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New Payment Option Feature!

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We have a a new payment option! This feature will make charging your clients and receiving funds supremely easy. The new payment option allows you to create a payment link which can then be sent to your client via a customised email.

All you have to do is input the payment information – what the payment is for, the amount owed and any admin notes (which are kept hidden from the customer). Once this information has been submitted a payment link is generated which links to your default payment option (for example your PayPal account). Once you click the link a customised email will open, in a separate window, in your email account. Just enter the customer’s email address and hit “send”. 

The customer can then click on the link to make the payment. Once the payment has been made you will receive a notification by email. The payment will also be recorded in your sales history. It really is as simple as that! 

To use the new feature; login to your account on theimagefile and go to My Sales > Payment Request. 

Managing data

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Managing data is hugely important nowadays. The onset of the Internet and digital infrastructure has brought with it the ability to gather all sorts of information. Whether you want it or not. You will be glad to hear that you can benefit from this. It can help grow your business, and not in a stalker, weird kind of way.

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3 Marketing Tips To Gain Last Minute Christmas Shoppers

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Last minute holiday shoppers contribute to a large portion of most retail sales. Although you may consider December as the winding down period for your Christmas marketing, it’s worth plugging away at it to capture those last minute shoppers. A recent survey revealed that last minute online shopping numbers hit a record high in 2015, particularly on the 22nd and 23rd of December. So how you make the most from last minute shoppers?

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The Beginner’s Guide To Instagram

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Today we wanted to provide you with a comprehensive beginner’s guide to one of the rising stars of the social media world; Instagram. Instagram is an online mobile photo and video sharing channel that allows you to create and share memories with your followers via your smartphone. It’s a fairly new social network, having only been around for just over five years, yet it’s potential was recognised as early as 2012 when Facebook bought the network for $1 billion. Since then the network has grown and expanded exponentially. With more users than Twitter and it’s only focus on visual content, it has become one of the go-o social media tools for individuals, creatives and businesses alike. 

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8 Powerful Communication Tools For The Small Business

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This article is written and provided by customer support and content manager for TextMagic – Alexa Lemzy. We’re thrilled to share her eight powerful communication tools for the small business. Thank you for sharing your insights and knowledge with us! 


Studies show that, with today’s technology, collaboration from a distance can be nearly as effective as face-to-face communication. Additionally, the number of virtual workers is steadily increasing across the globe. If you’re not already sharing your workload with someone in another office, another town, or another hemisphere, you will be soon. It’s time to learn how to leverage technology to make the most of your work experience.

Even if you’re not working within a virtual team, modern communication tools can make your current small business projects more productive. Here is a list of cutting-edge internal communication tools to help you collaborate more effectively at work, starting today.

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4 Time Management Tips For Christmas

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The phrase “Christmas rush” can illicit feelings of excitement or worry, depending on how well you’re prepared. Seasonal traffic is different for every business, every year. For some businesses Christmas is the ‘golden cigar’ of the selling seasons, while for others it’s just a nice boost throughout a year of steady sales. Whether you know this will be your high sales season or Christmas is just a healthy boost, these time management tips can help you make the most of your time. 

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