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The Online Print Symposium 2022 is over - but what the 250 or so participants took away from the presentations, insight pitches and their own exchanges with one another will have an impact for a long time to come. The atmosphere at OPS 2022 in the Science Congress Center Munich was palpable, not least because so much has happened in the last two years.

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In fact, the forecasts looked quite good: 7.1 percent growth in B2C, 8.5 percent in B2B. Then came Corona - and the paper shortage, rising energy prices, and the Ukraine war. A lot has happened in the 785 days since the last Online Print Symposium. Bernd Zipper revealed at OPS 2022 in the Science Congress Center Munich what impact this has had specifically on online print.

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We are now entering the second day of the Online Print Symposium 2022 - but of course not without giving you a little insight into yesterday. The day was packed with interesting presentations, exciting new ideas and lots of networking. Curious? Take a look for yourself! Of course, the video can only give you a first impression of the atmosphere at the Online Print Symposium.

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In the search for holistic IT concepts that meet individual requirements, more and more print shops are coming across no-code platforms. In addition to facilitating software development, these platforms promise the precise integration of hardware, third-party and legacy systems, as well as the automation of administrative processes.

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It is annoying when the user's journey through the web store comes to an abrupt end with an error. Everyone is familiar with the frustration of online shopping: unclear purchase processes, non-transparent returns processes, pages that don't finish loading, or simply errors in the applications themselves, such as when the data upload doesn't work or the next page in the web store simply isn't accessible.

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Prices for print products continue to rise - as shown by the current zipcon Online Print Price Index, which looks at the first quarter of 2022. This puts print - at least in terms of appearance - seamlessly between food, gasoline, and electricity. Following the impact of the pandemic, which has hit various industries and markets with varying degrees of severity over the past two years, the consequences of the war in Ukraine are being felt by everyone.

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Our team at zipcon consulting in Essen, has made good use of the last few months by giving our website a new look: Thanks to the latest technology and a new design, the zipcon.de website has a fresh new look. Simple and stylish, structured and intuitive to use - with selected design features we now present ourselves and the services we offer in a modern "newspaper look".

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He's back in the world of online print: Dr. Michael Fries is the new Senior Vice President Physical Product at Vista, the new master brand of Cimpress, under which the services Vistaprint, Vistacreate, 99Designs and Vista x Wix have been combined just under six months ago. In his new role, he will thus be responsible for everything related to the product range of the brand family.