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Take Out Pack Inspiration

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Cromartie have all the materials you need to put together your Take Home Kits, or simply to help keep you occupied if you are cooped up at home and looking for some creative inspiration. Check out our range of products below. We also have some creative suggestions to help you and your customers through this uncertain time. Please check out these ideas and solutions to promote and continue selling.

Selected information following is courtesy of Gare

Take and Make To Go Kits for Kerbside Pick-Up or Delivery.
During this time, studios may be forced to take a hiatus. Many studios are already taking advantage of this opportunity and building To Go/ take out kits to keep their customers engaged and continue business growth. To Go Kits are a great idea especially for families.

Note from Cromartie- You may choose to provide acrylics only to avoid bringing product back into the studio- if so we have a range of non-firing colours below. However please note if you are keeping your studio open and able to glaze and fire, we have 2oz/ 59ml Duncan Concepts available (see below) as an alternative to using empty bottles - less filling required- simply pop a few 2oz Concepts into your take out pack and you`re ready to go!

Party Animals:
the perfect pack-up items for take away kits. Party Animals are a great size and price point. With lots of designs to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

Foam Clay: Foam Clay is a fantastic air-drying modelling clay with a very soft, foam paste consistency containing small polystyrene beads that can coat, wrap and cover a variety of items and surfaces. It's ideal for covering all sorts of items- including our bisque- plus as it's completely air drying there's no need for kiln firing.

Acrylic Party Paints
Party Paints are premium, high quality, multi-craft, multi-surface acrylics. Party Paints come in 28 bright, vibrant and versatile colours and are quick drying to a matte finish. No need to fire, so ideal to decant into smaller bottles to take away and paint at home!

Fun Writer Bottles:
Our Fun Writer Bottles #CH6410 (hold slightly over 1 oz) have a fine point and are easy and fun to use.
Some studios have been offering 2 options for those ordering To Go Kits.
Option 1: Have the customer choose the colours,
Option 2: The studio can provide “mystery colours” i.e. - the studio chooses the colours to include in the kits. This makes it fun & easy for the customer.

Empty Bottles
Our empty paint bottles holds 2 oz/ 59ml- the perfect size to decant paint into for your To Go Kits.

Acrylic Brushes: Customers will either have their own brushes, have the option to buy a brush pack or can return the brushes to the studio once their projects are complete.

Thinking Outside the Box
Create an Added Value or a “Golden Ticket” for your To Go kits! Create a promotion and a social media buzz around your To Go Kits- Promote and randomly include a £100 gift card to your studio (or other pottery gifts) in every 50 kits sold. Just like Charlie in Willy Wonka your customers will enjoy opening that box to see if they are a lucky winner.

Use Social Media: Use social media as much as you can. People are home and they are scrolling. Create Facebook ad campaigns and promotions to promote and advertise your To Go Kits. Posting organically in Facebook will only reach about 10% of your audience. Boosting a post or running a campaign will extend your reach and allow you to drill down to a specific demographic and geographic region.

Engaging Posts: Keep your audience engaged! Create fun and interactive posts for your studio followers! Post a picture of your studio’s “on hiatus” sign and do a “caption this” contest. Ask people to comment on the picture and the most fun/ creative post wins. You can offer a prize for the winner (or just give them bragging rights!)

Studio Live Events! Give your customers something to look forward to. Pick a specific To Go Kit to promote and plan a studio live event around it. Pick a date and a time for the event and have an instructor go live with a free class. Families can tune in from their homes and paint along with the instructor. Enable comments to interact with your students and create a safe paint your own pottery social environment.

To Go Kit Contest: Have your customers send you pictures of their completed To Go Kits. Post them in an album on your page and the pictures that gets the most “likes” wins.

Share Good News - Alert your Media: In light of all the high stress new stories and local news channels, papers and online media sources are looking for positive and noteworthy stories to report on! Community outreach programs and stories on what local businesses are doing to pull together and pull through are trending. Take advantage of this and if your studio is doing “Take and Make To Go Kits”, alert your local news and share the positive vibes! This will bring a smile to peoples faces along with free advertising & exposure for your studio and products.

Check out our range of Take Out Kits/ make at home products below!