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3. how to manage products&catalogue

  1. 1. iWEB s iWEB products and catalogue management trainingFP Jan2013
  2. 2. 5stepstooffernewproducts 1 • Create a new template • Using the “template creator tools” 2 • Add a new product asociated to the template • Products are created in Remote Manager 3 • Set prices to the product • Prices are created in Remote Manager 4 • Add the product to the catalogue and publish • New product lit is exported fom Remote Manager 5 • Create a production rule for the produt • Workflow rules are created in Order Lab Manger • The Template Cretator Tools are 2 local applications installed in a local and PC used to create template files • Remote Manager is the Managemet Backoffice placed at the internet data center. Tool used is called “IWeb Web Manager” • Order Lab Manager is the production workflow placed at the print center
  3. 3. 1. Create a template There are 3 kind of products, in imaxel IPS platform which requiere different kind of template files 1. Still prints (prints): which have no design, do not need rendering, and do not need template file 2. One page products (so called compositions and gifts): need single page template files ( file extension xxx.imaxel-tf ) which are created with the composer template editor software. Examples are: posters, gifts, one page calendars. 3. Multi page products (so called albums): need multi-page template files (file extension xxx.imaxel-af) which are created with the album template editor software. Examples are: albums and multipage calendars. A product may have only one template file A template file may be used only for one product
  4. 4. 2. Add the product in Remote Manager • Remote manager is a web based application located at your management server • Use only firefox to login to current Remote Manager version • Acces via: Remote Manager  iWEB web manager  products create/delete/edit product (album, composition, gift) menu
  5. 5. 2. Add the product in Remote Manager Click on the “pencil” in the new line to setup the new product Click on the “add album” to add a new product. It adds a new line at the bottom.
  6. 6. 2. Add the product in Remote Manager Input product data. Fields in blue are mandatory Click “OK” to save changes. This trasnfers info as well as upload files and may take a while. Submit changes to save permanetly Wait until the progress bar is completed
  7. 7. 2. Add the product in Remote Manager • Product code have to be unique, • Match the template product code • Numeric only • 9 digits maximum • Cannot start by “0” • Billing code used for accounting • Can be common to dif. products • Can be alfanumeric • 9 digits maximum Name as it will be displayed in the frontend Use Product detailed description as it will be shown in iWEB Select the corresponding template file Select the corresponding product thumbnail (otherwise the template thumbnail will be used). Format .JPEG 400x400dpi at 72dpi Dimension of the printable area in mm. This overrides template sizes Min DPI to show red alert DPI for output file. Also used for yellow alert. Usually 95% Always Render local Not shown iWEB For internal use Only required for still prints Asigned by the system automat. No used.
  8. 8. Album settings Do not enter any value for multi- page products. In this case this 4 fields are taken from the template file settings, not form this screen. Enter “1” to display only one sheet on the iWEB editor screen. Enter “2” to to display 2 sheets on the iWEB editor screen .
  9. 9. Composition settings For one-page products enter the acual size of the expected printed area (not the template file size). This value overrides the size in the template file. Just for N-UP PDF impostions select the number of items to be printed in one page.
  10. 10. Prints settings For prints enter the acual size in milimeters (mm). Not used in iWEB
  11. 11. Language settings Move horizontal scroll-bar to right side. Open the Language Panel
  12. 12. Language administration Product data summary Move the scroll bar to find out your language Type your translation for Name, Description and Detailed description in your language selected. Up to 1320 characters without lose the thumbnail. Recommended around 700.
  13. 13. How changes in RM are seen in the iWEB store? product thumbnail Format .JPEG 400x400dpi at 72dpi Name displayed in the frontend Product “detailed description” displayed in iWEB. In case of set a translation in to Language administration panel, the detailed description will change selecting different flag. Flag indentifies the language of IWEB, Name and Detailed description
  14. 14. 3. Price setup In Remote Manager there are 5 different methods to calculate the prices, depending on product type and number of pages. Methods are: 1. sheets: price is calculated directly based on the numer of pages 2. Range: price is fixed within any number of sheets of a range. 3. Fixed cost: price is fixed independently of number of pages. 4. Additional sheet: price is calculated as fixed initial price plus and extra cost per numebr of pages. Needs to be combined with fixed cost. Only is applicable to albums. 5. Volume: an extra calculation used to reduce album prices based on the number of copies. It applies a % discount on volume When calculating album variable prices based on number of sheets, all the special sheets (cover, first page,…) are also considered in the calulation as the rest of the sheets (despite in the store have an specific status)
  15. 15. 3. Price setup for prints Price management for prints: 2 options 1. Use sheets pricing to asign an individual price to each print which is inside a range. example: print price from 6 to 10 prints is 0,45€. If 7 prints are ordered the cost will be 7*0,45 = 3,15€ 2. Use range pricing to assign the price for a maximum pack whichever the number of prints example : price of copies in the range from 1 to 50 is 15€. If 37 prints (or any other amount from 1 to 50) are ordered the cost will be 15€.
