Online Flippingbook Maker for Free?
I had often wondered what all the fuss was about online regarding flippingbooks. I had seen blog post after blog post going on about how flippingbooks could ‘revolutionize my business forever’ and how my company might ‘wither and die’ because I was not riding the wave of the digital magazine boom!
I spend a fair amount of time trying to keep up with market trends in order to maintain a healthy online business. I have seen all the trends come and go. But there was something about creating flippingbooks that caught my attention and made me curious as to what all the hype was about.
Online flippingbook maker – a new way of content marketing
As a business manager, like me, have you ever wondered what there might be out there that you are missing? That somewhere, underneath an unturned digital rock, there was the online-Eldorado that could make business better for you? Well I did, and believe me it was worth the investigation. I decided to look into what was happening in the world of flippingbooks and went to a site called Yumpu.com and I was bowled over with what I discovered.
The Hype is not hype. Creating online flippingbooks, magazines and catalogues was not just a trend or passing phase. It’s real and it’s fantastic and it will improve your business. This blog could increase your revenue, believe me. Why listen to me though? I am just another unknown voice in another unknown blog talking to you about a service you don’t know or even think is relevant to you. Well, give me a minute to explain myself to you and give me the chance to tell you my story, because you never know, it might be the best thing you do today?
A step forward: my online efforts
I have medium sized company selling furniture online. We have seen steady growth year on year but not to the level l anticipated or needed. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not doing badly – we just could have done better, do you know what I mean?
I was tired of the fight to keep up with competitors. I was investing huge amounts of money into display advertising, conferences and exhibitions and I had no Idea how to track my ROI or to monitor my growth to see if any of my efforts paid off. Well, after about 4 years of trying to be the best ‘tweeter’ around and having to admit all my efforts had only gained me 400 ‘likes’ on facebook, I knew I need to take a step back from my online efforts and to look to where I should really be putting my energy and little funds I had.
I have always read blogs; I love to know what is going on in the world and to hear from different people. I had heard the term flippingbooks begin used so often – but I thought this was not relevant to my business. What would a furniture shop want a book for? I was so wrong. I began to look into a site called Yumpu after reading an article about it on a blog. I went on and I found out that for FREE I could access all kinds of tools to make my furniture business, not only look better but function better online.
Publishing my first digital flippingbook
After publishing my first flippingbook of my catalogue I saw an automatic increase in my online sales. I saw a boom in conversations and a hike in enquiries. Any why was this? Well, it was because I stopped thinking about how I wanted to display my catalogues and social media and began to think about how my clients want read my online catalogue and engage with my company. All of this was opened up to me by the possibilities I saw through creating my flippingbook. Why have a list of text for a catalogue, when you can have full page images and glossy listings that are mobile responsive.
It’s incredible, my sale shave sky rocketed, my staff are proud to show friends and family the collection of catalogues we offer on our Kiosk and best of all – I can now see we are being the best we can be as a company.
On brand digital catalogues at the push of a button.
The features you get on range depending on what you need to do and who you want to communicate with. You need to have a really good look around the site to find the best fit for you as there are video and audio options, branding services, embedding tools and more. For me the fact I can rejuvenate my once bland PDF catalogues is the key. They are now are bursting with images, color and dynamism that is perfect for me and my brands growth. I used to have a link on my site to a downloadable PDF. I thought this was perfect – but why would someone want to look at what I have on offer in a clunky bland PDF when I can now give them an interactive experience, embedded into my website that is fully mobile responsive. People buy from me now on the Metro, the bus or while at the hairdressers! My flippingbooks are shareable, likeable and enjoyed and it’s really paying off for me to have a usable and most of all enjoyable service for my company. I sell a premium lifestyle product – I need to look the part right? Well you can to if you try it.
Your turn to shine and here is how you do it
You must give it a try yourself, it’s free and takes a few minutes. Go to the website and follow the instructions to create a free account. This takes only a few minutes and only requires your basic information to get started like your email address or you can login in via social media or your Google account if you have one. I chose to begin with my email address as it was easier, I now link through social media accounts.
Once you have an account you simply click on the link and upload the PDF format of your catalogues one at a time. The site guides you every step of the way so please do not panic you can’t break it or your PDF and if you make a mistake. Try different files out, test the site and enjoy what you create. If you don’t like something, just delete it. Depending on how large the PDF file is the upload may take around 1-5 minutes and then as easy as that you have a flippingbook ready to be embedded into your website.
I tried a few PDF’s on my own at first and then I thought why not try to get extra help and found the videos they have. The videos will remove the jargon and lead you by the hand through how-to embed the files into your site and remember there is always online support right there on the site so you can talk to someone directly via messenger.
To get the most out of your online flippingbook maker I recommend you do a few things. First of all, embed the publication on your website as it really brings a website to life! It doesn’t need to be the whole publication; you can link to the cover using one of the many widgets available if you want to keep your website content levels down.
As I have mentioned before, I do believe the hype. I am not just saying use flippingbooks because I want to, I‘m saying use and enjoy online flippingbook maker because I believe they will improve business for you. I believe they will increase your turnover and I believe most of all your customers will love them. You have nothing to lose by trying and if you do try flippingbooks you will be amazed it the change and you will be delighted by the results.