CEO, Online Stores
Location: New Stanton, PA
Business type: B2C
Business summary: Online Stores, LLC is a privately owned company founded in 2002. It operates from its 100,000+ square foot facility in New Stanton, PA and employs 75 staff members. The company is the largest online vendor of flags, flagpoles and accessories and stocks more than $3 million in flags in a variety of fabrics, qualities and sizes and more than $1 million in flagpoles, flag display cases, patriotic decorations and flag accessories. It has sold flags & accessories to over 1,000,000 retail customers, including local, state and federal government, military officials, veterans' organizations, and many Fortune 500 companies.
In 2006, Online Stores was named the Fastest Growing Retail Company in Pittsburgh by the Pittsburgh Business Times, with 60 percent sales growth each year. The company has been ranked one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in the Pittsburgh area each year from 2006 to 2010. The company also made the Inc 5,000 list in 2009 and 2010.
About Kevin: Kevin Hickey founded Online Stores with his wife Lisa in 2002 after working for many years in the development and marketing of engineering software. As CEO Kevin has managed the growth of the business to $33M in sales in 2015. Kevin directly manages online marketing, overseas sourcing and website development. His core expertise is integration of web sites with order management/ERP and suppliers ERP using EDI.
Presentation Title: "How to grow you ecommerce business at 20% - best practices in marketing, sourcing, and systems."
Topics will include: Advertising with Google and Facebook, SEO, email marketing, retargeting, promotions, selling on Amazon & Jet sourcing, warehousing, systems and website development, and customer service/outsourcing of work overseas.