It is great to be back from sunny Southern California. I have to admit that I was completely taken by surprise with how warm it was in California after leaving my snow-buried home in Utah. After being in the snow for so long, it had slipped my mind that other places in the world had warmth and color at this time of year.
First off, it was great to see many of you at the CHA show. It is always fun to see everyone again and to renew old acquaintances. Although, I feel sorry for those of you who have never seen me before and have this hope that I will end up being a tall, dark and handsome bloke just to find that your dreams have not come true upon laying eyes one me. :)
CHA was a blast! Everyone was extremely excited to see and try out the 12" platform and border dies. These items are sure to be a big hit! You can do so much more with your Revolution now, especially using your Cookie Cutter fonts and shapes. You can customize your fonts and shapes to create negative space with words and phrases (including the Grand Fonts), which once was not possible. We also had a lot of customers tell us how excited they were to see the Silhouette demonstrated by the all-knowing and all-powerful Brian Hubler. Thanks again to all of you who attended.
One of the events I remember most from the CHA convention was our daily giveaways. For those of you who have not been to a convention before, every day, one hour before the show floor closes, QuicKutz holds a big giveaway function. We draw names from a large box full of business cards or filled out surveys. We usually give away a few thousand dollars of product each day.
On the last day of the show, however, we decided to do something different. Instead of holding up an alphabet font and then raffling it off, we decided to give away a mini shopping spree. We pulled a name from the raffle pile, had the individual come and stand by us at the middle of the booth and gave them FIVE seconds to run around and grab as many items as they could in the time given. The booth is only 50' x 30' and so it wasn't too difficult to grab hundreds of dollars of product in a few short seconds.
It was a blast to see the three individuals who had been chosen run around and grab whatever they could from the walls. Some went for dies, others went for tools and one person even tried to somehow rip the 12" platform off of the wall, even though it had been bolted to the wall. I will hand it to you ladies, some of you are THAT invested!
Even though all of the individuals had been walking around the show floor for four straight days and they must have been exhausted, our three shopping spree friends were flight of foot. As soon as they heard that they could grab anything they wanted and that they had only five seconds to do so, they were faster than Carl Lewis running for the Gold Medal in the Olympic Games!
I hope that everyone at the booth had a great time. Even though we didn't have enough product to let EVERYONE win, I hope the entertainment was enough incentive to bring you back for more.
Thanks again, for all of your support of our product. We understand that QuicKutz is the company that it is because of you.