February 2014

Dear Friends:

Welcome to 2014! Looks like it is going to be a pretty good year from all we've read and experienced. So we're - "cautiously optimistic" -- as they say. 2013 ended up pretty well, and seemed a pretty good year all over, in talking to our clients.

1 millionth order Unbelievable - at some point in 2013 we shipped our one millionth order! And I thank you - all of you - for making it happen. We answered about 100,000 telephone calls and some 90,000+ emails/internet inquiries. And added over 300 SKU's from 60 new products. And have on the books another 250 SKU's and 50 products that will be live and available by mid-year. And that's just the beginning! Stay tuned...

You can't make this stuff up. Here I was the other night driving home in our new Toyota RAV4-EV total electric car. I am being "green" and, nose in the air, quite smug about it. Ridin' high! And "green"! Using no fossil fuels! No smog from me!

Drivin' along and get closer to the big - really big - SUV ahead. As I get closer I can read the SUV's license plate. It is a California custom license plate that says - EETS GAS. Seriously ... EETS GAS... so much for being green!

As I say, you cannot make this stuff up. No one would believe it.

Best for 2014.

Cordially,
Douglas A. J. Mockett
President