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Steals and Deals and Modify Watches


Hi team You might be a little confused about why we've been so quiet for a while at Modify HQ. Well, the week before Christmas we were featured on the Good Morning America website. What did that mean to us? Well, in terms of web traffic, please see below [caption id="attachment_763" align="aligncenter" width="1795" caption="I am code monkey. Hear me type!"] Yeah, but what did being part of the Steals and Deals really mean? About 3 hours of sleep on Thursday December 15, followed by a day of great customer phone calls and emails starting at 4am PST ... and our site didn't crash thanks to having switched to Media Temple servers! Here was our schedule for that week (lots of photos below) Wednesday and Thursday: Stay up late updating the site, making sure everything is beautiful. For all of you new members of the ModiFamily, please meet Sean Linehan, our expert Tech Director
[/caption] FridayHang out with customers. Waste lots of time looking at Google Analytics's super cool "real-time traffic" about our Steals and Deals results ... throughout the whole day we were between 70-130 visitors on the Modify site at any one time! [caption id="attachment_771" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="It's amazing how much time you can waste just guessing the names of the people on the site at any one time"][/caption] Saturday: Freak out at 350 orders from Friday. Push the deal to others and get 150 new orders. Freak out more. Fool friends into helping you package 500 orders. Those friends, Dave Bend and Andrew Stadlen will never be forgotten. Especially because they looked at me (Aaron), told me to sit down, and then re-created our fulfillment process from scratch. Step one, organize boxes of boxes. [caption id="attachment_770" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Organization is for #WINNERS"][/caption] Sunday: More freak outs (stunningly). More friends, including Ian Hepworth, operations boss at WMT, which is pretty ridiculous and Mrs. Modify. Suckered in Dave again as well (what an idiot). [caption id="attachment_768" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Aaron, told to sit in the corner and write heartfelt notes to customers"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_767" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Aaron's top-3 favorite people"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_769" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Some of Berkeley's best, Gregoire, was enough for these jokers to work all day"][/caption] We also flew in Modify's co-founder, Gary Coover, from Korea. That's right, this was a big operation and we needed Samsung's #1 strategist to explain how dope watches just might be the future. [caption id="attachment_779" align="aligncenter" width="349" caption="Amateur sketch of Gary Coover"][/caption] Monday: Package more and ship those steals and deals! [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="boxes of boxes of boxes of Modify Watches"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_774" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="We heart USPS, especially Waina, Tony and Rico from the North Berkeley Station. They're our teammates, the only folks Aaron sees on a daily basis :)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_775" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Feeling bad about taking 4 hours at the post office, we bought cookies for everyone in line"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_776" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Awwwww, Gary is tired from so much shipping. That or he's on Seoul time"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_777" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="A record! For us and for the N. B. post office. Our final tally was $1,402 in shipping costs. Their previous record? $500!"][/caption] Tuesday: Ship more [caption id="attachment_772" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="GMA Steals and Deals Rally Beard in full effect"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_778" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Artistic photos of boxes. If you've read this far and expected better photos, you should know better."][/caption] Wednesday: ditto, and find out where our fans live! [caption id="attachment_780" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="What's wrong with the geometric states in the middle? Too cool?"][/caption] Thursday: ditto. I also caught up with sports news this day. From ESPN (it's the worldwide leader in sports!) Friday: ditto. Last minute, over-night shipping for a few customers. A few still looking for the GMA Steals and Deals discounts, you sly ModiFamily members. Saturday: Chat with a few delighted customers. That felt really good. Sunday: Rest. See a movie. watch an episode of Portlandia. Decide to watch other things instead. Happy New Year!!! [caption id="attachment_824" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Happy Holidays from the entire Modify team"][/caption]  

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  • Wahoooooooooo! I am so stoked for you guys… if I wasn’t on the other side of the world, I would have put my 3 year old to work. Child labor laws… whatever. She wants her own Modify. And an internship at a start-up. There you go… Congrats & I’m drinking some gluhwein for you over here…

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