The internet has transformed multiple aspects of our daily lives, not to mention how we operate our businesses.
The print sector has also made great strides, especially with web-to-print software, as it helps customer engagement move fast online and represents an enormous change for traditional printing businesses.
Research shows that the total revenues of the web-to-print industry will be worth $30.5 billion by 2023, growing at a rate of 51.%. The fantastic figures put Design’N’Buy at the forefront of it all. We provide solutions for printers to create consistent printing jobs.
Our story: How Design’N’Buy came to be
We launched Design’N’Buy as more of an eCommerce solutions provider in 2009. Sometime later, a client of ours asked us if we could build a plugin that enabled their customers to personalize merchandise and place a print order on their site?
We were amused. It was a good challenge! You see, our client had an existing internal printing process. They had straightforward logistics, which could oversee the completion of print jobs. Web-to-print software would only empower them to sell various customizable products.
And that is how we conceived the idea of our proprietary offering, All-In-One Web2Print (AIOW2P) solution. We further improved the technology and brought it to the shape it is known today based on the plugin.
Our AIOW2P software is an ideal choice for B2B printers, commercial printers, print brokers, graphic designers, digital and wide-format printers, and specialty printing businesses that want to start selling their services online.
We offer a simple ordering process for end customers to select products, personalize them using our Design Studio, and place an order on them. As for printers, they can easily configure, customize and scale the storefront as per their budget and needs.
Our AIOW2P solution can be integrated with many third-party ERPs, MIS platforms, and workflow systems, serving different purposes.
We recently launched another tool, which we are sure printing businesses will find useful and love. It is called DesignO, and it is an easy-to-use online designer tool powered with centralized order and print management capabilities.
This plug n’ play tool integrates with many popular eCommerce platforms such as BigCommerce, Magento, Shopify, PrestaShop, and so on. DesignO is apt for B2B and B2C platforms. Migration is easy, and we have received fantastic responses from our clients for this!
How does web-to-print technology benefit your print business?
Web-to-print is a service that enables companies to provide print products through eCommerce storefronts. Companies such as Shutterfly and Vistaprint leverage this technology. This technology became popular in the 1990s and enabled end customers to transfer files to the printers via email, allowing the latter to pursue clients across geographies.
Earlier, costs used to be high due to expensive solutions — not to mention the expenses incurred for maintaining printing hardware.
As the technologies advanced, these overhead costs came down. Today, web-to-print enables end customers to create templates for different print projects.
That includes letterheads, catalogs, business cards, t-shirts, printeriors, photo books, trophies, and so on — for all of which Design’N’Buy has a web-to-print solution. We aim to offer many benefits to printing businesses, including:
- Reaching out to a global audience for higher sales
- Offering a one-stop platform for on-demand print ordering
- Launching new brands and managing print campaigns from the backend with ease
- Providing a bird’s eye view of the entire printing process — pre-press and post-press
- Enabling Quick and smooth artwork proofing process, without the need of salespeople
Seven features of a web-to-print solution
Ask any client of ours, and they will all agree on one thing — our web-to-print solution is indeed easy to use. It offers convenience to both print service providers and end customers. Web-to-print technology is undoubtedly a boon, and its seven features will amaze you:
1. Single-store and multi-store
If you want to run your web-to-print storefront as a marketplace, not a single business, web-to-print offers many advantages to leverage. A central admin panel, for starters, will allow you to sell multiple products from multiple vendors on the same platform.
Every vendor can manage and customize their storefront according to the customer base. On the other hand, single storefront owners can have their own brand identities and manage all product catalogs through the same dashboard.
Printers can also access ready-made reports for orders grouped by user, a list of products ordered, report of discounts used, and so on to fuel their future marketing and sales strategies.
2. Mobile readiness and SEO
Most web-to-print solution providers will provide a provision for improving the storefront’s ranking on SERPs. Since most consumers start their online search from a mobile device, it is imperative to have a mobile-responsive storefront optimized with the right keywords.
Design’N’Buy enables end customers to personalize designs and place orders on the go, on any device. It is all about being up to date with what customers want.
3. Online design studio
Our web-to-print solution offers a friendly user interface, which even amateur customers with little design experience can understand. Of course, they can upload their creative artwork if they want to from the Design Studio. But if not, our print-ready custom templates can be used.
This design studio integrates the most flexible and feature-rich template builder for streamlining all design and printing requirements. One can personalize artwork, upload something from scratch, and get a 3D preview of their designed products to improve customer experience.
4. Instant artwork proofing
Web-to-print technology makes custom product design functionality possible. Meaning, you do not have to meet with a designer, share a concept, get the artwork designed, edit it and approve it before it is sent to print. Our custom print-ready templates help speed up a customer’s decision-making process.
5. Inventory management
Your storefront can showcase stock levels within the catalog. You can set automated notifications to help you keep track of inventoried items. You can review the order histories over a period of time to make more informed decisions regarding replenishment.
6. Shipping rates and tracking deliveries
Because a web-to-print solution enables one to run a typical eCommerce business, it automates real-time shipping rates via FedEx, Canada Post, UPS, and so on. You can also integrate the weight and size options of the order to get more accurate shipping rates.
With Design’N’Buy, you can import multi-weight and multi-zone tables via an uploaded spreadsheet. Upon completion, a shipment notice with a tracking number is emailed to track orders. Both printers and end customers can keep an eye on the orders from the account.
7. Flexible payment options
Design’N’Buy’s web-to-print software also allows printers to add various modes of payment such as PayPal, debit/credit cards, and net banking, along with a provision to add discount codes, gift cards, and coupons to enable faster checkout.
Why choose Design’N’Buy
If you are convinced about transforming your print business with web-to-print, you have to give us a chance. We offer all the features discussed in the above section and more!
You can sell various print products such as trophies, marketing materials, t-shirts, business cards, photo books, mobile covers, footwear and apparel, and so on.
There are five core values that Design’N’Buy focuses on — excellence, innovation, success, passion, and teamwork. We have clients in 60+ countries, including the USA, Germany, Australia, France, Canada, Denmark, Brazil, and the UK.
In fact, 80% of our US clients are based in California, Florida, Texas, and New York — the four major states in the country! That has got to count for something, right?
Design’N’Buy’s AIOW2P solution integrates with many third-party apps such as QuickBooks, Dropbox, Sage ERP, Olark, Instagram, Cimpress, Kayako, and so on. We are also known for our exceptional customer service.
We offer a free demo and post-sales support. Design’N’Buy provides various onboarding-related materials, including FAQs, tutorials, and live chat for those new to the technology. We are constantly upgrading our solution and increasing our network.
In the past two years, we have partnered with Grafix in Colombia and Ecuador, the RICOH Group in Russia, and M&P in Slovakia to attract clientele from these untapped territories.
Connect with us
To find out more about what we do, what we offer, and how we can help you, please visit our website and fill the contact form. You can get in touch with us directly by calling us at +1-347-647-9799 or writing to us at email@example.com. We also have a thriving YouTube channel. Go check out our videos today!