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Returning to gap With Another Man in My Life

After four months off from work and blogging, I’m back at it.  I think I’ll wait until my next blog to continue with my Retail Data Collector blog series, and instead tell a little about what I’ve been up to during my four months off (also known as the best four months of my life!).

Bronco Baby

To start, I had a baby, thus the reason for the four months of maternity leave!  My son Holden was born healthy, happy, and eight days late, on June 12th.  It was the most painful, yet amazing experience of my life.  After nine months of “preparing” for his arrival, my husband, Stan, and I still were nowhere near prepared.   We were prepared as much as we could have been I guess, but you don’t really know what you’re in for until it really happens.

When we first brought Holden home, it seemed so surreal.  The first thing we had to do was introduce him to our two dogs.  We were unsure how this would go and were hoping that the dogs would play nice because if not, someone would have to go, and Holden certainly wasn’t going anywhere :)   Luckily for everyone, they loved him from the first moment.  They were of course extremely curious and a bit shocked; I mean how can this mini person-looking thing make so much noise?!  But after a couple days they were used to him being around.

Dogs

 

The first few weeks were nice because we had family come visit and help out with the little rugrat.  It’s always nice to let someone else change a diaper from time to time!  We were even lucky enough to have a few gap visitors which helped me at least kind of keep up with all the changes that were going on back in the office.  They also brought pizza and flowers, so that was pretty awesome.  When our company left it was just Stan, Holden and me.  Thankfully, we adapted quite well to our new lifestyle and quickly got used to the fact that Holden runs the show and we are now on his time schedule.

During the first couple months, I spent a lot of time at the house with Holden, a little nervous to brave the world with my new baby.  It’s just such a production to go anywhere.  But after a while it got easier and more fun.  My outlook was that we might as try to go places and do fun things, and if it doesn’t work out, we can just leave.

Monster Costume

Holden quickly became quite the traveler.  We went to my 10 year high school reunion in Durango, CO for a long weekend.  He did great on the flight and the 4 hour drive!  A couple months later, we road tripped to Sedona, AZ for a week and it was really amazing.  Good thing I shook off the hecklers in the office and decided to get my mom van so we could pack it full of all the baby stuff we wanted to take with us :) .  I kept trying to tell everyone, mini vans really are very cool!  Then, the weekend before I came back to work, Holden and I flew to see my sister in Denver, CO for another long weekend.  He had a couple short crying jags on the plane, but nothing major and he received several compliments for being such a good baby.  What a relief!  It’s nice to know that we have a good traveler on our hands, and hopefully there are many more fun family trips to come.

Like I said, the last four months have been the best four months of my life.  Life has changed in ways I never could have imagined and it is so incredible.  It’s been hard to leave Holden at daycare, but it’s also good to be back at work and around the energy and people that come along with.  I’m sure I’ll be needing a few extra trips to Starbucks from time to time to keep from falling asleep at my desk with this new, unpredictable sleep schedule I’m finding myself on.  I know it won’t be a challenge to find a fellow gapper to go with me.  I’m also planning to attend one of the Yoga Restore classes (adult nap time I hear)!  That will come as a very welcome mid-day nap.

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Retail Data Collector #8: Toni from Denver

Just in the nick of time, I am publishing one more blog for my Retail Data Collector series before I take off for a while.   This time, it’s featuring Toni from Denver.  Toni and I have been best friends for quite a while now and I knew when we were looking to hire someone in Colorado that she would likely be up for the task.  Toni and I played college basketball together at both Fort Lewis College in Colorado, and at the University of Nebraska Omaha, so I know that she is a hard worker, reliable, and a great fit for the position.

Toni

Location:  Denver, Colorado

Q: How long have you been working with gap?

A: Since June 2012

 

Q: How did you get involved with gap?

A: Through my best friend Karen.

 

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?

A: I enjoy seeing all the new products as they come out and I get to eat lunch at new places.

 

Q: What is your favorite product category to collect and why?

A: Printers/cameras because it pays a little better.

 

Q: What is your favorite store to visit and why?

A: Target because I hit up the sale racks, and Microsoft because it’s a cool store.

 

Q: What is something that you’ve learned about retail and consumer electronics through working with gap?

A: To shop around when making a purchase…there is almost always a sale.

