2009 by the numbersPosted by Steve on February 17 at 12:00 pm
Last week we had a typical Michigan “heat wave” in the middle of winter… 60 degrees!!! Don’t worry, we’re back to freezing temperatures. But the reminder that Spring is just around the corner got me thinking of what’s been going on at Lima since the new year. Here’s a breakdown!
1700 comments — Beaders are a talkative bunch, and we love it! You’ve started hundreds of conversations with our staff and other customers. Are you a long-time listener and first-time caller? Let us know what you think and add a comment of your own!
1300 fresh picks created — WOW! We never dreamed that designing your own Fresh Picks would be this big of a hit. This year alone we’ve had over a thousand picks crafted by customers just like you. Thank you!
270 new products — Thursdays have been busy around here with all the new additions to our store. Weeks 1, 3, and 5 were all about gemstone beads. We added some striking new Freshwater Pearls colors in week 2, and some BIG gemstone pendants in week 4.
150 Stampt Metal pieces — they’re brand new to the market, and they come in copper, pewter and gold finishes. Don’t miss the cute charms and filigree pieces! See them all!
54 Lunch Specials — every week, 9 new items are on special for Tuesday only. These are fantastic deals on awesome products, and we even offer FREE beads sometimes! It’s been a huge hit, but you need to sign up to receive the e-mail at your lunchtime on Tuesday!
47 Fresh Pick sales — we put a new Fresh Pick on sale every day! Check the top of the home page daily to see the pick that’s on sale.
6 New Year’s resolutions — in January, members of the Lima Team declared what we’d change for 2009. I won’t comment on whether or not I have been successful with mine… maybe that’s a post for later
5 organizations supported — check out the five charities we’ll be supporting in 2009. Every time you place an order you can choose one of these organizations to receive a portion of our profit. We plan to pick five new charities every year to support!
3 contests — we’ve had a ton of fun right here on The Fresh Daily blog! A mystery bead game (and a follow-up) got you guessing… and a red carpet puzzle put you in the director’s chair for free beads. Keep an eye out for ways to win more beads, gift certificates, and bragging rights!
1 irresistible koala video — We all loved this video of an Australian firefighter and a baby koala. For me, it helps put life in perspective. We’re amazed daily by the efforts of these men and women to curb the devastating bushfires. Hats off to them.
From my eyes, that’s 2009 in a nutshell here at Lima… Do you have any milestones to share?