Online Retailer Leaps Over 300 Spots to place #3197 on the 2014 Inc. 5000
Sarasota, FL, August 2st, 2014 — JMX Brands, parent company to DutchCrafters.com, the world’s largest web-only retailer of Amish Furniture and home goods, re-entered the prestigious Inc. 5000 in grand fashion after a year’s hiatus. In what Inc. Magazine called the most “competitive crop in the list’s history,” JMX Brands prospered in the $8.4 billion retail category, jostling with almost 200 worthy participants.
The 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000 is an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
Boasting 109% revenue growth year-over-year for 2013 (just under the retail industry as a whole, at 139%) and almost doubling its staff, JMX Brands leaves its 2012 ranking at #3,548 behind, along with some of the outmoded strategies that encumbered the company two years ago. Back in 2012, changes to Google’s algorithm prompted an overarching shift in JMX Brands’ approach to Internet marketing, and a return to the fundamental concepts central to entrepreneurial success. Explains CEO Jim Miller:
“We saw that we lost our focus for awhile, and that we were concentrating on pleasing Google instead of creating customer-oriented content and making website advances that would be of use to the consumer. As soon as we shifted back to asking ourselves what made our products, our company, and our website so appealing in the first place, we gained momentum almost immediately.”
As 2014 moves into its last quarter, the JMX Brands’ strategy shifts are clearly working, and their focus on customer alignment and website optimization are being well-received. Impressive showings in key rankings — like the #3197 placement in Inc. 5000 this week and #926 in the Internet Retailer 2nd 500 last month – strongly suggest a company on the move and not stopping anytime soon.
JMX Brands is an Internet retailer, selling over 10,000 different products on a variety of websites, including DutchCrafters.com – the largest web-only retailer of Amish furniture in the world. JMX Brands is a member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded the opportunity to work with University of Central Florida’s GrowFlorida small business council, has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and is on pace to remain one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, according to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5,000 List.