Ordering Signs Online Can Be a Time and Money Saver

by Mary Mills on May 27, 2013

Designing and ordering business signs online can be a real time and money saver for anyone in a hurry.  These days, more than ever, time is money.  More and more customers are realizing that moving to internet ordering gives an advantage, allowing them to capture a bit more of their valuable time.  Ordering signage online is no different.  In fact, ordering signs online means the buyer can upload their artwork, and then arrange to have the sign shipped to them, or drive to the sign maker’s store and pick it up when it is finished.  The process is easy and technological advances have made the online ordering and designing of signs extremely user-friendly.

Think of it this way: imagine a nonprofit organization is planning a special festival. The committee is made up strictly of volunteers who have day jobs and full-time commitments that keep them from physically visiting a sign store to go through the entire design process during store hours. Ordering signs online is a tremendous help, especially in this situation. The volunteers can order the signage they need after work — after the sign shop is already closed — when they have time to finally sit down at home. The signs can then be shipped to their home.

Signs OnlineSome sign shops have the capability for customers to fully design their custom signs online, by allowing customers to upload their artwork, lay out the design of the sign, and submit it all to the sign maker. Depending on the size of the sign, and the deadline, these signs can be completed in anywhere from 24 to 72 hours, after which they are shipped to the customer.

Sign making software is extremely user friendly.  It does not require a design degree or any special graphics skills – just an internet connection and a bit of creativity.  High quality art work is also needed.  Low resolution photos will not be suitable for a 4 foot by 12 foot banner.  Most sign companies employee designers that are specifically available to answer questions for customers who are designing signs online, either via phone or live chat support.  It is best to call or email with any questions, especially if they relate to image quality.

If you feel limited by creativity, templates are available online to help guide customers through the design process.  Templates give you guidelines related to a variety of layouts, with recommended fonts, and even artwork that can be used to create signs online.

When the signs are finished, if there is time, it is even possible to pick them up at the local sign shop that created them, rather than waiting the extra couple days for shipping. Ordering signs online is a great option for any company or organization, especially those who may be pressed for time.

 

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