Category: E-commerce

The most successful e-commerce start up stories

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4 Amazing Start Up Stories Of 4 Less Known Entrepreneurs

You might be amazed, but many big and successful companies were started almost accidentally. Their birth was just a fluke and their founders hadn’t even imagined what they were creating. Sometimes business ideas worth billions of dollars just come out of simple things in life and these entrepreneurs not only caught them but also put them in action and found some of the greatest businesses of all times: Pierre Omydiar Back in 1995, there was a guy called Pierre Omydiar, who was around 28 years old then. He started a personal project called AuctionWeb, he wanted to add to his...

Moziah Bridges- 12 Years Old Kid Entrepreneur Running $150k Bow Ties Business

Who Moziah Bridges is and how he started up… Moziah Bridges is one of the most amazing kids I have ever read about. Currently, he is the CEO and the founder of Mo’s Bows and he is just 12 years old. This little entrepreneur started his bow ties selling the business when he was just 9 when he came up with the business idea. He found out that there were no places, where cool and interesting bow ties could be bought. Nobody was selling such and this problem actually was seen as an opportunity by Moziah. Why? Because he had...

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The History of eBay – Pierre Omidyar And His Amazing Start Up Story

A History of eBay.com eBay‘s origins lie in San Jose, California. On September 5th, 1995, the American computer programmer named Pierre Omidyar founded a personal auction website called – AuctionWeb. One of the first items that were sold on the site was a not working laser pointer, at the price of $14.83. Astonished, Pierre contacted the buyer and asked him if he really understood that the pointer he bought was actually broken. In the email in which the buyer responded, he wrote: “I’m a collector of broken laser pointers.” ACtually, eBay was just a side work for Pierre. One day...

The History Of Flippa.com – The Startup Story Of Matt Mickiewicz and Mark Harbottle

There are hundreds of millions of sites on the Internet today. Some of these web assets are something like online real estates – they generate passive revenue (rent) for their owners, others are big online businesses making millions of dollars. It’s completely natural for these properties to be traded and this need has been growing fast for the last years. This is what a group of entrepreneurs took advantage of and this was the idea behind the number one site marketplace – Flippa.com. What Is Flippa? Flippa is simply a website marketplace, where buyers and sellers of online properties from all...

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Andrew Masen, Eric Lefkofsky and the Start Up History of Groupon

Today, Groupon.com is the biggest deal of the day site in the world. Its name comes from the words “group” and “coupon” and it is a place where you can buy stuff at really big discounts, reaching 90% for some offers. When the company went public on the 4th of November 2011, it was valued at nearly 13 billion dollars. That made the event the biggest  IPO (Initial Public Offering), since Google‘s. Having in mind that at that time Groupon was a relatively new company (only 3 years old) and it had never made even a penny of profits, this...

One Sale a Day – 1SaleADay.com’s Story

1SaleADay.com How about buying a laptop for 50 bucks? Are you interested? This is an extraordinary story about a guy, who made millions of dollars selling at big discounts! At first sight, you may be thinking that I am kidding, but this is not a laughing matter… This is the real story of Ben Federman, the founder of 1SaleADay.com, where you can buy every day different product at up to 90% discount. Imagine, that you want to buy a digital camera. The best price you have found so far is $300 bucks and occasionally you come across a site, where...

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A Million from Excuse Letters for Being Absent

Business with Excuse Letters for Being Absent Wow, this is really a strange business idea. Everybody needs to be absent from somewhere, from time to time. But in such a situation, you most probably would need an excuse, right? A guy saw a million dollars opportunity in this need! Just genius! John Liddell is a co-founder of the company, that created myexcusedabsence.com and if you need a day off, you’d better check this website;). There you are able to purchase various excuse letter samples for almost any situation you would ever experience. If you need to take a break from...

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The Fruit Guys – How Chris Mittelstaedt Started A Fresh Food Delivery Service For Millions

The FruitGuys.com and their fresh fruits delivery service A common US company is a combination of the owner’s efforts and entrepreneurship and his employee’s work; together with the sweat and all the time, both sides can give they can create a successful business. Chris Mittelstaedt is the man behind the FruitGuys (www.fruitguys.com) – a company delivering fresh, organic fruits and fruit baskets around the United States in order to help the people live a healthier and more blossoming life. The FruitGuys was started back in 1998 when the urge to stop employees stuff themselves with cheap snacks and unhealthy fast...

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The History Of Amazon.com – How Jeff Bezos Started Up The Company

Amazon – amazon.com – is a website that even a kid well knows today. Millions of customers, both returning and new ones, visit this online marketplace to find everything they need to buy online. Their mission is to offer any product under the sun, to anyone, anywhere in the world… And they have been doing this really successfully for more than 20 years… Amazon.com Inc. is undoubtedly a pioneer in online retailing. The company offers almost everything – from books, videos, CDs, DVDs, toys to automotive parts, lab & scientific supplies, power transmission products and so on. And here in...

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Business with … Beer Bellies – Thebeerbelly.com Story

You probably have heard about Thebeerbelly.com and their great idea – the beer belly. This is a rubber bag, that can be filled with your favorite drink and worn under the clothes. “The Beerbelly brings Freedom to the Beverage!” is the slogan that these products are sold under. Having one, you can drink whatever you want, wherever you want and whenever you like. No matter you are watching movies, you are on the plane, or even at the university on a lecture… It’s a crazy idea, isn’t it…? Here is how it was born: The Beer Belly was developed by...