Webgate 1.5 is the latest ColorGATE Web to Print (W2P) solution, based on the proven Magento online store. The main highlight is the unique LayoutBuddy. The new W2P solution enables print service providers a fast and cost-effective entry into online business. As a shop owner, the print service provider can configure versatile product offerings such as posters, banners, wallpapers etc. via LayoutBuddy back-end. Afterwards the shop customer can choose from the range of product offered in the shop and edit each product in the LayoutBuddy front-end (online design editor). The shop customer can finish his artwork in five simple steps without any graphic design skills.
New ColorGATE solution Webgate 1.5, for creation of user-friendly and high-performance online shop solution, is available from a starting price of 3,900 €. It addresses all print service providers in large format printing, as well as commercial printing, pre-press, packaging and industrial printing, that intend to increase customer loyalty and to attract new customer groups with their own digital print shop, especially in the field of large format printing products. But even newcomers in the market of online digital printing using Webgate 1.5 will be open up a wide range of potential customer, whether in private business to consumer / B2C market (e.g. associations, individuals etc.) or in the commercial business to business / B2B (e.g. craftsmen, small commercial enterprises, service provider etc.).
Three main pillars ensure the success of CG Web to Print Webgate 1.5.
- Magento online shop system
- LayoutBuddy (versatile online configuration-tool for shop owners in the back-end and easy-to-use online design editor in the front-end for shop customers)
- ColorGATE service and support
Magento online shop system
Currently Magento is the fastest growing open-source e-commerce platform. Online retailers using Magento will profit from a quick and intuitive product management for a wide range of versatile products such as posters, banners, displays, roll-ups, pop-ups, canvas, stickers, magnetic signs, customized wall design, wall papers etc. Automated processes and easy commercial processes allow a time-saving order processing and production, enabling the shop merchant to reduce costs and to provide attractive offers. In addition the solution provides a tailored production from very small, to medium up to large print runs according to customer requirements, and a high degree of customization and personalization for quotations, production process and print products.
An extensive variety of payment and shipping options perfects the services. The layout of the online shop can be adapted completely to the corporate design. The built-in search engine optimization (seo) also ensures a good ranking on the results pages of search engines. With a large global developer community, Magento shop system is consistently developed and will therefore also meet future requirements.
LayoutBuddy – back-end online configurator
LayoutBuddy back-end: In the back-end of the LayoutBuddy the shop owner can define which products will be presented in the front end of the LayoutBuddy – the online design editor. Currently, up to five different configuration modules are available (Basic, Banner, Canvas, Sticker and Wallpaper), depending on license purchased. Based on the individual configuration modules almost any number of customizable printed products can be configured, such as posters, banners, displays, roll-ups, free-form labels, canvas etc. Even entire walls can be lodged in the wallpaper shop. Via the linked Magento shop it is possible to add text and images to each product offered.