A New Direction
February 4th, 2013 :: danny
To Our Community:
For the past three years we have been on an amazing journey together. Yardsellr started as an experiment and grew into a company and a community that weaves buying and selling into the social fabric of the Web. Today we are taking a new direction for our business so I wanted to let you know about the changes we are making.
A few months ago, we began to talk to a few other companies who wanted to borrow our playbook. They wanted to turbo-charge their ecommerce business using the Yardsellr strategies for blending games and social with buying and selling. As we looked at the growth potential and profitability of that business, it became clear that it was a very attractive option. But we knew we couldn’t focus on that business — selling software and services to ecommerce companies large or small — and on our existing Yardsellr business.
Today we are turning our attention 100% to the ecommerce services business and we will be shutting down Yardsellr. This change is exciting and sad at the same time. The team is excited to tackle a new business but we are also sad to say goodbye to Yardsellr. I know many of you have been through transitions like this in your own work, so I am sure you know how we feel.
Our new business — which we are calling CompoundM — will launch in a few weeks. While we get ready for the launch, we will make sure to wind-down Yardsellr the best way possible. If you have bought or sold something, those transactions will all be honored. For more information about the transition see:
Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions at all, please email me at email@example.com or for faster answers firstname.lastname@example.org.