Don’t Get Mad at Your Trading Partners Who Did You Wrong – Glitter Bomb Them!

Have you been harmed by a current, previous or prospective partner? Don't just get mad at them, get your sparkle on and send them some glitter!

At (yes, this is a real web site), you can do just that. This "Glitter-as-a-Service" provider states:

"Pay us money, provide an address anywhere in the world & we'll send them so much glitter in an envelope that they'll be finding that sh*t everywhere for weeks. We'll also include a note telling the person exactly why they're receiving this terrible gift. Hint: the glitter will be mixed in with the note thus increasing maximum spillage."
Yes, now you can truly "close the loop" on the lifecycle of relationships (or non-relationships) gone wrong with this innovative solution. It will make them shine and also remember your name. And it will make you shimmer with satisfaction, improve your moral and engagement and drive positive ROI for your value chain.*
*For the record, this is satire, and we're not recommending you bomb anyone with anything that would annoy them to the point of suing you … or us. Thank you for your time.

***Update: The founder of this website doesn't want your order anymore. As he tweeted: "ShipYourEnemiesGlitter with 1m visits, 270k social shares, ,xxx in sales, tonnes of people wanting to order. 24 hours old. For sale." Fastest exit strategy ever. He even had an article written about him here on Fast Company.

Well, I guess this has become a supply risk case study. Don't launch a promotion without the capacity to back it up. Procurement could have helped by engaging a BPO provider like a local diversity-based supplier doing fulfillment work staffed with retirees. Now THAT is a glitter assembly operation that I've love to see. Actually, I take that back. I have a 9-year-old daughter, and I know from personal experience that this isn't something you'd want to wish on anyone - trust me. Other honorable mentions: Littlest Pet Shop, glue guns, etc. I live in craft hell. The second law of thermodynamics is alive and well (things tend toward maximum entropy and disorder). But I digress.

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  1. The Glitterist:

    He may not want your business, but we do. 🙂

  2. Pierre Mitchell:

    Thanks Lorenzo, Sheena actually forwarded it to me. I’ve done a quick update to it as well based on recent developments.

  3. Lorenzo Martinelli:

    This is totally hilarious!!!!
    How did you find this?
    I definitely got to use this.
    I can think of a certain class of candidates right away.
    Thank you for sharing this!!!

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