APMEX Employees Work Overtime to Ship 2018 Eagles
The Gold and Silver American Eagles are arguably the most popular bullion coins in the Precious Metals industry. With increased demand year after year, APMEX employees are ever-committed to ensuring their customers receive their Eagles as early as possible.
As the only retail authorized purchaser from the U.S. Mint, APMEX is able to purchase Silver and Gold Eagle bullion coins directly and offer them to their customers worldwide before many competitors. APMEX received their first shipment of 2018 Eagles on Friday afternoon and immediately began preparing for what has become known at the company as Eagle Saturday.
Every January, APMEX employees work Eagle Saturday to prep, sort and ship orders to customers who have been patiently waiting months. This past Saturday, 116 APMEX team members worked a total of 790 hours to ship thousands of orders in just one day.
“A core value of our company is service,” APMEX CEO Ken Lewis said. “The value of service translates into our work as a company internally, within our community, and most importantly to our customers. We are here to serve them and our annual Eagle Saturday efforts are just one piece of our concierge-level service model.”
The 2018 Gold Eagle continues the heritage of the 1907 Gold Double Eagle, which is considered to be the most beautiful design of American coinage. The Silver Eagle is one of the most recognizable coins around the world, with the depiction of Lady Liberty on the obverse and the eagle on the reverse. Since its first mintage in 1986, the 2018 Silver Eagle has become a staple addition to any investor’s portfolio.
“Eagle Saturday has become an annual tradition for APMEX employees to work together to prepare Gold and Silver Eagle orders for our customers,” APMEX COO Mark Yoshimura said. “Team members from all parts of the company, from Sales to Marketing and even the Executive team, worked together to ship out more than 100,000 ounces of Gold and Silver Eagles.”
The outstanding efforts of Eagle Saturday, combined with the fact that APMEX is the only retail authorized purchaser from the U.S. Mint, means APMEX customers are among the first to receive these newly minted coins. As a unique offer to introduce the 2018 Eagles, APMEX also held a four-week sweepstakes, where customers who pre-ordered any 2018 Gold or Silver Eagle were automatically entered to win various prizes, from 1 oz Gold Eagles to 100-coin Silver Eagle Mini Monster Boxes.
Tradition runs deep within the APMEX company culture. The annual Eagle Saturday is one of the traditions that emulate service to helping both APMEX team members as well as customers.
About APMEX, Inc.
For more than 15 years, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers. Boasting over $9.5 billion in transactions, APMEX was recently ranked the #1 Specialty E-Retailer and #45 out of 500 e-retailers by Internet Retailer Magazine. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.