Today I got a custom-made magic mug from PrintiQ8i. The magic mug is black and when you pour hot water into it the picture shows.
PrintiQ8i is an online store that provides customers with printing and software services:
– Microsoft Office
-Creat Business Card,ID and ,Greeting Card and invitations
-Print on T-Shirts
-Print on mugs, magic mugs and stainless steel mugs
-Print on smartphone covers
-Print on glass frame
I got a chance to interview the owner of PrintiQ8i, here is what I asked:
Question: when did PrintiQ8i started?
Answer: March 1, 2012
Q: How did you come up with the idea of the business, what made you want to start it?
A My Mother was a KG teacher she had to work on a lot of printing stuff. So I used to always help her since was younger. I was the computer professional of the family, I would work on photoshop, and printing.. After that I came up with the idea of small business something like a printing center. Few years ago, I work with my Friend Eman to start our own business and we called it E&R. At that time twitter wasn’t so famous in kuwait. we had difficulties promoting our business therefore customers were circled around our relatives and friends. No one knew about us…
After a few Months of working we shut down our business. Later on, In February 2012 to be exact I was fixing some old files when I found some of our brochures. .:). I asked my friends and family their opinion on reopening the business. They said I should and supported me. Then I thought of having a new brand name and Logo something cool that would attract customers. I came up with the name Printi Q8i ( like when I say my printer is kuwaiti ) a kuwaiti hand made. I started to marketing through twitter and I received my First Order in 1- March- 2012. Designing, printing…. Etc. After a small break I came up with a new idea. Why not print on blanks? Like T-shirts, mobile cases, Mugs…. Etc. It turned out to be successful this time around. People like to customize their own things.
Q: So how long does each order take to be delivered? Like if I were to order today when will I likely receive my order?
A: Usually they are ready the next day. if I have a lot of orders at the same time it would take about 2-3 days
Q: Have you participated in any expos, and are you planning to participate in any in the near future?
A: I did once, in wataniya telecome expo on April 2012. The expo was 3 days long. That’s how I market my business. I’m not planing on participating in any more expos though… Since I don’t have the time. I think twitter and instagram are enough for now.
Q: Where do you see PrintiQ8i 5 years from today?
A: For now I only want it as a small business. I enjoy working at home in my free time. Also I can’t tell what will happen in the future..
Q: Is there anything you would like to add?
A: I would like to thank you(sayuricero) for volunteering to write about my small business. Its an opportunity to let everybody know what’s is PrintiQ8i. That approves you like my work, and is encouraging me <;;;;;3 also help support young Kuwaiti in their small business (y) And before all Thanks to Allah for the success. Then thanks to the customers of course .. Without them .. And their support I wouldn't have Continued.
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