This issue includes news of an important ArmaSkin business opportunity in the USA.
Our lead pic is from Tracey Q and the Escaping Your Comfort Zone band of hikers travelling from Bryce's Flat to the Blowhole and then Diggings Loop and Spur Loop in Hepburn Regional Park (Victoria). All in Dja Dja Wurrung Country.
Cape to Cape with Hayley
Mission Accomplished!! The Cape to Cape track Western Australia. 135km of soul crushing sand. But what a track! Huge shout out to Lighter Faster Hire for allowing me to take a Hyperlite Mountain Gear pack out for a spin!! More track goodness to come!
And ArmaSkin? Once again "no blisters" thanks to ArmaSkin liner socks.
And keep up to date on Hayley's hiking adventures via her terrific YouTube Channel Set to Hike
There is a rumour that Hayley is relocating to New Zealand! If that's the case you can anticipate some new magical videos coming our way.
Orangeville Foot Clinic
We are delighted to announce that we have taken an important step to support ArmaSkin in Canada.
Ontario based, Orangeville Foot Clinic has joined our network of International Resellers and is stocking ArmaSkin for the convenience of our Canadian customers.
For whatever reason, and exacerbated by constraints on international freight during this health crisis deliveries from Australia to Canada have taken just too long for proper customer satisfaction.
We invite our Canadian customers to contact Orangeville not only for their ArmaSkin supplies but also to check in if you have other foot care issues. Orangeville is led by chiropodist, Ali Nasr-Esfahani,
Initially their stock is limited but this will change as demand strengthens.
Orangeville Foot Clinic
U12-15 Elizabeth St (Second Floor)
Orangeville, ON L9W 3X3
Their website is orangevillefootclinic.com At time of publishing it is not possible to purchase on-line from the website, however this will be changing shortly. In the meantime contact Orangeville by phone or email.
West Highland Way (Scotland)
Greg (far right) and his two mates are currently treading Scotland's West Highland Way. (and yes the man in the middle is about to head off to get his hiking gear).
The West Highland Way stretches 96 miles (154 Km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in a huge variety of scenery along the way, from countryside parks to loch-shores and open moorlands to steep mountains.
Normally the route is completed from south to north, the thinking behind this being the southern stages are easier and will prepare you for the more demanding northern stages.
Greg has opted for blister prevention with ArmaSkin. Sure looks like some damp hiking ahead so a good decision indeed.
USA Amazon ArmaSkin Reseller Opportunity
If you are in the USA you may have noted that ArmaSkin has been available via Amazon.
We have been operating there on a Fulfilled By Amazon basis for four years.
We wish to take this opportunity to explore operating on a Fulfilled by Merchant basis which means that our third party needs to be willing to hold stock and mail out orders as they are received via Amazon. While stock will require some space, this is definitely a working opportunity that can be done from home or an existing business.
It is important to note that we are likely to offer this arrangement to only one party for the USA which gives a level of certainty to the economics of their business.
Since this party will be holding stock it also opens up the opportunity for them to also sell direct to the public in the USA
If you are in the USA and would like more information on this opportunity please email email@example.com a brief outline of your interest. Clearly if you have a good track record as an Amazon marketer that will be an advantage however being a fan of ArmaSkin as a user will also make for a stronger ongoing relationship.
3 Capes with Tracey W. (Tasmania)
Tracey W. on Day 3 of her Tasmanian adventure captured - Cape Pillar, The Chasm and The Blade.
"Whilst trail is easy the distance is hard with stairs and a dropped foot. Solo walking but unimaginable scenes so when considering turning back you see more.
Inclement weather made for very wet slippery boardwalks on return!!"
There are some absolutely fabulous pictures on Tracey's Instagram account. Tracew1979
Despite Tracey having a dropped foot she amazes us with her hiking adventures and is a true ArmaSkin fan!
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show : Postponed!
The recent spike in community transmission of Covid in Melbourne has led to the postponement of ORA 2021.
This show for Australian outdoors enthusiasts and in particular those with an interest in gear retailing will hopefully be rescheduled for later this year.
If you are interested in acting as an ArmaSkin reseller please don't hesitate to contact us at ArmaSkin.
Orangeville Foot Clinic captured the essence of blister prevention in a recent blog on their site.
"Blisters can be painful or become infected! For the average person’s foot and toe, blisters are usually self-healing within five days from them occurring. Blisters associated with medical conditions such as Diabetes or epidermolysis bullosa acquisita (EBA) may take longer to repair.
Nevertheless, blisters can also be a breeding ground for bacteria that can result in serious infections. Hence, taking steps to prevent blisters is highly preferable medically but it also avoids the pain and adverse effects of walking with a blister.
In this post, you can find useful information about the causes for blisters, what you should or should not do to prevent them, and what additional preventative options or treatments we can offer at Orangeville Foot Clinic."
Check the full blog here: Everything you need to know for blister prevention.
During May we received a disappointing delivery from the Post Office. A batch of ArmaSkin destined for the USA had been returned to us. We've tried to make alternative arrangements for this sad turn of events and apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers.
Hopefully part of a longer term solution to improving delivery performance to USA customers will come from our Amazon USA initiative.
OxFam Trailwalker (Melbourne and Sydney)
During April we posted a blog that provides a series of hints for those preparing for the Trailwalker.
Here's a link in case you missed it.
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney
Friday 3- Sunday 5 September
Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne
Friday 8 - Sunday 10 October
For more details visit Oxfam.com.au
If you are organising a Team for the Trailwalker, please contact us with your Team name so we can find ways to support your efforts.
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A big thanks to Tracey W. for shouting out as an ArmaSkin fan on her recent 3 Capes hiking adventure. Our monthly ArmaSkin prize will be heading her way soon!
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