You already know that choosing the right print partner for your business is essential. Having a print team on board that knows what they’re doing, knows your industry and knows how to get things done quickly and efficiently is a huge stress reliever for you as a business operator and can have a direct impact on the success of your print initiatives.
One of the topics that we discussed when talking about things to look for in your printing partner was convenience. The more convenient your print partner can make your relationship, the better. And there’s not many things more convenient in a print relationship than an online ordering portal.
So what are the benefits of an online ordering portal with your printer?
Everything Is In One Place
Online ordering portals are an incredibly convenient and efficient way to keep your projects organized. An online ordering portal manages all of your communication with your printer : messages, edits, changes and anything else project related that happens between you and your print partner. This convenience saves you a ton of time and hassle, especially if you work with your printer on multiple projects.
For example, instead of searching through your inbox and wading through a hundred emails to find the one detail that you need, you can quickly glance through the correspondence relating to that particular project and find what you’re looking for. You can also look at template options, review past projects for inspiration or replicate a prior campaign. All of your design files are easily accessible and organized within your portal. What’s more, your standard pricing, paper and card stocks for each item, and proofs are all in one place.
Edits Happen Faster And More Easily
Online ordering portals are also hugely helpful when it comes to making edits and changes to your print projects. Prior to the convenience of online ordering portals, you either had to send emails back and forth requesting changes or you had to send large files with mock-ups of what you wanted done. Both of these are inefficient methods; with email, your print partner might not understand exactly what you’re looking for and sending large files back and forth can take too much time.
Online ordering portals allow you to request changes within the portal, no emails or file sharing necessary. Your print partner can see exactly what you’re looking for and you can see the changes as they happen. This process is significantly more efficient and will cut down the time and stress of the editing process for your print jobs.
You Get Your Jobs Done Faster
Online ordering portals also expedite the process of printing. Instead of sending an email or calling your partner to order prints, all you need to do is click a button to get the ball rolling.
For example, if you’re actively working on a print project, your partner will expect to hear from you. But what about those jobs that come up last minute? Maybe you need an additional 1,000 prints of your most recent marketing brochures or a reprint of a previous project within the next 24 hours. What better way to ensure that correspondence for this express work is received, then through submitting the job on the portal.
Online ordering portals automate the printing process. So once you click that button, you can rest assured that you’ll get exactly what you need, when you need it.
How Can We Help?
At Rogue Print and Mail, our proven track record of delivering the highest quality print services to professionals speaks for itself. With fast turnaround times, industry specific templates and designs, an online portal available for any groups that wish to work with us to be able to store and manipulate their templates, and an in-house team to guide you in all of your branding, design and printing needs, Rogue Print and Mail is the preferred design and print partner for many hundreds of professionals across Australia.
I sincerely hope that you found this information valuable. For advice on effective branding, design and cross media marketing, please don’t hesitate to call me on 1300 65 85 00 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an obligation free 10 minute discussion with a member of our expert team.