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FAQ Series: Part 3 – Your Custom Button Order & Ordering Process

your custom button order & ordering process

Welcome to our FAQ Series Part 3: Your Custom Button Order & Ordering Process!

When it comes to the custom button order process, you may have a few questions. In our previous two installations of the FAQ Series, we discussed our products, turnaround times, production times, and shipping questions. You can read Part 1: Product Questions here and Part 2: Turnaround, Production, & Shipping Times here. This next part of our FAQ Series will be about button orders and the ordering process.

Can I Cancel My Order?

We’re sad that you want to, but you definitely can cancel your custom button order. If your order is cancelled before you approve the proof, you will receive a full refund. If your order is cancelled at any time after the proof approval, you will be billed for the work that was done up to the point of the cancellation. This includes all the setup, printing, cutting, and production fees.

Can I Place A Reorder?

Of course! You can place a reorder through our website or directly through us! Instead of the $29 setup fee you paid originally, we charge $5 to pull the art from our archives. The $5 covers the cost to pull your artwork from our archives and ensure that it is the proper graphic before going into production.

I’m Not Ready To Place An Order… Can I Get A Quote Instead?

Absolutely! All you need to do is either go onto our website and click on the Get A Free Quote Button and submit your free quote request, or you can give us a call or send us an email. We’d be happy to help you determine pricing for your custom button order. If you submit a quote request, it can take up to 24 business hours, so if you need your buttons in a hurry, it might be best to give us a call or reach our via email. To be able to give you an accurate price quote, we need to know what size buttons you want, the total quantity, when you need your buttons by, and the delivery zip code the buttons will be delivered to. We will gladly discuss our different options with you and put together a formal estimate after our conversation for you to have.

I’m Not Sure What Size Is Going To Be Right For Me, Can You Help?

Definitely! Our team of custom button experts can help you determine what size button will be right for you. In order to provide different size options, we will need to know what the buttons are being used for and what will be on the buttons.

If I Order Today, When Can I Get My Buttons?

This falls within Part 2 of our FAQ Series, however we do get this questions a lot when it comes to the ordering process. Our standard production time is 5 business days from the proof approval. We also typically ship we UPS ground, so shipping would depend on where your custom buttons are going. We are based out of Arizona, so anything going to the East Coast will typically take 5 business days with UPS Ground. If you need your buttons on a specific date, we can Fast Track the production, or expedite the shipping. Our Fast-Track production options include Same Day and 1-4 Day Production. For shipping, we can expedite the shipping as well. If you give us a specific in hands date, we will calculate out the best way to get the buttons to you on time.

I Placed An Order Through The Website, But I Need To Make Changes

No problem! Sometimes our customers need to add buttons to their order, change sizes, change delivery dates, or delivery addresses. We can accommodate that for you! If you are increasing your quantity, changing sizes, or the delivery date extra costs may be involved which we will discuss and approve with you before proceeding with production. To make changes to your order, the easiest way to do so is to give us a call or send us an email.

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, personal or corporate checks, and ACH transfers. If you are sending a check, it needs to be received and cleared before we can begin production. A delay in payment will also result in a delay in the production. This may also result in a delay in the delivery of your order. We do also accept Purchase Orders (PO’s). You must call to discuss payment terms if you are using a PO. If you are providing a PO, you may be required to fill out a credit application.

How Do I Place An Order?

There are a few different ways that you can place an order with us. You can place a custom button order by website, by phone, by email, or by quote request. If you are ready to place an order, one of the fastest methods is through our website. Our website will allow you to choose your size, quantity, and delivery date before checking out. If you have questions or would like help, you can reach out to us and we can help walk you through the ordering process. If you received a quote from us, you can also use that estimate to submit payment and we will turn that estimate into an order. We also have a few videos posted that shows how to go through the ordering process, linked here.

I Didn’t Receive My Coupon Code for 15% Off My Buttons

Oh no! We are sorry to hear that you haven’t received your 15% off coupon! Sometimes our emails go into the spam or junk folders or there could have been a typo. If you contact one of our sales representatives, they can help you get a coupon code. In order to provide the coupon, we will need your email address. Providing your email address will allow us to set you up in our system.

Questions?

If we missed any questions on this part about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat feature on our website (custombuttons.com). We are here to help in every step of your button order process, from starting an order to shipping out your order.

