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When some major retailers acknowledged that their businesses were also subject to Pareto’s 80/20 Principle, they received some ‘helpful’ advice from an unlikely source, Henry Kissinger.

Although Pareto’s Principle was originally designed to describe the unequal distribution or wealth, some retailers also acknowledged that the same rule applied to their retail business, with 80% of their sales coming from 20% of their lines. Henry Kissinger’s riposte was to suggest that retailer limit their stock lines to the 20%. Whilst his over-simplistic solution was, perhaps, tongue in cheek; it certainly highlighted some of the challenges facing retailers.

Retailer’s shelf-space is valuable real estate and every business needs to get a good return on their investment. As a consequence, there is a constant battle to find new product lines that appeal to consumers and deliver acceptable profits. In a “me too’” market, finding something unique and keeping ahead of the game is vital to the success of any retail business.

Irrespective of the size of your business, Thirstys coasters can provide you with that competitive edge. They can be purchased in large or small quantities, are a useful adornment to any table or desk and they are manufactured with traditional materials, such as a ‘thick and thirsty’ absorbent pulpwood, which is then litho-printed with the clients design…directly onto the board.

Clients can come up with their own unique designs that can be printed onto the coasters in full colour. These are available in standard sizes of 94mm round or 94mm square with rounded corners. But that’s not all, for retailers wishing to have special sizes, shapes, finishes or cut-outs can also be accommodated. For example, if you want to create your own placemat set, to include matching placemats and coasters, Thirstys can manufacture these on your behalf. (Please note: suitable for larger volumes only due to the initial cost of creating the die.

Thirstys can pack the coasters on your behalf either using packaging supplied by you or sourcing it on your behalf. Orders can be shipped directly to your retail stores or a central distribution hub. If you prefer, then the coasters can by shipped in bulk for packing at any third party supplier. Here at Thirstys, we recognise the need to remain flexible and tailor our approach to each clients needs.

With the ability to set the rules of the game, retailers can opt for smaller quantities designed to attract seasonal trends such as Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s day and so on, or to create unique bundles. For example, coasters which match napkins or perhaps coasters which are bundled with complimentary goods, such as bar runners or even exclusive wines, ales, drinks or food stuffs.

Because you are dealing direct with the manufacturer, you are not only in charge of the design, shape and volumes, by creating something unique, you can control the selling price to maximise your return. It is difficult to describe a product as expensive if it can’t easily be compared with another. Just like a Rembrandt, your product will be unique and whilst others may copy the principle, it can never be directly compared.

One of the best aspects of retailing unique coasters is that they are incremental sales and do not simply take revenue from a similar product offered in-store.

Thirstys has an unequalled reputation for high levels of service and, above all, being receptive to new ideas, concepts, as well as being at the forefront of new processes to maximise the potential of coasters. Our business is dedicated to manufacturing beer coasters; it is not a side-line, but our vocation.

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What Our Clients Say

  • I cant thank you guys enough for what you are doing for me, from the first phone call, I've spoken to Debbie, Leigh and Andrea and you are all lovely, efficient and very helpful - its rare to find a supplier like that & I really really appreciate it.

    I cant thank you guys enough for what you are doing for me, from the first phone call, I've spoken to Debbie, Leigh and Andrea and you are all lovely, efficient and very helpful - its rare to find a supplier like that & I really really appreciate it.

    Mike P. - Promotional Company

  • Received – excellent product and service – much appreciated - many thanks

    Received – excellent product and service – much appreciated - many thanks

    Brian B. - Interior Design Company

  • Got to say your customer service is second to none. You are without doubt the most efficient company I deal with.

    Got to say your customer service is second to none. You are without doubt the most efficient company I deal with.

    Irene H. NHS PCT

  • Brilliant, thanks again for all the quick work. Just got them and they look fantastic. Customer service is tip top too, thanks again for your help.

    Brilliant, thanks again for all the quick work. Just got them and they look fantastic. Customer service is tip top too, thanks again for your help.

    Stuart H. - Print Company

  • Just wanted to say I LOVE the beer mats – thank you so much they look absolutely amazing!

    Just wanted to say I LOVE the beer mats – thank you so much they look absolutely amazing!

    Carly M. - Marketing Manager, Solicitors

  • Just to say I have received the beer mats.

    Thank you for your efficiency and for all of the help with them - I have had a number of compliments on them already!!

    Just to say I have received the beer mats.

    Thank you for your efficiency and for all of the help with them - I have had a number of compliments on them already!!

