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DemandBridge Makes Another Move, Acquires Kramer-Smilko
January 30, 2018 at 7:24 pm

In a pivotal deal announced today, DemandBridge, Norcross, Ga., has acquired Kramer-Smilko Inc., a software company based in Bel Air, Md. The purchase of Kramer-Smilko comes on the heels of DemandBridge’s acquisition this past October of...

Surviving in a Vistaprint World
January 16, 2018 at 9:40 pm

The industry is changing all the time, but you knew that, of course. As e-commerce and one-stop shops like Vistaprint, CustomInk and the like become more popular and widely used, providing service directly to customers, traditional distributors and suppliers need to learn how to adapt to survive...

How to Implement a Successful Data Strategy for Increased Sales
May 9, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Content marketing, direct mail marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, guerilla marketing—with so many options to reach potential and existing clients, it’s hard to know where to begin. One thing’s for sure, though: If you don’t know who your audience is, your chances of reaching them, regardless of marketing avenue, are slim...

A Closer Look at the Business Software That's Empowering Distributors
March 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Any CEO worth his or her corner office understands the importance of the personal touch. In our industry, this is where distributors have outwitted the best attempts of major directs. But, sometimes, maintaining such a level of service can be tough thanks to complex jobs and even...

Billing Software Provider AVR Expands Print Operation with Pitney Bowes AcceleJet
February 21, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Pitney Bowes, Stamford, Conn., announced that utility software and billing solutions provider AVR is leveraging the Pitney Bowes AcceleJet Printing and Finishing System to support its growing print operation. AVR was founded as a billing software provider for utility companies in the Houston area. Its expertise is in data and records management. But, as the company has grown...

Printing Drop-shipper Pays Big for a Better URL—Was It Worth It?
February 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm

What’s in a name? Only the future of your company. Just ask Printful Inc., a drop-ship printer of T-shirts, pillows, mugs and other customizable products. The Los Angeles-based retailer, which also handles fulfillment and shipping for thousands of online stores, had been using “” as its primary URL. Why not go with...

Agents of Change
January 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm

As part of Print+Promo’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we talked to Rick Roddis, president of ComplyRight Distribution Services, Oxnard, Calif. Here, Roddis discusses a changing business model, new technology and the impact of a Trump presidency.

How Trump Won
January 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Yesterday during his press conference, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to bring jobs to the states whose voters helped him win.

RRD to Include Prinova's Messagepoint Platform in Digital Solutions Offering
December 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Prinova Corp., a leader in developing and delivering innovative software and services within the customer communications management market, has announced that its flagship Messagepoint customer message management platform will be a key component of the RR Donnelley Digital Solutions offering. RR Donnelley has been providing the Messagepoint solution to its customers as part of its…

Collecting Sales Tax on Additional Charges
November 1, 2016 at 7:45 pm

A reader asks, “How can I find out if I have to collect sales taxes on additional charges such as screen charges and freight?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

eLynxx Solutions to Provide Print Buying Software to Johns Hopkins University
October 25, 2016 at 6:17 pm

eLynxx Solutions, Chambersburg, Pa., is pleased to include Johns Hopkins University among the clients using its flagship eLynxx software. eLynxx is cloud software that is built for print buyers to streamline and simplify the specification, sourcing and management of custom printed communications...

Zoo Printing Expands Footprint
August 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

Zoo Printing, Bell, Calif., has expanded its services to its growing customer base in the Greater Louisville area. This expansion enables the wholesale trade printer to offer free local delivery to three states, six major cities and surrounding areas, including...

Return on Investment
June 25, 2016 at 10:30 pm

In a time when every business is trying to make ends meet, the selling of tax forms is something they can count on to keep the money coming in. But, as is the case with most markets, difficulties can arise...

Growing Your Company's EBITDA
June 14, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Profitable growth … it’s the oxygen of a company. Any organization looking for a silver bullet to…

The Amazon Effect
May 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm

When was the last time you purchased something online? No longer is it a question of, “Have you ever purchased something online?” but, “How often do you purchase items online?” (We’re pleading the fifth on that answer.) The convenience of easy online ordering has attracted many. According to Statista, the number of users in the e-commerce market is expected to grow from 163.5 million in 2015, to 170.4 million in 2016, to 189.4 million in 2020...

Information Overload
April 20, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Our Fitbits tell us how many steps we walked. Our Spotify accounts list our most played songs and artists. Our phones know that when we get in our cars at 7 a.m., we’re headed to work, so they automatically inform us how long it’ll take to get to the office...

Streamlining Success
March 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

Confession: At any given time, we have too many windows open on our computers. We also keep too many piles of paper on our desks. Maybe it’s because we like to multitask; maybe we want to be ready in case inspiration strikes. But even if we tell ourselves it’s organized chaos—that still equates to half chaos. And, usually, that doesn’t make for productive working conditions...