Operation Santa Paws Acrylic Donation Boxes and Sign Holders

puppy-kitten-santa-hats537223For a time that conjures images of relaxing with family and peaceful contemplation, the holiday season for many is extremely hectic and stressful. Aside from shopping and planning, the holidays are also typically busiest for animal rescue shelters.

Illustrating the need for adoptive forever homes and guardians, Operation Santa Paws is in force. Annually designated from December 1st through 24th, Operation Santa Paws aims to stock these shelters with critically needed food and supplies during the hustle-bustle of the holidays.

The Operation reports that approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters every year. Adoptions are generally near their highest during the holiday season as families treat themselves to a furry family addition. And those not adopting also tend to share generously in the spirit of the season by donating to shelters. Treats, blankets, food, toys…you can bet these items are welcome.

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Acrylic Donation Box

 

Of course, animal shelters also need hard cash to stay afloat. Making every dollar count begins with the right approach to donation appeal, and acrylic is doing its part. Acrylic Donation Boxes are filling fast in kennels and shelters across the country…solid, tough, durable models like those in the Plastic Products Mfg PMBSC styles. These attractive Donation Boxes offer secure locking options and Sign Holders to help draw the eye to a worthy cause.

Speaking of Sign Holders, another display is increasingly in demand at dog shelters. Special Acrylic Kennel Sign Holders are designed with premium thickness acrylic for such intensive wear-and-tear. Each dog’s vital information is clearly visible and pronounced with inserts easily loaded from the side. NPW Wall Mount Name Plate Holders also come with a double-sided “magic tape” for simpler mounting.

As Operation Santa Paws spreads its good work, note how much difference one person can make this holiday season. Justin Rudd originally put OSP together in 2001 for local shelters in Long Beach, California. In 2018, his philanthropic efforts are benefitting animals nationwide.

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POP-UP Shops, Sign Holders, and Christmas Retail

Coca-Cola-POP-UP-STORE-1Holiday sales are officially in full force, including a wave of retail “pop-up” shops that are becoming an increasingly familiar sight for busy Christmas shoppers. Citing Forbes 2017 statistics in a March 2018 article, TotalRetail pointed to one of particular interest. Retail store openings are outpacing closures by the greatest numbers in years…2.7 to 1 last year…and that’s good news for pop-ups.

Small Business Trends also reported significant growth worth billions in the pop-up segment. Even with the convenience of digital shopping, customers are still flocking to nearby brick-n-mortar establishments. The closer, the better apparently…store proximity is what’s trending now.

The pop-up itself is typically a store within a store. What starts as a vacant space becomes a dollar generating enterprise, welcomed by its larger host who benefits from the added foot traffic. And sometimes the pop-up’s unique nature and merchandise becomes seed for a more permanent operation with roots.

Independent boutique pop-ups and larger retail bases alike are getting a much-needed sales assist this season. Demand is at a year-long high for Retail Sign Holders and special Pop-Up Sign Holders that ship flat and “pop-up” on an easel stand…easily maneuverable, serviceable, and portable for user friendliness.

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Fred Segal Pop-Up Shop

 

VACP Vinyl Sign Holders are designed with tough, rigid vinyl that’s light and inexpensive. It slants back to meet the eye from countertops and flat “pop-up” surfaces, and the foldable easel makes it easy to wrap up at the end of the day. Plus, it features a clear brochure pocket so vendors can use a “grab-n-go” approach with bustling Christmas shoppers. Hook ‘em with a catchy sign and give them information to-go.

Table Tents and other Acrylic Sign Holders are also in the spotlight, including multi-sided displays especially popular on larger retail floors.

As for the future of Pop-Up stores beyond the holidays? TotalRetail quoted consultant Stephen Brooks, who specializes on the subject. Brooks cited what’s “already happening in the U.K.” as businesses work cooperatively. Sharing retail and pop-up space is not necessarily dividing square footage…it’s multiplying sales potential in ways that are “great for the town, great for employment, great for coffee shops and restaurants, and great for the community in general.”

 

How to Maximize Restaurant and Bar Sales Through the 2018 Holiday Season

Christmas-champagne‘Tis the season for feasting, and if you’re in the bar/restaurant/foodservice business, you know the potential is huge for busy end-of-year sales and a momentum swing into 2018 Q1. Give your “per check” revenue a boost with effective displays, cross-promotions, and upsells for hungry, thirsty customers. They’re ready to order: give them more choices and increase sales at the same time…everybody wins!

