Tag Archives: ecommerce

Has it really been 3 years?

7/5/14 was when I last posted.

I’ve been busy:

Stamps.com Buys Austin-based ShipStation

Highland Resources Welcomes ShipStation to Lamar Central

and all of this-> What’s been going on at ShipStation?

On just a slightly more personal note, I also recently launched Spit & Hustle and am using it to “dog food” not only ShipStation, but also the various tools that are now available to entrepreneurs.

Onward and upwards….

#Austin #Ecommerce #Hustle

Half Price Books moves online – eBooks soon

Half Price Books Kid holding big stack of books

Dallas-based, Half Price Books, has launched a refreshed website which now includes a “Market Place”. The family-owned chain of 110 stores has always moved at its own pace, but the VP was recent quoted in a Dallas Morning Star articles, “We can’t ignore what’s going on in the book business.” The profitable brick and mortar company sees the new market place as a way to extend its reach and also better serve its loyal customer base. It tried its own store back in the early 2000s but it never really took hold. The company plans to add ebooks to the mix soon.

The article ends with a point I’ve made for years. Ecommerce allows folks to shop in their pajamas.

Ecommerce Jobs 11-29-10

All from the world-famous Harry Joiner:

1.) VP of Ecommerce (Boulder, CO): A while back we closed a Director of Ecommerce search for Crocs, and since then, Crocs’ VP of Ecommerce, Chris Ladd, has been promoted to CMO. This search is for Chris’ replacement, and the position will report directly to him.

Let’s be clear about one thing right now: This is a FANTASTIC opportunity any way you slice it. Great base … Tremendous bonus … Based in Boulder … Yes, Boulder … International responsibilities … Excellent team in place … Wonderful vendor partners, including Demandware. And it’s based in Boulder.

As info, Crocs is one the top five companies in the footwear industry as ranked by gross margin. (Gross Margin tells you how many of your sales dollars are profit. If efficiency is improved, more profits will result.) Crocs has gross margin of 55%, sales growth of 22%, and trailing 12 months sales of $746 million. These guys are killing it.

Candidates MUST have managed a $100 million ecommerce P&L. Special consideration will be given to candidates with international experience. All applications are being managed by yours truly, and contacting the client directly will only result in Crocs referring you right back to me. (Actually, this “fair play” clause is in all of our contracts.) Email your request for the job spec: http://bit.ly/HarrysVcard

2.) Head of Site Management (Northbrook, IL): Crate & Barrel. This role reports directly to John Seebeck, one of the brightest guys in the business. Base in the mid-100’s. Outstanding team-oriented corporate culture. We have a new job spec for this role. See http://bit.ly/mcm1249

3.) Director of Online Marketing (Columbus, OH): Express.com. We’ve been on this search for +90 days, and we’ve watched the comp for this role climb … climb … and climb. As of this writing, we’re talking KILLER BASE + bonus. Hiring manager Jim Wright ain’t messing around: He wants a star candidate with apparel experience, and he’s digging deep to get one. See http://bit.ly/mcm1214

4.) Ecommerce Operations Manager (Manchester, VT): Vermont Country Store. We adore this client, and this hiring manager, Andrea Quaglin, is one of our favorites. See http://bit.ly/mcm1234

5.) Director of Ecommerce (Los Angeles, CA): Nasty Gal is a smart clothing designer / marketer who seemingly came out of nowhere this year, and they need YOU to take their online business to the next level. Six-figure base. See http://bit.ly/mcm1257

Nasty Gal also seeks a Director of Online Merchandising. Six figure base. Email me for more info: http://bit.ly/HarrysVcard

Harry Joiner
cell: (404) 281-2025