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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: It's time to Celebrate! 5 years! Reply with quote

I am celebrating FIVE years on eCRATER this month!

March 2005

It was the wee hours of the morning (that's when I do most of my best work) and I was in the forum of SpareDollar (used to be an ebay listing service, merged with InkFrog now) when another online seller was posting about ecrater.com. Members of that forum had lots of questions and Dimiti (owner of ecrater.com) join in the forum to talk to us about the site. He added categories as we suggested them and everything!
At the time my concern was a category for Big and Tall Mens Clothing and guess what .. Dimitri created one! I was happy! I signed up and opened 3 stores.
I was leary. I spent way too many hours planning for and setting up a store at a site called Waggle Pop (turned out to be the first WP) and after spending months preparing for that site it closed within a week! The experience did give me alot of knowledge regarding SEO and meta tag and even how to name your store. BUT I didn't want to end up in that position again! After chatting with Dimitri in the forum and getting a better understanding of his plans for this site I was ready to go for it!

Today, I personally own, 5 stores on ecrater. I am part owner of 13 others on ecrater.com. I have a few other stores online but eCRATER.com is my home. This site is the best.

Many things have changed since I arrived here 5 years ago. I remember going to forums all over the internet trying to help other sellers get started on ecrater.com, see at that time, ecrater.com did not have a forum or instructions or manuals or anything. The forum opened up on February 24, 2006!

In my opinion the best thing is the copy feature to create new listings. That makes listing so much easier! Now if we could get a bulk editor Laughing

I actually came here with a plan. I own my domain names and forwarded them to my stores on ecrater.com. My thought was that way all the promoting I do will never be wasted should I move my stores. Well, over the years my plan has been altered. I have no plan to leave this site and I certainly have no worries that it's going to disappear into the night.

Of course, it's nice that ecrater.com does not charge anyone for their services. Heck, they won't even accept donations! I do feel guilty about that so I volunteer on the site. I am a mod on the forum as well as a category mod. I feel that together we have all made this site grow and to be the best it can be.

Thank you Dimitri! It's be a great 5 years!


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lastade-designs



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dmitri, Ecrater and all the moderators deserve a tribute for making Ecrater the best ecommerce site on the net. Happy 5th anniversary! I love, love, love having a store here. Thank you all! Lori
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MaggietheCatsMeows



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations. Now that you are five, does that mean you are about to cut your second teeth?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on your 5 year anniversary.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigTallMen'sClothing, Congrats! You were in the original start up mode! I remember the Big E once beginning on the web. I experimented late on that site and it took a decade before it hit the big top - but during the onset, customers soon found the site by word-of-mouth and an opportunity was made.

It's great to see that you have grown with the community and support the sellers on it now. Here's to the next 5, 10+ and beyond years! Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats Big and Tall! Happy Anniversary!
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TyreeTrading



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Anniversary!
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bigtallmensclothing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!!
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