The Story of POPS! Charger Protector
Welcome to POPS! Charger Protector, a brand rooted in empathy and driven by the desire to make a meaningful difference in people's lives.
Our story began in the rugged terrains of North Dakota, where the relentless need for durable chargers sparked a revolutionary idea. Presented with the problem of obtaining replacement chargers while dealing with financial limitations, as the sole provider for my family, I sketched a design for a charger protector on a napkin. Through Shapeways.com, I transformed my design into reality using 3D printing. The overwhelming positive response to our initial 3D-printed prototypes signaled the birth of an incredible adventure.
Years of thoughtful improvements and relentless hard work resulted in the honorable recognition of our product and efforts at Mercer University's Mercer Innovation Center (The MIC) pitch competition in 2018. Gaining access to funding, resources, and office space, we continued to refine our creation, eventually acquiring a patent from the USPTO in November 2022. However, our path was not without obstacles. The problems of the global pandemic tested our resolve, and I grappled with uncertainties as the world navigated uncharted waters.
Yet, along with these challenges, a moment of clarity emerged. Reflecting on my passion for assisting others and the joy derived from helping families in need, the vision of POPS! Charger Protector evolved. Our purpose is so much more than profit margins; it's about creating a positive impact. We acknowledged not only the financial burden imposed by frequent charger replacements, especially for families managing tight budgets but also the universal need for compassion in our world. By making this our purpose to exist, we are committed to supporting such communities and organizations by contributing a portion of our proceeds to organizations that share our mission of empowerment of others.
In addition, our commitment extends beyond philanthropy. We believe in fostering a culture of care and respect, which is why we prioritize making our products in the USA ourselves, providing fair wages, and sharing our profits with our dedicated team. At POPS! Charger Protector, every purchase signifies a step towards collective betterment, a testament to the power of empathy in shaping a brighter future for all.
Join us in our journey of compassion and empowerment. Together, let's make a positive difference, one charge at a time.
PAY & COMPENSATION FOR EMPLOYEES
The most important thing in this life we have is time! This is why we believe our employees deserve a livable wage without sacrificing tons of time away from loved ones!
We are committed to reviewing our employees pay, compensation packages, and sharing the profits the company makes!
RECYCLING OUR PLASTIC WASTE
For every 1,000 charger protectors manufactured, we recycle approximately 2 lbs. of plastic material back in to the manufacturing process to be reused into new product.
By following these practices, we reduce our impact on the environment while keeping plastic out of our waterways and landfills!
REUSING SHIPPING BOXES
With our Ugly Boxes program, we are able to reuse "donated" boxes (when applicable) to ship products to customers for promotional product and retail usage.
This helps reduce our impact on the environment and when a box can no longer be reused we will recycle it to be used in compost/gardening/ or through the proper channels to help reduce our impact on the environment.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
Can I submit a design, artwork, or product improvement?
Answer: We currently are not accepting any solicitations of designs/artwork/product improvements. IF any ideas, artwork, or product improvement are submitted, you will not be owed any compensation or credit.
Can I submit an organization or non profit for you to work with?
Answer: Absolutely, We love to hear about organizations and non profits that you love to help. We will be happy to review them and see if they are an organization we would love to support as well!
Can I use my purchase as a tax write-off since you donate a portion to charity?
Answer: No. Since we are not directly donating/giving a portion of your purchase to organizations but donating/giving a portion of OUR PROFITS to them, this would not make you eligible to write off any portion of your purchase as a donation write-off.
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