The fast, simple and cost effective way to retouch your ecommerce product images

In the world of ecommerce, your product images are extremely important. High quality images help to promote and sell your products when your customers can’t see or touch them. It doesn’t always have to be super flash, slick and professional, but presenting products clearly and consistently, and in a way that complements your brand, will help your website go a long way. If you’re new to online selling, read about the basics of product imagery in this article from award-winning designer Tim Christie. If you already have product imagery that might be in need of a bit of love, read on!

Image retouching

Image retouching is the process of getting your images ready for publishing — presenting your items in the best possible way while ensuring your images remain a true representation of your products. This includes tasks such as:

  • colour correction
  • putting the image on a white or transparent background
  • product enhancement

Whether you do your product photography yourself or get a professional photographer to do it, the manual processes involved in image retouching can cost you a lot of time and/or money. Let’s say you have 100 images and it takes 30 minutes to retouch each one (if you’re proficient at using a program such as PhotoShop) — that’s either 50 solid hours of work for you, or upwards of a few thousand dollars paid to a designer.

Storbie offers a quick and affordable image retouching service

Storbie has a solution! With this new service we are offering, you can get all your ecommerce product images retouched for a fraction of the cost. How will it work? You simply send us your images and we will retouch them within 24-72 hours, then upload to a specified image folder in your shop and notify you that they are done. You can then review the images and publish them to your products.

When sending your images, please send the original version and as high a quality image as possible. The images in your Storbie image management files are compressed versions so please do not download your images from your online store and send.

The options available are:

R1. Colour correction = $0.99 per image

R2. Colour correction + put on white background = $3.98 per item

R3. R2 + Product enhancement = $9.99 per item (for small items e.g. apparel, accessories)

R4. Same as R3 but for bigger items (e.g. furniture) = $14.99 per item

Examples of what retouching can do for your products

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Try it out first with one free image retouch

We are able to offer one free image retouch for you and if you are happy with the service we can then continue to process more images for your online store as you need them.

If you would like to take advantage of this service, simply send one product image of your choice to retouch@storbie.com with your store name in the subject line. Please also give us an indication of how many images you would look at getting retouched thereafter. We currently have a minimum order size of 10 images. If there are multiple items on a single image, the prices are applied per item rather than per image.

When sending your images, please send the original version and as high a quality image as possible. The images in your Storbie image management files are compressed versions so please do not download your images from your online store and send.

By outsourcing your product image retouching in a fast, simple and cost effective way, you can now get your catalogue online faster, ensure your product images look amazing, and focus on selling! Email retouch@storbie.com to get started.

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