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Note: The below is a selection of the feature currently available with the Taopix Desktop based designer solution. Taopix Online, our brand new HTML5 designer is now available to order and demo too. We’ll have a shiny new website, listing the range of features and packages available for Taopix Online.
Desktop Designer is the Mac and PC application you either create using a combination of Taopix Creator and Taopix Control Centre. Or you can now access our HTML5 based Online Designer using your browser.
Control Centre is the e-commerce core of the Taopix Portfolio platform.
Control Centre is the centralized management tool for tax (rates and zones), shipping methods (zones and rates), products (configurations and pricing with reusable price lists), customers, brands and vouchers. The new interface includes a sort, search and filter feature displayed in page view.
The Taopix Production module gives a helicopter view of all orders and their status and supports output in many formats: PDF, Vector PDF, TIFF & JPEG.
Taopix Creator allows you to create, modify and upload all of the components required for a successful Taopix deployment.
The InstallerMaker application brings together all the elements of your products (backgrounds, frames, scrapbook items etc) and packages them into compressed installers for Macintosh and PC, ready for download by the end user.
Your customers’ photographs are not always on their local hard drive or memory stick, they’re just as likely to be stored in a Facebook or Flickr account. This feature is designed to give access to more images from multiple sources that can then be used to make more books and therefore generate more orders for you!
Content-sharing sites with stock photography available for purchase and download can now be connected directly to Taopix Designer.
Images from digital cameras can be distorted, faded, under exposed and generally lacking in crispness and depth.
Our new in-line vector text engine is a powerful tool that allows free rotation of text boxes, bi-directional language support, paragraph and character spacing, enhanced paragraph alignment and skewing, border and stroke effects.
All Taopix modules are currently available in 21 languages. Wherever your customers are located, the Designer download will install using the default language installed on their computer.
Taopix Offline is a module that allows you to receive orders when an internet connection is not available (via CD/DVD/Memory Stick etc).
Profit+ is an upsell tool based on Smart Dynamic Template technology that prompts the end user to upgrade to larger sizes, higher quality covers or specialist mediavia an Automatic Upsell Window.
AutoUpdate is the mechanism that allows you to deliver new content and updates to all your Mac and PC customers.
The Taopix Starter Kit is a collection of professional ready-made photo book, calendar and gift templates that enable you to go to market quickly and easily.
Allows the creation of completely bespoke applications for yourself and for potential partners. Brand Builder’s flexibility gives you access to B2C and B2B2C business models to target the consumer, professional, prosumer and education markets. Brand Manager gives you the opportunity to leverage from other companies’ customers and gain access to an immediate customer base.
Our secure file delivery involves the encryption of your customer’s file at the upload stage (just after ordering) and automatic decryption by your Taopix Production Server.
The Taopix Shopping Centre is a comprehensive, multi-line cart that gives the purchaser numerous upgrade options at check out stage.
The shopping cart is partnered with an impressive range of almost 50 worldwide payment gateways and even more currencies for you to choose from.
Collect from Store
Our unique ‘Collect from Store’ feature allows you to form lasting partnerships with retailers and offer them increased footfall in-store.
Send to Friends
Once your customer has ordered their photo gift, they can choose to reorder if they want more copies or they can share their memories withtheir family and friends via a page-turning link.
Taopix Connect provides a gateway for data from the Taopix platform to other systems within your business. Connect offers a link from your Taopix server to external MIS, workflow and third party production systems. It provides an API for use with an external shopping cart but allows you to retain full integration to the Taopix workflow.
The Publisher module gives you the ability to partner with an on-line bookstore and offer book production facilities to those looking to self-publish. Any end user can become a publisher and publish any product created in Taopix Designer.
After placing their order, your customer can use their unique login and password to track its progress through your system.
Multisite is a scalable module which is ideally suited to large print and photo lab companies (as well as franchises) that require efficient, multiple site photo book production.
The Single Prints workflow allows the Print Service Provider to sell variable sized, multiple prints from single images. The end user adds their images and chooses from a range of sizes and auto fit and auto rotation options. Masks, vignettes and image enhancement can also be applied.
What can I make?
Our comprehensive platform allows you to profit from more than just photobooks. Research shows that if you offer a wide range of alternative photo gifts, you can double your photobook revenue. So start thinking about what you can make with Taopix – as long as it has four sides, you can make it with Taopix.
Your wedding and commercial photographers can create a stunning range of photobooks for every occasion. From proof books to wedding albums in every shape and size with a range of cover and accessory options and lay flat media.
Designed for the prosumer and the consumer, you can offer a diverse range of leisure photobooks to suit every event and every budget. New baby books, memory books, brag books, celebration books and holiday books, there’s no occasion that doesn’t deserve a photobook.
The Calendar template-maker allows you to generate a range of calendars in all sorts of shapes and sizes; choose to offer any size desk calendar or hanging, wire-bound wall calendar. You don’t have even have to conform to the January to December format – your customers can start from any month for as many months as they want.
Allow your customers to get personal with greetings cards. Let them capture those funny family photos to share with family and friends at Christmas and other memorable times of the year.
Provide your customers with a great range of wall hanging masterpieces. Taopix gives you the freedom to offer mounted photo montages, canvas prints, posters and even personalised clocks.
Mugs, t-shirts, key rings, mouse mats, mobile phone pouches, postcards, playing cards, trader cards … the list is endless. Start thinking today about what you can make with Taopix.
Go to market
The key to growing volume is to reach as many customers as possible, in the shortest possible time. That’s why we’ve included a very powerful tool, Brand Builder, in our Taopix Professional and Enterprise collections. Brand Builder gives YOU the power to go to market with a variety of partners and different brands for different markets. Key elements of the software can be branded; the name of the software, installer, desktop icon, splash screen, shopping cart and even the customer account page.
Brands for Yourself
You can sell your range of personalised photo gifts from your own website or via CD.
Brands for your Partners
You could take a leaf from some of our most successful customers’ books and explore the lucrative business to business to consumer model (B2B2C). Sell your products via partners’ websites or produce fully branded CDs for sale in-store.
What is the B2B2C Model? - A way of leveraging business from other businesses who have existing relationships with many consumers.
What are the Benefits? - Very fast time to market as your business partner would have existing customers who buy regularly from them.
How do my Partners Benefit? - Additional revenue from percentage share in merchandise sales - Increased traffic to stores via collection of merchandise.