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How it Works:

We do the leg-work for you.

For a quick and easy overview of how our program works, follow the information below. We are always happy to hear from you, so feel free to contact us directly at photographer@minted.com.

Register for free.

Register for our Minted Photographer Program, it's fast, easy, and absolutely free.

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Earn commission.

Upload your client’s photos under your Photographer Dashboard and email them to let them know they’re ready. All commissions will be paid monthly as a direct deposit via Payoneer. It’s that easy!

Questions?

Email us directly at photographer@minted.com.

Photographer Program Questions:

How do I join the Photography Program?

You can sign up for the Minted Photographer program here.

How do I receive samples of the products to share with my clients?

If you would like to receive samples of any photo cards designs, please email us directly at photographer@minted.com. All photocards are printed with the stock images already in place. If you have referred clients to Minted in the last year, please submit a photo of your choice in your email to us.

How long can I store the photos in my account?

Minted will keep your photos for up to 6 months since your most recent visit. If you don't come back in 6 months, we will automatically delete your photos.

Revenue Sharing Questions

How will I receive payment for the profit I make as a Minted Photographer partner?

You will receive a monthly payment after you earn $9.99. For more information, contact photographer@minted.com.

Is there a limit to how much profit I earn?

No, earn away! Minted offers a 13% profit on all sales with no additional work for you.

Where do I set up my Payoneer account?

It is imperative that you have a Payoneer set up correctly to receive commission payments and in a timely manner.

You can find step-by-step set up instructions below:

In your Minted Photographer Dashboard, scroll to the “My Payments” section and click on the “Register for Payoneer” button.

- Complete the four registration steps.

- Make sure that you have your local bank account details handy as you'll need them during the sign-up.

If you are a first time Payoneer user, please sign up for your Payoneer account using the link under the “My Payments” section per the step above. Please do not sign up for the account directly through Payoneer.com. This will ensure that your account is connected to the Minted-specific Payoneer program.

Payoneer is a widely used payment platform that is used by other companies to make payments to their communities. From your Minted Photographer Dashboard, go to “My Payments” and click “Register for Payoneer” button. When you are redirected to the Payoneer registration flow, please click the “Already have a Payoneer Account? Sign In” link in the first screen of the registration flow.

Still haven't found the answer you're looking for? Email us directly at photographer@minted.com.

Adding Clients and Uploading Photos:

To Add a Client, follow these steps:

1. Login

Login to your Minted account.

2. Go to the My Clients section of your Photographer Dashboard.

Use this link: My Clients. Please note: only one email address per client. When emailing your clients they will have the option to transfer the photos to their preferred email address as well as share images with family and friends.

If your clients do not have a Minted account prior to receiving their photos they will be prompted to create one here: minted.com/register. They do not need to have a Minted account before uploading their information and photos on their behalf.

3. Create + New Client.

Once you have confirmed your client’s information you can begin adding photos to your client's album.

Your client will only be able to use the image(s) on Minted.com and will NOT be able to download directly from our site.

4. Send Client Email

Once you've uploaded all your client's images select Send Client Email and an automated message will be sent to them with instructions on how to redeem the photos you've uploaded.

Photos are automatically added to your client's minted.com account photo tray when they follow the link in their Photos Ready email to our Get My Photos page. Once they've activated the link they can begin browsing and have access to the images you've shared with them during the card personalization process.

If you need to add more photos for your client go ahead and add additional and 'send client email' again. Only the new photos will be added to their photo tray and they will be able to use them for their photo cards.

Need help?

Contact us directly at photographer@minted.com

Photo Quality

What file types do you accept?

You can currently upload photos in the following formats: jpeg and tiffs. We recommend that photos be high resolution for best print quality. Photos must be high resolution. This means 300 dpi, printed up to a 5x7 card (for our full bleed cards).

Is there a size limit for photo uploads?

Yes, photos must be 10 MB or less.

How long is your turnaround time?

Proofs will be emailed back to the individual who places the order within 2 business days after the order is placed. Re-proofs, if necessary, will be emailed within 24 hours. Product order delivery times vary widely by product and vendor. Each product has an estimated delivery time frame stated on the product page.

What if I’m in a rush?

Our standard proofing process is 24-48 hours to ensure quality attention to detail on any changes made to the photo cards. To further expedite the shipping process, we do offer FedEx 2Day and FedEx overnight shipping. For further information on US and International shipping information click here.

Are my photographs protected?

