……these are very challenging times! Lockdown has brought the country/world to a grinding halt – but all for a very good reason: lets go NZ – lets take down this virus – united!
Here at foray we hope everyone is getting on ok. Things are strange right now – but we would like to encourage everyone to do one simple thing: just think, daydream, dream and plan what you are going to do as a family – outside in the amazing outdoors - on the other side of this thing…… maybe create a list!
Normally at this time of year at foray - we would be full on into industry trade shows. We had booked 6 in NZ this winter which have now been postponed or cancelled. This sucks, for both us – and for you the consumer – who rely on the trade shows for information, ideas, product research and…. $$ SHOW SPECIALS!!!
From our side – the number one thing the trade shows supply us is face to face interaction with so many people – and an ability to discuss your needs, show the benefits and quality of our products – and match products to your lifestyles. No other marketing medium offers this valuable personal experience unfortunately.
We were also set to launch the brand new Thule Spring at this years trade shows. It is now hard to “launch” when people cannot touch/inspect this new product. The Thule Spring was doing SO well in the northern hemisphere (winning awards and selling out of stores) prior to lockdown!
So, what now? How do we replicate this when we cannot have trade shows!?!
We would like to invite you to have input! Please get in touch, comment, ask questions, write something random to relieve our boredom, request prices….. go on: fire me a note
We will get some more informative material on here in days to come – that’s the first idea: try to in some way bring the trade show interactions alive - here at foray.nz
We will have product outlines coming for our 3 main stroller lines – these will be designed to assist you in choosing the right stroller. We also might just have to dust off some production skills and put together a welcome video for the Thule Spring (?!). My apologies in advance if you do end up viewing this – but I will do my best 😊
Better times are ahead. We feel on the other side of this mess the Thule brand will be stronger than ever as the basis and core values of the brand are so directly aligned to the “new world” which will be there waiting for us to get out into it – in just a couple more weeks 😊….
For now - stay safe everyone and take care of those around you.
Order update: We are able to dispatch juvenile products to you nationwide. Please know we are taking the utmost care in following transmission guidelines - you can count on us to follow “best practice” at this time.