New sticker walls in our office

Although we moved into a big office last year we already just have little warehouse space left as we get new products all the time. So now we came up with a new idea to use our space more effectively. We bought a lot of grids and built sticker walls at the sides of our shelves. It looks really professional, like in a real stationery shop.  Another advantage: We can find the right stickers much faster, as we don’t have to pull out boxes of the shelves anymore. And of course it is also much prettier than to keep the cute stickers in boxes. Don’t you think?

One of our new sticker walls on the side of our warehouse shelves

One of our new sticker walls on the side of our warehouse shelves

Now you can see all the lovely designs very well

Now you can see all the lovely designs very well

it looks soo pretty - and is really handy too

it looks soo pretty – and is really handy too

Chinese New Year surprises in your orders from now on

For Chinese New Year we have a surprise for all our customers again. As it is a tradition to give away red pockets – small red envelopes filled with money gifts – we will give some to you. Well, they won’t contain money but a little surprise. The next 2500 orders that we ship from January 20th on will get a cute red pocket with an adorable dragon design (2012 is the year of the dragon). This may sound a lot, but as we’re getting really many orders each day, we expect them to be gone really soon. So be quick if you want to get one of those cute little pieces of Chinese tradition. The whole team was preparing the envelopes today, it was a lot of fun doing it together.

Another reason to hurry: The next 20 orders over 80 Euros (102 US Dollars or 67 British Pounds) will get a super cute Rilakkuma Fai Chun on top (just valid when you order directly via our website www.modes4u.com)! Fai Chuns are paper decorations with good wishes for the next year that people decorate their homes with. There are two different designs with two different wishes, one wishing good fortune for the new year and one wishing to move on to a higher step (e.g. of success). Get your share of Chinese New Year.

PLEASE DON’T FORGET: Due to Chinese New Year public holidays from January 23rd to January 25th we can’t ship any orders, as all post offices are closed. From Thursday, January 26th we will start shipping again.

The next 2500 orders will get one of these cute red envelopes with a surprise

The next 2500 orders will get one of these cute red envelopes with a surprise

Adorable Rilakkuma Fai Chuns for the next 20 orders over 80 Euros

Adorable Rilakkuma Fai Chuns for the next 20 orders over 80 Euros

modes4u team packing the red envelopes together

modes4u team packing the red envelopes together

Cute visitor in our office

We are surrounded by cute things everyday, but this one beats them all. We have an adorable visitor in our office at the moment. Our managing director Sandra is on Christmas holiday in Austria and all the remaining modes4u staff takes care of her cat. That super sweet animal really can’t complain about not getting enough attention, because everybody is stroking her constantly. Still, her favourite thing to do is sleeping. Her favourite spot for that is an empty box where she cuddles up and naps for hours. So cute!

Unfortunately this cat isn’t for sale – otherwise we would have bought it ourselves already – but if you can’t get enough of those soft purring animals, take a look at all of our cat products. In particular we added a lot of new Kutusita Nyanko items recently. That black cat with the white paws is really sweet.

Our office visitor in her new favourite spot

Our office visitor in her new favourite spot

The cute cat sleeping (what else?) in one of our warehouse alleys

The cute cat sleeping (what else?) in one of our warehouse alleys

fluffy Kutusita Nyanko pencil case with cat

fluffy Kutusita Nyanko pencil case with cat

Kutusita Nyanko grey cat plush cellphone charm

Kutusita Nyanko grey cat plush cellphone charm

kawaii squishy charm with pink cat's paw

kawaii squishy charm with pink cat

cute small stickers with many cats Japan kawaii

cute small stickers with many cats Japan kawaii

Michael Miller fabric Contented Cats with colourful cat

Michael Miller fabric Contented Cats with colourful cat

cute bookmark stickers colourful cats on roof Post-it

cute bookmark stickers colourful cats on roof Post-it

blue-white polka dots ballpoint with cat

blue-white polka dots ballpoint with cat

Black Friday Sale: 20% discount on ALL ITEMS

This is a chance you only get once a year. For the second time in the modes4u-history we have a Black Friday Sale. Today you’ll get 20% discount on EVERYTHING (except shipping costs and items on sale).  So start shopping now and take this opportunity to buy your favourite items, Christmas presents for all friends & family or just the new product that you always wanted to have.

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days in the US and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Last year we followed that tradition for the first time and as you guys really loved it, we wanted to do it again this year. The advantage in our Black Friday Sale is that you don’t have to leave the house and can comfortably shop from home on modes4u.com between at 00.01 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST, New York) until 23.59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST, Los Angeles).

What’s important to mention: To get the 20% discount on the order, every customer has to provide the coupon code “BlackFriday2011? during checkout.

Enjoy your shopping day!

Black Friday Sale: 20% discount on ALL ITEMS

Black Friday Sale: 20% discount on ALL ITEMS

More than 450 items on sale

We want to make room in our warehouse for all the new deliveries that we are expecting in the next weeks. That’s why you find more than 450 items on sale with discounts up to 80%! This is your opportunity to shop for special Christmas presents such as fabrics, deco tapes, erasers and more for your family, friends or for yourself. Once the items in this category are sold out we will not get them again, so be quick if you see something you like. Stock is limited. Here are just a couple of the items that are on sale right now:

More than 450 items on sale

More than 450 items on sale

beautiful colourful pears fabric blue Robert Kaufman

beautiful colourful pears fabric blue Robert Kaufman

cute poodle Deco Tape dogs hearts kawaii

cute poodle Deco Tape dogs hearts kawaii

blue laughing flower fabric button Robert Kaufman

blue laughing flower fabric button Robert Kaufman

Chinese Pool Challenge in the office

Today we got a Chinese Pool Table for our office and immediateley had to have a little game during our lunch break. Chinese Pool is very popular among teenagers and young people in Hong Kong and very similar to Pool Billard – it’s all about shooting little pucks into the 4 holes on the table using a cue. There are many different ways to play it and it’s really fun, as you learn it very fast. Even Bianca and I, who have never played it before, scored some points. We had a fun time playing it and had to drag ourselves back to work after lunch. But there is much to do at the moment, as we got new deliveries, e.g. new Japanese Washi Tapes, that we want to add to our online shop as soon as possible.