The next part of our FAQ Series will feature topics on Button Artwork and Design. As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series – Part 2: Turnaround, Production, & Shipping

turnaround time, production, and shipping

Welcome back for Part 2 of our FAQ series! This blog will be all about our turnaround time, production, and shipping. Our last post featured Product Questions, which you can read more about here.

When it comes to turnaround time, production times, and shipping times, things can be a little confusing. Hopefully this answers some of your questions! If you still have further questions, we’d love to help! You can give us a call at (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or reach us on our website chat!

Let’s begin!

“Am I better off to get Fast-Track Production or Rush Shipping?”

First you need to enter in your quantity and delivery zip code and click the ‘calculate a price button’ on the ordering page. Then a calendar will pop up with dates that you can choose from. When you choose an earlier delivery date, the website will calculate the most cost effective way to get the buttons to you! Our button experts on our sales team also use this method to determine the best price for your delivery date!

If you have difficulties using the website, we are more than happy to give you a quote or help you! You can reach us by phone, email, or by chat to help you place your order. You can also check out our video here, that walks through the steps of placing an order and also talks about Fast Track and Shipping options.

“What do you mean by Production Time and Shipping Time?”

Production time is the time that it will take us to produce your buttons. Our standard production time is 5 business days for orders less than 10,000 pieces. If we finish your order sooner than standard production time, we will ship it out so you can receive your buttons early! When you have a Fast Track order, the Fast Track determines the number of days it takes us to make your order. We offer Same-Day and 1-4 day Fast Track production times.

Shipping time is the time is takes for your buttons to reach you once they leave us after production. Ground shipping times vary depending on how close or how far you are away from us in Phoenix, AZ. We ship with UPS and Fedex. Typically and each carrier has different transit dates and days they deliver on. We will ship your buttons the most efficient way possible to ensure your order arrives to you on the date that you need them by.

“What do you mean by turnaround time?

When it comes to the verbiage, turnaround time is the total time it takes to produce and deliver your buttons to you.

“Can I rush my order?”

Yes definitely! We offer a Fast-Track Service, which guarantees that your buttons will be produced the Same Day, 1-4 Day Production times, and we also offer expedited shipping options. Sometimes it takes a combination of the two to ensure that your buttons will arrive by your selected date. Unlike other button companies, our fees associated with our Fast-Track service are minimal. Beware of companies charging you up to 125% to rush your button order!

“I need my buttons tomorrow! Can you help?”

Absolutely! Here at Everyone Loves Buttons ®, we specialize in rush orders, and we offer a same day production and next day air shipping option on orders that are up to 2,500 buttons. If you are placing an order on our website, our cut off time is 11AM Arizona Time, however we can accept orders after that if you give us a call. The only catch to placing an order that needs to be delivered tomorrow is, everything needs to be approved by 1PM Arizona Time. This allows us enough time to produce and get your order out the same day.

“Do you ship internationally?”

Of course! International shipping can take a bit longer than domestic shipping depending on the country that the buttons are going to. We insure/declare all shipments for their actual ‘per piece’ value. This ensures that your buttons are insured when shipping out of the country. We try to make sure that duties and taxes are built into the cost of your shipping so you don’t have to worry about that. Costs are based off of the recipient country, and can change and you may owe more to receive your package.

“My buttons didn’t arrive the date that I needed them, what do I do?”

Our deepest apologies that the buttons didn’t arrive on time. We ship out every order so that it will either arrive on time or sometimes arrive early. We put our faith in our shipping carriers to deliver our products on time. Sometimes weather or truck issues can cause delays.

In situations like this, we start by contacting our shipping rep, whether it was with UPS or Fedex. From there we initiate the refund process for the shipping to be refunded. We will issue a refund for the shipping if the buttons did not arrive on time. If you do not want the button order due to the delivery being late, please send them back to us and we will issue a complete refund. We do not issue refunds for incorrect addresses provided or businesses being closed at the time of delivery.

“I need my buttons on a Saturday, can you do that?”

Yes! We offer Saturday deliveries, however you have to place the order directly through us (by phone or email). Our website is not able to calculate out a Saturday delivery. The delivery costs for Saturday deliveries are also typically higher with shipping carriers rather than a standard delivery date.

“I need my buttons in the morning on my desired delivery date, what do I do?”

