Discount Labels and PagePath Form Strategic e-Commerce Alliance
Aurora, IL. and New Albany, IN. (Oct. 5, 2000) – Discount Labels and PagePath Technologies, two leaders in providing Web-based services to the graphic arts industry, announced today that they will jointly work to integrate their respective ClickPrint and MyOrderDesk online order entry systems. The customers of the two companies will have automated seamless access to both services. Discount Labels joins PagePath and printLeader in the Odyssey Initiative, an alliance aimed at furthering integration of print-related workflow activities on the Internet. Besides the opportunity for the customers of Discount Labels and PagePath to enhance their Internet-to-operations workflow, the agreement includes joint development and marketing efforts by the two companies.
PagePath will create and host free Web sites for ClickPrint customers as well as integrate the ClickPrint service into the MyOrderDesk e-commerce system. Discount Labels will in turn offer the MyOrderDesk system to its customers.
Discount Label’s, rated as America’s Number One Label Printer, created ClickPrint as a transparent ordering system for online vendors of printed products such as labels, business cards, envelopes, letterhead, rubber stamps, sportswear, and other items. It is an e-commerce service that allows users to design and purchase printed products online. The system is accessed through the online vendor’s Web site and is fully automated.
PagePath’s MyOrderDesk e-commerce solution is also private labeled, and is used by graphic arts service providers such as print shops, copy centers, reprographers and screen printers for managing electronic orders, file transfer, documents, and collaborative communication in on online environment. MyOrderDesk is accessed either through the graphic arts service provider’s Web site or via a free Web site provided by PagePath. MyOrderDesk was recently voted “Product of the Year” by the membership of PrintImage International, an organization of 2500 quick print, copying, and small commercial printing members, located in the United States, Canada and several foreign countries. The Odyssey Initiative’s goal is to benefit member companies’ clients by creating more workflow integration, thereby reducing costs, saving time and increasing profits.
“PagePath and Discount Labels are a good fit. We both have both been providing services to our customers for many, many years. By working together on our e-commerce solutions, we believe we can help both our customer bases make more money. PagePath’s growing client base will find ClickPrint to be a natural addition,” said Michael Vejar, Vice President Sales & Marketing at Discount Labels.
“We know our customers will appreciate the advanced ease-of-use that ClickPrint represents. We have worked with Discount Labels in the past and they are one of the industry’s premier organizations. Discount Labels outstanding customer service is legendary,” said Steve Ciesemier, Vice President of sales & Marketing at PagePath. “As a highly regarded leader and innovator, Discount Labels is a welcome addition to the Odyssey Initiative and our customers.”
About Discount Labels: Located in New Albany, Indiana, the company is true American success story. Founded by Mr. W. Fred Conway, the business started from the basement of his home three decades ago after devising the first pressure-sensitive emergency telephone stickers. A volunteer fire chief, he often turned off his label press to answer fire alarms. Now a part of MailWell, the company sells coast to coast and in many foreign countries through a network of 55,000 dealers and distributors. More information on the company can be found at http://www.DiscountLabels.com or by calling 800-995-9500.
About PagePath: Headquartered in the Silicon Prairie city of Aurora, Illinois, the firm was founded in 1983. The company develops, markets, and supports workflow products and technologies that enable graphic arts service providers to manage electronic documents or artwork over a wide variety of computer and telecommunications networks. PagePath’s pioneering LAUNCH! Connectivity Suite and ASAP! software were the first to provide an easy-to-use “point & click” capability for transmitting documents and artwork digitally over the telephone, Internet and private LAN/WAN systems. More information about the company can be found at http://www.PagePath.com or by calling 630-689-4111.