The first settlers in Hawaii introduced sugarcane to the islands around 600 A.D. Natives harvested sugarcane, or kō in Hawaiian, and consumed it as food and medicine. They chewed it for its sweet juices and the coarse stalk helped to keep their teeth and gums clean. Other parts of the plant were used as food additives, clothing dye, and thatching for shelter. However, Native Hawaiians never cultivated sugarcane directly for its sugar. That changed with the arrival of Europeans.Read more
Like many small business owners, my brother and I started RelicRecord.com on a shoestring budget. Nearly five years later, we’re still swinging by that string! We’ve never viewed our business funding (or lack thereof) as a limitation, but rather as motivation to be creative, innovative, and resourceful. For the past five years we’ve relied on the feedback of collectors, dealers, and software users, to help guide and shape the development of our program. Everything we’ve been able to accomplish thus far can be attributed to good ole’ fashion hard work and word-of-mouth marketing. Read more
Hello everyone. Will and I have been hard at work the past few months, making improvements to the RelicRecord.com user experience. This post will highlight just a few of those improvements. You can view a full list here. Thank you to everyone for your feedback, ideas, and suggestions. If you don’t see your feature recommendations just yet, don’t worry, we keep a list!
A new feature we have added to RelicRecord recently is for collectors to create custom print views of single items or all items in an entire collection. Read more
There’s nothing that screams love like an old, sanded-down dime. Found all over the world, love tokens are coins that have been removed from circulation, sanded smooth on at least one side, and hand-engraved with letters and/or symbols that represent a particular sentiment. Read more
Hello everyone. Mitchell here to give you an update on all the work we’ve put into the latest version of RelicRecord to get it ready and out the door. Will and I are excited to get this version out to our loyal customers and hope you find it useful in managing your collection!
As an avid Civil War relic collector, I rely on numerous websites for research purposes and for acquiring new pieces for my collection. I would like to share a few of those with you; 9 of them to be exact. It’s my hope that you’ll discover (or rediscover) at least a few new sites to frequent after reading this post. Read more
“I don’t need an inventory management system, my notebooks and spreadsheets work just fine. Besides, I don’t trust putting my personal info online.”
I hear those objections from time-to-time when speaking with collectors and dealers about our online collectible inventory management system, RelicRecord. And here’s the thing, I get it. We all find comfort in using the same methods that we’ve always used; and for the most part, we’re resistant to change – I’m no different in that regard. After all, Momma always said “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”… right?
Let’s face it, most people don’t like to read! That’s why we’ve created a few video tutorials showing you how to use RelicRecord.com’s inventory management software to securely document and organize your collection.
I’m not sure any developer (or creative person for that matter) is ever fully “ready” to showcase their work; putting it out there for people to consume. There are always feelings of wanting to add more to this or make adjustments to that before anyone sees your work. At some point however, you have to release it into the wild. If not, it will never be of use to others or evolve past your own narrow vision.