In a landmark development for the nearly 25,000 promotional resellers in the United States, two technology providers have agreed to integrate their products to unveil an unrivaled print and promotional resource powerhouse.
Trade Only Inc. a leading provider of technology and enterprise information management solutions to the promotional products sector, is pleased to announce it has agreed upon a strategic partnership with PrintSites, a leading provider of Web-to-Print e-commerce solutions to the Print Industry.
This partnership creates the only cloud-based solution in the world that combines customizable print and promotional products, all within a single fully integrated web store. This combined solution offers everything from product selection and online designing, all the way through to order management.
From Q2, 2012, promotional product distributors will have instant access to the $40 billion market for on-demand print, with a solution that is complete with royalty-free templates, print product creation, proofing and live order status updates, while using their existing Trade Only Vision web store and Trade Only Vision order management solution. With the addition of the PrintSites solution, they can customize the printed elements of any promotion, and can seamlessly become print resellers without the need for any additional technology or services.
Martin Varley, group CEO and President of Trade Only Inc. commented: "There has long been an appetite for promotional product resellers to be able to provide their customers with a more holistic marketing solution, and offer a one stop shop for anything printed. Our agreement with PrintSites will enable our valued distributor-customers to offer a much wider menu of products to their own customers, while enjoying a fully integrated ecommerce solution in the same easy to use interface they currently use to manage their business.”
Since bringing the feature rich Trade Only Technology to the United States in 2008, Trade Only has captured the attention of many of the almost 25,000 promotional resellers in the USA. They achieved this by delivering an advanced web-based product for resellers with many features that are not provided by legacy industry solutions. Notable standout features offered by Trade Only Vision include Advanced Logo & Text Editing, advanced imprint techniques, pre-calculated custom pricing, defined print areas and a complete customer relationship management suite.
Rick Koester, COO of PrintSites, said, "We are delighted to have agreed to terms with Trade Only to integrate our leading web to print solution with the Vision tools. For the $18 billion USA promotional products market place, the addition of our print solution delivers a unique tool, which allows promotional products resellers to easily fulfill multiple layers of their promotion. Our easy to use template and product-specifying system will significantly provide promotion product resellers with an open door to the $40 billion print market without the need for additional software or resources. Together, Trade Only and PrintSites can deliver high levels of automation and operational efficiency to these distributors.”