetime as a priceless family heirloom.
Sample photo albums and sample photo books
You can order a bespoke wedding album or photo book designed with all of your own images via your SimWare software. Perfect for displaying your images and personal style to clients, this enables photographers to showcase their services to new or existing customers in the studio, at the chosen venue or during mobile meetings.
If you’re an exclusive photographer for a certain venue, this is an excellent opportunity to show the space dressed for a wedding. Design your book and simply enter the sample code SAMPLE2021 at the checkout to turn your product into a sample piece. Learn more about our sample albums and sample cover sets here.
Sample frames and bespoke photo wall art
Design a statement piece for your studio with a handmade bespoke sample frame. Choose your perfect moulding, create a single or multi aperture mount design online and select your moulding colour at the checkout before adding the SAMPLE2020 code to get your sample discount.
Alternatively design a custom photo wall art product in a style that suits your brand. You can order any product as a sample up to a size 36x24” to display to clients and improve your product sales. Learn more about our sample frames and wall art products here.
Sample photo albums for wedding venues and event venues
If you are a favoured or exclusive photographer for a local venue, a sample album is an excellent selling tool to leave with the venue full time. A dedicated venue sample photo book will showcase the area dressed for a wedding or event while promoting your own photography simultaneously, making a venue sample album a successful method for appealing to potential new customers.
Professional photography product samples are a valuable investment for any photographer or professional studio in order to entice additional customer purchases and improve in-person sales.
To order your own personalised sample, simply design your chosen product with your best images and add our dedicated sample code at the checkout. This will deduct the correct sample percentage depending on your chosen product. Your product will then be produced using your own images and dispatched to you ready to show off to new and existing clients.
Any sample products are not branded with “SIM” in any way, so your supplier can remain completely anonymous if you wish. We do not overprint your photography in any way, each product is simply marked with either “SAMPLE” or “STUDIO SAMPLE” on the reverse of the item, i.e the back of a frame or the back cover of an album. Sample products are not for resale and only permitted for professional photographers to showcase to clients.
You can order your sample in the same method as you would place a client order online, but simply use our dedicated sample code. Typically the turnaround time would be the same as any client orders, i.e 10 working days for books and albums and 7 working days for frames and wall art. During our busiest times of the year, typically November - December, the turnaround time for samples may be increased. If you are ordering a new sample product for a wedding fair or show and have a certain deadline, please let us know your ideal arrival date for the product via the special instructions so we can monitor this for you.
Samples are crucial for professional photographers to increase income and improve in-person sales. Clients tend to only invest in a professional album or hand made bespoke frame if they have seen one before, so it’s important to have display samples to truly show the time, craftsmanship and quality that goes into a personalised photo product. Album designing for previous events is a great task during the lower seasons to help boost income and keep in touch with existing clients. Show them a design of their own images online along with some images of your sample album so they can visualise the final product. Frames and photo wall art are a great way to professionally dress your studio, showcasing both your photography and the high quality products you can offer. This will help clients visualise how their own images may look after the final editing and create a connection with your style and brand as a photographer.
Each and every one of our products, beit a personalised wedding album or handcrafted photo frame, is carefully packed by hand to ensure your order arrives safely and ready to present straight to your client. Our sample products are treated with the same care and attention of any client orders, so you can appreciate the full ordering experience from SIM. Photo albums and books are provided with a free grey presentation box for your main album as well as a fabric wrap or bag to protect your cover. Our bespoke photo frames are wrapped securely on each corner before being housed in a custom made white cardboard box so your frame is snug and protected.
Unfortunately sample products need to be purchased separately from any client orders. The sample code will be applicable to the entire basket, so please do not consolidate orders with client orders as these will be branded SAMPLE. If you have a previous client order you’d love to use as a sample, you can login to your account online, go to “My Orders”, and select “Re-order” on your chosen project to add the album into your basket again and select your cover options.
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All sample products will be branded SAMPLE or STUDIO SAMPLE, this is inclusive of ALL items in the basket. Any purchase with the sample discount is at the discretion of SIM and can be withdrawn at any time. Multiple sample purchases are permitted but are at the discretion of SIM, for larger sample enquiries please get in touch. Samples are not for resale and are only for professional use to market to customers. Turn around may be longer during peak time in production. For frame and wall art products, samples are only available up to a size 36x24”, no larger.