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What’s New At Pillows.com – Diversifying & Expanding Our Inventory

Your home is your space, and your space should fit you. Everything in it says something about the person you are and want to be. A home should be comfortable to those living there because your home is fundamentally your sanctuary. We want everyone to be able to find something perfect for their home and so we’ve expanded to offer more than pillows and bedding. At Pillows.com, we have a host of new products that we’re very excited about!
The thing about most pillows is that they’re all pretty much pillow-shaped. Squares or rectangles, the image that comes to mind most frequently when discussing pillows is a cloth bag filled with fluff. Simple, yet effective—a classic design. Except now we’re offering a line of pillows that has taken that idea and burned the box it came in. Original Bones ® pillows by RestMate ® are uniquely shaped to provide head, neck, and lumbar support and their designs are anything but square.

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Pillows don’t have to be boring and body pillows are no exception. Our new collection of body pillows from Carpenter ® is soft, fluffy, and brightly colored. Each of these enthusiastic pillows is covered in a plush fabric that’s soft and huggable—think snuggling with a litter of kittens, sans meowing and with better support. Perfect for lounging in comfort, these brightly colored pillows are available in an assortment of bright colors: vivid blue, shocking pink, electric yellow, luminous green, and oh-my-orange. These are definitely pillows with personality!

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Having a single-purpose guest room can be convenient, but only when guests are visiting. For most of us, the space in our home is high value real estate and even a dedicated guest room ends up becoming a catch-all room for all of the extra things that don’t have a ready home elsewhere. Moreover, not having a space for a guest bed either means having no guests staying over, or inviting them over to crash on the couch. A folding bed frame, like those by Structures™ by Malouf’s ® HighRise line, means that you can have a guest over and be able to offer them an instant guest room, without sacrificing valuable space for a permanent bed. The best thing about these frames is that they fold up tiny for easy storage, but still have structure to support up to 2,500 pounds—more guest than will probably ever sleep there! Add a light mattress (a memory foam one works great!) and that’s still storable enough to stash in the closet. And if you’re stuck in a tiny studio or a one-bedroom with barely enough space for a single bed, their low-profile frames provide a sleek and modern option for a full-time bed. Even with its collapsible space-saving design, this bed still boasts a 13 inch clearance, which means that you don’t have to give up on under the bed storage to save space.

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Just because your dog sleeps on your bed and steals your pillow doesn’t mean he shouldn’t have a bed of his own. Here at Pillows.com, we’ve expanded to include bedding for our quadruped friends. The Lee Orthopedic Dog Beds by Carpenter ® will give your pet an enviable place to sleep. Each one has an orthopedic foam fill that evenly distributes your pet’s weight for superior comfort, covered with a delightfully soft plush top. The removable cover is super convenient for clean-up and the tan suede sides make this bed fancier than your bed. It even has a non-skid bottom, which is a great way to prevent sliding from your dog’s enthusiastic bound to his bed—yes, it’s that comfortable

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Water fountains don’t really fit in with pillows and bedding, but they certainly can add an element of relaxation to any room, an idea that we can definitely get behind. Because of this, we’re now offering a collection of water fountains by Bamboo Accents ®. This line features a set of fountain kits, allowing you the chance to customize your fountain to your personal style. Made from bamboo, these fountain kits are designed to fit on your bowl or container of choice, which is a great way to ensure that you have a completely unique piece. Also from Bamboo Accents, we have some neat shishi odoshi—rocking—fountains, which not only have a water-induced rocking motion (for more than just entertaining/tormenting house cats), but add a soft clacking sound to the trickling water. The meditative movement will step up the fanciness factor of your water feature or Zen garden.

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They do say that diversification is the best way to stay fresh, and we think that these products are another step in our goal to help you build the perfect rest space in your home.

Blog Author, Faydra, Product adding ninja

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Company Hike: Grays and Torreys Peak

On Thursday, August 22, we had a company outing to hike two 14er peaks (each over 14,000 ft).  There were six of us total that went on this company adventure: Craig (Owner), Matt (Operations Manager), Heidi (Amazon Manager), Jesse (Customer Service/Content), Bentley (Warehouse Assistant), and myself (Chelsea-Director of Marketing).  This was the first 14er for  Jesse, Heidi, Bentley, and myself; we were all excited but also a little nervous.
We started the day off by meeting at our office in Denver at 4:30am! Our owner, Craig, is a morning person, so he had no problem with the early start but I could tell that a few of us were wishing that we were still tucked in our warm beds with our favorite pillows.  It only took us about an hour and a half to drive to the trail head, so we were on the trail by 6 am. It’s important to get an early start when hiking a 14er so that you can avoid the potential afternoon lightning storms.
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The trail head starts at 11,280 ft and the elevation gain is 3,000 ft! Right off the bat I started feeling the elevation. It was definitely hard to fully catch your breathe, yet I felt like I still had a lot of energy and I was fully motivated to make it up that mountain!
We made it up to to the summit of Grays Peak around 9am which was great timing considering the hike is 4 miles one-way.  We took a lot of pictures at the top and a few of us ate our lunch. I was shocked at how many people were at the top. There were at least 20 people at the top and everyone was so friendly. I met one man who has hiked every single 14er (that’s 54 total!) He was drinking a beer at the top, so I assumed that he must have been very confident in his ability to hike Grays 🙂
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All of us on the top of Grays Peak
Torreys Peak is only about a quarter of a mile away from Grays Peak, so three of us (Craig, Matt, and myself) decided to hike to the top. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I realized later that while Grays is a class 1 in difficulty, Torreys is a class 2. The ascent looked intimidating, but I thought that about Grays too and Grays wasn’t as bad as it looked. Torreys was a very steep incline, yet much shorter. Craig, being a Marine and avid marathoner, ran up Torreys but Matt and I decided that running just wasn’t in our hiking plan.
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on the top of Torreys Peak….Weeee!
The hike back down was adventurous complete with a thunderstorm. I had to run down the mountain since I didn’t bring a rain jacket with me. Of course, by the time I reached the parking lot the rain had stopped and it was sunny and beautiful!
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Scary rain clouds!
The 14er hike was one of the most physically challenging days I’ve had in a while, but I felt so accomplished and loved sharing this experience with my amazing coworkers.
 Blog Author: Chelsea, Director of Marketing

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Pacific Pillows at the Yahoo! Small Business Summit

 

Last week I (Chelsea Duckham, Director of Marketing) had the privilege of attending the Yahoo! Small Business Merchant Summit. The summit was a gathering of all merchants that run their online stores on the Yahoo! Small Business platform and it took place in San Jose, Ca. The summit had over 200 merchants attend and the sessions and panels consisted of over 35 speakers.  It was the perfect opportunity to network with other online merchants and learn more about their experiences as online retailers. I also spent some time with our current partners that help us run our website. The main takeaway from the summit was that we need to establish ourselves further as the bedding experts. We have such an amazing staff here at Pacific Pillows and the largest selection of pillows available anywhere, but we need to market our bedding expertise more on the website. I also learned about new tools to help visitors select the perfect product for them. We will be adding new additions to PacificPillows.com that will help with visitor usability and will help customers choose the perfect bedding for them from our wide inventory selection.

 

We are about to announce some exciting news about our company, so look out for our emails!  Check out some pictures from the Yahoo! Summit below.
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                                                                   Yahoo! Campus

blog-yahoo sessionVince, Our Yahoo! Account Manager, moderating a session

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Me and Tim Kennedy – Green Beret and Professional MMA Fighter from Rangerup.com

Blog Author: Chelsea, Director of Marketing

 

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