Consumers are doing more and more business in online stores, and print customers are no different. While the print industry customer base remains predominantly regional in nature, commercial printers are increasingly offering their services via the internet, particularly for standard, repeat-order items such as business cards, brochures and presentation folders.
Web2PrintVis is the tool which manages the connection between these frontends (both open and closed web shops) and PrintVis, allowing customers to design and submit their print orders remotely. Web2PrintVis can be used for many different frontends. All products displayed in the frontend can have their own fixed price, and be included in a price list or a calculation template in PrintVis. Web2PV allows you to have an individual web application for every customer, designed differently but using the same core.
There are also many ISVs who have developed their own web-2-print software solutions, responding to the ever-growing demand from online consumers. In addition to our own web-2-print module, PrintVis also integrates to most any of these e-commerce platforms, which are generally available in a SaaS model, offering flexibility of scale (and cost), DIY designer studios and much more, to satisfy the needs of print businesses who offer their goods online and want to fortify that aspect of customer interaction.
Taking advantage of PrintVis’ integration with online storefronts, print customers can:
- Get a web service-based, real time bi-directional interface (production orders, stock items)
- Get product catalog, including product grouping, product descriptions and pictures (automate web shop setup)
- Get product information, prices, inventory etc.
- Configure products: complex printing products which can be calculated in PrintVis before ordering from a Webshop
- Place Orders
- Get pending/historical production orders
- Submit reorders
Your web-to-print workflow will be easy and reliable with the highly-configurable PrintVis system, where our powerful estimation core is the starting point for complex calculations made simple and fast, particularly when templates are employed for repeat orders of common items – which is most often the case with web-2-print customers.