StairArtist makes it easy to design staircase layouts of any
level of complexity by allowing your customer to simply
drag balusters and newels from palettes of stair parts,
and drop them into slots on the staircase canvas of
his or her choosing. He or she is then able to
rearrange those parts on the staircase, by dragging them
from one place to another on the canvas.
After completing a layout, your customer may then share
that layout with as many friends (or your sales team)
as he or she likes by sending an email directly from the
tool, or by saving the layout and communicating the
construction ID of the layout with those friends. The
layout may also be printed directly from the tool, and the
part numbers / descriptions used in the layout will be printed,
Your customer may wish to save his or her staircase layout
to look at and manipulate at a later time, or for sharing
with friends or your sales team. This is easily
done by a click on the "Save" button, located on the button bar
at the top of the stair design tool.
When clicked, the staircase layout will be saved to a
central server, and a unique number will be assigned to
it. That unique number can then be used
to load the same layout into the tool. If your
customer then tells a friend (or your sales team) the number
assigned to the layout, that friend (or sales associate)
can look at the very same layout.
Your customer's saved layouts will not be mingled with
any other stair company's saved layouts. They
are unique to your instance of the StairArtist tool.
StairArtist now provides the ability to share staircase layout constructions on
the social networks
Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+!
Benefits of social network sharing include:
1. Free and powerful Internet marketing
Social network shares that you and your customers create can and will be
shared repeatedly by others, giving your company increased exposure.
2. Customer-pleasing use of the latest technology
Sharing on social networks makes it easy for your customers to get input
from friends and family about staircase layouts they are considering.
Pinterest pin boards make it easier for your customers to perform side-by-side
comparisons of layouts they are considering.
3. You will close deals faster
With the increased input your customers have from friends and family, and the
and the ability to perform side-by-side comparisons on Pinterest pin boards,
your customers will be able to decide more quickly on their purchase.
It is now possible to email staircase layouts, along with
a message, directly from the tool to any number of
recipients. In order to monitor usage of emails
sent using your instance of StairArtist, you will receive
a copy of all email messages sent using your tool.
All recipients of the email will see the message your
customer wrote, along with a link that, when clicked, will
open StairArtist in the recipient's browser, and the
staircase layout your customer was constructing at the time
he or she sent the email will be displayed. The
recipient of the email may then modify the staircase
construction within StairArtist, and email it back to your
customer, or to anyone else he or she wishes to send it to.
Note that when recipients of the email message modify
the layout sent to them, the original layout that your
customer sent will not be modified. The original
will remain unchanged, and still be available for loading
in StairArtist using the construction ID assigned to it
when it was emailed. All layouts modified
by email recipients will be saved under their own unique
construction IDs. Each of those may be loaded
at any time in the future through use of the construction
ID assigned to each of them.
We make it easy for your customers to send an email to your
sales team. A button is available, next to the
staircase canvas, that allows your customers to easily and
quickly send an email to a pre-configured email address
associated with your sales department. In addition,
the email dialog box includes a button that, when clicked,
will add the email address of your sales department to
the recipient list of any email your customer creates.
Your customer may print his or her staircase layout, along
with the part numbers/descriptions associated with each
baluster and newel used in the layout.
When your customer hovers his or her mouse over a
baluster / newel, the part numbers or description you have
assigned to that stair part will appear, similar to
a tooltip. This occurs for balusters / newels
in the palettes on the left side of the tool, as well as
for parts that have already been dropped on a staircase
canvas. Also, the part number / description you
assign to a baluster / newel will be added to a list of
parts you drop on a staircase canvas. The length
of the part number / description assigned to each baluster / newel
can be as long as you need to describe that part.