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Fire pit, hearth and patio retailer Spotix achieves a 28-to-1 return on its ad spend with digital display ads.

Date: 10/19/2017 | Published By: DigitalCommerce360

Outdoor furniture retailer Spotix Inc. grew its online sales 56% from 2015 to 2016 thanks to using digital ad retargeting, says Adam Kahler, the retailer’s director of sales and marketing.

In addition to selling fire pits, fireplaces, grills and patio products, Spotix is the parent company to four other e-commerce sites including: FirePitsDirect.com, KickAssGrills.com, FireplaceRemoteControls.com and Teakfurnitureclassics.com.

The retailer has one 4,000-square-foot showroom in Iowa, where it is headquartered, however the majority of Spotix’s sales are online. Spotix and its e-commerce sites generated between $7-$10 million in web sales in 2016, which includes sales from...

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Coolest Places to Work

Date: 09/26/2017 | Published By: Corridor Business Journal

The Coolest Places to Work identifies and honors local companies that have created the most engaging and rewarding work environments. Self-nominated companies in Kirkwood’s seven-county region are selected based on a Worker Satisfaction Survey.

Please check back in February for the 2018 nomination link.

The top 24 companies’ rankings will be announced at the event, with videos on each company. The CEO from the No. 1 Coolest Place to Work will share his/her story...

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Spotix Uses Data Partnership to Fuel Customer Acquisition

Date: 09/11/2017 | Published By: Total Retail

In episode 109 of Total Retail Talks, Adam Kahler, digital director for Spotix, an online retailer for the home, hearth, patio and barbecue industries, discusses how a data partnership platform has helped the company to optimize its online marketing efforts, including driving customer acquisition...

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Fastest Growing Companies

Date: 06/12/2017 | Published By: Corridor Business Journal

The annual Fastest Growing Companies event identifies and honors the region’s most dynamic companies that have made significant contributions to the local economy.

Please check back in March to download the nomination form. Nominations are due April 16, 2018.

2017 Fastest Growing Companies (listed alphabetically)...

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Spotix finds new spot in North Liberty

Date: 03/16/2016 | Published By: Corridor Business Journal

Spotix plans to add some fresh additions to its fires in online retailing, and will do so this summer while building a new office in North Liberty.

The company that sells fireplaces, fire pits, hearths, grills and related accessories to both consumers and other retailers has grown significantly since its founding five years ago. The company experienced 284 percent growth in revenue between 2012 and 2014 alone, with virtually all of the company’s sales completed online.

That achievement was enough to nab Spotix a place atop the Corridor Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies list in 2015...

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Tales from the startup front

Date: 12/15/2015 | Published By: Corridor Business Journal

CEDAR RAPIDS—Successful Corridor entrepreneurs opened up on what it takes to make it in business during the CBJ’s annual startup event, An Entrepreneurial Forum, stressing the importance of passion and having the right people.

“It’s important to know that you’re all in, every day,” said Marc Meyer, founder and CEO of Inteconnex, a growing Cedar Rapids provider of premises security technologies. “There’s not a lot of work-life balance. It’s basically integrated into your life… it’s always there and you’re always working.”

Mr. Meyer spoke on the Dec. 9 panel with Roger Cassill of Cassill Motors, Cedar Rapids; Jason Hall of Moxie Solar, North Liberty; and Scott Ramspott of Spotix, North Liberty. Moderator Larry Helling started Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust 15 years ago, leading its growth from a staff of 11 to 125...

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North Liberty company Spotix hiring, expanding

Date: 10/09/2015 | Published By: The Gazette

NORTH LIBERTY — A North Liberty e-commerce business is expanding and hiring additional employees as sales increase for its patio and barbecue products.

Spotix, 570 Penn Court, plans to hire 12 new employees within the next three years. The company, which sells the majority of its products in California, Texas, Florida, and the northeast United States, is looking for search engine and social marketing optimizers.

Aaron Verhorevoort, manager of Spotix, said the company needs to expand its physical presence in North Liberty, “We’re in a 10,000-square-foot building and we plan to double that,” Verhorevoort said. “We need additional space for our showroom and warehouse as well as offices.”...

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Spotix Corridor’s fastest growing company

Date: 05/26/2015 | Published By: Corridor Business Journal

Few companies in the Corridor have experienced the rapid growth of North Liberty-based Spotix Inc., which sells fire pits, grills and related accessories to both consumers and retailers and has more than doubled its sales since 2012.

The fuel for the company’s combustion? Online sales.

Named overall leader of the Corridor Business Journal’s 2015 Fastest Growing Companies list in its first year on the list, Spotix achieved a nearly 284 percent growth in revenue from the 2012 calendar year to the close of 2014, with virtually all of the company’s sales completed online...

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Spotix turns to community to drive business

Date: 07/09/2014 | Published By: Corridor Business Journal

NORTH LIBERTY—The Internet has been good to Scott Ramspott and his online business, Spotix, but his latest endeavor aims to put a more personal face on things.

Selling primarily through the websites spotix.com, firepitsdirect.com, fireplaceremotecontrols.com, kickassgrills.com and skytechremotecontrols.com, Mr. Ramspott and his seven employees are perpetually busy, shipping grills and firepits ranging from $500-$15,000 to customers across the country and around the world, all from the company’s 10,000-square-foot facility in North Liberty.

Mr. Ramspott declined to provide revenue or sales figures, but he noted that Spotix – a play on Mr. Ramspott’s longtime nickname, “Spot” – grew 120 percent from 2012 to 2013, and currently has year-to-date growth of 165 percent. And despite doing some high-profile work for Corridor customers such as Vesta and Backpocket Brewery, 98 percent of the company’s business continues to be done online, according to General Manager Aaron Verhorevoort...

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