Virtual occasions during quarantine: How your custom web to print store can be a must have

A lot of things happened in 2020, and the fact that now almost the whole world in quarantine is not an exception. But we all deserve to celebrate the birthdays of our relatives and friends, go to parties and spend time with our family. Also, all graduates want to be able to attend the graduation ceremony. After all, this event happens only once in a lifetime.

Since physically, people cannot see each other, they try to celebrate everything online using such popular tools as Zoom, Discord, Hangouts, and others. Everyone needs to make these days unique. That is why opening an online custom web to print shop for virtual occasions could be a good start for your business if done right and on time. We have collected several events for which custom products may be beneficial.

 

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Graduation

The graduation ceremony is a dream of every student from the moment he enters school. Some educational institutions postpone this holiday to better times. But still, some dare to organize the graduation online. Custom things can help to make this essential day special. For example, you can order personalized t-shirts with inscriptions that connect your memories with the school. Perhaps your school has a slogan that can be added to a t-shirt, which will help raise your spirit. Even if there are people who want to wear a dress or a suit, a custom t-shirt will then be a great reminder of your best school times.

To raise the festive mood, parents can decorate a house or yard in honor of your graduation. And then custom things can be a must-have for this. Relatives and friends often give gifts, for example, an album with school photos or personalized mugs, etc.



Birthdays

Now people celebrate birthdays online more and more often, gathering the closest people in Zoom. So why not make this day bright and memorable? Decorate the room with photos, dress personalized clothes, or offer a professionally decorated cake. For example, you can print pictures on edible paper or add 3D elements. You can also send online invitation cards to your friends. Also, you can use ready-made templates or design them from scratch.

If the birthday person tries to make this day a wonderful one, then the invitees should try as well, and as everyone knows, they give presents. No matter whose birthday you are celebrating, custom products could be a lovely gift to send them. For example, you can gift personalized jewelry with birthday date engraved or custom huddie with exciting artwork. The sky is the limit! Now you can gift even the most unusual thing.

 

Family reunion

One of the essential holidays is a family reunion. Family is always something crucial and respectful for each of us. Do not miss the opportunity to feel together during such a difficult period. You can order T-shirts for the whole family with a photo of each family member. Then you are welcome to create videoconference in Zoom or Discord and enjoy the fact that you are together.

Also, you can order personalized dishes for each family member and have dinner online. Such things will be relevant even after quarantine, as you will gather for a family dinner or just to spend time together. Such a process would be more enjoyable with custom things.

 

Team-buildings

The problem of non-working communication appeared when many companies began to work remotely. Everyone is sitting at home, with no opportunity to go to a kitchen with a colleague, drink a cup of tea with cookies, and discuss the latest news.

Team building has always been popular to strengthen the relationship of the team. And find new acquaintances in the case of a large organization, where people often do not intersect. During quarantine, this is also realistic. Companies that care about team spirit and their employees often make personalized gifts with embroidered company logo and person name. During isolation, the mood of employees is imperative since it affects the work so that such gifts can be very appropriate and fun.

 

Parties

And finally, we all look forward to the moment when it will be possible to meet friends and have a party. An online party can be no worse than a regular one if you take care of it. Send out beautiful online invitations personalized for each of your friends, buy delicious food, and find great music. You can even have an online pajama party and compete whose pajamas will be designed the most interesting.

 

As you can see, life during quarantine continues, and people can have fun and celebrate essential events online. Therefore, collect beautiful templates, come up with beautiful designs, think about custom things. These improvements can let your customers create personalized things that can help make such essential occasions happier and bright.

Feel free to contact us if you need any assistance or have questions about starting an online web to print business! 



Business Continuity Update For Our Customers

In this challenging period for all of us because of the COVID-19 global outbreak, the LiveArt team is doing everything necessary to keep our services uninterrupted. To keep everyone safe, our team transitioned to full remote mode promptly. We did everything to ensure that all team members have the opportunity to continue to work entirely from home. 

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Here is what measures we undertook to both contribute to slowing down the spread of COVID-19 and take care of our team:

  1. We all switched to the full remote. Everyone is provided with the necessary equipment and is involved in the workflow.
  2. We continue to work as usual and try to ensure that the pandemic situation does not affect the quality of services and the smooth running of our business.
  3. We are trying to increase the awareness of our employees about hygiene, protection methods, and isolation measures.
  4. Now that we all work from home, online meetings became a daily routine. We discuss the current state of LiveArt workflow, the projects as well as checking in how everyone does.

