How it works

Print Trail’s combined e-commerce, print-on-demand, fulfilment and delivery make it hassle-free to sell printed products online, whilst delivering globally. If you’d like more about how it works, read on!

Tools to sell online

We provide you with your own e-commerce website, so you can sell from your website direct to your customers.

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Print-on-demand

You choose which titles we should print-on-demand (print to order, no stock held)

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Bulk warehousing

Or you can choose to print in bulk and we warehouse the stock for you

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Orders go to Print Trail, automatically

When your customers order online – the orders go straight to Print Trail

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We process the order

We process the order at the closest location to the shipping address, which means quicker deliveries and lower shipping costs

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We deliver direct to your customer

We pick, pack and ship the order to your customer, and update their website order.

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All done automatically, with no input required from you.

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Bulk warehousing

  • You can choose to print in bulk and we warehouse the stock for you
  • This is the best choice for titles which you expect to sell well, as the per unit cost is lower
  • We warehouse the books for you, and pick and pack orders as they come in (see fulfilment section below)
  • As stock levels reduce, you can choose to re-print the title, or switch the title to print-on-demand

Sell online, direct to your customers

  • We provide you with your own e-commerce website, built to optimise your sales
  • Your store will be powered by WooCommerce – the most popular e-commerce platform on the web
  • Branded as yours
  • You can add and edit all content and products
  • Use your own domain name, eg: shop.yourdomain.com
  • Works well on all device sizes, eg: mobiles, tablets and desktops
  • Huge range of optional plugins to enhance your sales and effectiveness

Orders go to Print Trail, automatically

  • Customers orders online, on your Print Trail website
  • Orders automatically go straight to Print Trail
  • You get visibility of all orders

We process the order

  • We process the order at the closest location to the shipping address
  • Print-on-demand titles are printed and packaged ready for delivery
  • Warehoused titles are picked and packed, ready for delivery

Your customer receives their order

  • We ship the order to your customer
  • The customer’s website order status is updated
  • Your customer receives a notification that their order is on its way
  • Because we have several locations worldwide, this cuts down on shipping costs and delivery times

What are the benefits?

  • Make a much greater margin on books sold directly, as you pocket the difference that retailers such as Amazon would normally take
  • Eliminate the hassle of processing and fulfilling orders, and dealing with customer queries – we take care of them
  • Sell more books – gain a news sales channel, direct to customers, which can grow over time using tools on our e-commerce platform
  • Keep older or low sales titles ‘in stock’ and available to purchase
  • Flexible production – move titles onto print on demand (or low volume, high quality digital print runs) once warehoused stock is depleted
  • Very low running costs – after setup and storage, we only charge when a book is sold

Ready to automate your book sales, order handling and delivery?

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