Welcome to the BB Online page

Welcome to the BB Online page, This page is dedicated to sale of our brand new range of inflatables that are in stock and ready to be shipped out hassle free on a next day delivery service.

PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT SHIPPING CAN TAKE ANYTHING FROM 4-6 WEEKS PLUS CUSTOMS PROCESSING & PROCESSING AT OUR END AND DUE TO THE NATURE OF SHIPPING, DELAYS ARE INEVITABLE. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ON ANY BB-ONLINE EQUIPMENT TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

What is this page all about?

As some of you will be aware, we have been experimenting with outsourcing manufacture to Europe & Asia over the past 3 years with various successes and failures. You will have seen various products popping up on customers websites and had an idea what was going on but this was purely a real life field test to ensure we had the right products that could cope with real UK hires and of course the beautiful British weather.

To date we have purchased/ imported over 200 inflatables from 20+ suppliers, met with over 30 manufacturers, visited countries worldwide, flown 1,000's of miles and in the past 12 months narrowed it down to supplier that is easy to communicate with, willing to accept & accommodate our staff in the factory for inspection and full quality control & that has the technological capabilities to cope with modern day design.

Our engineers have now found a way to have write a code that allows UK designs to be cut, printed and manufactured offshore at really competitive prices using UK CNC codes and artwork files simply shared across the internet ensuring accuracy to a 100th of a mm and giving us full control of manufacture.

What that means going forward is that unlike any other UK outsourced supplier/ re seller, we are able to either create design files or receive foreign design files, alter them to UK specification right here at our desk in the UK for 100% compliance, then fly out to quality control them all after manufacture in exactly the same way we would do in the UK. Now I know it's tempting to respond stating some of the Chinese suppliers on Facebook forums and foreign exchange websites can do the same products or simply sell anything that looks ok but what you see and what you get are unbelievable. We know because that's where we started out.

The material quality varies so much even between single suppliers and the level of non compliance is unbelievable, even when a company like ours specifically request areas to be changed such as taller walls, lower fall of heights, entrapment reductions, roof coverings, internal/external seam positions and different manufacture techniques is often lost in translation & no where near as easy as you think to get it to comply & no real recourse if somethings not quite right.

The Chinese and Europeans are worldwide suppliers and here lies the problem, they manufacture to so many countries that all have different regulations that clash with our own EN14960 and a such they can end up with upto 25 variations of one single design to 25 varied regulations making achieving UK compliance a massive massive task and has a massive failure rate.

The first commercial batch of 250 inflatables has been received, tested, approved & distributed across the UK with successful sales already taking place and positive feedback received. We were going to wait until the 2nd & 3rd containers arrived with the new ranges in after Christmas but with growing popularity we decided to launch to the masses and see where this project takes us.

One massive note to make!!!

ONE MASSIVE NOTE TO MAKE IS THAT THIS IS A COMPLETELY SEPARATE OPERATION AND WILL NOT HAVE ANY AFFECT ON BETTERBOUNCE AS WE KNOW IT. ALL NON UK INFLATABLES WILL BE LISTED ON A SEPARATE SECTION OF THE WEBSITE AND HAVE SEPARATE PAPERWORK, INVOICES & THE LOGOS ON EVERYTHING WILL BE BLUE TO MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR.

FOR THOSE THAT KNOW MYSELF AND Samantha Smith, WE LOVE WHAT WE DO IN THE UK & WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD. ALL UK PRODUCTS AND CUSTOM DESIGNS WILL REMAIN IN THE UK AND UNAFFECTED AND WE HAVE NO INTENTION OF ALLOWING FOREIGN PROJECTS TO REPLICATE UK DESIGNS.

THIS IS MERELY A SOLUTION TO THE ZERO STOCK PROBLEM WE'VE HAD FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS & WITH THE PURCHASE OF THE WHOLE MILL COMPLEX WE OPERATE FROM COMPLETING IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, WE HOPE TO HAVE 1000+ PRODUCTS IN STOCK AND A SHOWROOM IN PLACE BY THE START OF NEXT SEASON.

How can I tell which items are part of the British Built range and what are from imported?

In order to distinguish UK products from our online range, simply look for the Blue & Red tags, The blue tags below show products manufactured and imported with our strict control measures and the red tags show the UK manufactured products. The products themselves will also feature the blue logo's and tags on the products, along with separate booklets and invoice colours to further help differentiate. (see logo's below)

Typical UK manufactured product tag.

Typical Imported range product tag.

Thanks again for the continued support and all feedback is more than welcomed.

Regards Lee, Sam & the Betterbounce Team : )

 

*Most of the products on this website have been drafted as a concept product and purely as a marketing exercise. The artwork used may require a licensee fee to be paid in order to allow us to reproduce it for commercial gain.

This will be discussed at time or order and the license acquisition may take upto 4 weeks unless a license is already held. The products shown above will have been reworked and have new artwork sewn into for sale.