 

Q: What is the strangest incident to happen to you while collecting? ( A kick-out story, mean manager story, etc…)

A: An employee at one of the stores always gets nervous when I come in because he must think my collecting has something to do with his job performance.  He’s always asking me if everything looks alright and if the prices are fine.  It’s pretty funny.

 

Q: Share something interesting about yourself: Hobbies? Family? Other Job? Kids? Pets? Anything!

A: I’m married and have a 1 year old son, Cooper.  We have 3 dogs and are both from Colorado.  Along with collecting, I also teach part time at a middle school and I am an assistant athletic director at a high school.  Karen and I played college basketball together and were roommates in college.  I also introduced her to her husband, so the least she could do is hook me up with this job :)

 

I’m glad it has worked out for Toni to be a part of our retail data collector team.  I know what a great teammate she is and she has done a great job for us.  After today I will be out on maternity leave, all thanks to her, and her introducing me to my husband, Stan!

This series will continue in October…

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Retail Data Collector #7: Vanessa from Newark

The latest edition of the Retail Data Collector blog series features Vanessa from Newark.  Vanessa has been with gap for a long time and although she is technically our Newark collector, she also braves her way into the big NYC for us every week to collect at a few stores there.

Location: New Jersey (Jersey Shore)

Q: How long have you been working with gap?

A: 2 years, I was hired on my 25th birthday

Q: How did you get involved with gap?

A: gap was looking for a New York area collector to handle a special project and I had just finished my marketing internship with Sony’s Columbia/Epic Label Group when I applied and got the job.

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?

A: I love the people I’ve encountered while working at gap.  The staff is so genuinely nice, and they are appreciative of the efforts I put forth. I’ve also made some great friends while collecting as well.

Q: What is your favorite product category to collect and why?

A: Whichever category lets me find a great deal on a product. I used to love finding digital photo frames on clearance for $20, they made great Christmas presents!

Q: What is your favorite store to visit and why?

A: B&H Photo because it’s like an electronic Toys R’ Us!  Plus, it’s in New York City which is always an adventure. While collecting there I’ve watched the new World Trade Center construction, witnessed countless protests, and met Wycleff Jean walking on the street.

Q: What is something that you’ve learned about retail and consumer electronics through working with gap?

A: I’ve learned a lot about product pricing trends and it actually helped me purchase the Nikon J1 for $230 – which is about 60% less than its current selling price!

Q: What is the strangest incident to happen to you while collecting? ( A kick-out story, mean manager story, etc…)

A: Oh gosh, I have stories for days, but two of them are my favorite.  The first one was when I had the Sears loss prevention team thinking I was casing the place.  The other was when I collected at Staples and there was a manger that I conversed with every week.  I would ask her about her kids and she would ask about my brother who was in Iraq.  One night while I was collecting ink she acted like she had no idea who I was – she said she didn’t know my name, why I was there, or anything!  She then proceeded to kick me out the store. Shortly after that, she left the company and to this day I have no idea if she lost her mind or what.

Q: Share something interesting about yourself: Hobbies? Family? Other Job? Kids? Pets? Anything!

A: I have a beautiful son named Dominic Anthony who is 7 months old and the light of my life! I am engaged to be married to a wonderful man named Daniel.  On top of gap, I used to work for Grammy nominated artist RomAnthony, but with my son I can’t travel the way my position entailed. I still love everything music and have a concert addiction.  Before my son was born I would attend two concerts a month. My favorite movie is Ted, and I’d choose the Simpsons over Family Guy. I love flip flops, think applesauce is a food group, and I Google everything :)

 

Vanessa has been a great collector for us for the past two years and is always willing to take on more collections if we need her to which is really helpful!  We are glad that gap has been such a good fit for her and her growing family.

 

My blog series will be on hiatus shortly as I am going to be out on maternity leave in a week or so.  That being said, I am going to try and get in as many as possible before I go so stay tuned, and hopefully we’ll be learning more about another collector very soon!

vanessa

 

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Retail Data Collector #6: Jamie from Omaha

My latest blog in the Retail Data Collector blog series features Jamie from Omaha. I had known Jamie for several years before I started working at gap and when we needed to hire a collector in Omaha, I knew that she would be a great fit.

Location: Omaha, NE

Q: How long have you been working with gap?

A: 1 Year

Q: How did you get involved with gap?

