As anyone in the manufacturing or retail business could tell you, the holiday season often equals a lot of hard work! While some companies no doubt sip their eggnog, hot chocolate, and cider, when it comes to this time of the year, for other’s it’s make or break! According to official Holiday statistics based on accumulated data in the United States, in 2013 it is estimated that retail industry sales were valued at 3.19 trillion dollars, up 3.7 from the year prior. In order for businesses to accommodate consumer demand, roughly 800,000 seasonal employees were hired on to help with the Holiday rush!
So is it safe to assume that Simply Stamps is no exception? Yes. Yes it is. We’re so proud of the company that we’ve grown into being! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in business for over sixty years, but during that time we’ve been fortunate enough to have amazingly loyal customers, fabulously attentive employees, and an unparalleled work ethic. We are also extremely lucky to have a boss that understands the madness that we all experience during the holiday rush.
So this year, he surprised us by doing something a little bit different.
On the morning of Nov. 23 (our unofficial start to the holiday season), we left the comfort of our cozy beds, braved Monday morning traffic, and slowly but surely began to trickle in to begin our work week. But when we opened the doors and walked inside we were met with a heavenly yet out of place aroma of sausage and maple syrup. Over the years we’ve become accustomed to smelling the burning of rubber, the polymer, and even the scent of new plastic (yes, plastic does have a smell) – but maple syrup and sausage is not a scent we have come to equate with our particular workplace.
Intrigued by the scent, we wandered the halls and made our way towards our break room to investigate. What we found could only be described as an early holiday miracle! There with his daughter Avery stood Mr. Croft himself along with his trusty griddle, 156 fresh pancakes, 3 lbs. of sausage, 4 lbs. of bacon, 5 gallons of orange juice, two boxes of Dunkin Donuts coffee, and lots and LOTS of maple syrup!
This was such a welcome surprise treat from our favorite CEO and was just the thing to get us in the giving spirit! Speaking of the “giving spirit”, this year we’re going above and beyond all of our previous holiday deals and specials! For the most up to date Simply Stamps news, we recommend subscribing and staying tuned in to our email list. From our trendsetting custom self-inking address stamps, to our embossers, and fashionable monogram and logo stamps, we’ve got the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year and beyond!
Place your order today and spend less time shopping at the last minute and more time relaxing and enjoying the season with your loved ones!