What is StudioBalfour?
StudioBalfour is a resource for our customers that provides teaching resources such as presentations and worksheets, links to Elements
magazine, links to Yearbook Yearbook
, information about upcoming workshops, and design and theme galleries to use as inspiration for your own book.
Other resources available at StudioBalfour include support material for our software and tools, clipart and background libraries, the Balfour merchandise catalog and supply desk, cover templates, Balfour cover options, and personalization forms.
StudioBalfour is also the hub for managing your online and on-campus sales as well as managing your QR Codes
and videos if you are taking advantage of Bal4.tv, the first yearbook-connected video platform that allows schools to
safely link to online content from their printed Balfour yearbook.
Finally StudioBalfour is where you can print your sales reports, personalization reports, yearbook specs, deadlines and where you can view your page status, outstanding proofs, account information and payments.All in all, StudioBalfour is the core of your yearbook experience and is a tool that will help you with every aspect of yearbook throughout the year.
How do I log into StudioBalfour?
Point your browser to studio.balfour.com
and enter your log in information. If you are an online customer, your StudioBalfour log in information will be the same information you use to log into StudioWorks. If you are a BalfourTools customer, your user name will be sbadmin
and your password will be your 5-digit job number backward.
How can I check my online orders?
Once you have entered studio.balfour.com
, you will see the home page and if you have sold any books online, you will see a pie graph displaying how many books you have sold online, how many you have sold on-campus and how many you have left to sell. If you do not see that pie graph that is because you have not sold any online yet. Once a student purchases online, a pie graph will appear.
For the purpose of checking your online sales, you will need to click the Reports tab. There you will find several reports that you can choose to view:Online Sales Summary
: Shows you a summary of all of the students who have purchased, how much they paid,
and your total sales dollar amount (including yearbook add-ons).Online Sales Detail Report:
Downloads an excel file of the details of your sales including students' names and addresses, homeroom teachers, which add-ons they purchased (if you made that an option), their order date, and their payment information. This report will be most helpful to you on distribution day.Options Report:
Allows you to choose your available options from the drop down window to see how many have been purchased and who purchased them.Orders Report
: Downloads an excel file with students' names and purchase information.Personalization Report:
If you offered name stamping or nameplates, this will be where you will download your personalization information. You will have to submit this list to your account executive by January 15th if you are a spring delivery yearbook. You will receive a reminder email about this at that date approaches.
How do I enter on-campus orders at StudioBalfour?
Once you are logged into studio.balfour.com, Students & Orders item appears in the Manage menu. Once inside Students & Orders, you can enter on-campus orders individually. First you will need to add the student and then you will need to add the order, the personalization (if that option is available) and any accessories the student ordered. You add the order to the student by pushing the PLUS sign by that students name. On the confirmation page you can also print a receipt for your students.
Can we upload our list of students' names/addresses to the system so that then we only have to enter their order? If so, is
there a template/format we can use to sort our information so it will fit?
We will upload the list for you, the format can be found under Manage > Student & Orders > Knowledge Center. Once in Knowledge Center, you will use the On-Campus Orders excel form. Use your student list to paste the needed information into our file and email the list to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why is the only option for personalization nameplates? Our school prefers name stamping.
Once you put in the order for the yearbook, the option for name stamping (which is the foil stamp personalization option) becomes available. You can do up to 3 lines of name stamping and up to 4 icons. On the nameplates, you can have 1 line of personalization and up to 2 icons.
Does the system figure the price for the yearbook, accessories and personalization?
When you are entering in the yearbook and personalization order there is also a field to enter in the price that you are charging the students for those items. The accessory prices will be there for you and nothing will need to be keyed in. On the third step of entering on-campus orders, the "payment" step, you will enter in what the student paid and you will be able to see your calculated totals and calculated balances there.
For more information or if you have questions about StudioBalfour, please email me. I will also be sending this information out via email in the form of a PDF so that you can save it to your computer.