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Amy and I have really gotten into NBC’s, as Wikipedia puts it, “post-apocalyptic science fiction television drama series” Revolution. The premise is that something happens and in a single night, all power on Earth is disabled. It’ good.
A lot of people are predicting similar apocalyptic things for the retail and e-commerce industries. Massive changes? Definitely. Apocalypse? Hardly.
So we set out to try and put some structured thinking around it all, by first looking back over the last 20 years, and then prognosticating about the next 20. We took what we did and just published the first part of a 3 part white paper series called The Retail Supply Chain Revolution. You can download it here:
Today’s a very exciting day for me. We’ve just announced a spin-off company from Doba called DropShip.com and I’m one of the co-founders and CEO of this new wild ride. Our announcement release is here: Dropship.com Takes The Complexity and Pain Out of Drop Shipping. This is the latest step on the road I started nearly 12 years ago when I started poking around at running a ski swap online. That led to GearTrade.com which led to Doba which has now led to DropShip.com. (this recent post “10 Years” has some more history in there if you’re interested)
We’re going to take a new approach at solving the problems around drop shipping by offering private drop shipping software platforms to ecommerce
On or about October 20th I started a little project. I started keeping all of the mail order catalogs we receive at our home. I kept adding to my pile through Dec 31st.
I have a final tally of my roughly 10 week accumulation of catalogs:
- Weight: 80 pounds
- Height: 2 feet
Maybe eCommerce will grow enough that someday this will not be arriving in droves. In the meantime, if you suffer from a similar deluge, I’d highly recommend visiting Catalog Choice and they can help you get the flow shutoff.