The core of any Online Printing services is an instant online Quote to the client based on his selection of the product that he wants to print, the quantity, the finishing items, and the courier charges with taxes.
Web to Print Store front acts as your 24×7 Print shop management system, which accepts orders even when you are asleep! It keeps the complete Job sheet with the print-ready file in your Order Management tool where you just need to schedule all the jobs for printing the next morning.
Answer clarification to each of the points is directly connected to the cost. As a printing company, you need to be ready with all details of the various types of paper you offer with finishing items in addition to the standard printing rate.
Many digital companies have a straight price list in Excel format, which they need to incorporate in the system. Offset printing follows a different method and their cost per print reduces when the quantity increases, as certain fixed costs (such as the cost of plate) are distributed when there is a huge quantity.
When you have the facility to door deliver products at different locations, you also need to clearly indicate the cost of delivery/ courier charges based on the weight of the final package and the delivery location/s.
When you opt for web-to-print solutions, it is very important to understand if the system provides the facility for you to define the cost of printing, the different finishing options, and the paper types, which are linked with the courier module.
What if you are an offset printing company wherein the cost is calculated based on parameters such as Paper Size, Paper Weight, Plate, Finishing, Machine Size, and even Courier Rates? It is very important to have facility for entering straight rates based on the order quantity, which is very common in case of corporate customers.
Many of web to print solutions are developed by IT experts without understanding much of how different printing processes work. The bases of calculations are very different. What is important is to display the calculator on your website in a format, which the users can easily understand.