Friday, May 28, 2010

What you've missed during's $1.6 mil pricing mistake?

We blogged about's $1.6 million pricing mistake last Friday. Items of thousands of dollars are sold for only $49.95. Unfortunately most of us don't even know what we've missed. But, today I just found all those items at

The first one ($49.95 Locman Italy watch) is priced at $1079 at

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Turns out it's a Pricing Mistake

Last Friday, you might have noticed the "6pm Crazy Sale up to 99% off" here on I still remember the $3000 Italian watchs priced for only $49.95, which were sold out without several minutes.

Turns out this whole thing was a pricing mistake (via Zappos' official blog):
Well, this morning, we made a big mistake in our pricing engine that capped everything on the site at $49.95. The mistake started at midnight and went until around 6:00am pst.
While we’re sure this was a great deal for customers, it was inadvertent, and we took a big loss (over $1.6 million - ouch) selling so many items so far under cost.  
Their loss is customers' gain. I didn't get in the watch deal, but managed to get 2 pairs of shoes before they were gone (yes, I am a heavy user myself and can't help to buy stuff when prices are really good).

At the same time, we salute Zappos/ for their courage to honor the pricing mistake, which not many etailers are willing to do. They are the best.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Making FollowSales faster

During the last 2 weeks, we have tried all sort of things to speed up the website to cope with the growing traffic. Did you notice any difference? Please let us know in the comments.

At the mean while, if you got caught up in a update, you might meet some weird display problems. Don't worry, just hold down the shift key and click the refresh button, it will be back normal again. Sorry about the inconvinience.

This is our first blog post and more are on the way. Please allow me to use this very first post to thank all of our users. It's your visits that motivate us to get out of the bed and come to work every morning.

We are so eager to make FollowSales better and better everyday, the best gift we can get from you is your feedbacks. Please let us know how we can be better. Thank you!

Happy shopping and talk to you soon!