    Sasha. - Beer mats for Birthday Celebration

  • The Beermats have arrived (so I’ve been told- I’m not in this week) and apparently they look great! so hopefully we should be working together again, many thanks for all your help

    The Beermats have arrived (so I’ve been told- I’m not in this week) and apparently they look great! so hopefully we should be working together again, many thanks for all your help

    Jane. - UK based pub

  • I would like to say what a great job you have done - You’re nice people, and really really good at your job. My client has not seen them yet, but I am confident that they will be happy.

    Many thanks for the hard work, you and your team did on getting these out on time.

    I would like to say what a great job you have done - You’re nice people, and really really good at your job. My client has not seen them yet, but I am confident that they will be happy.

    Many thanks for the hard work, you and your team did on getting these out on time.

    Rob. - Print Broker

  • Just a quick note to say we got our beer-mats today and they exceed our expectations, many thanks. - The colours are great, on time and budget

    Just a quick note to say we got our beer-mats today and they exceed our expectations, many thanks. - The colours are great, on time and budget

    Alison. - Micro Brewery

  • Just to let you know that the beer mats arrived on Thursday and I am so pleased! - They are super quality. I was a bit worried about the reproduction of the images and colours but it’s all fab.

    Just to let you know that the beer mats arrived on Thursday and I am so pleased! - They are super quality. I was a bit worried about the reproduction of the images and colours but it’s all fab.

    Clare C. - Professional Photographer

  • The beermats arrived yesterday, and we love them! - Thanks for doing a great job

    The beermats arrived yesterday, and we love them! - Thanks for doing a great job

    Martin. - Church

  • Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic service, speedy delivery and excellent product – my client is thrilled with them which means so am I :- )

    Thanks to all involved

    Just wanted to thank you for the fantastic service, speedy delivery and excellent product – my client is thrilled with them which means so am I :- )

    Thanks to all involved

    Sarah H. - Print Company

  • Just wanted to say thanks and how impressed I am with the beer mats; they arrived this morning and they’re exactly what I wanted, it really has made my day (it’s the little things!).

    Thanks for the speedy process; absolutely awesome service all round.

    Just wanted to say thanks and how impressed I am with the beer mats; they arrived this morning and they’re exactly what I wanted, it really has made my day (it’s the little things!).

    Thanks for the speedy process; absolutely awesome service all round.

    Benny. - UK Consumer

  • Just wanted to let you know that the beermats were a great hit. - Thanks for all your help on this, will defo use you guys again

    Just wanted to let you know that the beermats were a great hit. - Thanks for all your help on this, will defo use you guys again

    Lindie. - Reseller

  • To any one that is thinking of buying beer mats, I would strongly suggest saving your time shopping around and just buy direct from Thirstys. You will not be disappointed.

    We are extremely happy and pleased with the finished product.... once again thank you.

    To any one that is thinking of buying beer mats, I would strongly suggest saving your time shopping around and just buy direct from Thirstys. You will not be disappointed.

    We are extremely happy and pleased with the finished product.... once again thank you.

    Mark S, United Christian Marketing

  • Just wanted to let you know that the beermats for the Beer Festival are all present and correct - and looking great!

    Thank you!

    Just wanted to let you know that the beermats for the Beer Festival are all present and correct - and looking great!

    Thank you!

    Christine J. - Leeds CAMRA

  • I have them, and they're gorgeous! - Thank you all so much.

    I have them, and they're gorgeous! - Thank you all so much.

    Sarah L. - Films & Events Programmer

  • The order arrived in good time, thanks for getting this order to us so quickly. We were really impressed by the quality of what you produced, the beer mats were a real success at our event.

    Everyone left with a really unique souvenir from their trip to London.

    The order arrived in good time, thanks for getting this order to us so quickly. We were really impressed by the quality of what you produced, the beer mats were a real success at our event.

    Everyone left with a really unique souvenir from their trip to London.

    Gareth. - Beermats for a Private Event

  • We just thought we would say thank you for the file copies and that we are really impressed with your own new Thirstys Beermats - they look absolutely brilliant the design is great!!

    We just thought we would say thank you for the file copies and that we are really impressed with your own new Thirstys Beermats - they look absolutely brilliant the design is great!!

    Gemma M. - Promotions Company

  • Received the receipt of payment through the post today; just wanted to say a big thank you for all the help you've given! It has been great working with such an efficient and professional company!

    Received the receipt of payment through the post today; just wanted to say a big thank you for all the help you've given! It has been great working with such an efficient and professional company!

    Kate F. - Video Production Company

  • The beer mats have arrived. Thanks for the excellent service.

    The beer mats have arrived. Thanks for the excellent service.

    Mike A. - Insurance Industry

  • Just a quick email to say a big thanks for our beer mat job.

