Why I Love Shopping at Plum District
It’s true — I’m a heavy Plum District shopper. I buy at least one deal every week. I can’t help myself. In fact, it’s one of the best parts of my job. What’s not to love about getting a great deal, learning about a new vendor or service in your local area and learning more about the Plum District business. This is truly combining work and personal!
Recently, I purchased three training sessions from Gardie Jackson Fitness. Unfortunately, the large quantities of yummy marshmellow, cornflake holiday cookies have permanently settled on my thighs and it was time to bring in a professional. Gardie was amazing–showed up at my door early on a Friday morning. He was full of what seemed like boundless energy. I, on the other hand, was happy that I was able to get out of bed, didn’t call and cancel the night before as I was tempted to do, and remembered to brush my teeth.
Over the next hour, he encouraged and pushed me through a number of exercises in the middle of my living room. At the end of the session, I felt better about my thighs and thrilled that I was up and ready to take on the day! In between my squats and rows, I learned that Gardie has had a great experience with the clients that he met through his Plum District offering and he wants to run another deal with us. I like to do mystery shopping when I buy the deals and not tell vendors that I work for the company. I am always pleased that they have such great feedback and they get a kick out of later learning that I’m the CEO.
I had a similar experience with Natasha Thomas of Urban Darling. We recently moved to a lovely, but very small house with even smaller closets. In the last year, I’ve gone from wearing suits every day to trying my best to look fashionable and casual. Natasha provides wardrobe consultations and was a woman on a mission in my minuscule closet. She had me try on everything, gently forced me to part with some items that had never seen the light of day and came up with 30+ new outfits. After a few hours with Natasha, I had a short list of some basics that I needed to buy and wonderful new combinations from closet. Now that is saving money! I wore one of my new combos today and felt great!
Thanks Natasha and Gardie — very much looking forward to our next session and thanks for the great feedback!
About the author
Megan Gardner is the CEO of Plum District — the #1 daily deal site for moms. As the daily deal space continues to grow, Plum District continues to leverage the tremendous power of moms in ecommerce and most importantly as ambassadors in their communities. As a woman entrepreneur herself, Megan has helped revolutionize the way Plum District does business — not just with vendors but also with the sales team. Plum District ultimately provides a platform for influential moms in their communities to become entrepreneurs – while ultimately maintaining their status as CEOs of the household. Plum District thrives under the assumption that everyone has an interest in the success of women-led businesses — everyone. Megan is a thought-leader on woman entrepreneurship not only within the Plum District fold but also in the business world at large. In April she was asked to sit on a panel at the Wall Street Journal Women in the Economy Conference and speak on behalf of women entrepreneurs. She has been interviewed by Fox News Channel, Technorati, Fast Company, The San Francisco Examiner, and Forbes. Follow @mgardnernd on Twitter!
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