RPI and Peecho Provide Digital Publishers a Fast-Track to New Revenue Opportunities and Audiences with Make-on-Demand Magazines and Books
SEATTLE & AMSTERDAM (June 4, 2013) — RPI (Reischling Press, Inc.), leader in make-on-demand, private-label personalized photo books, greeting cards and stationery products for mass and specialty retailers, is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Peecho, the print button of the internet. Peecho’s free service lets anyone sell their digital content as a physical product, allowing leading global digital publishers to transform their digital content into printed copies.
“Brand and content owners today are looking for a way to establish meaningful connections with consumers in new markets that no longer accept geography as a barrier to engagement,” said Rick Bellamy, CEO of RPI. “This partnership is significant as it provides an easy way for digital publishers to increase revenues with the addition of physical-products or existing publishers to increase flexibility and reduce waste no matter where they are located globally.”
Last year, Peecho launched their service with over 1500 websites across the globe, including Issuu, the fastest growing digital publishing platform in the world. With more than 68 million monthly readers and more than 20,000 new publications added every day, a global production network is essential.
“Our partnership with RPI plays a major role in supporting our goal to expand globally,” said Martijn Groot, CEO and co-founder of Peecho. “RPI gives us the ability to offer high-quality products in a large part of the world and thus expand our global cloud print network significantly. This means we can now produce locally in several new regions and offer customers ecologically friendly, cost-efficient products with faster delivery.”
Paul Adriaans, general manager for RPI-Paro added, “With our extensive experience in manufacturing and fulfillment we can deliver products quickly and on demand, regardless of the order size or number of pages.”
Even though transforming digital content into high quality print can be highly complicated, Peecho’s technology makes the process very straightforward. The Simple Print button can be embedded in any website and connects digital publishers to RPI’s manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities. RPI and Peecho manage the entire process from ordering and payment, to high-quality production, to customer service and delivery. This partnership signifies an important first step toward helping global brands generate additional revenue through innovative technology opportunities.
RPI is a leading make-on-demand producer of private label personalized photo books, greeting cards and stationery products for mass and specialty retailers. The Seattle-based company, founded in 1979, has additional production facilities in Atlanta and in Eindhoven, NL. RPI’s blue-chip retail and online publishing customers rely on its consistent, reliable execution, creative design services and state-of-the-art manufacturing for the rapid delivery of innovative products utilizing consumer-generated content. RPI has one of the largest digital printing facilities on the West Coast for both HP Indigo and Xerox Igen technology and has been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies for the past four years.
Using a global cloud print network, Peecho operates as the intermediary between many websites and only the best print facilities in the world, taking care of checkout, payment, production, delivery worldwide and customer service. Customers simply sign up, get the Simple Print Button and embed it in their website. Visitors can then buy digital documents or images as photo books, reports, magazines, canvas prints, and more.