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For Download From
Your Website


Always Fresh® catalogs and brochures are intended to be downloaded from your website. They are for visitors who want your product information while offline, including the ability to easily share that information. They need the QR codes to easily return to your site with their tablet or phone.

Make a PDF Brochure
for Every Category


Give your customers a way to see all related products in one place. They need a PDF brochure for each category that they can take to meetings, present to management, or show colleagues and friends. At the start of every category on your site, put a link to a PDF catalog that can be easily downloaded and printed.

Auto-Updated
Every 24 Hours


Your content, including images, is checked every night. If anything has changed, or if products have been added or deleted, the PDF is automatically updated. Always Fresh® ensure that your PDF is always current with your latest content.

Your Link to the PDF
Stays the Same


Post your link once to your Always Fresh publication. You never need to touch it again. The PDF is updated automatically — the link never changes. Plus you get to specify the name of the link.

Same Features as
On-Demand Catalogs


All the functionality that you use for your on-demand catalogs and brochures is available for use with the Always Fresh publications. In fact, the process of starting an Always Fresh publication is to first make it as an on-demand publication. Then you indicate that you want that publication to become Always Fresh.

You Specify the
Update Basis


You decide the basis for your Always Fresh publications to be auto-updated. Choose SKU to indicate that it will be updated whenever any of the SKUs change. Choose "SKU Family" to update if there is a change to any SKU in the families, including additions or deletions. Choose "Category" if you want to update whenever there is a change to products in any of the categories you select.

 



How To Setup Always Fresh® Catalogs and Brochures

Part I: Getting Started

To configure a publication as Always Fresh, go to your job History page and find that publication. Then click the Always Fresh button.

Part 2: Update Basis

Always Fresh® means your publication will be updated whenever the product data changes. This selection lets you control what will cause the update.

  • If you choose "SKU", it means that your publication will be updated if there is a change to any of the SKUs that appear in your publication. For example, if the price on just one SKU changes, then your publication will be updated. Also, if anything changes about the SKU family information — such as the description, or the image — then that will also cause your publication to be updated.
  • If you choose "SKU Family", it means that your publication will be updated if there is a change to any one of the SKUs that belong to the family, including additions or deletions. Also, if anything changes about the SKU family information — such as the description, or the image — then that will also cause your publication to be updated. Important: If you choose SKU Family, this will cause all SKUs from each family to be published on updates, even if they were not in the original publication.
  • If you choose "Category", it means that your publication will be updated if there is a change to any of the SKU families (or their SKUs) contained within the categories (or sub-categories) that you select. You select categories by checking the boxes. You will see boxes only for those categories that had at least one SKU in the original publication. If you want other categories, then you will need to create a publication that has SKUs from those categories. Important: If you choose Category, this will cause all SKU families within the selected categories to be published, even if they were not in the original publication.

Part 3: Link ID

The Link ID is used to create a unique URL for your Always Fresh publication. It can contain a dash (-) or underscore (_), but no spaces or other special characters. You must use a different Link ID for each Always Fresh publication.

An example of a Link ID might be Bar_Stools.

You can post this link on your site, send it to your customers, etc. You can get the URL from the View PDF button. Or you can create it as follows:

  1. Start with this: http://www.catalog-on-demand.com/PDF-e-Link/?_&AID=
  2. Append your login ID
  3. Append the pipe delimiter |
  4. Append your Link ID

For example,
http://www.catalog-on-demand.com/PDF-e-Link/?_&AID=someloginID|Bar_Stools