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Chaheati Journey Blog: China Trip Experiences

China Trip hotel key inserted to turn on power in room.
Last blog I talked about the language barrier we encountered. There was other things we had to get used to as well. First thing was definitely the bathrooms. In some of the factories and office buildings, there was no high rise toilets with the bowl and seat. Their toilets are in the ground but still made of porcelain. You had to squat to go to the bathroom; that was a new experience to me. Also, at some of the locations there was no toilet paper or soap. If travelling there, make sure to bring toilet paper and/or wet wipes, hand sanitizer and soap. We fortunately had been advised.

A really cool or chilly thing was in our hotel room to activate power you had to insert your hotel key into an outlet on the wall. Great energy saving technology; however, every time we left the heater kicked off so it was freezing when we got back. Winter is short in Shenzhen and only really gets to the low 50s so there is NO heat in most locations. Most buildings were freezing inside and we left our coats and gloves on.

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Chaheati on the Move

Oof! We sure have been busy lately. Where to begin? Well, back in October we were working on the logistics involved with getting our Chaheati heated camp chair manufactured and shipped to us in time for our November opening of public orders for the chair. And guess what? We made it! On November 5, we began processing and shipping our first public orders for the chair.

It’s been a long road to get to that point, let me tell you. That has included a pretty intense sales and marketing campaign. Part of that campaign has included getting listed in the November and December issue of St. Louis Sports Magazine. And of course we’ve been utilizing social networking to get the Chaheati name out there. We’ve been utilizing our Facebook and Twitter accounts on a fairly regular basis to get the word out.

Leading up to the November opening we were busy in many other ways. On October 27, we were delighted to have Fox 2 News in the Morning spend some time with us talking about Chaheati. It was a lot of fun talking to John Pertzborn and Tim Ezell about the heated camp chair:

We’ve also made progress on our website, working to update the feel and content. We worked to get our store and cart system added and added more specific information about the Chaheati and terms of use for the site. It’s amazing how the site has been shaping up since we first started.

Finally, we’ve been attending numerous tailgating events, having fun and talking Chaheati. We tailgated at the Mizzou and Kansas State game on November 13 and have been tailgating all of the Rams’ home games. We’ve met a lot of great people during these events, and we’ve reaffirmed that there is a need for a durable, waterproof heated camp chair. We’ll be at the corner of Cole St. and Broadway in St. Louis on November 21, December 19, and December 26, tailgating the remainder of the Rams’ home games. Stop by and talk football and Chaheati with us!