Maybe I’m just a curmudgeon but Facebook posts of kittens doing cute things have never really set my world on fire – quite the opposite. However this post of a tiny Fair Food box created to go inside a dolls house built out of a full sized Fair Food box had me throwing off my wet blanket and letting go an, Awwwwwww that is toooo cute! so loud you could hear it for several suburbs around. Thanks FB friend Brave New Eco for melting my curmudgeonly heart.
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Every Friday at my kitchen table in Brunswick East I sit in front of my laptop for a regular meeting about our new webshop with Jay Good, Delivery Biz Pro’s project manager. Jay is also sitting in front of his laptop at his kitchen table in Tullahoma,Tennessee. Last week while he was updating me on the excel spreadsheet we can both see, I could hear one of Jay’s son’s yelling at his brother in the background. And as I talked Jay could also hear my son yelling at his best friend while they played Lego in the next room.
Jay and I have been talking like this for months, but apart from his tiny profile pic on his email I’ve never seen his face. Such is the new ways of working in the world. I feel like I know Jay fairly well now. I know his silences and resigned sighs when I tell him we want something changed to work in a different way. After 6 months of testing, pulling the new site apart, creating a list of over 100 items we wanted fixed, changed or both, of employing an American project manager who lives locally and is married to a Melbournian to help us translate Australian into American (really, they don’t understand us) – after all this Jay has started using the term “Going live” more and more and the never-ending excel to-do list is close to being ticked off. I thought it was about time for a new webshop update.
- Swap several items out of your set box – so if you don’t want pumpkin or something else this week you can swap it for something you do want.
- Deliver door-to-door 5 days a week – so if you order Sunday you’ll be able to get your order Monday or if you order Monday it’ll come Tuesday etc.
- Drivers will be able to send you an SMS to let you know your delivery is arriving – which means you or somebody at home can get your groceries inside quickly.
- Charge and refund deposits on things like reusable eskies and plastic tubs instead of polystyrene and cardboard ones.