New Web2Print Features: Package Dimensions, Cart Summaries, Tucanna tFlow, Fuji XMF, SEO Analytics and More
We recently rolled out some new enhancements for the shopping cart system the Aleyant Pressero™ web to print system. Here are the highlights:
Save Money with UPS and FedEx Package Dimensions
Both UPS and FedEx have announced that in 2015 they will increase pricing on packages that do not have their dimensions (length, width, and height) specified. To help you keep your shipping costs as low as possible, Pressero now enables you to enter the package dimensions when setting up the shipping method. These settings are optional, but you will get the best pricing by providing the length, width, and height.
Convenient “Hover” for Cart Summaries
We introduced a suite of responsive design skins over the summer to address the growing use of phone and tablets by print buyers, as well as laptops and desktops. We have now added a new feature to the responsive skins: a cart summary that will appear when hovering or holding (touch) on the cart icon. This capability will be popular with your customers, enabling them to quickly and easily get a quick view of their cart contents without needing to go to the actual cart page. This advanced feature is exclusive to the responsive skins, and is not supported on our older, legacy skins. The future of Web2Print is mobile, and we are bringing it to our customers today.
Flexible Pricing Engine Overrides on Kit Components
Building on the kitting capabilities released in September, we have added the ability to override the pricing engine used on a product when it is a kit component. This will provide the flexibility to use different pricing when a kit is involved. Based on our customer feedback, we know this will be a welcome upgrade to kitting. To override the product’s default pricing engine, simply select a new pricing engine from the drop down list when editing or adding a product as a kit component. Or keep the override at default, the pricing engine already assigned to the product will be utilized just as before.
tFlow Preflight & Approval support for Width and Height
As part of the Aleyant’s web-to-print automation initiative, Pressero can automatically hand off orders and files to the Tucanna tFlow Approval™ system via the Aleyant Automated Workflow Integrator™ (AWI). AWI now supports two additional attributes that can be defined at the product or pricing calculator level: width and height of the product. tFlow can use these to determine if the customer’s file matches preset size criteria for a product such as a banner. Prepress operators will no longer need to manually open a file submitted via the storefront to determine if the banner is the correct size, saving valuable time.
Fuji XMF Integration Enhancements for Job Priority and Customer ID
Pressero’s embrace of the XML open architecture approach to workflow enables it to automatically hand off orders and files to the Fuji XMF Workflow System™ via the Automated Workflow Integrator™ (AWI). We added a new attribute named “Fuji_JobPriority” that can be set at the product or pricing calculator level. This attribute can accept a number to indicate to the XMF system the priority level of the job.
We’ve also added the ability to set a customer ID that will be passed to XMF. You can set this customer ID in the “Integration ID” field when editing a site user.
cXML Punchout Enhancement for Mutiple User IDs
Used with a print buyer’s procurement system, Pressero’s advanced e-commerce cXML punchout capability for printshops has been updated and now supports multiple user identities. A default identity can be defined, in case your customer’s punchout message requests a user identity that does not exist.
Auto-Generation of External Asset Thumbnail Images
Pressero already enables you to upload a thumbnail image to represent an asset file that resides on an external server. The asset may be used with Aleyant eDocBuilder™ variable data templates, or otherwise. You may now have Pressero attempt to auto-generate a thumbnail image of the asset file, saving you time. Check the box when adding or editing an external asset:
Google Universal Analytics Support
You may have read that Google is switching its analytics program to “Universal Analytics”. Pressero web-to-print SEO capabilities now supports this. Our testing confirms that it is compatible with this new Google standard.