James Whitfield is the one in charge at Vanacci, together with Ryan Ward the Sales Director and Shaun Sykes the Creative Director runs an online only retailer, who also do wholesale. They are bringing a fresh modern look to men’s accessories – and becoming masters of the crowdfunding product launch. They launched in late 2014 and had a year two turnover of £220k up from £60k in year 1.
Cathryn Lavery and Allen Brouwer are the co-founders of BestSelf Co. It’s an online only eCommerce business that started by selling just one product, and is now branching out into digital content. The product is a daily planner to help you optimise your day. There are 2 reason’s I’m very excited to have them on – obviously I’m a big fan of planning and goals so it’s great to be able to bring this to you, especially right at the start of 2017! But, more importantly they’ve just won the “People’s Choice” award in the 2016 Shopify Build a Business Competition. The website launched on 1st January 2016, and as we record they have sold over 28,000 journals globally (by the time you listen to this we reckon it’ll be over 100,000).
This is the first of our ‘2017 eCommerce Growth Series Sponsored by Veeqo the Number 1 Inventory Software’. The series will be running throughout January and is packed with insight and advice to help you make 2017 your best year yet.
Dave Rotheroe is the proprietor of Lick My Dip and co-founder of Cheese Posties. Clearly a man who can name a business well! Lick My Dip is a subscription discovery service for hot sauce and chilli lovers – each month customers receive a parcel of surprise spicy goods. The first orders went out in May 2015, and they are already shipping globally. Cheese Posties is almost 2 months old, and has been described by Aol.com as “the uber of grilled cheese sandwiches” – and yes you guessed it you can subscribe to receive a toasted cheese sandwich in the post each week, week one had 600 subscribers and grown from there.
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