If you have been following us on Facebook, or are an avid reader of this blog, (especially this
post) you know all about how much we love FedEx here at Darn Good
Yarn. Along with enabling Nicole to ship yarn from all over the world
to a tiny town in Maine and then get it out to you as fast as possible,
FedEx also made it possible to greatly expand our efforts with their
Small Business Grant that Darn Good Yarn won last year. A few weeks
ago, Nicole and another Small Business Grant winner,
Danny Catullo, went out to Memphis, TN to visit the FedEx World Hub.
While there, they got to share their own experiences and successes
with their businesses, as well as helping inspire the folks that are
applying this year. FedEx's Josh Rosa recently posted some great
stories about their visit. He writes,
"Watching the two small business owners enjoy their rigorously
scheduled “vacation” to Memphis, I think back on the last 48 hours.
Since meeting for the first time, Danny and Nicole have spent hours
telling and re-telling their story to attentive listeners at FedEx,
each other and anyone else who would listen. Each story contains a few
variations or things not mentioned before, but each rendition is
delivered with the same enthusiasm as the first."
It's a fantastic article, and I would highly encourage you to take a look at the whole thing here.
More exciting FedEx news - we have discovered a better (and cheaper!) way to ship to Australia!
Regardless of where you live, we want you to be able to get your
hands on great yarn! And did you know there's even a special Darn Good
Yarn Australia Facebook page? It's true!
Here's the low-down: every 2-3 weeks, Nicole will be shipping
Australian orders all together to Karleigh (our fabulous Darn Good Yarn
Australia coordinator and crafter) in New South Wales.
- Karleigh: The Woman You Can Trust with Your Yarn :)
there, she'll be able to ship out individual orders through the regular
Australian post system. It won't get there faster (when will someone
invent instant teleportation?) but it will be only half as pricey to
ship, get through customs way more easily, and be simpler to track!
Yay! So if you live in Australia or just want to send yarn there, it's
now a whole lot easier. What will you do with all the money you save on
shipping? I would wisely invest it in more yarn. ;)
Thanks for all you do, FedEx! And as always, happy crafting!