One of the questions that I get from people is when the shirts and mugs they were scheduled to get as part of The Cat Cafe’s crowd funding campaign will arrive. I know that initially, I planned on having those to you by June but that was with an opening date of July. As you are all very aware of, due to the typical delays with paperwork and bureaucratic processes, which were exacerbated due to this being a new concept that hasn’t been done anywhere in the United States, that goal was not met.
But as we get closer to a date where we will open — I’ll have some news on that soon — it became time to order merchandise for The Cat Cafe.
And so I did it. I put an order in for t-shirts, travel mugs, and coffee mugs. The vendors I spoke with said that I should receive these soon. In fact, I just received notification that the shipment of travel mugs and t-shirts is on its way right now. They’re projected to arrive next Tuesday, and you better believe that I’ll be sending out The Cat Cafe t-shirts right after they do.
Given that I’m not a designer, I think this isn’t half bad! I wanted it to be a simple, clean design that anyone could wear.
And if there’s enough demand for it, I’ll also make tank tops for women. But for now, it’s going to be t-shirts. I’ve got unisex sizes ranging from small to extra large.
I didn’t offer travel mugs during the crowd funding campaign, but I figure you’d like to see what those look like as well. Again, given that I’m not a designer, I think these turned out well. I’d definitely be willing to drink coffee out of these in my car.
I don’t have a good mockup of the ceramic mug that some of you will be getting because instead of just putting the image on one side, I have it wrapped around the entire mug. That’s something both you and I will have to wait to see.
I know what the next question will be. I didn’t get one during the crowd funding campaign. Will it be possible to order these?
The answer to that is yes. I’ll be setting up an e-commerce platform soon, and you will be able to get the regular mug for $10, the travel mug for $15, and the t-shirts for $15.
Or you can wait until we open and purchase one of the mugs. If you do that, you will receive a free 12 ounce drink of your choice. And, when you come back, you’ll receive $0.25 off the purchase of any drinks because we want to encourage you to reduce the amount of waste we create.
As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me.
Thanks for being a supporter of The Cat Cafe!