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Imaging for Amazon Sellers

Over 60% of our clients sell their products on Amazon! Amazon allows up to 8 images per listing. While the typical on-white evenly lit images are a must, it’s the lifestyle images that are a direct result of better conversion rates and a higher overall seller rating.  It’s quite simple: better images equal higher ratings, which in turn places your product on pages where they’ll be found first by customers!

SKUpics Studios product photography stands out in a marketplace like Amazon. The SKUpics Studios photography studios are set up to provide both your main, on-white image and your lifestyle images.  We can even provide hand models!  We have two living room studio set spaces that are ideal for larger products and a countertop with a tiled backsplash that is perfect for kitchen-related products. Continue reading

When SKU met pics

A SKU, or “stock keeping unit” is a product and identification code for a product and/or store.  This SKU is a machine-readable barcode found on a sticker or on the package of a product.

A pic is a photograph.

SKUpics Studios was founded in 2012 to provide product imaging services for any industry.  Whether you have just one product or 50,000 products, our software delivers an image with a unique file name so that your images are correctly listed alongside your product descriptions in your online catalog, print catalog and sales sheets.
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One Photograph=Many Files

A white background is a standard for the primary image on e-commerce sites, however a background that complements your product is eye-catching and sets your product apart from the rest! SKUpics Studios delivers image files with a transparent background, allowing us to place your product on an unlimited number of backgrounds.transparency

Simply, when SKUpics Studios photographer takes one photo of your product, included in the price per image is up to to 5 different image files!

Let SKUpics Studios do the work for you! The SKUpics Studios’ proprietary delivery code takes care of the tedious job of manually adding backgrounds or overlays to each image.  A job that normally would involve a costly image editor hours, is accomplished via a few clicks on the keyboard!  

One photo can result in up to 5 different backgrounds or overlays!  That’s 5 final image files for each product photograph…for the price of one photograph!

Included in the price per image is the following backgrounds or overlays:

  • Transparency
  • On-White
  • Gradient
  • Solid Color
  • Logo Overlay
  • Logo Underlay

Backgrounds that the SKUpics Studios image editors can apply to your product image*:

  • Drop Shadow
  • White Reflective
  • Black Reflective
  • Wood Table
  • Digital Customization
  • Collage
  • Custom

Please contact us at contact@skupics.com to discuss your photography requirements and pricing!

*additional fees may apply

Yes We Can!

Yes we can! (No, I’m not referencing Obama’s original campaign slogan).  I’m referring to our expertise in color matching and texture definition when photographing flooring and wallpaper products.

Any customer shopping online will tell you that the photo MUST match the actual color and texture of the textiles they’re purchasing.  Matching color and texture in photography directly results in higher sales and fewer product returns.
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Interior design relies on two major, simple concepts in a room: color and texture.  SKUpics Studios uses proprietary lighting techniques to define a surface texture. Your customer will be reaching out to touch their computer screen because the texture appears three dimensional!

SKUpics Studios’ image processing team color matches your product with a Pantone value (or any other color book found in Photoshop). Your floor or wallcovering image is portrayed exactly the same as if a customer was in your store looking at it.  

Do you want to see the SKUpics Studios team in action?  We welcome our clients to be present and involved in photo shoots at our studio!  

Visit www.skupics.com to see for yourself that we’re not just saying, “Yes, we can!”

Amazon Prime Now Teams up with SKUpics Studios

As the largest online store on the planet, Amazon is an expert online seller that recognizes photography as a crucial component to increasing sales. Amazon hand-picked SKUpics Studios to deliver accurate product photography to their customers.  We’ve accurately photographed, named and delivered thousands of image files to virtual Amazon Prime Now storefronts.

As an Amazon Prime member, customers in select cities can opt to use Amazon Prime Now and have products delivered to their doorstep in just one or two hours!  Amazon Prime Now sources local retailers to sell their products. These customers are loyal to their local stores and are more likely to make a purchase if they can SEE the local product.  A description or a line drawing just doesn’t result in reaching or exceeding sales goals anymore.  

SKUpics Studios photography teams packed up our gear and traveled across the country to California and Washington to provide onsite imaging. We photographed everything from children’s’ toys to fine wine!

We can’t wait for Amazon to offer Amazon Prime Now in our own backyard!

To learn more information about SKUpics Studios photography solutions, please visit www.skupics.com.

 

There’s an old photographer’s joke from back in the days of film:

A distraught woman brings a photo to the local photography shop and asks, “Could you please fix my only picture of my dead husband? You see he’s wearing a hat in this picture, which he seldom did, and I’d like the picture to look more like the man I knew, so could you remove his hat?”

The photographer takes the photo from the woman’s hands and looks it over carefully. “That shouldn’t be a problem ma’am, what color was your husband’s hair?”

She looks at him quizzicality and says, “Well, you’ll know when you get his hat off, won’t you.”

Even in this digital age of Photoshop some miracles are hard to achieve (and expensive to provide) so we make every attempt to limit the amount of time our editors require to provide your finished photos. This often means cleaning the dust off of an object or steaming out the wrinkles of a garment before taking the shot. The few extra minutes it takes to improve the straight out of the camera image saves both time and money in the long run – for both of us.

And that’s no joke.

Visit our website at www.skupics.com to see examples of what we’ve done for others and can do for you.