Benjamin Ertl

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How Keyport Focuses on People To Grow in Retail: Interview

Surviving as a consumer product company is — no surprise — incredibly difficult. Above all else, being in the consumer product industry inherently …

eCommerce

Accelerating U.S. Retail Growth — As a Foreign Product Brand

Because the majority of product brands & startups I speak with are headquartered outside the US, I thought I’d share some tips that are all-too-often …

Salesforce

Retail Lessons: CE Hardware Startups (Case Studies)

Today we’re talking about consumer product manufacturers who attempt to <b>pioneer something new or innovative</b> onto the marketplace — whether that be a …

eCommerce

Achieving Scaleable Retail Growth (hint: it’s not overnight)

Let’s Set the Stage<p>You’ve built a unique product, can financially handle POs, have a well-defined retail strategy to minimize risk, and have …

eCommerce

Achieving Scaleable Retail Growth

Hint: It doesn’t happen overnight<p>You’ve built a unique product, can financially handle POs, have a well-defined retail strategy to minimize risk, and …

Business Strategy

Where Are All the Retail Buyer Jobs Going?

If you’re involved in the retail industry it’s hard to escape the news about retail cut-backs, layoffs, and the shrinking brick-and-mortar scene. …

eCommerce

New Age of Product Entrepreneurship Needs a New Retail Growth Model

This article talks about the explosion of product startups and why the retail growth model at Retailbound is an answer to complete this “ecosystem” …

Let’s Save Your Hardware Startup from Retail

This article is inspired by conversations I have on a regular basis with startup CEOs, CMOs, or VP of Sales regarding their product businesses trying …

Startups

Grow in Retail: Chicken or Egg Scenario

As always, my LinkedIn articles are meant to be solution-oriented based on my conversations with smaller consumer product manufacturers. Today’s …

eCommerce

Scaling Your Product Startup Through National Retailers — Podcast

If you’re a product entrepreneur looking to grow your business in retail or distribution channels then this is for you. Learn some tips and …

Startups

Retail is an aggressive place. – Retailbound – Medium

Retail is an aggressive place. Opportunities are abundant; however, each opportunity represents a chance to make a mistake. This article talks about …

eCommerce

Top 10 Mistakes Potential Retail Suppliers Make

At Retailbound, we get to talk to a lot of entrepreneurs, inventors, and small suppliers. While most of them have good intentions, there are mistakes …

Small Business

Fully Crowdfunded ≠ Success

Hello fellow business-minded people,<p>I try and write posts that have some relevance to you based on experiences I have on a daily basis with …

eCommerce

Many Consumer Product Startups Don’t Survive Retail Because of…

You’ve developed a great product, ran a successful crowdfunding campaign, have investors, positive feedback, received some retailer or distributor …

More Tech Hardware, More Startups, More Problems.

To someone who’s been involved with consumer electronic products — whether that be selling, creating, managing, or purchasing — it’s easy to see the …

Hardware Startups: Filling the Business Gap

This post was inspired after watching a video from the hardware VC company Bolt titled “Why Investing in Hardware is Hot Again”.<p>As I was watching the …