It's now 2015 and everyone is calling about our factory sale. The news is there will no longer be any factory sales. I know, we're so sorry. There are a number of reasons for this change.
First, we're finding year after year we see a shift towards more and more personalization. This means that any excess or wrongly engraved product is really not saleable because there may be two people named "Jennifer Swanson" but the chances of two "Jennifer Swanson" attending the same university is so low that we are now disposing of anything not immediately shipped.
Next we are finding that sales from certain universities are low and dropping. We don't know why but we cannot afford to hold onto a license and pay royalties on a University name that is not popular anymore. This means that items that we've held onto for years as overruns are not selling and so we've discontinued those universities. We do hope that the alumni spirit and pride returns for those universities. Although we do know the economy plays a role in this.
Lastly, and probably most importantly, we've switched suppliers and worked with other suppliers so our quality of materials has improved significantly which means less loss on the assembly line while also providing us with less overrun product.
This means that we can move exclusively to made-to-order for your special gift. The downside is that we do not warehouse or stock any overruns anymore and so with that we say farewell to our factory sales.
As always, wishing your graduate many future successes!
Every so often we see a group order that sounds like fun. This order, we're not mentioning the school, is having a 50th Class Reunion this spring. All the class members at the reunion are receiving a paperweight of their school with their name and 50th Reunion on the personalization field.
Can you imagine going to a class reunion and receiving a paperweight to commemorate your education from 50 years ago, something that is a touchstone to share with your classmates from so many years ago!
Our customers always come up with better uses for our products than we think of ourselves. We wish the class of 1965 a great reunion!
We are celebrating. We've been in business for half of a century. Begun by a woman and run by a woman. This is why we focus upon quality heirloom gifts.
Why do we give gifts? Typically we gift gifts to celebrate a significant achievement, to say thank you for the service of a stellar employee, to show honor and appreciation, to show our love for someone we're proud of and care about.
Well, this year, we're proud of our work for the last 50 years, we appreciate the hard effort of our employees but we also, more than anything else, want to celebrate our significant achievement of being a 50 year old business. We wouldn't have made it without YOU, our customers. You the ones that keep coming back for another grandchild who graduates college. You the administrator that thanks the service of those around you. You who values tradition, ettiquette and the people in your life.
So, to celebrate send us a picture of a recipient of an Eglomise Designs gift. Tell their story, where did they go to school, why did you get them an Eglomise Designs gift, do they still use it? Do they keep their cell phone in that desk box along with some lipstick to check on their appearance before that all important presentation?
When you send us your story and picture we will post it on our website. Every story we post will be entered into a drawing to win an Eglomise Designs gift of their choice. Anything of your wish that is in our currently licensed library of images along with personalization. We will draw for one winner every month March through December of 2015. Why? Because we want to CELEBRATE!!
Items sent by mail or package will not be returned. Submissions can also be made to firstname.lastname@example.org