1. Need help promoting your organization? Check out Kooziez.com

    March 27, 2017 by Diana Castillo

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    Help! How can I advertise on campus?

    Oh hello. When you think of ways to promote your club or organization, the first think you think of is probably business cards and pamphlets, fliers or posters. That’s perfectly fine… and also perfectly lame. How many times have you immediately trashed (excuse me, recycled) the brightly colored flier, thrust into your hands by an enthusiastic member of the Robotics Club? And how often do you watch from afar as your own creatively designed event brochures are scattered and abandoned on the quad?

    If you want, you can keep trashing the environment by printing thousands of paper promotional materials. It’s your life. But if you actually want people to remember your organization, you might want to consider custom beer koozies.

    It’s true, beer koozies might cost more than flimsy pamphlets. After you buy your weekly ration of ramen noodles and Red Bull, money is tighter than your ex gf’s yoga pants after she’s gained the Freshman 15.

    But just as those XS Lulu Lemons manage to stretch and cover her important assets, I bet you can manage to fit promotional koozies into your budget.

    So, what are the benefits?

    Here are our top 5:

    5) Koozies are durable. No matter what you call them: beer coolies, cozys, coosies, can coolers, coldy-holdys or beer sleeves, these handy dandy beer condoms will outlast any paper poster. Your organization or club’s message won’t be easily ripped or smudged when printed on what Aussies refer to as “stubby holders.”

    4) Koozies are notable. Receiving a coozie, unlike being handed a piece of paper, is like getting a real gift. Everyone likes presents. When Alex is wavering between DG and Chi-O, don’t you think she’ll be more inclined to choose the sorority that stood out from the rest?

    3) Koozies are shareable. Ok, not everyone is going to be interested in your organization. But it’s likely they know someone who is. And when do people pull out beer coolies? While having fun, and maybe (probably) drunk. Your organization or event will be advertised while people are having a good time- how could you say no to that?

    2) Koozies are easy to customize. Here comes the shameless plug for Kooziez.com, where we will design your koozies… For. Free. Showcase your organization or event with a personal design unlike anyone else’s. Individuality is priceless.

    1) Koozies can be delivered fast. We can rush coolers to you in 24 hours if that’s what you need.

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    Ok, you’ve convinced me. How do I order promotional koozies?

    If you want the dirt on how koozies can take your collegiate club to the next level, just visit our website! Kooziez.com. OR dial (518) 964-1018 to speak with our sales agents. If you’ve forgotten how to make a phone call, you can email me: zoe@kooziez.com.

    I only use my e-mail for boring stuff and Amazon Prime.

    That’s fine. We know how to use The Social Media. We’re so lit, our company name has a Z at the end instead of an S. We’re so hip, we even have an intern who buys vinyl records from the Farmer’s Market. Check us out on Facebook: @beercoolies. We’re on Twitter and Insta, too: @lovemycoolie and @cancoolies. If you can guess why none of our handles are Kooziez.com, we’ll give you 20% off your koozie order.

    Visit our site and order koozies now! You’re procrastinating anyway.


  2. 5 Essential Strategic Rules Your Company Needs

    March 15, 2017 by Diana Castillo

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    How to Make Money by Selling Customized Products in Your Industry

    Mass personalization and, in turn, customization, is quickly becoming a reality. According to a 2015 study by business advisory firm Deloitte, 36% of consumers saying they are interested in personalized products or services. Not surprisingly, those under 40 are more interested, with 43% of 16-24 year olds and 46% of 25-30 year olds attracted to customized goods and services. The desire for customized goods has so far contradicted actual consumer purchases, only one in six of consumers have ever bought these products or services. However, this leaves open the door for a wealth of potential and opportunity for those companies willing to seize on it and take advantage of the customization market. This begs the question, of course, what products lend themselves best to customization in such a way that consumers will want to purchase them.

    Mass customization of products is possible for nearly every product, but there is one critical requirement – the interaction between company and customers. There are particular industries which are in great demand at the moment to provide customizable products and services to their customers.

    A study from July, 2015 found that the three product categories where customers have already made the most customizable purchases were holidays (25% of customers), clothing (19%) such as Spreadshirt, Limberry and Shirtinator and home and garden (18%) such as are kooziez.com, Viesso, WOONIO and your-design.

