Hi, I'm Dan Fallak, and I am the founder of Versatile Brands Inc.
In the past 10 years I've built and launched many brands by relying on my sharp eye for market trends, an understanding of consumer behaviour and my instincts that tell me what kinds of things people want to purchase.
VBI is my launching pad for the products and brands that I develop and believe have a place in the market. While we continue to build the brands currently launched, we're also constantly working to discover and develop more things that people will want.
To date, we're proud to have sold hundreds of thousands of products direct to customers online, in person and via our wholesale partners. VBI products have graced shelves in over 1,000 retail doors across North America, including major retail chains like Urban Outfitters, Saks 5th Ave, Indigo, Marshalls & TJ Maxx.
Our in-house brands range from tabletop, to bar accessory, to novelty, to wall art.
Custom designed wall art featuring airport runway schematics.
We collaborated with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to develop unique gift items by licensing their historic Hockey Night In Canada brand properties.
The Official Hockey Night In Canada Puck Bottle Opener and Hockey Night In Canada Puck Coasters are available now all across Canada on the shelves of our exclusive retail partner Indigo Books and Music Inc.
We offer wholesale focused consulting services for DTC brands looking to expand their retail footprint and maintain a balanced omnichannel approach.
In the past we ran the wholesale growth team at Homesick Candles. In a short period of time, we secured new retail placements for Homesick with key retailers; which included buys from Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Paper Source, Neighborhood Goods, and L.L. Bean.
We also spearheaded the streamlining of their SMB wholesale operations by partnering with the team at Faire wholesale to make Homesick one of their very first enterprise level suppliers.
We have inroads with the buying teams for many major retail vendors.
We also have relationships with a variety of key rep groups, wholesale platforms, and retail placement associates.
⏰ - Time Commitment: Part Time / On-Demand (Approx 10hrs per week on average / 500 hours per year)
🗓 - Schedule: Flexible weekday hours between 8am-5pm, but also dependant on order volumes (busier in Nov-Dec)
⌛️ - Start Date: As soon as possible.
📍- Location: Almonte, On..
Making Fun Products That People Want!
Versatile Brands is a small local business that builds and launches super fun product lines and distributes them primarily through wholesale/retail relationships and online. Our product lines have graced the shelves of major chain retail like Indigo, Urban Outfitters, Macy's and Winners, AND 100's of independent gift shops. One of our lines was even featured on CBC's Dragons' Den where we got a deal for our pitch. Ranging from gift, to barware, to home decor, to novelty items, Versatile Brands' mission is to bring fun products that people will want to the market.
What is A Production & Fulfillment Contractor?
We are looking for someone to run production and fulfillment primarily for one of our product lines Versatile Coasters. This is a line of ceramic drink coasters featuring a variety of designs that is sold online and via wholesale. Your role as a Production and Fulfillment Contractor will be to ensure timely fulfillment of orders received online via our website and Etsy, as well as fulfilling wholesale orders for gift shops. You will be trained to operate our UV printers and print our designs onto our blank ceramic coasters as well as various other processes and tasks for completing the job.
Outline of Workflow:
This is a general outline of the main task that the successful candidate will be required to perform:
Receive order for coasters - wholesale or direct to consumer (Shopify, Etsy, Email etc)
Load design files into printing software and arrange them accordingly
Fill empty tray with blank tiles and load tray into tile printer
Execute print command to begin printing process
Remove tray of tiles when printer completes job, load new tray of tiles
Remove printed tiles from tray, and package them
Pack orders for shipping once complete
Arrange shipping of order to customer
Notify customer order has shipped, provide tracking number
Examples of tasks that you as Production & Fulfillment Contractor may execute but are not limited to:
Maintenance and cleaning of UV printers
Monitor inventory shipping and packing materials
Monitor incoming orders
Conduct customer service via email
Communicate with clients regarding custom designs
Update e-commerce websites with products as necessary
Aid in the development of new products / sku's
Cleaning and organization of workshop
Knowledge & Experience
The ideal candidate would have all, or most of the following:
Knowledge or experience in the printing industry
Knowledge or experience in graphic design (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop)
Knowledge or experience in e-commerce (Shopify)
Knowledge or experience in email customer service
Knowledge or experience using Mac computers (macOS)
The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:
Attention to detail
Neat and organized
Ability to lift boxes weighing 30lbs
If you are a creative thinker and looking to work and have an impact on small independent business then this could be the role for you.
Accepting applications until February 17th, 2023.
Email your resume and a BRIEF paragraph on why you think you're an ideal candidate for this role to email@example.com
If you're a Canadian maker looking for an inside track to get accepted into the Faire marketplace, submit your information below! We'll do our best to leverage our longstanding direct relationship with the Faire team in San Francisco to get you noticed!