First demonstrations of new Taopix Portfolio 3.3 live at photokina 2012
7 September 2012 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom - Photo merchandise software manufacturer, Taopix, has today announced the release of Taopix Portfolio 3.3, to be debuted at photokina 2012, 18-23 September, Cologne (Stand H030, Hall 4.1).
Demonstrated live on the stand, the leading end-to-end platform for the creation and sale of online photobook and photo gift products contains over 50 new features and enhancements. These new features are designed to further drive volume sales and increase profitability for photo finishers and digital printers, as well as enhance the overall customer experience.
Among the many new front-end product enhancements within Taopix Portfolio 3.3, is a Single Prints feature enabling customers to buy individual photo prints. In addition, significant upgrades to the Shopping Cart facility make up-selling more prominent and successful, with enhancements to the Voucher feature now supporting custom scripts for almost unlimited voucher promotions.
James Gray, Taopix CEO comments, "Our business objective has always been to grow our customers' volumes/sales. New features within Taopix Portfolio 3.3 deliver business-enhancing features designed to do precisely that.
"Developed following close collaboration with key worldwide users and end customers, new Taopix Portfolio 3.3 provides market leading product flexibility and revenue generating features to maximise opportunities within photobook and photo gift businesses today, and importantly, tomorrow."
Taopix Portfolio 3.3 is made up of three key solutions:
- Solo: An entry-level B2C model with many powerful features and a clear upgrade path at a price to suit any budget
- Professional: A feature-rich solution designed to facilitate growth through B2B2C partnerships - now widely considered the industry standard
- Enterprise: The premium platform for self-publishing and asset management connectivity
Within each Taopix Portfolio 3.3 solution, there is a set of five primary modules that provide its renowned user-friendly and efficient 'end to end' functionality. These include Taopix Portfolio 3.3: Creator, Designer, Control Centre, Installermaker and Production.
Ensuring compatibility with leading digital printing solutions, Taopix Portfolio 3.3's Production module offers JDF support(1) for a seamless production workflow.
Within the Taopix Designer module, end customers can now also apply page style and background changes to all pages within a photobook. This user-friendly tool dramatically increases the opportunity for creativity and personalisation, enabling production of a more valuable and personal product. The Taopix Designer module also now incorporates a dynamic splash screen background. Upon launch of the application, this new background enables users to host customer promotions and advertising, allowing users to further drive valuable new revenue streams
A further benefit to photo finishers and digital printers is within the Shopping Centre module for financial transactions. Built into Taopix Portfolio 3.3 is the ability to apply relevant tax rates on individual products within the same order, enabling some to be zero-rated as appropriate. In addition, the Shopping Centre module now enables end customers to apply the balance of unused gift cards to their account for future use.
James concludes: "With so many new features and benefits to demonstrate, we are very excited to present Taopix Portfolio 3.3 at photokina 2012, and invite visitors to come and discover how they can maximise their photo business potential with our technology."
Taopix Portfolio 3.3 will be debuted at photokina 2012
Taopix Limited is a privately-funded software development company established in 2007 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom by James Gray and Kevin Gale. The company has international offices in Singapore, Japan and the United States of America.
The primary focus is to provide a superior photo book and photo gift software platform to digital printers and photo finishing companies.
A global network of over 30 distributors, operating in over 50 countries, has been established to meet the demand for sales and support of the Taopix solution.
Strategic partnerships have also been established with leading digital print manufacturers, photo printing solution providers and finishing equipment manufacturers to drive sales and promote Taopix awareness worldwide.
Ben Dodson Dianne Moralee
Deputy Managing Director Marketing Director
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