Photosnap Photobooths are Manufacturing Local Business
Two local businesses are proving that manufacturing still has a future in Western Australia, with quality and reliability providing an edge in two very different markets.
Both Welshpool-based Daisy Pool Covers and Rollers, and Malaga business Photosnap have manufacturing operations in Perth, and have managed to find international markets for their products.
Photo booth manufacturer Photosnap has an even stronger local commitment, deciding against chasing cheaper production costs offshore and manufacturing everything locally.
The business says this decision has led to increased customer loyalty and recognition of its service quality in the 2015 Asia-Pacific business excellence awards.
The decision to commit to an Australian made product was cemented five years ago when Perth businessmen Jason D’Costa and Troy Marley joined forces.
The founding partners of Photosnap drew on Mr D’Costa’s early success in leasing one photo booth, and Mr Marley’s skills learned from his business operating and rebuilding arcade machines.
They now have eight staff mostly former cabinet makers, in their 375 square metre manufac-turing warehouse and have built and either leased or sold more than 300 photo booths in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr D’Costa told Business News his customers appreciated the business’s decision to keep things local because Photosnap worked with them to customise services that gave them returns on their investment, such as corporate branding on pictures that could be printed as well as shared on social media.
“Absolutely our venues see a lot of benefits, and in terms of quality there’s a vast difference,” Mr D’Costa said.
“As we develop, particularly in terms of our software offering, we can really break into new markets. We’re pushing booths to venues so venues can leverage off a profitable piece of equipment to convert more sales or to have a point of difference from other venues.”
He said the business had never been tempted to shave costs by offshoring major work, even choosing to source its own supplies locally.
“We source Canon DSLR cameras from the Good Guys in Malaga, we use Mitsubishi dye sublimation printers from our supplier on the Gold Coast, we use an Australian supplier for our touch screens who’s in Melbourne, and the cabinetry is sourced from a Perth supplier Worldwide Timber Traders,” Mr D’Costa said.
“It’s not all about the dollars at the end of the day, it’s more about our business helping clients realise their goals.”PHOTOSNAP PHOTOBOOTHS – PROFILE
Whether you’re looking to buy, hire or lease Australia’s best quality photobooths, you’ve come to the right place! Photosnap offer a diverse range of booths that can be completely customised to suit any requirements. Our expert team design and build the booths in our Perth workshop to ensure strict quality control, so you get a fantastic product that we’re proud to put our name to.
Our photobooths are available across Australia to hire for events, buy to start your own Photobooth hire business, or to buy as an addition to your existing entertainment business. We also offer flexible Photobooth leasing opportunities to event venues throughout Australia, and dedicated finance solutions and business packages to support your business success.
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE FORUM & AWARDS – PROFILE
The Business Excellence Awards honour excellence in small and medium businesses from around the world, showcasing exceptional results for business owners, entrepreneurs and their teams. The ‘Best Client Results’ award is given in recognition of the business coach whose clients have achieved the top results from around the given region.
Award finalists were also offered the opportunity to take part in the Business Excellence Forum, featuring seminars with leading businesspeople, including ActionCOACH Founder and Chairman Brad Sugars.
The three-day event is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation, business excellence and business re-education for owners and teams who operate and work in small-and-medium sized businesses.
ActionCOACH is the world’s number one business coaching and executive coaching firm, with more than 1,000 offices in over 50 countries, coaching more than 15,000 businesses every week. To learn more, go to actioncoach.com.