Early yesterday morning, we temporarily shuttered our ShopJimmy Stores program. It was an extremely tough decision, as we created the program to help technicians find the right TV parts and grow their businesses.
Our reasons for this move are many: its web development needed work, our management of Stores wasn’t sound, and in some cases, the program didn’t mirror our goals to provide high quality TV parts and great customer service.
Most importantly, we turned off Stores because it was hurting everyone’s experience on ShopJimmy. The program, from a technical perspective, slowed down our website tremendously.
Once we repair and realign all of the above, we’ll certainly launch ShopJimmy Stores again. We know how important it is to a lot of our best customers, and its premise of offering a platform for tech-to-tech sales of TV parts still excites us.
There were rumors swirling yesterday about the health of ShopJimmy. We are doing just fine and working harder everyday to provide you with the best selection of TV parts and friendliest customer service in the industry. As always, thanks for your understanding and continued business.
For those who are registered techs in our system and have participated in our Stores program — buying or selling — please note this update, test it with your account, and maybe even post it to your computer monitor bezel as a reminder.
In order to view search results for Stores’ TV parts below our inventory, you must be logged into your account. Otherwise, if you search for a part on our site, you’ll see this:
As the above image instructs, click “here” to login to your account. After you’ve successfully logged into your account, you will be redirected back to your search results displaying Stores’ inventory:
If you have any questions, please contact us! Thanks for your cooperation.
I’m slightly obsessive about the bookmarks in my browser (in a non-therapy way, I promise!). So, you have my guarantee that I won’t give you any irrelevant links or websites (ok, maybe just a few, but not the following site). Recommended by fellow SJ’er Adam, Engadget is a great site for electronics news and resources.
Engadget recently posted a good article on recycling old gadgets. As the “green” movement continues to gain momentum, many consumer electronics companies have developed recycling programs. There are also several great non-profits that specialize in recycled electronics.
As we’ve mentioned, our ShopJimmy Stores program (launching soon!) provides you with the opportunity to promote your business as a recycler or drop-off point for used equipment; then, you can sell any working parts through your store on ShipJimmy. Did you know that ShopJimmy gets over 4,200 visits each day? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to jump on the “green” bandwagon and expand your business! Visit ShopJimmy Stores for more information.
Click here to read Engadget’s full article and check out their website! It’s ok to bookmark it, too. I swear.
We’re receiving a lot of calls and emails about our new ShopJimmy Stores program. If you’re a certified technician, you do not want to miss this opportunity to join ShopJimmy and expand your business! As an SJstore, you can:
- Market those unwanted overstock items in your inventory.
- Promote yourself as a local recycler and drop-off point for used sets, test the parts, and then sell them on SJ.
- Sell any item–related to the consumer electronics and appliances industry–in your inventory without a posting fee.
You won’t find a better place to reach potential customers and increase sales! To learn more, please visit our ShopJimmy Stores information page.