Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Rhodia No. 8

Karen

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. No8 2

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.


6 thoughts on “Rhodia No. 8

  1. I’ve been trying (although without much effort) to figure out what these things are used for. My first guesses have been that they’re used for note taking on narrow school desks, or in narrow spaces by cash registers. But I guess people just write on them — no real mystery.

  2. I’ve been trying (although without much effort) to figure out what these things are used for. My first guesses have been that they’re used for note taking on narrow school desks, or in narrow spaces by cash registers. But I guess people just write on them — no real mystery.

  3. I love my No 8 pad. I use it both horizontally and vertically for so many different notes. I’ve gotten used to the grid paper and as long as I can’t get it in a blank, I will continue to use the grid. I will continue to use the Orange cover mostly because of Brand Recognition even though the black is a little more subtle.

    Long live Rhodia paper!

  4. I love my No 8 pad. I use it both horizontally and vertically for so many different notes. I’ve gotten used to the grid paper and as long as I can’t get it in a blank, I will continue to use the grid. I will continue to use the Orange cover mostly because of Brand Recognition even though the black is a little more subtle.

    Long live Rhodia paper!

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