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As many of you know, MOO makes pretty printed things… like cute business cards, stickers and our favourite, postcards! They’re great, and have often partnered with Postcrossing in the past, giving away lots of lovely presents on our giveaways.

So, the minute we knew we were going to the UK earlier this year, an idea sprung to mind… weren’t MOO headquarters located in London? We’re always curious of knowing how things work behind the scenes – could they perhaps show us around and introduce us to Little and Big MOO?

Turns out, yes they could! :D Giddy with excitement and barely containing our smiles, we were shown around MOO headquarters by Simon Goble, MOO’s Head of Brand Communications, who took the time to explain how everything works and patiently answer our many questions. And of course, we brought the Little Mail Carriers’ cousin around for the tour… below is his report of the day!

Hello from MOO's frontdesk! It's made of cardboard!

Hello from MOO’s lovely reception area in Shoreditch, London! Can you spot me up there? :)
Boy, were we excited to be there… I couldn’t wait to meet Big MOO and see some postcards being made!

We're going to meet Big MOO!! So exciting!

And what do you know, there are actually not one but two Big MOOs (aka, their printing machines), to cope with all the demand for postcards and business cards! The two digital offset HP Indigo presses are lightning fast and can print up to 68 four-colour A4 pages per minute!

The HP Indigo Press is quite fast!

They even let me take a peek inside… wow! So this is where the action happens…

Wow! What does that lever do? And what is that button for?

All around MOO’s sunny warehouse, which takes their complete ground floor, people were focused on cutting, wrapping and packing orders for shipping. Huge mail bags lined a wall, ready to be picked up by their mailman.

Watch out your hands! That blade looks mighty sharp!This is a very intriguing machine!All sorted out and ready to picked up!I wonder who ordered so many business cards... they must be very busy and important!

Everything is done with productivity and waste reduction in mind. For instance, if an order consists of different products which aren’t all simultaneously ready, the ones that are finished earlier are put in color-coded bins while they wait for the other parts to be finished – this way they can be shipped together, saving on shipping costs! Smart, right?

Waiting bins are a brilliant idea!

Meanwhile on the upper floors, everyone was hard at work making sure everything is running smoothly and every single customer is happy. MOO was founded in 2004 and has since grown to be an award-winning company which employs 90 people in London, and in the US.

There's a screen on the wall showing orders being made in real time - how cool is that?!

What makes people want to work at MOO? The perks include a birthday cake on your birthday, joint lunches on Fridays, fussball tables…

Come on guys, pass the ball! I'm great at this game! :D

… and a fully stocked breakfast pantry! :D

Oh, man! I can see some Nutella in there! Is it breakfast time yet? :D

In the end of the tour, there was still enough time to pop around the corner to MOO’s new shop on Boxpark. Here, MOO products are shown in clever displays so that clients can have a close look at them before ordering online. The shop is exquisitely done, and feels like stepping inside a real website, complete with sliders and menus! Here’s Simon pulling a menu to show us how it works:

That looks easy...

I tried it myself, but I’m afraid I was a bit too light for the job…

Oh, come on!

And of course, this being just like a website, there’s a cookie policy as well (conveniently spelled out on a cookie jar)!

It says: A cookie is a type of biscuit and is for eating! :D

Thank you Simon for showing us around! I can’t wait to go back someday – and show it to other postcrossers! :)

YAY!

YAY for MOO!

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Ever heard of Kickstarter? It’s a platform that allows people to start and support great projects, the kind which are sometimes too small to be on everyone’s radar. A place to discover and fund creative endeavours, if you will.

Now and then we have fun browsing the website and checking out what everyone is up to – we especially like stationery related ideas!

A project that caught our eye last week is called Going Nowhere – we’ll let Andrew and Jake tell their story:

As big fans of both roadtrips and postcards, we can’t wait to see what this duo of photographers will come up with! For more info on their project, check out their Kickstarter’s page.

In other news, we have the results of MOO’s giveaway from last week! Over 300 people left a comment telling us which pack of ready-made designs they preferred – thank you all for your enthusiasm! Sadly, Paulo’s little script could only pick three postcrossers… and so the 3 lucky winners are skybluestain, Saouri and irisseraphic :) Congratulations!

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Hi everyone!

We know you’ve missed our irregular contests and giveaways – and we’re pleased to announce that we have a great one for this week!

moo 25% off!

First of all, MOO is having a huge Spring sale, with 25% off selected printed products until the end of this week. That means business cards, stickers, labels, greeting cards and of course, postcards – all with 25% discount!

On top of that, MOO is offering a $30 voucher to three lucky postcrossers, to use on any MOO products!

For a chance to grab one of these, all you have to do is visit their gallery of ready-made postcards at MOO’s website (under Products > Postcards > Browse MOO designs), and leave a comment below, telling us which artist or collection is your favourite. For instance, we really like Blanca Gomez’s Gentle festive greetings!

When the week ends (midnight GMT on Sunday, April 22nd), we’ll close the comments and pick 3 winners at random. Good luck everyone! :)

PS – Every time you make a purchase on MOO using one of the links above, Postcrossing receives a small commission, which helps support this project. So you’ll not only be purchasing outstanding products, you’ll also be helping Postcrossing!

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Today we’re announcing a different kind of contest! Some of you might have noticed we’re fast approaching the 10 million received postcards milestone. We’re quite excited about it, and to celebrate this achievement, we’re having a guessing game!

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It goes like this: every member has a chance to bet on the day and time on which the postcard number 10 million will be registered. The user with the closest guess gets the prize: a coupon for 120 postcards, an awesome offer from MOO!

All you have to do is go to the 10 million postcard page, and place your bet!

Each time slot can only be chosen by one person, so the first user to pick that slot gets to keep it. You can change it at a later stage, if you want, but only from the available time slots left. We will close the bets when there are 1,500 postcards left to postcard 10,000,000. There are some more rules, which you can see on the contest page.

So what are you waiting for? Give it a go, and good luck! :)

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the latest giveaway, we seem to have some serious photographers in Postcrossing!

Without further ado, the winning images picked by Dan at MOO are…

Congratulations to the winners! The coupon for your pack of 20 postcards will be sent shortly! :)

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