TORRANCE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) engaged with Allett Wallets to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to help the company sell new products and generate more sales.
Allett Wallets was founded in 1995 and is a family-owned and operated business. For the last 26 years, Allett has manufactured and sold the world’s thinnest wallets. Last year, Allett expanded its product line to also include shop masks.
Allett owners looked to 2020 as a critical juncture in the company’s future growth strategy. A key element of that strategy was an end-to-end redesign of their marketing efforts. In February 2020, just as they began to partner with CMTC to help realize those goals, the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Allett management decided to rapidly re-purpose a portion of their operations to help the local community by manufacturing and making available reusable masks for adults and children. Their marketing plan had to adjust accordingly.
Over a four-month period, CMTC partnered with Allett to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy and tactical plan. Components included a website audit and redesign, content strategy and development, and a robust email marketing campaign. CMTC consultants provided art direction, digital asset creation, copywriting, and video production.
As a result, Allett was fully prepared to scale up quickly to introduce, market, and sell new products. The marketing strategies earned significant local media attention, which in turn generated increased sales. During the initial four months, Allett was able to hire a temporary team of 15 people. They began working with 12 new local contractors and purchased materials and services from another 13 new vendors across Southern California. In addition, Allett was able to hire one new full-time employee.
Allett estimates a sales increase of $6.5 million over a 12-month period, enabling investments of $22,400 in new products and processes and $5,000 in plant and equipment improvements. In addition, Allett designated another $2,000 for employee learning and development.
Allett’s President Bridget Muscat says of the experience, “Our decision to work with CMTC was a crucial part of our success in 2020—our highest grossing year in 26 years of business.”
About California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC)
Established in 1992, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) is a private non-profit organization that provides technical assistance, workforce development, and consulting services to small and medium-sized manufacturers throughout the state of California. CMTC operates under a number of cooperative agreements with the Federal and State government, the largest of which is with the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Department of Commerce for the State of California.