Every embroiderer eventually has a customer who simply wants a clean, good looking image, but who has never had their own specific art drafted. Whether for a company, club, or team, there are bound to be those for whom a stock design is a solid choice. Luckily, our DecoNetwork customers can choose to enable stock design collections to use in both their customer-facing site and through the quoting and order system in the powerful Business Hub shop management back end. This means that for any order, whether self-serviced online or taken through conventional call-in or emailed contacts, a stock design can be automatically utilized in our cloud-based designer for a seamless art creation and approval process.
Let’s imagine a store with a call-in customer. This customer wants a nice, easy-care, long-sleeve denim shirt for the next time they volunteer with their local cat rescue charity. They approach the decorator with the following requests: ‘I want a simple design with a cat silhouette, with FAT KATZ arched above the design, and ‘VOLUNTEER’ centered, straight below.’ Rather than start by drafting a new design, the decorator can go into their DecoNetwork Business Hub and start a new quote, selecting a denim shirt from the automatically imported catalogs of their preferred jump into the online designer, and browse through their enabled stock collections to set up a design.
In the back end, after the customer and garment is selected, the decorator opens the designer, clicks the button to add an embroidery design, and selects the Great Notions catalog; navigating the side menu, the decorator goes to the Animals section of the directory, then to ‘Cats’, and finally finds a likely candidate on the first page.
Checking the design for the proper size, the decorator then selects the design and adds it to the garment. The image is automatically composite in the area selected and at the right size. Now all the decorator has to do is add text, and then it’s a simple matter of sending off the visual quote for approval.If that weren’t enough, when the order is complete, the composited design with the text you added is downloadable and ready for your production staff and all of this is done without opening any digitizing or embroidery software or leaving your browser.
With the pricing automatically calculated according to rules the decorator set in their initial setup, the mockup done, and the customer’s saved information at the ready, even with the selection and addition of text, this decorator can send a visual quote in a matter of moments, even without art from which to start.
It might not be every day you have a customer that doesn’t bring their own art, but for the days you do, wouldn’t you rather have a catalog of stock designs at the ready? In DecoNetwork, you too can build a versatile collection of your own designs, customer designs, and leading stock collections to make your process as simple as it can be.