Think back at least two decades…do you remember paging through the Sears catalog circling everything you wanted but would never buy? What about the Christmas toy edition? Even today…some retailers still send out catalogs for the holiday season because they’re visual and informative (plus there’s probably some nostalgia in there). And for all of those reasons and more, our WISPI graphic design team developed parts catalogs for our customers
A parts catalog for our graphics and decals customers is pretty simple – it’s a PDF file that we put together that shows an image of each of the customers’ parts along with all of the size options and variations, a part number and sometimes a brief description.
We started building these parts catalogs for our customers to make the process of ordering one or many parts as easy as possible.
“We started offering them to make the ordering process easier for our customers and to ensure that our customers get the correct parts when they order,” said Sarah Savagian, WISPI Senior Graphic Designer.
Imagine a company that manufactures plastic boxes and puts three different decals on each box, but they make 10 different sizes of plastic box so they need to have 10 different sizes of each of their decals. A product catalog lays all of those parts and their respective part numbers out for the customer so they can easily order exactly what they need.
“When they need to place an order, they have an easy way to see what size parts we have made for them in the past and whether one of those parts will work for their current application,” Savagian said.
Our parts catalogs help speed up the ordering process for our customers and helps them to easily see all of the parts WISPI has made for them in the past.
The parts catalogs also reduce the possibility of the wrong part being ordered.
“The catalogs are particularly useful for customers that have a large number of parts to keep track of,” Savagian said. “They also work well when customers have a lot of similar looking parts because it provides a quick reference to choose which size part will work correctly for their needs.”
An example of a company that would find a catalog useful is one that has three different sizes of their logo that they use on their equipment or vehicles. “With a part catalog, they can easily
find the size that will work for that particular model they need the graphic or decal for,” Savagian said.
We developed these part catalogs to streamline the ordering process for our customers.
So how do you get a parts catalog put together? Just ask!
“We can create a parts catalog fairly quickly and will keep it up to date with current parts and revisions,” Savagian said.