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December 13, 2010

Today Show

Hoda, Kathie Lee and Jill Martin chose our Alphabet Goods placemats for their "Hot GIfts Under $25" segment.

"For the children in your life...It's creative...and it teaches you at the same time! It's adorable" - NBC Today Show



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November 12, 2010



 

November 4, 2010


Расскажите немного о вашем бизнесе?

Alphabet Plates ? линия детских тарелок, в основе дизайна которых лежит принцип персонализации товара по имени, чертам внешности, любимым увлечениям и еде. Эти детские тарелки имеют яркий и уникальный дизайн с изображением любимой детской еды, видов спорта, лиц с оригинальными надписями типа: ?Я люблю пирог?, ?Моя сестра Лила?, ?Мая любит торт? и т.п. Интересно, что все изображения детских лиц на тарелках по своему виду по цвету волос, кожи, глаз и аксессуарам и имени похожи на реальных детей. Тарелки выпускаются на разных языках ? английском, немецком, французском, датском, иврите и продаются в 28 стран мира.

Как родилась идея этого бизнеса? Было ли это внезапным озарением или к этой идее вы шли некоторое время?

Я по образованию графический дизайнер, художник, аниматор, фотограф. Кроме того, я критичный покупатель и мама троих детей. Это значит сотни дней рождений и миллионы подарков. Мне очень часто не нравились подарки, которые получали мои дети на день рождения, и очень часто меня не устраивало качество детских товаров, которые мне приходилось выбирать в качестве подарка. Я увидела, что существует потребность в персонифицированных детских подарках хорошего качества и хорошего дизайна. Я решила занять эту пустующую нишу на рынке. Кроме того, этот бизнес позволяет мне реализовать свои умения и таланты и заниматься тем, чем мне действительно нравится заниматься. Я придумала Alphabet Plates, потому что такие тарелки нравятся моим детям. Я даже не ожидала, что они станут такими популярными так скоро во всем мире.

Вы предприимчивый человек по натуре?

Определенно да. Мне не только доставляет удовольствие заниматься дизайном, мне нравится находить нестандартные решения и приемы, креативные идеи по продвижению товара на рынок и т.п. Кроме того, я хорошо знаю что такое дисциплина, уверенность в своих силах и мотивация в бизнесе и как важно знать рынок. Тарелки Alphabet Plates - это хороший пример, демонстрирующий эту философию

Сталкивались ли вы с сомнением в успехе идее окружающих? Как вы с этим справлялись?

Нет. Мои родные и друзья поддерживали меня во всем. Я думаю, что они сразу оценили уникальность этой концепции продукта, который каждый захочет иметь или подарить.

Сколько времени прошло с момента появления идеи до окончательного воплощения?

Идея продукта появилась в декабре 2008 года, а в январе 2009 года у меня на руках были первые образцы товара. В апреле 2009 года мы запустили сайт, правда раздел Face It>= появился только к августу 2009 года. В итоге на все-провсе ушло 8 месяцев.

Из каких этапов состоял процесс запуска вашего бизнеса? Как долго вы окупали первоначальные вложения и окупили ли вы их?

Сначала мы продавали свой товар сами вручную упаковывая и осуществляя доставку из дома. Позже мы приобрели программу автоматической обработки зказов и передали доставку на аутсорсинг. Это позволило мне состредоточиться на других аспектах бизнеса.

Благодаря своим связям мне удалось сэкономить значительную часть стартового капитала. Я обращалась за помощью к своим знакомым маркетологам, юристам, бухгалтерам. Кроме того, дизайн сайта я делала сама. В принципе, можно сказать как пошли первые заказы онлайн, так наш бизнес стал рентабельным.

Какие уроки вы вынесли из своего опыта предпринимательской деятельности?

Один из самых важных уроков, которые я вынесла из опыта предпринимательской деятельности- это научиться презентовать свою компанию любой аудитории и в любом месте. Мой совет ? совершенствуйте свой навык публичного выступления.