A: Karen was my basketball coach at the University of Nebraska Omaha. When she became retail manager at gap and they were hiring in Omaha, she asked if I wanted a cool job and if I was in need of a little extra money… what college kid isn’t???

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?

A: The freedom of being allowed to work the hours that fit around my school and basketball schedule. I also really enjoy payday!

Q: What is your favorite product category to collect and why?

A: My favorite category to collect is tablets because I think I have them about memorized… in order… at every store. It has become a personal challenge to see if I can walk into a store and log them only by looking at my app, then go through the tablets and see if I did it correctly! (It’s the little victories in life!)

Q: What is your favorite store to visit and why?

A: My favorite store to visit is RadioShack because it is in the mall and conveniently located right next to Finish Line (a sports store with great shoes).

Q: What is something that you’ve learned about retail and consumer electronics through working with gap?

A: Honestly, I am somewhat electronically challenged. Before I started collecting, I had no clue what an external hard drive was until I started collecting at OfficeMax. The same old man that talks my ear off every week has explained to me in detail what the purpose of a hard drive is. I love going to that store just to have my weekly conversation with Greg.

Q: What is the strangest incident to happen to you while collecting? ( A kick-out story, mean manager story, etc…)

A: I have been kicked out of Nebraska Furniture Mart about four times (Karen would alwaysmake me go back and try again). Finally one time they surrounded me with about five department managers and wouldn’t let me leave the store. Naturally I called Karen to save me and she had to talk to the managers on the phone and assure them that I was not a teenage delinquent, but a grown adult just trying to do my job. I was finally able to leave the store but am officially no longer able to go back. Fifth time’s not the charm I guess!

Q: Share something interesting about yourself: Hobbies? Family? Other Job? Kids? Pets? Anything!

A: I am a senior and play basketball at the University of Nebraska Omaha. I graduate in May and hope to live out my dream by playing professionally overseas.
As you can tell I have known Jamie for quite some time and she has been a really good fit for gap. It has been really nice working with her as she’s a little easier to coach in regards to the app and collecting than she was on the basketball court  I wish her the best of luck with her future basketball endeavors, but unfortunately that means we will probably need to find someone to replace her in Omaha. Hopefully we can hang on to her as long as possible!
Jamie Nash

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Retail Data Collector #5: Minda from Tampa

In 2013 I am continuing my series of blogs that feature gap’s retail data collectors and for my first one of of the year, I move from our husband and wife duo in Seattle, to Minda, our collector in Tampa, FL. Minda has been fun to work with, and from what I can tell, and as you can probably tell from her picture, she seems like she has a very fun personality.
Location: Beautiful, sunny Tampa, FL

Q: How long have you been working with gap?
A: 1 ½ years

Q: How did you get involved with gap?
A: My background is in print advertising sales. With the change in advertising formats and of course the economy, good advertising sales positions are rarely available. To find employment, I decided to look for other ways to make money and wanted a part time position to supplement my income. I found the ad for this job on Craigslist and started shortly after.

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?
A: I love the flexibility of the position and that when I see a really good deal on a product I can tell my friends about it. Also, this job does make a big difference in my lifestyle and fills time. I hope to have it a long time.

Q: What is your favorite product category to collect and why?
A: Cameras because my daughter is a photographer.

Q: What is your favorite store to visit and why?
A: Sears; the prices seem to be fair and they don’t do the price hiking/sale thing. I also like that it is in the mall.

Q: What is something that you’ve learned about retail and consumer electronics through working with gap?
A: The pricing practices. A product may be priced to look as if it is on sale, but often times the price is increased and discounted, and with that discount it is the price it originally was the week before.

Q: What is the strangest incident to happen to you while collecting? ( A kick-out story, mean manager story, etc…)
A: All the stores and their employees know what I am doing so they pretty much say hi and leave me alone. A lady did ask me what the application for price comparison was. I told her I didn’t work for the store and she said she saw me entering info and just assumed that’s what I was doing.

Q: Share something interesting about yourself: Hobbies? Family? Other Job? Kids? Pets? Anything!
A: I have been in Tampa for 5 years and love it here. I moved here after my beloved husband passed away. I enjoy going to the beaches often, the sunsets here are beautiful. Having been laid off from my full time position in June, I am presently working another part time job while looking for a full time position. I am also considering taking classes in social media this fall. I enjoy going to listen to the local bands play around town. I have a wonderful daughter who graduated from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. She still lives in San Francisco and is a photographer.

