VANCOUVER, BC – You’d think that in one of the rainiest cities on the planet, Vancouver residents would know where to find a quality umbrella, but it is a tough find these days. The specialty retailers in Canada that sold higher quality umbrellas in the past have almost all disappeared – Gum Drops boutique in Vancouver closed six years ago and Raindrops in Toronto closed two years ago. One of the remaining umbrella suppliers in Canada is Cheeky Umbrella, who shifted its focus from retail sales to corporate business-to-business sales two years ago.
“With few options left for Canadians to purchase quality umbrellas at retail, umbrellas have become an even more popular corporate gift,” says Founder and President Jen Zurowski. “A sturdy umbrella with your company’s logo on it is a great way to promote your company’s brand and a practical gift for your customers or employees to receive.”
Cheeky Umbrella began its operations ten years ago with a line of high end women’s umbrella that they sold in gift shops across the country. As they began to get more and more requests to do custom printed umbrellas for businesses, while watching the retail landscape shrink, they eventually turned their focus solely to custom umbrellas. Since they restructured the business two years ago, they have achieved steady growth of 35-40% per year. Today, they have a variety of unique umbrellas in stock that they can add a company’s logo to, or they can create a fully customized design (such as a full colour all-over print).
The company attributes their growth to the value they provide. “We offer durable designer umbrellas at 30-50% less than you would buy them through a retailer or a promotional products distributor,” says Zurowski. “We do it by manufacturing our own products and selling them at wholesale prices direct to the end customer (no middleman).”
Cheeky Umbrella is Canada's leading source for premium quality custom printed rain umbrellas and patio umbrellas. Add your logo to an in-stock product, or create a completely customized umbrella for your business. For more information, please visit: https://www.cheekyumbrella.com