SAGE has announced a virtual sample tool for end-buyer use on distributor websites powered by SAGE. SAGE PromoSearch, SAGE's end-buyer facing, web-based search engine module, and SAGE WebExpress Pro, SAGE's dynamic website management system, have both received the new tool as part of the standard offering.

With the SAGE Virtual Design Studio, end-buyers can now have the same virtual sampling capabilities introduced earlier in the year as part of SAGE Web, SAGE's web-based distributor research and business management service. It allows users to create a virtual sample so they can see how their logo looks on a product. The sample image can then be shared among colleagues and provided to the distributor to use as a guide for logo placement for the order.

"Virtual samples are extremely powerful sales tools," says David Natinsky, CAS, SAGE president. "When distributors' clients can put their own logo on an item and show it to their colleagues around the office, it's sure to help close the deal. But in order for clients to use these types of features, they have to be simple and straightforward. So that has been our focus with our Virtual Design Studio. It's by far the most powerful and technology-advanced virtual sampling tool on the market. But at the same time, it's also the easiest to use. This makes it a powerful addition to any distributor's website."

The new Virtual Design Studio component is automatically live on all distributors' PromoSearch and WebExpress Pro websites as of December 21 at no additional charge.