Merchant - An E-Commerce Site For Publishers

Turn archived content into online sales

Wave2 developed this innovative merchandising website with publishers and media companies in mind. Not only does it offer online sales from published photo archives, it also provides an opportunity to generate additional income by turning both news and images into personalised product sales.

The power of Wave2 publishing platform gives Merchant the flexibility to automatically build a variety of images, text and graphics into customised products. These include front pages, certificates, greeting cards and a host of other keepsakes. With additional fulfilment services the product range can be expanded to include items such as personalised photo albums, storybooks, key rings and t-shirts.

Framed ‘Front Page News’ or ‘On This Day’ mementos are very popular with readers and Merchant makes it easy to find and select the editorial or photos customers require to build their story. Alternatively, they can easily upload their own copy and images to create something totally unique.

Offering personalised merchandise does not mean an increase in administration costs. Merchant is built to expand as your business grows and provides options to allow customers to upload, compile, preview and pay by credit card without the requirement for staff support. It also offers account management features and the routing and tracking of orders for fulfilment.

Merchant will fit easily into any publishing business. Installation is straightforward and the design can be configured to blend with the branding on your current web site.