Lighten Your Load: Online Store Specializes in Travel Size Items

NEWBURY PARK, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ — The last thing you want to worry about before a trip is how to fit your tube of toothpaste into a carry-on. An online store has set out to remedy that problem. offers a wide range of over 700 travel size items at They include such varied things as shaving cream packets, single serving salad dressings, one load’s worth of laundry detergent, and medicines in single doses.

“We were on a family vacation to a cottage in New Hampshire where we bought a half-dozen bottles of condiments and dressings, only to throw them away at the end of the trip,” says Harriet Shrater, president of “We thought there should be a place to easily find things in small sizes.”

The Shrater family since filled a 10,000 sq. ft. California warehouse with every mini product imaginable. They even solicit requests from customers for new product ideas, which “help us continue to expand our offerings,” says Paul Shrater, co-founder.

The company has a wide variety of customers including offices, schools, scout troops, hotels, convenience stores, as well as family vacationers, campers, backpackers, RVers, boaters, and business travelers. They offer free domestic ground shipping for orders over $20, wholesale pricing for bulk orders, international shipping, and custom packaging.

To keep in touch with its customers on a more personal level, the company dispenses coupons and post stories about its customers and products via its blog. Customers are invited to email their stories about how they use’ products to

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