the idea behind this company is so simple: find the bags, make the signs, get people to hit the site to participate, and the company is born. theory is turning out to be so much easier than reality.
just trying to figure out the whole printing process is turning into a much bigger project than i anticipated. at first we were looking at buying the bags and getting them printed at the same place. then this seemed like a bad idea because: 1. minimums. most places that do bags and screen print require a number of them to be printed before they will take the order. typically, those minimums are not extremely high for a one time order or an established company, but feel extremely high when you are just beginning and are wondering if you are going to sell a single bag the first month. Second reason it seemed like a bad idea was the fact that we’re changing the signs pretty frequently and if i don’t sell those first bags within the first month or so, i’ll be stuck with lots of product on my hands.
at first it was suggested to me to find a local printer that is willing to hold the images for a month and let me order weekly as my orders come in on the site. i’m still running into minimums, although not as high as with the distributors. and now i’m running into issues on how i’m going to get the bags to the printers and turn-around times so that customers are not waiting a month for their bags.
thankfully, a friend of a friend owns his own promotions company, http://www.k-wpromotions.com/ and we’re meeting to try and figure out a way to do this as easy on both my wallet and time as possible. i’m hopeful that after lunch on friday, i’ll have some options for solutions to this issue. who knew screen printing bags could be such an issue?
however, as annoying as this is, things could be worse: i could be lindsay lohan or yet lower, a fan of lindsay lohan. i’m 29, i look 29, and have never been to rehab…things are looking good.
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