We have really enjoyed having Minda on our team of collectors and as always, I really enjoyed putting this blog together because I got to know more about her. I’m sure she is enjoying the warm weather in Tampa while we here in San Diego have been freezing (all relative of course!)

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Retail Data Collector Feature #4: Jim and Jeane from Seattle

Continuing my blog series about our retail data collectors around the country, I now move from our collector in Boston, to our husband and wife team of Jim and Jeane in Seattle, Washington.  Jim and Jeane are our only current tandem team and have found a great balance in working together to get us accurate data!

Q: How long have you been working with gap?

We started with gap a little over two years ago in August 2010.

Q: How did you get involved with gap?

We were recruited by gap based on our experience with the NPD Group. We worked with the NPD Group in a similar position for about 3 years prior to being hired by gap.

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?

We owned a few small businesses for about 18 years, so the independent nature of the position appealed to us.

Q: What is your favorite product category to collect and why?

Printers because they are usually well organized and labeled correctly (as opposed to some other categories), so it feels like we’re getting better and more accurate information. It’s also an interesting category, and we like to keep up with the technology and changing features.

Q: What is your favorite store to visit and why?

OfficeMax because the employees are friendly and the store is clean and well organized.

Q: What is something that you’ve learned about retail and consumer electronics through working with gap?

We have learned that the market is ever changing.   It is always amazing to see the speed with which products come, go, and change.

Q: What is the strangest incident to happen to you while collecting?

Our strangest incident was being surrounded at Fry’s by three individuals and feeling as if we were going to be arrested before being told to leave and never return again. It was strangely aggressive and a little weird.

Q: Can you share something interesting about yourself: Hobbies? Family? Other Job? Kids? Pets? Anything!

We both work in the world of non-profits.  Jeane is a pre-school teacher and Jim manages two departments it a regional performing arts center. We have two grown children, a 110 lb dog named Jack, a cat named Bob, and enjoy attending every Seattle Sounders game.

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Retail Data Collector Feature #3: Tim from Boston

 

As a part of my continuing Q&A blog series about our retail data collectors around the country, I am moving from our collector in Chicago, to Tim, our collector in Boston.  Tim was the first person I hired when I moved to the retail manager position at gap, and I am happy to say that it has been an excellent fit!

Q: How long have you been working with gap?

A: I have been working with gap for about 8 months.

Q: How did you get involved with gap?

A: I responded to an ad on craigslist, submitted my resume, and was contacted soon after.

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?

A: The flexible schedule is really my favorite part of the job.  I am currently a full-time student so this allows me to work whenever I have the opportunity which is exactly what I was looking for when applying to gap.

Q: What is your favorite product category to collect and why?

A: I like to collect notebooks and tablets simply because of the fact they are sometimes just fun to mess around with.  If I ever feel the need for a break from collecting I might just play a quick game on a tablet or check out some of the nice notebooks.

Q: What is your favorite store to visit and why?

A: I enjoy going to MicroCenter because over time I have actually become friends with some of the employees.

Q: What is something that you’ve learned about retail and consumer electronics through working with gap?

A: The market changes quite a bit.  More so than most industries, the electronics and technology industry (most notably notebooks and tablets) is constantly evolving and innovating.

Q: What is the strangest incident to happen to you while collecting?

A: I have been asked to leave a few stores before.  My first ever collection I was told that I was loitering and had to leave if I had no intention of buying anything.  I didn’t think that I would be able to continue collecting if I kept getting kicked out of places, but it has pretty much been smooth sailing ever since!

Q: Can you share something interesting about yourself: Hobbies? Family? Other Job? Kids? Pets? Anything!

A: I am a student at Northeastern University (gap’s office printing analyst Jake Fishman’s alma mater) and will graduate in May 2013.  I am originally from New York, and have lived in Boston now for the last 4 years. I am an avid fan of the Yankees and Giants and enjoy living in enemy territory (Red Sox, Patriots). I have two younger identical twin brothers and two great parents at home!

 

Tim shared some really great answers with us, and I can’t help but remind him that lucky for me, the Denver Broncos have the better of the two Manning brothers – now I just have to hope that Peyton can match Eli in the number of rings he has!  How does a Manning vs. Manning 2013 Super Bowl sound? I’m pretty sure both Tim and I would agree that would be pretty awesome.

