Advantages of Web to Print for Edmonton Businesses
1. Fewer Proofing Sessions
Most web to print providers will set up a custom storefront for your business. Within this storefront, you’re able to proof all of your print projects in real-time using a helpful preview feature. This means you do not need to spend hours sending emails back and forth between your print provider to make sure they got the design just right!
2. Reduced Risk of Dead Inventory
The problem with traditional printing practices is that it’s very difficult to estimate customer demand. What happens if you order a thousand pieces of material, but you only use five hundred of them? Web to print allows you to establish demand first, then print what you need later, reducing waste and dead inventory.
3. Easy-to-Use Dashboard
Within your custom storefront that is set up by your print provider, it’s extremely easy to initiate, proof, and purchase all of your print materials. The intuitive dashboard is easy to use for even those who consider themselves as technophobes.
4. Pre-approved Pricing
Web to print allows you to negotiate pre-approved pricing for each different type of project. For example, you might arrange a set price for business cards, brochures, menus, or any other print materials your business needs. When you need to order one of these, you would simply select the required quantity from a dropdown menu within your custom storefront and you will be automatically given a price.
This saves an enormous amount of time because it means you don’t need to get a new quote every time the quantity of your print order changes.
5. Multiple Approval Levels
Bottlenecks are one of the largest barriers to productivity as businesses continue to grow. Luckily, web to print allows you to set multiple approval levels, meaning different employees can log in to your account and order print materials. This is great for businesses with multiple locations.
However, if the idea of giving several people the ability to order print materials makes you uneasy, don’t worry, you can restrict powers so that employees are only able to initiate each project without placing the order. The final buying decision can be left to you.
6. Serve Multiple Locations
Ordering print materials for a business with multiple locations can sometimes be a mess. Not only do you need to make sure each order is shipped to the right location, but you also need to be careful to maintain brand consistency with all of your print projects.
Web to print solves this problem because it allows you to order all of your print materials from the same online portal and select the exact location you would like to ship them to.
7. Brand Consistency
Within your web to print storefront, all colours, layouts, and texts for your print projects are saved as a custom template. This makes it extremely easy to maintain brand consistency with each new project.
8. 24/7 Availability
Perhaps the best part about web to print is convenience. Because you’re ordering from an online portal, you can place an order at any time, day or night. For example, if you order a project after business hours, it will be received at the press for prioritized print the next day and the production team will begin printing it as soon as they can.