Jody Redding from Redding Company in New Braunfels, TX sat down with Bruce from Printavo and Steven Farag from Campus Ink to discuss what it's like when your quickly growing print shop goes from 100 to 0 in just a month.
"There's a world before March 1st, 2020 – and there's a world after," Jody says. It's true. COVID-19 is a real crisis for the screen printing industry.
But it's not all doom and gloom.
If you need to feel better about this situation, then Jody's upbeat attitude and casually optimistic outlook is a real treat.
He's certain we'll all emerge stronger than ever. Calling Redding Company his "second act," this husband-and-wife print shop has charted another new course to survive in a strange situation.
Check out Jody's simple tips below for getting it in gear and keeping yourself productive during (his words) "an unprecedented time."
Jody's admirable and intelligent reaction to this crisis is a model for other print shops to follow.
We knew Redding Company because they had already been extremely successful with Printavo Merch stores, joined us at PrintHustlers Conf (twice!) and are a super-positive force each time we touch base.
While you may not have the same exact circumstances as Jody, his attitude and outlook on the situation are something you can share.
Jody advises you to:
We don't know what the future holds, but we're here for you.
Printavo's operations are continuing like normal. The team has moved entirely to remote work – and we're seeing record usage of Printavo Merch, our platform for online stores.
Need more tips? Here's three more helpful articles, chock full of practical advice for running online stores from one of Printavo Merch's most successful users – Steven Farag from Campus Ink.
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