The only way we can guarantee a morning delivery is if we ship Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air AM delivery. When packages are shipped Ground, 3 Day Select, and 2nd Day Air, the delivery time is by the end of the business day, meaning 4:30PM for businesses and 8PM for residences. Next Day Air typically has a delivery time between 10:30 AM and 12PM. AM deliveries are between 8 AM and 12 PM.

If we missed any questions on this part about turnaround time, production, or shipping, you can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat on our website (custombuttons.com). We’re here to help in every step of your button order process from starting an order to shipping out your order.

The next part of our FAQ Series will discuss the ordering process, and other details pertaining to orders, so stay tuned for that next part! As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series – Part 1: Product Questions

product questions

When it comes to ordering custom buttons, you might have a few product questions, and we are here to help! We do have an FAQ page, but your question might not be on that page, and that’s where our blog comes in! Frequently, we get calls, emails, and chats in regards to our products. We decided to create a FAQ blog series to answer some more of our frequently asked questions!

“I’m looking for a standard button size, what do you recommend?”

We carry over 21 different shapes and sizes when it comes to buttons, and that can be a little intimidating. Have no fear! Our button experts can help you through picking out the perfect size.

Our most common sizes are the 1”, 1.25”, 2.25”, and 3” buttons.Each size has different purposes, and we want to make sure that it will fit your needs! The 1” and 1.25” buttons are perfect for handing out. To show off a little flair, smaller buttons are often pinned to jackets, hat, backpacks, lanyards, and more.

The 2.25” round buttons are about the size of the top of a soda can. They often feature short catch phrases, pictures, and great for political candidates because they are a visible sized button without being obtrusive.

The 3” round buttons are highly visible, and are about the size of a baseball. We commonly see companies using this size as their silent salesman for new products or offers happening in stores.

If you are not sure what size would work best for your custom buttons, we can definitely recommend a size based on what you want your custom buttons to be for! We will ask questions about what you are using the buttons for and what you want to put on the buttons. Your answers will help us determine the best button size for your project.

product questions button sizes

*Not pictured is the 6″ round button.

“What kind of backing options do you offer?”

We actually have a page on our website dedicated to showing the different backing types to show what they look like. Currently we offer:

Standard Pin-Back Buttons

Clothing Magnet Buttons

Fridge Magnet Buttons

Bulldog Clip Buttons

Mirror Back Buttons

Bottle Opener Buttons

Zipper Pulls ®

product questions button backings

For information on each backing type, see our blog post here.

“Do you offer free samples?”

Yes we do! However, they are not custom samples with your design, just generic samples. Typically, people who are requesting samples are testing a few different things. They are testing our quality, determining what size would work best for them, and finally what type of backing they are interested in.

We make it easy too. Just let us know your name and ship to address, and we will send out the generic samples to you. We use bubble mailers with stamps to protect the samples. This, however, can take a few days to receive, so if you’re in a rush, this may not be the best option.

“What makes you stand out from other button companies?”

We have the highest quality and standards when it comes to our button products and customer service. We will work day and night (and weekends if needed), to make sure that we get out your order on time. Our highly trained staff ensures that your buttons are made with only the best parts and graphics during production, and our customer service team ensures you have the best possible experience with us. Our 4.9 Star Rating with Trustpilot isn’t for nothing after all! We strive to be able to help every step of the way.

Did you know that we are also a Nationally Certified Woman Owned Business (WBENC & WOSB) and a Certified Made in USA company? We take pride in the fact that we are woman owned and all of our products are Made in the USA. Our button parts are manufactured in Wisconsin and our button manufacturing facility and offices are located in Phoenix, AZ where we make all of our custom promotional button products!

“How can you sell such high quality buttons at affordable pricing?”

We buy all of our inventory in bulk, and have great relationships with all of our vendors. We offer the highest quality buttons in the industry. All of our promotional products are printed on a state of the art digital press. This allows us to print in the highest quality, clarity, color, and contrast. Our labor and our parts are all 100% Made in the USA! Our buttons are manufactured by skilled employees, and in a sweatshop free environment.

We are widely considered as the largest button company in the United Sates! You will get the best pricing (we have a best price guarantee), quality and service, when you choose to buy from us.

“What’s the different between flat back fridge magnets and clothing magnets?”

This is one of our most frequently asked product questions.

We offer two different kinds of magnets, those you wear (clothing magnets) and those you display (flat back fridge magnets). Clothing magnet buttons are made with a 2-piece magnet attached to the back of the button. This allows you to attach the button to your clothing without poking holes that are caused by our pinback buttons. The clothing magnet will either be a round 2-piece magnet or a bar 2-piece magnet depending on the size of the button.

