ECOMMERCE ELEVATED

Amazon. Google. Facebook. (Inc. 5000 Winner)

FountainheadME is an industry leader that provides world-class eCommerce management and marketing services. The agency is built on a foundation of transparency, and has an exclusive focus on generating online sales for our clients by turning eCommerce sites and Amazon accounts into machines built to return a profit from paid advertising platforms.

 

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA (come visit us), FountainheadME maintains a staff of 30 employees (at the time this was published). Out team consists of talented and passionate business consultants, Amazon experts, UX/UI developers, designers, creative writers, and product photographers. We develop and execute end-to-end eCommerce solutions:

 

  • Product Photography (Magazine Quality)
  • New eCommerce site development/Rehab of existing sites (Custom or Platform)
  • Complete Amazon Account Management (Listing Optimization, EBC, Pay-Per-Click, AMS, Storefront, etc.)
  • Marketing Management (AdWords, Amazon, Facebook)
  • Outsourced customer service (US based)
  • Supply Chain Management (Shipping & Fulfillment)

 

Have a conversation with our team. You'll feel the difference.

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2013
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Santa Monica, CA
headquarters
  • 1100 Broadway
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Sunkist, The Honey Pot, Ageless Innovations by Hasbro, Vital Farms, Vinglace, Resourceful Supply, Panam USA, Rebel Smuggling, Revel Nail, Catelli Foods, Excelsior Detergent, General Chemical Corp, Hitchcock Butterfield, US Nonwovens, Velopro, Particle, Nfinity, Tipperary Equestrian, Grandpa Beck's Games, Juniper Ridge, Megachess, Trophysmack, Firmolux Venetian Plaster, Plant Based Pros, Dr. Schulze's American Botanical Pharmacy, Pacific Sands Inc., Round 2 Corp, Good State Health

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  • Ageless Innovations by Hasbro
  • Velopro
  • Dr. Schulze's American Botanical Pharmacy
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TrophySmack: Small Team Status, Big League Material

270% Increase in Sales

406% Increase in Units Sold

$165K Increase in 3 Month YOY Sales

Since fantasy football season runs from September through February, TrophySmack needed to earn the majority of its profits during these months. Unlike year-round advertising campaigns, seasonal campaigns don’t have the luxury of time. Organic growth through product

listing optimizations can take months, so it was necessary for FME to aggressively push TrophySmack’s specialty products to consumers using pay-per-click advertising. The goal of our campaigns would be to maximize TrophySmack’s seasonal sales and increase sales velocity to improve their organic ranking while also helping it to become a recognized fantasy football brand that fans would turn to year after year to provide their draft boards and trophies.

We delved into their products and the products of their competitors, as well as the data behind them, in order to find keywords with a proven ability to drive conversions on Amazon. We then incorporated those keywords and new high quality product photography shot at our studio into sponsored product campaigns. Another key element of our winning strategy was setting bids for campaigns that were intentionally too high. This ensured a defeat for competitors’ ads and a prominent spot among Amazon search results for TrophySmack’s key search term.

 

A unique challenge TrophySmack was facing with its account was the customizable nature of its trophies and championship belts. Consumers were having a hard time figuring out how this feature worked. Recognizing the need to educate buyers not just on the product, but how to customize the product within Amazon, FME created A+ content for TrophySmack that both provided detailed information about the customization feature but also about the the trophies and brand quality in general.

 

Our PPC campaigns for TrophySmack wiped out the competition. They currently are appearing around the clock as the first sponsored ad on Amazon search results for fantasy football trophies and championship belts. The FME strategy of setting overly high bids on PPC campaigns and adding A+ content to the product pages has led to an overall 270% increase in sales and 406% increase in units sold. We also helped facilitate a $165K increase in three-month year-over-year sales. You might say that TrophySmack is now Amazon’s No. 1 draft pick. 

