Design’N’Buy’s 2023 Year Wrap: Records Broken, Limits Pushed

DesignNBuy Wrap-up

That’s a wrap…

As we reflect upon the past year, it’s essential to acknowledge the dedication and passion that fueled DesignNBuy‘s success. With a clear mission in mind, the company took significant strides in revolutionizing the print industry and empowering businesses to thrive in the digital era. 

From groundbreaking product launches to enlightening industry insights, each story encapsulates the company’s unwavering commitment to fueling the success of print businesses worldwide. 

DesignNBuy's Mission: Enabling Print Business Online

DesignNBuy’s primary objective is to empower print businesses with cutting-edge technology, providing them with the tools they need to flourish in the online marketplace. Throughout 2023, the company remained steadfast in its commitment to this mission, consistently delivering innovative solutions and exceeding customer expectations.

Looking ahead, DesignNBuy remains committed to enabling print businesses online. The company continues to invest in research and development, striving to deliver even more advanced and cutting-edge solutions to its customers. With a focus on innovation, customer satisfaction, and industry collaboration, DesignNBuy is poised to empower print businesses in the digital age.

DNB 2023: A Look Back at the Year's Top Stories

So, this wraps up some of this year’s DesignNBuy’s highlights and gives you a peek at what’s to come in 2023! Here are a few of the highlights. 

InDesign Plugin for Web-to-Print: Simplifying Dynamic Template Creation

With the launch of DNB Templater, a native plug-in designed for Adobe InDesign, we’ve optimized the process of creating dynamic and editable design templates. This seamless integration with our web-to-print solutions enables graphic designers to easily craft designs within Adobe InDesign and export them as web-to-print templates. The introduction of DesignNBuy’s InDesign Plugin for web-to-print represents a major industry milestone, empowering businesses to elevate their print customization capabilities.

New Exciting Print Shop Webstore Templates for Merch, Packaging, and Printing Businesses

DesignNBuy’s print shop website templates are a game-changer for merch, packaging, and printing businesses looking to establish a strong online presence. Each template is carefully crafted to cater to the unique needs of different industries These templates offer a solution that combines aesthetics and functionality. With visually stunning designs, user-friendly interfaces, and powerful backend features, these templates empower businesses to showcase their products and services in a way that captivates customers and drives sales.

Digital Marketing Bootcamp on Udemy: Empowering Print Businesses

DesignNBuy has acknowledged the importance of equipping printers with essential digital marketing skills. As a result, we have introduced a comprehensive digital marketing bootcamp in collaboration with Joan Gore on Udemy to provide printers with the knowledge they need to succeed in the digital world. Our course encompasses various facets of digital marketing, such as search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, content marketing, and email marketing, among others. We aim to empower businesses with the necessary tools to thrive in today’s digital age.

Keep an eye on our blog for further insights in the new year.

Curious about DesignO's Journey? Discover the Highlights and Milestones!

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the highlights that made the DesignO online design tool truly shine.

V1.4: Efficiency Unleashed!

DesignO Version 1.4 streamlined workflows and collaboration with job and workflow management, enhanced client collaboration with improved communication tools and feedback mechanisms, and a revamped product preview for better design visualization.

V1.5: Building Your Brand Identity!

DesignO Version 1.5 focused on building strong brand identities and user empowerment through features such as file upload, brand kit, live text editor preview, and user-centric design enhancements like embellishments, circular and curved text, and layered PDFs for packaging.

V1.6: Communication, Control, and Creativity

DesignO Version 1.6 focused on communication, control, and creativity, with features like a communication dashboard, grid-style asset management, improved colour tools, a library of digital assets, and a user-friendly interface.

V1.7: The Future of DesignO is Now!

DesignO Version 1.7 update brought new features to online product design including a form-based quick editor for faster order processing, an enhanced template module for streamlined creation and management, easier custom background creation, an in-built template builder for versatile design options, improved font importing and management, and packaging die-line creation for custom box designs.

Easily upload your artwork files and preview your designs in real time. Furthermore, easy navigation of the templates and an intuitive form-based editor are available. The DesignO Plugin works great with WordPress 6.3.1 and WooCommerce 8.1.1.

With this latest Shopify app update, customers now have the option to upload files and use a form-based editor in conjunction with the full editor.  

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and revisit the highlights that made web to print software truly shine.

AIOW2P V4.3 Enhanced Productivity & Creativity

The design capabilities of the software have been enhanced to include features such as embellishments, curved and circular text, live previews, brand kits, previews with background images, layered product output file improvements, and more. The AIOW2P version 4.3 updates allow for greater customization and accuracy in designing products, as well as increased productivity. Additional features include the ability to select applicable workflow steps, template creation for resellers, and the ability to edit ordered artwork. 

