July 03, 2012 // Franchising.com // PostNet International Franchise Corp. has selected Denver digital agency Elevated Third to design and develop the company’s new online portal. The digital agency is providing information architecture and development expertise to create an online tool that enables PostNet to manage the corporate brand while facilitating business for over 300 North American franchises.
PostNet chose to partner with Elevated Third due to the agency’s extensive knowledge of Drupal, an open-source content management system that allows users to more easily manage a wide range of content types. The agency is redeveloping the company’s current custom-coded intranet into a single, Drupal-interfaced portal with accessibility for an unlimited number of users. Along with the development of a new corporate portal, Elevated Third is maintaining several secondary PostNet sites, already built within the Drupal CMS.
The new PostNet intranet will take full advantage of the versatility and powerful functionality that Drupal has to offer, granting company franchisees ease in reporting back to PostNet’s headquarters. In using Drupal, PostNet is able to leverage functionality that allows the company freedom to more easily make changes that do not require PostNet administrators to work directly with custom HTML.
PostNet anticipates that the new site structure, with its more friendly and organized user-interface, will allow business owners to better manage the operational health of each franchise online, while further extending the company’s competitive reach as a resource in the business network industry. Elevated Third is excited to work alongside the international company, as the redesign project allows the agency to further apply its skills with backend development in intranet functionality.
Elevated Third is thrilled to further apply its backend development knowledge and resources to working with PostNet’s intranet and functionality. “As a growing agency, it’s exciting to work with PostNet as they experience similar growth in their own industry. We’re well-matched. Their evolving needs enable us to offer dynamic solutions, and further push the envelope, using Drupal as an intranet,” says Megan Paladino, business development at Elevated Third.
Founded in 1993, Denver-based PostNet has more than 700 locations worldwide, including several hundred U.S. locations. Each locally owned and operated PostNet Neighborhood Business Center specializes in meeting the design, printing, copying and shipping needs of businesses and busy consumers, with a focus on exceptional, personal customer service. PostNet centers offer full-service digital printing; full- and self-service copying; document binding and finishing; and services like graphic design, computer rental stations, private mailbox rentals and more. They also offer expert packaging services and shipping with UPS, FedEx, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service. To learn more, visit www.postnet.com.
Elevated Third is a leading digital agency located in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 2005, the company specializes in web design and development, and offers a variety of other award-winning services including branding, email marketing, usability consulting and search engine marketing. Elevated Third has a unique approach that blends technological expertise and a specialization in Drupal-based web solutions. Their creative thinking has generated results-driven solutions for over 80 clients nationwide, from Fortune 500 companies to startups alike. For more information about Elevated Third, please visit elevatedthird.com, visit the company's Facebookpage, or follow them on Twitter at @elevatedthird.