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Eco-friendly eCatalog

Posted by | Posted in Page Flip | Posted on 27-08-2010

When the phrase eco-friendly catalog is uttered, not many know what to think or whether or not it is possible that such a thing exists. But the truth is that such a thing does exist and it goes by the name of eCatalog.

The page flip eCatalog is a very simple concept to grasp. Basically, it’s exactly what you might get from printed media, only that it’s completely digitized. This means that it comes with all the advantages that digital media have over physical media, with a significant advantage being a considerable reduction in associated costs.

An eCatalog version can be made out of anything that you can scan into a computer or create with a computer; whether it’s things like magazine and newspapers or books and brochures, anything and everything that would normally be found in a booklet of any kind, on actual paper, can be transformed into an eCatalog.

The option of the page flip eCatalog benefits from a plethora of advantages over printed media, mainly among them being the fact that it doesn’t use paper or ink and this means that all the costs related to acquiring the paper and inks, and the printing costs are entirely non-existent. Not to mention the fact that if you’re in the business of sending your catalogue or brochure out to customers on a constant basis this option will also save you a lot of money in postage costs.

Now you might be thinking that this digital option comes with other requirements like maybe having a dedicated server in order to send them or maybe you need to get special software for your customers to view them. Well, you have nothing to fear because eCatalogs can be easily hosted on your current website’s server or we can host your eCatalog on our server. Also when you’ll want to create a special issue, you can burn the flash catalog on a CD or DVD and give that to your customers. So the digital option increases your catalog’s life span, giving you the option of keeping a certain product online for years to come without having to do new re-prints every time you update your offer.

And there’s another huge advantage to opting for a page flip eCatalog. It is an eco-friendly option which impacts your environmental footprint at several levels. First of all, you won’t be using paper anymore or inks for your products, which means that you’ll be saving a lot of trees in the process of moving towards the digital option. Likewise you’ll be saving on the energy costs related to actually printing your product, not to mention the carbon footprint that mailing them to each of your customers would leave on the environment. This means much more than just saving trees, although that is extremely important, but since you’ll not be using paper anymore you’ll actually be saving on all the water and energy consumption, and of course reducing air pollution that is caused by the paper manufacturing process.

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An online flash catalog, or eCatalog, has a near zilch environmental impact, since it need never be printed.