Coral Springs, FL
In 2011, Jason Cipolla left his long-standing hockey career to create My Personal Memories, an online personalized gift company based in Coral Springs, FL. Jason and his wife, Kristin, were inspired by their love for capturing life’s memories and putting smiles on people’s faces. Their heartfelt gifts are fully customizable and include wedding presents, glassware, home decor, and more.
Jason and Kristin started their business with one machine in their garage and now sell personalized gifts to customers nationwide. They credit much of their growth to online marketplaces like eBay, Etsy, and Amazon, which put their products in front of millions of shoppers. They use Amazon’s logistics service to pack and ship their non-personalized orders, which saves them time and money while also giving them access to millions of Prime shoppers. They fulfill their personalized orders from their own warehouse, but they are still able to succeed on Amazon.
Policymakers are trying to disrupt large online marketplaces, which concerns Jason and Kristin because these platforms help their business thrive. They want policymakers to understand how important online marketplaces are to small business owners and that changing the way they work may cause harm to businesses nationwide.
To learn more about My Personal Memories, visit https://www.mypersonalmemories.com/.