Apollo Debut: Reinvented Platform, People and Philosophies

McCormick Place – Chicago, IL, September 2018

The PrintSites team has been hard at work and delivered a strong, united message at PRINT 18 – we are transitioning from a software development company to a customer focused technology company. For over 10 years, we’ve taken pride in having first-rate customer support and our goal is to raise that standard of excellence! With this incredible platform upgrade, we’ve created a high performance, yet elastic platform to insure rapid response to our customers’ ever-growing needs in the print industry.

Greg Ramos, CEO, and David Kizer, CFO/COO, took the helm in January 2018 and brought in a new team of leadership across technology and business. They quickly recognized that for PrintSites to go from good to great, it needed an ecosystem where people and technology are more closely connected to keep pace with the industry: an improved platform that is flexible and extensible to different customer needs, while intuitive and enjoyable to use.

Greg Ramfos, CEO of PrintSites talking to the crowd.

You have to have solutions that go where your customers go, customers needs are changing, the industry is changing, and so we had to respond and respond in a big way. We now have better solutions, better processes and the best people in the industry to meet our customers’ growing demands.

⸺ Greg Ramfos, CEO


Enter Apollo

PrintSites reinvented platform was introduced at Print 18.
Apollo has been PrintSites’ largest platform upgrade to date. Performance, stability, usability, and customer experience have been the focal point, along with a number of cost effective features that our customers have been anticipating.

The Apollo Core marks the flagship product of the PrintSites Suite; a comprehensive set of web-to-print modules soon to be announced. This will enable PrintSites to offer a complete end to end solution for the print and marketing industry.

It’s exciting to talk about new features like improved wide format support, multi-page products, point of sale ordering, and turnkey promotional products, but more importantly, we wanted to make sure we made things easier for our customers to use so we invested heavily in user experience. For example, managing products and pricing is more intuitive. This will enable our customers, as well as our support staff to configure products much faster while managing their product material costs more accurately, all while providing a first class online shopping experience for their customers.
Our customers use our tools to increase efficiency selling to their customers online. Apollo provides a perfect, complimentary digital partner to their existing business. We want our software to be a valuable extension of our customers’ business operations in order to help them increase sales and productivity.

⸺ Corey Puklus, VP, Sales

Corey Puklus talking at Print18

PCNA PARTNERSHIP

PrintSites partners with PCNA at PRINT 18.
PCNA, Polyconcept North America, is a leading supplier of promotional products – – supplying big corporations to community nonprofits. Representatives and some of their best products were on full display at the PrintSites exhibit at PRINT 18.

PrintSites is proud to be able to offer its customers a first-of-its kind turnkey solution to selling promotional products to customers.

Mark Losey talking at Print18

PCNA is first class all the way. They offer the breadth and depth of product selection our customers need to compete. They have a full team to support our integration and on-going operation to ensure smooth order fulfillment and customer satisfaction…
And we are beyond excited to move forward with this partnership.

⸺ Corey Puklus, VP, Sales

Mark Losey talking at Print18

The turnkey promotional program was received very well and garnered a lot of serious interest. Prospects and partners liked the payment arrangement (everyone getting their cut at the time of transaction, no receivables or reconciliations, etc.), as well as its simplicity, with no hassle, no investment, and no vendor or order management.


Local Internet Marketing Offering

PrintSites is also partnered with Paystr.
Attendees were introduced to “PrintSites Marketing Bootcamp,” a comprehensive training program developed by experts in the marketing and social media industry to help drive sales through the use of social media, in addition to traditional marketing. This robust, yet easy to use program allows for small business owners to truly dominate their local market and increase their sales by doing so. Most were interested in Social Media Advertising & Social Media Marketing, followed by: Local SEO, Email Marketing, and Adwords (Google Ads). Most attendees expressed that it would be “…valuable to have just ONE place to get marketing training.”


Industry & Marketplace

PrintSites is excited about what they saw at Print18.
From Virtual Reality to Augmented Reality, from Variable Printing to 3D Printing, from Direct Mail Campaign Integration to Marketing Platforms, the team is extremely optimistic about the greenfield innovation happening in the industry and how the platform is evolving towards helping our customers deliver to their customers in the digital age of print!