    Everyone is really pleased with the finished job. Everyone at Thirstys was really helpful and friendly on the phone and via email. You also turned the job around very quickly considering I gave you a tight deadline and... View More..

    Just a quick email to say a big thanks for our beer mat job.

    Everyone is really pleased with the finished job. Everyone at Thirstys was really helpful and friendly on the phone and via email. You also turned the job around very quickly considering I gave you a tight deadline and Christmas was in the middle!

    Lucy - Graphic Designer

  • Just took delivery of the Beermats, they look superb! - Will really jazz the Woolpack up.

    Just took delivery of the Beermats, they look superb! - Will really jazz the Woolpack up.

    Neil - ITV

  • You really are great. The beer mats arrived this morning. They look brilliant.

    Thanks once again, you're Super Stars

    You really are great. The beer mats arrived this morning. They look brilliant.

    Thanks once again, you're Super Stars

    KEV - Print Company

  • I hope you are well and thank you so much for the Beer Mats for one of our pubs The Chequers Inn - they look fantastic! SO good that we would love to make more for another one of our pubs - The Wheatsheaf Inn.

    Would you be able to design a beer mat to correspond with our menu design

    I hope you are well and thank you so much for the Beer Mats for one of our pubs The Chequers Inn - they look fantastic! SO good that we would love to make more for another one of our pubs - The Wheatsheaf Inn.

    Would you be able to design a beer mat to correspond with our menu design

    Jessie - Events & Marketing Co.

  • Just wanted to thank you again for a lovely job.
    Received my beer mats the other day and have been excitedly packaging them up ready to sell at two forthcoming exhibitions of my artwork.
    Thank you Thirstys!

    Just wanted to thank you again for a lovely job.
    Received my beer mats the other day and have been excitedly packaging them up ready to sell at two forthcoming exhibitions of my artwork.
    Thank you Thirstys!

    Clare C. - Professional Photographer

  • My customer received their coasters today and absolutely loves them - thank you very much.

    My customer received their coasters today and absolutely loves them - thank you very much.

    Keely T. - Sales Coordinator

  • Thought I'd drop you a line to let you know it was a pleasure to do business with you and we're very happy with the mats.... so much so that we're thinking of doing another similar themed event.

    Thank you for all the help and support, much appreciated.

    Thought I'd drop you a line to let you know it was a pleasure to do business with you and we're very happy with the mats.... so much so that we're thinking of doing another similar themed event.

    Thank you for all the help and support, much appreciated.

    Patrick G. - Energy Saving Co.

  • Just wanted to say the drink coasters arrived yesterday and they look absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Thank-you so much for all your help and turning them around so quickly!! Really helpful – we’re going to start giving them out at an event next weekend!!

    Just wanted to say the drink coasters arrived yesterday and they look absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Thank-you so much for all your help and turning them around so quickly!! Really helpful – we’re going to start giving them out at an event next weekend!!

    Simon C. - Scouts Group

  • Just an email to thank you for the beermats. I’m extremely pleased with how these have turned out and your customer service was excellent. Great job all around!

    Just an email to thank you for the beermats. I’m extremely pleased with how these have turned out and your customer service was excellent. Great job all around!

    James L. - Eco-Friendly Company

  • Just to let you know that my order has arrived and I’m very pleased with it - many thanks for your assistance in processing it so quickly and such good quality.

    Just to let you know that my order has arrived and I’m very pleased with it - many thanks for your assistance in processing it so quickly and such good quality.

    Janet.R-Party Organiser

  • Just thought I'd say thank you for the beer mats which arrived this afternoon, I love them and my Dad Keith would have loved them too!

    Just thought I'd say thank you for the beer mats which arrived this afternoon, I love them and my Dad Keith would have loved them too!

    Ali.W-Private Individual

  • THANK YOU so much, the beermats I ordered for my niece’s 21st are stunning! Your packaging arrived 10,000km away in perfect condition.

    THANK YOU so much, the beermats I ordered for my niece’s 21st are stunning! Your packaging arrived 10,000km away in perfect condition.

    Heather.B - Private Buyer

  • Hi all at Thirstys
    Thanks for the excellent and uniform print quality on the coasters - best I have seen printed on board and thanks for the really compact and secure way they were packaged. Simply a perfect print service, thank you. I look forward to ordering with Thirstys again soon.

    Hi all at Thirstys
    Thanks for the excellent and uniform print quality on the coasters - best I have seen printed on board and thanks for the really compact and secure way they were packaged. Simply a perfect print service, thank you. I look forward to ordering with Thirstys again soon.

