I’d like to start this love letter of sorts by thanking the community that supported me and the business. From my dear clients who turned into friends, to my evolving team who has seen me at my best (and worst), to my family, my Spiro, to the vibrant city of Chicago, and to the platform that is eBay, I love you. It’s safe to say that being a pioneer of an industry is interesting, and I truly thank you for supporting me on this wild ride. I’ll always remember the client who gave me my first sale, watching and mentoring team members as they came in fresh out of college, the excitement over success, and the tears over failures. You know who you are, and I can’t express enough gratitude for your support.
I also want to touch on some of the most memorable times while at eDrop-Off, as I think it’s crucial to celebrate successes in life. As an early 20-something with an entrepreneurial spirit, it was a dream to do my own thing - so turning that idea into a successful business for 15 years is still a pinch-me thing! We sold over a million items at eDrop-Off, and that’s freaking cool. We sold all over the world and got to share experiences with people from all walks of life. We hosted and sold online when people were terrified of giving a credit card number, let alone paying with the touch of a finger!
I was featured on Crain’s ‘40 under 40 list’ in 2011 and the company has been featured on and in ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Entertainment Tonight’, Marie Claire, Forbes, and InStyle, to name a few. And maybe more interesting than anything else, my early journey was documented in the early days of reality TV on VH1’s ‘House of Consignment'. Boy, do I have some stories from that experience! Each of these milestones taught me so much about myself and my team, and they are moments I’ll never forget.
As I look back on the memories, I’m filled with immense gratitude, visions of some incredible pieces of merchandise, stories to fill a novel, and definitely some exhaustion. Running a local business is no joke, and anyone doing it knows what I’m talking about. I have such a respect for the entrepreneurial and local business community, and if there’s anything I ask this awesome community as I close eDrop-Off's doors, it’s this…
Buy local. Support the mom and pop shops working their assess off down the street. Invest in your city by doing your part and keeping these places open. I get that we all need our Amazon fixes here and there, but without the support of the people of Chicago, we never would have lasted 15 years. It’s such a beautiful thing to be able to end a company by choice rather than force, and I’m here to ask you do the same for other local businesses. I know I will. They’re truly America’s backbone, and I hope we can all work to keep that turning. It’s meant the world to me, and I know other local businesses feel the same.
As for what’s next, more on that to come soon. But you can bet that I’m popping a bottle of champagne and embracing a bit of the unknown. THANK YOU FOR THE LAST 15!
We love Sophia Bush fans! We want to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who bid on #SophiaBushXEDO where a portion of proceeds went to The Girl Project. You guys are the best! It was heartwarming to see everyone cheering each other on during the sale and we adore seeing all your purchases! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter to see more.
Take a peek inside of Sophia Bush's Closet and get ready to want everything! With over 1,300 pieces up for grabs, the hardest part is deciding what to buy. The best part? A portion of proceeds benefits The Girl Project. This amazing organization ensures girls across the globe obtain the secondary education they need. The Girl Project takes on issues that keep girls out of school like poverty, child marriage, civil unrest, bullying, teenage pregnancy, homelessness, and gender-based violence. What's not to love about shopping for a worthwhile cause? Be sure to take a peek at all 1,300 items here.
BID NOW: Rebecca Minkoff Girl Power Sweatshirt (As Seen at the 2018 Women's March in Los Angeles)
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BID NOW: Dodgers Jersey (As Seen When Sophia Bush Threw the First Pitch)
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