LightInTheBox.com has a lot of busy staff and they’re just dying to meet you! Today we’re interviewing Teresa. She works in the Global Expansion team and handles our Spanish markets. Teresa likes to sell things and wear colorful dresses. Let’s find out more about her…
Hi what’s your name?
I hear your nickname is Sterrilicious, what’s that about?
It means Sterri and delicious. Actually it means nothing I just copied it from the Fergilicious song.
What does Sterri mean?
That’s my other nickname.
So your nickname is your nickname’s nickname?
Yeah. Terri is short for Teresa, maybe easier for English speakers.
So why add the “S”? You said it’s Sterri…
That makes it sound hotter. Say Ssssss, see? Hotter. More style.
Sounds like a snake hissing. Are snakes hot?
No, snakes are bad women!
In Spanish a snake, “vibora” is slang for a mean woman.
Very informative. What do you do at LightInTheBox?
I’m the Spanish online store manager. This means that I sell our products in other online stores for the Latin American market.
How would you describe the situation in the Latin American market these days?
I believe there is a big opportunity for e-commerce in Latin America and for Lightinthebox.com. Everyday there are more customers from Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Peru. They are discovering that shopping online is so easy, so they are beginning to TRUST the internet.
What’s your goal?
I’d like to make more sales and expand our team. I want the Spanish team at Lightinthebox.com to grow and hopefully we can achieve that.
What’s your top selling product these days?
Car DVD players. Do you want one? Free if you stop this interview.
Can it fit on my bicycle?
With enough tape it can.
No thanks. Where are you from?
What’s the best thing about Monterrey?
The meat, the mountains and the people. It’s a beautiful place. Many people visit it for Eco-tourism.
Drinking tequila in the forest?
Eco-tourism is when people go to pristine and protected areas to enjoy nature! You’re thinking about spring break…we’re also very proud of our soccer team! C.F. Monterrey.
Mexican and CONCACAF Champions.
Yes! For knowing that I’ll buy you a McFlurry.
I love Scottish food. What languages can you speak?
Spanish, English and Mandarin.
Which one’s the best for yelling at your boyfriend?
Good to know. Why did you come to Beijing?
Long story…I’ve been in love with China since I was eight years old. I used to read and see everything about China and its culture in my father’s encyclopedias. When I was older I started to read and write Chinese and continued this through university. I decided to come here to speak it and wound up working here. China is developing quickly and I’m excited to be a part of that change.
So you’re known around this office for being a bit of a fashionista.
I never lie. So, how would you describe your style?
That depends on the weather! I’m a big fan of our LightInTheBox dresses. I bought some for myself and they’re great!
You wear our dresses?
Yes I have four of them. The design and quality are good. I love the gossip girl dress.
You know your boss doesn’t read our blog right? You’re always selling!
I’m always buying!
What’s your favorite movie, TV show and band?
My favorite movie is Goodbye Lenin. My favorite TV show is…don’t laugh, Gilmore Girls. For music I love listening to the Peking Opera.
You actually enjoy the sound of Peking Opera?
Yes isn’t it beautiful?
No…it sounds like tiny car accidents, then cats being murdered. The first time I heard it I called the police!
It’s a different form of art. It’s what I love and I can’t find the same expression in anything else.
What’s your favorite ice cream?
Strawberry. Will you buy that for me?
Only if you promise not to sing Peking Opera.
I can’t make that promise.
Describe Teresa in three words.
Happy, hungry, dreamer.
Teresa’s off to paint her face and scream opera music, so ends our interview. Check back for more insightful fun with our friendly and sometimes entertaining LITB staff.