Just finished the most insane day ever!

Wow, today was an amazing team effort. Because of the snow last week we have built up the largest backlog of work ever for both shipping order and processing incoming cards.

At the beginning of the day we had about 10,000 cards that were due to be deposited today that hadn’t even been scanned yet. Normally we try to scan the cards at least a week before they are due so that we have time to make sure they get uploaded to the website without having to worry about any hiccups.

The entire team worked together to do what was necessary to deposit every order before it was due and to ship as many cards as possible today. It was quite an amazing feat, and I am so proud of everyone here.

Tomorrow we have 4 new employees starting. They will have our first official new employee orientation. We also have 4 other employees that just started in the last month or so that will be joining them. 7 of these 8 employees will start full-time on our shipping team, and the eighth employee is focusing on our processing team. Our goal is to over staff shipping so that we can offer the fastest service with the highest quality. Any extra resources in our shipping department will help our processing team get ahead.

We still have several job openings available, so please spread the word.
– Order Fulfillment Clerk
– Office Administrator
– Customer Service
– Quality Control Specialist
– Trading Card Identification Specialist
– Coin Identification Specialist
– Software Development Engineer
– Software Test Engineer
– Network Administrator / General IT Person

Our GM is working on the job descriptions. They will be posted here when he finishes them.

$1,000,000 Mark Broken

Congratulations to SwagCards! A year ago SwagCards let us know that he was going to be the first seller to cross the million dollar mark, and yesterday he became the first seller with more than $1 Million dollars worth of book value on consignment with us.

Here is an interesting comparison of our top seller board from today vs. two years ago.

Notice that the #10 seller today has more book value than the #1 seller two years ago.

eaglescards and baseballcardsetc are the only accounts that have been able maintain a footing the Top 10 list.

Rookies_n_Jerseys is an account to keep a close eye on. He only started consigning cards with us 6 months ago, and his account is half way to the million dollar mark.

Shipping Status & New Options

The Bad News
Due to the snow storm in Seattle and because we were already shorthanded due to our move, we have to temporarily increase the packaging times required to get out Standard & Bulk orders.

Standard orders will take 7-10 days for us to package them, so it will take 10-14 days for them to get delivered in the US.

Bulk orders will take 2-3 weeks for us to package them, so it will take 3-4 weeks for them to be delivered in the US.

The Good News
We have added two new shipping options, Rapid & Registered.

Rapid
Rapid is just like Standard, only we will package it in 1 business day. It only costs $1.99 + $0.10/card extra for this option.

This is a service that we have been testing out for all of our Amazon orders. It has been working very well.

Registered
Registered Mail is now available for very expensive orders. It is sent via USPS Priority Mail with the Registered Mail service. The fee is $12.50 more than our existing Priority Mail option.

We’re hiring… Again!

Here is a tentative list of our job openings. We are working on the job descriptions and expect to have them posted in the next week or so.

• Office Administrator
• Software Development Engineer
• Software Test Engineer
• Customer Service Representative
• Quality Control Specialist
• Order Fulfillment Clerk/Shipping Specialist
• Order Fulfillment Clerk/Shipping Specialist
• Order Fulfillment Clerk/Shipping Specialist
• Order Fulfillment Clerk/Shipping Specialist
• Processing Specialist – Opening Packages & Sorting Trading Cards
• Trading Card Identification Specialist
• Coin Identification Specialist

If you are interested in a job, please be sure to fill out an online application. You can find that via our job postings. This will get updated with more openings as we have finished the job descriptions.

If you know anyone in the Seattle area that might be a good worker, please let them know we are hiring!