Print Buyer's Poll
In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?
  
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Printer's Poll
How much of the decision to work with a print supplier is based on the sales rep that handles your account?
  

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Print Buyer Quick Poll


Note: PBO's Quick Poll should only be completed by print buyers. However, printers and other non-print buyers can view the real-time results here.

This week's question:
In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?

a) At least $5,000
b) $6,000 to $25,000
c) $26,000 to $74,000
d) $75,000 to $124,000
e) $125,000 to $249,000
f) Over $250,000

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Print Buyer Quick Poll

In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?

a) At least $5,0005%
b) $6,000 to $25,00025%
c) $26,000 to $74,00019%
d) $75,000 to $124,00019%
e) $125,000 to $249,00023%
f) Over $250,0009%

Printer's Quick Poll


Note: PBO's Quick Poll should only be completed by printers. However, print buyers can view the real-time results here.

This week's question:
How much of the decision to work with a print supplier is based on the sales rep that handles your account?

a) In general, whether the sales rep is the right fit and provides value is a huge part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.
b) In general, it's nice to have a good sales rep, but the sales rep isn't a big part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this issue, so please feel free to submit your comments below.
Comment:
Name:
Title:
Company:

Printer's Quick Poll

How much of the decision to work with a print supplier is based on the sales rep that handles your account?

a) In general, whether the sales rep is the right fit and provides value is a huge part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.40%
b) In general, it's nice to have a good sales rep, but the sales rep isn't a big part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.60%


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To PBO and PCPI Members, and the Print Industry Community-at-large,

 

We’ve heard many of you express how much things have changed in our industry over the last few years, but that the tools needed to do our jobs have not. By combining forces with revshop, inc., our mission is to reinvent print buying, and develop new solutions to help members manage their print projects more effectively. Here are some of the challenges we know you’re facing:

 

·      How complex the process of designing, configuring, finding the best price, & managing a job can be

 

·      Collaboration is key to a projects’ success but the process of managing a project, along with the associated tools, don’t always offer a fluid and collaborative workflow

 

·      Print project process is fluid and ever-changing, systems are not

 

·      It’s difficult getting a real-time price, and to immediately see price changes when quantity & specifications shift

 

·      Spending too much time managing jobs, not enough time using your knowledge

 

·      From a staffing perspective, print buying is not an attractive vocation for new employees and the retirement of traditional print buyers has caused a knowledge drain

 

·      Print buying has traditionally focused on the print supplier’s workflow. Solutions have not been developed to reengineer the process for customer efficiencies

 

·      Even seasoned print buyers use antiquated methods, such as email and Excel spreadsheets, to collect job pricing and performance data, which makes continual improvement more difficult to achieve

 

Well, we’re listening, and we’re working on creating a revolutionary new web-based platform to help the print community:

 

·      Get instant and reliable pricing based on the right production equipment

 

·      Collaborate with creative, marketing and production team members to be more efficient

 

·      Manage maverick print buyers in your organization and control quality expectations

 

·      Spend time using your hard-won expertise instead of managing menial tasks
 

We’re looking forward to sharing more on this new platform as we prepare to launch. We’re excited to bring change and reinvention to our community, and happy we can experience these changes together.

 

 

Best,

Mark Alioto 

CEO

malioto@revshop.com

855-326-2677 x 702

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