Какие советы вы могли бы дать начинающим предпринимателям?

  1. Выберите то направление, тот вид деятельности, которым вам бы хотелось заниматься. Если уж вы собираетесь потратить массу времени и сил на свой бизнес, то вам лучше любить то чем вы занимаетесь.
  2. Критику всегда смягчайте комплиментом.
  3. Репутация в бизнесе очень важна. Самое большое значение уделяйте обслуживнаию клиента. Лояльный клиент останется с вами надолго и приведет других клиентов.
  4. Используйте современные технологии. Даже если вы небольшая компания, ведите бизнес профессионально. Наймите профессионального дизайнера, который сделает вам хороший сайт, профессионального диктора, который запишет голосовые сообщения и т.п. Купите ноутбук, зарядку для автомобиля, чтобы быть всегда на связи, если вы не сидите в офисе.

 
November 4, 2010

Asian Mommy

12 Sippy Cups, Place Mats and Lunch Boxes for Kids

Asian Mommy

Alphabet Plates

Designed by a Miami mother of three, Alphabet Plates are BPA free, dishwasher safe, and virtually unbreakable. Emblazoned with smart graphics in bright colors, plates can be personalized with your child˘s name, initials, physical appearance (hair, eye and skin color, eyeglasses), sport, or favorite food (pasta, pancakes, hamburger).

Available at alphabetplates.com, $22-$25.


 
July 19, 2010

Asian Mommy

Asian MommyI heard about Alphabet Plates on the Baby Bargains message board. The Face it plate allows you to pick a hair style, hair color, eye color, skin color, plate color, accessories, and personalized words or a name for your child's plate. It's actually fun to play with your ideas on the website.

Asian MommyI was also delighted to find a Sushi plate which says, "Skyler loves sushi." You can personalize this plate with your own child's name, and I think it's adorable!


 
May 30, 2010

Momma Teri

Mom to bed by 8 blog

Alphabet Plates makes adorable, custom plates and placemats for children of all ages. With designs from food, sports and sweet faces, you can find something that will make them smile. I know my children did.

Momma Teri

I secretly placed them on our table one evening before bed. Morning came and we all had our daily coffee and milk while talking about what we dreamed and making plans for the day. When it was time for breakfast, our three little ones went to sit at the table. The first think I heard was my Nat screaming look Aryka, look Dylan. We all come running (silly me forgetting what was on the table). They were just in awe with their new placemats. They felt so special having one all to themself with their name and special design. I picked to customize each of the girl's placemats by Alphabet Plates with their favorite colors and DD's with his favorite thing to do, riding his bike.

Momma Teri

This is one of those moments that I as a mother remember forever. A memory that I will look back on and smile. The kids really made me feel like I was the best mom in the world. I would not have this special moment without Alphabet Plates.

Momma Teri

They really have a great thing going and they also offer the cutest custom plates. I know my children have requested them on their birthday lists this summer. I am sure most of us if not all have a child's graduation, birthday, christening, new baby arrival or a just because you are love occasion that is coming soon. Alphabet plates make a super idea for your gift giving needs.

Alphabet Plates (www.alphabetplates.com), a new e-tailer specializing in customized children's products, has released an exciting line of colorful personalized plates and placemats, transforming mealtime into fun time. Creator Laura Paresky Gould, creator of Alphabet Plates says that, "Our personalized products offer more than just a name; the plates also highlight kid's favorite foods, sports interests, or physical appearances." The website has a sophisticated -- yet user-friendly -- technical feature so that customers can create their own illustrated plates and are able to preview designs in real-time. This interactive dynamic is entertaining, easy-to-use and found only at AlphabetPlates.com.

The Alphabet Placemats can also be personalized with a name and a choice of language for each side. These educational placemats can be written in 17 different languages. They are made of heavy-duty 10ml laminate and are easy to wash -- just rinse them under the faucet.

