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“Passion and excitement…” —STICKER Story Robert Gilbreath, ShipStation.com

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Robert Gilbreath is Vice President of Marketing at ShipStation: an Austin, Texas based company that is the leading web-based shipping solution for online retailers.

ShipStation is the leading web-based shipping software that is built to help online retailers organize and process their orders, while fulfilling and shipping them quickly and easily.

Q&A with Robert Gilbreath


What do people really dig about your product/services?:
We help them save time (and money) due to our well thought-out application.  Our customer service is awesome too.

Who are the awesome people behind the curtain at your company/project and what do they do?:

The company was founded by two super smart guys, Jason and Byron. They both been in the IT and ecommerce space for quite some time and have channeled all their knowledge into building the very best shipping tool while always keeping the customer needs in mind. They have also built a team of others who are a. passionate for giving users the very best experience b. excited about working on such a great offering with a group of smart people.

Why/How do you use stickers as a marketing or outreach tactic?: 

Stickers are fun and everyone loves them. They are easy to take to events and are great conversation starters.

What advice would you give to a company thinking about using stickers as a marketing tactic to wow their fans. What has worked for you, what hasn't, etc?: 

Give stickers a try but don't just think that a sticker of your logo is the only way to use the media. Do you have a company tagline or mascot or other iconic thing that might work well in sticker form? Also, don't forget that stickers are also great for internal use - team members love swag too!

List some ways that fans can support your brand to encourage growth apart from buying your product or service?: 

Follow us on Twitter (@ShipStation) and like us on Facebook (/ShipStation) - We chat and share about much more than shipping since we are all ecommerce veterans and love to talk about online marketing, content, and all things online retail.

Can you leave links to your social media outlets so that our community can get social with you?:

https://twitter.com/ShipStation

https://www.facebook.com/ShipStation

http://www.shipstation.com/blog/

Ship 'Em (Tomorrow), Danno!

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There's a saying in Hawaii that goes something like, "here today, gone to Maui" ...

Our goal at StickerGiant is to get your custom printing order on and off our equipment and out the proverbial shipping dock as quickly as possible. Once you've given us the green light and your order is finalized, we ask that you approved the proof. Then we'll fire up the printing press and crank out your stickers  — making sure they're perfect before packing them up and sending them on their way.

If an order is finalized by 2:00 PM MST, it should print and ship the next business day. If you complete your order online, you will have the option of Free Shipping (4-9 day delivery). You can also choose 2-3 day Priority Shipping or 1-2 day Express Shipping.

The ability to go from idea to artwork to delivered stickers so quickly would have been impossible back in Steve McGarrett's day. Imagine sitting at the Tiki bar, slurping down your third Mai Tai, doodling on a napkin. You pass out in your pasta primavera, only to wake up hours later. Your place setting's been cleared and the doodle has disappeared. Then days later, you see the design plastered on Meyers Manx dune buggies and VW Beetles across the island in full glorious color. The mystery seems impossible to solve, until you stumble into the StickerGiant website (after downing another trio of Mai Tais). And then, wham! It's case closed ...



 

Not Sure Which Box Has Your Stickers In It?

Behind the Scenes : Cassette Sticker

There's no need to be alarmed when your shipping carton from StickerGiant arrives. We have more stickers here than we know what to do with. So we festoon our outgoing packages with stickers. We can't help ourselves. It's not like there's an intervention program for this kind of stuff.

It's kinda like that scene from Charlie Chaplin's classic Modern Times, where Charlie goes off his rocker and starts tightening anything that remotely resembles a bolt with his wrench ... except with stickers ... and boxes ...

 

Sticker Shipping Resource


We Mail Stickers

It's true that StickerGiant sells cool, groovy pre-printed stickers for your dorm room, your locker, the bumper of your car. You order one or two stickers and we pop them in the mail, lickety-split.

But we also print large batches of custom stickers for customers of all kinds. Bands, organizations, schools, charities, conferences...you name it! For those orders, we bundle up the printed stickers by the hundreds—even thousands—and ship them off in a box. So what happens once that band or that non-profit gets their order of 5,000 stickers?

Good question! Sometimes, companies just hand out their stickers at an event. But sometimes they need to mail them to customers or donors or whomever they like. And that means address labels and envelopes and countless trips to the post office. It's a lot of work! (And we should know, right?)

One way to save time and to save sanity is to use StickerGiant's shipping services. Take a gander and drop us a line if you have questions.

 

Shipping stickers for attachments.me






I saw some very cool custom shape cut stickers being packed up today, so I make a little film about the experience, enjoy!

In case you are wondering, attachments.me is a awesome app that solves your attachment iPhone issues. Based in San Francisco, they were funded by my buddies down the street (well, in Boulder) at The Foundry Group.