Author:
Ben Carcio

On my drive in today I was listening to Bloomberg Radio and to retail investment expert Howard Davidowitz. Beyond thinking that this guy has more retail knowledge stuck to his shoe than I’ve learned in my lifetime, he was semi-ranting about how the suburban “big box” retail model was over, causing the death of hundreds of malls. …

This weekend I was buying a couch at a local Crate and Barrel and worked with a super professional salesperson named Beth. She helped us choose a couch, a fabric and created a take home package to ensure that it fits and the fabric matched. I even learned she has four kids and lives a town …

The local independent bookstore is like the American Bald Eagle. Its an iconic symbol of our culture, but for over two decades its ranks have been decimated by eCommerce, big box retailers, and now digital downloads, to the point that they’re nearly instinct.  Given this bleak prognosis, many just considered the independent bookstore dead and moved on. …

Many people are skeptical about Detroit’s ability to rebuild itself, but we’re not one of them. So, why does a retail marketing start-up in Boston care about Detroit? It’s because we share similar values. Our #1 company value is “Believe in Retailers,” and Detroit loves retailers. More specifically, car dealers. Since 2008, Detroit car companies …

The Promoboxx team is growing, and we’re hiring for almost every position. If you like Fro-Yo Fridays, Foley’s Burgers, and working with some of the best brands in the world, join us! Send resumes to careers@promobooxx.com Here’s where we’re hiring: Brand Sales Reps – sell to the biggest of the big, and make an immediate impact …

Promoboxx is looking for brand sales reps, to continue Promoboxx’s success with industry leading manufacturing brands. Our unique value proposition and lean sales team provides boundless opportunities for a candidate who wants to make an immediate, large impact in brand sales.  We’re looking for candidates with 2-3 years experience in sales who want the challenge of selling …

Shopping locally is the best. Its a better shopping experience, it keeps more money in the local community, and it may reduce waste. There’s not a lot of published science on the enviromental impact of ecommerce, in fact, there seems to be some evidence that it creates energy efficiencies, but from the view out my kitchen …

One of the ten core values of Promoboxx is to “Celebrate Accomplishment,” so when we found out that we hit 10,000 active retailers using Promoboxx, we decided to take a company trip to Six Flags New England. As a growing company, we were starting to see some cultural separation between sales, product, and client marketing, so …

Many of you have already seen the “Sh@t Sales Reps Say“ video, but I keep coming back to it as a guide for how manufacturing brands work with the local retailers who sell their products. The video is a funny industry insider look into how manufacturing brands use sales reps to better sell into local retailers. As …

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