Ink361 ‘Market’ Introduces Inspiring Forum to Sell Photography Online

Curated Shops feature work available from the Web’s most talented image makers

09 SEPTEMBER 2013, HONG KONG, NETHERLANDS, US
Summary
Picture this: a forum that combines some of the most compelling original photography on Instagram with an easy way to buy, sell and print high quality photo products. For people who love photography, INK361 is the only place to both view and socialize with photos and easily create, buy and sell original and beautiful photo products.

Picture this: a forum that combines some of the most compelling original photography with an easy way to buy, sell and print high quality photo products. It’s available with a single click from INK361.com. 

INK361, a Web-based platform to view and organize Instagram photos that also provides users a social setting to discover a wide range of beautiful photography, is introducing the INK361 Market. The new service provides direct access to the most talented artists on Instagram by making their photos available for purchase.

Visitors to INK361.com can select the “Shop” tab to browse the Market and order prints from featured photographers. Users can turn images into quality products that enhance home décor and serve as unique gifts for family and friends. In addition, INK361 users enjoy the best solution for viewing Instagram photos online.

In preparation for the launch of its marketplace feature, INK361 invited some of the best photographers on Instagram to participate in a beta test. The response from nearly 150 initial users proved overwhelmingly positive, many citing the ease of setting up a shop and the credibility and visibility that selling images through INK361 provided their work among fans of great photography. 

“When the opportunity arrived, I felt confident that participating in the INK361 Market was the right direction for taking my photography to the next level,” says Instagram user @MissyJena, one of INK361’s featured shop owners. “I have long admired INK361’s well respected image as a company, and I’m delighted to share this journey with them.”

Feedback received from beta test participants allowed INK361 to enhance its offerings and make the experience available to all users, providing the forum to showcase and sell their images. Shops are easy to set up, and shop owners get to determine prices for the products they sell.

From Case-Mate phone cases and museum quality real-wood frames to prints on Kodak professional paper and more, buyers enjoy the highest quality photo products at affordable prices. Shipping of products is available to locations worldwide.

“At INK361, we set out to help people enjoy photography in a social context and to help photographers to monetize their work by connecting them with buyers of photo printed products,” explains Carel van Apeldoorn, CEO and co-founder of INK361.

In addition to Instagram photos, INK361 users can upload and print high-resolution photos or import them from Flickr, Dropbox, Facebook, Google Drive or their computer.

In 2011, INK361 introduced the Instagram viewer to consumers, allowing them access to their Instagram images from any standard computer. Since then, the Web service has attracted millions of unique visitors, many of whom are now dedicated daily users. They can buy and sell photos, order gifts for family and friends, or make a special moment last forever by putting it in print. Above all, users enjoy the opportunity to be inspired by beautiful photography.

Visit INK361.com for more information on INK361 services as well as special offers.

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"At INK361, we set out to help people enjoy photography in a social context and to help photographers to monetize their work by connecting them with buyers of photo printed products." Carel van Apeldoorn, CEO and co-founder of INK361
About Ink361

INK361 lets users access and interact with the Instagram photo-sharing network via the web.  With INK361, users can view Instagram photos in different sized grids, communicate with friends, organize photos with albums, get alerts, view statistics and more. 

People use INK361 to share their own photos, discover new photos and photographers, and explore the world one photo at a time.

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