Curious to know what's happening at Dakis and which projects we are undertaken in our labs and what our specialists are up to? We've made a commitment to deliver innovative web solutions that will help you grow your business and build new revenue streams. Likewise, you've kept us very busy with new ideas and projects and we love it! Well, this is the place to read all about our new developments. Selling Made Easy... get your share of the pie and much more!
CELEBRATING DAKIS' 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
We got exactly what we wanted:
Launching brand new solutions and tones of new exciting features
Photo Factory 3 – Big Boy Edition
You can now be the big Shutter-Fish in the Sea. As always, a standard free upgrade.
IPI Campaign #4 ready to roll in Dakis’ Photo Factory!
Yep, it’s already available in your Photo Factory account
New Dakis Factory Content Program – Selling MORE Made Easy!
Tones of new products and designs included in your Photo Factory 3. Program is developed based on market research, consumer preferences and targeting products that provide lucrative high sales volume
Pro-Event-Gallery photo solution 2 – Guerrilla Marketing Edition
Build your ultimate sales network and sell like never before
Going Full Social
Let your network spread the word for you. Selling Made Easy!
FREE iPhone and iPad connection to Dakis Full HD Photo Kiosk
Allows you to import photos directly from an iPhone or iPad to your Dakis Full HD Photo Kiosk
Kiosk Hardware Independence with Dakis’ Full HD Photo Kiosk
Many options well under $1000. You select the sleek and powerful hardware of your choice
Simple live web order corrections in Photo Factory: Simply WOW!!!
No more photoshoppin’; open consumer’s order live on the web and make the required modifications
Mobile format website and WebStores
Go full mobile with a mobile formatted website and WebStore. Equiped with Geo-location.
Order Manager Pro with PDF Output and ICC profile
Lab software for printing workflow automation
New eCommerce WebStore features
Content makes your WebStore the destination of choice for consumers: now with multiple images, enhanced product description, product videos and much more!
Complete integration with Labworks (POS for photo labs)
End to end store automation for photo and imaging labs.
JANUARY 2012 - NEW DAKIS WEBSTORE MANAGER NOW LIVE
Dakis is releasing a brand new generation of Online Store Manager (mydakis.com). Part of this exciting new release includes a new job downloader code security feature. To take advantage of this new security feature, a new job downloader code as been generated for your account. You need to update your 40 character auto configuration code to receive Prints and Photo Factory orders.
For instructions about updating your Job Downloader code, click on the PDF link below:
PDF Engish | PDF Français
Also part of the new Dakis WebStore Manager, you will find these new features:
The table is now set to launch new exciting features this year.
Manage your users’ rights: creating login and password
accounts for your staff and managing their rights
DAKIS PORTAL - You can now manage your users and set their credentials; set their username, password, email, and also manage which sections of your account they can access. You now have a better control over what your users are able to access.
Manage your WebStore product categories presentation (live February 2012)
You can now modify the way you list your WebStore’s product categories. You can also create new Product Category Groups. This gives you more flexibility to present your product offering the way you want it!
WebPIM (Product Information Management)
The launch of the WebPIM is a big step forward. You can now benefit from the best of both worlds: you have access to Dakis Managed Product Information service, saving you time and money to access Dakis enormous product data pool, and you can now also create your own unique custom products. This hybrid solution is seamlessly integrated in your account.
Hot main features:
WebPIM: Create your own custom products
Once you log into your account, you can now access the WebPIM. Look at the top of the screen to see the WebPIM link. In this new module, you can create your own custom products. Once you create a new product, it will be available to price and activate in your account’s Inventory section.
This is a great solution to create product bundles, refurbished items, unique items or specialty items not covered by Dakis’ Managed Product Information Service.
If you don’t have the time to create your own custom products, remember that you can still count on Dakis’ Managed Product Information Service. Did you know that we also have a service plan to create custom items just for you?
Dakis Support menu – Product Request: If you subscribed to Dakis’ Managed Product Information Service and a product is missing in our database, keep going through the normal product request process by going to the Support menu in your account and then make a Product Request.
More new features coming this year!
The foundation is set and several new exciting eCommerce features will be available this year. We will announce the new features as they become available.
SHOPPING CART - Bill to and ship to flexibility
This new feature provides a convenient way to allow consumers to enter a different ship to and bill to information during the checkout process.
To activate this feature, you must login to your account.
Click on main menu “Shopping Cart”
Click on left-side menu “Billing/Shipping addresses”
Click on the check box and “Apply”.
A good reason to activate the bill to and ship to feature is to offer your customers with more choices to purchase from your store. Some consumers find it convenient to have an item shipped to an address other than their credit card billing address. They might be consumers shopping from work or for their business.
This feature might not be for everyone. The initial reason we only allowed to accept the same bill to and ship to information was to reduce fraud. Before you activate this feature you should better evaluate the pros and cons. You might also want to review PayPal’s Seller Protection guidelines.
Shopping Cart Configuration Review
It is important that you review your account and make sure that the followings are properly set:
SHOPPING CART – Payment methods
SHOPPING CART – Shipping modes and fee rules
SHOPPING CART - Tax table
PORTAL / Store Setup: Enter your store contact information
and make sure your store is properly located on the Map
Your shopping cart payment methods, shipping options, shipping fees, and taxes are set in your mydakis.com account and not directly in PayPal account.
ADDITIONAL FEES (ENVIROMENTAL FEES)
In some States and Provinces it is required by law to collect environmental fees on specific product categories or items. We have upgraded the system to make it easier and faster for you to manage these fees and to apply taxes on these fees when required.
To setup your environmental fees:
Login to your mydakis.com account,
Click on main menu “Shopping Cart”
Click on left side menu “List” under Additional Fees On Merchandise
Set your environmental fees by State or Province by product categories and/or directly on specific products.
JUNE 2011 - DAKIS LAUNCHES NEW PRO-EVENT-GALLERY PHOTO SOLUTION
CLOUD PHOTO KIOSK SOFTWARE; MORE AFFORDABLE, MORE SALES, MORE PROFITS!
A new generation of Dakis Cloud Photo Kiosk will be release early Septemebr 2011. More information to be announced during the course of summer 2011.
HARDWARE INDEPENDENCE: SLEEK HARDWARE THAT IS VERY AFFORDABLE
Hardware is a necessary evil. Card readers break all the time. When a kiosk costs about the same as a small car, there's a problem! Good news, now you will be able to buy a great looking fully-loaded touchscreen computer for under $1000. We like good looking kiosks but we don't care about selling it to you or making a penny of profit on the hardware. Now that we covered hardware, it's all about the consumer experience so you can sell more and built loyalty.
SAME EXPERIENCE IN-STORE AND ONLINE FOR MULTI-CHANNEL RETAILING
Train consumers in-store to find the same experience online, it's all about automation, multi-channel retailing and creating customer loyalty; allow your customers to shop when, where and how they want.
At Dakis, we are working hard to continuously provide your with updates, new enhancements and more revenue streams. With a web-based in-store kiosk, you no longer need to worry about updates, CDs or DVDs and headaches. Also since it's web-based, we provide continuous improvements and the past has show that nimble and speedy with continuous improvements is much better than perfection that never comes.