Open phones, Contact Us email and more! BULQ’s Retail Moment #13 – Thanksgiving made its debut. Julie, Las Vegas NV (ilovejuliesgems), answered Lee’s “Hey You, Pay Attention” trivia question and won an item of eBayana. Lee shared the latest news from USPS; find cutoff dates for various mail class plus information on letters to Santa at https://www.usps.com/holidaynews.
Open phones, Contact Us email and more: Aron Hsiao from Terapeak (http://www.terapeak.com) called in with this week’s market research report. Griff and Lee checked out an historical Thanksgiving item. Vince, Colorado Springs C) (cashfromclosets), asked for a repeat of some information.
Griff had a surprise guest in the studio with him. Catherine, Bellingham WA (golfingaddict), had a question about estimated delivery times.
Griff offered a prize to whoever could name the song he was singing and the artist(s) who sang it. The conversation swerved into eBay sales of inflatable lawn decorations for Thanksgiving when Griff and Lee checked out an item.
One day in 1989, while visiting China, I had a conversation with our tour guide. She was doing her best, but I could see she wasn’t happy with her job. She told me that she had majored in Engineering and earned the equivalent of a Master’s degree. But in China (at least back then), the government gave you a job; you had no choice. Some government worker decided that she would be a tour guide. So this Thanksgiving, let’s be thankful for the United States of America, where we entrepreneurially spirited folks can be all that we can be.
Tip #59: Thanksgiving will be here in a little over 2 weeks. How many times during that Thursday will you check your email? Will you leave your “ka-ching” on? What about during the dinner itself? Will you use any of that time to fret over post office issues, packing supplies you forgot to get — or worse (OMG), the dreaded one-day handling time? I say, “Bring on the cranberry sauce!” We all need a break. So prepare in advance. Put an auto-responder message in your My Messages wishing your buyer a happy holiday and telling them that you’ll be in touch the next day; do everything you can ahead of time; and block out some packing and shipping time for Friday morning (Black Friday). Then enjoy already!