A boutique print shop and shipping company based in Centreville is celebrating its first business anniversary this month.
“We’re just so grateful for the reception we’ve received in our first year,” said Gia Ifill, CUBIX’s president and graphic designer. “We appreciate that many businesses don’t make it through their first year, and so we want to use this month to thank our customers and to invite new people to experience all of the great services that we offer.”
The CUBIX concept was developed by Gia and her cousin, Tanielle Curtis, young entrepreneurs who nursed a dream to operate their own business after graduation.
“A print shop was the perfect opportunity for us,” said Ms Curtis. “Gia is a talented and creative graphic designer with unlimited ideas, while my passion is for watching our numbers and handling administration.
“We like to say that we are ‘the UPS Store of The Bahamas’ as much of what we do is the same – printing, packaging, shipping. A complete one-stop-shop that exists to make things easier for small businesses looking to have a team on their side.”
After securing funding from the Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund (BEVFL), CUBIX opened its doors on January 8, 2018.
“It’s been an exciting, fulfilling yet challenging year,” said Ms Ifill. “We’re a small business solutions and freight forwarding company, but customer service is the true heart of our business. So it means we’ve spent the year getting to know our customers, finding out their needs and adding to our offerings accordingly.”
CUBIX offers print, design, copy and binding services to small businesses, law firms, teachers, hotels and restaurants, along with freight forwarding services.
“We heard people’s complaints about high shipping costs and unexpected surprises when their goods arrived, so we set out to solve that,” said Ms Curtis. “So we ship the first 25 pounds freight-free, and we developed the CUBIX cost estimator that allows our customers to jump online and get a very accurate idea of what it will cost to bring in their goods, even before they purchase.”
Another offering includes free unlimited Cloud storage for all active customers, plus a Sweets Bar with treats for in-store customers. The company also introduced gift-wrapping services over the holidays, with boxes transformed into works of art before they left the building.
CUBIX will celebrate its first anniversary with various print specials on Super Bowl paraphernalia, flyers and banners, Free Delivery Days, customer appreciation gifts and a #CUBIXHAPPY social media contest where the winner will take home a $250 Amazon Gift Card.
“We’re proud to say we have many happy customers after our first year,” said Ms Curtis. “So we’re running a contest until February 8 to make it even more exciting to share their experiences.
“To be eligible to win, entrants must follow or like @cubixbah on Instagram or Facebook, and post a photo of anything CUBIX-related that makes them happy. It can be something we shipped or printed, something one wants shipped or printed, even just a happy photo of themselves along with the hashtag #CUBIXHAPPY in the caption.”