Imagine you could access online printing for your business 24 hours a day from any location, control your stock better AND make cost savings.
Local Warwickshire printer Prontaprint is putting customers in control with advanced web-to-print technology. Giving businesses the power to order print runs at the push of a button from a personal computer no matter where their staff are working from.
Backed by a 50-year-old brand and with 20 years’ local experience, it would be fair to say there is not a lot the Prontaprint team don’t know about printing. But sometimes there is a case for putting our customers in control of their own print supply.
As a forward thinking company, over the past decade, we have invested in online technology which puts our customers’ needs at the heart of the printing process. We call this technology Gateway and it gives our customers freedom to access the print process online 24 hours a day with a number of other prominent advantages.
Would Gateway suit your business? Read on to find out.
What does web-to-print technology mean?
Well, it doesn’t mean you don’t need us. Prontaprint in Coventry, Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon remain your local Warwickshire printers, always on hand to offer advice and creative input.
Your printed materials in one place, easy to access.
Our Gateway portal allows businesses to design, order and manage printed products easily and more effectively with the convenience of 24/7 access.
Gateway’s online print management system enables us to host your company’s marketing materials, like your business cards and printed collaterals. It’s secure and password protected. It means all your printed materials are in one place and easy to access.
The Prontaprint team will still be on hand to help with your design and layout needs. Our designers will ensure your carefully branded look is maintained across all your print materials.
For example, we can design your business a logo or a business card. That information is then locked in to the Gateway online software so you can access it when you need AND as often as you need.
Gateway is secure and tailored to each customer’s needs. Password protection means our customers can decide which members of staff get access. The software is purposely simple to use but we also offer training to get new Gateway customers off to a flying start.
Is Gateway online printing right for your business?
The question remains, is Gateway right for your business? Here are some scenarios to help you decide if access to our web-to-print portal would benefit you.
You struggle to keep on brand
We don’t need to tell you, brand consistency is an important tool for increasing recognition and loyalty. Design, colour and font are the identifying marks of a business. They are what makes your business stand out in a crowd – what sets it apart from others. Keeping the same look is not only professional but crucial for building the trust that can lead to sales conversions.
Remote access to all your print supplies
Having multiple members of your team responsible for ordering printed materials might make perfect logistical sense for your business. But what if each team member’s order offers a slightly different perspective on setting, colour or design. You end up with a conflicted brand.
In a survey by online retailer Onbuy.com 71% of consumers said it was very or somewhat important that they recognise a brand before they make a purchase.
If you are keen to keep your brand consistent then Gateway is right for your business. All your branding details are locked into Gateway. Multiple team members can access and order but changes cannot be made to your preferred look and settings.
You want SHORT lead times
Gateway allows us to pre-print stock, so it is always ready, on demand, for instant delivery. No more long lead times.
Do you have remote workers and staff on flexible hours?
We recognise not everyone works a nine to five day. These days most people don’t even work from an office. Gateway gives your team remote access to your branded print supplies 24 hours a day without the need to ring the printer – that’s us by the way.
Are you looking for a better way to manage your print supplies?
Never get caught short again. Gateway provides LIVE inventories, plus we can set re-order levels to trigger when your stock gets low. This way your print supplies will NEVER run out. Gateway helps you get organised – it sends you usage and order reports for order history or if you need a report for sub-billing. It’s the online printing system that enables you to successfully manage your budget because you can see your costs and your orders all in one place.
Does your business have a large network?
With large or remote networks your team can still collaborate on printed materials through Gateway. Colleagues will be able to view what team members have ordered and avoid duplication.
More importantly, remember no matter how large your network, if you use Gateway your brand and designs are locked-in and no team member can change that without permission or authentication.
Want to take advantage of cost savings from economies of scale?
Benefit from bulk order. You get a better unit cost with Gateway because all your printed orders are stored at Prontaprint ready for dispatch across the UK.
Plus, if you need design help you only need use our in-house designer once. One design cost for limitless print runs.
Need to deliver across the UK?
With Gateway you can opt for delivery to anywhere in the country. Really beneficial if you have a large network or depend on delivery to national clients.
Key benefits of Gateway Web-to-Print
Does it sound like Gateway could help your business run even more smoothly? Contact us to talk it through and we’ll advise if we think it’s for you.
You will have our full support throughout the set up process. Gateway is easy to use and your staff will have the fall back of our training and customer support.