One of our most popular pads is the No. 8. It is the long, skinny Rhodia pad – 3 x 8 1/4.” Up until recently, it only came with graph paper. Now, the No. 8 comes with a black cover as well as orange, and lined or graph paper. But the orange graph pad continues to lead all other versions in sales.
I use mine to write household lists – lists of errands, to dos, and the weekly grocery list. Out of habit, I still use graph paper although generally I prefer lined to write.
The No. 8 is responsible for getting the Rhodia brand into a nationally known bookstore chain. The sales rep took the buyer out for a cup of coffee to discuss products and put her No. 8 on the table to take notes. A young man walking by (it was an outdoor cafe) noticed the pad and exclaimed it was just the one he was looking for! Where could he buy it?
That remark clinched the deal for the sales rep.
That was a heart-warming story for us at Exaclair! This story has many different versions but one common theme: People who use Rhodia are its best ambassadors.