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eBay SHINE Award Winner, Global Business: Denise Martell of Al’s Snowmobile Parts Warehouse

eBay SHINE Award Winner, Global Business: Denise Martell of Al’s Snowmobile Parts Warehouse


[MUSIC PLAYING] It was 2001 when
we started on eBay. I didn’t realize that
it had been that long. The main part of our business
is used snowmobile parts. We’re the world’s largest in the
used realm of snowmobile parts. It started with my dad
across the road in his garage and it grew from there. We got involved in
eBay to kind of sell some of the excess
inventory that we had, and also it’s allowed us
to keep our employees more at a even level year-round. 30% to 40% of our
eBay sales are global. I think for our business
that being global is crucial. We used to rely on the local
weather, the local economy. But once you start
shipping globally, you don’t have to rely
on any of those factors. Even when my dad
was across the road, we had this big
map of the world, and we still have that same map
over here in our new warehouse. With eBay we’ve been able to
expand all those pins that are all on this map. I think it’s also driven me is
even though my dad’s not here every day, he knows
that what he’s done has been passed on to
his family from just something in a small
garage, to something that’s all over the world.

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