Alphabet Plates is raising money for a cause. The plates are break-resistant, and Alphabet Plates wants those with Osteogenesis Imperfecta ("Brittle Bone Disease") to be more break-resistant too. A portion of each purchase is donated to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, www.oif.org, the only voluntary national health organization dedicated to helping people cope with the problems associated with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

Momma Teri


 
April 1, 2010

City Kids Vienna

Do you constantly call your partner by your dog˘s name, or confuse your kid˘s names? Well, don˘t fret.......these super cute personalized plates will help with the confusion. Not only will your tykes like to see their own names, they're sure to rush to the dinner table when they see images of themselves, their favorite foods or their favorite sports on their plates and placemats.

City Kids Vienna


 
March 28, 2010

City Kids ViennaAustralia

Make food fun and funky with Alphabet Plates

Babyology

I remember when getting my two-year-old to even look at some kinds of food was akin to squeezing myself into my pre-pregnancy jeans - just plain frustrating. I wish I˘d known then about these bright personalised plates.

Made in America, Alphabet Plates offer a fabulous range of BPA-free plates and placemats that can be customised for your child to help make mealtimes just that bit more interesting.

Babyology

From broccoli to beach balls, there are more than twenty foods and sports to choose from. You can add whatever you like to your plate - name, initials, favourite (or not so favourite!) food. There˘s even the option of customising your plate to include personal touches like your little one˘s hair style, eye colour and accessories.

The laminate placemats are not only fun and funky but also educational. They show how to set the table and are available in loads of different languages including Chinese, Hebrew, Italian and French - bon appetit! Expect to pay US$18-$20 for placemats and US$22-$25 for plates , plus shipping to Australia.

Babyology


 
March 6, 2010

Familylicious

Are you looking for some really cute personalized gifts for a child? I have found some fantastic ones! Alphabet Plates makes adorable plates that you can get personalized with your child˘s name as well as their likeness if you so choose. Want more? Alphabet Plates also makes wonderful placemats that you can get not only personalized but double sided with a language of your choice on the reverse side, so educational too. I am so impressed by the plates and placemats we got to review. They are beautiful and definitely Kaia˘s favorite plates of choice. She has them at her "little table" where she eats breakfast and lunch during the week. She also plays with them they are used every day and still look brand new. The placemats are fantastic as well, I love them because they are a fantastic size and have been protecting our table which makes clean up so much easier for me.

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January 29, 2010 by Carrie McBride

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We're fans of personalized gifts for children and especially for siblings who deserve to have a few things just their own. Alphabet Plates offers fun graphics and bright colors for you to customize a plate that suits your child's interests and personality. We're equally fond of their laminate placemats which help teach children how to set the table - and in your choice of 17 languages.

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Alphabet Plates' melamine plates are BPA-free and come in four categories: "kidfood" with a choice of nearly 20 favorite foods (we'd be interested to know how well the broccoli one sells!), "sport", "monogram" and "face it" which has a neat interactive tool allowing you to choose hair styles, skin color, accessories, etc. as well as your own text.

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Their "all set" placemats are made from a heavy-duty laminate and can be wiped down or thrown under the faucet for quick clean-up. You can even choose a double-sided placemat with a different language on each side which is great for bilingual households or for kids starting to learn another language.

Alphabet Plates ships worldwide.


 
January 29, 2010

Mommy Hype

Your plate says it all - personalized plates for your little picky eaters.

(Plates even come in different languages)

Mommy Hype


 
January 13, 2010

WEDNESDAY - KIDS - ALPHABET PLATES

Blomma Finds   We Love Indie

Blomma Finds

If there is anything you can do to make your kids eat, you'd do it right? I think you might have some luck with Alphabet Plates. For $22 you can get a personalized melamine plate (BPA free of course) that features their favorite food, sport, characterization or monogram. Placemats are available too (for $18) that teach your kids where all the utensils go and they even are available in all sorts of different languages! Multilingual AND well fed....


