Let your fingers do the shopping
The Digital Store opened for business Aug. 31 in partnership with a private print provider called X-Nex.
Manager Lina Lipscombe says that by leveraging their expertise, knowledge and the latest technology, the Digital Store can provide a broader range of services at generally lower prices.
She explained that these days, when it comes to printing and presentations, clients have high standards. Instead of investing heavily in the equipment to meet those expectations, Concordia struck up a partnership with X-Nex, who will provide specialized printing solutions.
There are two storefronts, one in the Loyola Campus CC building and the other at the Mackay St. entrance of the library complex. The staff, including some former employees of the Print and Copy Centre, are keen to help, whether it’s online, on the phone or in the flesh.
“It’s not that we don’t want to see you, but you really don’t have to visit us in person,” Lipscombe said with a smile.
Costs are being kept as low as possible, and by encouraging clients to place their orders online, the Digital Store is going to give fast service: “between 24 and 48 hours’ turnaround.”
The services offered range from copying, personalized mail, mounted posters, business cards, large format printing, offset and digital printing, to scanning and fax services and much more. X-Nex will even make signs like the ones in the windows of the Digital Stores. They stick to the glass with little suction cups. The Digital Store has also relocated many self-serve copiers to the academic labs, allowing students to print course notes and assignments through the websites and the Moodle program.
The Digital Store has only been in operation a couple of weeks and the website hasn’t been fully developed, but it’s functional. Students and faculty are the core clientele, but Lipscombe expects to develop a market among alumni and the wider community.
You can expect to see more detailed brochures from the Digital Store as new services and products come on line. The website is at digitalstore.concordia.ca, and you can reach the staff at email@example.com