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Our Best Products for the New Year

by Vervante •

As we plan for 2018, we couldn’t help but notice that there were a few of our products from this past year that really caught your eye. From tried-and-true classics to recent debuts that made a splash, we thought it would be fun to give you a chance to revisit old favorites, or try out new ones, at a discount price (but only for a limited time, details below).

Here they are:

2018 Daily Planner (Soft cover): This soft-cover, spiral-bound daily planner for creative minds was a big hit from the moment we debuted it late last year. While it's great as it is, many of our customers customized it for their own businesses by adding logos or changing the content inside.

2018 Daily Planner (Hard Cover): This planner has been so popular that we’re offering a hard cover spiral bound option too.We think you’ll love our design with month at a glance and week at a glance pages and creative inspirations throughout.

Book Sample Set: Ready to publish but not quite sure on the specifics of binding? This set will help you make the choice with samples of books featuring three kinds of binding (perfect bound, spiral and saddle-stitch) plus a sample bookmark.

Card Samples: This set puts a variety of options in your hands to help you choose what’s best for sharing your message and supporting your business. It includes several sets of cards and a fun deck of 34 cards featuring inspirational quotes and packaged in a custom printed tuck box.

Adult Coloring Book: Order a coloring book for fun, but don't forget to consider the possibilities they offer for your business. We can create custom coloring books, and make them really stand out by adding stickers, pens, crayons or other products that pair up well.

Live Love Inspire Journal: This gorgeous journal has been in high demand since we debuted it last year. Its hard cover, wire-o binding, and beautiful soft-touch UV coating finish are a great example of the quality and customization we offer.

Set of 10 Greeting Cards: Need a beautiful set of greeting cards? This set includes 10 cards plus envelopes packaged in a stationery box with a clear lid. Great for yourself, as gifts for clients, or inspiration for your own set.

Little Book of Big Ideas: We're giving you a sneak peek at our newest product with this special offer before the official debut. "50 Ways to Build a Business & Life You Love" is a small hard cover book filled with ideas to help you take charge of your own destiny, follow your passion and realize your potential. The book is hard cover, 5x 6.5, foil stamped with a soft-touch UV finish.

Intrigued? We hoped so! To see more details and take advantage of these special discounts just log into your Vervante author account, and click on the “Order Samples” link in the Support section. Or CLICK HERE to see all the products on one page. To help you get the New Year off to a great start, these discounts will be available throughout January.


2018 Calendars and last-minute holiday product ideas

by Vervante •

We know the holiday season can get pretty crazy, so here’s a few quick tips and ideas for creating, selling and shipping products to your customers and making everyone’s season a little bit brighter.

NEW 2018 CALENDARS ARE HERE

We’ve got three new versions of our calendar for 2018 ready to go: A Desktop calendar, Wall calendar, and an impressive Poster calendar (pictured here). If you love calendars - and your clients and customers love them too - it's not too late to sell or share them as a part of your own business.

It's easy to customize our calendars. Just add your logo and – bam! – you’ve got a great product that is gorgeous, useful and keeps your brand front and center all year long. Email us at sales@vervante.com and we'll get them set up for you.



2018 PLANNERS YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL LOVE

In addition to calendars, you also have time to add 2018 planners to your store or give as a holiday gift. Our new “Live, Love, Inspire" 2018 Planners have been flying off the shelves. They are easy to customize and a perfect product for the New Year. Here’s what you can do:

  • Simply add your logo and use it as is.
  • We can send you the InDesign files, you add content, modify the format, change the colors and make it into the perfect product, then we’ll print.
  • Or… let us know what changes you want and our design team can make the changes for you.
  • Click HERE for photos and details.


A FIERCE START TO THE NEW YEAR
Our Fun, Fit and Fierce Card Decks are another great product to maximize holiday sales and start the New Year strong. If you’d like to use for the holidays there is still time to add your logo to the cards. The deck includes 34 cards with inspirations, motivations and affirmations, and can be packaged in a drawstring bag or window tuck box. Click HERE for more details. Or email us to order them right away.

No matter what, there’s still time to create valuable, interesting products your audience will love. Just send us an email at sales@vervante.com and we’ll help you make it happen.


The Pros and Cons of Using Media Mail

by Vervante •

We ship our customers’ products anywhere in the world using USPS and UPS services. One question we often get deals with USPS Media Mail. It’s often noticeably less expensive, so what’s the catch? Here’s a quick explanation of how Media Mail works, and the benefits and risks when using it for shipping your own products.

Media Mail is a cost-effective way to send materials such as books, cards, calendars, journals, DVDs, and CDs through the U.S. Postal Service. This service has certain rules and restrictions, however, including a maximum weight of 70 pounds and can only contain educational media.

Media Mail packages also usually take longer to get to their destination. Current USPS estimations are arrival in 2 to 10 days, but it can take longer.

Another point to consider is that Media Mail items are not insured and are open to postal inspection. The USPS retains the right to open and inspect your package to check for abuse of the system such as including an item not on their approved items list. Unfortunately, when a package is inspected, it is often poorly re-packaged before delivery to the customer. Some of our clients have reported that the re-sealing or taping of the original shipping package was so poorly done that boxes or envelopes were delivered empty to the recipient.

On the benefits side, though, Media Mail for orders shipped in the United States is usually much less than other methods, which makes it a popular choice.

To wrap it all up (no pun intended):

  • Risks: Slow delivery, risk of inspections and damaged materials, no insurance, no compensation for damages
  • Benefits: Dramatically cost-effective when compared to Priority Mail. For example, a package that costs $4.59 for Media Mail would be $11.95 via Priority Mail. 

Here at Vervante, we offer our customers the ability to select the method of shipping they desire for all of their shipments (and a sizeable amount choose Media Mail). When deciding what method to use for your products, just remember that there is no wrong answer. Consider the pros and cons of each method, and your priorities, and we’ll do the rest.