Reinforcing its leadership position and as the first in the sign and display industry, Esko announces the opening of its unique online store with intelligent storefront that simplifies the bits, blades and underlays purchasing for users of Kongsberg cutting tables and the consumables purchasing for CDI flexo platesetters. Esko Store, currently available in English, is located at www.esko.com/store and is publicly available for new and existing Esko customers around the world.
“Come shop with us!” says Christian Korte, Esko Senior Vice President Sales, “Our intelligent storefront features a state-of-the-art shopping experience that makes it easy to find the right bits, blades and underlays quickly and easily. This is a unique capability among digital cutting table suppliers, again demonstrating Esko’s leadership in this field. Visitors to the store will find not only the best materials, but also the best know-how, service and shopping experience.”
Choosing the right cutting tool, one time, every time
“Built-in intelligence is especially useful when searching for Kongsberg accessories using the Kongsberg bits and blades finder,” adds Kenny Van Bogaert, Esko Business Development Manager e-commerce. “Find the best bits and blades for a specific job by entering material, quality and finishing method specifications. And for each bit and blade, the Esko Store advises the set-up you require on site, including which Kongsberg table, tool insert and adapter you need. In My Store Account, customers will see the Kongsberg table(s) they own. Simply selecting a specific Kongsberg table provides immediate access to ordering underlay fittings for that table. Our customers pointed out the value of this new capability and for further improvements of the store we will continue to take suggestions from visitors into account.”
Ordering made easy
The Esko Store features advanced filtering options that allow visitors to narrow their search when browsing a specific category as well as a compare functionality that enables side-by-side comparisons of products within the same category. Visitors can use the one-step search by product code or name to quickly reach a detailed product page. With the recently viewed items feature they can quickly access previously visited product pages. While browsing the site, visitors also get an immediate indication whether or not an item is in stock. Finalizing the order, multiple shipping methods and accurate tax calculations are available at check-out.
About Esko (www.esko.com)
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and publishing industries. Esko products and services drive profitability in the packaging and printing supply chain by reducing time-to-market and raising productivity.
The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes at brand owners, retailers, designers, packaging manufacturers and print service providers. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and the production of signage and displays.
The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.
Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is part of Esko.
Facts & numbers
Esko employs around 1300 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Americas and the Asia Pacific, Japan and China regions and is complemented by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries.
Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India. Esko is a Danaher company (www.danaher.com).
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