12th July, 2019 – Remember the Nirvana t-shirt you bought a few months ago? You might be surprised to learn that many of these merchandises are still printed in the United States, by small independent apparel printers across country. However, most of these businesses still use rudimentary spreadsheets to run their operations. YoPrint believes in providing an affordable software solution that will allow small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to maximize their potential and remain competitive.
The mantra “automate or die” is deep-rooted in manufacturing industry, including screen printing. However, print shop management software can easily cost up to a thousand dollars a month. The high price tag becomes a barrier for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to automate and grow their business. The competitive landscape of the printing industry gives little wiggle room to raise the price and offset the high upfront cost of software.
To make matters worse, recent technological advancements make it evident that software is a necessity in scaling operations and lowering costs. Software allows businesses to remove inefficiencies and reduce human errors that drive the cost of production high, making it viable to keep production local.
One key aspect where software shine is procurement. Most custom t-shirt businesses employ a pull-based inventory system where the raw materials are only purchased when an order is confirmed. SMBs employ this technique to keep the cost and inventory low, improving cash flow. Any delays in procurement will negatively impact production schedule which not only affects customer satisfaction but also eat into what’s already a tight margin for screen printers.
This prompted Anbin, a former Amazon employee, to found YoPrint. YoPrint is an affordable solution for SMBs to manage every aspect of their business including, sales orders, inventory, and production management in a single platform. “The incumbents have enjoyed their status quo for too long. It’s time for software that incorporates the latest advancement in technology to propel businesses forward,” said Anbin. He believes, his experience at Amazon, will allow him to create software that could level the playing field for independent screen printers.
The process of manufacturing custom merchandise starts with providing quotes, creating the art, making the merchandise, and preparing it for shipping. These steps involve many complex tasks that need to work together in perfect coordination. YoPrint has created a proprietary software that will help SMBs make the change without significantly changing their bottom line.
The software supports make-to-order, cost estimation, vendor integration, flexible packaging, shipping and billing features, all of which are available on a single platform, thus providing business owners with a comprehensive experience. With these tools, a business owner can estimate printing costs, delivery costs, and fulfillment dates before providing a quote in real time. Once the artwork is received and reviewed, the printer can follow through with the necessary communication and logistics surrounding an order.
Furthermore, YoPrint’s collaboration with AlphaBroder, Sanmar and S&S Activewear enables businesses to streamline their stock purchases. Owners can now check these vendors’ stocks and negotiate pricing in real time. This feature increases the efficiency of businesses as the printers can track stock prices and availability from a single location.
The biggest challenge SMBs face in deploying a software solution to streamline their operation is cost. YoPrint has all the capabilities of currently available professional management tools, with plans starting as low as $29 per month. This Delaware-based startup will help SMBs make the change without significantly changing their bottom line. If you’re in the screen printing, embroidery, direct-to-garment printing or promotional product business, you can take a 14-days free trial at YoPrint print shop management software.
YoPrint will also be exhibiting at ISS Orlando Show 2019, booth 624. You can find out more information about the event here.
Company Name: YoPrint
Contact Person: Jason See
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Country: United States