Franchise Services' Brands, AlphaGraphics Join QuarkPromote.com Web-to-print Service
DENVER, CO—November 19, 2009—Franchise Services (Mission Viejo, CA), parent company of Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics, announced that its brands are part of the QuarkPromote.com Neighborhood Print Partner program. The program will provide Sir Speedy, PIP, and Signal Graphics centers the opportunity to gain new customers by receiving print orders online.
"This program is a great opportunity for many small- to mid-sized businesses, our primary customer base, to easily and affordably get high-end design and quality marketing materials locally printed and delivered right to their door," said Kelly Kimberlin, vice president of strategic development for Franchise Services, Inc. "The marriage of online ordering with local production benefits the customer by bringing back the personal attention of a business to business relationship on the customers terms. It's really a win-win for everyone."
AlphaGraphics, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT), also announced a partnership with Quark to provide professional marketing collateral for small and mid-sized businesses seeking to start and grow their companies. As a QuarkPromote.com Neighborhood Print Provider, AlphaGraphics will produce customer orders placed online, for pick-up or direct delivery to the customer.
"This partnership provides the customer a customizable and streamlined experience, uniting QuarkPromote.com’s intuitive ordering system and professional creative with our advanced printing services,” said Sharon Cook, director of marketing and public relations at AlphaGraphics. “We’re excited to pool our experience and resources to provide our customers with additional quality marketing materials, at an excellent value.”
According to Terry Welty, senior vice president of corporate marketing at Quark, “QuarkPromote.com makes professional marketing communications accessible and convenient to small businesses. By joining forces with AlphaGraphics, we help make it easy for the non-designer to create and print high-quality collateral.”
QuarkPromote.com (www.quarkpromote.com) is a retail print design and ordering Website created by Quark, Inc. QuarkPromote.com enables small- to medium-sized businesses the ability to design and order customizable marketing materials online. Using Quark's free design tool, customers can choose from hundreds of pre-designed, customizable marketing collateral templates such as brochures, postcards, and sales support materials with a consistent design theme. Once ready for print, they can choose to have their marketing materials professionally printed by a Sir Speedy, PIP or Signal Graphics for pickup or delivery.
According to Terry Welty, vice president of corporate marketing for Quark, “The Web to Print market we are entering is a $17 billion market. Small businesses are increasingly going online to find an easy way to create and print marketing materials. In the next three years this market is going to double and we think QuarkPromote.com in concert with our print partners is going to be a big part of this.”
Several Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics locations across the country have already signed up to join the program and many more are expected before the end of this year. "The program provides our franchise owners with expanded visibility in the online print ordering arena and helps them acquire new customers they might not have had access to before," continued Kimberlin.
About Franchise Services
Franchise Services, Inc., (FSI) is a franchise management company that owns the franchise brands, Sir Speedy, PIP Printing and Marketing Services, Signal Graphics, MultiCopy and TeamLogic IT. Franchise Services has a 40-year history managing award winning brands that support the small- to medium-sized business market. The company's brands and worldwide affiliates encompass more than 800 locations in 16 countries.
AlphaGraphics, Inc. plans, produces and manages visual communications for businesses at more than 260 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, the AlphaGraphics Network leads the industry in sales per location. Backed by state-of-the-art technology, the world’s highest quality standards and a global network, the company’s trained and experienced team members are committed to delivering creative solutions that allow customers to communicate more confidently and effectively. AlphaGraphics is owned by Pindar Group, a leading print and electronic media company, which over the years has become known for its support of sailing through its sponsorship of several world-class sailors. www.alphagaphics.com.