5 e-commerce businesses based in Charlotte

5 e-commerce businesses based in Charlotte
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On Tuesday, May 24 the Axios Charlotte will be hosting 704 Shop, arguably the hottest clothing brand in Charlotte, to talk about the ins and outs of pop-up and online retail. Founder Scott Wooten will discuss the company’s growth and some war stories about their biggest successes and mistakes as they’ve built their business.

Charlotte is no stranger to e-commerce. Thanks to AT&T GigaPower‘s fiberoptic 1GB internet, e-commerce can be stronger and faster for both businesses and their consumers. 

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Here are five sneaky-big online businesses based in Charlotte: 

FitzGerald Morrell

Quick hits: launched in 2013 | founder Patrick Morrell | started because he couldn’t find gloves that fit

About: After crossing paths with a bespoke glove-making team in the UK, Morrell decided to bring that craftmanship to Charlotte. Now, every pair of FitzGerald Morrell gloves is custom-measured and hand-cut. There is no pre-set sizing or pre-made models. All the gloves are ergonomic, classically styled and long-lasting. And nothing is cut or sewn until you send your measurements.

Our favorite product: the Pippa gloves for $315 (because why wouldn’t we pick the “most formal and ornate item in the FitzGerald Morrell catalogue”?)

MyClassicGarage

Quick hits: built for classic car enthusiasts by enthusiasts| it’s the classic car social network

About: It’s the ideal destination for anyone seeking to stay updated on the latest in industry news and classic car innovations. MyClassicGarage allows classic car enthusiasts to sell, interact and track their inventory, all while driving deeper into their favorite hobby. Sharing and selling are easy with the marketplace, which allows critical information to be shared between the buyer and the seller. Most importantly, they keep you updated on the nearest local events, national shows and international markets. 

Our favorite product: the 1940 Ford Deluxe for $59,900 (easiest decision of the day)

Photo via MyClassicGarage

Photo via MyClassicGarage

Virtual Event Bags

Quick hits: customized digital goody bags for events | owners Gary Schwake and Chris Bradle | founded by athletes for athletes

About: A “bag” is a mobile-responsive website that includes vouchers, contests, discounts, etc. Since they are websites, you can use all the messaging tools available to invite your audience to visit: email, social, website, print, even your existing mobile app. The true benefit of these virtual event bags is that it can measure bag and placement performance and engagement lists. This serves an effective and modern way to connect sponsors and/or exhibitors to your event audience.

Our favorite product: All of them! This is innovative and easily applicable to any kind of Charlotte event.

Heels.com

Quick hits: launched 2007 | owners Linda and Eric McCoy | based on a foundation of love for the most fashionable women’s shoes and the ease of shopping online

About: With their unique navigation system that allows users to quickly narrow down all the shoes to the exact pair they need and free shipping, free returns, and price protection that make shopping online risk-free, Heels.com has always been about making shopping online easy and fun. While many other websites have focused on selling hundreds of thousands of different types of shoes and even other products, Heels.com prides themselves on having the best selection of women’s shoes anywhere on the web with personalized and knowledgeable customer service that cannot be found elsewhere.

Our favorite product: The Daphne by LFL heels for $84.99 (lace up heels: so hot right now)

Photo via Heels.com

Photo via Heels.com

This Land

Quick hits: conceptualized on a road trip through America | founder Marine Corps veteran Dan McCready | connects a busy world with the values of hard work, integrity, and dedication | a portion of each sale goes to support military heroes

About: While America’s countryside was still beautiful, McCready realized the Main Street shops that used to dot the landscape were all gone, replaced by charmless cookie-cutter chains. Upon further reflection, Dan realized he didn’t own anything made in the US that was worthy of being passed on to his kids. Inspired to reconnect with America’s spirit of craftsmanship, and in search of a new “mission” after serving his country, Dan headed out West – and the rest, as they say, is history.

Our favorite product: the Greatest Generation Carry-All in Natural & Grey for $265

Photo via This Land

Photo via This Land

The next Fireside Chat with 704 Shop’s Scott Wooten is coming up tomorrow night, May 24. Details

(Note: This content was co-created with AT&T)

Cover image via 704 Shop

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