Minnesota E-Commmerce Co. Digi-Key Reaches A Record $2 Billion In Sales

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Via News Release

“Today was a momentous day at Digi-Key! We reached a milestone of $2 Billion in annual sales for the first time in the company’s history. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing Digi-Key team and our outstanding partners. Pictured is Dave Doherty with the order that pushed our sales over the $2 billion mark along with a special message. Again, a big thank you to all involved!”

Beta.MN/Byte: Ecommerce Movers and Shakers

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

Ecommerce Movers and Shakers

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does this create value for them?

Ecommerce Movers and Shakers is a community of people passionate about ecommerce who want to connect with each other and share experiences and ideas. I want to give ecommerce veterans who have made great achievements (movers and shakers) a platform to share their unique stories of how they became leaders in ecommerce and inspire the next generation of ecommerce entrepreneurs. I also want to help ecommerce leaders and new ecommerce entrepreneurs by providing resources to build, launch, and grow ecommerce businesses.

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Target.com Rolls Out Augmented Reality On Mobile

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Via Mac Rumors

“With the launch of ARKit, many app developers are building augmented reality experiences into their app, but Target is taking a different approach and implementing an augmented reality feature into its entire mobile website.

Target’s new “See It In Your Space” option is designed to let you take a photo of a room in your house and then use augmented reality tools to determine how a piece of furniture will match with your decor”

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Minnesota Ecommerce Captains: Dan Canfield, Bellies To Babies

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Thanks to Irish Titan for underwriting our Minnesota Ecommerce Captains series focused on local leadership in the e-commerce industry.

Dan Canfield is the owner of Bellies to Babies, a Twin Cities-based retailer he took over and brought online in 2014. He’ll be speaking about the business at the next Twin Cities E-commerce Meetup on 10/25.

What do you sell online?

We sell previously loved maternity and nursing clothing along with a small line of private label Bellies to Babies clothes.

When, why and how did you get started?

When I bought the business in 2014, I saw a clear path to an extra revenue stream being an online store. The challenge was getting our inventory in the store, online without double selling an item since each piece of clothing is unique. 3 months later, the store was live and we had our first sale in the bag.

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Digi-Key To Add 1,000 Jobs Over Decade As Part Of Welfare Package

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Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

Digi-Key Electronics, the electronic-components distributor, broke ground late last week on a $200 million expansion project at its Thief River Falls, Minn., headquarters campus that it says will add “at least” 1,000 new jobs within a decade.”

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Minnesota Ecommerce Captains: Jimmy Vosika, ShopJimmy

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Thanks to Irish Titan for underwriting our Minnesota Ecommerce Captains series focused on local leadership in the e-commerce industry.

Jimmy Vosika started his TV parts resale business 10+ years ago in the basement by taking apart the discarded broken electronics and reselling all the individual parts on ebay.

ShopJimmy has since scaled to tens of millions in online revenue with operations based in Burnsville, Minnesota.

He’ll be speaking to his experiences next Wednesday at Apruve HQ for the Twin Cities Ecommerce Meetup.

What do you sell online?

Replacement TV parts

When, why and how did you get started?

Whoa, this would be a lot to type out, I’ll save the longer version for meetup.

 
In 2006, while working for a recycler, I started researching if broken plasma TVs had any value. I bought one TV and resold it on ebay, making some nice extra cash. I continued buying and reselling the broken units, then eventually formed a company where we began harvesting circuit boards from the TVs to sell on ebay, and the dot com I was building.

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