Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Foldees heads in a bold new direction!

As you guys know, our last contest was entitled “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. This actually got us thinking. Perhaps greeting cards as a medium was too limiting. After all, who sends greeting cards in this day and age? Perhaps we should diversify into something a bit more mainstream. Something people use every day, whether they like to or not.



ROLLEES!™ was born out of a need to make the washroom-going experience a more unexpected one. Starting tomorrow, you will be able to take any of your favourite greeting cards from our collection, and customise it into your own unique toilet paper!

Here are just a few of the designs we’re offering!

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These two poke ones are great for those tough moments when nothing seems to make it through.


And this classic design by milkberry encourages users to wipe, instead of messy water-based solutions.


This one is from our latest collection, and brings an other-worldly feel to your everyday activity. Speaking of which, the latest designs are up now! Vote for them and get a card free! Voting period closes 1st May 2009!

ROLLEES!™ are made from 100% recycled TP and available in 2-ply, 3-ply and 11-ply.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Foldees “Open to Suggestion” Greeting Card Contest!

NOW EXTENDED TILL 16th April 2009

Yes, we are really all geeks. Some of you out there have noticed that all our contests have similar themes, and that’s partially due to our inherently geeky natures. Yes, we play video games, we own busloads of comics, we all have wookie masks and we all know how to program a VCR, if necessary.

But darnit, we fear we might be running out of ideas here (*gasp*), so we’re once again, depending ON YOU! That’s right.

We want you to suggest our next contest.

So how’s this gonna work? Well basically, we have a comments box here, so just pop on your thinking caps, suggest your best ideas (as many as you like), and we’ll handpick ten, which we’ll then pass back to you to vote on! Our only condition for the contest is that the theme should be flexible enough to accommodate different kinds of cards – Birthdays, Love, Thank You, Sorry.

To submit your idea, please fill up these two fields and post it in the comments of this blog post.

Title – e.g. “Where No Man Has gone Before”

Description – a two-sentence description of your idea. To get a better idea of how to write this, check out our previous contests here.

As an incentive, the winning theme (which will first have to get shortlisted, then voted) will get a Microsoft ZUNE 30GB MP3 player worth more than US$200!

We’re open to suggestions until 13th April 2009, so hurry!

NOW EXTENDED TILL 16th April 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

YES. Submissions for “Where No Man Has Gone Before” have really ended. We mean it. No, seriously. We’re not joking.

Stop laughing, darnit! This ain’t funny.

We have really closed entries this time for “Where No Man Has Gone Before”. No extensions for any reason. Yes, we know… we’ve extended our last 3 contests, but if we keep doing this, sooner or later, we’ll have to make a double extension.

So that’s that. For the next week, we will be helping the designers out with their cards, providing feedback about design, theme and grammar to get you guys polished to a sheen :) Most of the designs came in the past 24 hours, so we’re trying our best to provide quality feedback to each and everyone of you. We’re hopeful that most will get a reply from us by Monday or Tuesday at the latest, after which you’ll have just less than a week to get those entries back to us in time for the ratings period.

Ratings starts on the 1st of April (Not a joke, darnit! STOP LAUGHING!).

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Foldees in the fastlane!

One of the complaints we get frequently is that our little site seems to be loading rather slowly. We’ve tried switching hosts, but the speeds on other hosts were slow as well. We also noticed that most of the complaints we received were from Malaysia. Recently, we figured it out. TMNet’s connection has been excruciatingly slow to all overseas sites, especially those hosted Stateside. So guess where' Foldees is hosted?

Yup.That’s right, the land of opportunity.

Anyways, recently the connection to the US has been getting better, but we thought we could take it another step in the meantime. As such, we’ve made significant (and mostly invisible) changes to the site code so that it loads MUCH MUCH faster now, in particular the gallery section.

Since its invisible, why are we telling you? well, because we can only test in on our little laptops in our office. If you’re experiencing a slow connection to foldees, do let us know!

Speaking of slow, don’t forget that you only have 7 more days to submit an entry to our contest! If we can recruit 100 new designers (we have quite a few already), you can look forward to more than enough dosh to go around for everyone.

Get crackin!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Foldees Twitters!


This is actually quite addictive. You might be wondering why the heck it took us so long to get on twitter. Well, it’s cos we hate to jump on bandwagons. We don’t want to jump onto every trend that’s promising the world, and we sure couldn’t see the point of updating something in short sentences to let them know every little thing going on with us…

…until I realised that I was updating my status updates on facebook every 36 hours.

And getting 14 comments for every update too.


Gosh darn ADD generation! So that’s the story. Someone really nice posted something up about us on twitter (thanks Jacob!), directing a whole buncha traffic to us, and all of a sudden, we’ve already made three twitter entries, and are itching to make some more (except for the fact that we want the current one to stay).

Fellow crowded bandwagon passengers can follow us on www.twitter.com/foldees :)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Our new PRESS COVERAGE page!

Hey guys, just a quick note to let you know that we've put up a quick Press Coverage page to give quick access to some of the articles written about us. If you know of any other articles written about us, do let us know at contact@foldees.com. Ditto, if you want to write one of course!

We figure a page like this will also help us carve out a bit of credibility with people overseas, so we've included a link to it that appears randomly at the top of the page as well.

View the PRESS page here.