In this podcast, Ingrid interviews Manny Barbas and James Hachem , Founders of Alya Skin – an Australian Skincare company now with over 350,000 followers online in just 15 months.
They’ve achieved revenue of over $10 Million (as at time of this interview) and now have the highest rated, best selling Pink Clay Mask around the world!
In their interview, they talk about their first 4 months of revenue hitting $1 Million and “that was quite exciting for us!” They have gone on to hit $10 million revenue in 18 months. Absolutely incredible.
This is a story of creating a product that meets a need and truly understanding the value they provide to their customers.
It is also a story about making the most of the available social media and influencers and all that which is part of doing online retail business today.
Some great quotes from Manny and James during the podcast interview:
- “super important to know the numbers and know them inside out – otherwise impossible to become successful”
- “those mistakes we made, we’re glad they happened because now they don’t happen”
- “at the end of the day, you cannot know everything”
- “the most honest and brutal feedback you can get is from your customers”
You can contact Manny and James and Alya Skin here:
To listen to this interview Manny and James:
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