Archive forOctober, 2009

‘My mini-mini portfolio’

October 2009, by Anne-Marie | 17 Comments – latest by style photographer

After giving you the story behind Perch’s MiniCards, we thought we should catch up with photographer, Simon Warren. Also featured on our MiniCards page, he’s been taking advantage of the latest features and comparing them with the larger Business Cards he’s been using (and loving) for a while. Here’s what he had to say:

Simon Warren is one of the UK’s top location photographers. He’s been using MOO’s Business Cards to showcase his outstanding graphic images: bold exteriors, sleek interiors, arresting construction shots and more.

Though happy with the size and scope of the Business Cards, he’s recently been experimenting with MiniCards, with positive results.



A hardcore Business Card fan, Simon was initially worried by the …Continue reading this article…

Beat the UK Postal Strikes

October 2009, by Dan | 6 Comments – latest by Denise

As you are probably aware, Royal Mail have scheduled further strikes this week. Please note this only affects “Standard” delivery to UK addresses, not Express.

Local delivery services and the sorting office at Royal Mail HQ will be closed this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We want to make sure that your order doesn’t get caught in the backlog and we have some alternatives for you to think about when placing your order.

Express
At checkout, you can choose our Express service. This is a guaranteed, signed for service, which is totally unaffected by the strikes. UK Express starts at £10 and is definitely value for money. You will be able to track the delivery online and the service is 1-3 days …Continue reading this article…

The story behind the Perch MiniCards

October 2009, by Denise | 7 Comments – latest by Rachael

As you know, we’ve updated the features on MiniCards. You can upload an image for the front and the back – and there are some other neat features too. On the MiniCards page, you’ll find some images of real cards. Ones our customers have made – like these, from Perch:

We contacted Perch after seeing their cards at dConstruct, a conference in Brighton. We liked them so much, we wondered what they’d do with the new features we had planned for MiniCards. The cards above are the ones they made, and this is the story behind them.

Perch is a “really little” content management system. (Their words, not ours!) It’s designed to be …Continue reading this article…

MiniCards just got some HUGE updates! (Don’t worry, the cards are still Mini)

October 2009, by Denise | 19 Comments – latest by Denise

You’ve been asking for improvements on our first ever product and we’re excited to say they’re finally here. MOO MiniCards now offer even more creative possibilities – and some of your most requested features.

There’s now the option to choose from a bigger range of fonts, colours and templates to personalise the ‘details side’ of your cards. We’ve also added the option to upload your own logo, or choose an icon from our brand new selection.

Want to upload an entire image for the details side of the card? No problem. Just like our larger Business Cards, you can now upload a full JPEG or PDF.

At the end of the process check your cards (text and images) on a …Continue reading this article…

There’s magic in sharing Mathematics

October 2009, by Anne-Marie | 18 Comments – latest by Shannon

Some subjects lend themselves naturally to MiniCards and Business Cards – what could be more tempting than a picture of, say, a tin of sweeties, or a delicate filigree necklace? And other subjects are little more challenging. Like, for example, mathematics. How do you promote yourself when you’re a Cambridge-educated maths genius with a clutch of degrees and a bundle of prizes to your name? How to stop people going “Ew, maths – boring!” and trying to run away when you start talking about what you do?

Matthew Handy knows how. He’s a private maths teacher, providing tuition to individuals and small groups to help them pass their Maths and Further Maths A-levels. He helps …Continue reading this article…

UK Postal strike update

October 2009, by Denise | Add a comment

As some of you may already know, there has been extensive industrial action by Royal Mail workers in the UK over the past few weeks.

This is only affecting our UK based customers, not everyone purchasing from the UK store.

Customers have been experiencing small delays and we encourage anyone based in the UK to allow a little extra time for delivery.

If you want to avoid the strikes altogether, please use our Express service, which is fully trackable and usually delivered the day after the items are dispatched.

Intermittent local and regional strikes by both collection and sorting services, plus your personal mailmen, are ongoing and at this point no resolution has been reached. At a recent Royal Mail member’s …Continue reading this article…

MOO Customer Service Update

October 2009, by Dan | 7 Comments – latest by patricia

We’ve been making some changes to certain parts of our Customer Service program and wanted to keep you informed – here are some of the highlights of our recent changes….

THE TEAM
Since the launch of MOO’s US store, we have split the CS team between London, UK and Providence, Rhode Island. This has meant some new additions to the CS family. We recently hired a new CS Supervisor in the UK (Meir), adding to the expertise of Fauzia and Ricardo (our UK reps).

In the US, we’ve had Dan SJ and Shay on board since May and a new rep, David, joined us very recently. While we are obviously all on the same side, there is some friendly rivalry between the …Continue reading this article…

Making the most of your illustrations – an interview

October 2009, by Anne-Marie | 8 Comments – latest by aldoguerra

What do you get if you cross MiniCards with magnets? Moognets! We’re seeing more and more moognets out there, and one of our favourite moognet-makers is illustrator Luisa Vidal, aka Etsy seller Fashion Fuchsia.

Luisa sells her moognets as beautifully packaged themed sets. Bright yellow suns shine next to redheads in sunglasses. Blue boys and purple girls reach for each other’s hands from their respective MiniCards. Or the customer can go random and choose their own – fancy clashing a pink alien robot with a cat-boy in a brown dog costume?

As well as magnets, Luisa makes MiniCard bookmarks and uses Postcards to showcase her illustrations. We caught up …Continue reading this article…

Hey, nice hair!

October 2009, by Denise | 6 Comments – latest by ROLY "ROME"

A belated thank you to everyone who came to MOO’s third birthday party in London, just over a week ago. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we thought we’d do a quick round up here, to give you an idea of what went on. (And so you can judge if you fancy coming to the next one, of course ;o)

We made full use of one of our favourite office toys, before-hand: the vinyl cutter. One of our very good-natured developers (and man of many hair colours) Roly, sprayed his hair white for the occasion. With a quick bit of work on the vinyl cutter, a template was made, and hey presto – a MOO-branded man!

There …Continue reading this article…

Our last three winners!

October 2009, by Denise | Add a comment

Here’s the final answers – and the proud winners – of the last three questions in our birthday quiz! Each of today’s winners will receive a $100 gift certificate from Canvaspop as a reward for their powers of deduction.

Just to be fair, we’ve chosen the winners at random again today (via random.org) from the pool of correct answers received.

Question 64
Question
Was Sus’s observatory in the town or the village?
Answer
The village. The squirrel only likes things with double letters in them – balloons, weeds, swimming, books, and villages.
Winner
Laurel Fan

Question 65
Question
Sus has split Rod, Grant, and Blaise back into their focused laser beams of pure color and used them to trap Twingor! Position the three mirrors in …Continue reading this article…

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