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New Crystal USB

Isn't it a proud moment to see your family grow? This is how we feel about adding this little beauty to our memory stick range. It comes in two sizes - 8 and 16GB, can be engraved on both the and glass, and will add a sense of elegance to your branding. You can have it with most of our boxes, if the option is not there yet, just email us and we'll prepare a custom order for you.

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Let's talk about money - ( part one, our money ) 1

Let's talk about money - ( part one, our money )

This is a copy Wooden Banana newsletter that Mark, our founder, sends to all Wooden Banana family members. Want to to join the Family. Sing up at the bottom of this page. 

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If you’re reading this, there’s a great possibility that you’re a photographer ( or a videographer ). That means you work 20, 30 or maybe 40 days every year and make lots of money, right? Of course, not. Taking photos is only a small part of your job, and most of the time being a photographer means you don’t even touch your cameras.

It’s the same with packaging. I possess a set of DIY skills that pretty much limit me from being a “battery remote changer”, but let’s assume yours are better. You could go to the nearest DIY store, buy some timber, adhesive and make a box for a few bucks. You could also go to eBay or Alibaba and the price would probably be the same. So how come our boxes cost an average of £15-20 if you buy a bundle? It’s a two -way answer.

One: Here comes the bold statement. Our boxes are better! Yes, they are better. We don’t just put a few pieces of cheap pine wood together. We use high-quality alder wood to start with, then we dry it, cut it, glue it, polish it, brush it, stain it and store it for at least few weeks before the box is personalised. In short, we go bananas on quality and each box goes through at least six different highly skilled pairs of hands before it’s posted.

Two: Manufacturing is only a small part of what we do. If making boxes is what keeps us busy, being part of our community is what keeps us motivated. We comment on your images on Instagram to let you know we love your work and share it on our feed. We give away vouchers, cameras and our products in different contests. We have an in-house photographer who keeps taking photos of our products to keep you inspired. We go to events to meet you. We throw a party after every Way Up North that’s slowly becoming legendary (if you have never been to any of our parties, you’ve got to ask someone). We write newsletters like this one (even if it obvious we’re better at making boxes than writing newsletters ) and do different things to make everyone involved excited, including you.

 

Why am I telling you this? I’m telling you because open communication should be at the core of every relationship, and the purpose of this newsletter (and soon our blog and podcast) is to have a conversation.




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Wooden Banana Contest - win a brand new Sony Alpha a7iii

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This is real! We're giving away a brand new Sony Alpha a7ii to one of our lucky followers / clients and we want very little for it. All we need is an awesome photo of one of our products, and the author of the winning image will get the camera.
Here's exactly what you have to do.
1. Take a photo of one of our products ( if you don't currently have one you can order a sample here ).
2. Follow us on IG.
3. Post your image Instagram before the 20th of December and tag us ( @woodenbananastore ) in the photo.
4. Our team will pick up 5 favourite photos
5. The winner will be announced in the public vote on the 1st of January 2019.

If you have any question drop us an email.
Good Luck!

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New Quality Control Director 2

New Quality Control Director

Let us introduce Wooden Banana's new Quality Control Director.

Her name is Hannah and she was promoted to this role by Mark, our CEO Mark, in October 2017. Although officially her title is QC Director, in reality she's our new BOSS.

Hannah can be very demanding, she knows exactly what she wants, and the most importantly she always gets what she wants - you don't become a QC director without skills like that. She might have an adorable smile and beautiful eyes but trust us, she knows how to express her dislike of something.

Today was Hannah first day at the office, she carried some quality tests on our products and spoke to our admin and logistics teams. We can proudly say that we have passed an audit obtaining the highest scores. She was particularly impressed with our office in Glasgow, new colourful boxes and USBs ( pink was her favourite ), but made one small suggestion. She would be much happier to see more faces around, so if you're ever in Glasgow and would like to see our products or try our in house coffee ( Banana flavour of course ;-) ) make sure you come and say hello. We're based in The Whisky Bond building, not far from the city centre.

You are probably extremely curious how this adorable lady looks like, so here she is. First of many days at the office.

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