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Life Hacks: Frame USA Edition Part One

There is a trend that has been all over the internet lately and we have become obsessed with it. The growing fad of life hacks is something that everyone no matter your age or moment in life can jump on. There have been many different names for this, but the simple explanation of it is this: Changes that you can do to make a task you’ve been assigned easier. These usually are accompanied by genius ideas that are so simple they make you hit yourself for not coming up with it on your own. The people that work at Frame USA are no different than you and your family. When we make decisions involving our picture frames and the way we do business, we think about what we as a customer would want from a company, and we make that happen. As consumers we know that people want things that are effortless and easy which is why life hacks have become so popular and is exactly the reason why we provide our loyal customers with life hacks! Instead of making our customers guess to the many life hacks that we have implemented we thought we would give you a compiled list that you could refer to, especially during the holiday season! We have come up with so many life hacks that we have split them up into a two part blog post.

Frame USA’s Life Hacks

Life Hack #1. We offer 24 hour shipping.

We’ve all experienced the panic of forgetting to purchase something and not realizing it until the day before. You scour the internet for the things you need only to realize the price tag associated with it would be enough to send you back to college. Frame USA isn’t like that, we have made a large selection of our picture frames, including all of our best selling picture frames, able to be shipped in 24 hours. To make your life even easier, we’ve created a page that includes all of our fast shipping series for easy picking. Just look for this banner on our website and you’ll have your picture frames in no time.

24 hour Shipping

Life Hack #2. You can purchase mats, frame and posters all from one location

Have a party to go to, need a present for someone? We’re a one stop shop. We have combined 4 of our sites that were previously on their own so that our customers could purchase everything they need for picture framing from one location. We wanted to let you know that you don’t have to shop each website separately, if you fell in love with a poster on Posterservice and would love to make it pop with a nice mat and a picture frame that is made in the USA, well you can flip between the tabs and add each item to your shopping cart and pay for them all in one order.

Frame USA Tabs

Life Hack #3. You can get a custom framed piece without even leaving your home using Build-a-Frame.

We took life hack # 2 and made it even easier for you. You don’t even have to frame your items yourself; you can use our state of the art online custom framing tool called Build-a-Frame. Build-a-frame allows you to use a poster from PosterService or even upload your own picture to be used. You then will select your mats and the frame to go with it. The best part about it is that we take all of this information and give it to our custom framing experts and they create your masterpiece and ship it to you. Just look for this custom framed picture on frameusa.com and have a one-of-a-kind framed piece with a click of a button. Build A Frame Custom Framing

Life Hack #4. You can get special volume quotes right from our website.

Custom Frame Quotes
For bonus life hacks we’ve linked the pages to the images so just click this and be taken straight to our quotes page !

Life Hack #5. We sell Photo Frame hangers and accessories

Picture Frames are kind of useless if you have no way to display them. What kind of company would we be if we sold our customers useless products? Not only do all our frames ship with some type of display item whether it be an easel back(E), sawtooth hanger(WH) or V-clips  depending on the size and style of picture frame. (All our Picture and Poster frames list what they come with (w/), refer to the corresponding guide to decode what each letter means (E,G,M,S,WH))However if you would like to hang one of our picture frames that come with an easel, you can purchase hangers and frame accessories right from our website . As with all our Picture and Poster frames, all of our hangers and accessories are Made in the USA right here in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Picture Frame Hangers_Life Hacks

 

Stay tuned next week for Life Hacks:Frame USA Edition Part Two!

photography contest

Free Frame Contest – Extended!

Our contest has been extended until the end of June!

A quick recap: entrants will submit their work through Instagram using the hastag, “#FrameUSA”. Artwork / photography must be original and created by the entrant. Many will enter, but only 5 will win. We will print your art for you from Instagram, frame it, and send the finished frame product with a special offer as well.

Not bad for snapping and posting a quick Instagram photo! You can also follow us on Instagram to see what our framers are up to. (Hint: it’s a lot!)

art contest

You can follow us on Instagram to keep up on the latest contest news!

business picture frames

Custom Picture Framing

Custom retail framing is significantly different than wholesale and bulk buying.  The advantage to retail, is that you get to personalize that final product every step of the way, and you get to see it on the artwork before you purchase!  Instead of seeing the products separately in an online forum, you can actually stack the products, mix and match, and see it in person until you find the perfect combination for your custom framing option.

Super mario picture frame
Frames can be fun and whimsical too!

When customers walk into a store, they should make sure to bring the artwork or project with them.  This will allow customers to really see what the final product will look like on the piece before they make a decision.  The framer will measure out the work first to see if a ready made frame will be adequate or if a custom frame is required.  Once the image size is determined the fun begins.

Mats that will really make the artwork pop are then selected from samples in the store and are placed on the artwork to help make, not only the color selection, but also decide how much of each color should be revealed.  Single, double or triple, custom framing can help any customer make the best decision for the piece.   Retail can also show customers real examples of v-grooves, corner cut outs, and engraving that may also be a great addition to the piece.

Custom Picture Frames
Custom framing can be done in a multitude of creative ways.

Once the mats are selected, the framer will then move on to choosing the frame that best compliments the matting and the project piece.  Retail stores have corner samples of each moulding available, just like the mat samples.  The framer will stack all of the elements directly on the piece for a realistic idea of the final product.

Finally, the framer will help select the best glazing and backing option to complete the frame.  After a few days, the customer will be able to pick the fully assembled final framing project.  The customer should not have to do any of the assembly themselves, unless they choose to do so.  Retail is a great option for customers with little or no framing experience or for those unique framing projects.  A framer will help customize and personalize the piece to really make it a treasure to be enjoyed.

Our frames can be custom sized online as well, and you can find mats at our sister site, Mat Designers. Feel free to fill out our custom quote form and we’ll get the the pricing before you buy!

Frame USA's New Site

Frame USA Launches New and Improved Blog

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Frame USA is always up for a good challenge. With today’s new media tools, companies create a new way of interacting with our customers. Hopefully with our blog, we’ll be able to do that for you! Here you will find all of our latest stories, tips, deals, picture frames and charity initiatives tailored specifically for you. If you have any questions regarding our products, services, charities or more, e-mail the editor.

We look forward to interacting with you, and sincerely hope you enjoy your experience with Frame USA!

Featured Frame for February

Featured Frame

Clean Cut Picture Frame Series

One of our most popular frames is the Clean Cut Wood Picture Frame Series.  The Frame USA Clean Cut series has been called fun and classy, offering your choice of five consistent, cool colors in a modern, contemporary profile.  Its unique feature is its inner and outer natural wood edge.  Clean Cut looks great for framing artwork, awards, or photos with bold, vivid colors, as well as those with light undertones.  Try it anywhere from kids’ rooms to the boardroom!