Vistaprint pivots to become full service Vista
The world’s biggest online print business Vistaprint, which operates with a print plant in Deer Park, Melbourne is consolidating all its business units under a new Vista brand, to relfect its new market positioning.
This new parent brand Vista encompasses VistaPrint, 99designs by Vista, Vista x Wix – its cloud based web development programme – and the company’s most recent acquisition, Crello, a DIY digital design tool, which is now rebranded under Vista as VistaCreate.
Vista Australia New Zealand will continue to be led by Marcus Marchant. Since its arrival here Vistaprint has printed for 4.7 million Australian customers, with 80 per cent of sales within the business category. In the past year , Vistaprint ANZ has reported 29 per cent team growth.
The rebranding under Vista reflects the $250m the company has recently invested “to ensure small business customers' growing demands are met in design, e-commerce and social media solutions.” It moves the company from being primarily a print business into a design, marketing, digital and print operation.
Robert Keane, founder and chief executive of Vista and its parent company Cimpress. “We’re excited to announce our new parent brand Vista, which reflects our ongoing transformation into the expert design and marketing partner for small businesses around the world. The launch of VistaCreate is a critical part of this journey, providing small businesses with access to a world class social media creative design solution.”
During the last two years, Vista has made multiple strategic moves and major investments, in order it says, to serve small business owners’ evolving needs and to drive customer value. The company says the pandemic has changed the world for small businesses “and made it more important than ever for them to have end-to-end solutions that support them online, offline, on-the-go, and at any point in their entrepreneurial journey”. Vista’s research shows that 82 per cent of small business marketing needs now span print, design and digital.
A year ago Vista acquired 99designs to provide small businesses access to world-class designers to craft their logo, website, packaging and more. In August of this year, Vista announced a partnership with the leading cloud-based web development platform Wix to power the creation and management of Vista x Wix websites and related digital solutions for small businesses.
Today, Vista has taken another integral step toward providing a compelling, full-spectrum design offering. Through the acquisition of Crello and its rebranding as VistaCreate, Vista now provides small business customers with a vast library of professionally designed, user-friendly templates that enable them to create first-rate social media and digital marketing assets within minutes using the VistaCreate website and mobile apps available for both iOS and Android devices. The platform already has millions of registered users across 150 countries who create well over a million projects each month.
As part of the acquisition, Vista has also acquired Depositphotos, a stock content marketplace with 200 million royalty-free images, videos, and music options. Depositphotos has 100,000 content contributors.
Vadim Nekhai, vice president, VistaCreate and Depositphotos said, “Twenty years ago VistaPrint invented online design and publishing tools for print marketing materials to empower small businesses to create attractive designs without having to learn complex software. VistaCreate brings the same simplicity to social media and other forms of digital design and Depositphotos brings a vast library of high-quality imagery, videos and music. We look forward to being part of the Vista team as we continue to innovate together to help small businesses look and feel professional both online and offline.”