Wednesday, March 3, 2010

See what's new at somethinspecial.com - Newsletter dated 3/9/2008 - A Cringe Worthy Look Back

Archived newsletter link:
http://www.icontact-archive.com/-dfKAN_apSHJ6aipReTwxkCDCEnz10YC?w=3

Free Shipping Worldwide!

After a 30 day test of free shipping, it's been such a hit, we are making it permanent. And we haven't forgotten about our international customers, so as of today, shipping is free worldwide! International customers will incur a $5 handling fee though (I know, I know, it's always something, but this is still a great deal!).

According the Way Back Machine, here's a screen shot of my site in April 2008:


Keep in mind this was cutting edge in 2008 :) We've come a long way baby.

Reflections:
Now when I look at this newsletter and my web site, I think "OMG how did I actually stay in business?". But as Reid Hoffman (the founder of LinkedIn.com) said:

"If You're Not Embarrassed By The First Version Of Your Product, You’ve Launched Too Late"

I've always found that taking imperfect immediate action is of greater benefit than taking perfect action later. Pretty much my life story!

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