Following the example of the NBA and NFL, the owner of Check Out My Cards has decided to lock out the workers over a labor dispute. Despite push back from workers that love their job, the owner feels that all workers should get a 4 day weekend after reaching all quarterly goals and setting a record for most cards shipped in a month (92,254).
This lockout will last until Tuesday July 5th. At this point, workers will be allowed to resume their regular schedules. No phone calls will be answered or emails responded to during the lockout.
Since it is only the workers that are being locked out, you can expect that the owner will likely continue to make updates to the experimental Card Details page during the course of the lockout.
🙂 Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Thanks for the feedback on Card Details Beta 2. A bunch of improvements have been incorporated. Keep the feedback coming.
Looks like the shipping special and contest are working. Check out today’s outgoing mail.
Our shipping team rocks!
OK, feedback heard about the New Card Details Page.
You guys get to take part in a live usability studio. Let us know what you think of this version.
As promised in the post about having 3 million cards for sale, the new Card Details page is now live. Try it out and let us know what you think.
A few weeks ago we history with more than 1 million different cards for sale.
Today we crossed 3 million total cards for sale.
That means that we have an average of 3 copies of each card for you to choose from. As a result, we are working on some improvements to the Card Details page to optimize for a better experience when choosing between the different copies of the same card. We look forward to pushing out that update in the next few days.
Here is a sneak peak at the new design. It is still rough, but you get the idea where we are going.
OK, you guys responded nicely to our 10¢ Shipping Special by requesting more than 25,000 cards to be shipped. However, this didn’t quite beat last year’s Black Friday shipping special. So our shipping team thinks this isn’t a big enough challenge. They really want to push the limits and see what is possible.
10¢ Shipping & $50 Daily Giveaway
We are extending our 10¢ Shipping for the rest of June, and we will give away $50 store credit each day for the largest shipment request placed with the Special shipping option. Each day we will use our facebook page to announce the winner and how many cards were in their shipment.
Extra Bonus: If you place your shipment request by 11:59 PM on Monday, June 27, we will make sure it is packaged and handed to the post office by Friday, July 1st. We really want to smash our record for most cards shipped in a month.
We have recently made some improvements to our shipping system, and we have hired a few new people in our shipping department. Now we want to test out what our shipping team can do.
For 1 week you can request shipments with our Special shipping option. It is just like our Bulk shipping option only 33% better pricing!
$5 for the first 15 cards and $0.10 for each additional card. See our Shipping Policy page for complete details.
Go take advantage of the many promotions that sellers are running and put in your shipment requests before midnight next Tuesday, June 21st.
You have one more day to purchase the 500 card processing vouchers for $78 each.
Call us by 4PM PST Wednesday (1-800-517-3540) or send us email by midnight to let us know how many vouchers you want to purchase.
Vouchers must be purchased with store credit. If you don’t have sufficient store credit to cover the cost of the vouchers, please buy more store credit before contacting us.
This is by far our most popular special. So don’t miss out.
• Vouchers cost: $78 for 500 cards 8 week processing
• Vouchers are specific to user accounts and are not transferable
• No graded, encased, or jumbo cards are allowed
• No coins or poker chips are allowed
• Limit 50 vouchers per household
• Each voucher can only be used once
• Last day to purchase: June 15, 2011.
To purchase or learn more: Call 1-800-517-3540
We have noticed an increase in sales of Dirk Nowitzki cards. So I decided to throw together a quick chart to see what has actually happened.
I guess we were right. Congrats Mr. Finals MVP!