Owner Darcie Krueger offers a look at SitStay’s Lincoln warehouse
Previously, we profiled Darcie Krueger, owner of SitStay.com, and shared video from an interview with Krueger. Now, we bring you the third installment of our series on Krueger and SitStay, photos from a tour of the company's Lincoln warehouse. Krueger said that SitStay actually started in her Lincoln home but it grew to be too
Krueger and her dog Gibbs in the main office area. Notice the chewed up cup in the front of the photo, even though Gibbs had toys and balls everywhere. Dogs will be dogs. Photo by Kate Ellingson.
Previously, we profiled Darcie Krueger, owner of SitStay.com, and shared video from an interview with Krueger. Now, we bring you the third installment of our series on Krueger and SitStay, photos from a tour of the company’s Lincoln warehouse.
Krueger said that SitStay actually started in her Lincoln home but it grew to be too big.
“Eventually we had to move to a warehouse,” Krueger said, “and then we outgrew that warehouse in less than a year or two and then moved into this warehouse.”
SitStay has been in its north Lincoln warehouse for 10 years, and Krueger is happy the company is based in Lincoln.
“I do love my town,” she said. “I’ve lived in Lincoln since 1985. For me, Lincoln is clean; Lincoln has lovely people in it. Lincoln has people who care about each other, and they say hi on the street, and they’ll help you if you need help and I know my neighbors.”
Krueger says that being located in Lincoln is also a big positive for SitStay’s business.
“It really makes shipping a lot easier,” she said. “The dot-com, we ship all over the world, but shipping from here to New York or from here to California costs about the same. So being online and having the store that I have, we estimate our shipping and it really works out well. If I was living on the west coast and had to ship to New York, it would cost a lot more. So living in the middle of the United States is actually quite wonderful.”
Without further ado, we give you a photo tour of SitStay’s facilities (photos by Kate Ellingson).
During my interview with Darcie, Gibbs wanted a little more attention. He knew he would get it by getting in the video camera shot.
Can you find DC “the warehouse cat” in this photo? DC lives at the SitStay warehouse and reminded me of a dog as she was following us around during the tour.
SitStay ships once a day but twice a day around the holidays. The company ships around the world.
This is the in-house photography studio. The team takes their its product photos and writes its own copy.
Along with selling leashes and collars, SitStay sells over 400 chews and treats and around 4,000 other products and food.
One of SitStay’s products, the Hyperdog is a slingshot for dogs; the powerful ball launcher was invented in Lincoln and was originally called the Slinger.
This product cracked me up. It’s called Hide-A-Squirrel. Apparently dogs take the squirrels out of the log and then hide them back in. Meanwhile, the squirrels make noises while being transported in and out of the log holes. There are also products for hiding birds and bees.
DC “the warehouse cat” sleeps here at the top of the stairs while watching over the warehouse.
For more on SitStay, see our previous posts on the subject:
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