About The Air Force Association
The Air Force Association (AFA) is an independent, nonprofit, civilian education organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. Every summer, their CyberPatriot program runs AFA CyberCamps to bring STEM camps to middle and high schoolers across the country. Before finding Mimeo, the CyberPatriot team spent 5-10 hours per week for 12 weeks per year ordering, managing, and shipping supplies to their camps. By switching to Mimeo, they saved that time, reduced their prices, and increased their revenue.
Branded Marketplace to Save Time and Labor
Next, CyberPatriot set up a branded Marketplace to save more time. Instead of shipping print materials to their office and managing orders for the camp locations themselves, CyberPatriot now publishes materials to a secure online Marketplace. Each camp logs in and orders materials when they need them. Mimeo prints, ships, and invoices the camps directly, without requiring any time of the CyberPatriot staff.
Plus, CyberPatriot now sources custom t-shirts through Mimeo. Those are stored in the Mimeo warehouses (colocated with the print facilities) so that when camps order them via the Marketplace, Mimeo packages the t-shirts with the print and ships it all to the camps. While CyberPatriot staff can check in on these orders anytime with online reports, they now have 5-10 hours per week to spend on more strategic tasks.
Best of all, CyberPatriot earns a little bit of revenue on each camp order through Mimeo’s Marketplace mark-up feature, which returns money into their program so they can keep expanding their STEM offerings.
A Better Experience for Everyone
Switching to Mimeo has resulted in a better experience for CyberPatriot and their camp customers. Since CyberPatriot no longer has to order in bulk, they can offer documents at lower prices and higher variety, such as B&W and color printing. Meanwhile, the CyberPatriot staff saves 120 hours each summer (that is equivalent to three full work weeks).