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New Product Launch on Kickstarter!

New Product Launch on Kickstarter!

AND it is $5 less here than on Amazon AND still FREE SHIPPING!! We recently completed (1 week ago) a Kickstarter campaign for our newest product, the Premium Dog Waste Trash Can.  We have already shipped our backers the trash cans they pre-ordered.  We have already received feedback from 3 of them and they all love it.  We hadn't realized the multi-use opportunities! One of our backers has three dogs and he's excited to use it, if you can be excited about cleaning up dog poop but believe it or not, we're excited too!  Another backer is going to use...

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National Public Radio and Inventors Digest

Garbage Can Fly Trap Guy Raz How I Built This Inventors Digest NPR

National Public Radio and Inventors Digest

The pace of sales of the Garbage Can Fly Trap continues to increase despite a decrease in northern hemisphere house fly populations in the U.S. We think this is in part due to sustained fruit fly populations extending the fly season. We also have had a couple of great PR successes in the last few weeks.  National Public Radio We were featured in the National Public Radio (NPR) show, How I Built This. The show is relatively new, in fact, Guy Raz has interviewed less than 15 ultra successful entrepreneurs including Mark Cuban (Shark Tank), and the CEO’s and founders...

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GET YOUR GARBAGE CAN FLY TRAPS NOW!!

GET YOUR GARBAGE CAN FLY TRAPS NOW!!

The traps have finally arrived!  The Grete Maersk arrived to the Port of Long Beach mid-August.  The traps were offloaded pretty quickly but they were tagged for a more in-depth customs inspection so they were delayed for another week.  Once they were cleared, Joylyn and I rented a van and drove to Los Angeles to the distribution center and picked them up.  It was exciting to see the forklift driver heading our way with pallets stacked high with our product. For a moment we panicked thinking there’s NO WAY that’s all going to fit.  Joylyn anxiously mumbled, “Maybe we should have rented a bigger...

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Fly Traps Shipping on Grete Maersk!

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Fly Traps Shipping on Grete Maersk!

We are excited to share with you that our first order of Garbage Can Fly Traps are waiting to be loaded aboard the shipping vessel Grete Maersk which will be departing from the port city of Ningbo, China this week and will be here in San Diego in just three short weeks after that, FINALLY!  Here’s a picture of our very ship! This really puts our global supply chain into perspective, doesn’t it? (This is how all that stuff we buy gets here). The delay has been due to our initiation into all that is involved in getting our product...

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GARBAGE CAN FLY TRAPS COMING SOON!

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GARBAGE CAN FLY TRAPS COMING SOON!

The Traps are nearly ready! We just returned this past weekend from China where we visited our manufacturer to see the first fly traps produced. There were many reasons we (Joylyn and I and our 3 year old son, Dakota) had for making a trip to China. The first and foremost being to ensure the recently completed molds were producing the right components and that the components fit together as they were designed.  For those who aren’t familiar with how injection molding works let us share with you what we’ve learned. Injection molding starts with the creation of a steel...

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