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There are several items to entertain before integrating 3rd party solutions within PrintNow, so let us step through how we consider and select 3rd party integrations at PrintNow to help you understand what is involved to ensure a successful integration.
A 3rd party application is essentially a software solution that another company or developer develops. If a 3rd party app is available that meets our customers’ needs without us having to build it from scratch, it’s worth evaluating. Many of PrintNow’s current technology partners started from customer projects before deciding PrintNow would support it ongoing.
There’s not always a correct answer to whether to build (create custom) or buy (integrate via 3rd party) when expanding web-to-print technology, so we consider the best choices for each case. When we’re determining whether to integrate a 3rd party component, we review other related elements, including:
Using 3rd party components can save a notable amount of time and cost upfront; however, consider what could change.
As discussed, there are multiple aspects to think about when choosing 3rd party components for your project. And there may be a few “valid” solutions. Nevertheless, we’re committed to assisting you on your options, the facts, and the pros and cons of 3rd party apps and components.
The final result is considering the alternatives and selecting the best one for your web-to-print solution if that’s a 3rd party integration, custom software integration, or anything else. If you are interested in how 3rd party apps and components could impact your web-to-print solution, reach out to us.
3rd Party Integrations
Hourly rates range from $125 to $250 per hour, depending on the experience level of the developer/consultant and if it’s standard front-end development or requires back-end development that affects the core PrintNow code base.
The short answer is we offer both, but generally, customers are more comfortable with a per-project flat rate. Overall, the pricing structure you choose depends greatly on many variables and comes down to what makes the most sense for you.
Charging per hour
Charging an hourly rate is a better option in some scenarios. If the scope of work isn’t clear from the outset, we may recommend this approach. Or we may offer a service to properly define project details to help it move to a per-project flat-rate option. Per-hour pricing also works well for maintenance updates or long-term ongoing projects.
Charging a per-project flat rate
Charging a flat rate makes the most sense when the client brief is clear and structured, and we can predict how much work the project will entail. Some clients are more hesitant to agree to a flat rate. Presenting one flat rate before any work is done can make some clients nervous or cause sticker shock, prompting them to go elsewhere.
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