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Order Printer Pro Complete Review

In the current eCommerce age, your store needs a little something special that sets it apart from the rest. You have to ask yourself why Bob and Joe use MY store instead of the next one? 

But don’t worry, this doesn’t call for huge changes to your store – it’s quite the opposite. It’s amazing how far something as minuscule as a customized invoice can go, and result in your store looking more professional and making a lasting impression on your customer.

Today we will be looking at Order Printer Pro, a Shopify app that allows you to achieve these aforementioned customized invoices effortlessly, and so much more.

What is Order Printer Pro?

Order Printer Pro is an app available on the Shopify App store, which allows you to easily create, design, and print invoices, packing slips, draft orders, and returns forms for your Shopify orders.

You can then print out these documents yourself, or even configure the app to send these documents (for example, invoices) as a PDF to your customers automatically.

Order Printer Pro provides you with fully customizable PDF templates, giving you the power to showcase your brand and leave your customers with an invoice that’s not an eyesore! The app is also compatible with templates made for Shopify’s default Order Printer, giving you the flexibility to choose out of thousands of templates available online.

Now that you’ve got an idea of what it’s all about, let’s dive into the features!

Features

Custom Template Designer

Order Printer Pro’s templates are built from HTML, CSS and Liquid – meaning they are 100% customizable to morph to your brand’s identity. It might sound daunting, but these three coding languages are very intuitive. After a few YouTube tutorials, you’ll be styling your templates like a pro!

Order Printer Pro’s template editing interface

Of course, no coding is needed if you want to use the templates as is (they are already gorgeous!)

Out of the box, the app includes templates for the following:

  • Receipts / Invoices
  • Packing slips
  • Returns forms
  • Quote for Draft orders
  • Refund & Credit notes

Automated Emails

With a simple one-time configuration, you can automate the proccess of emailing invoice documents to customers. This saves you and your customers precious time, as well as paper! This feature alone is what makes this app extremely useful, especially for stores dealing with a lot of invoices.

Easy text editing and translating

Every included template features translations for over 20 languages, allowing you to communicate clearly with international customers. Editing the text part of documents is simple and will enable you to convey your brand’s message.

Shopify Integrations

Impressively, the app also has synergy with multiple useful Shopify features, such as with Shopify’s multi-currency, which changes the invoice document according to the customer’s currency of choice.

Order Printer Pro is also optimized for Shopify Mobile and Shopify POS, meaning you can access and edit the app anywhere.

Pricing

Order Printer Pro allows users to choose between two pricing options, Free or Unlimited.

The free plan is ideal for stores that get less than 50 orders per month, and is as the name implies, 100% free! However, after implementing this app, you might find yourself growing beyond 50 monthly orders!

Just because you aren’t paying doesn’t mean you’re missing out – free users still have access to the following features:

  • Print and export in bulk
  • Print and export draft orders
  • Automated PDF delivery
  • Customizable templates

Stores with more than 50 monthly orders have to subscribe to the Unlimited plan for $10 per month to keep using the app; this includes the same features as listed above.

Examples

It’s time to put our money where our mouth is. Let’s see what this app is capable of.

Packaging Slip

Earlier this year, Shopify released an update integrating packaging slips on the platform. To access Shopify’s default packaging slip feature, navigate over to the Orders tab, select and order, then click on the More Actions dropdown.

This does get the job done, but the results are rather… unappealing. (See below)

Shopify’s default packaging slip design. Shipping and billing info has been obscured.

However, if you scroll down a bit in the More Actions dropdown, you’ll find the option to create the packaging slip using Order Printer Pro (if you have it installed of course.) Then you’re free to customize and create your own packaging slip.

Doesn’t this just look a thousand times better?

OrderlyEmails & Order Printer Templates

FORSBERG+two is the creator of the Order Printer Pro app, but it’s not the only Shopify app they’ve published. We’ll take a brief look at two of their other one-time-purchase apps, which are used in conjunction with Order Printer Pro to take your store to the next level.

OrderlyEmails

OrderlyEmails helps to improve the notifications that Shopify is sending to your customers via email. Using this app makes your email notifications stunning, providing you with professionally designed templates to blow customers away. 

Implementing this app into your eCommerce store allows you to benefit from enhanced sales and customer commitment by incorporating product upselling, discount codes, and social media profiles in all emails that you send.

Just like Order Printer Pro, this app creates a sense of continuity throughout your store, with your branding and color scheme present in all company-related emails and documents.

Order Printer Templaes

Another wildly popular app from FORSBERG+two, over 15,000 Shopify merchants worldwide utilize their Order Printer Templates.

This app separates the document creation part of Order Printer Pro into a separate app, with new features such as the “Magic Designer” which creates a template that matches your store’s design in seconds. 

