Disrupting the Shirt Industry Plagued by Conformity
Cy Agley, CEO of Printaroo Software LLC, a fully-integrated online shop platform designed to be a turn-key solution for branded merchandise joins eCommerce Radio.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Cy Agley discuss the following:
- Tell us about yourself and your background.
- How did the idea for Printaroo come about?
- You mentioned a concept you called crowd-buying, what is that?
- How do you think it will disrupt the industry? Industry giants have been doing this decades!
- So non-volume based pricing is your main differentiator, if pricing didn’t matter to someone, how else could you ‘sell’ them into moving to Printaroo?
TIP: Keep challenging the status quo. Just because an industry has done the same thing for decades doesn’t mean it’s the only way, or even the right way. Often times, a competitors’ domination leads to a high degree of comfort, which ultimately leads to lack of innovation. Lack of innovation leads to conformity, and conformity stunts growth. Keep challenging the status quo and don’t conform to mediocracy.
With over 10 years of experience in Business Development, Cy Agley made a career out of taking companies to new levels of efficiency and growth. From his first role out of college working his way up to Director of Sales and Marketing through the front office of a professional sports team to his tenure serving as VP of Venture Capital for a Detroit-based Private Equity firm; Agley has taken a 360-degree approach to building startups and managing people.
In his role as a Venture Capitalist, Agley gained extensive experience in working with/for startups, social enterprises, and even nonprofits. Implementing systems and processes into the workflow of these companies, Agley helped entrepreneurs get to cash flow positive.
Agley launched Printaroo in October 2018, after he saw a large disconnect in the shirt printing industry. Volume-based pricing favored those with large scale businesses with the ability to sell hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of product per month, creating a barrier to entry for those whom actually needed help with pricing, especially nonprofits.
Printaroo looks to disrupt the entire industry with its theory of crowd-buying, providing industry-best pricing (typically only available to those who move 20k+ products per month) to all users for a low subscription fee.
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