Flat back fridge magnets stick to metal surfaces and are not able to be worn. They are called flat back magnets because we use a flat back metal part and put on a flat refrigerator magnet.

Clothing Magnets Examples

Fridge Magnet Example

You can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat on our website (custombuttons.com) if you still have questions about the button ordering process. We are here to help with your button order process.

The next part of our FAQ series will feature our Turnaround Times, Production, and Shipping Questions! We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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How to Wear Your Custom Buttons and Other Backing Options

wear your custom buttons

This blog features different way your can wear your custom buttons and our other button backing options.

When you are creating or designing your custom button, most business owners don’t think about one crucial detail…how is anyone going to wear or show off their buttons? Most people choose the pin-back style buttons because that might be what they are the most familiar with. There are however, more than just that one way to wear a button or even display a button.

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Wearable Button Backing Options

Traditional Pin-Back Button

The standard backing choice is the pin-back button style, which allows you to wear your custom buttons with the clip of a jewelers pin.

A pin-back button can simply be fastened to a shirt, hat, or bag using the jeweler’s safety pin mechanism. Cool fact, the first design for a pin-back button was patented in 1896. Modern buttons are modeled after that patent in very much the same way! Patent holders, Whitehead and Hoag said, “My present invention has reference to improvements in badges for use as lapel pins or buttons, or other like uses, and has for its primary object to provide…a novel means for connecting the ornamental shell or button to the bar or pin for securing the badge to the lapel of the coat.”

While pin-back buttons may not seem like much of an invention, in 1896, zippers hadn’t even been invented! Early campaign buttons had to be sewn onto the lapel or worn as a pendant. So the pin-back button was quite the revolutionary product.

Today, the pin-back buttons is the most cost effective option for those who are on a budget. From sizes starting at 7/8” all the way to 6” with rectangles, squares, and ovals in between, there is a button size and shape for every need! To order standard pin-back buttons, click here!

wear your custom button pinback styles

Clothing Magnet

If you’d rather your buttons not poke holes in your clothes, the bar magnet is a great choice! This small, powerful magnet is a fantastic backing option for larger buttons that might stretch clothes if they were attached with a pin. This back is also a great option for places that want to reuse their custom buttons amongst employees, or have a lot of buttons to choose from.

For instance, a fast food restaurant might order their custom buttons with a bar magnet, and just keep them all in a drawer in the main office. Employees can easily swap out the buttons each shift without poking dozens of holes in their uniforms. Our clothing magnets come in two different sizes, a small round magnet and a bar magnet.

Depending on the size of the buttons that you order is what size clothing magnet will be used for your order. Both are powerful magnets and even stick to magnetic or metal surfaces like refrigerators! To order clothing magnets, click here!

wear your custom buttons clothing magnet button

Bulldog Clips

Bulldog clip backs look a lot like badge clips. The bulldog clip is attached to the back of the button and can easily be clipped onto a lapel or pocket so you don’t have to push a pin through your shirt. Bulldog clips are also great for attaching ID tags to lanyards. To order bulldog clips, click here!

bulldog clip buttons

When choosing how your employees or customers are going to wear your buttons you have to figure out how they will be wearing them. If they will constantly be removing and putting the button back on, a bar magnet or bulldog clip fastener is probably a better choice because those won’t poke holes in their clothes. However the downside to those types of backings is, they can be a little more expensive, so if you are designing your custom buttons on a budget the traditional pin-back button style might be a better choice.

Other Backing Options

Other than the standard pin-back buttons, clothing magnets, and bulldog clip backing options, we also have Zipper Pulls®, Fridge Magnets, Bottle Openers, and Mirror Backs. These backing types have some limited size options due to how they are made.

Zipper Pulls®

Zipper Pulls® are a 1” or 1.25” button that has a backing that allows it to be clipped to a zipper. They are an advertising tool for a variety of industries including sports teams, ski resorts, schools, trade shows, and more! They are a great way to show off your brand or create awareness. To order Zipper Pulls®, click here!

zipper pulls

Fridge Magnets

Fridge magnets are a way to show off your custom button designs on the refrigerator or a metal surface. The custom button magnets are made using the same production process, however the backing type parts are different. Fridge magnets use a flat back metal part or an unpinned back (depending on the size of the magnet button). This type of magnet is stronger and longer lasting than the flexible fridge magnets you would normally see. To order fridge magnets, click here!

fridge magnet buttons

Bottle Openers

Bottle Openers come in one size currently, the 2.25” round. The backing is a black polypropylene plastic with a metal bottle opener. It also has a magnet to either hang your bottle opener up while it’s not in use or catch the bottle cap when opening the bottle! Bottle openers are great for breweries, gifts, or even advertisements for beverage companies! To place an order for bottle openers, click here!

