Cloudprinter received seven million euros in seed capital in the summer of 2022. Since then, a lot has happened at the Dutch-Ukrainian developer and provider of the print API platform of the same name. Probably the most exciting news is the recently announced integration into Amazon’s seller platform, as well as the cooperation with the CI Hub Connector. This obviously also appeals to investors, as Cloudprinter recently received new funding of two million euros in a new financing round.
According to an official statement from the company, Cloudprinter has taken the step from start-up to scale-up with this new financing round. The circle of investors has also expanded to include a new Ukrainian investor, u.ventures, the venture capital arm of the Western NIS Enterprise Fund. A further, even larger financing round is planned for next year.
Manage print jobs in the Amazon Dashboard
But back to what Cloudprinter has recently been talking about in terms of new technology. The integration into Amazon’s seller platform – Amazon Seller Central – is particularly exciting. Amazon stores, including the associated Amazon dashboards, can be connected to Cloudprinter with just a few clicks. This makes it possible to automatically transmit orders to the print shop network and track order status updates in real time. The ordered products are printed as locally as possible on the basis of the Cloudprinter network, which currently comprises more than 240 print shops in 104 countries. At the same time, the operators of the Amazon store will continue to have control over profit margins.
The integration of Cloudprinter into Amazon Seller Central is preconfigured and, according to the developers, can be set up in just a few steps.
Access directly from the application
Cloudprinter’s cooperation with the CI Hub Connector should also serve the goal of an uninterrupted, fluid workflow. The CI Hub plugin can be used to link different applications with each other in order to speed up processes and seamlessly exchange data, for example between design software programs and CMR systems or Microsoft applications, to name but a few.
The range of services that can be integrated into the applications via the CI Hub Connector now also includes Cloudprinter. The integration should be particularly interesting with regard to the Adobe Creative Cloud programs, in which a large number of print jobs are created in the first place. The CI Hub can be called up from programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign via an extension and the Cloudprinter connection can be set up within it. Once the connection has been established, it should be possible to send jobs directly to the Cloudprinter network without having to download and upload files beforehand.
Both the Amazon integration and the CI Hub plugin are not the only news from Cloudprinter in recent months, but they are certainly the most interesting. After all, it is a clever move to dock onto and into platforms such as Amazon and the Adobe Creative Cloud.