FUKU-BONSAI ENTERS A NEW ERA!
In 1989, Fuku-Bonsai sprayed defective Benlate and suffered over $30 million of losses and began a major battle for survival! Total net recovery from the 1994 Benlate product liability and the 2007 DuPont fraud settlements totalled less than 10% of our losses after taxes and legal fees. We got screwed but survived, reinvented the company and moving to rebuilding and expansion.
In 2014, our computers crashed, we lost our emailing list, and the JOURNAL OF TROPICAL & TRUE INDOOR BONSAI ended after almost two years of monthly issues. We continued to make progress and will soon publish a monthly email FBnews with the assistance of Constant Contact who will maintain the emailing list. Everyone interested in our Tropical and True Indoor Bonsai specialty are invited to sign up.
In 2015-2016, our standard plastic pots became unavailable and we sold out our popular 4LL8 Small Premium Potted Bonsai and the breakthrough IWP INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP PACKAGE! 4LL8 IS AGAIN AVAILABLE. IWP IS STILL IN LIMITED QUANTITIES, BUT PWP PREMIUM INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP PACKAGE AVAILABLE IN SUMO, ROOTS, AND DRAGONS.
I AM VERY PLEASED TO REPORT THAT WE ARE NOW BEING ASSISTED AND WILL LIKELY BE ISSUING FBnews SOON! WE NEED TO CLEAN OUR EMAILING LIST AND WILL BE SENDING OUT AN EMAIL REQUESTING ALL INTERESTED IN RECEIVING THE NEWSLETTER TO OPT-IN.
IN THE COMING MONTHS, YOU'LL BEGIN TO SEE THIS WEBSITE START EVOLVING AS WE BEGIN WITH TRIAL SECTIONS WITH A NEW SOFTWARE PROGRAM TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL MSFrontPage THAT WAS USED IN 1999 TO BUILD THE CURRENT WEBSITE.
Computer problems are more extensive than we thought but we are moving towards issuing the monthly email FBnews. You're invited to sign up and we'll be sending out emails to "clean" or emailing list to avoid sending notices to those not interested.
There will be a continuous stream of information for those who visit the website often or after monthly notification. I prefer this instead of Facebook, Instagram, or other social media. I will continue to respond emails on a one-on-one basis with Fuku-Bonsai customers and those growing our True Indoor Bonsai™. Please contact other Fuku-Bonsai customers or gift recipients as we rebuild our emailing list.
ORDERING FUKU-BONSAI PRODUCTS:
1. FUKU-BONSAI IS COMMITTED TO THE HIGHEST INTEGRITY, SUPERIOR BONSAI PRODUCTS, AND PERSONALIZED SERVICE!
We began bonsai in 1962 and the certified export nursery in 1973 to ship to all parts of the United States. About half of our business is supplying our Fuku-Bonsai Hawaii Authorized Retailers who primarily sell only our smallest pre-packaged pre-certified Hawaiian Lava Plantings to visitors to Hawaii who handcarry the plants back to all parts of the United States.
The other half is direct retail sales of our entire product lines that include four sizes of Hawaiian Lava Plantings, several sizes of Premium Potted Bonsai (including Custom Collection up to 40+ years in training) and a range of workshops and materials. These sales are at the Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center, retail mail order, or sales due to our website to individuals, bulk club orders, or to a relatively small number of repeat non-Hawaii accounts. Most our repeat business is to past Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center visitors, workshop participants, customers or gift recipients. We are happy to answer questions and are able to assist customers by email if they send photos and details if they have concerns or problems with our plants.
2. IF YOU NEED HELP, EMAIL YOUR PROPOSED ORDER WITH ALL DETAILS TO firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the current product information and website prices and feel free to ask any questions. If all is correct, we will email you a PayPal Invoice or you can phone in your credit card authorization. When ordering in this manner, we need to know your shipping address as there is a $20 Arizona phytosanitary certificate fee (Arizona only) and a $10 Alaska FedEx surcharge (Alaska only), Email really works better than a phone call as we can give it enough attention to get you the best correct information and recommendations. If you're planning to visit us in Hawaii in the future and considering a workshop, we recommend you consider ordering a Premium Workshop Package and do it before you come. That will give you a lot more understanding and we can include more advanced information when you actually visit us and take another workshop here!
3. IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT AND HAVE ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE, YOU CAN PHONE IN YOUR ORDER AND CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION TO (808) 982-9880.
A large percentage of our repeat customers are not comfortable with making orders completely on the internet. They prefer to phone in their orders, chat a bit, and ask any questions that they have in mind. We get some complaints as the website is not easy or optimum for mobile phones, but we hope to address this in the future.
4. IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, GO DIRECTLY TO PAYPAL, SEND A PAYPAL PAYMENT TO email@example.com AND INCLUDE ALL SHIPPING INFORMATION IN THE NOTES OR IN A FOLLOW-UP EMAIL.
