Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe is one the UK’s top 20 natural beauty experts and the founder & CEO of Premae Skincare. She’s also the recent recipient of a British Empire Medal for services to dermatology. Premae Skincare is a boutique bricks and clicks business focused on making products to help the customer look pretty and feel confident. They launched in December 2011 and now have sales in excess of £135k.[Read more…]
Matt Isherwood is the author of “Designing eCommerce Websites – over 50 UX Design Tips and Tricks for Great Online Shops” it’s number 1 Amazon seller, and reviews include a 15 year website design veteran who says “Matt’s densely-packed ebook has been a major eye-opener”. Matt’s worked at the BBC and onefinestay, and is now specialising in working with growing startups.[Read more…]
Sebastian Galbraith-Helps runs the online only eCommerce business HoneyTreePublishing.com, with his wife the artist Lizbeth Holstein. HoneyTree is the UK’s leading bespoke stationery boutique, where customers can pick from over 2,000 unique designs and have the high quality stationery of their choice delivered next day. Sebastian and his team have mastered the logistical and technological challenges of selling bespoke online, to turnover in excess of £500,000 a year.
This may seem familiar as Sebastian has been on the show before – back in episode 15! This time he’s back to update us on one what he’s been up to, including Migrating to Magento AND adding a subscription product to his business – HoneyTree By Post.[Read more…]
Gabrielle O’Hare is the Content Controller at Argos – managing the 5th biggest content production studio in Europe producing all the photography and video that’s used on Argos’s website. Argos is a UK multichannel retailer that turns over £4bn. For those of you outside the UK who aren’t familiar with Argos they sell pretty much everything – from jewellery and toys through homewares and garden, have stores everywhere, and a massive catalogue of products that all kids in the UK have very fond memories of play-shopping from.[Read more…]
Over the last four years Dan Faggella built his business Science of Skill to over $2m in annual sales, and sold it for over $1million. Science of Skill is an American online only retailer of self protection products and educational programmes. Today we’ll be discussing (for you!) both balancing physical and virtual products, and how Daniel achieved the huge growth in his business. Spoiler – we’re going to be talking dashboards and discipline![Read more…]
This is the last takeaways bonus episode for a while – I’ve got no conferences scheduled until September – so after this one it’s all about the interviews for a few months.
Last week I was back in the warm hug of the DCA world again – that’s the UK’s Direct Commerce Association. It was their Annual Summit (which usually pulls in the big guns – so great for networking with the best). The good news for all of you is that there were also some stella presentations that I shall be sharing with you shortly.
It was a full single day, with various streams and special workshops on the go. I stuck to the main conference stream and that’s what I’ll be bringing you updates from.
However, I will be leaving some of it out as I ended up being responsible for presenting 3 sessions. 2 were planned, and the 3rd I picked up the day before after a scheduled speaker had to cancel last minute. Two of those sessions I just can’t squeeze into this show – plus they were pretty visual. So given I have all the visuals!! I thought I’d not short change you, and rather I’ll present those as webinars over the summer – so you can login and get the full thing.
Tom Hunt is in charge of growth at sTitch Leggings – selling leggings for men. They launched in Dec 2012, and in March 2017 had their best month yet, turning over £5k. Tom has also recently launched a SaaS business called “Sneez” to publicise Sneez they’ve set themselves a challenge to get sTtitch Leggings up to £100k per month.[Read more…]
Mark Morris is the Managing Director of Introversion Software a highly respected independent game developer and publisher. Since launching in 2001 they’ve brought 5 critically acclaimed video games to market – including the BAFTA award winning Prison Architect, which has sold over 2 million copies to date.[Read more…]