How to Prevent Web-to-Print Solution Frustration

Whattheythink.com’s recent post provides some great advice to help prevent web-to-print solution frustration. We’ve all been there, right? Purchased new business software that is supposed to improve efficiency, profitability, etc. but as you implement, it just seems overwhelming and complicated. So much to set up and learn while still keeping up with daily customer demands. Not easy! In this article, Jennifer Matt provides some key pointers on how to avoid these traps, such as encouraging your team to teach each other about different areas of the software and also establish a relationship with other printers that are also using the software. It is important to do this work upfront to yield long-term success with your web-to-print solution. The following quote sums up it best we think: “The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up at the steps, we must step up the stairs.” -Vance Havner.

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Upcoming Aleyant Webinar: Find Your Message – How to Drive Growth with Better Sales and Marketing Messaging

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Ben Reed, Co-founder and Partner of PitchMaps

Date & Time: Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 1 PM Central – Register Here

How do you inspire action in a world where 86% of value propositions go in one ear and out the other? Learn how to better connect with your customers and potential leads in our upcoming webinar featuring Ben Reed, Co-founder and Partner of PitchMaps. In this webinar, Ben will focus on how B2B companies can get to the heart of what they need to be known for. First, you’ll discover a framework for elevating the conversation beyond just your products and services to a customer-centric “Cause” that reflects your core purpose and becomes your rally cry. Second, you will learn a simple five-point blueprint to make any B2B pitch more effective. Ben will review how to craft your elevator pitch in a way that will resonate with your customers and leads.

This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017 @ 1 PM Central. Time will be allotted for a Q&A session at the end of the webinar. Space is limited, register here today!

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Important Updates to Aleyant Pressero® Released Today

Set Number of Days to Save Items for Later

A change was made to the ‘Save for Later’ feature in Pressero (Admin > Sites > Settings > General Info tab/Site Basics). Subscribers can now set the amount of time they want the item to be available to their customers. This option is set on a site-by-site basis. The default number of days continues to be 60. It is important to remember that increasing the amount of time will increase the amount of storage used. This could result in additional fees to your subscription. Please note that eDocBuilder products can only be saved if the template session exists. You should refer to the storage settings you have made in eDocBuilder for the product template to know the maximum number of days you have allowed.

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It is suggested that you add instructions for your customer on the Shopping Cart and Save for Later pages so they know how long their items will remain available to them.

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Additional Information Available for Administrators on Orders that Used an Approval Workflow

Pressero administrators often want more detail on the approval process and the person who approved or denied an order. We’ve now expanded on the information available to your staff. Go to the order > click on the order detail and then select the “Approval Information” tab. You will see we now make the following items available: the date the item was either approved or denied, the approver, the date the request was first made, the approval plan used for the order, the approval plan rule, rule step and rule type.

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“Cell Phone” Field Added to New User “Create an Account” Form Page

We have now added a field for “cell phone” that your customer can complete when they create a new user account.

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For those using Aleyant eDocBuilder™, you may already know that we can pre-fill user data into your templates using the “Profile” option in eDocBuilder (Field Setup > Data Capture Tab > Profile Field Type). With this new addition you can now pull the cell phone data into your templates saving your customers time creating their templates and helping them avoid errors.

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A Small But Helpful Change Made to the “PO Number” Column Your Customers See in Their Order History

As you may know, in the Pressero admin, you are able to use the “Purchase Order Prompt” field for more than just PO numbers. Often you need to collect information from your customer during the ordering process and using this prompt is a perfect option. Up until now, your customer would see that field named whatever you changed it to on the checkout page. But when they went to their Order History, they would see a column still named “PO Number.” We heard from you this was confusing, and we agreed. With this release, you will see that we will now rename that column to be the same name as the prompt you set. This will eliminate confusion for your customers.

In the first image below you will see where you can set how you want the prompt for a Purchase Order to read (admin > Site > General Info tab > Checkout section). In the second image, you will see the name of the column your customer will see in their storefront Order History after logging into their account.

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New Payment and Shipping Providers Added for Croatian Subscribers

We added CorvusPay to our list of payment providers integrated with Pressero. For details on this provider, see http://www.corvuspay.hr/. And we added Overseas shipping method to our list of shipping providers integrated with Pressero. For details on this provider, see https://www.overseas.hr/.

For more information regarding Aleyant Pressero’s web-to-print eCommerce software solutions, please visit pressero.com.

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New Recording Now Available For Recent Webinar, ‘Learn How to Gain Efficiencies in your Print Shop by Adding Workflow Automation to your Storefronts with Aleyant tFLOW’.

Print operations can be enhanced by using Aleyant tFLOW (formerly Tucanna tFLOW), a powerful digital proofing and prepress automation workflow that is already integrated into the Aleyant ecosystem. tFLOW puts the “pre” back into preflight. Speed up your turnaround times as files are automatically checked and fixed when they come into your shop, not after they have been sitting in folders for a day. tFLOW simplifies difficult file management tasks and processes to optimize efficiency and production throughput. tFLOW allows customers, sales representatives, prepress operators and production teams to collaborate in real-time 24/7 with total visibility, eliminating lengthy email chains, text messages and calls that cause missed deadlines and costly mistakes and delays. In addition, tFLOW’’s modern and open architecture easily integrates with any MIS, Web2Print, ERP and Output Systems.

Download our recent tFLOW webinar recording here.

For additional information on tFLOW, please visit here.

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Last Day – Act Now! Get 15% to 25% off Aleyant’s Professional Services Bundle Packages Until 12/31

Too Busy? Shorthanded? Get Your Aleyant Pressero® Web-to-Print Storefront and Templates Done Now by Our Experts.

Our experienced Professional Services team can help! They know the system inside out, and they get it done. From now until December 31, 2016, Aleyant is offering up to 25% off our professional service bundle packages. Please note while the bundle package needs to be purchased by the end of the year to receive this discount, the actual services can be redeemed this year or in the upcoming year.

Below are the bundle packages offered:

  • Get 10 hours of professional services for $807.50 (Save 15% or $142.50)
  • Get 25 hours of professional services for $1900 (Save 20% or $475)
  • Get 50 hours of professional services for $3562.50 (Save 25% or $1187.50)

Examples of web-to-print work our professional services can assist with:

  • Bulk imports (tax rates, products, site users’ address books, Pressero assets, etc.)
  • Assistance with eDocBuilder HTML or VB field scripting
  • Complete eDocBuilder template creation
  • Calculator or spreadsheet pricing engine setup
  • Custom site skinning–minor changes or complete site skinning
  • Site setup as little or as much as needed (shipping methods, products, payment methods, site layout, forms, etc.)
  • Individualized support of complicated scenarios
  • API-related needs
  • DNS support when you’ve chosen to manage your own DNS, rather than use
    Aleyant’s DNS management
  • Additional one-on-one training via online conferencing

For more information or to purchase your professional services bundle package today, contact us at (630) 929-0104 or sales@pressero.com.

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