AIOW2P V.4.4 Revolutionising Web-to-Print

DesignNBuy upgraded to Magento 2.4.5 to provide better security, performance and user experience. They added new themes for different products and business types, making it easier for individuals to establish a printing business. They also improved file upload functionality, including enhanced global settings, file upload configuration for products, pricing functionality for file uploads, and an enhanced file upload preview page with pricing display. These improvements offer optimized space utilization, accurate pricing, and a seamless user journey.

AIOW2P V.5.0 Corporate Printers and Brand Portals

The All-in-One Web2Print software V.5.0 has three new features that redefine the web-to-print experience. First, іt introduces a Business-to-Business (B2B) solution that allows printers to set up exclusive, white-labeled web-to-print storefronts for corporate customers. Second, the Enhanced Template Builder provides better control over editable content оf design templates. Lastly, the Form-Based Quick Editor allows for limited editing оr personalization options for specific products оr customers, making іt ideal for mobile users and corporate customers who need to maintain brand consistency.

Stay up-to-date on the new features we’re working on. Explore all the latest news here.

What The World's Saying About Our Ink-tastic Solutions!

Our dedication has yielded remarkable results! We’re proud to have established ourselves in the WordPress community, with over 100 active installations, and an abundance of positive feedback from satisfied clients оn Capterra and G2. It’s heartening to see our hard work has paid off, empowering and inspiring businesses оf all sizes. Every gleaming review and rating fuels our passion to push the envelope further, knowing that we’re making a real difference. We’re humbled and grateful for the recognition, and look forward to a future where we continue to grow and thrive!

Global Expo: Travel Back To The Moments Where We Shared Our Printing Passion

TAGA Conference

DesignNBuy’s commitment to knowledge-sharing was further exemplified when Kavita took the stage as a keynote speaker at the prestigious TAGA Conference. She shared valuable insights on the latest printing technology trends, inspiring attendees to embrace innovation and stay ahead of the curve.

Graphics Canada Expo 2023

DesignNBuy’s presence at the Graphics Canada Expo offered a remarkable opportunity to forge connections and gain valuable insights into the Canadian print industry. By immersing themselves in this vibrant market, DNB further solidified its commitment to tailoring its solutions to the diverse needs of businesses across different regions.

Grand Return to Drupa 2024

Looking ahead to the coming year, DesignNBuy has announced its grand return to Drupa 2024, a highly anticipated trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. With a decade of excellence in web-to-print software, DesignNBuy is poised to captivate audiences with its latest innovations, solidifying its position as a leader in the industry.

Printing United 2023

While 2023 saw numerous achievements, DesignNBuy expressed regret for missing out on Printing United. However, the setback did not dampen their spirits. Instead, it fueled their determination to connect with industry professionals and customers virtually, promising exciting web-to-print innovations that would bridge the gap left by the absence.

Engagement with Industry Experts

Srikanth Acharya

In an exclusive discussion, Srikanth and Nidhi engaged in a dynamic dialogue covering various topics such as online commerce, corporate branding, personalization, printing, and automation. They also explored the significance of artwork design, pre-press, and order management to ensure speed and efficiency. Srikanth shared his success story and emphasized the need for an omnichannel business strategy in today’s fiercely competitive business landscape.

Cary Sherburne

Cary Sherburne’s insights shed light on several critical aspects of the printing industry, which is undergoing a significant digital transformation. Automation is enhancing workflows, sustainability is driving change, and web-to-print solutions are playing a pivotal role in this revolution. To remain relevant in this ever-changing landscape, companies must embrace innovative strategies, engage in open dialogue with customers, and have the courage to adopt digital technologies.

Kelly Mallozzi

Kelly Mallozzi provides tips on how to improve sales in the print business, such as engaging customers, establishing expertise, and using web-to-print solutions. It also highlights the importance of sales strategy for B2B printers, including the ability to qualify prospects and focus on solutions rather than just making a sale.

Check out our full interview insights here.

Our People & Culture

Behind these impressive achievements lies the driving force of DesignNBuy – its people and culture. Throughout 2023, DNB nurtured a vibrant and collaborative work environment that fostered innovation and excellence. This commitment to its team and values propelled the company forward, enabling it to deliver exceptional solutions and services.

What Lies Ahead? Moving into 2024

See you back here in 2024. As DesignNBuy looks ahead to the future, there is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation. The company is constantly exploring new avenues for growth and innovation, gearing up to introduce groundbreaking features and solutions that will reshape the web-to-print landscape.

Here’s to an ink-credible 2023 and an even more spectacular 2024! Your printing journey starts here, with DesignNBuy.

If you’d like to find out more about our web to print software, don’t hesitate to contact our web2print experts to arrange a demo in the new year. 

Check out our last year’s wrap-up!

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