Allow me to introduce myself...

Hi everyone!

My name is
Alex Berg and I'm the new product guy at Bonanzle.  Yesterday was my first day.  

WCooperhat does a product guy (or gal) do?  I'll be working with Bill and Mark on product strategy, design, and usability.  That's a fancy way of saying that I want to make Bonanzle easier to use and more compelling for buyers.  My number one goal is getting all of you more sales; to do that I'll be heading up a lot of site changes over the next month and beyond.  I don't want to change the heart and soul of Bonanzle, as that would be bonkers crazy, but I'm confident we can make great strides by testing new features, layouts, and creative ways to merchandise your amazing products.  My pledge to you is to let you know what we are doing and why.  Well be doing lots of testing of different versions of the site and relying on data to make smart decisions.

A little about me:  I’m the resident ‘old guy’ at Bonanzle.  I got my internet start managing
nba.com and then managed the user experience at Blue Nile - the largest online retailer of diamonds and jewelry.  After Blue Nile I worked as Creative Director for Expedia and most recently managed product development for a company called Wetpaint.  To say I love Internet startups would be an understatement.  ; )

I live in West Seattle and have a needy lab and shepherd mix (we prefer to call him a ‘leopard’ rather than a mutt) named Cooper.  I love soccer, historical biographies, and James Bond movies.  I just bought my first Bonanzle item last night - a James Bond movie poster for the new office.  Oh yes, and I am incredibly excited about joining Bonanzle!

Upward and onward!  You'll hear more from me soon.

 -          Alex 

 


55 responses to Allow me to introduce myself...

  • NightowlGardener says:
    06/22/10 at 18:53:44

    Welcome to Bonanzle. We are happy you joined us. Love the picture, he is adorable.

  • nutz4bookznstuff says:
    06/22/10 at 19:12:05

    Nutzy welcomes you to Bonanzle! Nice to meet you

  • loristhisandthat says:
    06/22/10 at 19:15:35

    Welcome Alex sure Glad you joined us!
    Love your “leopard” Cooper

  • bookbrowzers says:
    06/22/10 at 19:19:29

    Hiya Alex! Welcome aboard ~ we’re very happy that you decided to join the team!!

    Cute pup!! I also have a pair of sisters who are Lab/Shepherd with some Rottweiler and we think possibly some Doberman mixed in; it’s quite a potpourri ~ I wonder if the “needy” thing just comes with the territory…mine are all over me like the 2 year olds they are! LOL

    Hope you have fun in your new job!

  • FabFinds says:
    06/22/10 at 19:21:13

    Welcome aboard Alex. Cooper is a cutie!

  • momspennies says:
    06/22/10 at 19:22:33

    Welcome to venue Alex! We look forward to getting to know you! :-)

  • sofyblu2 says:
    06/22/10 at 19:46:51

    Welcome aboard Alex! And you too Cooper…Joey the moose sends his regards

  • ArtsnEnds says:
    06/22/10 at 19:52:57

    Welcome to Bonanzle! Anyone who loves dogs has my instant vote! Looking forward to your ideas and improvements!

    …… and who doesn’t like James Bond!

  • aliceunderg says:
    06/22/10 at 19:59:32

    Welcome to Bonanzle! What an adorable little guy!

  • AnnappleBonanza says:
    06/22/10 at 20:32:14

    Welcome Alex! Thanks for giving us your bio.
    I love this part:

    “My pledge to you is to let you know what we are doing and why.”

    So often, the persons in the IT umbrella fail in that regard. I think so many of us would love to know the what and why as needed of course and continue our positive, upward learning curve here on Bonanzle.

    Yea, Alex!

  • pugmama says:
    06/22/10 at 20:37:34

    Glad you came aboard!

  • froggieb says:
    06/22/10 at 21:16:50

    Like the changes so far, anxious to see what is yet to come!

    Welcome aboard, glad you joined!

  • SeraBird says:
    06/22/10 at 22:25:14

    Welcome to the part-tay! Alex, you and your ‘leopard’…how adorable.

    Btw, my 2 y.o. is very needy, too (as most humans are).

    Yes, please do keep us up-to-date of any UPCOMING changes B4 they happen. Forewarning always helps lessen the shock.

    congrats, and look forward to seeing you more often

  • CascadeJewelry says:
    06/22/10 at 22:31:35

    Welcome to Bonanzle! Great to have you here!