 
December 29th, 2009 by Beth Hodgson

Alphabet Plates: Making Mealtime Fun For Kids With Customizable Plates

Inventor Spot

Practically every family has a picky eater. Meal times can result in tantrums, thrown foods, and plenty of tears. Since it's not realistic to feed your child that one staple food item that your child will eat daily, Alphabet Plates has found another way to make mealtime fun.

Inventor Spot

If you are a regular reader of my blogs, you know how much I love anything customizable. Alphabet Plates is all about that as well, allowing parents to personalize plastic plates and dinnerware that will help encourage even the pickiest child to eat out of the sheer novelty of it. The plates aren't so magical that they make every vegetable taste like pizza (or whatever floats your little one's boat); but adding a little bit of added excitement to mealtime can make a big difference. Plus the plates are awfully cute, aren't they?

Inventor Spot

 

December 19, 2009

WCBSTV news, Channel 2 in New York

WCBSTV news, Channel 2 in New York

WCBSTV news, Channel 2 in New York

Alphabet Plates was featured on the WCBSTV news, Channel 2 in New York for a segment titled "Healthy Gifts"

Kids love their name on things. You can get them personalized for $22 at AlphabetPlates.com. For example, here is Dylan loves broccoli. You can have your child's name associated with broccoli! He's gonna love it once he gets the plate.

To watch the CBSTV video click here: http://wcbstv.com/video/?id=136209@wcbs.dayport.com


 
December 15, 2009

The Spunky Stork Blog

Personalized Plates for the Kiddos

The Spunky Stork Blog

Custom is in! And what could be cuter than these personalized BPA-free plates? Alphabet Plates makes custom, colorful plates that make dinnertime - heck, any food-time - fun for your children. From personalized monogram plates to sport plates to food plates (pictured here), this tableware can add a little pizazz to those frown-inducing foods that kids love to hate, like broccoli. Check out the entire collection at AlphabetPlates.com!


 
December 11, 2009

Russian

Дети являются лучшими вдохновителями взрослых на самые интересные идеи для бизнеса и самый оригинальный дизайн. Примером такого дизайна может служить линия детских тарелок Alphabet Plates., в основе дизайна которых лежит принцип персонализации товара по имени, чертам внешности, любимым увлечениям и еде. Автор идеи уникального дизайна этих детских тарелок - дизайнер и мама троих детей.

Эти детские тарелки имеют яркий и уникальный дизайн с изображением любимой детской еды, видов спорта, лиц с оригинальными надписями типа: «Я люблю пирог», «Моя сестра Лила», «Мая любит торт» и т.п. Интересно, что все изображения детских лиц на тарелках по своему виду по цвету волос, кожи, глаз и аксессуарам и имени похожи на реальных детей. Причем, тарелки выпускаются на разных языках - английском, немецком, французском, датском, иврите.

Тарелки Alphabet Plates производят из безопасного материала, не содержащего Bisphenol-A , в США. Они практичны, не бьются, их можно использовать в посудомоечной машине и микроволновой печи. Стоимость тарелок 22 доллара, стоимость доставки 7.95 долларов, доставка осуществляется в течение 10-15 дней.

English

Children are best inspired adults to the most interesting ideas for the business and the most original design. An example of such a design can serve as a line of children's dishes Alphabet Plates., The basis of design on the principle of personalization of the goods on behalf of, external features, favorite hobbies and eating. The idea of the unique design of these children's dishes - designer and mother of three children.

These children's dishes are colorful and unique design featuring your favorite childhood food, sports, people with original slogans like: "I like pie", "My sister, Lila," Maya loves cake ", etc.Interestingly, all the images of children on the plates of a type of hair, skin, eyes and accessories and name similar to real children. Moreover, the plates are issued in various languages - English, German, French, Danish, Hebrew.

Plates Alphabet Plates are made from safe material that does not contain Bisphenol-A, in the U.S.. They are practical, not fighting, you can use them in the dishwasher and microwave oven.The cost of plates $ 22, shipping costs 7.95 dollars, delivery within 10-15 days.


 
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