Oceanside, CA (PressExposure) May 10, 2008 -- Doing Personal Favors, an online retailer of professional quality, specialized party favors, continuously combats copyright theft, and offers help for customers deceived by online stores that feature low price, low-quality knock-off favors and gifts for special events.
"Many times, I've had event planners and customers contact me about personalized favors purchased from an identical retailer. They complain about the low-quality, and they feel cheated by false advertising," says Linda Holstein, co-owner of the growing online store, "I explain to them the on-going copyright problems that plague creative business owners, and I work with them to remedy their situation." Often the only solution is designing, producing and shipping a new order within an extremely limited timeframe.
Holstein, co-owner of Doing Personal Favors, has been selling custom-designed printed favors for weddings, showers, birthdays, anniversaries, and marketing events since 2006. With the increasing number of online stores appearing on the internet and within online auction sites, the instances of copyright theft are becoming harder to trace. "I don't sell my own designs to other stores, so if you purchase one of my products at a discounted rate on another site, the delivered product will prove that it's not a high-quality original," warns Holstein.
"Price shouldn't be the defining factor when purchasing personalized favors, especially when there are so many new companies that just want to take advantage of people. Just because you find a company that sells an identical design at a lower price, doesn't mean that they have an affiliation with the original vendor," warns Holstein, "within the last 3 months, I have asked two online companies to remove my designs from their websites. When a graphic is lifted, not purchased from the original designer, it will not produce the professional crisp printing that we guarantee with every purchase."
Essentially, by purchasing from a "knock-off" store, customers end up paying twice for the same product. It is too difficult and time-consuming for business owners to find fraudulent companies, which makes it even more challenging for consumers to find a trustworthy retailer. As a professional online retailer, Holstein works hard to create a reputation for providing unique and specialized party favors, and her repeat customers and referrals are proof of her professionalism and high-quality items.