From the Editor – April 2008 issue of eBiz Insider magazine. Download the complete issue as a PDF by clicking here.
It’s Spring Cleaning time, but frankly we’re not big on cleaning. We like to go deeper than mere cleaning. So here at eBiz Insider we just wrapped up a complete redesign of the magazine’s website. We’ve turned it into an online community for e-commerce professionals like you. The idea of this magazine is to tackle common e-commerce problems and provide solutions. The new site allows us to take the conversation to the next level and get you—and us—more involved. eBiz Insider is moving in the right direction.
In addition to full length articles from each issue, now we have forums where e-commerce store owners from around the world gather to discuss common problems and ask and answer questions on a variety of topics. The forums are moderated by the experts at Solid Cactus. We want professional advice to be just a mouse click away.
In the few short weeks since we launched, hundreds of new members have signed up, participated in the forums and given and received advice to help them better run their business. The next time you’re online take a moment to visit ebizinsider.com and have a peek around.
Boot Camp Update
I wrote last month about Solid Cactus Boot Camp @ HQ. Well, time is running out if you want to attend! This three day event kicks off May 21st here in Shavertown, PA and reservations are filling up quickly. If you’ve been thinking about attending, now is the time to make your reservation. Please visit https://bootcamp.solidcactus.com to sign up.
Work has finally concluded at the Solid Cactus Technology Center, our new corporate headquarters in Shavertown, PA. Over the past 8 months we converted a former elementary school into a high-tech campus for the Solid Cactus team. Over 30 tradesmen labored long, hard hours doing demolition and reconstruction (and putting up with me every day…!) to meet our move-in deadline of April 1st. It turned out great. The former Westmoreland Elementary School is our new home. The Tech Center is three floors which hold more than 27 miles of copper and fiber-optic cable for data. We have nearly 200 workstations, two break rooms, two conference rooms, five executive offices, a full gymnasium with basketball courts, locker rooms and showers and a company-operated cafeteria.
Our growth has outpaced even our new work space. While 200+ Solid Cactus workers have moved to Shavertown, our original Wilkes-Barre facility will remain as the home to our Call Center and more than 100 customer service reps.
I can finally hang up the hard hat, put the blue prints into storage and begin to enjoy our beautiful new facility. If you’re attending Boot Camp in May, you’ll get to tour our new digs!