Updates

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June 3, 2019

A big new feature went live: production tracking! Read more about this update on our blog.

Production tracking gives you a single place to view activity related to any item you produce in any of the 20,000+ factories available through Lumi. Production statuses are available for any item ordered after April 1, 2019.

Here's the new data you can see in your Production view: 

  • Production status
  • Units produced
  • Units shipped
  • Delivery window
May 10, 2019

The tariff increase of 25% has officially gone into effect today.

Products which were impacted by the 10% increase last year will be increased by an additional 15%, and new products impacted by the tariffs will increase by the full 25%.

Any products that are in production or in transit but have not passed through US customs will be affected. If you are a Lumi customer with current orders affected by the increased tariff rate you will see the tariff as a separate line item on your invoice.

Despite the 25% tariff, our market analysis indicates that the majority of plastic packaging is still more cost effective imported from China, however if you are interested in evaluating other options, request a quote.

April 16, 2019

Proof Management

The proof approval workflow can now be managed entirely in your Lumi Dashboard. Here are some of the new features we launched today:

  • Monitor proof statuses
  • Approve or reject proofs
  • Track who approved proofs and when
  • View rejected proofs
  • Improvements to the proof page

Publications

We're also excited to launch Publications! Multi-page printing and binding capabilities help you create magazines, catalogs, booklets, and newspapers to bring your content offline.

We've found a lot of inspiration from Lumi users designing publications to provide product information, share new products, or just engage folks in their community.

Options span the gamut from full color digital printing, or with lithography for more accurate Pantone color-matching. From newsprint to glossy cover stock, the paper options are nearly endless.

March 21, 2019

Collateral is here! We're talking about paper — flat, folded, glued, in just about any size, construction style, and paper stock you can dream up. Use collateral to welcome customers to your community, promote a new product, or provide product instructions.

Print your collateral digitally in full color, or with lithography using Pantone matching. For a special touch, consider spot coatings, lamination, emboss, deboss, or foil stamping.

We've beta tested this collection for over a year, and now it's available in your Lumi supply chain across all geographic regions. Here are eight new collateral products to get your juices flowing.

December 5, 2018

On November 1st, we increased the price of products sourced from China to reflect the increased, 25% tariffs incurred as they entered the U.S. in 2019. You may have heard that as of December 2, 2018, the tariff increase was delayed until spring. With the tariff delayed, we've rolled back prices to the reflect the cost of the September increase of 10%.

If you placed an order affected by the 25% tariff increase, we will refund the 15% tariff difference after your products arrive in the U.S., assuming that the tariff increase doesn’t go into effect before then.

November 1, 2018

As you may have read in the news, a 25% tariff increase on over 6,000 items in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule is taking effect January 1, 2019. This will affect all packaging produced in China being imported into the US.

Starting today, we will increase baseline pricing by 25% for packaging produced in China. We are applying the increase today to account for the lead time to manufacture and ship via sea freight from China. Learn more on the blog.

November 1, 2018

As you may have read in the news, a 25% tariff increase on over 6,000 items in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule is taking effect January 1, 2019. This will affect all packaging produced in China being imported into the US.

Starting today, we will increase baseline pricing by 25% for packaging produced in China. We are applying the increase today to account for the lead time to manufacture and ship via sea freight from China. Learn more on the blog.

October 31, 2018

We're crossing off a big feature request today! You can now invite your team to Lumi and collaborate together in the Dashboard. Learn more on the blog.

  • New Users section in Settings.
  • Send, revoke and resend invitations.
  • List of users with pending invitations, active users and deactivated users.
  • Edit and deactivate users.
  • Track the last login date of users.
  • For enhanced security, email verification is now required for all users.
October 23, 2018

New Updates page. You're looking at it, friend! This is where our log of changes big and small can be found. Includes new features, products, bug fixes and improvements.

October 20, 2018

Fixed "No such token" bug causing payment methods to occasionally become unlinked from accounts.

August 30, 2018

Improved Delivery Schedule page with search and lead times across all products.

Estimated delivery dates are now also visible on each product in the Catalog, along with estimated delivery window in weeks.

August 9, 2018

Invoice PDFs are now attached to invoice notification emails so you can save it without having to log into your account.

June 18, 2018

A few big changes are coming to the Product Catalog and Dashboard. Learn more on the blog.

  • Discontinuing Rubber Stamps, Embossers and low-volume unprinted packaging.
  • Introduced Plans, with new services and products available for the Growth and Enterprise Plans.
April 6, 2018

Updated Product Catalog with better search and faster navigation. Improved product pages with recommended alternatives, videos, detailed specifications and better descriptions.

March 23, 2018

Consolidated billing is here! A host of new features that will make your accounting team happy. Learn more on the blog.

  • View and pay invoices in the new Billing section.
  • Export invoices as PDFs.
  • Added support for almost all bank accounts in the new Payment Methods page.
March 15, 2018

A few improvements and fixes to Items in your Dashboard:

  • Proofs are now more prominently linked on Items.
  • Detailed specifications are displayed on Items if available.
  • Fixed the fallback behavior if an Item requires pricing.
February 19, 2018

An increase in paper costs came into effect nationwide on March 23rd 2018 driven predominantly by rising freight costs, strained paper mill capacity, and export costs. Learn more on the blog.

  • As of May 1st 2018, prices for corrugated boxes and inserts will increase by 9% to account for the rise in market costs from paper mills.
  • We launched the Corrugated Price Tracker to help you track market fluctuations in the cost of corrugated products.