The CPG Guys

Going Omnichannel with American Fireglass CEO Matt Doll

July 28, 2021 Peter V.S. Bond & Sri Rajagopalan Season 1 Episode 114
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Going Omnichannel with American Fireglass CEO Matt Doll
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The CPG Guys
Going Omnichannel with American Fireglass CEO Matt Doll
Jul 28, 2021 Season 1 Episode 114
Peter V.S. Bond & Sri Rajagopalan

The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Matt Doll, founder & CEO of American Fireglass, the world's premier manufacture of Fireplace, Fire Pit Glass and related burner products.

Follow Matt on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/%F0%9F%94%A5-matt-doll-%F0%9F%94%A5-61313532/
Follow American Fireglass online at: http://americanfireglass.com

Matt answers these questions:

1) How exactly did you get into fireglass - how was it born - what is the history of the company

2) I imagine you were distributing primarily through the store model. What were some of your strengths you developed to succeed in the store model?

3) This conversation is incomplete without me acknowledging this is the story of true American home grown entrepreneurship. As covid hit and the store model slowed down and froze for a short period, what were areas you needed to focus on to keep the company growing and delivering for all your teams and for the brand?

4) How did you pivot to being omnichannel? Did you feel it's a must do go forward, what data said it's a must do?

5) We know you also adopted DTC - what did you have to do to optimize in 2020 to go DTC? What new muscles did you have to build?

6) Now that we got DTC out of the way, could we dive into what ecommerce capabilities in omnichannel leading brands do? Have you built processes to support this for your own brand?

7) How are you preparing for a new instore model where browsing, deciding may all happen online and the pickup maybe in store? Is there a digital element of instore needed?

8) What is your advice for entrepreneurs like you who have depended on the store model, maybe even regional - go forward? How should they get their path paved out for their brand?


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Show Notes

The CPG Guys, Sri & PVSB, are joined in this episode by Matt Doll, founder & CEO of American Fireglass, the world's premier manufacture of Fireplace, Fire Pit Glass and related burner products.

Follow Matt on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/%F0%9F%94%A5-matt-doll-%F0%9F%94%A5-61313532/
Follow American Fireglass online at: http://americanfireglass.com

Matt answers these questions:

1) How exactly did you get into fireglass - how was it born - what is the history of the company

2) I imagine you were distributing primarily through the store model. What were some of your strengths you developed to succeed in the store model?

3) This conversation is incomplete without me acknowledging this is the story of true American home grown entrepreneurship. As covid hit and the store model slowed down and froze for a short period, what were areas you needed to focus on to keep the company growing and delivering for all your teams and for the brand?

4) How did you pivot to being omnichannel? Did you feel it's a must do go forward, what data said it's a must do?

5) We know you also adopted DTC - what did you have to do to optimize in 2020 to go DTC? What new muscles did you have to build?

6) Now that we got DTC out of the way, could we dive into what ecommerce capabilities in omnichannel leading brands do? Have you built processes to support this for your own brand?

7) How are you preparing for a new instore model where browsing, deciding may all happen online and the pickup maybe in store? Is there a digital element of instore needed?

8) What is your advice for entrepreneurs like you who have depended on the store model, maybe even regional - go forward? How should they get their path paved out for their brand?


Please provide the CPG Guys feedback at http://ratethispodcast.com/cpgguys

CPG Guys Website: http://CPGGuys.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/cpgguys
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/cpgpodcast
Media Kit: http://tinyurl.com/cpgguysmedia 

DISCLAIMER: The content in this podcast episode is provided for general informational purposes only. By listening to our episode, you understand that no information contained in this episode should be construed as advice from CPGGUYS, LLC or the individual author, hosts, or guests, nor is it intended to be a substitute for research on any subject matter. 

CPGGUYS LLC expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages arising out of any individual’s use of, reference to, or inability to use this podcast or the information we presented in this podcast. 

CPGGUYS LLC expressly disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or other damages arising out of any individual’s use of, reference to, or inability to use this podcast or the information we presented in this podcast.