3 Key Questions to elevated, engaged merchandise

Some of our work for clients is purely transactional — shipping 5,000 umbrellas to a large developer.  But, our best work occurs with our best clients when we develop an elevated, experiential branded product or experience.  We do this by asking three key questions to help the design and sourcing process. Our Questions and answers from Strategex, an established Accounting …

Amazing Porsche Coincidence right in my hometown!

The Power of Coincidence appears in all of our lives to some degree or not.  I’m a big believer in coincidence — that nothing happens by accident, people and events appear on our path for a reason. I’ve always been a car nut.  When other ten year-olds in my small hometown were collecting hockey cards and reading the Hockey News, …

Adjust your Route for business success

It was a hot, sticky late-summer night and our football team was on a barely finished practice field bordering a suburban forest. The air was thick with twenty-year old man-sweat and the odd burnt-rubber smell from crashing football helmets.  We were working on running routes, adjustments and coverages. Since I was a slot-back (or a Tight End for our American friends) …

Good Design & Color go hand-in-hand

by Amanda Gomes A few weeks ago at a meeting we saw a hat with a new decoration technique. We were so excited to show our customers how awesome it looked. We ordered sample online and waited for it to be shipped. As soon as it got to the office, we opened up the box and there sat the same …

Magento vs. Shopify: old standby vs. shiny new kid

It’s difficult to get accurate up-to-date stats, but it seems that WooCommerce, Magento and Shopify share the top three market leader spots in ecommerce but ranking varies depending on who’s rating.   Like our friend Jan in the photo above, all we ever seem to hear is Shopify, Shopify, Shopify — its clearly the shiny new kid on the block. …

You’ve Captured My Attention – Why nostalgia works

by Amanda Gomes We are now in a time of remembering the 90’s (my childhood) so I’m finally starting to understand product nostalgia. As we were brainstorming for a campaign in the tech industry, old school technology was mentioned as a theme for us. And it really just clicked because who doesn’t like remembering and laughing at the products we …