Absolutely. Minted prioritizes the security of its designers and photographer’s work. Photographs that you upload will not be shared with anyone else. The images that you upload are for use of Minted photo card services. Clients will not be able to download or print images you upload for them in their photo tray.

Will Minted help me edit my photograph?

Delivering the highest quality products to our clients is our obsession. Our design associates will happily adjust your photograph by cropping, rotating, or resizing almost any image. Color photos can be converted to black and white or sepia at no charge. Please include your request in the special instructions box when you check out.

Can I submit my photos to be included in the designs shown on Minted?

We encourage our community of designers and photographers to show off their work. Submit your photos for consideration in our designs by emailing designers@minted.com. We will get in touch with you about possibly including your photographs in our design competitions or card samples in exchange for publicity.

Will my clients see a proof before printing?

Yes, every order includes complimentary proofing. After placing an order, a notification will be sent via email when the digital proof is ready for review. Please note that if your clients choose the “Express Service” option, a proof will not be created.

Terms and Conditions

Learn more about the terms and conditions covering participation in the Minted Photographer Program (let's call it the "Program"). The info on this page is what you agree to when you sign up for our program. As we are constantly tweaking our program to give you the most benefit, we will update any changes on this page. If you have any questions or comments, please email us at photographer@minted.com.

Guaranteed Profit on Every Order.

We'll handle all the production and shipping of the products you sell from your storefront, and you'll receive 13% of the "Net Sales" (your "Commission") when a customer places an order using photos you uploaded for them. "Net Sales" is the retail price received by Minted for the products from the customer, which is the price charged after any promotional discounts are applied, and excludes returned or defective products.

Payment.

We've engaged our trusted business partner Payoneer to administer payment for the Photographer Program, and have integrated the initial signup for both programs to make it as easy as possible for you. Payoneer protects all personal financial information with strong encryption so that this data is not accessible to anyone outside of Payoneer. All access points to the Payoneer platform are protected by secure firewalls and virus detection systems to ensure maximum security. Payments through the Payoneer Global Bank Transfer Service will be made monthly and are generally processed in 1-3 business days. E-mail photographer@minted.com if you have any questions.

Exposure.

You will receive "back of card printing" if your clients place an order using a photo that you've uploaded. Back of Card Printing is offered so long as you've supplied "back of card printing" information under Account Info within your Photographer Dashboard. You will not receive "back of card printing" if your client’s have chosen to upload their photos themselves. More information is available here.

General Program Information

Your Images The copyrights in the images remain unchanged by your submission of those images to us, and no exclusivity or related ownership right is created by your submission, though we do retain the right to store and use those images to create the cards for your clients and to display them on your storefront. You must have the right to provide those images to us without violating the rights of any party. Greater specifics are described in the "Legal" section below.

Branding

We each acknowledge the value of our respective brands, and so it is critical to ensure that trademarks are honored in the course of offering this Program. We appreciate your support of the Minted brand and the Program; please make sure that there are no misleading or negative impressions created by the use of the materials or your actions. If you have any questions regarding appropriate branding attribution or usage, please contact us at photographer@minted.com before using any of the Minted branding or trademarks.

Payoneer Sign Up Process

For your convenience, we have integrated the Payoneer and Minted sign up processes. When you visit your Photographer Dashboard you can find payment information under the Account Info tab. If you are a first time Payoneer user, please sign up for your Payoneer account using the link under the “My Payments” section per the step above. Please do not sign up for the account directly through Payoneer.com. This will ensure that your account is connected to the Minted-specific Payoneer program, which provides exclusive fee structures for Minted users, including options that are 100% free to photographers.

If you have a pre-existing Payoneer account, simply login.

Legal

Images Rights and License.

You may not submit photos that could infringe any rights of privacy, publicity or copyrights, unless you have the permission of the owner of these rights and the persons (or their parents or legal guardians, where applicable) who are shown in the photos. Furthermore, you may not submit any photos that may give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law, or expose Minted or its legal affiliates or partners to the threat of the same. We reserve the right to delete, move or edit images, or suspend viewing or printing of images if, in our sole discretion, we deem any submission abusive, defamatory, or in violation of copyright, trademark, or privacy laws or otherwise inappropriate or likely to lead to civil or criminal liability.

