Integrating eZeep
  • 02 Sep 2022
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Integrating eZeep

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What You Need to Integrate eZeep

An Ezeep Account

You need an active Ezeep account with connected printers. If you don't have an account yet, we recommend you visit their website or get in touch with them via their contact form.

Two Products Dedicated to Printing

You need to create two products dedicated to printing in your Nexudus inventory: one for color printing and one for black & white printing. These products define how much customers will be charged for printing.

  1. If the navigation menu isn't visible, click the menu icon in the top left corner of the page.

  2. Click Inventory > Products.

  3. Click Add product.

  4. Click Manual entry.

  5. Name your first printing product.

Use a clear name such as Printing color or Printing b&w.

  1. Add a Description.

  2. Add the amount you want to charge your customers per page printed in the Price field.

If you don't want to charge your customers for printing, leave the price at 0.00.

  1. Click the Save Changes button.

Repeat the same process for the second printing product.

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A Resource Type Dedicated to Printing

You need to create a resource type dedicated to printing that you will then assign to your printing credit type.

  1. If the navigation menu isn't visible, click the menu icon in the top left corner of the page.

  2. Click Add resource type.

  3. Name your resource type Printing.

  4. Click the Save Changes button.

Your Printing resource type should now appear in the Resource Types list.

A Credit Type Dedicated to Printing

You also need to create a credit type dedicated to printing. This printing credit lets you add printing benefits to plans and products. Each printing credit is equivalent to one cent.

For example, if customers signed up to any plan have 2,000 printing credits every time their plan is renewed, they will be able to print up to $20 every month.

  1. If the navigation menu isn't visible, click the menu icon in the top left corner of the page.

  2. Click Inventory > Printing Credit Type.

  3. Click Add printing credit type.

  4. Name your printing credit.

Make sure the credit name is clear, for example Printing Credit or Credit Printing.

  1. Select the Printing resource type from the drop-down list.

  2. Click the Save button. 

You now have a printing credit set up in your inventory. You can move to the integration process below.

Integrating Ezeep

The eZeep integration is a three-step process.

Step 1. Enabling Ezeep in Nexudus

  1. If the navigation menu isn't visible, click the menu icon in the top left corner of the page.

  2. Enable the Ezeep integration toggle.

  3. Add your Ezeep credentials in the Username and Password fields.

  4. Select the printing credit you created from the Printing credit drop-down list.

  5. Select the product you created for color prints from the Color prints product drop-down list.

  6. Select the product you created for black and white prints from the Black and white prints product drop-down list.

  7. Click the Save Changes button.

Now that you've enabled the integration you need to import your first batch of customers to eZeep.

Step 2. Importing Customers to Ezeep

  1. If the navigation menu isn't visible, click the menu icon in the top left corner of the page.

  2. Tick the checkbox next to every customer you want to add to Ezeep.

  3. Click Initiate an Ezeep update in the Bulk Actions menu.

  4. Click Yes, do it to confirm.

The selected customers should receive an email invite from Ezeep and appear as new users in your Ezeep account within a few minutes.

Step 3. Creating Printing Policies in Ezeep

You need two printing policies in Ezeep to track customer printing in Nexudus. You need two policies: one for color printing and one for black and white printing.

  1. Go to portal.ezeep.com and log in to your account.

  2. Click on Policies in the dashboard navigation panel.

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  1. Click on Create your first policy.

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  1. Click on Rename me and define the name of your policy.

We recommend using a clear name such as Nexudus Color Print or Nexudus Color.

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  1. Tick the Nexudus checkbox.

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  1. Click on the PRINTERS tab and select all the printers you want to make available to your customers.

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  1. Click on the SETTINGS tab and select Full Color along with Pay per page.

Leave the price per page set to 0.00 as the price per page is already defined in Nexudus via the printing products you've created.

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  1. Click on the PULL PRINTING tab and select a printing release option.

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  1. Click on the cross at the top of the pop-up page.

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Your first Ezeep policy now appears on the Policies page.

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Repeat the same process for the black and white printing policy, making sure you name the policy accordingly in step 4 and select Black & White in step 7.

The Ezeep integration is now complete. Customers that were added to Ezeep will receive an email invitation to set up their Ezeep account and start printing.

For more information, check out Using eZeep.


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