The Vegan E-Commerce Girl

Meatout is a very special day for all! It’s a day to pledge to stop the consumption of meat and day, whether it’s just for a day, a month or a year. Me? It’s for life and I still make the pledge each year. 

While I’m not asking you to go vegan (that’s your call), I will ask that you consider just switching up a meal…like lunch…for some yummy vegan food. The less animals consumer

If you’re in NYC today, be sure to stop by Terri Restaurant at 100 Maiden Lane between 7am and 10pm. Mention the Meatout and you’ll get up to $10 in free food! You’re welcome! :)

HAPPY MEATOUT!

Even if you’re not vegan, you must check out the cookbook, Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (@isachandra) 
Her recipe for marbled banana bread is amazing! I made them as muffins. All good just the same 

Even if you’re not vegan, you must check out the cookbook, Isa Does It 
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (@isachandra) 

Her recipe for marbled banana bread is amazing! I made them as muffins. All good just the same 

I’m an Amazon Prime member. I like getting “free” 2-Day shipping (ok it’s not really free). I like my packages arriving quickly without paying $10-$20+ per shipment. Am I an Amazon fan? No, but I’m a shopper. I mean I work in e-commerce, so that’s a given, right?

Yesterday, it was announced that the annual $79 subscription would be increased to $99. Some people are going crazy over it, but I think it’s actually worth it. Consider how much you order, plus some of the added benefits like Amazon Prime Instant Videos for free! That alone sells me, especially since I cut the cord from my cable company back in January (oh and I bought my Roku from Amazon).

So, if I’m not a fan, why would I be willing to pay more? Not being a fan doesn’t mean I don’t know where to get a good deal on some items. I just don’t sing Amazon’s praises, especially when it comes to e-commerce and where they’re lacking (user experience, merchandising, marketing to name a few). As a brand, they’ve done awesomely without some pieces I think are critical for an e-commerce biz to thrive. However, you sometimes just can’t beat their prices and their technology. 

Before I turn into the Vegan E-Commerce GEEK, I’ll just say that you should check out the article from Time Magazine. Go look at what’s included in an Amazon Prime membership. Then, you tell me if you think the price increase is worth it. 

Some of the real men in life who are kind to all animals

Last night, I had the pleasure of doing my FIRST guest speaking “engagement” ever. I got to tell the story of my personal brand, The Vegan E-Commerce Girl, to students in a non-credit course titled Leveraging Social Media for PR at NYU SCPS. It was a lot of fun talking about what you need to the develop your personal brand and how to turn that into your digital fingerprint online in social media. 

It was a great experience to show how I connect my profession to my veganism. It’s all about passion, action and purpose! Why you do it, how you do it and what your intended goal/message/result is.

I just uploaded the presentation into slide share. I don’t like to fill slides with words. Hopefully, the visuals will speak for themselves.