Mirror Backs

Mirror Backs, like the bottle openers, come in one size the 2.25” round. They have a mirror on the back and your custom design on the front! They are great for people on the go.  It is compact enough to carry it in your purse or your makeup bag. So, you will never be without a mirror again. You can order mirror backs here!

Whether you, or your customers are planning on wearing your custom buttons or displaying your custom buttons with one of our other backing types, we are here to help! We can be reached by phone (623-445-9975) or by email (sales@custombuttons.com) or even by chat on our website Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5PM Arizona Time. Our team of button specialists can help you with quoting your project and determining the best options for you.

We are prepared to help every step of the way! As our Founder and President, Maura Statman, likes to say, “We’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!”

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National Button Day

Today is National Button Day and it is a fun holiday to celebrate buttons that are used on clothing, ornamentation, or as fasteners on November 16th. These types of buttons are different from the ones that we manufacture here at CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons Inc ®, but we wanted to share because we love all types of buttons!

The first clothing buttons have been found in the Indus River Valley, China, and Ancient Rome. The oldest known button, dating 5000 BCE, was made of curved shell and for in the Indus River Valley.

Buttons that function as fasteners and buttonholes didn’t actually come into popularity until around the 13th Century in Germany. As they gained popularity throughout Europe, button composition reflected the popular materials of the era in which they were made. Today buttons are most often constructed out of hard plastic, metals, seashells, or wood.

Collecting buttons started to become popular in the United States, and from that popularity sprung up The National Button Society, which was founded in 1938. The members vary from people having buttons in containers, casual collecting, and even competitive collecting. The National Button Society focuses on educational research and exhibitions, the publication of materials about buttons, and the preservation of the importance of buttons.

If you’re an avid button collector, you could easily become a National Button Society Member, and even see if there are any button societies in your own state. There are also museums that feature button collections such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, the Waterbury Button Museum, the Keep Homestead Museum, and even the National Button Society’s own online button gallery.

To celebrate you could visit a museum, whether in person or virtually, wear something with buttons, share your collection with other enthusiasts, or you can make a craft with buttons.

If you ever need pin-back buttons, wearable clothing magnet buttons, fridge magnet buttons you can check out our samples page for inspiration to create your own custom buttons! We have an in house art department that can help your custom button dreams become a reality, and our sales team is here to answer any questions you may have before, during, or after the ordering process! You can contact us Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM Arizona Time, by phone (623-445-9975) and by email (sales@custombuttons.com).

Remember, we’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

#CustomButtons #PinBackButtons #ClothingMagnetButton #FridgeMagnetButtons #ButtonMaker #EveryoneLovesButtons #Buttons #NationalButtonDay

Two is Always Better Than One

Here at Everyone Loves Buttons®, we care deeply about delivering top quality products and services to our customers. This is why all our button sizes and shapes are offered as two-piece buttons instead of one-piece.

 

One-piece Vs. Two-piece

 

While both one-piece and two-piece buttons will help you share a message with others, there is a significant difference in overall quality. In a one-piece button the graphic is clamped directly to the backing of the button. This leaves your design vulnerable to many outside factors. Moisture, dirt, or even the pin itself can quickly ruin your design. In fact, closing the button and accidentally damaging the front is a notorious issue for one-piece buttons.

 

The big difference? An internal metal shell that solves all these issues. The clamping process wraps mylar and the graphic around the shell’s edge before clamping it to the backing. This completely seals the graphic from anything that can cause damage. The shell forms a solid wall between the pin opening and the graphic, preventing dirt and water from seeping into the graphic. In addition, the metal shell prevents the pin from scratching the image, ensuring your designs are fully protected and will last longer than just a few hours.

 

Are There Any Benefits for One-piece Buttons?

 

One-piece buttons are less expensive because they do not have the internal shell like two-piece buttons. However, what you save in money you will end up paying for in quality.

