Agfa Graphics has launched Version 1.3 of :Apogee StoreFront, the cloud-based web-to-print solution that enables print service providers (PSP’s) to set up web stores. 

Version 1.3 makes it easier for print buyers to customise print. It also offers additional creative control over the look of web shops and includes the ability to create microstores. 

Other new features in :Apogee StoreFront 1.3 are: 

•   Support for real-time UPS shipping cost quotes. 

•   Alarm levels for stock products (e.g. near end of stock). 

•   An image library that is shared across all the customisable documents in the store. 

Many of our :Apogee StoreFront users sell printed products to a multitude of businesses that order a fairly limited set of products on a regular basis, said Andy Grant, Global Director of Software, Agfa Graphics. Microstores help to easily target that market. A microstore inherits most of its settings from a template store. But each microstore has its own unique URL and a well defined product range for specific print buyers. Microstores are straightforward to set up and maintain, hence more cost efficient for PSP’s to market their services to a broader target audience. 

:Apogee StoreFront integrates seamlessly with the :Apogee 8 workflow. :Apogee Prepress downloads orders from the web-to-print system and processes those automatically. For jobs that will be printed on a digital press or wide format device, :Apogee now has the ability to generate a press operator job summary. This makes: Apogee the central hub that distributes orders across various production lines. 

:Apogee StoreFront is ideally suited for printers that want to strengthen their presence with web-to-print. To promote their web-to-print offering to business customers, :Apogee StoreFront users can now create dedicated on-line sales promotions with the :Apogee StoreFront pitch tool. This free service is available via the site.