  16. 16. Price management for composition and gifts: 3 options. 1. Use sheets pricing to assign an individual price to each print which is inside a range. 2. Use range pricing to assign the price for a maximum pack of sheets whichever the number of prints Example: if there are 3 sheet ranges: 1-100 at 15€, 101-200 at 14,5, 201-500 at 12€, when consumer orders 150 sheets the price will be 150*14,5=2.175€ 3. Use fixed cost to set a price independently from the numbe of sheets ordered 3. Price setup for composition and gifts
  17. 17. 3. Price setup for albums Price management for Albums. 5 options 1. Sheets: there is a fixed cost per sheet calculated as the cost of the range corresponding to the total number of sheets. example: if there are 3 sheet ranges: 1-10 at 1€, 1-20 at 0,90€ and 21-50 at 0,75€, an album of 45 pages will be priced at 45*0,75 = 33,75€ 2. Ranges: The price is directly the price assigned in the range. example: if there are 3 sheet ranges: 1-5 at 20€, 6-10 at 25€, and 11-99 at 30€, an album of 8 sheets will cost 25€
  18. 18. 3. Price setup for albums 3. Fixed cost: the price of the product is independent of the number of pages. Example : a fixed cost independently of the number of sheets in the book. 4. Fixed cost + additional sheets. The price of the product is a fixed amount plus the cost of the extra pages in excess from a certain quantity. Example: fixed cost is 20€ and the additional cost from extra pages from 15 to 99 sheets is 2€ per sheet then. A book of 14 pages will cost 20€, but if consumer add more pages there will be an extra-charge of 2€ per any additional sheet over 14. Only one range is allowed. Special sheets are always considered as any other sheets in terms of pricing calculation
  19. 19. 3. Price setup for albums 5. Volume discount: for multi-page products only (albums, calendars, greeting cards…), it is possible to set a reduced price applying a discount based on number of copies (only when several copies from the same album) Example: 1 album: 100% price From 2 to 5 albums : 10% discount (90% of initial price) From 6 to 99 albums: 20% discount (80% of initial price)
  20. 20. How to enter prices in the list 1. Clck on “modify” to edit the price list 3. New price entry is created 4. Select the product which price is to be changed 5. Click to “add price” entry to the selected products 2. Select billing method and click “add” the new price
  21. 21. 4. Assign to a category and publish The catalogue/collection is the structure of folders and products that are shown to consumers at the iWEB frontend New folders can be created by 1. Clicking option Productcollection administrationcreate folder 2. Select the upper or root folder in which to create a new child folder 3. Set the folder name, its description (optional) and the upload the folder icon selecting its local path in the PC. 4. Folder icon has to be a PNG/JPEG of no more than 300x200 pixels at 72 dpi
  22. 22. How to publsh a product Click on “move products” to add a new product in a category. Select the store for which you want to add a new product
  23. 23. How to publsh a product 1. List of products already published: Select the folder where to include your new product 2. List of products available and not published. Select the new product to be published 3. Click “move” to add product to the selected folder Click on any folder to extend its content
  24. 24. How to publish a product To display new products in iWEB the catalogue must be exported (published) every time a product is created or deleted. Changes in product or price do not need to export the list again. Publish the catalogue
  25. 25. 5. Create a production rule for the product Order Lab Manager (Production Backoffice) synchronizes the new products created in Remote Manager (Management Backoffice) every time OLM is started (So before creating a new production rule re-start OLM). Production rules tell the system how to handle each product and is a two steps process 1. Create a procesing rule for that product which is first done assigning it to a “plugin” 2. Set product properties in the plugin for this product: print format, output destination, etc