Order Fulfillment Guide

FinerWorks offers FREE order fulfillment in the form of white label (drop shipping) for artist and photographers who want prints shipped under their name or brand.

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This brief guide is meant to highlight those features we offer at FinerWorks for artists and photographers who use us as their order fulfillment service. At FinerWorks, we believe providing reliable order fulfillment must be simple. In addition, we want artists and photographers to be confident their customers will receive the prints exactly as intended. There is no application process and it and does not take any special knowledge or technical expertise. If you know how to access photos or image files off your computer and use the Internet, your basic requirements have been met. If you have used FinerWorks before for online ordering, this guide will help you make sure you have not overlooked some of the tools we offer.

What is Drop Shipping?

One of the first things we did when we built our initial ordering system over a decade ago was provide an automatic drop shipping option. Drop shipping simply means you do not need to carry any inventory or worry about packaging and shipping. You commission the drop shipper (which would be FinerWorks) to send the order to your customers but branded under your name so it looks like you or your company shipped it.

Many big online companies rely on this method either solely or to let them ship products which they normally would not be able to inventory. Amazon.com uses this method for some of the items sold and at the individual level Ebay and Esty sellers use this method all the time.

How it Works

At checkout in the area where you select your “Shipping Method” will be a check box you can click to indicate you want it drop shipped. If you provide a valid address in your account’s business profile, we will automatically check this for you. The order is then shipped and made to look like you are the sender. No information about us will be included. Prices will also be removed from the packing slip.

 

Some Examples

Getting a Bad Print

Generally, unless professionally calibrated, computer monitors are going to be very bright.  Also tablets and mobile devices display images with elevated brightness and contrast. These settings mislead people into believing their images are brighter than they usually are. Read more

Since we do not print with “white” inks, the white areas in your print will reflect the tone of your chosen paper in its natural state. Some papers have a slightly warm cast, while others do not. Being informed about the paper you are printing on will help you avoid any surprises. Learn More

This could stem from a number of factors but the first thing to check is your white balance/white points. Another thing that might result in color shifting is submitting your images for print in CMYK mode instead of RGB mode. Find out more about accuracy in print color

If your print arrives damaged, contact us immediately. Once we have received photo snapshots of the damage, we will arrange to either reprint your damaged print, or provide a full refund.

Please contact us within 30 days of placing your order if you are unhappy with your print. Our first goal will be to help you get a satisfactory replacement. If that is not an option we offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

We utilize clear plastic print sleeves for added safety and protection during the transport of your print. The print sleeves used for packing are not intended for re-use. Often because of the amount of tape used to secure the print sleeve for safe travel, the print sleeve is not salvageable.  If you wish to obtain usable clear print sleeves, you can order them here.

Print’s being lost or damaged during shipping is rare however it does happen on occasion (less than 1% of orders are ever reported to us). If this occurs, please contact us by e-mail or phone via our contact page so that we can make arrangements as required. In some instances of damaged prints, UPS will pickup the damaged print so make sure you tell your customer to make it available in the original package for pickup by UPS. With lost prints, we may require an additional several days depending on the time frame the order was shipped in the instance an order is running late or transit information has not been updated by the courier.

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