Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
About CorkSpirit …
Started by Teresa Pais in 2010, CorkSpirit is an online eBay store specializing in the sale of cork products. Prior to starting her own business Teresa worked a regular office job, but she sought to do something more creative that would spark her entrepreneurial spirit. Teresa has always been the creative and crafty type, creating various items out of used cork as a hobby. One day she began doing research on cork and cork products and she decided eBay and the Internet would be the perfect venue to sell native Portuguese cork products to buyers all overthe world. Today CorkSpirit sells a variety of cork products including hot pads, yoga mats, coasters and many more. Currently CorkSpirit is still just a very small family business, but since 2010 it has been growing at a staggering rate of 200% annually. International sales have played an integral part in the business’s rapid growth. In fact, Teresa exports about 99% of her products to customers all over the world. Her biggest markets include the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. To date Teresa has sold her cork products to over 100 countries worldwide. Because of her growth and success Teresa is able to give back to her community by donating a portion of her sales to local charitable organizations that help children with various health problems. Even though CorkSpirit operates online, Teresa’s business has allowed her to connect with buyers all over the globe that share her passion for cork.
The Internet has completely revolutionized the way anyone does business. It’s the future for the sale of any product.