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by TWH
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: This old dog just learned a new trick (yes it is shaved ice related)
Replies: 0
Views: 42

This old dog just learned a new trick (yes it is shaved ice related)

Over the years we have used a bunch of different shavers. A couple of years ago we switched to the Snowie Block Shaver primarily because of the increased speed and ability to serve more people and therefore earn more money. Recently business was so good that we had to bring our truck back to our fab...
by TWH
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Shave Ice Supplies and Accessories
Topic: Glass Pouring Bottle..not a quart?
Replies: 3
Views: 1064

Re: Glass Pouring Bottle..not a quart?

I have a Master's Degree in Economics and a PhD in Finance so for me the math is easy. However the solution is even easier -- switch to quart bottles.
by TWH
Wed May 30, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Shave Ice Machines
Topic: Snowie Block Ice or Southern Snow?
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Snowie Block Ice or Southern Snow?

I have tried both and for me there is no question. I choose the Snowie Block. When using the slower speed the quality is just as good plus I can make one in seconds instead of almost a minute per. If you are only selling a small number of shaved ice then go with the cheaper Swan but if you are in bu...
by TWH
Wed May 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Shaved Ice Lemonade question
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Shaved Ice Lemonade question

Although I can not take credit for developing it, I now have an excellently wonderful shaved ice lemonade recipe that is far better than the competition. My question relates to flavoring options. Has anyone had any luck with flavored lemonades (blue-raspberry, cherry, etc)? I am already preparing to...
by TWH
Fri May 04, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Looking for advice in selling at schools
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Looking for advice in selling at schools

Thanks to all. I have been in this business for more years than some of you have been alive but I always recognize that other people often times have the answers I need to succeed. I appreciate more help on this matter and as always am willing to offer whatever bit of wisdom God has granted to me.
by TWH
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Looking for advice in selling at schools
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Looking for advice in selling at schools

Bruce, I am just learning how to market on social media myself. I am FAR from an expert (although I do have a marketing background - pre social media). One thing I have found is that there are many companies and other individuals who are willing to take lots of your money to do things that you can e...
by TWH
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Looking for advice in selling at schools
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Looking for advice in selling at schools

In 1947, my grandfather was one of the pioneers that brought authentic Hawaiian Shave(d) Ice to the mainland. Our family has been selling this treat for over 70 years as it passed from generation to generation. My wife has now taken the business to the next step as we attempt to break into the Centr...
by TWH
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Shaveicesupplies.com Current Specials!
Replies: 16
Views: 13252

Re: Shaveicesupplies.com Current Specials!

Lily currently comes only in medium. Since small is our most popular size, we made the flower and blossom design in small only. If you tried the new blossom cup, you may like the design lay out more than the lily since it has a wider base which lets you sit on the table. My issue is that I have 3 s...
by TWH
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Shaveicesupplies.com Current Specials!
Replies: 16
Views: 13252

Re: Shaveicesupplies.com Current Specials!

ShaveIce² wrote:2018 Specials and bulk discount pricing are up!

Let us know what specials you are looking for, perhaps it will be on sale on our next production meet!


I'll be needing to place an order for flower and/or lily cups very soon. On that note, do you have different sizes of the lily cups?
by TWH
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Shave Ice² Community Forum
Topic: Kona Ice
Replies: 19
Views: 3303

Re: Kona Ice

I have no issues with Kona, but I am curious on one thing. Since you have a limited territory (of whatever size), how much do you feel the hit when a competitor comes in and aggressively goes after the same people you market to? For instance there are only so many schools and daycares in your territ...

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