 

For these reasons we only offer our customers two piece buttons for their button needs. Our top quality parts and refined production process ensure your buttons will not only make a lasting impression on others, but also last for years to come.

 

Want your own customized two-piece buttons? Order today at www.custombuttons.com!

Customer Spotlight: Wes Smith, a Funky DJ from San Diego

Today we are dedicating our customer spotlight post to Wes Smith!

 

Wes Smith is an electronic DJ and producer from San Diego, California, and runs Juice Recordings Studio. His music features heavy bass and remixed vocals to create funky  dance and EDM beats that are sure to get any party started. Since 2011 he has been creating original music and collaborating with several of his peers to make chart toping hits. One of his newest tracks, “We Got it Made” features a collaboration with The DropStarz and can be streamed on his Spotify and Apple Music profiles, and purchased through Beatport and Itunes.

 

Wes SmithHis powerful beats have been featured on many radio programs, dance floors, top podcasts, and more. Wes recently created music on “TTR World Tour”, a combat racing game released in 2013.

 

Wes has performed in venues and festivals across the United States, playing his top hits like “Bring Back That Funk”. You can watch him perform live later this month at the Electric Love Music Festival in Agassiz, British Columbia, and might hear some new music from his albums “Juice Night Out” Volumes 1 & 2.

 

In addition to creating lively EDM music that ranks high on the charts, he hosts a livestream called the Wes Smith Variety ShYo where he talks with friends, peers, and other professional musicians. They talk about their experiences in the industry, their music, and overall experiences. Watch it on YouTube, or listen here on his Soundcloud.

 

You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Be sure to also check out his website at www.itswessmithyo.com.

 

We are thrilled that Wes chose us to help him spread the word about his studio using our custom buttons! Order yours today at www.custombuttons.com, and show us how you share your message by tagging it with #WithAButton for a chance to be featured on our next spotlight post.

 

Me & the Bees & Buttons are a Natural Fit

Me & the Bees Lemonade & Buttons Working Together

In the years following a then 9-year-old Mikaila Ulmer’s $60,000 investment win on NBC’s ‘Shark Tank’, she’s become one busy little bee with her company Me & the Bees Lemonade est. 2009.

At 13, the young entrepreneur and businesswoman has a hugely successful lemonade company, Me & The Bees, which she started at just four years old after being stung by not just one, but two buzzing bees. To add insult to injury, both stings happened in just one week.

Deciding to learn about bees instead of dismissing the tiny insects and their duel attacks on her skin; Mikaila unexpectedly developed a fascination for them after many hours of research. She discovered that honeybees are essential to the ecosystem and for the pollination of our crops. She also found out that they are under threat of extinction.

This strange coincidence happened while Mikaila was also trying to come up with an idea for the Acton Children’s Business Fair. While still smarting from her bee stings, Mikaila’s Great Granny Helen sent the family an old cookbook from the 1940’s that contained a recipe for Granny Helen’s special Flaxseed Lemonade.

And then an idea was born. Flavoring her granny’s lemonade with honey made by local bees, Mikaila opened her very own lemonade stand to sell her sweet concoction to neighbors, at city events and eventually, a small Austin pizza shop. She decided to donate a portion of her sales to help organizations like the Texas Beekeepers Association, which conduct research into the preservation of bees.

Little by little, Mikaila began to grow her lemonade business until it bloomed into a full-blown company complete with contracts from Whole Foods and United Natural Foods distribution, enabling her lemonade to be sold in nearly 20 states.

All the attention that Mikaila and Me & the Bees received on ‘Shark Tank” after CEO of FUBU clothing, Daymond John, decided to invest in the company for a %25 stake share later led to an invite to the White House for the annual kids’ “state dinner” in 2015 where Mikaila first met then President Barack Obama. She met Obama again in 2016 when she introduced him at that year’s annual Women’s Summit.

In the last year and a half, she has parlayed her rising fame and success into the creation of the Healthy Hive Foundation, became a member of Microsoft’s People of Action network, speaking onstage with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella at the WE Day Conference in Seattle in 2016, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to teach a class in Finance 101 and was named one of Time magazine’s “most influential teens” in 2017.

As for 2018, Mikaila will take on a brand new challenge: writing her first children’s book. It will, of course, instruct kids on how to start and run their own businesses.

On March 7th, Mikaila will be speaking at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. She will tell her story of bee stings, honey and hard work, called “When Life Gives You Lemons.”