Purchasing this app includes 22 Shopify-supported email templates, one-click translations, and outstanding customer support.

Example of a template

If you’re still not satisfied with the design, the guys at FORSBERG+two can be commisioned to do a custom design, pixel perfect for your business.

Conclusion

Putting effort into the details of your store is more important than most people think. Customers really appreciate additions like these order forms, as it shows them that you put effort into their customer experience, and that you are a step above the average Shopify store. With this level of professionalism, returning customers is a guarantee.

Augmented Reality: The next big eCommerce trend?

Imagine an online store where customers can see the products they desire in front of them — interested in a new carpet? Plop it down virtually in your current living room to see how it will look surrounded by your existing furniture. 

This might sound far-fetched, but it’s real – and on the rise.

“Buy +” Tech giant Alibaba’s VR shopping tool.

This technology is called Augmented reality (Often referred to as AR); it’s the most convenient and rapidly-growing immersive technology available to customers. AR has been around for ages, with the earliest examples being developed in the early 1990s by the US Airforce -yet, AR wasn’t ready for the mass consumer market — until now.

The biggest and most famous example of AR consumerism would be the mobile app Pokemon Go. Released in 2016, this mobile game made use of Augmented Reality to display collectible monsters in the real world, only visible through your phone’s camera lens. The app erupted in popularity, peaking at 45 MILLION daily users within its first two weeks of being live.

Since then, AR technology has flown under the radar, with no major releases emulating the success of Pokemon Go, but it seems that AR has recently found a new home – eCommerce. Moving holograms, interactive exhibits, and virtual 3D models are the perfect fit for online stores, especially since they allow you to emulate the physical retail experience that disappeared in 2020.

In this blog, we will be discussing what augmented reality means for eCommerce, and how we can use it to expand our business and increase sales.

How does AR benefit my store?

Increased engagement

Using 3D tech like Augmented Reality can increase user engagement on your website up to 66 percent. Higher engagement means that customers spend more time on your store – translating directly into more sales. Even if the customer leaves without purchasing, this increase of development means that they have developed a positive idea of your website, making them much more likely to return and purchase in the future.

Higher conversion rates & reduced returns

While keeping customers glued to their screens longer, AR can help boost your sales too. Offering much more info than your run-of-the-mill images and text, the 3D view of the product allows users to see precisely what the product looks like – leading to easier sales.

Returns can be backbreaking for a business. eCommerce stores suffer up to five times more returns than physical retailers. Retailers have to get creative in reducing the number of returns; that’s where AR fits perfectly. Emulating the in-store experience, AR allows you to experience the reduced return rates that physical retailers have. 

So, in addition to making more sales, you can also anticipate to hang on to more of that revenue. 

The “WOW” factor

Another big factor that AR brings to the table, is simply the fact that it’ll blow your customers’ mind! Customers will be way more likely to pay higher prices for products presented in such a modern and unique way, seeing your products as premium. 

How can I utilize AR in my online store?

Depending on what you’re selling, Augmented Reality can be used in an infinite amount of creative ways – let’s take a look at how top brands adopted it:

IKEA was a bold early adopter of AR, releasing their “Place” app back in 2017. This app allows users to choose any IKEA furniture piece and place it directly in their living room. Using only your phone’s camera, the app scans and analyzes the room, then places the furniture how it would fit with extreme accuracy.

Ikea’s Place app in action.

The same idea can be used for any merchant selling large products that would be difficult to return if they don’t fit.

Nike’s app allows users to scan your feet using AR, allowing your feet to be paired with the perfect shoe-size. This implementation of AR uses your camera to perform a 3D scan on the user’s feet, calculating the dimensions, size, shape and volume of your foot; for the perfect fit.

This feature isn’t just some gimmick – Nike is so confident in the AR measurements, that it has also been implemented in physical stores, as the go-to method of calculating what size you should buy.

AR is extremely useful in this aspect, as when buying clothes online, you often sit with the headache of wrong sizes and tricky returns.

How can I add AR to my online store?

Implementing AR requires a relatively modest investment of time and money, but the end result is well worth it. Here’s you to add it to your online store:

  1. Select AR software of your choice. There are different AR solutions available, depending on what your store needs. A quick google search should send you down the rabbit hole of finding the one that fits you best.
  2. Gather required files. Your virtual representations have to built from something – that’s where CAD files fall into place. CAD is a 3D modeling software that allows you to transform your real-world products into a digital representation. There are other 3D modeling software solutions, but CAD is the most popular and widely accepted.
  3. Start the setup proccess. Depending on which AR solution you decided on using, the setup proccess will be different – however, if you have the correct files, it should be quick and painless.

Conclusion

Finally being recognized, AR is a powerful tool for any online merchant. Emulating the engagement of physical stores without the covid-risk, is invaluable. Ready to launch your online store with AR capabilities? 

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