Past retail data collector features:
Vegas (written by former retail manager, Christine Boersing)
Atlanta
Chicago

 

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Retail Data Collector Feature #2: Continuing a Series

Back in April I started a blog series featuring our data collectors from around the country.  For the next several blogs I write, I will highlight another collector.  I am excited because this will give us the opportunity to get to know a little bit more about the people we work with every week but never see, and to put a fac

This month, my blog features our Chicago area collector, Peter:

Q: How long have you been working with gap?

A: I have been collecting for gap for a little over 4 years.

Q: How did you get involved with gap?

A: I wanted to find something part time with flexible hours. I replied to an ad on craigslist and the position at gap fit the bill. I had past experience dealing with some of the retail accounts such as Best Buy, Target, and the now closed Circuit City when I worked for the Warner Music Group so it seemed of interest to me.

Q: What is your favorite part of the job?

A: The flexibility of time is of great value to me. It allows me to continue with my other endeavors which are sporadic in producing income and it also fills some idle time.

Q: What is your favorite product category to collect and why?

A: Best Buy cameras are up there as a favorite because the “crumb trail”* seems to work well, so even though the product count is larger than at other stores the collection process is relatively seamless. It’s almost like a game to see if they have changed the plan-o-gram.

(*Bloggers note: The crumb trail is how we list products in the app based off of the exact order they were collected during the previous collection of the same category and store, by the same collector. This makes future collections easier as the product list in the app matches up to the order in which the products are on the shelves, if the store has not changed its product arrangement.)

Q: What is your favorite store to visit and why?

A: Best Buy because of the reasons above, and Costco is also fun, especially when all the samples are being handed out!

Q: What is something that you’ve learned about retail and consumer electronics through working with gap?

A: I’ve learned that it seems as though most of the Apple products are the same price everywhere, with very few exceptions.

Q: What is the strangest incident to happen to you while collecting?

A: Nothing out of the ordinary, just the occasional new store personnel asking me to leave after they see I am collecting data/pricing. One time the flash went off while taking a picture at Walmart and I was reprimanded by more than one clerk/manager and told I was not allowed to take photos. They however did not ask me to leave.

Q: Can you share something interesting about yourself: Hobbies? Family? Other Job? Kids? Pets? Anything!

A: I sell and market both residential and commercial Real Estate (my website is www.peterknitch.com). I also do pricing opinions on properties for various banks. I enjoy traveling, dining out, and taking walks with my wife of 18 years. I have 2 adult sons that we take great pleasure in spending time with. We also have a few “grand-dogs”. The newest addition is Bear (see photo) who ate my blackberry which helped me transition to an iphone. I also continue to stay involved in the entertainment media industry and enjoy both old and new movies & music.

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We are lucky to have Peter on board here at gap intelligence, and it’s been really great getting to know more about him as a person!

Stay tuned for future features on our other data collectors.

 

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Retail Data Collector Feature #1: The New Beginning of a Series

When I started thinking about what to write about for my latest blog, I remembered gap’s former retail manager telling me that when she was in that role, she had featured one of our retail data collectors for a blog.  She was willing to let me “copy” her great idea so I have decided to create an ongoing series of features on all of our data collectors.

With ten data collectors currently employed for gap, there are still nine that I’m excited to get to know more about (see “Meet Our Data Collectors” on our blog for the previously written feature: http://gapintelligence.com/meet-our-data-collectors).  I personally have the pleasure of working with our incredible collectors every week, and many people in the office rely heavily on their data.  I think it’s time we all get to know more about who exactly they are.

My first blog in the series features a Q&A with Terrence in Atlanta, or as some may know him, region 1004.  Terrence is very good at what he does for our company and is always consistent and reliable.  I asked Terrence a few questions about himself and his experience to this point with gap intelligence:

  • How long have you been working for gap?

3 years

  • How did you get involved with gap?

I was looking for work after losing my previous job in the music industry. I replied to a posting on Craigslist and a few days later I received a call from gap.  After hearing the description of the job, it seemed like it would be pretty cool.   About 2 weeks later I started working!

  • What is your favorite part of the job?

My schedule. I can go out and collect anytime I want as long as the store is open, and I’m not on the typical 9-5. Usually, I finish my collections early in the week so I can have plenty of extra time for other endeavors.

