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2002-2006 – Worked for Pitney Bowes selling Postage Meters in the Lower Mainland

Sept. 2006 – Left Pitney Bowes and bought a restaurant in Langley. During the next year while owning and managing my restaurant I had a lot of my old Pitney Bowes customers calling 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.

September 2007 – Started ASAP Meter Ink part time

May 2008 – Began full time as 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 started offering a loyalty program where customers earn credit from their supply purchases to use towards acquiring a future postage meter when their current lease expires.

2010 – Langley Environmental Hero

2010 – Work with the UVIC Gustavson School of Business hiring co-op students

2011 – Joined The Vancouver Board of Trade, Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Langley Chamber of Commerce, Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, Burnaby Board of Trade and the White Rock & South Surrey Chamber of Commerce. We also became a member of The World Trade Centre Association

2011 - Volunteer Career Talk Experts at the Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business and Member of Leaders of Tomorrow Mentorship program at The Vancouver Board of Trade

2012 - We began storing the product in a fulfillment warehouse called Pakmail, they do our assembly from custom labels, bagging, custom boxes and shipping. We also moved our head office to a larger facility to accommodate our growth.

2012 – Langley Environmental Hero

Over the years customers have suggested that I start selling other ink cartridges for printers, faxes and copiers.  In 2012 I began doing just that, offering HP, Lexmark, Brother and many other brands under the name ASAP Printer Ink. 

2013 – We hit the 5,000 customer mark and re-branded with 4 divisions. We now have ASAP Office Supplies, ASAP Meter Ink, and ASAP Mail Services under the ASAP Group umbrella.

2013 - We started planting a forest with The Carbon Farmer(as seen on Dragon’s Den) to offset our carbon footprint.  http://createyourforest.ca/asap-group-and-chad-the-postage-meter-guy

For every order that gets shipped a new tree gets planted

2013 - Granted approval from the Canadian Government for The Postage Meter Guy to be Trademarked

2013 - Top 10 semi-finalist in the Small Business BC Awards for the Best Company Award

2014 - Received Accreditation from the BBB

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

2015 – Added strategic partners with a number of facilities/warehouses in Burnaby, Delta, Langley, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton, Concord, Syracuse, Arizona, and Seattle

2016 – We hit 10,000 customers. We have customers in all Provinces, Territories and in 26 US States

2017 – Have 310 customer testimonials on my website and 85 testimonials on the BBB website

2018 – Started working with school PAC’s so that parents, family and friends of students can donate 5% of their purchase towards the school of their choice

2019 – Starting doing deliveries to households

2019 - Earned the A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau. 4.9 out of 5 stars and 97% approval rating

2019 - Top 10 semi-finalist in the Small Business BC Awards for the Best Company Award

2020 - Started a new division called ASAP PPE - All Personal Protective Equipment including masks, hand sanitizer, wipes, disinfectant, gloves, etc...

Some of our more prominent customers include:

Langley, Surrey, Coquitlam and Abbotsford School Districts, Township of Langley, Cities of Surrey, Delta, Vancouver, Richmond, Pitt Meadows, Victoria, Chilliwack, CRA, Telus, Pepsi, Shaw Media, 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, Translink, YVR Airport Vancouver, Teresan Gas, London Drugs

 

Philanthropic

In 2010 we donated to the Canadian Red Cross for Haiti relief. In 2011 we donated to the WWF. In 2012 we planted 1,400 trees with the Carbon Farmer. 2013-2014 Donations were made to dozens of charities through the iSwirl program. 2015-2017 donations have been made to Canucks for Kids Fund, Special Olympics, Langley Child Development, Vancouver Aquarium, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, WWF, Burnaby Homeless Society. 2018 donations of over $60,000 in discounts have been offered to 154 school PAC's, 2019 donations of $1,500 were given out to 89 school PAC's, 2020 donations of $5,800 were given out to 115 school PAC's.

 

Environmental

The boxes that contain our Postage Meter ink cartridges are made from 100% recycled material. I take back the empty ink cartridges to Staples so they can be recycled properly.  We re-use the sealing solution bottles. We receive incoming faxes directly to email. Invoices are emailed. We accept EFT as form of payment. 2012 Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge for a Sustainable Community.