This month in button badges May 2014


It’s been a busy month for us over here at koolbadges. We are in the process of finding new premises so we are working from a temporary workshop. It is much smaller than we are used to but we are making it work and actually finding that we are even more productive than usual.

 

We have also been talking with our web designer about re-branding the whole business. We have used this design and branding for a few years now and it’s probably time to freshen it up. This will mean a change to the website as well. Do you guys have any suggestions on what we should change and what we should keep?

 

This month has also seen us run various badge giveaways on the website. In the past month we have given away more than £200 worth of badges and vouchers. If you aren’t already following us on our social media accounts, give us a follow so you can take part. I’ll put the links to all of our accounts at the end of this post.

 

It must be wedding season as we have been inundated with wedding badge orders and hen do badge orders. We love making them and some of your nicknames for each other are hilarious. This month has also seen us making tons of custom badges. Again your designs get better and better guys. Keep them coming. If you didn’t already know you can use our design your own badge page and upload any image or design you like to be turned into badges. They start at £1 each but get as cheap as 40p each the more you buy.

 

We have lots of new designs to add to the shop so they will be coming soon.

 

You guys also wanted to know more about us a company. I’ve got a massive post about us to go live soon, it’s a work in progress but many people don’t believe the company is run by only two people. Vicki & me (John) do everything at koolbadges, from answering emails & coming up with designs, to making and posting out your orders by hand. This allows us to have a real connection with our badges and we know each and every customer and their order. We work hard to do our very best for you guys and appreciate each and every order you place. It really does make a difference to a small craft business like ours.

 

Also people forget that we hand make all of our badges right here in the UK. Many companies selling online outsource their work to cheaper countries or automate their process. We do it the old fashioned way with hand cutters and hand badge machines. It’s a lot of work but we love it and wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

Anyway I’ll save the details for the next post. Tell your friends about us and spread the hand made love. We live and breathe button badges and hope you continue to love what we do and buy our badges.

 

Thanks guys & girls
John & Vicki

 

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Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/koolbadges/
Instagram – http://instagram.com/koolbadges#
Google+ – https://plus.google.com/+Koolbadges/

Some recent badge orders.

 

 

Custom badges

Custom badges

Starfish badges

Starfish badges

Moustache badges

Moustache badges

Owl badges

Owl badges

Bowtie panda button badges

Bowtie panda button badges

Audrey hepburn hen party badges

Audrey hepburn hen party badges

Custom I Love badges

Custom I Love badges

Custom name badges

Custom name badges

Panda badges

Panda badges



Easter badges & Easter discount code


We love Easter here at koolbadges. We get to make some of the cutest badges during this time. Bunnies and chicks and chocolate eggs, oh my!

Each year we offer a discount code for Easter and this year is no exception. We find that a lot of kids browse the site during Easter and get their parents to order them some badges so if your kids are wanting badges use the code KBEASTER2014

Of course if you are like us (big kids) you can also use the code for yourself. It can be used for 15% off all orders but does exclude custom badges as these are already discounted.

Our badges are already in a 25% sale so this 15% off is in top of that. How Kool!

Below is just a small selection of our Easter badges. We have a great range and we would love it if you guys checked them out.

Happy easter everyone. Enjoy the holidays, go easy on the chocolate and enjoy the start of the sunny weather.

Vicki & John
Koolbadges.co.uk

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50p Badge Sale – 50% Off All Button Badges


50p Button Badge Sale

50p Button Badge Sale

It’s one of those rare occasions where we reduce the majority of our button badges to 50p each. That’s 50% off over 5000 badge designs on our website. These sales are limited in numbers as all of our badges are hand made & the sales make us very busy indeed.

 

For the rest of today (Saturday 29th March) we will be running a 50p badge sale. It must end at Midnight GMT so please do stock up on Button badges and save 50% off our normal selling price.

 

Grab some bargain button badges. The sale applies to all badges except for custom badges & badge packs. There is no code to use for this one, the price reduction is site wide & available to everyone.



Easter Badges & Mothers Day Badges


Easter Badges

Easter Badges

Most people forget that we sell Badges for all of the major celebrations. Easter & Mothers Day are no exception. We have a fairly large range of both badges and they are great for kids school uniforms or as a little funny treat when you take your mum out on Mothers day.

Easter Sale 2014

Easter Sale 2014

Why not checkout our range. We even have a 15% off code running this year (although this can be used for any order, not just Easter & mothers day badges, but it doesn’t work with custom badges). Just enter the code KBEASTER2014 during checkout to claim your extra 15% off.

It’s also a really busy time for us in the workshop. We are in the process of finding a new workshop space & we need to find something a little cheaper. Maybe it will mean a move out to the countryside to work from a farmers barn or workshop. We are keeping an eye out & have a temporary setup in the meantime.

Easter Badges

Easter Badges

In the meantime we have thousands of badges to choose from & you can get a nice discount using the 15% off code mentioned above.

Vicki & John
Koolbadges.co.uk



This week in badges


It’s been another crazy busy week over here at koolbadges. We have Ben making absolutely loads of Easter badges and St Patrick’s day badges, thanks in part to the 15% off code we have been running. If you didn’t already know or aren’t on our mailing list we are offering and star 15% off orders with code STPAT2014 – enter the code during checkout for your discount.

We have been making tons of other badges too. We must really be getting into wedding season as the amount of hen, stag and wedding badges we are making are ridiculous. We spent 2 whole days last week only making hen party and wedding badges. They always make us smile.

We have been making loads of custom badges as well is week. Some amazing designs have been ordered and we find it really refreshing to see what you guys come up with.

The koolbadges workshop premises is also on the market as we will be relocating soon. We have no idea where to yet but we are on the move again. So far in the past 6 years we have been located in Manchester, St. Helens, Dundee and Cornwall. We will keep you updated but our work won’t slow down, we have temporary headquarters in the meantime until everything is finalised so it’s business as usual.

We are heading to Manchester this weekend for some crafty inspiration and to speak with some of our wholesale customers. We love getting feedback on what their customers like and which badges they would like to see more of. Do you guys have any weekend plans?

Finally if you don’t already, give us a follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or join our mailing list.

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