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Nfinity

$2.5M Increase in YOY Sales

100% of Unauthorized Resellers Eliminated

430% Increase in Units Sold

Nfinity is a household name in the world of competitive cheerleading; its shoes are to cheer what Nike sneakers are to basketball. When they came to us, the company was already raking in between $100K and $300K a month in sales on Amazon, but they knew they

could fly higher, and wanted our help reaching their potential. We determined the key to Nfinity dominating in eCommerce was wiping out the competition, which in this case meant blocking unauthorized resellers from listing Nfinity products on Amazon. Resellers were shipping defective and counterfeit items to customers, and frequently offering them at a lower price, which was causing Nfinity to lose control of the Buy Box. Additionally, resellers were negatively impacting the perception of the Nfinity brand, which, in turn, was negatively impacting sales both on and off Amazon.

Isolating unauthorized Nfinity resellers was no easy feat, but FME nevertheless managed to successfully block all unauthorized resellers, and helped to enforce MAP agreements with others. This move helped Nfinity regain control of the price of their products, their reputation, and the content of their listings. 

Next, FME optimized the product pages for Nfinity’s three most popular products — the Flyte stunt shoe, Vengeance cheer shoe and branded backpack — using keywords with a verifiable ability to elicit impressions and conversions. This ensured that the products were brought to the niche audience that would purchase these goods. FME also created dynamic A+ content for select product pages to add a visual element to them that would provide more information about the Nfinity brand. Lastly, we organized Nfinity’s catalog into color and size variations to facilitate a better shopping experience for consumers.

Finding success on Amazon is difficult. That’s why even a well-known established brand like Nfinity needed our help. FME’s hands-on, customized approach, which entailed blocking all unauthorized resellers, optimizing product listings, adding A+ content to product pages and organizing the catalog, helped Nfinity achieve an astounding $2.5M increase in year-over-year sales and a 430% increase in total units sold. Go team!

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Ageless Innovation by Hasbro™

33% Increase in frequency of POs

30%+ Increase in PO value

20% ACoS reduction

6.5% Average ACoS on Amazon Canada

Prior to working with FME, Ageless Innovation had seen minor success using PPC campaigns within Vendor Central, but needed assistance to realize the full potential of their product listing and marketing

efforts.

Ageless Innovation engaged with FME to achieve a needed boost to their total sales from PPC and increased purchase orders from Amazon. In Vendor Central, the total sales metric translates to increased PO quantities from Amazon, so FME built a comprehensive strategy toward that goal.

Product listing optimization is an essential task, but on Vendor Central it is one that comes with more restrictions and requires creative solutions to succeed within Amazon’s policies. Despite these challenges, FME conducted thorough keyword analysis and successful optimization of the listings. Additionally, FME designed A+ content to enhance the brand image and increase the conversion rates of the listings.

Following the improvement to the product listings, FME focused on deep optimization to the PPC campaigns. This resulted in a reduction in ACoS from 15% to 12%, as well as a boost to total sales, resulting in an increased Amazon order volume. Ageless Innovation has since reported to FME that they are receiving 33% more POs from Amazon with each PO requesting around 33% more units.

 

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Sunkist

Well-known and respected brand Sunkist has a line of fruit and vegetable juicers and sectionizers that are available for both home and commercial use. Their online sales potential was limited to a nearly unusable website that failed to properly represent the quality of their brand.

Sunkist approached FME to build and restructure their digital presence with a strategy that is appropriate for a well-established brand. The

first focus was to rebuild their e-commerce domain. This included all aspects: all front-end and back-end build, writing of all content, and shooting and editing of all product photos. The resulting website was a clean, branded build that promoted an effective sales funnel and optimal product information. This user-friendly design was tested live at a trade show, where Sunkist representatives were immediately able to process customer orders with ease despite never previously viewing the newly built site.

FME is now working to expand Sunkist’s reach through marketing efforts and on other sales channels, including Amazon.

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Grandpa Beck's Games

14$ ACoS on $180K in Sales over 6 months

30% Increase in Holiday Sales Revenuw

40% Increase in YOY Sales

A well-established, family-owned company, Grandpa Beck’s Games, approached FME with the goal of growth and optimization after their success on Amazon had plateaued with their cornerstone card game, Cover Your Assets. Looking to become more competitive in

the evolving Amazon marketplace, they turned to the marketing pros at FME.

During the initial analysis of their account, FME identified the challenges Grandpa Beck’s Games were facing with competing in the marketplace on Amazon. Delving into their sales history, product listings, and previous ad campaigns, it was revealed that while their overall account health was good, their listings and ad campaigns needed to be optimized and restructured for continued competitiveness in the marketplace. 

Their main challenges consisted of a lack of extensive promotion, mostly limited to word-of-mouth, and competing with contemporary competitors in the card game category. It became clear that to have continued growth, Grandpa Beck’s Games needed to capture new customers by updating their overall brand appeal and implementing sponsored brand ads to boost conversions. 

Approaching the client’s individual goals of growth and optimization, FME compiled market and keyword valuation research data to effectively strategize the best way to optimize Grandpa Beck’s products, convert new customers on Amazon, and successfully implement future PPC campaigns. 

Starting with their five existing product listings, FME utilized proven optimization methods, including revamping product copy using high-valued keywords to reach prospective customers best. Also, implementing sponsored brand ads to improve brand engagement, competitiveness, and conversions even further. 

Grandpa Beck’s Games established its business relationship with FME in April 2019. Following the optimization of their product catalog and sponsored ad campaigns, they experienced a massive increase of 40% in sales from the same point the previous year. After achieving a 14% ACoS on $280K in PPC sales for their existing products, the brand launched a new and highly-awaited card game, Cover Your Kingdom, during the holiday season which led to a 30% increase in sales revenue!

FME continues its working relationship with Grandpa Beck’s Games. Through enhancing their Amazon presence, assisting with new product launches, and utilizing advanced PPC management strategies, we forecast they will continue to grow and become even more successful.

 

 

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Digital Marketing for Mirror Company

"The team is accessible and knowledgeable."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

FountainheadME is managing the business’ Amazon catalog. Their work involves conducting keyword research, creating content, and running and handling various PPC advertising campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Saint Louis, Missouri
Jay Cohen
President & Owner, Hitchcock Butterfield Mirrors
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

FountainheadME has done good work thus far, and their efforts are sure to produce great results. The team manages the project excellently, making themselves available and communicating frequently. Their transparency, organization, and ability to surpass expectations are also noteworthy.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the president and owner of Hitchcock Butterfield Mirrors. We are a decorative mirror manufacturer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FountainheadME?

We were looking to improve our brand identity and positioning and increase our sales on Amazon. We had an existing catalog already active and live on Amazon. There’s a fair amount of catalog maintenance that’s required, which involves updating and making corrections to products on product detail pages.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

FountainheadME updated our product catalog by generating good content and doing research on keywords before creating and managing different kinds of PPC advertising campaigns. Their work is very specific to Amazon

What is the team composition?

I have a day-to-day relationship manager, but I know that there are probably half a dozen other teammates who work on the project, including PPC specialists, content specialists, photographers, and analysts.

How did you come to work with FountainheadME?

I found them through my own research. We had been using someone else for the same project scope, but I wasn’t pleased with the results, so I started looking for another partner.

After a couple of conference calls and Zoom meetings with FountainheadME, it felt like they understood where I was and what I wanted to accomplish.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $5,000 so far, and we expect to spend $15,000 by the end of the year.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in early June 2020, and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

The project is still in the preliminary stages, but I’m confident in FountainheadME’s recommendations and suggestions. I’m sure that we will have great results. The team is accessible and knowledgeable, and we feel like we’re in good hands. 

They explain things in layman terms and are transparent about everything, including the cost. There have been absolutely no surprises.

How did FountainheadME perform from a project management standpoint?

Their project management is exceptional. The team is great about outlining scope and timeframes and adhering to that. They even overcommunicate sometimes, which is nice to see. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Everything they’re doing for me is head and shoulders above what our other firm was doing. So far, FountainheadME is exceeding expectations across the board. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have as much of a detailed scope of work as possible, and outline your goals and objectives. This way, FountainheadME will know what you’re looking for, and they can map out a plan to get you there. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’re not the cheapest, but it’s money well spent.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already recommended them two times.

Troubleshooting E-Commerce for Supplement & Fitness Company

"They were always on top of things. They did very well; I would give them an A+.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - Jul. 2020
Project summary: 

After a health supplement company’s Amazon account was suspended,  FountainheadME created a plan of action and appealed for reinstatement. They were responsible for all correspondence.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Sheridan, Wyoming
Tommy Beringer
Amazon Product Manager, Nutraprice
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project was successful and the account was reinstated. FountainheadME has a diligent team; they were able to get the job done where other teams were unsuccessful. They were easy to reach as well.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the Amazon Product Manager for Nutraprice. We sell nutraceutical products online.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FountainheadME?

Our account on Amazon was suspended for a long time and we needed to be reinstated.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It required correspondence with the Amazon team. They created a plan of action to get us reinstated.

What is the team composition?

We only worked with one person, but I spoke to a few others as well.

How did you come to work with FountainheadME?

I found them on a Google search. I did some research and they seemed pretty reliable. I thought they’d be able to help, so I brought them on board.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent a little over $3,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from May–July 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

 They were able to get us reinstated.

How did FountainheadME perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very diligent, and they were always there when I reached out to them. They were always on top of things. They did very well; I would give them an A+.

They bill us hourly, and then we can log into a portal. There, we can see notes on what they did. They do bill us for emails and phone calls, but they charged us when we emailed. So we would plan a call when there was something critical to discuss.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Before I was brought on, my company worked with another provider, but they weren’t able to get us reinstated. FountainheadME worked hard to ensure that we prevailed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I wanted to pay a flat fee rather than an hourly rate. I had a budget, and wasn’t sure how much we would end up spending to be reinstated. It ended up being a little more than I would have liked to spend.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Let them do their job. They know what they’re doing.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

E-Commerce & Branding Revamp for Health & Beauty Company

"The results after working with this team are night and day."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

FountainheadME assisted with digital advertising for an e-commerce company. They focused on Amazon campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Santa Monica, California
Maryam Tahir
Owner, Health & Beauty Products
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

As a result of FountainheadME’s work, the client was able to reduce their ad spend while increasing their sales. The team was communicative and transparent which made for a positive relationship.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of a health and beauty company. It’s an e-commerce business, selling on Amazon.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FountainheadME?

I needed a company to help revamp my advertising. I was spending way too much to try and reach my sales target.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They completely revamped my Amazon campaigns. They set up all the campaigns, monitored them, and optimized based on what was working, and what wasn’t working. They also guided me to different resources, explained patterns of sellers and buyers on Amazon, and helped solidify my brand. 

What is the team composition?

Tara (Growth Manager) is my account manager and main point of contact. I’ve had some interaction with Jeff (Vice President) and one other individual.

How did you come to work with FountainheadME?

At some point, I had signed up to receive emails from them. One of their emails came through at a time I was struggling with something they offered solutions for. I reached out to them to discuss it and decided to try working with them. 

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve invested around $3,000 - $4,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in April 2020, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

Due to bad previous experiences, I was concerned about where my money was being spent. They did a great job of providing detailed invoices and being transparent. 

Before working with them, my campaigns were ineffective regarding cost and results. I didn’t know how to get ranked, and I wasn’t seeing a profit. The results after working with this team are night and day. For example, before, I was spending $100-$200/day to hit sales goals of 25-30/day. In May, I spent $50/day with 15-20 sales/day and made a profit for the first time. My sales cost is 2-3 times lower than before I started working with this team. I was shocked, and I’m very excited about it.

How did FountainheadME perform from a project management standpoint?

Kara does a great job. She responds to emails immediately, regardless of the time of day, touches base regularly, and is very encouraging as we navigate through the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’m impressed with their transparency. They’re great to work with, unlike the awful experiences I’ve had with other vendors. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be honest about what you want so they can fulfill your needs in the deliverables.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Amazon Services & Web Optimization for Equestrian Goods Co

“They’ve done a superior job and jumped over hurdles to make sure we’re happy.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

FountainheadME helped an equestrian retailer begin selling their products on Amazon, and they continue to manage and optimize their Amazon account. They’ve also optimized website sales through Google Ads.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Toronto, Canada
Robert Leeder
President, Tipperary Equestrian
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With FountainheadME’s guidance, the retailer did more web sales in a month than they did throughout last year. The client-oriented team maintains expertise in a wide range of areas, enabling them to help companies ramp up quickly in the e-commerce space. The impressive results create value for cost.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the president of Tipperary Equestrian. Our main product line is related to protective horseback riding gear for equestrians and Western riders. We manufacture a wide variety of helmets and protective, ASTM-approved, riding vests. Those are our two main products. Our main office is in Toronto, Canada, and we have warehouse and distribution outlets in the US.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FountainheadME?

Our products are consumer goods products, and most of our channels of distribution were to brick and mortar retail stores. The online selling of our products really started to gain traction 6–7 years ago. Then, over the last 2–3 years, we were selling our products to retail stores, who in turn became resellers on sites like Amazon. They became so successful with the Amazon selling that we were having difficulty maintaining our map pricing, or suggested retail. We also knew that we were leaving potential profit on the table for ourselves.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They quickly understood our challenge and laid out all of the alternatives. We're experimenting with everything, as far as driving consumers of our products on a Google search to our own website.

They even took a look at our current method of doing business and confirmed that we should be selling directly to the consumer; they understood that our online sales shouldn’t affect our brick-and-mortar sales.

What is the team composition?

We have three different specialists, and they’re very attentive. One person takes care of copy and photography. Another handled the logistics of letting our existing Amazon customers know that we're taking this storefront so that we can control the map pricing. She was very helpful and made sure that she knew our business 100%. 

How did you come to work with FountainheadME?

We thought we'd try a third-party company to handle Amazon sales. Then, we came across Fountainhead through a basic Google search; they were right at the top of the search results. I liked the way that they explained their services. Then, I really liked what I heard based on my initial conversation Pablo (Business Development). From there, I developed a pretty good working relationship with one of the founders.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started about two-and-a-half months ago, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

They not only took us by the hand and showed us how to optimize all of our efforts on Amazon, but they’ve also helped us optimize our retail sales on our own website by generating a spend on Google that has turned out to be an unbelievable return for us. 

With their help, we’ve done more website sales in one month than we did over all of last year. They’re helping us try different things. Their expertise on Amazon and ability to get people like ourselves up and running in a very expedient way sets them apart.

How did FountainheadME perform from a project management standpoint?

We didn’t have to pay a retainer upfront or send payments a month in advance; we pay as we go, and that’s really helpful, especially for an operation like ours. We’re not sending a big check and then not knowing what they’re doing. They supply us with written reports and email us with every single docket. They make it very easy for us to categorize what we’re spending on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. I’ve never seen an operation like theirs.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Fountainhead not only got us up and running, but they taught us along the way. Jeff (VP) let us know that if we weren’t happy with the services that they were providing, they wanted to hear about it. They want their customers to be 100% happy and pleased with the results that they deliver. 

I was quite impressed with Jeff's approach to understanding where we were as a company, having never sold on Amazon. Fountainhead has experts in every field, from the preparation of photography, right through to execution on word copy and certainly the layout that was required for our storefront on Amazon. It would have taken us forever to do so. They laid it out and put it in plain, simple language for folks like us who had no Amazon knowledge. 

Another good thing about them is that their category experts do their homework on us. When I get on a call with a new expert or specialist, they already know who we are, what we sell, and our price points and margins. They’re just good people to work with. They’re extremely friendly. When we ask a question and they don’t have the answer for us, they have it within an hour. They listen to us and put that into action.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of one. When I’m dealing with a supplier, I’d usually say they could improve their pricing, but Fountainhead’s pricing is extremely reasonable for what they do for us. They’ve done a superior job and jumped over hurdles to make sure we’re happy.

Any advice for potential customers?

I’ve recommended Fountainhead to a couple of other manufacturers that were in the same situation as us; they just didn’t know how to navigate through the Amazon maze with their consumer goods products. They were also lacking in their own web sales. I told both companies to check out Fountainhead. One of the companies is in Ireland; they’ve signed on with Fountainhead, and they’re just as pleased as us.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re always ahead of us.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I find them extremely reasonable. We checked out other third-party companies that said they were Amazon experts, and their costs were double.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Amazon Marketing for Eyewear Company

"I appreciate that they try to be sensitive to our budget and what we can afford."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2020 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

With the goal of increasing sales, FountainheadME managed the Amazon ads of an e-commerce eyewear brand. They conducted ad optimization and registered the client's product line with the Amazon Brand Registry.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Ladera Ranch, California
Matt Bernstein
Executive, Outlaw Eyewear
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement with FountainheadME yielded profits for the client, who saw a positive ROI about 2–3 months into their work. The team is accessible and responsive, and they’re particularly prompt in addressing their client’s concerns. They’ve also proved to be sensitive to budgetary constraints.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m a director of a sunglasses brand. We sell our products on various platforms, including Amazon.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with FountainheadME?

We engaged FountainheadME to manage our Amazon advertising.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

FountainheadME managed our Amazon ads and conducted product optimization. They got one of our brands registered with Amazon Brand Registry.

What is the team composition?

I’d say that we worked with around three people.

How did you come to work with FountainheadME?

We found out about them through a trade show. After initiating a conversation with them, they gave me a no-charge evaluation of our web presence. I valued their opinions and insights in our discussions and decided to engage them fully.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent somewhere between $4,000–$5,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We engaged them in February, and it’s an ongoing engagement.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We were skeptical at first about spending money on ad optimization. Then, one day, sales started flowing in quite rapidly. It took us about 2–3 months before we saw an ROI on our ad spend.

How did FountainheadME perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve performed well, and communication has been fairly smooth. I just reach out to my contact via email whenever I need to.

Every billing period, they send me a complete account of how much time was spent on each task. In our meetings, their project manager gives me an overview of everything that their team is working on.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I appreciate that they try to be sensitive to our budget and what we can afford. I’ve spoken with them, and they try to stay within our financial parameters as a small business.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think so. The couple of times that I had a concern, I talked to them about it, and they took care of it right away. Our account manager is very responsive and prompt in addressing issues. I haven’t had any complaints that didn’t go unsolved after a few minutes of effort.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Go in with a clear understanding of how much money per month that you can spend on their services. Figure out what services would give you the most bang-for-the-buck within that budget.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

E-Commerce Design & Advertising for Spiritual Lifestyle Brand

“Fountainhead Marketing Engineers set me up for success as my company continues to grow.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. - June 2019
Project summary: 

Fountainhead Marketing Engineers re-designed an e-commerce site and migrated it from Wix to WooCommerce. They also launched a PPC campaign on Facebook.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Melissa Behr
Owner, Clarity
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fountainhead Marketing Engineers delivered a user-friendly, functional, and beautifully designed site, which internal stakeholders believe will generate sales and long-term success. The team’s marketing approach was creative and effective, creating an ROI on the Facebook PPC campaign.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the owner of Clarity, a boutique inspirational and spiritual lifestyle brand.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fountainhead Marketing Engineers?

I hired Fountainhead Marketing Engineers to develop my e-commerce site and provide digital marketing services. I wasn’t making sales on my existing Wix site.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Fountainhead Marketing Engineers set up my vendor account on Amazon and listed my products. They re-designed my e-commerce site and migrated it from Wix to WooCommerce. Their team also did ads on Facebook, including a PPC campaign.

What is the team composition?

I worked with Camron (Business Development Associate, Fountainhead Marketing Engineers), Ryan (CEO and Founder, Fountainhead Marketing Engineers), and Laura (CMO, Fountainhead Marketing Engineers).

How did you come to work with Fountainhead Marketing Engineers?

I had been working with a publicist who didn’t know a lot about Amazon. He also charged me monthly, but I wasn’t seeing the results that I was paying for. I found Fountainhead Marketing Engineers online, and they seemed to know a lot about Amazon. They also offered a clear billing system, where we’d approve all of their hours.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $15,000­–$20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together spanned March–June 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

I now have a user-friendly and functional e-commerce site. The design is not only aesthetically pleasing but also matches my brand. Fountainhead Marketing Engineers set me up for success as my company continues to grow. The Facebook PPC campaign has paid for itself.

How did Fountainhead Marketing Engineers perform from a project management standpoint?

I would rank them highly for project management. I received a weekly follow-up phone call. We also communicated via email.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They proposed great marketing ideas. I was impressed by how creative their Facebook ads were.

Any advice for potential customers?

I’d recommend specifying one contact person within Fountainhead Marketing Engineers.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer