Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas - And Give Yourself a Pat on the Back!


I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas - we made it!

Whether you sold on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, or any other site,  you helped make someone else's holiday a little more special, a little brighter. We can get caught up in the buying, listing, shipping cycle in our own little worlds secluded in our homes. But remember that someone is on the receiving end of that item and the work you did, the time you spent, and your effort makes a difference for somebody else.

Maybe you sold toys, health and beauty items, sporting goods, or food items on Amazon. You could have helped a busy single working mom get the perfect hard-to-find toy for her child - something she may not have been able to find where she lives and didn't have time to drive around and search for.

Maybe you sold unique handcrafted items on Etsy. Your work and creativity is going to brighten someone's day and make them feel special.

Maybe you sold a gently used item on eBay, that was exactly what someone wanted. (Like the year I gave my brother a vintage Evel Knievel action figure to bring back memories of our childhood and his smile was priceless.)

Not only did you help the gift-giver find the perfect item, but your effort is going to make someone smile on Christmas morning. All because we have a computer, the internet, and the desire to do what we do every day.

So tomorrow, when you are enjoying the day with family and friends, think about how many other people you impacted around the world because you chose to do this thing called "ecommerce." You are part of something bigger, something that matters. Now doesn't that make you feel good?

And for heaven's sake, take the day off! You will need to rest up for all those after-Christmas clearance sales.

Love you all and Merry Christmas!

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