How To Sell Photos Online With FooBox And Fotomoto

FooBox Pro and Fotomoto work together to provide you with the eCommerce solution you need. With these two platforms, you are able to sell photos from your WordPress website. Plus, it’s easy to set up and simple to use.

How does it work?

FooBox, as you probably know, is a responsive WordPress lightbox. It works by opening your images in a popup or overlay on your screen. If you are using a gallery with this, such as FooGallery, then you will also be able to scroll through the gallery images from the lightbox.

Fotomoto is an eCommerce widget that integrates into your website. It automatically adds a Buy Button to the images on your site – although you have control over the pages or categories on which the button appears. Fotomoto then works automtically with FooBox: as users open the full size image in FooBox, the buy button appears on the image. Users can then buy, print or download photos directly from the lightbox.

Using Fotomoto and FooBox to sell photos

Let’s take a more detailed look at how to sell photos using Fotomoto and FooBox.

The first thing you need to do is install the Fotomoto plugin, which you can do from your website by going to Plugins –> Add New, and searching for Fotomoto. You will also need to download and install the Pro version of FooBox.

Fotomoto settings

Once you have installed and activated the Fotomoto plugin, you’ll be able to access the settings page from Settings –> Fotomoto. From here, you can adjust your settings and access your Fotomoto Dashboard.

Fotomoto settings on your website

The dashboard is where you will manage your eCommerce store. You can customize what you’re selling, and keep track of orders and payments. You can find out more about how the widget and dashboard work in the Product Features on Fotomoto.

You will need to have a Fotomoto account to create your own online boutique store. You can sign up or login from the link in the Fotomoto settings, or go to Fotomoto to sign up. Once you have an account, enter your site key into the field provided on the Fotomoto settings page on your website. You’ll now see the buy button showing with your images.

FooBox settings

FooBox works out of the box, so you won’t need to adjust any of the settings. However, with FooBox Pro, you can customize the look and feel of your lightbox by selecting a theme and color-scheme. You can also set up social sharing with FooBox Pro.

Once you are happy with your adjustments, you will be ready to sell your photos!

FooBox and Fotomoto in action

The Fotomoto buy buttons should appear on the images on your website. If you are selling a variety of photos, we would recommend adding them to a gallery, using a plugin like FooGallery. Users can then search through the gallery thumbs and open the full-size images of the photos they like.

Once the image has opened, you will see the buying options in the top left corner of the photo. With FooBox, you also have the ability to add captions and descriptions, to scroll through the gallery images, and to add an image counter below the lightbox.

Sell photos online with Fotomoto and FooBox Pro

When users choose to buy or download a photo, Fotomoto will open above the image. From here, users can make all the necessary selections and adjustments, and add items to their cart without ever having to navigate away from your site.

Customize your order from within FooBox

They can even process their payments from here.

Pay for orders from the website

Once users have completed their orders, Fotomoto takes care of the rest. You can leave everything up to them, or take care of orders yourself, while using your dashboard to track orders and communicate with clients.

With FooBox Pro and Fotomoto, you’ll have everything you need to sell your photos online.

8 thoughts on “How To Sell Photos Online With FooBox And Fotomoto”

    • Thanks for your query. We may look into adding this feature in the future, but it isn’t possible at the moment.

  1. The more I browse your site, the more impressed I am with your content! Once again, an article that is really going to help me grow and learn as an online businesswoman. Thanks!😊 – Jessica

  2. I’ve added the Fotomoto plugin to WordPress and also on a 7 day trial for the Pro subscription to Foo Gallery (as it says to work together this is required).

    I love Foo Gallery and have been using it for a while but I can’t seem to get the prices to display on the full sized image once the thumb nail has been expanded.

    I really really don’t want to resort to another gallery plugin as Foo Gallery really is the best I’ve tried. Any help will be much appreciated.

    • Hi Stephanie
      We’re glad to hear you like FooGallery! To get Fotomoto working, though, you’ll need FooBox PRO. This is our lightbox plugin and once installed, you should see the prices displaying on the full size images when opened in FooBox PRO. If you’re already using FooBox, then you can try out the free trial for the Pro version. Here’s some more info on this:

  3. I wanted to check and see if there is any thing that has changed with how FooBox and FotoMoto work together before I purchase FooBox. Are there any instructional videos I need to see to be sure it is installed correctly? Please let me know.


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How To Sell Photos Online With FooBox And Fotomoto