How No Treble grew to 450,000+ page views a month with sticker giveaways

Posted by David Kelly on Dec 1st, 2016

We all have unique passions — and we want to be around people who share similar passions and hobbies. The best websites bring content and passion to their audience and avoid trying to make everyone happy. Every day, there are millions of other people waiting to discover websites and join communities for their specific interests — from design sites like Dribbble to cooking sites like the Pion... Read more

Introducing Rump: Hot-sync two Redis databases using dumps

Posted by Marco Lisci on Nov 30th, 2016

We're thrilled to announce our first open source project: Rump! Rump is a tiny little tool focused on one simple thing: getting live data out of an AWS ElastiCache Redis cluster. We faced this problem when trying to get our staging Redis containers in sync with our production cluster. At Sticker Mule we heavily use Docker and CoreOS, relying on an ElastiCache cluster for our Redis needs in pr... Read more

How to use Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator

Posted by Jeremy Wick on Nov 3rd, 2016

The Image Trace feature in Adobe Illustrator is the quickest way to convert your image to vector format for high quality printing at any size. Unlike raster images, vector images are made up of mathematical paths that allow the design to be scaled infinitely while retaining its quality. Here’s how to easily convert a raster image into a vector image using the Image Trace tool in Adobe Il... Read more

Principles of Manufacturing

Posted by Anthony Thomas on Oct 27th, 2016

We use principles to guide decision making for each area of our business. Here are the principles we use in manufacturing: 1. Safety > quality > delivery > cost It's not worth operating if we do not keep people safe. There's no reason to ship product that is defective. And, there is little value in trying to save money if we do not deliver on time. 2. Design processes so that anyone can pe... Read more

How Ugmonk grew from a side hobby into a full-time, profitable business

Posted by Tyler Vawser, David Kelly on Oct 20th, 2016

What if you could share your unique gifts with the world? What if you could create gorgeous, life-changing products for your obsessive customers...who buy from you at the drop of a hat? What if you could make money doing what you love — on your own terms, without having to answer to any bosses or clients who ask, "Can you create a version with a little more red and just a tiny bit less blue?"... Read more

What is the difference between raster vs. vector images?

Posted by Jeremy Wick on Sep 20th, 2016

Raster images are made up of a bunch of tiny pixels, while vector images are made from mathematical paths. Why is this difference important and what does it actually mean? Let's pretend you have a raster image that is 300 x 300. While you could easily make the image smaller, there is no way to increase the size of the image without decreasing the resolution or recreating it entirely. Now... Read more

How Lauren James used stickers to help build an 8-figure lifestyle brand for women

Posted by Tyler Vawser, David Kelly on Sep 15th, 2016

Bzzzzzzzt... That's the sound of another text message hitting your customer’s phone. Go ahead and add it to the tally. Every day, your customers: • Send and receive 67 text messages • Get bombarded with 122 emails • Exchange dozens of Snapchats with friends • Tune out most of the 3,000 different product advertisements they see (like yours) In other words, your customers are overloaded with ... Read more

Ten online clothing brands winning customer loyalty with every shipment

Posted by Lenny Roudik on Sep 8th, 2016

When it comes to buying clothes online, I’m sure you’ve had great and poor experiences. If you’re looking for clothing brands that understand how to surprise and delight their customers, then you’ll love this post. Without a brick and mortar location, online brands must think carefully about the entire customer experience from first click to the moment the box is opened — and beyond. Clothing ... Read more

Content principles at Sticker Mule

Posted by Anthony Thomas on Sep 1st, 2016

At Sticker Mule we view content as more than blog posts. Content includes everything from website copy, videos and FAQs to dashboards, emails, and even training guides and internal documentation. The importance of content quality isn't often considered, but, in the long run, it shapes who we become. It helps new visitors understand us better and indicates our standards in all things. Vigilan... Read more

The hummus startup that delivers to Google, Electronic Arts & Shopify

Posted by Tyler Vawser on Aug 24th, 2016

Today, we want to introduce you to Nabil Fahel — the man whetting the appetite of the tech elite. Nabil is the mastermind behind Black Market Hummus, the hottest secret food devoured by the technology world in Canada. Here's what some of the world's greatest tech leaders have to say about his hummus: "Honestly the best hummus I have ever had." -Joanne Wilson, CEO, Gotham Gal Ventures "As e... Read more

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