Start by catching the holiday wave. According to the National Restaurant Association’s latest Restaurant Performance Index, sales trended upward in September and October, leading into a busy holiday season and a great time to create repeat customers. Show them some love and they’ll be back in 2019!

Don’t ignore your take-out customers! Especially during the holidays, people are in a hurry. If you want to grab your share of take-out revenue, your Takeout Menu Holders can play a vital part! Show them what’s good to-go with a Counter-top Acrylic Menu Holder.WFT Yogurt Shop 2

Put your seasonal promotions in the spotlight. Whether marketing a signature drink for the holidays or special winter comfort food dish, capturing attention can be tricky. Draw hungry eyes to your upsells with attractive Acrylic Sign Holders like this one. Clear acrylic over a black acrylic background with stylish metal standoffs makes a perfect, eye-catching showcase!

Make ‘em warm-n-cozy! There’s typically a post-holiday drop-off in business as holiday revelers return to routine and spend less after the Christmas season. Add a winter touch with your slicks and specials to keep customers coming back. Swivel base acrylic displays accentuate your décor and spin to reach more eyes and potential buyers!

Winter event promotions can help you stand out from the competition. While other establishments fall asleep in this area, you can capitalize! Customers still want to get out and have fun, regardless of weather. Extend an invitation to see live music or special events with literature displays…they WILL come!

Office Supplies and Giving Thanks for 6 this Thanksgiving

Office Supplies and Giving Thanks for 6 this Thanksgiving2018 has been quite a year. Doesn’t it seem like more than 9-1/2 months ago since the Eagles won the Super Bowl? A crazy year like this one gives us more reasons to pause and be grateful for all we have this Thanksgiving.

A collection of younger adult voices put their list together on a platform called Odyssey. Simple yet heartfelt and more meaningful than ever, their Top 6 went this way:

  1. Family…and appreciating those who surround you.
  2. Friends…always there for you, even when family is not.
  3. Opportunity to go to College…again, younger adults.
  4. Good Health…irreplaceable.
  5. A Home…never to be taken for granted.
  6. Food to Eat…for many, this is a luxury.

Around the office and in business applications, there are other things to be thankful for.

  1. Clear Sign Holders…especially valuable for busy holiday sales. Like pilgrims finding their way across the ocean, durable Acrylic Sign Holders point shoppers to spotlight specials.
  2. Poster Holders…for increased visibility in .100 premium thickness acrylic. Slanted back from countertop displays or wall-mounted with neodymium magnets, literature always gets noticed.
  3. Cubicle Sign Holders…now available in new designs, including a first with colored borders. Special events, promotions, and sales announcements really stand out!
  4. Name Plate Holders…for wall, desk, and cubicle displays. Several new options are available that were not last year, including border color alternatives and many with FREE perforated card stock included!
  5. Magnetic Sign Holders/Picture Frames…always in demand for the Holidays, now accentuated magnetically!
  6. Donation Boxes…maybe the most important on the list. The Holidays are when the giving spirit of generous people really shines. Acrylic Donation Boxes and Mini Donation Boxes always fill this time of year from charities to animal shelters bustling through the Season.

We hope we’ve given you something to consider for Thanksgiving. And don’t forget those who work to serve Thanksgiving Day, like emergency medical personnel, fire, police, and first responders, and certainly those in the military, always on guard.

Multi-Slot Cubicle Name Plate Holders, Number One in Cubicle Accessories!

PNHL T4 (On Location)2Did you know that the multi-use Swiss Army Knife has been around since 1890? It was originally purchased by the Swiss Army for soldiers to use both in opening canned food and disassembling rifles. The Modell 1890 had a blade, reamer, can opener, screwdriver, and grips made out of dark oak. Today, the Swiss Army Knife still epitomizes multi-functionality and superior craftsmanship.

That same principle and quality can also apply to inner-office name plate holders. New Multi-Tier Cubicle Name Plate Holders showcase up to five name plates and distinctive insert options, with patterns to add even more flair. And like the Swiss Army Knife, it all comes in one solid unit…or in this case, display.

