JMX Brands Named to Business Observer’s Top 500 Companies for 2014
Sarasota-based Internet Retailer Earns a Spot as One of the Gulf Coast’s Largest Companies
The Business Observer, whose tagline is “Florida’s Newspaper for the C-Suite,” annually ranks companies from Tampa to Naples, Florida in terms of size, revenue, growth, and a host of other key benchmarks of business success. JMX Brands is honored that the newspaper named them to this list of over-achievers for the third year.
DutchCrafters.com is the undisputed champion of JMX Brands, and almost single-handedly grew revenues at the company by an impressive 107% to $3.8 million in 2013. JMX Brands CEO and founder Jim Miller attributes its clear success to improvements in Internet marketing, including organic search traffic and social media initiatives. Additionally, the company made investments in improving the content and performance of its websites, especially the flagship DutchCrafters.com.
Due in part to these recent accomplishments, Jim Miller is optimistic about the company’s future:
“We’re in the middle of another solid year, building on our achievements last year. We’ve made further investments in expanding our team and innovating in ways that are several steps ahead of our competition. All of this comes with a solid commitment to exceptional customer service and world-class products.”
Those world-class products are American-made, solid wood furniture and home furnishings from more than 120 Amish woodshops -- woodshops that Miller and his wife, Linse, have personally combed the back roads of American Amish Country in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania to find. Since 2003, the pair have sought out and developed personal relationships with some of the most skilled, dedicated, and talented craftsmen in the Amish community, and they are proud to note that these lasting relationships form the cornerstone of their strategic advantage in sourcing products. In fact, much of the furniture can be personalized to fit customer needs – from product dimensions or added shelving to matching paint or even building to suit. Customers can begin an order with just 30% down and enjoy $199 shipping on most orders to the continental United States.
“Of all the things we are proud of in our business, the many letters and positive reviews from customers who simply love their furniture rank near the very top,” Miller explains:
“We’ve brought a very old-world kind of product, along with an authentic and personal story, to a new delivery system via the Internet. It feels great to have a product and service that we genuinely believe in.”
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.