It has been a great couple of weeks at Ballboy! Getting prepped and ready for our first, FIRST, National Pet Trade Show. SUPERZOO! Last year Kris and I traveled, via roadtrip, to Superzoo 2012 to walk the show and determine if this would be a place to premier Ballboy to the nations pet retailers, distributors etc! We attempted to register for Superzoo 2013 last year but were denied.. the show had already SOLD OUT! Well, we knew we should be participating so we put our name on the waiting list.. just in case.. Well, we got the email some weeks ago.. there was room for us. .both in the General show booth area .. and a spot in the New Products Area!. This is a huge step for us.. and.. we are just about ready to go!. Thanks so much for all of our great allies!.. Sharon DeDalto, owner, inventor, sales etc.. like all new product manufactuers.. for her guidance and experience as a participant last year.. to Ellen Tortia and Mark Rosenthal of North Bend's Replicator Graphics.. . Awesome signs and the loan of a much needed Show Booth to use in Vegas!.. We are close to ready! Please come see us ..Booth 4952, and in the New Products area at Mandalay Bay Convention Center! We are pumped.. Kris, Lizzie (Production Lead) and myself will be ready to take new orders!
A big step forward today. Kris has gone to purchase the next level in sewing! A new JUKI brand industrial sewing machine that will finally be used to create many new products that he has buried in that full mind of great dog products! He has another 1/2 dozen or so prototypes that are ready for this new machine! In addition we are making final decisions on our show booth for SuperZoo next month in Las Vegas!. SuperZoo is among the largest and most attended Pet Trade Shows in the nation!. We feel lucky to have been able to participate!.. A great month ahead!
Kris met with Mudbay Pets Corporate yesterday and got approval of 4 new items! All is well with the current inventory selection at all the stores. You will find the Ringball, Flingball, One Plus and the little hemp Mini within the next couple of weeks! Your pets will love these new items .. available SOON at a MUDBAY PET store near you!..
Here we are in mid January!! Already!.. So many new things happening with the beginning of 2013!. We have made the decision to search out a retail distribution channel for Ballboy.. This would be to supply indie pet stores everywhere! .. the first order for www.drugstore.com has been delivered to the Chicago warehouse!.. Get on www.drugstore.com and make a Ballboy purchase! Kris is hard at work at the sewing machine developing new prototypes.. sewing supplies for our second crew to use when building 1+ series etc.. Bodhi and Phoebe are out in the Ballboy shop working too!