Juraj and Lucia: Our New Distributors in Czech Republic and Slovakia

Paul Penders Cosmetics warmly welcomes Lucia and Juraj Bezručka as our new distributors in Slokavia and the Czech Republic.

Our new distributors Lucia and Juraj

Besides raising their three small children, Lucia and Juraj run an online shop selling natural cosmetics and environmentally-friendly cleaning products and toys.
Juraj wrote us recently to explain why he and Lucia were interested in marketing Paul Penders products in the former Czechoslovakia:

“After running our e-store for some time, it was obvious that cosmetics were the most rapidly growing segment of the shop and also the most interesting one. We felt a need to offer something new, something not available in our country. We were looking for high-quality organic cosmetics and after some time we found Paul Penders. After we read Paul’s story and several references, we did not hesitate to contact.

“We’ve already gained considerable knowledge of the organic cosmetics market in the area and we have established good distribution channels. We are confident that we can build a strong position for Paul Penders products in the heart of Europe.”

The ancient city of Prague

Agate Jurkovska Kanca: Success in The Baltics

Agate: our new rep in the Baltic states

Just two months ago, we featured a profile on Agate, our new Paul Penders distributor in the Baltics. She has set up our line of products in her shop in Riga, the capital city of Latvia, and has been selling up a storm in the last three weeks.

She credits her success to referrals from beauticians, shop owners and her first batch of customers. But what she thinks really sells the product is doing presentations.

“Green thinking mainly has appeared in the Baltics only two to three years ago,” Agate wrote to us recently. “Now natural products are becoming more and more popular. People are willing to learn why ordinary cosmetics are hazardous, what ingredients to avoid, and of course why Paul Penders products are effective and good for them.

The Inside of Agate's Shop in Riga, Latvia

“The most important thing is personal attention to each customer. Therefore the most effective way to introduce customers to the products is presentations where they can try and smell and feel.”

We at Paul Penders would like to heartily congratulate Agate. It is a testament to her sales and networking skills that she achieved success so early in a region that is relatively new to the concept of natural cosmetics.

Outside View of Agate's Store in Riga, Latvia

The Get-together Dinner

I had been invited to a dinner on Monday night and was asked to be at Paul Penders office from 7.30pm onwards, when the guests were expected to be arriving. Upon reaching, I was amazed to see the brightly lit up office building. The lights made it look like a magnificent mansion from far away. See the photo of Paul Penders office taken during the day.

As I entered into the building, I was greeted by unrecognized faces but with firm handshakes and shy smiles. I proceeded upstairs and I saw Susan. I remember putting in a contribution from her into Paul Penders blog regarding the changes of her skin and life after using Paul Penders products. Besides, she is also a regular reader of the blog who leaves comments occasionally. Although it’s my first time meeting her, I felt a sense of familiarity with her. She looked beautiful in her midnight blue dress, which she paired with a seashell necklace. I was impressed with her fair and smooth skin that barely had any make-up on.

As the time passed, more guests began to turn up. I thought there would only be the Langkawi staff and I was taken aback to see more than 20 people showed up that night, who came from different places including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Bangkok, Vietnam, and Netherlands. They were the distributors, the staff in the Langkawi headquarter, the website designers and the representatives from the manufacturing, packaging and shipping, and others who work indirectly with Paul Penders company.

I had also met Chan and Anne, a couple who is in charge of the manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Kaye and Lee Booi from the Green Meadow, and Mariek, the talented and experienced Executive Director of worldwide Marketing & Sales, and Nic and Krista.

After everyone had arrived, we made our way to the lawn in front of the office building for dinner. Although the buffet spread was simple, the food was wholesome and extravagant. Our meal was completed with fried noodle, fried rice, sambal chicken, mutton curry, stir-fried vegetables, salad, sambal prawns, fresh pegaga, hotdogs, nuggets and French fries, and pudding for dessert.

A variety of beverages were served to cater to different age groups and individual preferences, such as orange juice, soft drinks, mineral water, beer, wine and Whiskey.

After a hearty dinner, everyone started to mingle around and take photos to preserve the memories of that night. Some of the married ones brought their family along too and the kids were having fun playing tag and hide-and-seek together.

Although the party wasn’t a grand one, the chance to understand more about this company and the excitement of meeting new people made the night a memorable one. As the night progressed, the guests gradually left the party. We bid each other goodbye and wished goodnight. I went home covering sweat (due to the humid weather in Langkawi), but I was all wrapped up with friendly hugs and kisses. Thanks for the wonderful dinner and experience, everyone!

From Langkawi Geopark to Korea

At the office of Paul Penders, here on the tropical island of Langkawi (the only UNESCO Geopark in Asia) we receive many orders from our distributors all over the world.

The picture shows the loading of a new batch of Paul Penders’ Herbal Moisture Soap meant for the Korean market. The truck will bring the batch to Penang (Malaysia, south from Langkawi), from where it will be sailed to Korea.

A batch of Paul Penders Herbal Moisture Soap on its way to Korea
A batch of Paul Penders' Herbal Moisture Soap on its way to Korea

The Herbal Moisture Soap contains 22 certified organic herbs which together with other effective natural organic materials are blended into a base of palm- and coconut oil.

This combination has caused the beauty soap to be considered one of the best quality beauty soaps on the market today. Its gentleness makes it a perfect choice, especially for those with a very delicate skin.

The Herbal Moisture Soap is made with a new technology which is exclusively developed by our distributor in Korea.