    Jerome.T - Taxi Firm

  • I LOVVVVVVVEEEEEEE THEM!!!!!!
    Thank you so much.
    Can't wait to work with you again.

    I LOVVVVVVVEEEEEEE THEM!!!!!!
    Thank you so much.
    Can't wait to work with you again.

    Steve.W - Print Buyer

  • I think the extra care is exactly what customers appreciate - if we need beermats done again in the future we know where to look!

    I think the extra care is exactly what customers appreciate - if we need beermats done again in the future we know where to look!

    Steven T, Online Game Developer

  • Hi - just a line to say massive thanks for the mats that were delivered today. I am delighted with them, and very impressed with your quick turnaround :)
    Many thanks

    Hi - just a line to say massive thanks for the mats that were delivered today. I am delighted with them, and very impressed with your quick turnaround :)
    Many thanks

    Nic, - LGBT Forum

  • Hi Leigh, Andrea and the rest of the team

    I just wanted to say thanks so much for fulfilling our order so quickly and for being really great at customer service. I wanted to let you know we really appreciated it! Here’s the email I just received upon delivery of the... View More..

    Hi Leigh, Andrea and the rest of the team

    I just wanted to say thanks so much for fulfilling our order so quickly and for being really great at customer service. I wanted to let you know we really appreciated it! Here’s the email I just received upon delivery of the mats:

    "beermats here...they are amazing!!!!!"

    So, we’re v happy customers.

    Annie M, - Designer

  • The beer mats have arrived and they look amazing! Thanks ever so much for such a quick turnaround and such great quality! We will definitely be using you again :))

    The beer mats have arrived and they look amazing! Thanks ever so much for such a quick turnaround and such great quality! We will definitely be using you again :))

    Katrina, M - Mktg & Creative Manager

  • HUGE thanks for the most recent Coffee House Sessions order. They came out brilliantly and arrived on time. You guys are great.

    HUGE thanks for the most recent Coffee House Sessions order. They came out brilliantly and arrived on time. You guys are great.

    Vinesh P, - Coffee House Sessions

  • We just received our beermats today and they're excellent! Many thanks, we'll order more when these have run out.

    We just received our beermats today and they're excellent! Many thanks, we'll order more when these have run out.

    David G. - French Brewer

  • Our beer mats arrived and they look excellent.

    Thanks for the prompt production and delivery!

    Our beer mats arrived and they look excellent.

    Thanks for the prompt production and delivery!

    Steve M, - Marketing Director

  • Fantastic service yet again guys, our lovely beermats just arrived!!!

    Fantastic service yet again guys, our lovely beermats just arrived!!!

    Lee H. - Taxi Firm

  • The mats arrived over the weekend & are perfect! Thank you so much, it has been a pleasure doing business with you :)

    The mats arrived over the weekend & are perfect! Thank you so much, it has been a pleasure doing business with you :)

    Lisa.T - Landlady in Keighley

  • The beermats arrived at lunch time, another great job!

    The beermats arrived at lunch time, another great job!

    Kim.W - Print Buyer

  • To Everyone at Thirstys

    This is just a quick thank you for the top notch beer mats you produced for us. They look fantastic. We are all really happy with them and can't wait to distribute to pubs across North Yorkshire.
    Thanks again for all your hard work.

    To Everyone at Thirstys

    This is just a quick thank you for the top notch beer mats you produced for us. They look fantastic. We are all really happy with them and can't wait to distribute to pubs across North Yorkshire.
    Thanks again for all your hard work.

    Candice.D - Rural Action Yorkshire

  • Thank you for the experience we’ve had with Thirstys.

    From the outset you guys have been friendly, helpful and quick to get back to us with any queries we’ve had. The coasters arrived this morning and we’re all really pleased with the result and we’re sure everyone at our event... View More..

    Thank you for the experience we’ve had with Thirstys.

    From the outset you guys have been friendly, helpful and quick to get back to us with any queries we’ve had. The coasters arrived this morning and we’re all really pleased with the result and we’re sure everyone at our event tonight will be too!

    Lara.G - Retail Interior Design

  • I would just like to say that it has been a breath of fresh air to deal with a company that has positive people and a can do attitude!

    I would just like to say that it has been a breath of fresh air to deal with a company that has positive people and a can do attitude!

    Richard.W - Marketeer

  • Just wanted to thank you for the beer mats. They look great and the customer service you provided was brilliant. I'll be in touch when we need more doing. Thanks again.

    Just wanted to thank you for the beer mats. They look great and the customer service you provided was brilliant. I'll be in touch when we need more doing. Thanks again.

    Ed.W - Brewery in Sheffield

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