  • BHWM says:
    06/22/10 at 22:38:35

    Nice to have you aboard Alex!!!

  • shots&more says:
    06/22/10 at 22:56:36

    Welcome to the Bonanzle Family!!!

  • ZiggyZool says:
    06/22/10 at 23:01:12

    Welcome to Bonanzle Alex —Nice to have you aboard! Looking forward to hearing more from you. Zig

  • DakotaGold says:
    06/23/10 at 03:45:38

    Welcome Alex!

  • Queenmum says:
    06/23/10 at 04:02:03

    Welcome to the ranch Alex….welcome home!

    Love knowing y’all will let us know before changes are made, what changes, and why changes

    If you haven’t figured it out by now, you’ll soon find, each of us sellers are very possessive and protective of our “home” here at the ranch, so it’s really important that
    we are kept in the loop.

    Looking forward to great things and a long,profitable, and happy relationship.

  • GINGERH1003 says:
    06/23/10 at 04:03:36

    Welcome to the family of Bonanzaleer’s LOL

  • bluepennylady says:
    06/23/10 at 04:47:45

    Alex,

    Welcome to Bonanzle!

    Great dog!

    Judy/blue

  • miriamkay says:
    06/23/10 at 06:52:41

    Alex,
    Welcome Aboard! Just luv your doggy.
    Miriam

  • BookbinEtc says:
    06/23/10 at 07:22:08

    Welcome, Alex! We look forward to some great things from you.

    Brenda

  • stitchncraft says:
    06/23/10 at 07:30:32

    Welcome aboard!
    Cute dog!
    We are here to keep you in stitches!

  • mypiy says:
    06/23/10 at 08:04:59

    well hello and welcome and may I say your puppy is soooo cute

  • DS520Diecast says:
    06/23/10 at 08:20:55

    Welcome to the Ranch. Looking forward to your “experiments”.

  • collectiblecorner says:
    06/23/10 at 09:41:58

    Welcome Alex! Can’t wait to see your skills in action!

  • Catnutti says:
    06/23/10 at 09:49:31

    Welcome to Bonanzle Alex! Love the picture of your Leopard (very cute description) and it sounds like you are going to make a wonderful addition to the team. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us

  • bama1958 says:
    06/23/10 at 10:10:31

    Welcome Alex!

  • starshinin says:
    06/23/10 at 10:34:17

    Welcome aboard, so happy to have you part of the family…now as far as cooper, omg, he’s so adorable, if ya want to send him my way, feel free too..lol
    wishin u the bestest and can’t wait to see what u have in store for us!

  • luvmykittycats says:
    06/23/10 at 12:05:03

    Welcome Alex – luvthatpuppy!

  • gypsygirl says:
    06/23/10 at 12:07:12

    wow.. welcome! Have to say, Bluenile is one of my favorite sites.

  • EveryThingIsNew says:
    06/23/10 at 13:16:09

    HI! I’M TOTALLY NEW TO ALL OF THIS! SO, IT’S EXCITING TO BE HERE FOR THE BEGINNING OF THINGS TO COME! I REALLY NEED HELP WITH ADVERTISING, SETTING UP MY STORE, ETC.

  • tammiestreasures says:
    06/23/10 at 13:59:03

    Glad to have you Alex. Welcoem to the ranch!

  • STBThreadworks says:
    06/23/10 at 14:45:31

    Welcome, Alex. Just remember, if we yell at you as you make changes, it’s just business, it isn’t personal! We love Bill and the crew, and undoubtedly we will love you, too!

  • Liquidation says:
    06/23/10 at 15:22:21

    Welcome to the Team, Alex from the Ladies of the Boardroom
    Phaedra and Judy

  • Rogersstuff says:
    06/23/10 at 16:19:25

    Alex, Welcome aboard.

    -Roger

  • SharsBoutique says:
    06/23/10 at 18:17:02

    Welcome Alex! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • Lisas_TX_Treasures says:
    06/23/10 at 21:10:01

    Welcome aboard Alex

    You’ve landed yourself in a great place. Heck, I don’t even know these guys personally, but I’d venture to guess that you’re in super company.

    Best to you in all you do.

    ~Lisa

  • paws4critters says:
    06/23/10 at 23:31:20

    Welcome, Alex!