  • What is your favorite product category to collect and why?

Notebooks. While I personally own desktops & tablets as well, I still like the functionality of the notebook with a keyboard. When laptops first hit the market, they were very expensive. I have enjoyed seeing the category evolve with newer operating systems and hardware, yet the prices still steadily decline.

  • What is your favorite store to visit and why?

Frys. Although from a time perspective it takes me the longest to collect, I personally think that they just have some cool stuff.  I can spend hours in there just looking through all of the different gadgets and grown man toys that they have.  Costco is a close second as I have been a Costco member for quite some time and like their mix of products and reasonable prices.

  • What is something that you’ve learned about retail and consumer electronics through working with gap?

I’ve learned about the shelf life and product cycles of consumer electronics. As a consumer, I keep up with some products more than others, notebooks in particular for me.  I have seen how quickly some categories, such as notebooks, come out with newer models, compared with other categories that have a slower cycle, such as digital frames for example. However, all in all, I have noticed that most consumer electronics models change at a pretty fast rate.

  • What is the strangest incident to happen to you while collecting?

While not really strange, I was approached by a manager at Frys a while ago who noticed me looking at products and inputting the data into the old school Dell PDA’s with the stylus. The manager asked me if I needed any help and after I told him no, he questioned what I was doing with the PDA.  I told him that I was collecting pricing information and that the information would not being shared with other retailers.  He immediately told me to stop what I was doing and to follow him to the front of the store where he asked me who I worked for,  my supervisors name so that he could contact her, and then to leave the store that day.

  • Share something interesting about yourself: Hobbies? Family? Other Job? Kids? Pets? Anything else!

I have 3 dogs: A Pitbull named Black, a Schnauzer named Max, and a Shih Tzu/Yorkie mix named Willow, as well as a cat named Socks.  I have been married to my wife Trina for ten years this coming June. I love traveling & reading nonfiction books, exercising, watching Sci-Fi movies, and walking in the outdoors. I’m an avid animal lover and have been a vegetarian for 15 years.  I grew up just outside of Washington DC in Temple Hills, MD and am an avid New York Giants fan.  My favorite video game is “Gears Of War”, and I love basketball & football.  If one day, Mr. Peterson would fly me to San Diego, I would love to challenge Karen 1 on 1 in basketball while I’m still young enough that I think I can take her!

 

It has been so much fun for me getting to know some things about Terrence’s experiences with gap intelligence, as well as more about him as a person.  We are lucky to have Terrence as a data collector for gap intelligence, and I gladly welcome his 1 on 1 basketball challenge any time…it’s on!

Stay tuned for future features on the other data collectors.

 

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Discovering the Mysterious World of Retail

When I first got hired at gap intelligence, I was told that my first goal was to “master all things ecom” for notebooks.  So I worked to get an understanding of, naturally, all things ecom.  Week after week, I learned more and more about all of our processes and our workflow regarding getting raw ecom data identified, prepped, and put into our final client-ready models.  Additionally, my Excel skills had reached such a fine level that I was able to impress my husband every time he saw me using it.

However, I kept hearing talk of a whole different side to our data, the retail side, and it seemed so mysterious.  Where did the retail pricing come from?  How was it identified? How was it prepped?  How do we have pricing from all these different regions throughout the country? And what in the world is Ravitown?  I knew a little bit about retail but was definitely intrigued.  I figured that once I “mastered all things ecom”, I would be able to start understanding all things retail a little bit better.

Then, in late November, just when I was on the verge of “mastering” ecom and starting to test the waters of retail here and there with notebooks, I was ironically named the new Retail Collections Manager at gap.  My typical day has gone from working alone for the majority of each day, to suddenly interacting daily with the analysts and others in the office, as well as our data collectors throughout the US.  I am quickly learning the answers to all my questions above.  This new role has enabled me to learn so much about the company and the people that are involved to make what we do happen each week.  From San Diego to Uzbekistan, Seattle to New Jersey, and Texas to Omaha, gap is sweeping the nation…and I guess the world too.

With the help of our former Retail Collection Manager, who now lives all the way on the other side of the country, I would like to think that this has been a fairly smooth transition.  I am happy to have the opportunity to discover what this once mysterious world is all about, and I have enjoyed learning and growing as an employee of gap intelligence.  Plus, all the while, my Excel skills have only gotten even more impressive!

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