...I'm not quite sure what happened in the last year. 

It's an odd statement, I know. Especially when I'm about to write a yearly round-up on Digital Converters but, - and hear me out - 2021 has felt like 2020 Round Two. 

Only a lot has happened in the office over the past year (even if it felt like time had frozen). In fact, Digital Converters have had their best year yet. Compared to the previous year, orders have increased by 10 per cent – a success I can only put down to a sharp rise of lockdown spring cleaning!

Our website has also had a major revamp with new services added, and communicating with our fantastic customer service team has only become easier. 

So, without ado, let's get into the highlights of DC's 2021:

Out With The Old & In With The New

First and foremost, how can I not brag about Digital Converters' beautiful, retro and fun branding? Feast your eyes on the warming colours and nostalgic vibes shining through the website and products.

Our DVDs and USBs also have new stunning designs. The DVDs have joyous drawings of camcorders, cine reels and film photographs depending on what service you have used. In addition, our branded memory sticks will stop you from ever mistaking your digitised memories as your office presentation. 
Example of our videotape to DVD service

Your feedback has been essential for improving the online store. When visiting the website's order pages, you will find much more information on DVDs, memory sticks and cloud downloads. Hopefully, this will help you choose the digital format that best suits your needs. 

Check out the blog page if you are hungry for more information on videotapes, cine reels, or film photographs. You will find articles exploring cinema history, analogue technology, and guides to using Digital Converters' videotape transfer service.

Turn The Past Into A Present

2021 introduced the magic of gift vouchers to our customers! Converting a family member's videotapes as a present used to feel like walking a tightrope. Thankfully, you don't have to sneak around stealing videos out of your mum's house. Instead, save yourself the embarrassment of your mum catching you with a VHS tape under your coat, by gifting her a gift voucher. 

Now you can sit back and relax, knowing your loved one can pick and choose the videos they would like to watch - finally, no more worrying about gifting them hours of Corrie episodes from 1999!

Stay In The Know

Online communication had never been our strong point. So, this last year we endeavoured to improve our communication with you, the customer. Digital Converters' Facebook and Instagram pages now keep you up to date about our service and offers. You can even message the lovely customer service team from the Facebook page! 
A beaming Mark, Director of Digital Converters, on Facebook 20/12/21

Perhaps, one of our proudest moments from 2021 is our mailing service. Thousands have subscribed to our emailing list to receive updates and exclusive discounts! If you have not subscribed already, I thoroughly suggest you do. Simply scroll to the bottom of Digital Converters' website and submit your email address, then BAM! offers and discounts you can't refuse!

Quick Number Facts

Digital Converters reached 1000 followers on Instagram and 3000 followers on Facebook

We also reached over 6500 5 star reviews from happy customers. 

In 2021, our team processed over 20,000 orders, including: 

Over 75,500 tapes,

around 16,000 cine reels

and 200,000 photos

In total, the team digitised 89,100 hours of footage. To put that into perspective, it would take over 10 years to watch each precious memory back to back!

Doubling Up

After reviewing those numbers, it comes as no surprise that the cine department has doubled its equipment. As a result, the turnaround time for cine film transfer is as efficient as ever. No thanks to our cine specialists who rose to the challenge of juggling two recording machines at once.

Thank You!

All in all, it has been a fantastic year at Digital Converters. And, we can only thank our lovely customers for the help to make it happen. Let's hope this year continues to be excellent.

Happy New Year!