I was honoured to talk to the Will Edwards of Archie Rose, Australia’s most highly awarded distillery. In this session, we discuss Archie Rose’s growth story, tips on growing audience and the foundations for a successful business.
He reviewed and provided feedback on businesses who have volunteered case study; Byron Woolfrey, Managing Director at Trolley’d.
Missed this insightful session with Will Edwards? Watch Will’s the path to success session HERE.
Key takeaways from Archie Rose's growth
- Gain insights and baseline understanding for viability by conducting meetings and research with stakeholders and asking questions.
- Start growing your audience from logical, easy connections. Start locally with people you know, like team members and then expand.
- Ask the question, “Do you know anyone?”
- Selling directly from the brand creates a connection to the brand, adds value and results in a warm customer experience.
- Be cautious not to compete with your own wholesale channels through your retail website.
- Focus on SEO, website structure, architecture, and digital marketing.
- Segmentation is key to catering to customers’ personal wants and interests with your brand.
- When seeking partnerships, start with who you would love to work with and who aligns with you. See what connections you have, or LinkedIn cold connect.
- Consider what value you can bring compared to your competitors.
- Don’t waste time on the confidentiality of your idea. If your business is going to fall over if someone does it too, it’s not the right business. Back yourself and be unique.
- Diversity in brands and products builds resistance, helps to reach more customers, and increases revenue.
- Customisation and segmentation make customers feel special and keep them loyal.
- Create a loyalty program to keep them in your database, purchasing and happy.
- Have a clear purpose and set achievable goals.
- Use limited edition products to tell stories and be innovative.
- Persistence is key.
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Kelly Slessor, is an Ecommerce Coach and a digital marketing expert. Passionate about retail, hospitality and retail service providers. As the founder and CEO of Shop You, an AI powered personalised virtual shopping mall she has spent 20 years building retail technology that responds to customer needs, drives conversions and increases revenue. Over the past year she has worked with over 1000 retailers and hospitality providers. If you want discover more about digital growth and optimisation, work with me.