We believe in challenging the status quo, we believe in thinking differently and we believe in making our products beautifully designed, simple to use and user friendly. That is software to us.

⸺ Greg Ramfos, CEO


The Results

PRINT18 was a huge success!
Attendees got a preview of the reinvented cloud based solution designed to improve printers business. By offering personalized demos’ and one-to-one interaction, visitors at the booth were impressed with the wide range of improvements included in the upcoming release. Some of the most notable features include multi page product support, improved wide format product support with custom size calculation for end users and improved HTML5.

PrintSites had an overall positive response from visitors (around 200+) throughout the show. Customers were excited to be able to have full control of their site, including the design. Customers also enjoyed the simplicity and simple navigation of the back office management system, easy to navigate.

I like the easy-to-use simplicity. I am impressed to be able to manage all orders on one system.

⸺ Attendee

I’ve visited the other W2P booths and yours is the best.

⸺ Attendee

Attendees were also given the opportunity to speak with our developer and make feature requests.

PrintSites met with a number of our customers, including The UPS Store, Business Cards Tomorrow, and Franchise Services as well as a number of partners and prospective partners including Drummond Press, Canon, Mutoh, 4over and HP.

I look forward to obsessing over our customers’ needs, and working with our great team on solutions, how we can make their workflow easier, improve their customer relationships and grow their business.

⸺ Corey Puklus, VP, Business Development

It’s official we are moving!!

FLINT, MI - A software development company based in Fenton is moving its headquarters to the Dryden Building in downtown Flint.

iSource Worldwide, LLC created cloud-based web-to-print known as PrintSites, according to a news release from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The company's rapid growth at its location at 240 N. Fenway Dr. forced it to move its headquarters.

The $2.65 million investment in collaboration with SkyPoint Ventures will create up to 100 jobs, the statement said. iSource received a $500,000 Michigan Business Development program grant and a $2.5 million loan for the project..

Dryden Building Retail
Dryden Building Retail

The company chose downtown Flint over competing sites in California, Arizona and Illinois because it wanted to be a part of Flint's revival and to encourage other technology projects to move to the city, the statement said.

"Moving iSource headquarters to Flint at such a critical time in the city's history provides a unique opportunity to be a catalyst to help Flint grow into the next Michigan 'Tech-Town' by bringing strong tech jobs of varying skill levels," Rick Rockman III, CEO, iSourceWorldwide, LLC, said in a statement. "I believe the potential for positive change is there, if we each do our part."

The move downtown and plans for 100 jobs over the next two years will make iSource the fourth-largest employer downtown behind University of Michigan-Flint, FirstMerit and Rowe Professional Services, according to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.

Jobs at iSource will include those in the call center, technical support, sales support, inbound and outbound sales associates, developers, IT workers, a bookkeeper and a paralegal worker, Knox said.

“Together, we’ve put in hundreds of man hours and over $5 million of our own funds,” Bryce Moe, managing director of SkyPoint, previously said. “But more than that, our shared passion and desire to ensure that Flint’s downtown continues its revitalization through innovative companies and entrepreneurial spirit has resulted in an extraordinary partnership that will continue to flourish here.”

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Dryden Building Retail

PrintSites + Canada

FENTON, MI – Apr 15, 2016 – PrintSites + Canada

PrintSites + Canada

Good news! PrintSites is now available in Canada. This past month we’ve soft launched this update to ensure we have included all the bells and whistles just for you.

  • One of the biggest pain around eCommerce is tax collection. We’ve made it as easy as a mouse click. Just choose your country and province settings, and taxes will automatically populate on your orders.
  • Another key area of focus was shipping. In addition to UPS, FedEx and local pick up, we have added Canadian Post to accommodate your shipping/delivery needs.
  • Included along with all the bells above, you’ll also get to experience all the whistles.

We would like to thank our customers who’ve helped us to shape our product. We’re looking forward to receiving more feedback from you as your business continues to grow.

We hope you find these tips helpful. Have other suggestions or questions about PrintSites web-to-print Storefront? Email support@printsites.com.