Atlas Kit (North America)
Atlas Kit (North America)
The Atlas Kit
The Atlas Kit includes a canvas bag containing:
One Random International Coin- TRAVEL THE WORLD
Travel to the country of the coin, Take a Picture there with your Atlas Kit, Tag Us (@TributeProducts) on Instagram. And, First Round’s on Us!
We will Venmo you for that first round of drinks or ice cream in that country! (Age dependent! Of Course.)
One Atlas- HOLD THE WORLD
10 ml glass vial to hold the world by picking little pieces of the world from each part of the world to which you travel.
Message in Bottle: to write one handwritten note to be put into yours or your traveler's Atlas, which will stay with them for all of their travels.
One North America Travel Map- CARRY YOUR STORY
Color in your adventures and invite your friends and family leave their mark as well by signing, drawing, and writing on your map.
Free Shipping and Handling in the U.S.
Travel Map- Designed to be the canvas of your travels by offering you the artistic freedom to color in your travels across the globe. And, as we like to say, traveling is much more than just marking off the places one's been, but it is about the people we meet and adventures we have along the way. And, because our Travel Maps are specifically designed to be brought along with your travels, this uniquely offers you the opportunity to capture your whole story and not just the places you've been by providing space for friends, family, and fellow travelers you've met along the way to leave their mark as well with handwritten messages, notes, signatures, pictures, etc. Therefore, allowing your canvas to display the truest reflection of your travels.
Designed to be hung in one's home between their travels, so that colors can tell one's story, the handwritten notes from friends and family support it, all while the white space simply tells one where their next adventures lies.
Your Atlas (10 ml Glass Vial)- Provided to be used as a way collect and save the places of one’s travels. Done by collecting a small pebble or grains of sand/dirt from each place one visits and saving it in their Atlas Bottle.
First place recommended to add should be one's home. That way no matter how far one travels, a small piece of home is always with them.
The Atlas Project
A project so grand and just-possible that it should take any traveler a lifetime to complete. The objective is to ultimately color in every country on their Travel Map and collect a small piece of Earth from all those places in the Atlas Bottle so that they are in effect holding the whole world just like Atlas, the Greek God.
Each kit comes with one random international coin that if you or the traveler in your life for whom you bought our Atlas Kit makes it to that country, then first round is on us: be it a round of ice cream or drinks (typically, age dependent!)
Message in a Bottle: Each kit also contains a small slip of paper in case you would like to write a small handwritten note that is can be put into your Traveler's Atlas and that will stay with them for all of their travels. Now, the Atlas Project isn't just some summer project or year long project, like traveling, it is meant to be a life pursuit. Therefore, the message you write will not just last a year or two but decades, so that ten, twenty, thirty years from now when the traveler of your life, be it your son or daughter, nephew or niece, mom or dad, aunt or uncle, grandma or grandpa or just a good friend, walk up those stairs to the top of the Great Wall of China and goes to pick up that small piece of it to put it into their Atlas. There you will be with your handwritten note rolled up saying, "...."- Well, that is for you to decide!
What attempts have you made to build your business? Have you been successful?
I have built my business solely on a cash-flow positive growth strategy. I started with selling to friends and family and was fortunate to have enough of their support to be able to access weekend-markets. Now, that we have been fortunate enough again to have found support from our customers at those weekend-markets to be able to invest in the expansion of our product line to develop a product that will be better suited and received in a retail-store setting….
What do you intend to do with the investment funds? Where will the money go? With the investment funds, we would like to invest it into three primary channels…
Since we have started selling our Atlas Kits, we have been often asked how this little project of ours came to be. Well the truth is that the origin of the Atlas Project has several different roots with each feature having its own story….Travel Map:
Since we have started selling our Atlas Kits, we have been often asked how this little project of ours came to be. Well the truth is that the origin of the Atlas Project has several different roots with each feature having its own story….
Our other big challenge that I realized we had while selling at the markets was the overall depth to the concept behind our product as the Atlas Project so much more than just a map, a bottle, or a random international coin. This has led to some significant challenges in regard to consumer education. So, we perfected our pitch over the course 8 months at markets, constantly experimenting and evolving over the thousands of times we told it until we could tell our full story in 30 seconds or less.
Some of the biggest hurdles that our business face is one that I feel many businesses face, especially ones who have invented a new concept/product, which is marketing and finding ways to share our product while having access to very little capital or resources. We never took out a massive loan or had a venture capitalist backing us which would have provided us a long financial runway to run a sustained and effective social media campaign. We didn’t have access to social media influencers or the capital to invest in having an influencer share our story…..
As we promised, we have some big news to share with all of you! After 8 months of selling our Atlas Project in markets across the Northeast, shipping orders across the U.S. and in some cases the world, being sold in three different shops in the Greater Boston area, and of course, buying first rounds for Atlas Travelers on four different continents, we have finally positioned ourselves in regards to our growth trajectory and numbers to go for the big move. A move that has been suggested to us by many of you at nearly every market! We’ve officially decided to fill out and submit our application for Shark Tank!
A few short weeks ago, we had our final summer market of the season in SOWA, and we couldn’t imagine ending on a higher note or with nicer people!
With the official end of the summer market season, we are now preparing for our first official Holiday Season! (i.e., basically, the Super Bowl for small businesses) It’s hard to believe how almost exactly a year ago today, I was loading UPS trucks at 3 o’clock in the morning for the Holiday Season, and now a year later those same trucks will now be delivering our Atlas Travel Journals and Kits around the world!
It has been a long road to get here, but here we are. To understand our products, I think it is necessary for you to understand the reasons why we named our company, Tribute Products. Besides being my first car- Mazda Tribute ES-V6- that put us on this road all those years ago, Tribute is our way of acknowledging that our ideas and projects didn't just materialize out of thin air but were the…..
When I was about eleven years old and in the prime of my little league career, and my mom managed to steal a little sand from the mound of Yankee Stadium and put it into my bat bag. I swear, that whole summer, I thought I was a New York Yankee, and it awoken me to the fact of how something so simple so little and otherwise insignificant as sand or dirt could become so meaningful and even powerful when given a story….