This week, as usual, was a busy week at FoneFunShop. It all started with a phone call from Amazon; we had been given the opportunity to sell on the marketplace using our own prime badge. This means that rather than sending our stock to the big Amazon warehouses that are in the middle of nowhere, we can have the Amazon Prime badge for items we will be shipping from our own shop. This is very exciting news! The Amazon worker from HQ informed us that other sellers invited to this scheme have noticed a 40% increase in sales. The Amazon Prime badge will be switched on once we finish this trial period, which should be soon.
A lot of our efforts have gone to ensuring the trial period is a success – manically running around making sure customers who have ordered our prime items get them picked, packed and shipped in time for our afternoon cut off point.
In other news, after hours of trying to unlock a very old Nokia 5130, Mike finally had a breakthrough using the old school UFS box. You would be surprised at how many people still have and use their old phones or want to keep them, and bring them to FoneFunShop having been turned away from other stores.
To provide a well-deserved break for staff, we have a small golf set at the top of the stairs to practice their putting skills. When you get it in the hole, the golf ball flies back out for you to play again. It is great respite from a stressful workload, allowing us to clear our heads and go back to work full steam ahead!
The week concluded with a morning huddle around breakfast. One of the key points from our meeting is that we continue with our online endeavours, showcasing the best of the business, and constantly striving for improvement.