The Beginning: From Corporate to Startup

Switching from fulfilling at Amazon to shipping for my ecommerce startup.

Imagine having the capability to process hundreds of thousands of units a day, with miles of conveyors, millions of bins, and hundreds if not thousands of people to manage each step of the process with the highest level of quality and efficiency.

Now imagine sitting in your kitchen with one order, your product, an impending trip to the post office to stand in a long line choose your packaging, pack your item, pay for a stamp, and hand over your package to Jim the post office guy. One.

Back home, another order just came in…

Big change, big difference, quite a struggle, and I couldn’t be happier. While there was a huge shift in mindset, it was exactly what I was looking for, a challenge! Trying to go from hourly visits  to Jim, the post office guy, to figuring out how to scale fulfillment has been one of the most enjoyable challenges I’ve had in my career and trying to solve it has kept me going on many days when it didn’t seem like this struggle was worth it. What’s your challenge that keeps you motivated to keep solving problems for your business?