    I had to do the welcome thing cuz of the pup… lol! At first glance I thought he might have had Rottweiler in him. Lab & Shepherd… interesting & cute. I had a Lab/Shepherd; he was black with white markings. Now, I have The Critter Gang, which loves to put their 4 paws worth into all the critter posts here, as well as sometimes step up on their critter crate spouting their 4 paws worth of critter advice and/or personal critter opinions on critter topics. They tend to get me in trouble from time to time, but they are a lovable motley bunch of fur balls!

    The Critter Gang
    Pawsing for Critters with 4 Paws

  • sonsandie1507 says:
    06/24/10 at 03:50:29

    Welcome Alex,
    Great to have you here and am looking forward to your help with making Bonanzle all it can be! Cute dog as you can tell we have tons of puppy people here!
    Saundra

  • bjstlmi says:
    06/24/10 at 05:48:54

    Welcome to Bonanzle! Cute puppy.

  • renagade says:
    06/24/10 at 09:03:28

    Rock on Alex!! If you decide Bonanzle needs some fresh new music, come see me!

  • CandleWarmerStore says:
    06/25/10 at 08:13:27

    Welcome to Bonanzle Alex
    The picture looks as if your not sure what to do. Say hi to Cooper from all of us at The Candle Warmer Store. We all look forward to see Bonanzle grow.
    Ed & Krystyna

  • bcoog says:
    06/25/10 at 19:05:28

    Welcome to Bonanzle look forward to many great years of selling on a site that cares about its sellers and customers

  • bloomermo says:
    06/26/10 at 12:17:21

    Welcome to Bonanzle! I’m happy that you joined the team and I look forward to the many exciting changes as Bonanzle grows in the future!

  • vivian711 says:
    06/27/10 at 06:39:15

    Welcome to Bonanzle, I have a lab/akita..Happy Bonanzling Structuring for Buyers!

  • robinscornernest says:
    07/04/10 at 00:02:17

    Glad your here. I really want help to sell. Bonanzle needs more or better exposure. :=)

  • ShopaholicTreasures says:
    07/14/10 at 23:09:39

    Welcome to the Family Alex!!! We are happy to have you join us here!!! We look forward to seeing all that you have to offer!!!

  • greenplanetdesign says:
    07/15/10 at 18:47:15

    WELCOME THIS IS GREAT AMERICANS BUYING FROM OTHER AMERICANS WE CAN AND HAVE ALL THE OPERTUNITY IN THE WORLD TO FIX THIS BATTERED ECONOMY I ONLY BUY FROM BONANZLE OR EBAY PRIVATE SELLERS ONLY I KNOW WHERE MY MONEYS GOING I ALLSO LOVE TO SELL I HAVE SOME GREAT MARKETING IDEA’S IN THIS HEAD WE NEED TO FIX OUR PROBLEMS IN AMERICA NOW OUR INDUSTRY IS GONE THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO STIMULATE OUR ECONOMY THE CONVIENANCE OF HOME DELIVERY FIX THE GAS PRICES LESS FUIL WHAT A CONCEPT THAT ALONE SHOULD MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO BUY ON LINE I HAVE NOTICED BONANAZELERS ARE MAKING THERE OWN PRODUCTS EVERY ONES PIECE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM IT CAN COME ALIVE AGAIN I PERSON AT A TIME I SALE AT A TIME ITS NOT ALL ABOUT ME OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL DEPEND ON THE ONLINE MARKET THANK YOU I HOPE YOU ARE AS ENTHUSIASTIC AS ME I AM SETTING PEOPLE UP WITH ACC ON BONANZLE EVERY CHANCE I GET THAT IS MY PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION KIMBERLY

  • babycakesbytina says:
    07/28/10 at 17:50:40

    Welcome to Bonanzle best of luck to you!!

  • TshirtsGalore says:
    08/06/10 at 23:48:15

    Welcome to Bonanzle

  • alpenguin says:
    08/09/10 at 17:24:39

    Welcome and lots of good luck for us all! And, as was said above, if we yell, it isn’t personal; it’s always about the business.
    Let’s become the best in this huge marketplace!

  • Starfisher says:
    08/10/10 at 04:27:15

    Welcome to Bonanzle. I have been here almost since the beginning and have enjoyed watching Bonanzle grow. I look forward to seeing your ideas and the ongoing improvement of the Bonanzle marketplace. Love your baby as well, adorable

  • granny7x says:
    10/07/10 at 14:56:20

    welcome aboard Alex…just you know you will help us get places..good luck in your new journey…


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