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International Gelb

A yellow (or green) envelope.
The best things come in small packages.

Not so embaressed any more
You can read up on my earlier uppgrades on the international packaging here and here. There are a few outlandish customers finding their way to my little drill bit holder Gearfix at this webshop from time to time. Enough to force me to buy a new batch of envelopes at least.

Well, I dont need 5.000 of them
I guess it was a few years ago I bought the earlier grey envelopes because the retailer had changed the minimum amount you have to buy from 100 to 5.000 pieces! But this wasn’t really a problem since if I didn’t want them to be dull and grey I could buy more collourful ones in batches of 100. I don’t need much more than that so I had to decide on one colour… Red is nice but maby some itchy postal man might think it’s filled with Anthrax so I chose Yellow (that turned out to be slightly greenish at arrival).

Go where the sun does shine

I’m really happy to announce the first Asian Gearfix sale. My innovative drill bit holder is slowly conquering the world.

World wide web
I’m really pleased how my web shop works on Etsy.com and have recently done a shop-interview for them scheduled to October. Check them out, they have lots of nice hand made shit.

Delivery boy

Family photo
Engaging the entire family packaging the last before loading the car driving across Sweden.

I had no clue about how to send the first shipment of drill bit holders. So I stuffed the car and did the 7 hour one way drive myself. Daddy tagged along to stop me from picking my nose.

Safe – Not sorry
The reason for me driving across half of Sweden was that I didn’t know how to conduct an ordinary truck delivery. Instead I concealed it with booking a meeting, claiming I was passing by on another errand. This way I would had no worries about the delivery being made in a timely fashion.

Daddy driver
My father tagged along and drove the car most of the time. I was rather exhausted preparing the late delivery and got a bit of a rest. I guess he was a bit proud of my success and wanted to participate.

Photo of warehouse
The actual warehouse.

Awkward delivery
The supervisor of their huge national inventory warehouse was perplexed by me climbing up one of their +80 truck ramps with only a few boxes. And it was indeed awkward since I couldn’t even give him proper answers about the delivery apart from how proud I was of my invention.

Awkward meeting
I was concerned about the late delivery but my contact assured me not to worry, they’ll just put my drill bit holder in the spring catalogue. It was a very short meeting. I had nothing special to say but was very happy knowing the delivery was done.

Perfectemundo!

 

3D-cardboard boxes
A cheap way to do your trial and erroring.

Small orders for more Gearfix bit holders are trickling in. If this keeps up I might just hit break even this year.

Nicely packaged boxes
1.000 per delivery in a Perfect pack.

Perfect packaging
When I eventually understood my earlier packaging failure I also grasped that my boxes needed to be packaged in large delivery boxes. I created virtual boxes in Google Sketchup to test the measurements. Today they fit so perfectly I get tears in my eye every time. It’s so beautiful!