April 2013 Newsletter

Strictly USA Newsletter:
April 2013

Don't be fooled by imitators!
When you are out shopping and looking at labels and tags like the good economic patriots we know you are, you will notice words like, "Designed in USA", "Crafted in USA", "Engineered in USA", "Packaged in USA", "Finished in USA", and "Painted in USA" etc. These words are rather deceptive and by using them, the company, while trying to sound patriotic, is very much admitting the opposite:

I saw a good one the other day: The product was I-phone accessories. The big print on the back of the package proclaimed: "Engineered and Designed in the USA" next to a US flag But...in the corner in tiny print: "Made in China"! C'mon!

It's not really a matter of semantics either:  Engineering, designing and crafting and other "office" functions employs tens. Manufacturing and factory work on the other hand employs thousands... And we NEED those kinds of jobs!

Company and product names can also be deceiving. Great example: "American Girl" Dolls (made in China). Unfortunately, there are many products which depict the American Flag or contain the words.."American" or "USA" and are actually made overseas. Just be aware of this as you shop and don't take anything at face value. Always examine the items closely to ensure the item is Made in USA.

Bottom line: if companies could use the words "Made In...", they would. Nothing else will suffice. Look for "Made in USA" whenever you shop.

NEW PRODUCT: KAN JAM: Great new outdoor game!  Kan Jam is sweeping the country as the hottest new outdoor game. It's played with a disc and two cans (goals). Played with 4 players (one thrower and one deflector), points are earned based on whether the disc hits the goal or goes inside. First team to get EXACTLY 21 points wins. Yes, its kind of similar to that other popular game you see. Except Kan Jam is lots more fun and is made 100% made in USA.

We are very much dedicated and committed to the "buy USA" concept and have worked hard to make Strictly USA successful. Our next goal is a retail storefront location where Colorado residents can go to buy all their Made in USA products all under one roof. To that end, we seek an established brick/ mortar retail partner to allow Strictly USA to test market our products. All of the details can be found on our Craigslist Posting. If this is you or you know a potential business owner--please have them contact us or email [email protected]. Look forward to hearing from you.

Okabashi Sandals: With spring and then, summer (yeah!) fast approaching, consider some fine 100% American made sandals from Okabashi. Many styles and colors to choose from. Super comfortable, durable, good looking and very affordable. With prices ranging from $15- $25 there is a style for everyone. Compare these to the $50 foreign made big name sandals at the chain sporting goods stores. Save money and boost the economy. No brainer.

One of our suppliers, West Paw Pet Products, has added 25 jobs since 2011! Awesome! And folks, these are not low wage, p/t jobs without benefits. These are well paying, meaningful jobs with full benefits. All with a promising future. Now that's the kind of job creation this country needs.

But really, it's not the company that creates the jobs...it's YOU by seeking out and purchasing these wonderful products. The company then adds/ fills the jobs based on this increased need. That's how an economy works. Companies don't hire on a whim or based on confidence and optimism (hear that Washington?)--THEY HIRE BASED ON NEED. You and me
supply the need by spending our American dollars on American products.
As always, Strictly USA is very proud to support small American manufacturers like 100% Made in USA West Paw Products!

NEW PRODUCT! Foot Log Foot Massager: We all need to take a little better care of our feet, right? The Foot Log foot massager works great and feels so good after being on your feet for a while or engaging in an activity. Perfect for hikers, runners, food service workers, postal employees. Anyone who's on their feet all day. Really it feels great anytime. Portable an easy to use. Very affordable and 100% Made in USA! Special introductory special--$18 (normal price $20)

As you know, shipping charges can be complicated. At Strictly USA, we have always tried to keep freight charges as low as possible and we never want you to pay more than we do. To this end, we have "built in" shipping on many items. This enables us to offer you more cost effective shipping--saving you money.

AEROBIE: Spring's here and the parks are open for business! Don't be like those other guys with their Asian made discs. Fly cool with our Aerobie flying toys and yo-yo's. These products are fantastic--fun and well made.Although they do require a bit of practice to throw and catch. The SKYLIGHTER  is our favorite here at Strictly USA HQ. It's incredibly bright on even the darkest fields and it flies straight and true! What a blast.

Hey Strictly USA customers: We need your help. If you are stoked with your Strictly USA product purchase, please write a review and save 10%. Simply go to the product page and click the "Review This Item" link. That will open a separate window. Fill in the form, choose your rating and leave your review. Email is NOT public.
Be as brief or as detailed with your rating as you like. 

Or perhaps you're very satisfied with some service you received...please send me an email or [email protected] detailing your opinion/ experience and I will place it on the Strictly USA testimonial page. 10% off here as well.

When your review or testimonial is received, you will be issued a code you can use at checkout to redeem your 10% discount. This applies to everything, sale or no. Does not apply to previous orders. These options cannot be combined.

Thank you all for your patronage and support. Let's all keep buying Made in USA. Creating jobs and American prosperity the easy way.
See you next month!
Best Regards,
Alex H. Nedleman
Founder/ President STRICTLY USA