5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Digital Transfer Service
When you've made the decision to transfer all of your captured memories into a personal digital library, it's important that you pick the right digital transfer service for your needs. Different businesses offer different services, and not every business will meet the criteria that you are looking for. We at Keepsake Solutions understand the importance of choosing the best service to trust your memories with. That's why we've compiled a list of 5 things to consider before you select the digital transfer service for you and your precious moments.
1. Level of Professionalism
Since you'll be entrusting your priceless memories to the business you choose, it's important to choose a business that has a proven record of professionalism and product safety. One good rule of thumb is to see if the provider offers order tracking for your shipped order, ensuring that the products are catalogued promptly and correctly tagged with their own barcode. This keeps you in the loop with each step of the process, and lets you know when the product has been shipped to you, as well as a tracking number to follow its progress.
2. Place of Digitization
If you're worried about the possibility of your captured memories being lost or damaged, you may want to see just where the service you're considering digitizes their orders. Some businesses outsource these services, shipping them overseas to foreign countries to be digitized. This extra step can add more possibilities of damage to your products, and raises the chance of them being lost in shipment.
3. Services Offered
As there are so many ways to capture memories, it's important to know if the business you're considering is able to convert the format that you have. Each format requires a different process, and it's best that you choose a service that can safely and professionally transfer the format that you possess.
4. Output Format Preferred
Just as important as the formats that can be converted is the decision of what format you what your memories converted into. There are multiple options, such as DVD's, Data DVD's, Blu-Ray Discs, and flash drives. You can even choose, if the service you choose can do so, to have your formats converted onto an external hard drive. Some companies even offer cloud-based storage, which can allow you to access these precious memories anywhere at anytime.
5. Reviews and Qualifiers
The truth, unfortunately, is that not every service is created equally. A great way of weeding out the services that could cause you more issues than happiness is to check customer reviews. Customer reviews often offer an unbiased and realistic review of the service that the customer received, and can be a good way to gauge the effectiveness and professionalism of the business itself. With this train of thought, you may want to also research and see if the company has been utilized by large brands, has established a trusted reputation through time and quality of service, and check any websites or social media for a professional appearance and tone.
Keepsake Solutions is a Columbus, Ohio based memory preservation service with over 15 years of experience. We use cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art techniques to ensure that your memories are preserved, and that no precious moments are left in the past.
If you'd like to contact us with questions or comments, please feel free to do so at (614)392-1909 or email us below.