John’s Crazy Socks continues to grow, reaching more people and spreading more happiness. As a result, we have outgrown our space. For the last five years, we have worked out of a warehouse and office space in Melville, New York but the time has come to move to new space. We have grown from a two-person business with a few handfuls of different socks to offering 4,000 different socks, making John’s Crazy Socks the world’s largest sock store.
Effective Friday, April 22, 2022, we are moving our office and warehouse to new and larger space. Our new address is:
John’s Crazy Socks
110 Bi-County Boulevard, Suite 120
Farmingdale, NY 11735
The warehouse space at our new office will be 60 percent larger than what we have now with higher ceilings and a loading dock. The new space will serve as our World Headquarters, housing our warehouse and fulfillment operation as well as all of our office functions. It is a five-minute drive from our current location so there is no disruption for our colleagues.
Making an Office Move Work
Our colleagues Maria Lerner and Andrew Neter coordinated our move, though everyone is involved. As you might imagine, there are a myriad of details that make up a move and Maria and Andrew took care of every last detail.
To ensure that the move did not interrupt the service we promise to our customers, we teamed with College Hunks Moving and Junk Removal to handle the move. Their flexibility and reliability made a difference. Ted Panebianco leads the College Hunks on a mission similar to ours as they put young people on the path to a real career. John loves the College Hunks and they made John an honorary hunk.
Space that Makes Sense for Our Colleagues and Our Customers
Like many organizations, our colleagues now work in a variety of settings. Some of our colleagues work entirely remotely, some work in the office and some split their time between both. Each individual makes a decision based on what makes sense for the work that person does. Our new space reflects the flexibility we need to put each of our colleagues in a position to succeed.
We do our own fulfillment, meaning we pick and pack our own orders. There’s no remote work for our warehouse crew who are the best in the business. We all work in the same building. We all share in Bagel Tuesday, Staff Lunch Friday and other events. We may have different jobs to do, but we all work as one pursuing our mission to spread happiness.
We’re Still Spreading Happiness
We are moving to larger quarters, but our mission remains the same: spreading happiness. We are committed to showing what people with differing abilities can do and giving back. We understand that to achieve these objectives, we have to run a great business with great products (29,000 5-star reviews) and great service (same day shipping and every package has a thank you note from John and some candy).
Exciting Developments in Socks
We have now shipped over 375,000 orders to 88 different counties and our direct-to-consumer business has been growing through our website. We need more space to support our website business, but also to support our new areas of growth.
We are excited to share three new developments we are rolling out this year:
- Products andServices for Business andNon-Profits: For years, we have been providing custom socks, bulk orders and gift packages for organizations as varied as Microsoft, the Special Olympics, IBM, and the Salvation Army. We have extended those services and added a charity fundraising program and concierge gift services, so we now offer a full range of products and services for businesses and non-profits.
- Wholesale: For the first time, we are entering the wholesale market. Zappos already carries our products and we are finalizing arrangements with several major retailers who will carry John’s Crazy Socks products by the fall of 2022. By October, we will be able to provide wholesale products to individual stores and chains.
- JCS Champions: As part of our mission to show what people with differing abilities can do, we are creating the JCS Champions Program to put people with differing abilities into their own business by giving them a “business in a box.” We expect this will be a game changer for many individuals and families. We will enroll the first five JCS Champions in October and expect to create 1,000 businesses over five years.
Our planned growth will enable us to create more jobs, hire more people with differing abilities, raise more money for our charity partners and do more advocacy work. Most of all, we will spread more happiness. We are very excited.
Thank you for your support. After we settle in, we hope you will stop by our new home and say hello.
John Cronin and Mark X. Cronin