Hi, and welcome to the podcast channel with www.podcastmybusiness.com.au And today we have Katy Reed from www.rollabottle.com.au. How are you, Katy?
Katy Reed Oh, hey, Tony. I’m well, thank you. Thanks for having me.
Tony And I’d normally like evergreen content. But you know, we’ll be talking about Rona for several decades. So we can talk about your awesome relief. And like I said before, I’m surprised you’re not drunk because Melbourne is now free.
Katy Reed Whoa, we’ll definitely be popping some corks. Wow, it’s gonna be somewhat different. But talking about that. I mean, you know, you can pop a few roller bottles. Is this after that song? Isn’t the song roll out the barrel or roll at the bottle or something? Is that Yeah, recently
So there’s quite a lot of things I like about the roller bottle. And it’s exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a bottle that you can squash and you can roll it out. That’s right. Yeah, So the concept is just trying to make a water bottle, easy to carry, because we’re finding that a lot of people have just about everybody’s got a reusable bottle, but they don’t necessarily take them with them when they go out.
And it’s like, I’ve got my metal bottle, but it’s in the car, or it’s clunky. So I’ll leave it at home. And then when you’re in debt, when you’re out, you end up sort of being thirsty or buying bottled water. So I thought, Okay, well how can we solve that problem. So a bottle that’s lightweight and flexible, so that you roll it up, and it’s you just pop it in your little bag, or it’s got a carabiner and you clip it on. So it’s very portable and easy to carry. Excellent.
Tony And the cool thing is that it’s green, I don’t mean that it’s only available in green, but it’s environmentally friendly.
Katy Reed That’s right, that’s made of foam silicon, which is a really interesting material. Actually, it’s more like a flexible glass than a plastic. So it doesn’t have the nasties in it that plastic has it’s environmentally friendly to produce. And its end of life. Abort lasts for a really long time. And we offer a lifetime guarantee on all parts. But then it can even be burnt for fuel or it can be recycled and repurposed into the road surfacing for in children’s playgrounds and their soft, spongy things. So it’s got a lot of different options.
It can have retentive life, but um, yeah, just the whole, everything about this product we tried to make as environmentally friendly as possible. What I like about it is that you can fill up the morning, or overnight, whack it in the freezer, in or handle the freezing, it’s leak proof. So when it starts the frosting The next day, and then you can roll it back up, whack it in the dishwasher at the end of the day. And job done. That’s right. And because they’re flexible, they can they’ve got the beauty that phrasing is not a problem. But they’re also really, they can withstand temperatures sort of high and low. So you can you can sterilize them, you can even boil them, you can actually because it’s flexible, you can take the whole thing apart, you can turn it inside out, and you can completely clean it. So sometimes with water bottles, you can never quite get them clean.
And there’s all you know, mysterious green things growing down the bottom of them and they start to smell and then you throw them out. And so with the roller bottle, you can actually can turn the whole things inside out, pop it in the dishwasher, or boil it to sterilize it. And what’s also great about that is you can use it for other drinks other than water because you can completely clean it out. So you know. So if you’re being healthy, you can pop your smoothie in it or your supplements if you’re going to the gym or something like that. It’s come summertime, you can even pop a sneaky little cocktail in there.
They go very nicely with a gin and tonic slice of lime.
Tony And so what are you looking forward to having in the bar the next week or so?
Katy Reed I think it’s definitely gin and tonic and summer weather coming for us? Absolutely. I’d like to say what I like about it is that Yeah, I’ll get a gin bottle, I had to go buy some just for the gym, Sunday in the bottles and find out ahead of you beforehand because I thought oh my god, this is such an awesome idea. And what makes it even more awesome now is that if you ordered two or more, you comes with the free wrapping. So that’s perfect for corporate to order, one for each staff member or for clients and so forth. They’re such a good client gift. We can do sort of, if we’ve got enough time we can even brand them up and things like that which is really nice. But we also donate 10% of our profits back to help clean up ocean plastic.
And I think that’s really important with a lot of companies with their corporate social responsibility, because you don’t want to be contributing to just giving staff and stuff that’s not useful. So what’s great about the bottles is that useful people haven’t seen them before. So that’s nice. Oh, wow, that’s something that’s really different. But the usage rates really high. After we launched, we did some, we interviewed people and did some research and got some feedback about going, Okay, our people actually using it, and the usage rate was really high, and people were using it at least once a day.
So I think from a corporate gifting perspective, that’s really fantastic. That you’re giving something that’s being used, you can also pop your name on it. So it’s a nice promo idea, but then also the fact that it’s giving back. It’s got that next element of giving for corporate social responsibility as well.
Tony skinner 06:00
Yeah, that’s fantastic. I see. You got that on the strap as well that tempted to jellyfish.
Katy Reed 06:04
Yeah, yeah, that’s what that little jellyfish is as funny. A lot of people say, oh, does that mean it’s made of jellyfish? Quiet. It’s like when I used to put the dolphin symbol on top of the can of tuna guy. Okay, so it’s made from dolphin. That’s it. Exactly. jellyfish represents the ocean that gets mistaken for food. Let’s have a bit of fun with that. It’s great when people sort of seriously ask that question. Wow. That’s, that’s a great thing.
Okay. All right, then Katie, look, for a short, quick podcast, as always a great podcast, anything else you’d like to add? And I’ll just put the colors. The other thing that’s really fun is we’ve got a section on our website where you can make your own. So we’ve got, I think there’s over 496 different color combinations that you can actually come up with with the different lids and straps. So it’s really unique as well.
So it’s, I think water bottles are an accessory these days, as much as anything else. So if you’re going to the gym, we can have one to match your outfit or, you know, one to keep one in the office one to match your work aesthetic, which and that’s always fun. And we also do gift cards. So because there’s so many different choices It is sometimes if you’re buying a gift card, choose a color for someone so you can always just send them a gift card as well.
Tony skinner 07:37
You’ve gone through all the wonderful options. It’s fantastic. Great, okay, look, thanks very much for that. Katy. That’s Katie at www.rollabottle.com.au
Katy Reed 07:49
Ah, amazing to talk to you.