Author: Bernd Zipper

Founder and CEO of zipcon consulting GmbH, one of the leading consulting companies for the print and media industry in Central Europe. The technology and strategy consultant and his team actively support practical implementation in a wide variety of customer projects. His work involves developing visions, concepts and strategies for the players active in the print production process across a wide range of industries. His areas of expertise include online print, mass customization, strategy and technological assessment for print, and the development of new strategies in the print and media environment. Bernd Zipper is the creator and chairman of Initiative Online Print e.V. and, in addition to his consulting activities, is an author, lecturer and sought-after speaker, orator and moderator. His visionary lectures are regarded worldwide as trend-setting management recommendations for the print and media industry. (Profiles also in Xing, LinkedIn).

myposter, René Ruhland
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Anyone looking for individual posters, (large-format) wall decorations or iconic images on the internet will sooner or later end up at myposter or one of the brands belonging to the group. How the founders managed to make the myposter brand so successful – and keep it successful – is what the new episode of Zippers Insights is all about.

druckawards.de
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With just a few clicks, you can configure more than 100 products online, including enveloped mailings, postcards, self-mailers or brochures – and everything is quick and easy, with same-day delivery if desired. With this concept, OMS Online Mailing Service GmbH from Kaarst convinced the jury of Druck&Medien Awards 2022 and thus received the IOP Award as the most innovative online printer of the year. 

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On 23 and 24 March 2023, the Online Print Symposium (OPS) will celebrate a milestone birthday: for the 10th time, the OPS will take place in Munich and attract industry giants and newcomers alike to the Science Congress Center Munich. Renowned speakers will talk about Mass Customization, Digital Commerce, Digital Transformation, Web-to-Print and Crisis Management, among other topics. The motto for the anniversary OPS is “Empowering the Future of Print”.

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High, higher, highest: There are industries that have done anything but suffer as a result of the Corona pandemic and the lockdowns but have instead enjoyed the business of a lifetime. For example, various online retailers. And software companies whose tools make online commerce possible in the first place.

Sommerpause - Summer Break: beyond-print.de
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The first big heat wave of the year is rolling through the country, half of the republic is dangling their feet by the pool, in the sea or in a paddling pool – and the team from zipcon consulting and beyond-print.de is also taking a short “siesta” for the summer break. Time to pause, reorganize our thoughts and recharge our batteries – and starting August 15, we’ll be back with a fresh mind and exciting contributions.

Cimpress investiert in CloudLab
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Without much press hype, the news fluttered into the company’s own newsletter: Cimpress has made a strategic investment in CloudLab AG, it said, in order to make the cooperation even closer in the future. But what is the background to the strategic partnership and what will it change for the software developer’s existing customers? Beyondprint asked CloudLab founder and CEO Marc Horriar.

Digital print schowcase
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Whether we like it or not, anyone who runs an online store, no matter what products it focuses on, will be compared to Amazon. That’s because the number 1 online marketplace sets the benchmark when it comes to checkout. Online print shops likewise have to contend with the expectations this creates on the customer side.

BOPE22: Benelux Online Print Event 2022
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A week ago, at #BOPE22 – the Benelux Online Print Event 2022 – in Antwerp, the motto was “Back to e-Business.” But what does this e-business – or more correctly digital commerce – actually look like for print shops in the future, now that Corona has reshuffled the cards? On the one hand, I’m sure it will be simpler and more personal for customers, and on the other hand, it will be “headless” – and THAT, in turn, has nothing whatsoever to do with headless business.

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