Building a Customized PDF Product Catalog

In 2014, we landed a very exciting project. The company was one of the largest food packaging companies in the world and they needed their website rebuilt.

As part of the rebuild, they requested a very interesting feature. They wanted their customers to be able to come online, search through their 500+ products and then create a PDF catalog of the products that were selected. Previously, the customer could only download their full catalog. But what if they were only interested in bowls or glassware or silverware?

That’s where we came in. At Altera Web, we love nothing more than a challenge and if I don’t say so myself, we absolutely nailed it.

Step 1: Customer comes to site and using multiple filters we set up, selects the products and categories they are interested in.

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Step 2: Customer adds desired products to catalog.

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Step 3: Customer reviews the catalog items before printing.

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Step 4: Customer adds their company name and creates the catalog. A PDF is created. Everyone lives happily ever after.

Click here to view an example of the customized PDF catalog.

This is a win-win for everybody. The customer has a beautiful catalog and the client hopefully has happy customer and increased sales.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.

How to Make $750/hr as a Web Designer

Yes, you read that right. We recently landed a new client, worked a few hours on an emergency that they were having and received a check for $1,500.

What was my secret? Simply picking up the phone at 8:00pm.

You see, my office phone is always available to me. Altera Web is not your typical 9-5 web design shop. We work when our clients need us to work. If we have a deadline to meet, the time and day are not important. What’s important is doing the work we promised in the time that we promised it.

make money at web designI received a call recently from a local business that was having serious SSL issues on one of their client’s websites. They tried to fix it internally and could not. Desperate for help quickly, she looked online for local web design companies and found Altera Web.

She explained the issue and was willing to pay top dollar for a fix that evening. So we worked on the issue THAT NIGHT. Not the next day. Not when our schedule allowed it.

And in a few hours, we had the issue resolved. Although the client said they would pay X for the fix (much more than the $1500), I was not comfortable taking that amount and we settled at the final amount.

So now I have a happy client. And they have a happy client.

Simply because I picked up the phone when most web design companies would not.

Separate yourselves from the pack and you’ll be amazed at what can happen.