NOTE: Most CUSTOM COLLECTION plants are sold to visitors to the Fuku-Bonsai Cultural Center where they can choose from a larger selection including trees not posted on the website. Sometimes they select website trees and we don't remove the photo quickly from the website. For this reason, please email to see if a specific Custom Collection plant is available, and if not we can try to find a similar tree in that style and price range.
The Fuku-Bonsai website www.fukubonsai.com first went online in 1999 and is amongst the older and most reputable of all bonsai websites! We are a Hawaii State certified export nursery that ships to all parts of the United States with satisfaction and safe arrival guaranteed. Our True Indoor Bonsai™ are the most successful gift bonsai for anyone, anywhere who can grow houseplants.
INTRODUCING PREMIUM WORKSHOP PACKAGE as the second Beginner Workshop!
(Left) The PREMIUM WORKSHOP PACKAGE features a larger 5 to 7 year old pre-trained tree in a cut-down 4" pot to go into a larger 8"x5.75"x2.5" pot for those wanting to start off with a larger outstanding high-potential bonsai!
(Right) The original INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOP PACKAGE featured a 3 to 5 year old pre-trained tree in a 2" nursery pot to to into a 5"x3"x2" pot. This was the 2007 breakthrough that has become the easiest and most economical and successful way to learn bonsai. It has been used to teach bonsai to thousands of beginners.
For more information about the new Premium Workshop Package, please go to
THE FUKU-BONSAI STORE is being redesigned to describe our specialty products and to make ordering easier. Until the shopping cart and check out is complete, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone in your orders to (808) 982-9880 to provide shipping information and credit card authorization.
WE SPECIALIZE IN DWARF SCHEFFLERA! Our priority is for customer success and no other tree can come close to our record of success! First of all it is the most durable and ideal houseplant for bonsai. We've greatly improved the genetic selection and ALL trees have good lower trunk character, multiple trunks, low branches, that make each one a high-potential bonsai! THE DWARF SCHEFFLERA FACT SHEET should convince anyone that this is the ideal starter tree to attain a highly desirable first success! But it also presents a very strong case for also specializing in this tree!
OUR PLANS TO REBUILD THE ENTIRE FUKU-BONSAI WEBSITE!
Fashions change . . . websites become out-dated . . . and the challenge is to retain all that is good and to improve upon it!
THE GOOD: The Fuku-Bonsai website is the most authoritive and reputable bonsai website that is willing and able to help current and future customers. It contains more pertinent information about our specialty area.
THE BAD: The information is hard to find! It's time to edit, reorganize, and time to install a search engine within the website. This is reasonably possible with a detailed editing of all articles, creating keywords, and selecting a search engine.
HELP WANTED: We seek long-term computer-savvy associates interested in True Indoor Bonsai. We can reciprocate by providing special bonsai plants and training assistance. For those who can handle larger computer assignments as members of the "post-Fukumoto successor team," compensation can be via plants or even Fuku-Bonsai corporate stock.
THE MOVEMENT TO SOCIAL MEDIA! I'm told it's time to get a Facebook page and that it will be an alternative way to stay in contact. We're moving in that direction!
Contact me at: email@example.com for more information. ~~~David
*** Go to www.fukubonsai.com/5a21.html for an article honoring Ted Tsukiyama
MICRO-LOBSTERS! After 25 years, we have rebuilt our core bonsai business and have ended Micro-Lobsters. We held back closing to announce that a new book titled: HAWAIIAN ANCHIALINE POOLS; Windows to a Hidden World! by Mike Yamamoto, Thomas Iwai Jr. and Annette Tagawa is now available.
The authors are great individuals and our main resources in our early days. They ended the book with the sincere hope that the book is a beginning toward a better understanding of the beauty and fragile nature of these pools and the unique creatures that live in them.
I recommend the book highly! ~~~David
For more information and to order follow this link: https://www.mutualpublishing.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=649 For more information, email Richard Ahn at: firstname.lastname@example.org $13.95 + shipping.
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THIS IS A JOINT WEBSITE OF FUKU-BONSAI INC., and THE 501(3)(C) NON-PROFIT MID-PACIFIC BONSAI FOUNDATION. In the past, Fuku-Bonsai underwrote 99% of all expenses. As we move into the future, Fuku-Bonsai will increasingly focus on creating the finest quality and best value TRUE INDOOR BONSAI™ products. Mid-Pacific Bonsai Foundation is already the second largest Fuku-Bonsai stockholder behind the founding Fukumoto family. It will assume greater overall educational responsibilities and Mid-Pacific Bonsai Foundation will become the largest Fuku-Bonsai stockholder to increasingly oversee career Fuku-Bonsai managers and staff as part of the post-Fukumoto succession plan. This website will steadily be redesigned at time permits by David Fukumoto. If you have suggestions or can assist, please contact me at email@example.com
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