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Archive for the 'Build To Order' Category

Archiris Launch Custom Stained Glass Service to Showcase Software

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

A company named Authense Corporation recently unveiled its new software product called Archiris. Authense say that Archiris is the first in a series of web-based tools that empower small businesses and end-users to design and order custom products from any supplier, anywhere in the world.

Dell Advertising to Focus On Build to Order

Sunday, July 16th, 2006

A report in the North Carolina News and Observer, describes how computer maker Dell is to begin a new advertising campaign that focuses on the company’s attribute of building computers to order.

CBS and Announce Customized DVDs

Sunday, July 16th, 2006 subsidiary CustomFlix Labs, Inc., has announced that CBS News has selected CustomFlix and to distribute thousands of hours of prime-time and classic news content, including award-winning “Minutes” programming, through the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD(TM) service.

Scion Launch ‘Blank Canvas’ tC for Customizers

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

Larry Edsall at the Detroit News reports on a new Spec Package version of the Scion tC. The tC is a coupe sold in the U.S. by Scion, a division of Toyota.  Scion’s strategy is heavily geared towards personalization, and buyers can add a range of persoanlization options to their new car at the time [...]

HDTV Build to Order Wishlist

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

An interesting piece about the market for HDTV’s has appeared in  It includes a suggested set of options which should be available from a build to order HDTV supplier. Many consumers are put off HDTV purchases by the absence of plain language explanations about features and technologies. have hit the nail on the [...]

Sony President suggests PS3 will be made to order

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

In an interview with Japanese newspaper NikkeiBP, Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi has suggested that the PS3, the next generation of the massively successful Sony Playstation game console, will be available as a build to order product. Gaming site GamerNode has more details about the interview.  Mr. Kutaragi is quoted as saying: “As the [...]

Dell Opens PC Showrooms, Walmart Offers PC Assembly in Store

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Dell and Walmart, the World’s biggest computer manufacturer and overall biggest retailer respectively, have recently taken contrasting approaches to the selling of consumer computers. The mainstream business media, such as Newsweek, are reporting that Dell will open its first retail stores, where users can try out Dell products. However, they will not be able to [...]

Scion Configurator Website wins Webby

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Scion’s BYS vehicle configurator, has been awarded a Webby People’s Voice Award in the Automotive category. Established in 1996, the Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 500-member body of leading web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities. The awards honour excellence in web design, creativity, [...]