    By providing customization options, brands raise loyalty at a time when it’s more important than ever: In a recent Bain survey of more than 1,200 global executives across a range of industries, 67% believed their customers are becoming less loyal to their brand. Equally, customization helps companies differentiate their products from those of their competitors at a time when the Internet is rapidly creating high price transparency and making it easier for customers to compare products with standard features. According to Google, 49% of mobile phone owners use their device to compare prices, and the number of price comparison apps is increasing. We found that customers are willing to pay 20% more than standard equivalents for customized products—and many companies are successfully charging higher premiums.

    In order to be successful in the customization business, companies must follow 5 strategic rules:

    1. Companies should have a clear concept about the strategic value they intend to reach. Some companies utilize customization primarily to engage with customers and build brand advocacy. Others pursue customization of a chosen product line largely for its direct profit potential. Either way, consider the path the company intends to take with product customization and how it is intended to be used in order to maximize efficiency.

    2. Companies must determine how much customization they really need to offer. Some brands allow consumers to design an incredibly unique product that will be built to order, with a plethora of features that can be added. Others offer only minor customization options, such as engraving a name on a briefcase. Some companies only allow customization in fit or design.

    3. Successful companies offer customers a simple and easy design template as a starting point, as opposed to a blank canvas. If the online design process is too complicated, difficult or unattractive, many potential shoppers will be turned off. They may also reject too many options. Choosing the right user interface is crucial to creating a successful customization business.

    4. In addition to making the design process enjoyable, companies need to make the return process effortless. Customers typically want the option of returning goods within a seemingly reasonable period, usually 30 days. It has been determined that demand for customization falls off precipitously if consumers think that they could be stuck with a product they don’t like—despite the fact that it has been found that return rates are lower for customized products than for standard products.

    5. Don’t forget- help consumers share their creations with friends and relatives. For example, the North Face has launched a gallery of designs created by customers for its Denali jacket, which serve as inspiration points for others. Help spread the word and share consumer creations. After all, that’s partially the purpose of customization, right?

    Although the number of consumers who purchase customized products is relatively low at the moment, there are three particular trends to be aware of that make it pretty likely that the trend towards purchasing customized products will increase significantly. First, online consumers are becoming used to customizing other aspects of their online shopping experiences nowadays. This is paving the way for them to eventually come to desire products that are customized, as well. Second, the technology used to interface with customers is becoming less expensive and costs will only continue to drop. Third, customer-facing interfaces are becoming more refined and adept, allowing for more product co-creation.

    Now is the time to make your business more customizable, while there’s an opportunity to get in on the ground up and build consumer confidence in your business and your product.


  3. Country Wedding Ideas: 8 Easy & Creative Ideas

    March 13, 2017 by Diana Castillo

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    Country Wedding Idea 1:

    Liberally use Cowboy hats: No wedding is truly country without throwing a few cowboy hats into the mix! A few “out of the box” ideas include having the ring bearer and flower girl carry cowboy hats down the aisle, or use them to hold flowers on your wedding tables.

    Country Wedding Idea 2:

    Should there be any doubt about what type of theme a wedding is, look no further than the bridal party attire! Dress up the bridal party with cowboy boots and jeans, or have the bridesmaids wear flannel hair ties; alternatively, make the groom stand out by adding a blazer or a unique piece of flair that’s decidedly country, such as a gun holster or huge steer belt buckle.

    Country Wedding Idea 3:

    Mason jars- Who knew mason jars could be so versatile? Turns out they can serve a lot of uses! For example, you can use them as mugs to hold drinks, as vases to hold flowers as centrepieces at the tables, similarly, they can be used to make table lanterns. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous, you can use a bunch of them to make some pretty incredible chandeliers!

    Country Wedding Idea 4:

    Want a truly country feel for your wedding? Incorporate some traditional southern fair into your décor. For example, making your wedding bouquet out of wood and cotton, possibly mixed with some daisies and sunflowers, really accentuates the southern feel of a wedding.

    Country Wedding Idea 5:

    Having the wedding catered? Is it an open bar? Either way, why not use a wheelbarrow to hold the drinks? Just fill it up with ice and you’ve got a cheap and easy bartender that fits in effortlessly with the rest of the wedding décor!

    Country Wedding Idea 6:

    Horseshoes are a great addition to any country themed wedding. They have a double purpose because they can be used as escort cards and then kept as wedding favors later on. Perfect for a southern flare and to give guests a bit of good luck after the fact, as long as they hang them correctly on the inside of their front door!

