Category: Customer Close-Up

Machool: Streamlining the Shipping World is Just the Start

Machool: Streamlining the Shipping World is Just the Start

  The odds are pretty good that Machool founder Kamyar Asadibeiky is one of the brightest people you’ll ever meet. Consider his brainchild, Machool, a time and money-saving shipping platform that Great Little Box Company (GLBC) is fortunate to supply shipping boxes and supplies for. Machool is a brilliant solution for business owners who do … Continued

Lakota Herbs: A Unique Natural Pain Relief Brand, Grown the Unconventional Way

Lakota Herbs: A Unique Natural Pain Relief Brand, Grown the Unconventional Way

“When the company was launching, [founders] Kent and Don Petersen did things the unconventional way,” says Lakota Executive Vice President, Reinhardt Haukenfers. “They did things that everybody said wouldn’t work.” When you’re a fledgling natural wellness company based in the small northern British Columbian city of Dawson Creek, you have to get creative to get … Continued

Harken Coffee: Different by Design

Harken Coffee: Different by Design

Harken Coffee hasn’t yet opened up its flagship 338 Powell Street location in Vancouver, BC Canada and the roastery-coffee-shop is already winning design awards. This fall, the innovative minimalist folding carton Great Little Box Company helped them create, took first place and Judge’s Choice in its category at the AICC Independent Packaging Design Competition. It’s … Continued

Little Straw Vineyards: Telling the Story of a Season

Little Straw Vineyards: Telling the Story of a Season

How does a single moment factor into an ongoing story? That’s the poetic way Little Straw Vineyards’ winemaker Barb Hall conceives of her work. Wine captures a single season, but at the same time, it never stops evolving. It keeps telling a longer and longer story about the people who made it and those who … Continued

Simple Fishing: A Monthly Catch for Passionate Anglers

Simple Fishing: A Monthly Catch for Passionate Anglers

“I had a $50 gift card to Cabela’s or something like that. And I had a free Shopify trial,” says Scott Sibley, founder of the subscription business Simple Fishing. “I bought some lures and sold them online, and that was it.” A business was born. And in the world of e-commerce, this particular business is … Continued

Naked Snacks: Solving the Snack Problem, One Box at a Time

Naked Snacks: Solving the Snack Problem, One Box at a Time

When Neil Thomson decided to create his subscription business Naked Snacks, healthy snacking was new to him. But he knew a thing or two about branding. “I had all sorts of books about entrepreneurship that said, ‘Just create that minimum viable product’, and then invest into branding once you’ve gotten feedback from your first customers.” … Continued

Peregrine Supply Co.: E-Commerce that’s Changing Men’s Culture

Peregrine Supply Co.: E-Commerce that’s Changing Men’s Culture

Peregrine Supply Co. are “makers of modern functional men’s products”. And if you ask founder Tyler Hill, there are few things less “functional” than the way big brands have traditionally marketed to men. “When we started out in 2014, we never intended for Peregrine to become what it became,” says Tyler. “We just saw how … Continued