The most important thing is getting a functioning site that can give you the opportunity to sell the product. They found influential people to wear & promote the product which gave them a lot of press. We just put out a website using shopify and then tried to start selling. It was about 90 days after we started selling before we saw any real sort of usage or engagement. I believe a product has to have some essential attribute that makes it different from existing products.
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I think the single best thing we do to drive conversion is answer all Facebook comments and messages within minutes. Articles and mentions from companies like Barstool, $20 chef, Delish, NHL. com, trendhunter. com, CBS news, USA Today, and NJ Bergen Record have fueled our growth and online search results. We invested a total of $11, 000 in 2016 and had a business valuation of $200, 000 3 years later. Harris Derner started Brine Brothers – a company that sells pickle brine, or the juice that’s in the jar after you finish the pickles. In order to make money, other companies tell me you really have to spend it. I’m not willing nor do I have the resources to put $10, 000 minimum a month for it.
It’s such a big risk, especially when that money pays for one month at a holiday market where I know I will make good sales and forge great new relationships with customers. I had no experience in design or art or fashion – I just knew I always loved fashion and helping my dad pick out his Hermès ties every morning growing up. I also had no financial backing to make this idea even seem like a remotely good idea, but I believed in the idea and knew I had to at least try. It seriously doesn’t matter if your first idea sucks and you completely bomb. You will learn so much in those first months and at a certain point you need to apply what you’re learning from blog posts and podcasts. When Mark Cuban, Daymond John, and Lori Grenier agreed to invest in Combat Flip Flops, the mission was legitimized as a solid business.
We got featured on Uncrate, the Awesomer, and Laughing Squid right off the bat. They even got “free marketing” because the product was unlike anything anyone had ever seen before. That night, I tweeted the link to some random people who I found by searching Twitter. The next morning, I woke up to find Framed Tweets featured on Product Hunt, Mashable, Uncrate, and a few other websites. The initial design process started with a rough drawing that I brought to a local engineer for modeling. After the 3D model was done, I sent those files to a 3D printing lab called Xometry in Maryland for creation and then used that to pitch to local breweries that used 16oz cans. After convincing one of the largest breweries in Indiana to carry the Hopsulator, I spent around $3, 000 on creating 100 rough prototypes that we launched into their store for customer feedback.
I have basic knowledge of Facebook ads, email marketing, SEO, etc but Amazon just really works for me, so I didn’t have the big incentive to build a huge list. I kickstarted the company with a novelty idea, a non-stop musical greeting card that looped for 3-6 hours.
He Launched a Kickstarter and raised $92, 073 in 30 days with no marketing. We ran a google search for an user-friendly platform and found Shopify.
It can be price or an unique feature but something has to be different about it. I believe marketing and brand is a lagging indicator of your products. Simply selling something already out there with a different label doesn’t really appeal to me. Most of the work of selling a product is done by the product so differentiation can be crucial for growth. The fact that it’s such a novel thing meant that I got a lot of free marketing.