Where exactly is your shop located? What does it look like?
Our shop for unusual gifts is located in the middle of the trendy and aspiring district of Dresden-Neustadt, which is the largest coherent Gründerzeit district in Europe. An area with many exciting, individual shops and pubs far from the usual mainstream and now the ultimate insider tip for Dresden visitors. Here you can sit in cafes and bars, eat delicious food, shop and if you want to relax a bit the Elbe meadows are just a stone’s throw away. The historic old town is also not far away and you can quickly reach it via one of the many bridges.
What’s the basic concept of the shop?
Our slogan is: “CATAPULT – Every gift is a hit!” because we always have the right and extraordinary gift for all occasions for every age group from 0-99 years. For over 20 years we have been constantly looking for really unusual gifts that do not exist elsewhere in Dresden. In order to track down the latest trends, we are always very curious at trade fairs and when it comes to lifestyle trends, we are always happy to be the first to have the coolest gifts in the shop.
In your opinion, how does your shop fit with PICKMOTION and the PICKMOTION products? How did you become aware of PICKMOTION?
PICKMOTION was once introduced to us in the shop by the founder Lorenz Hartmann and we were immediately impressed by the extraordinary postcard concept. We were one of the first stores in Germany to have a complete PICKMOTION assortment in the store, and to this day they are actually the most successful cards for us. We fit together so well because we have the special gifts that perfectly go with the cards.
What’s special about your shop? How do you use the advantage of being a steady retailer? How do you differentiate yourself from other shops and/or webshops?
A “special” from us is a complete range of gifts for men only since these are by far the hardest presentees. Since CATAPULT is managed by two men, this is, of course, a lot of fun for us. Otherwise, as natives of Dresden, we are very enthusiastic about our hometown and our district of Äußere Neustadt. So we are constantly developing new, cool gifts with regional relevance and are now marketing some of them across Germany. Among other things, the GDR surprise bag and a complete range of säggssche Bosdgarden (Saxon postcards) were created, which have now become real bestsellers.
What do you like most about PICKMOTION? Which products are your favourites?
What we particularly like about PICKMOTION is the fresh style of the motifs, which literally generate imagination and joie de vivre. It is, of course, great for us and our customers that new motifs are constantly being added. So it always remains exciting. We like the postcards and folding cards the best and even better that they sell great with us.
So if you are in Dresden, this shop is definitely worth a visit. And if you need a really good men’s gift, you are surely at the right place here.
Rothenburger Straße 28