Archive for November, 2006

Cyber…Tuesday?

November 30, 2006

The holiday shopping season has officially arrived. We experienced a legitimate trial by fire on Cyber Monday, with our free 4 hour shipping offer attracting a number of shoppers who wanted their stuff delivered right away.

Ryan Blitstein did a great writeup of Lickety’s service in the San Jose Mercury News, and the San Francisco affiliates at CBS, NBC, and FOX also ran short pieces covering our same day shipping service.

But oddly enough, though we saw a great deal of traffic on Monday, our sales figures were higher on Tuesday. Maybe a name change is in order? It looks like other e-tailers experienced similar phenomena, as well, reporting that Cyber Monday is not actually their busiest shopping day.

To be fair, Cyber Monday probably isn’t deserving of the hype heaped upon it, but it sounds catchy and carries a tune. We expect more holiday shoppers to visit LicketyShip later in the season, as the gift-giving days draw nearer and the need for guaranteed speedy delivery becomes greater.

Don’t worry, we’ll be there to save the day : )

Free Preview Today & $9.99 Delivery Until The Holidays!

November 27, 2006

It’s been hard keeping a secret, but today’s the big day! If you’ve been waiting to try us out, now’s the time 🙂

On Cyber Monday and Tuesday, we’ll be offering a free preview of 4 hour same day delivery on anything purchased at LicketyShip.com before 7:30pm, and $9.99 same-day shipping all the way up to Christmas.

Use coupon code “LSFREE” on the checkout confirmation page for your free same-day shipping preview.

It’s the first time you can get all your holiday shopping done by noon, and have your gifts wrapped and safely stashed in the linen closet before dinner the same day.

Big News Coming…

November 21, 2006

We’ve been working around the clock on something big, and we think you’ll like it.

The big news will be revealed on “Cyber Monday,” November 27th…

Once the turkey is done, the football played, and the extended family returned from whence they’ve cometh, LicketyShip will unwrap a big holiday gift for everyone. If you’ve been waiting to try LicketyShip, go ahead and wait a little longer…

We usually don’t like our customers to wait for anything, but this time it’s ok — you’ll thank us later : )

LicketyShip on CNN Money

November 13, 2006

CNN Money covers Lickety in a “Where are they now” follow-up on the 2005 Fortune Magazine business plan competition winners.

LicketyShip took Top 5 honors last year in the national invite-only contest, ultimately pitching to a packed boardroom at the top of the Time Warner building in NYC.

LicketyShip in Rolling Stone

November 7, 2006

Check out this month’s Rolling Stone for an interesting feature on “The Web 2.0 Elite.” Our very own CEO Robert Pazornik is featured in the piece, pictured below playing a particularly intense game of foosball…

Here’s a link to the teaser full article at Rolling Stone’s website. For a look at the complete 8-page spread, pick up the November 16 issue of Rolling Stone on newsstands.

From left to right, the “Baby Billionaires of Silicon Valley” are Blake Ross (FireFox), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Matt Sanchez (VideoEgg), Robert Pazornik (LicketyShip), Seth Sternberg (Meebo), Todd Masonis (Plaxo). Also featured are Chad Hurley & Steve Chen (YouTube), and Bram Cohen (BitTorrent).

LicketyShip Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

November 5, 2006

Thanks to all who attended our mustache-mandatory event on Friday: “LicketyShip Cultural Learnings Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.”

As can be evidenced from the pictures below, our party-goers looked great with a little facial hair. A good time had by all, not to mention sore abdominal muscles had by all – “Borat” is possibly the funniest film of all time. See a few more pictures here.