Stickers has playing a very large and vital part in the life of the average citizen in countries like America. The humble beginning of stickers started in the 1880’s when merchants began placing stickers on their goods to attract the attention of their customers. These were hand written in the beginning and as the printing industry gained prominence the stickers became a large part of their daily workload. The stickers contained both prices of the goods and later short descriptions of the products.
The further development and discovery of sticker labels made the identification of goods easily recognisable and gave rise to this technique being used on postage stamps. Stickers was also used to label luggage and goods when travelling to make it recognisable and identifiable for both the vendors and users alike.
Personal use of stickers has followed and the magnitude of uses in the home makes this product a very intricate part of our daily lives. The sticker is used as reminders to family members and during certain festivities stickers play an important part in the household. During events such as garage sales the goods on offer is priced and again stickers is the answer.
The part that stickers currently in our business environment range from promotion of products and services, event advertising to making a choice between the current and opposition candidates in the upcoming elections. The sticker has created in many cases an identity for the user and by displaying this sticker on his business or vehicle he makes his preferences known. Many friendships has suffered badly due to the use of stickers that may make or display an opinion not acceptable to the other person.
Every business use stickers on a daily basis and the future will yield many more uses for the humble sticker. The ample use of stickers to promote a product, identify special offers or discounts is vital for the continued success of many enterprises.
The introduction of stickers has changed our lives in many ways and this is going to become even more pronounced in the future.