2002-2006 - I worked for Pitney Bowes and learned the industry but decided to leave and buy a restaurant.
2006-2007 - Owned and Managed my restaurant. During this year I had a lot of my old Pitney Bowes customers calling me asking if there was anywhere else they could buy the ink cartridges. Since Pitney Bowes almost had a monopoly I decided to give customers an alternate and local choice.
2007 - I started ASAP Meter Ink part time on September 1st and full time May 15th, 2008. Demand had become so high that Pitney Bowes became proactive in competing with me by calling customers with an 'Ink Win back Program' and mailing out letters and catalogues.
2009 - I began selling Neopost and Francotyp-Postalia ink cartridges.
2010 - I began offering a loyalty program where customers earn credit from their postage meter ink purchases to use towards acquiring a future postage meter when their current lease expired.
2011 - We moved our head office to a larger facility to accommodate our growth.
2012 - Hit 5,000 customers and decided to expand product lines. Customers have suggested that I start selling other ink cartridges for printers, faxes and copiers. I now offer HP, Lexmark, Brother and many other brands under the name ASAP Printer Ink. We now have ASAP Meter Ink, ASAP Printer Ink, ASAP Custom Printing, ASAP Mail Services and ASAP Office Supplies under the ASAP Group umbrella.
2013 - Added strategic partners with warehouses across North America(Delta, Langley, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Syracuse and Seattle). Granted approval from the Canadian Government for The Postage Meter Guy to be Trademarked.
- "A+" rating on the BBB
- Top 10 semi-finalist in the 2013 Small Business BC Awards for the Best Company Award
- Worked with the UVIC Gustavson School of Business hiring co-op students
- Langley Environmental Hero 2010 and 2012
- Received 280+ Customer Testimonials
- Over 10,000 customers in all Provinces and 26 States
- 18,000 Postage Meter ink cartridges sold
- 50 new customers every month
We planted a forest in 2013 with The Carbon Farmer to offset our carbon footprint. http://createyourforest.ca/asap-group-and-chad-the-postage-meter-guy
For every order that got shipped a tree got planted.
In 2014 we started to Swirl - iSwirl is a cash-back customer loyalty program that allows customers to pick a charity close to them and ASAP will donate some of the sale to that charity.
A proud member of the following Chambers of Commerce:
We've also acquired some very large customers;
Canada Revenue Agency, Telus, Pepsi, Shaw Media, Sears, Pacific Blue Cross, Bell Canada, McDonalds, Petro-Canada, ICBC, RCMP, BC Lions, BC Cancer Agency, The Brick, Rona, Royal Bank, CIBC, BMO, TD Canada Trust, HSBC Bank, Envision Credit Union, Global TV, Safeway, UBC, UVIC, Douglas College, TWU, Expedia, Nintendo, Tim Hortons, Sony, Translink, Weyerhauser, YVR Airport Vancouver, Teresan Gas, London Drugs and The Texas Rangers Baseball Club
I offer same day delivery to:
Tsawwassen, Ladner, Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Cloverdale, Newton, Guildford, Fleetwood, Langley, Walnut Grove, Aldergrove, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows
24 hour delivery to:
Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Whistler and Squamish
1 day delivery to all the major city centres in Canada;
British Columbia: Vancouver Island, Victoria, Kelowna, Kamloops, Vernon, Prince George, Nanaimo, Saanich, Penticton, Campbell River, Courtenay, Parksville, Colwood, Cranbrook, Dawson Creek, Fernie, Fort St. John, Kimberley, Langford, North Cowichan, Oliver, Osoyoos, Port Alberni, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Terrace, Williams Lake, Summerland, Princeton,
Alberta: Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Strathcona, St. Albert, Medicine Hat, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Airdrie, Spruce Grove, Okotoks, Leduc, Camrose, Cochrane, Brooks, Stony Plain, Canmore
Saskatchewan: Saskatoon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Lloydminster, Prince Albert, Yorkton, Swift Current, North Battleford, Estevan
Manitoba: Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach
Ontario: Toronto, Ottawa, Barrie, Guelph, Kingston, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Brantford, Kitchener, London, St. Catherines, Niagara, Windsor, Oshawa, Sarnia, Mississauga, Hamilton, Burlington, Kanata, Peterborough, Belleville, North Bay, Cornwall, Chatham, Milton, St. Thomas, Cambridge, Waterloo, Whitby, Norfolk, Timmins, Bramton, Markham, Vaughn, Richmond Hill, Oakville, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Milton, Clarington, Sault Ste. Marie, New Market, Caledon, Welland, Aurora
Quebec: Montreal, Laval, Quebec City, Gatineau, Longueuil, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivieres, Chicoutimi, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Sault Ste. Marie, Drummondville, Saint-Jérôme, Granby, Shawinigan, Saint-Hyacinthe, Beloeil, Saguenay, Rimouski, Levis, Terrebonne, Shawinigan, Rimouski, Saint-Eustache, Victoriaville, Blainville, Ch?teauguay
Nova Scotia: Halifax, Dartmouth, Cape Breton, Sydney, Truro, New Glasgow
New Foundland: St. John's, Mount Pearl, Conception Bay South, Corner Brook, Grand Falls, Paradise, Gander, Labrador City
PEI: Charlottetown, Summerside
New Brunswick: Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton, Labrador
North West Territories - Yellowknife
Yukon - Whitehorse
Everywhere else in Canada is 2 day delivery.