“If you don’t include everything into your matrix, you will find it very hard to make any money” Andrew from Engineers Mate LTD

Andrew runs Engineers Mate with 3 other directors, starting in 2011 the eCommerce business is relatively new, they have 2 branches; one in Dudley and one in Halford, they also have 2 trade counters as well as trading on multi-channel platforms such as eBay, Amazon and their own website. Starting with their first order on 28th August 2012 they planned for the business to be completely online on their website, but then delved into eBay and Amazon to expand their eCommerce dominance.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“We started the business, the first order was the 14th of Janurary 2012. We originally set it to be completely online business operating 100% from our website. We then found out what the potential was with eBay and we quickly opened a shop and that grew from strength to strength. We decided to join Amazon in 2014.”

“The potential hasn’t really been reached for us in Amazon but we know the potential is there.”

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“Just go for it, don’t say OK well maybe I’ll do it tomorrow, maybe I’ll do it next week, just take the bull by the horns and go for it” Michael from Supplement Warehouse

Michael has been in the supplement business for approximately 11 years starting way back in 2004. Finally in 2008 he took the chance to buy out the owner of the company so he could pursue his own eCommerce adventures. In 2011 he took the chance to open up a store in East London which runs alongside their own multi-channel websites and has now been running for 4 years and it’s been very successful. The family run business focuses their lives around health and fitness so the company is a joy for them to work with.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“I have been in the supplement business for approximately 11 years now. We started in 2004. I started working for the supplement warehouse actually maintaining their website, sourcing their products and updating their warehouse.”

“In 2008 I decided to take the chance and buy out the owner of the company.”

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“Work in an area that you really love otherwise it’s just not going to happen” Jenny from D For Dog

D for Dog began life in June 2004 as a dog photo gallery and shrine. Jenny Prevel took inspiration from her dogs Boycie and Berkeley to grow the site considerably since then to include dog news, events, articles and funnies, plus deaf dog information, a friendly dog forum, and of course an online shop for dog accessories.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“It all started about 10 or 11 years ago when we rescued a couple of rescue dogs. In those days you didn’t have your social media, there was no YouTube and Facebook and things like that. I joined an online dog forum and we used to chat about the dogs. It was very basic and there was no way to upload photos which we all wanted to share. So I thought I would a bit of free web space and upload photos for people.”

“One of my dogs is deaf and I had made loads of different signs for him and photographed them so I thought I will upload those as well that is really helpful to people.”

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“Do it now. If you’re looking into it, just do it, because if you’re not going to do it tomorrow you can do it today. Honestly, just do it.” Simon from Duke Gifts

Duke Gifts is all about printed personalised gifts, there’s now a lot of people doing a similar thing, but when Simon started it was all about his graphic design being the best of the best! All of the products on the site are made by Simon himself, and then printed onto physical items such as mugs, teddy bears, bottles, money boxes… Just a whole host of items. You won’t find these items anywhere else in the world, they are totally unique. The company now sells over 200 items a day starting in February 2014, so the company has really set off “Snowball” start.

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Some thoughts from the interview

“It started from selling one mug on eBay and finding that people buy this stuff. Current day we pretty much are doing around 200 items a day.”

“We stared in January/February 2014 and it has snowballed.”

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