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Nuts and Bolts: Image Inside Card for Customer

December 19, 2013

HOW TO PUT AN IMAGE INSIDE A CARD
AT THE CUSTOMER’S REQUEST

Suppose you have a customer who wants a custom image INSIDE your card. Can it be done? Yes!

If they want to do it themselves, they can upload an inside image during the card ordering process.

It is also possible for an artist to put an image on the inside of a card, but only if this is done on behalf of a customer (or if they’re buying the card themselves). We cannot currently add an image to the inside of a card for general sale.

How do you do it? Read on and we’ll take you through the process step by step.

  1. You must be logged in to your GCU artist’s account.
  2. This is set up so you have to act as if you’re purchasing the card yourself. Don’t worry, you don’t have to actually buy anything. Just go to the card and click the button: Personalize Inside.
  3. Beneath the view of the card’s inside, you’ll see a link: Upload an image for the inside of card. Click on that link and follow the instructions to upload your image.
  4. Once you are finished, click Next Step.
  5. You will be asked for your shipping information. If you’ve never purchased a card from GCU, you will need to fill in the boxes. Don’t panic. You aren’t buying the card. When you’re finished, hit Next.
  6. Okay, this is what you’ve been working for. On the screen, you’ll see a link: Share Card Link. Click it. A box will pop up containing a URL.
  7. Copy this URL and send it to the customer. When they click on this special link, they will be allowed to purchase the card you’ve just customized.
  8. DO NOT REMOVE the card from your shopping cart until AFTER the shopper has purchased the card. If you delete it, the shopper can’t make the purchase. Savvy?

And there you have it. Once the customer has made their purchase, you can easily go to your shopping cart and delete the card.

Remember, this only works for cards you’re customizing for your own purchase or for a customer. This will not work for cards for sale to general customers.

Have any of you artists tried this out? If so, how easy/difficult was it to add text or (if you know) for the customer to add text to the inside after the image was uploaded and the card made available to them? Any other tips? Leave a comment!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 19, 2013 8:34 am

    Thanks for the write-out, Corrie – very helpful, for in case we’d ever need it! (bookmarked 🙂 )

  2. December 19, 2013 9:06 pm

    Here is a link to the inside of Eugenia’s featured custom card:
    [URL=http://s1114.photobucket.com/user/mindyrg/media/eugenia_inside.png.html][IMG]http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k539/mindyrg/eugenia_inside.png[/IMG][/URL]

    If you want to get really custom and think outside the box, you can create an image for the entire inside space (upper & lower or left & ride).

    Here’s an example from my holiday card last year by artist Micklyn Le Feuvre:
    https://gcucommunity.com/2012/12/19/custom-corner-merry-christmas-from-mindy-nasser-and-the-whole-family/

    Have fun and keep delighting those shoppers!

  3. December 20, 2013 4:36 am

    I am curious if there is an extra charge applied to buyers who add the inside image option or a free service to customers? Can photo cards be added to the inside too? If not … might be a nice thing to have this as an add on service with a small fee added perhaps to buyers who want it and to card designers to increase the pay % earned on the service. I will try this tut to get it under my belt and Thanks for the information.

  4. December 21, 2013 7:15 am

    As far as I know, LJ, there is no additional charge. Customers can customize their card free, which includes uploading an image to the inside.

    Corrie

    • December 23, 2013 8:13 pm

      Correct, no additional charge for customers to add an inside image. This is a real plus for them! 🙂 And very popular for businesses to add an image of their company logo.

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