    Country Wedding Idea 7:

    Want to really go all out at your wedding with a flair for the dramatic? Antlers will be sure to add extra drama to your wedding arch when surrounded with beautiful, overflowing flowers on either side. Rather than being macabre, it’s the perfect reminder of what type of wedding you’re attending (in case anyone was silly enough to forget).

    Country Wedding Idea 8:

    Hay bales with quilted blankets or flannels on top are perfect for seating at the wedding ceremony and for extra seating around the dance floor at the reception. It helps add an extra southern appeal while providing a practical application, as well.


  4. Wedding on a Budget

    February 7, 2017 by Diana Castillo

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    Create a Beautiful Wedding for Less with These Affordable Tips (spreadsheet and budget calculator enclosed):

    Wedding Invites:

    Wedding invitations can be a costly part of any wedding. Luckily, there are some great opportunities to cut costs with DIY options that still provide couples with classy invitations at a fraction of the price. For example, the website Wedding Chicks provides invitation templates that you can customize, print, or download

    Honeymoon:

    Honeymoons, although not technically part of the wedding, can be a huge hindrance in terms of cost. Fortunately, there is now a website that serves as a honeymoon registry called Honeymoon Wishes. Couples may choose their perfect honeymoon, then send their desired package to guests in lieu of wedding gifts. 

    Wedding Photographer:

    Wedding photographers can end up eating up a huge amount of one’s wedding budget. But have no fear! Technology is here to save the day! There’s a handy app called Eversnap that allows couples to sign up for a package which will provide the couple with a password protected online album that guests may access to add the photos which they take at the wedding. Want more refinement? It will still be a great deal, even if you hire a professional photographer to take a few custom photographs and clean up the favored guest photos.

    Wedding Venue:

    Wedding venues can easily be the most costly part of the wedding. So why not get creative with the venue AND save money while doing it? Two ways to cut costs on venue is to get married on a day other than Saturday or by finding a place outside of the city. However, if you feel more adventurous and want to think a little bit outside of the box, try choosing a venue that’s not characteristically considered such a place for weddings. For example, check out the local aquarium, zoo, museum, gallery, botanical garden, national park, or cultural heritage site within your area. Although they will still charge a fee, it will most likely not be nearly as much as a traditional venue.

    Tap into Wedding Vendor’s Partnerships:

    The wedding business is filled with partnerships and connections. If you decide to go ahead and hire a venue, ask if they have any preferred vendors that they would suggest. If they do, and you appreciate the vendor’s work, then the vendors will frequently give you a special deal or discount. Same goes for florists, hair and makeup, etc. It never hurts to ask!

    Shop Around:

    When you’re choosing a vendor, it pays to shop around. Visit multiple stores and websites in order to get a general idea of various costs and quality. Then, once you decide on the vendor you truly want to hire, you can approach them with a more appropriate cost and information to back up the cost that you’re willing to pay. Frequently, vendors are willing to bargain with their prices in order to secure business. Simply say something along the lines of, “I’d really love to work with your company, but I got an estimate from another vendor that’s $1,000 less.” It is not unusual for vendors to price match.

    Cut the Guest List:

    Wedding guests can become incredibly expensive. From the invitations, to the food and alcohol, to the transportation, and gifts; costs can quickly add up. Although difficult, reducing the guest list is one of the fastest and most effective ways to lower your wedding costs.

    Save the Good Stuff for Later:

    Have you ever noticed that alcohol is expensive? Have you also ever noticed that the more one drinks, the less one notices the quality of the alcohol they are consuming? Take this idea to heart! For the ever important toast at one’s wedding, serve your champagne of choice, but as the night wears on think about pouring a less expensive champagne or wine. It’s a quick and easy way to cut costs while having no real impact on the quality of the wedding.

    Prioritize:

    In order to figure out exactly what costs are essential to creating the perfect wedding day, it’s important to figure out what each half of a couple absolutely can’t live without on such a monumental day. With that said, each half of the couple should write out their top three priorities to make their wedding day particularly special. With these three items written out by each person, now it’s known where to focus more time, money, and energy on the things that matter more.

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    Planning:

    A well-organized wedding can help make a more cost efficient wedding. These three sites provide helpful information for planning your perfect wedding while staying within your preferred budget!


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    April 1, 2015 by KoozieZ

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  6. Zip-Up Fabric Bottle Koozie

    October 13, 2011 by KoozieZ

    ZIP-UP FABRIC BOTTLE KOOZIE

    Koozie Description – KZ04

    A Koozie designed for a beer bottle with that something extra special! This
    classy style features a handy zipper with a circular ring for easy maneuverability.
    Not to be outdone by its cousin, the zip neoprene Koozie, this great style is made
    of lightweight flexible foam and folds completely flat for easy storage. Keep hands
    from getting damp and your beverage from getting warm with this travel friendly
    Koozie that will change your beer drinking experience whether in chilly Alaska or
    sunny Florida. Our most economical option for keeping your glass bottles cool.