Built to last in premium thickness acrylic, the new Multi-Slot Cubicle Name Plate Holder delivers maximum visual acuity in a choice of two, three, four, or five insert slots. Customizing the look with patterns and font choices really locks focus from even the busiest foot traffic.cubicle setting PNHLT4R

Easy to hang on cubicle and partition walls, consider the possibilities for usage in your floor layout. Name/Title templates are a given. But in addition to name, title, and/or department identification, you can also use this name plate holder display simultaneously for directions, like This Way, A-M & N-Z, Enter, and Exit. Multiple signage display functions all in one sturdy acrylic unit – perfect for Combination Suite Identification!

By the way, Swiss Army Knives are not available for customization (according to Wikipedia). But they have produced many different tool combinations over the years to suit more users. That includes hoof cleaners, fish scalers, magnifying lenses, and USB sticks!

New Cubicle Name Plate Holders and Sign Holders with Stunning Silver and Black Borders!

New Cubicle Name Plate Holders and Sign Holders with Stunning Silver and Black Borders!Add heading(2)The subject of borders has been a hot topic of debate lately, especially in this recent election cycle. We’d like to share a different take on a different kind of border…a more colorful approach in borders that has nothing to do with geography or politics.

We speak of the new colored-border options now catching the eye and directing attention toward Cubicle Sign Holders and Double-Sided Cubicle Name Plate Holders. The choice to make in 2018 is not so much about red or blue: it depends on your preference for black or silver!

Our first two candidates are Acrylic Cubicle Sign Holders with Silver Borders (CSHL SSS) and Black Borders (CSHL SSB). At 8-1/2” wide x 11” high, these standout Sign Frames deliver exceptional appeal and express your message vividly. These attractive displays effectively draw the eye to signage, from event promotions to timely sales info.

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Double-Sided Cubicle Nameplate Holder

 

Of course, it’s important to consider perspective from both sides of the cubicle. Enter our next two candidates, giving a new meaning to name recognition. Double-Sided Cubicle Name Plate Holders really accentuate name and title inserts with Black Borders (PNH2 SSB) and Silver Borders (PNH2 SSS). Designed to fit securely on partition walls, these dynamic Cubicle Nameplates give prominence to both sides in an 8-1/2” x 2-1/2” spotlight. Casting a ballot for silver or black can also be good for your economy because free perforated card stock is included, too.

Whether for literature in a new sales campaign or highlighting the names in your organization, the popular vote is with Black Borders and Silver Borders framing Acrylic Cubicle Sign Holders and Name Plate Holders. Stand out and get your message and people noticed…it’s the only way to win!

 

 

Applicator Bottles for a Crafty Halloween and 2018 Holiday Decorating

Applicator Bottles and Stainless-Steel Needles - The Finer PointsAdd headingIt’s that time of year…time to get crafty in the spirit of the season. Halloween and Christmas are by far the two most celebrated events of the year in terms of décor sales and revenue. As a result, creative craft making also gets busier as does use of tools for every application.

From carving jack-o-lanterns to handmade Thanksgiving centerpieces and decorating the tree, Fall is traditionally the season for craft makers. And there’s a bounty of new ideas trending for this year’s autumn designers…like Glowing Leaf Jars. Glue real or silk leaves (silk lasts longer) in a single layer around the interior of a Mason Jar, add a battery-operated tea light, and voila!  You have a warm, glowing look of Fall.Maple-leaf-decoupaged-mason-jars-fall-decor-craftgawker

Candles wrapped in cinnamon sticks tied together with twine add a nice complement in seasonal décor and aroma. Incorporating gold into traditional autumn wreaths is also big this year.

For Christmas, Hallmark is celebrating its 45th anniversary of an annual tradition: issuing the latest in a series of ornaments. This year, Hallmark is featuring more than 200 new “Keepsake Ornaments” with a nod to each of those 45 years…especially popular if you have a particularly special year in mind.

But for those into the DIY approach, there is some essential planning behind successful craft making. Solvents, glues, and cements will be widely used, along with the applicators to apply them. Seasoned veterans of seasonal crafts know all too well that there’s quite a selection of fine stainless-steel needles in varying lengths and gauges, Oval and Boston Round applicator bottles, and color-coded caps for easy identification.APCOLLIAGE BLUE

If you’re on the supply side or feeling personally inspired, you might want to see for yourself. Just visit Plastic Products Mfg for Applicator Bottles!