Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I've been a member of 1000 Markets since mid-November and I'm totally passionate about it. I consider myself lucky to have been involved in this wonderful site while it's been developing in Sneak Preview and am very excited that we are moving towards our Grand Opening this spring.
And so I was delighted to see that ByHand.me just did an extremely comprehensive interview with Matt, the CEO of 1000 Markets. Trust me, if you're one of the people wondering what this new venture called 1000 Markets is about, it's all right here in this article and is a must read for consumers, artisans and those in the Social Media arena that want to see what doing something the right way is all about.
As an artisan shopkeeper I have developed a huge respect for the whole 1000 Market team...I find not only does this site work for me in regards to quality, ease of use and support, it works for me because I also believe in the vision, quality and integrity of the concept, due to the people behind it. I do not give blind loyalty to anyone because, personally, I feel that people need to earn my trust.
When Matt speaks for the 1000 Markets team and says "Ninety percent of what I do, I do because I love supporting artisan businesses." he is telling the truth...I have never seen a management group so willing to listen and implement ideas meant to help these selfsame artisans that have come together at 1000 Markets.
And I know, beyond a doubt, that when this site has its Grand Opening the trust of the buying public will also be earned...they will have a wonderful shopping experience, buying quality hand made products from a service oriented group of artisans backed by a trustworthy institution called 1000 Markets.
If you are like me and like to make your own decisions based on integrity and trust, please take a moment to read this interview at ByHand.me and then come check out 1000 Markets . We're still in sneak preview and as Matt said, we're still rolling out some improvements like the category navigation system, but I know you'll be impressed.
Monday, March 16, 2009