I had a lovely chance chatting with Whoopass Enterprise's founder, so here it is, a bit of our conversation ..
- When/where did you start this business?
Whoopass Enterprises began in December of 2003. We launched it after our trip to Mexico where we saw a custom bobblehead and got in touch with the artist. You can read more about the story here: http://www.whoopassenterprises.com/about-us/our-story/
- What makes your product different than competitors?
Our company is based in the United States and works with you to make sure your bobblehead is designed especially how you want it. We speak your language and make sure everything is done to your specifications. Other companies are shipping these overseas and don't have a solid understanding of what you want and a lot can be lost in translation. At Whoopass Enterprises, you talk to our customer service person in Chicago, and we go above and beyond to make sure you'll be pleased.
- What makes your product/service special?
Our customer service and attention to detail is what makes us special. We really want our products to be something you're proud to display and will work with you to revise things until you're happy.
- Who's your target market?
Anyone with a fun sense of humor! These go well for anything from a gag gift to a wedding cake topper, and anything between.
- What's the biggest obstacle when you first starting out?
Being able to produce custom dolls quickly and effectively.
- How do you overcome it?
Instead of producing them in China like other companies, we work with partners in Mexico. It makes communication much easier, allows us to keep costs down, and provides customers with a better overall experience.
- What's is your best selling product?
Our completely custom dolls are the most popular, but the Groomsmen bobbleheads are also extremely popular. Seasonally, our zombie bobbleheads do very well around the Halloween season.
- How do you see your business in the future?
We really hope people will start using our "build your own bobblehead" custom applet. This is a cool app that allows users to select clothing and accessories, customize their bobblehead doll however they want, and submit it online. It reduces the back and forth and makes sure we get things right the first time so you don't have a lot of revisions!
Did I mention that you can even customize your own zombie pose? Yes, you can! It's so much fun playing zombie without having to apply and wash all those fake bloods. Be sure to drop by and get your own Booble Deads figures!