All great companies start out with an idea and a plan, and ours isn’t any different. Over a decade ago our president and founder, Dave Carmany, was sitting at his desk in the customer service department of a large label manufacturer when it hit him, “What if customers were simply offered blank labels they could design and print themselves on the fly?” Of course, selling the idea didn’t come easy, but Dave was persistent as any great entrepreneur would be. With a business plan, a little bit of funding and some sleepless nights to follow, Dave was off and running.
In the beginning, as unbelievable as it may seem, OnlineLabels.com only sold a couple of products in a couple of materials. Fortunately for Dave it was the right products in the right materials and his customers couldn’t get enough of them. However, he knew in order to grow, his product selection had to as well. After all, one of the first rules in business is making sure you have a supply to meet a demand, and listening to what the demand is. To make a long story short, Dave’s hearing was pretty good and so he added new sizes, more materials and began offering items nobody else had. Over 130 standard label sizes and 31 different label materials later, OnlineLabels.com is one of the largest manufacturers of laser and inkjet printable labels in the world with no stopping in sight.
Ask any great leader what the driving force behind their company is, and more often than not, their answer will be same. Dave’s isn’t any different. “Our people,” he says with a smile. “It’s our customer service team, our shipping department, the web development and graphics guys, the marketing folks, and programmers that make OnlineLabels.com not only a great place to work, but a great organization to do business with.” Empowered to make their own decisions, every person on staff at OnlineLabels.com shares the same vision, “Be the world leader in blank labels for laser and inkjet printers.” Oh, and have lots of fun doing it.
Whether it’s launching groundbreaking technology, like Maestro Label Designer, or building internal systems that allow for late-in-the-day orders to arrive at customers' doorsteps by 10am the next morning, or even opening up the customer service department on the weekends, OnlineLabels.com continues to do what others aren't, finding ways to do things differently…and better. "The most exciting part isn't necessarily watching our own growth, but rather the true measure of success is watching our customers' businesses grow, and simply knowing we were a part of that," Carmany adds. "And that we made it as easy as Click. Print. Stick. for them!"