Print Synergies launch

Print Synergies storeBlox 2 web site home page

Print Synergies storeBlox 2 e-commerce site

eBlox is happy to announce the launch of Print Synergies, a storeBlox 2 web site for the Carrollton, TX promotional products distributor and printer. Printsynergies.com brings together a carefully-selected catalog of promotional products and apparel with extensive information on the design and printing services that the company offers.

Like most storeBlox 2 sites, Print Synergies couldn’t squeeze their business into the “template” that so many other industry solutions force distributors into — the need to prominently feature design and print solutions mandated either a custom site or a very flexible e-commerce platform. That’s where storeBlox 2 comes in.

Print Synergies also planned to launch with an SEO strategy with very specific performance requirements. In the process of interviewing nearly half a dozen SEO firms for the campaigns, Print Synergies had each firm vet all the e-commerce platforms they were considering. Once again, storeBlox 2 came out in front. With both manual and automated SEO capabilities, storeBlox 2 is the only industry solution for distributors and suppliers who are serious about search engine optimization.

With special attention to existing branding standards, we developed a unique look and feel for Print Synergies, carrying through corporate colors, typefaces and existing branding, while delivering a completely new online experience for the company. It’s quite a nice upgrade. Check it out at Printsynergies.com.

Fun with Figures

Few of us would call calculators fun – although I do recall enjoying a few upside-down calculator messages back in middle school – but the folks here at eBlox got a kick out of building calculators for two big site launches for 2011. Then again, we are geeks.

First up is the product page calculator on the new 3M Promotional Markets website. 3M has always had pretty complex pricing and decoration options, so we actually took on the rather ambitious task of not only wrestling their pricing into a more structured model, but also building the ability to calculate that pricing accurately and quickly right on the product page.

3M Promotional Markets Product Page Calculator

3M's calculator handles product options and freight in real time

If that wasn’t enough, 3M threw in freight quoting as well – in real-time. So, we take product and quantity options, work out the total (including decoration) and then go fetch a real-time freight quote from UPS, all right there on the product page. You get an estimated total within seconds.All of this is made possible with storeBlox 2, the most flexible, customizable e-commerce solution for promotional products suppliers and distributors.

Link Management – New storeBlox 2 Feature

Static Page Manager screen shot

Static Page Management

You told us you loved our Static Page Manager in storeBlox 2, which lets you create and maintain your own non-dynamic web pages on your site, but many of you have also requested that the management of external links be included in the same area, since you might want to add off-site links or non-managed page links to your navigation bar.

Wait no more! This fall we’re adding link management to the static page manager, as well as separate management of top, left and bottom navigation. Your navigation may require some changes to support this new feature, so contact us if you’d like it added to your storeBlox 2 e-commerce site.