It is essential for us to support your business with an unparalleled level of service. Therefore, we monitor the situation, do our best, and stay in touch with you. Please take care of yourself, your friends, colleagues, and family. We wish you health and safety! 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us

5 best tips for transitioning business to remote work

Remote work is not something new now. With the growth of technology, we are now able to work from anywhere in the world. Based on the statistic, remote work has grown 159% since 2005. Now that the world faces COVID-19, the situation forces many companies to allow their workers to switch to remote work. It can be a big challenge for CEOs on how to manage the work and for employees who have never tried to work from home for a long time. Here are five best tips on how to make your transition to remote work less stressful and productive.

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Prepare a convenient workplace

When we talk about working at the office, it means that every employee has all the necessary equipment, and their workplace is organized according to their needs. First of all, you, as a CEO, should provide them with the same conditions for remote work as they had in the office. Make sure that every employee has a laptop or a PC, uninterrupted Internet access, a working table, a quality headset for team communications, etc. Many companies give access to sites or tools only in the office for security reasons. You need to check whether every worker can get all the required resources from home, including a VPN setup. 

 

Provide emotional support

Remote work could be both a way to try something new and a challenge to people. However, it puts stress twice as strong as it happens simultaneously with the COVID-19 quarantine measures. These two things, a switch to remote work and self-isolation, significantly affect emotional state and productivity. Hence it is crucial to spend more time with your employees in person and talk about the problems they face during working from home. Addressing their feelings and thoughts alleviate anxiety and allows people to focus on immediate tasks and prevent non-productive overthinking. Tell them about your problems as well. It will become easier for them to feel that they are not alone and builds the trust you will be primarily looking for. One should also understand that adaptation to the new way of life takes some time. Getting the team back to their productive levels of work may require at least a couple of weeks, so don't expect everyone to hit your KPIs immediately.

 

Communicate with your team

During the isolation period, it is vital to stay connected with each other. Many companies use Slack to improve their workflows and chat between team members. It has a free plan, easy to use, and affordable. Slack allows you to create many channels for discussions, and you can separate those who do not need to be involved. Yet it creates an unnatural impression of the workflow like you are dealing with avatars, not with real people. Therefore, it is better to use videoconferencing for meetings or just to say "Hello" or "Good morning" as if you have just come into the office to greet everyone. It might also make sense to pay attention to the informal conversation about non-working topics, so make sure that your team has enough time on this. Using a combination of Zoom and Discord would help to build team presence for the whole day.

Moreover, you can share your screen with other members. You can even leave Zoom presence open in the background to make it seem like you are in the office, working shoulder to shoulder with your mates. It creates a working atmosphere, and you can see what everyone is doing at the moment. With any voice or video conferencing tool, there is an option of voice mute so that you will not create discomfort to others. The bottom line, the more often you see each other, the easier it is to experience transitioning period and become a genuinely remote-friendly business.

 

Do not forget about a daily routine

Anxiety, isolation, new place of work cause a lot of stress, and many people could even get mild depression symptoms. If you want your life to go on and stay productive during the remote period, remember that it is essential to create a working atmosphere as much as possible. One of the biggest mistakes everyone does while working at home is working from bed and staying in pajamas for the whole day. Developing a daily routine such as a morning shower, doing the hair, and dressing up differently for work helps to deal with overwhelming exhaustion your workers would start to feel when working from home. You may not be required to put your office outfit on, but if your team has personalized swag like hoodies with your company logo, you can all agree to wear them while you are working. These things create a productive and positive atmosphere while being fun as well. Last but not least, try to work, rest, and eat in separate places like it was in the times when office.

 

Set a schedule and plan the day ahead

A key to successful remote work is to stick to the working schedule. Even if your company offers flexible time, it is a common practice to agree on working hours that will be convenient for everyone, and no one will fall out of the workflow. Remote work means some freedom, but you must always consider other working factors. If you do not live alone, let your family know your working hours so that they will be more likely to respect your time. Also, if you feel that you need a break, do the regular breaks stepping away from the computer as you did in the office. Breaks help to improve your efficiency and productivity while allowing you not to fall out of the task context.

 

To conclude, working at home became a big challenge for many of us. Yet taking care of your people is an opportunity to build your team as a more durable business unit. Maybe your company will even find the remote work very productive and will see the way of the working process differently once the pandemic subsides. Try to use tips you have read above as much as possible, and we hope that transitioning your business to remote work will be less stressful. Good luck!