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    Zip-Up Fabric Bottle Koozie

    Zip-Up Fabric Bottle Koozies are available in the following colors:
    Black, Brown, Dark Green, Lime Green, Camouflage, Navy, Royal Blue, Purple, Fuschia, Pink, Hot Pink, Red, Burnt Orange, Yellow and White.

    Find a lower quote anywhere else
    on the web and we will beat it… Guaranteed! *


  7. September 28, 2011 by KoozieZ

    Andy Rooney

    Andy Rooney, the main stay on 60 Minutes, is retiring.  He has been ending the show of 60 Minutes for about three centuries with his final thoughts about everything from pointless American Pop to serious American Issues.  I remember watching Andy as a kid and he looked older than my Grandfather then, who FYI passed away 12 years ago, thinking he was going to have to retire immediately and or kill over dead.  But the ageless wonder has continued to amaze me since I was 5.

    I use to look forward to watching Rooney every Sunday after the afternoon NFL Games and only being disappointed that the show was over; which generally meant bedtime.

    I do however have one complaint with Andy.  Andy in your 100+ years of service, I have yet to see a mailbag statement on Koozies.  I do not know why you hate koozies so much, but we love you nonetheless.  Koozies are a great product for promotional items and would have been a great piece on 60 minutes.

    So Andy, if you ever want to do a special show, let me know and I will be happy to send you some free custom koozies.


  8. Koozies and Andy Rooney

    by KoozieZ

    Andy Rooney

    Andy Rooney, the main stay on 60 Minutes, is retiring.  He has been ending the show of 60 Minutes for about three centuries with his final thoughts about everything from pointless American Pop to serious American Issues.  I remember watching Andy as a kid and he looked older than my Grandfather then, who FYI passed away 12 years ago, thinking he was going to have to retire immediately and or kill over dead.  But the ageless wonder has continued to amaze me since I was 5.

    I use to look forward to watching Rooney every Sunday after the afternoon NFL Games and only being disappointed that the show was over; which generally meant bedtime.

    I do however have one complaint with Andy.  Andy in your 100+ years of service, I have yet to see a mailbag statement on Koozies.  I do not know why you hate koozies so much, but we love you nonetheless.  Koozies are a great product for promotional items and would have been a great piece on 60 minutes.

    So Andy, if you ever want to do a special show, let me know and I will be happy to send you some free custom koozies.


  9. Party Koozies

    July 3, 2011 by KoozieZ

    Plan The Party Right!

    Planning a party? Contact koozieZ.com and order you party koozies today.

    We will help you to custom design your very own party koozie!

    Planning a party

    Can be pretty time consuming. There is a lot of detail that goes into the process. Event Planners and Coordinators are sometimes hired because the party host want to make sure everyone invited to the party is going to enjoy themselves.

    What is your koozie style

    What is your koozie style

    Koozies a SUPER addition to party favors and to the party in general.  We offer a HUGE variety of koozie colors and ink colors.  You can even put a FULL COLOR image on your party koozies. Choose from koozies made of foam, neoprene or fabric and personalize the koozie with the clip art of your favorite party koozie saying.

    The most important party koozie necessity is humor and fun. Design your customize with lots of love!!!

    Party Koozies


  10. Personalized Coolies

    June 7, 2011 by KoozieZ

    Looking for Personalized Coolies?

    KoozieZ.com offers Personalized Coolies at the best prices, guaranteed! Order your Personalized Coolies now! KoozieZ offers a large variety of coolie styles, clip art and text color for your next order of Personalized Coolies.

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    Personalized Coolies

    Personalized Coolies

    Personalized Coolies are available from KooozieZ in a variety of styles, including Collapsible Fabric Personalized Coolies, Foam Coolies, Zipper Neoprene Personalized Coolies, Collapsible Neoprene Personalized Coolies and Slip-on Bottle Personalized Coolies.

    Personalized Coolies look best with a variety of fonts and colors… The font and color of the text totally depends on the occasion! Personalized Coolies are the perfect personalized item for a variety of events and special occasions, including birthdays, weddings, crawfish boils and more!

    More information on Personalized Coolies

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