Me & The Bees ordered 1.25″ pin-back custom buttons from CustomButtons.com By Everyone Loves Buttons® to help promote her business at this huge event in Southern California this coming weekend. If you’re in Southern California and will be attending, please stop by booth #N2331 to try out Mikaila’s unique lemonade (available in four delicious flavors) and to show your support with a button.  Always remember when you see Me & The Bees lemonade being sold around town, don’t forget Mikaila’s motto: Buy a bottle, save a bee.

Me & The Bees Lemonade
Me & The Bees Lemonade with Mint

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Everyone Loves Buttons®

It’s Valentine’s Day Every February 14th and it marks the day we celebrate with candy, flowers and cards. But how did this holiday come to be? The holiday is credited to Saint Valentine. St. Valentine is rather mysterious in the fact that many are unsure of what occurred during his life. Some say St. Valentine was a priest who arranged marriages in secret. This is because Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage due to married men being “bad soldiers.” Once Claudius found out about what Valentine was doing, he was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. While in jail, Valentine fell in love and gave the girl a letter on the day of his death titled “from your valentine.” The 14th of February is significant because that is the day he was killed.

Others say that St. Valentine tried to help christian s escape harsh Roman prisons. St. Valentine had lots of sympathy for these people because they were frequently beaten and tortured. St. Valentine was rumored to have been killed for helping these prisoners.

But how the day became a holiday is a completely different story. Some say every February 14th people commemorate the anniversary of his death. Others say A festival called Lupercalia was started by the Romans. This festival was in the middle of February and marked the beginning of spring. During this festival, boys drew the names of girls from a box. That name would be the boys girlfriend for the festival.

Then the church wanted to make the festival a Christian celebration and decided to combine that with the celebration of Saint Valentine. This name became used more commonly to celebrate the day of love.

While we don’t know the true story behind St. Valentine, Valentine’s Day is still a great time to celebrate love. Many gift their loved ones chocolate, roses and cards. Be unique and buy your loved ones something different, something they can cherish year round.

Show your spirit for Valentine’s Day, Everyone Loves Buttons has a large selection of different Valentines Day buttons. We have many conversation heart buttons that say things like “#Love”, “Be Mine” and “Real <3.” We also have heart eye emoticon buttons that are trendy and perfect for Valentine’s Day. And don’t forget to show your love for others with buttons that say “I ❤ My Kids” and “I ❤ My Dog.” Our specialty is Custom Buttons so if you have an idea, put it on a button!

With Everyone Loves Buttons you can express yourself and show your spirit for Valentine’s Day!

 

CustomButtons.com Wants to Earn Your Business

At CustomButtons.com Legendary Service is our motto, what does it really mean?  Today I got a call today from a prospective client who wanted to get sample custom buttons mailed to him for a client. During this phone call this gentleman mentioned that he had contacted several button companies and none of them seemed that excited to mail him a freebie.  He thanked our company for the way we answered the phone, engaging with him from the start. I’ve always instructed office staff to sound energetic and positive since we want all callers to have positive experience.  I will certainly be getting that sample out in tomorrow’s mail and I have to say that we probably have a much better shot at earning this customers business than our competitor’s who should probably practice working on their phone etiquette. 

At CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons® we are know for our Legendary Service, we try to treat our customers like we want to be treated as a customer. 

 

Remember, we’re are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®  

About Us – Everyone Loves Buttons Inc.

CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons Inc.® was established in 1997 in San Diego, CA. and has grown to become one of the top custom pin-back button manufacturers in the country. In March 2005 we expanded our button manufacturing capabilities and relocated to Phoenix, AZ. In 2008 we became a Nationally Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBENC). In September of 2017 we moved into our NEW modern button facility where our legendary customer service approach and production capabilities helps you get the custom button size and qty. you want when you need them, on time all the time. All button parts are genuine quality made in the U.S.A. and state-of-the-art electric button machinery is used to produce 2 piece, mylar topped pin-back custom buttons that are sure to impress.

Leading the button industry / #BuyWomenOwned

CustomButtons.com By Everyone Loves Buttons® is proud to be certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and have been certified since 2008. WBENC National Certificate Number: 2005109609

What does this mean for you?

This means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in customer service and overall quality offered. We are the #1 Nationally Certified Woman Owned (WBE) Business in the custom buttons industry.

What is the WBENC? @BuyWomenOwned

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations.