November 22, 2013

Portfoliobox – Build a Stylish Portfolio

Who wants to have a portfolio that blends in with the crowd? When you use Portfoliobox, you can create a portfolio website as unique and stylish as the work it contains. Create content from inside your web browser, and add useful features like photo galleries and blogs to give your portfolio a well-rounded appearance.

Begin creating a portfolion from scratch by visiting the admin panel of your Portfoliobox account and clicking “Create a new page.” Select the type of page you’d like to add to your portfolio. You can add gallery pages, slideshow pages, simple pages, video pages, contact pages, and category pages, to name just a few. Select the style of gallery page — popular options include “dynamic grids” or “vertical scrolling” — and upload the images you’d like to include in your portfolio. Give your portfolio visitors a way to purchase your artwork for themselves by creating an e-commerce store. Portfoliobox lets you sell anything you’d like and manage your shop from within the admin dashboard.

What really separates Portfoliobox from competing portfolio builders is the company’s marketing suite. Portfoliobox offers features like SEO-optimization, social media integration, share functionality, and website statistics intended to show you who’s been visiting your portfolio and how long they’ve spent looking at your work. Follow up with frequent visitors by sending email newsletters, which can be designed and managed from Portfoliobox’s built-in marketing dashboard.

Practical Uses:

  • Build an online portfolio to showcase your artwork
  • Sell photography prints to your fans online
  • Send a weekly newsletter to keep people updated on your latest gallery openings
  • Write a blog to promote yourself and your work

Insider Tips:

  • Integrate Portfoliobox with Flickr to add a photostream to your site
  • Users with free accounts can post a maximum of 40 items in their e-stores
  • Import email contacts for newsletter distribution from your Google account
  • Protect certain pages from the public by adding a password

What we liked:

  • Every portfolio built with Portfoliobox is completely unique
  • Artists can sell their work through their websites
  • Portfoliobox offers copyright protection for artists
  • Visitor statistics show where an artist’s fans are located throughout the world

What we didn’t like:

  • Portfoliobox charges a 5% transaction fee, on top of Paypal’s fees, for e-commerce sales


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Founded by: Gustav Degerman and Hamid Abouei
  • Web site:


  • Free account
  • Pro account is $6.90 per month

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