PhotoStockPlus.com and Shutterfly are companies that allow photographers to sell photos online. Both companies require a yearly or monthly membership fee, but PhotoStockPlus.com offers a free 10-day trial, as of 2015.
PhotoStockPlus.com maintains relationships with various clients looking to buy photographs and works to promote user's photography to these agencies. Members are provided a custom URL, photo gallery and dozens of templates to build a personal website. Buyers also post specific assignments on the website for photographers to complete. Marketing tools such as business cards, flyers and coupons can all be generated on PhotoStockPlus.com.
Shutterfly does not actively promote photos to buyers or have photography assignments available. Shutterfly provides members with a personalized website and photo gallery. Users have orders taken through the website, and Shutterfly processes these orders and delivers the product. Shutterfly sends payments to members and handles all customer service issues. Photos can be sold as physical prints or digital downloads. Fast turn around times and high-quality prints are guaranteed by Shutterfly. Two gallery options are available, as of 2015. The Pro Gallery Pro costs $99 a year and comes with 5 GB of space. The Pro Gallery Premier costs $199 a year and has unlimited hosting space.