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Cap Trappers: A Successful Product in a Down Economy

Cap Trappers are the ultimate product to sell during slow economic times. They allow users the ability to eliminate waste. School budgets are constantly strained and inevitably will get tighter. Supplying each teacher with a set of Cap Trappers for their classroom ensures their markers will be used to the fullest. Teachers can easily organize their marker collection, quickly distribute markers (or dry erase) to students, and effectively take inventory of missing markers at cleanup. This saves time, wasted money and frustration.

Parents looking to squeeze extra pennies from the budget will be more likely to purchase “another” set of markers knowing their kids got full use out of the last set. (There is nothing more irritating than purchasing a product knowing that the previous purchase was wasted). Many of our current Cap Trapper customers have actually gone back to using markers (after giving them up in exchange for crayons, or pencils) once introduced to Cap Trappers.

The design elements of Cap Trappers were developed while studying with my husband for one of his MBA classes. The class focused on one of Toyota’s core elements of success called 5S (Sort, Sustain, Standardize, Straighten, Shine). These ideas resonated in me and I tried to implement some of them within the Cap Trapper. I feel using this product will reduce the time you spend on “non-value-added” work (searching under stoves for caps, panicking that your child has a cap in their mouth, or as a teacher having to sort through 100 markers at the end of each school day looking for caps, etc, etc, etc) while allowing you those few extra minutes each day to focus on things that really matter.

Whatever financial position you find yourself in using the Cap Trapper will help save you time, wasted money, frustration and worry. Thanks for supporting us in our efforts to take Cap Trappers to the masses!

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