Well what other title could i possibly give to this post? Are we talking about Neil and myself? well maybe but I’m sure a lot of you would have seen the announcement this week that we are now selling our very own Dawlish Beach mugs but i thought i’d give you a little background into the whole project.
Towards the end of summer 2015 Neil and myself were being asked if we would be doing a calendar using some of the shots shared over the year. We took the interest seriously and did indeed produce our first ever Dawlish Beach merchandise for retail sale. We sold out and we thank each of you who purchased one and we trust that you like what you have received for your money. Whilst working on the calendar we considered other requests for official Dawlish Beach merchandise and decided that we would attempt a mug. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy sitting down with a cuppa while watching the waves hit the trains? I know i become addicted at times and barely move for hours without realising. So how do we go about producing a mug? As Neil works so hard on the technical side of the site i’m afraid i draw the short straw for such projects. I actually quite enjoy it to be honest but this really had me at sixes and sevens. Have you ever tried typing in “Photo mug” into a search engine? I had hundreds of different sites in the results and my oh my did we need to ensure we found the right one.
We pride ourselves at Dawlish Beach on our quality and commitment to our DB’ers. We use the ethos that we are all part of the same family and therefore nothing but the best is good enough. Some of these well known sites just wanted to charge a ridiculous amount of money for merely applying a transfer onto a mug and had no care beyond getting their money. For anyone considering a similar idea for fundraising or promoting their business i have found a little gem of a supplier!
www.mugbusiness.com are superstars and i can highly recommend them to anyone who wants to listen. Within half an hour of requesting information i had the man himself on the phone asking every conceivable question about who we are and what we wanted to achieve. He spent an hour being patient and explaining all the different types of printing and mugs that could be suitable. The design you see in the pictures are his ideas and far beyond what we had considered possible. Not only are these John’s designs but i have had 4 different samples sent (at no cost unlike certain others) to ensure that we were 100% happy that what we had in front of us was of a suitable standard for our customers. I have never ever had to convince of my 100% approval before buying anything. I’m so glad i listened because the end result is fantastic.
We have always prided ourselves at Dawlish Beach on thanking those who contribute and help us out and John at mugbusiness.com is a worthy recipient of our thanks. We truly hope that you will agree if you choose to purchase one of our mugs.
To Pre-order a mug for yourself then please visit our online shop new.dawlishbeach.com/shop/merchandise/dawlish-beach-mug/ we hope to be sending out the first batches by the end of the week.