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The Story of SnapIt Screw, Join Us on Our Journey


2010

The Problem

Snapit evolved in an angry frenzy. Nancy’s (the inventor) mum was minding her own business one fine day in Nicaragua – as one does – when something dreadful happened.



The arm of her glasses fell off. Now we all know that heart wrenching sadness you feel when you break your favourite specs, however Nancy’s mother didn’t let this phase her! Oh no – instead she picked herself up, brushed herself down and set to work. In an attempt to find a quick fix for her glasses she threaded her dangly earring through her glasses hinge to devise a makeshift screw and unexpected fashion accessory.

Now little did she know, but this was to receive her an uncanny amount of attention and being bombarded with compliments from strangers in the street asking where she bought her "glasses charms" from.

June

2010

The Surprising Invention

She knew she was onto a winning product and tried to push Nancy to invent a similar charm for eyeglasses. Nancy set to work, however the result of her efforts were somewhat unexpected. During the process Nancy realised how difficult and fiddly and…just, well…difficult it is to use a glasses hinge screw! Each screw took about 25 minutes to insert which is when she had an epiphany…

July

2011

More Than Just A Screw

Nancy realised that if the screw was longer, with a smooth feeder end, then it could simply drop into place.

Finally no more fiddling around with tiny screws. The Snapit Screw was born! The feeder simply drops into the hinge, then screwed down and the smooth feeder effortlessly snaps off thanks to the patented narrow neck.

January

2011

Production Begins

Snapit's first ever production run begins.

August

2012

Launch!

Snapit was finally launched and ready to be stocked in shelves.

February

2012

Winner of Walmart's 'Get on The Shelf' Award

 

March

2013

Optical licensing deal struck with Essilor (largest lens manufacturer in the world) for USA

struck deal with Essilor

 

March

2013

Snapit for Optical Professionals launched to optometrists across the USA

launched to optometrists across the USA

April

2015

Established Snapit European HQ

established Snapit European HQ

Started trading for the first time outside of the USA.

January