In the event that you post, submit or upload to your storefront, the Minted site, or as part of the Program, any materials including, without limitation, photographs and other images, text, graphics, videos, visuals, sounds, data, files, links and other materials (collectively, "Materials"), you will retain ownership of such Materials, and you hereby grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, and publicly display and perform (publicly or otherwise) such Materials. Please note that, while you retain ownership of your Materials, any design, template or layout in which you arrange or organize such Materials through tools and features made available through Minted are not proprietary to you, and can be used by Minted and others for any purposes. You acknowledge and agree that you have no rights in any such design, template and/or layout, and such template or layout shall be the sole and exclusive property of Minted or its licensors.

You represent, warrant and covenant that (i) you own or otherwise possess all necessary rights with respect to your Materials, (ii) your Materials do not and will not infringe, misappropriate, use or disclose without authorization, or otherwise violate any intellectual property or proprietary right of any third party, and are not unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, and (iii) you hereby consent to the use of your likeness, and you have obtained the written consent, release, and/or permission of every individual who appears in a Materials to use such individual's likeness, for purposes of using and otherwise exploiting the Material in the manner contemplated by these terms and conditions or, if any such identifiable individual is under the age of eighteen, you have obtained such written consent, release and/or permission from such individual's parent or guardian (and you agree to provide to Minted a copy of any such consents, releases and/or permissions upon Minted's request).

None of the Materials will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Materials. You acknowledge and agree that we may (but are not obligated to) do any or all of the following, at our discretion: (a) monitor and/or filter any Materials (b) alter, remove, or refuse to send, transmit or otherwise use any Materials (including, without limitation, by suspending the processing and shipping of any order relating to any Materials); and/or (c) disclose any Materials, and the circumstances surrounding the transmission or use thereof, to any third party.

Please note that our community members may report Materials that they believe to be inappropriate. Minted has the right, but not the obligation, to remove Materials in response to user reports or requests. Minted is not responsible for, and will have no liability for, the removal or non-removal of any Materials.

DMCA. Minted is committed to protecting copyrights and expects users of the Program to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any material used or displayed on or through the Minted site infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the material; (d) the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. More information may be found at //https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act.

Notices and counter-notices should be sent to:

Minted - DMCA Notices
747 Front Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94111

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Minted, our officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third-party information providers harmless from and against all claims, liabilities (including tax liabilities or penalties), losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from (i) any violation of these terms and conditions or any liabilities to any third parties (including taxing authorities), or (ii) any activity related to the Program (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing or using your account.

Disclaimer.

THE PROGRAM AND ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, MINTED EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. MINTED MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT ITS SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE. MINTED MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY SOFTWARE, GOODS, SERVICES, SPECIAL OFFERS, OR THE DELIVERY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY SOFTWARE, GOODS OR SERVICES, PURCHASED, ACCESSED OR OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH MINTED'S SITE OR THE PROGRAM. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM MINTED OR THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

Tax Disclaimer. You alone shall be responsible for the payment of any tax that arises as a result of receiving payment from Minted or Payoneer. Neither Minted nor Payoneer will withhold any taxes, though if your Commission exceeds $600 in one year, Payoneer will provide you with the appropriate tax form for reporting your Commission. Minted will have no involvement in, or liability for, the processing of this tax form.

Limitation of Liability. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, under no circumstances shall Minted be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, even if Minted has been advised of the possibility of such damages, that result from (i) your access to or use of, or inability to access or use the Program or Minted's site or services, (ii) any changes to the site or its services, or (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your submissions or data. You specifically acknowledge that Minted is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third parties, and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you. Further, Minted will have no liability to you or to any third party for any third-party content uploaded onto or downloaded from the site or through the service. You agree that the aggregate liability of Minted to you for any and all claims arising from the use of the Program, site or service is limited to the amounts you have previously paid to Minted, or $9.99, whichever is greater. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental, consequential or other types of damages, so some of the above limitations may not apply to you.

Governing Law; Claims.

These terms and conditions and any disputes arising therefrom will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of law provisions. Any dispute between you and Minted, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory, shall be decided via final and binding arbitration in accordance with applicable rules of the American Arbitration Association. Such arbitration shall take place before a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury, and you agree that Minted and you are each waiving the right to trial by a jury. Any arbitration demand must be filed in San Francisco, California within one year of the date upon which the underlying claim arose. You further agree that any arbitration under this Agreement will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted, and you are agreeing to give up the ability to participate in a class action.

Miscellaneous

We may assign our rights and responsibilities hereunder without notice to you. If any part of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision most closely matching the intent of the original provision and the remainder of t