Monday, June 20, 2011

Canadian Post Office Strike - Update

This is the official notice we just got from the US Postal Service:


By now you may have heard that the Canada Post has gone on a nationwide strike. Effective on Sunday, 6/19/2011, the USPS will not accept any First-Class Mail International, Priority Mail International, or Express Mail International to Canada. However the USPS will accept Global Express Guaranteed (GXG) shipments. It is unknown how long this limitation will last. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.


What we are going to do is still process and get your Canadian orders ready. You can still place them with us on our website. However, we will NOT ship anything out until we get confirmation that the Canadian Postal strike is over.

If you are shipping anywhere else in the world, then you have nothing to worry about. This strike only affects Canadian shipments.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

20% OFF COUPON - Father's Day Special!

If there is one thing that I LOVE even more than running MJM Magic, it's being a daddy. In fact, I dare say that the happiness I feel from being a father is what carries over into the success of MJM Magic.

My oldest daughter (Madison) is almost 7, and my youngest (Katelyn) is almost 4. Both of them are the light of my life.

When I get to spend time with my two little girls, it makes me feel nothing could ever go wrong. Then when I go into "work mode" and begin processing all the daily orders we get at MJM Magic, I am clear headed and very well grounded.

I can't tell you how many times I was playing with my kids, or out with my family, and that spawned an idea to give something away for free in our store. It's like, I'm paying the goodness I feel FORWARD to all of our customers. When I'm happy, I give things away to make others happy! Karma in action.

So today is no different! This weekend is when we celebrate Father's Day. It's where we remember our own father's, and those of us who have kids also get to reflect on our own good fortune.

So as usual, I'm feeling very generous and I'm giving away something for free. No, it's not an item this time. It's MONEY back in your pocket.

Starting right now through Sunday, you can use this special 20% DISCOUNT COUPON towards EVERYTHING in our store! The coupon code is: fathersday2011

Here are the rules for the promotion:

- This fathersday2011 coupon is valid between June 16th at 7:00am PST through Sunday (June 19th)! Take your time.....add as much to the cart as you can, and the more you spend, the more you save!

- This fathersday2011 coupon is only good ONE TIME per customer. So make sure you place a large order and make it count!

- This fathersday2011 coupon is only good on orders $75.00 or higher. It won't work unless you have AT LEAST $75.00 in your shopping cart. Orders lower than $75.00 can still use any regular discount codes you may have previously used.

- This does NOT apply to any orders placed BEFORE June 17th at 7:00am PST, or after the 19th.....period. We can make no exceptions, so thanks for understanding.

- Hurry Expires on June 19th!

Once again, I want to tip my hat to ALL FATHERS out there who provide for their children, and make the world a better place. Happy spending!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Back from the Caribbean - Tan and Relaxed!

So last week, we did something we haven't been able to do for over 8 years: take a vacation!

Those of you who have shopped at MJM Magic for any length of time know that we are devoted nonstop to our customers. This usually means working long hours, off hours, and holidays. It's hard for me to get away ----- not so much because I don't have time, but I simply worry too much.

What if I leave the store and our customers don't get the kind of customer service that I provide on a daily basis?

What if something goes wrong when I'
m not here to manage and rectify it?

Thoughts like those have kept me from really taking a much needed vacation for so many years. However, it was finally time. MJM Magic has grown so much, I felt confident enough to leave the daily store management in the hands of my trusty cohort, Steve.

If you made a purchase anytime last week, or perhaps wrote an email, you no doubt got a response from Steve. I must say that he really took over my job nicely, and it allowed me to have a successful vacation away from everything.

So where did I go? As the title of this blog suggests, we went to the Caribbean. And by "we," I mean Brandi and I. For those who may not know, in addition to being an integral part of MJM Magic, Brandi is also my wife. We made a bet last year, and I told her if she won, I would take her on a Caribbean Cruise. Needless to say, she won, and we went!

We were gone for roughly a week, and it was so much fun. I am including a few pics we took of ourselves when we were gone.

Most of you have NEVER seen Brandi before. She's always remained a vocal (but visually hidden) part of the store, mainly because she usually doesn't like how she turns out in pictures. However, I think she looks GREAT in these shots, and therefore I'm posting them for you guys to see how pretty she is. Those who have ever dealt with Brandi in the past can now have an idea of what she looks like. (Of course, you all know what my ugly mug looks like from my videos on MJM Magic).

Anyway, it's great to be back and in the swing of things again. I'm looking forward to Father's Day coming up this weekend, and I plan to have some kind of special promotion for you guys around that time. Stay tuned!

New Addition to MJM Magic

We got a new addition to MJM Magic! Last week, our trusty Canon printer took a crap and just couldn't recover. That printer had spit out tens of THOUSANDS of your invoices over the years. But alas, her time had come and she went to the recycle yard yesterday.

But we're excited because we got a shiny new HP Printer that is a major upgrade to our facility! This one has a nice touch screen, and it's wireless so we can remotely print your invoices from any computer in the building (and even from our iPhones if in a pinch!).

She looks even better in person, but I wanted to take a quick picture to let you see what prints your invoices when you order with us at MJM!