Chinese Pool Challenge in the office

Chinese Pool Challenge in the office

New office pictures on our ‘About us’ site

It’s been a couple of months since we moved into our new office in Fo Tan, Hong Kong. Now we finally got round taking some new pictures of our warehouse and office, so that you guys can get an impression of how we are working over here. We really like this new place, especially as we have much more space than in our old office. The office is divided into the packing section where we pack all your orders, a photo studio to take good pictures of all our products, an office part for our staff and of course our big warehouse – the most important part. But as you can see, most of the shelves are already filled up with our products. Especially fabrics take up a lot of room and we will be getting even more of them in the next couple of weeks.

You can also find all the pictures on our ‘About us’ website, which we updated these days and where we introduce our team as well. We recently added a picture of Bianca, our new team member from Germany who is doing copywriting and PR for us.

All the shelves are filled with our kawaii products

All the shelves are filled with our kawaii products

really a lot of things

really a lot of things

this is just a part of our fabrics selection

this is just a part of our fabrics selection

here we have more fabrics

here we have more fabrics

the view from the back of the warehouse

the view from the back of the warehouse

A shelf with bags, DIY clay sets and more

A shelf with bags, DIY clay sets and more

The packing section where we pack all orders

The packing section where we pack all orders

our little photo studio to take good product pictures

our photo studio where we take good product pictures

me working on our website

me working on our website

Alan programming our website

Alan programming our website

Our staff Bianca and Maggie working on promoting our shop

Our staff Bianca and Maggie working on promoting our shop

Moving our office and warehouse

This weekend we were moving our office from Kwai Fong to Fo Tan. It took us 3 days to move because we had so much stuff, especially so many products to move. We also had to be very careful with packing the products to make sure nothing gets broken, bent or crushed. It was a really exhausting weekend but we finally made it. Thanks to all our friends who helped us moving, without them we couldn’t have done it. Now we have a much bigger office and warehouse with lots of space for new cute products for our shop 🙂 Here are some pictures I took during our move:

before the move

before the move

our office was quite cramped already

our office was quite cramped already

my office table was befind a shelf filled up with bags

my office table was befind a shelf filled up with bags

our move has officially started

our move has officially started

slowly shelves are getting empty

slowly shelves are getting empty

Lok was busy packing products into boxes

Lok was busy packing products into boxes

we packed most products in big boxes from the Hong Kong Post

we packed most products in big boxes from the Hong Kong Post

the office is almost empty

the office is almost empty

waiting for the elevator

waiting for the elevator

Alan is disassembling the furniture

Alan is disassembling the furniture

in the evening we had a nice dinner with everyone helping us together

in the evening we had a nice dinner with everyone helping us

Thanks for helping guys!!!

Thanks for helping guys!!!

Looking for a new office

Our office lease is almost finished and we are looking for a new, bigger place to rent. We were checking out many places, most were unacceptable because too dirty/ugly/old or too overpriced. It is really hard to find a suitable, nice looking office in Hong Kong. Rent is ridiculously high in Hong Kong and the office quality often pretty poor. However, today we were lucky and found the right place. It is in Fo Tan, an industrial district of Hong Kong and conveniently located near the highway and the train station. The office is 3 times as big as our current office but we really need the bigger space. Here are some pictures we took today:

this is the new office space

this is the new office space

we have windows along 2 sides of the office which is very nice

we have windows along 2 sides of the office which is very nice

the entrance to the boss office

the entrance to the boss office

this room needs lots of work done before we can move in

this room needs lots of work done before we can move in

unfortunately it comes with this ugly cupboard

unfortunately it comes with this ugly cupboard

New Japanese stationery by San-X

I wrote a couple of days ago that we received a new delivery from Japan. Finally, we finished adding all products to our shop. It took us very long this time because we had a few other deliveries at the same time and had to take literally hundreds of photos and write descriptions for all those products. You can imagine, that is a lot of work. But we are finally done and all San-X stationery is available online in our kawaii shop. There are lots of new plastic file folders, cute letter sets, pencil cases and pouches, pencils, rulers and bento boxes:

French bakery A4 plastic file folder pâtisserie

French bakery A4 plastic file folder pâtisserie

Kamonohashikamo ducks A4 plastic file folder hedgehog

Kamonohashikamo ducks A4 plastic file folder hedgehog

Sabo Kappa Cactus A4 plastic file folder flower shop

Sabo Kappa Cactus A4 plastic file folder flower shop

Rilakkuma bear Letter Set strawberry from Japan

Rilakkuma bear Letter Set strawberry from Japan

checkered Duckling pencil case by San-X from Japan

checkered Duckling pencil case by San-X from Japan

green duckling San-X glitter pencil from Japan

green duckling San-X glitter pencil from Japan

cute pink Rilakkuma bear ruler with strawberry Japan

cute pink Rilakkuma bear ruler with strawberry Japan

pink Berry Puppy San-X pencil poodle with cookies

pink Berry Puppy San-X pencil poodle with cookies

Sugarbunnies Bento Box 3 pcs Lunch Box Hasen

Sugarbunnies Bento Box 3 pcs Lunch Box Rabbits

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