A Digital-First World

Posted on Thu, October 13, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Business Strategy by Paul Weinert

The world is evolving around digital technologies and businesses must adapt to these changes in order to stay competitive. We are currently in a sea of change wherein interconnected, digital technologies are replacing and obsoleting the old ways of doing business.

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GRAYBOX’s Live Stream of Downtown Portland

Posted on Mon, August 22, 2016 in GRAYBOX News by Paul Weinert

​We love calling Portland home. GRAYBOX is proud that we built a company here successfully, and we are enamored with the beautiful view we have of downtown from our new 7th floor office in the 110-year old Olympic Mills building. In fact, we felt like we should share our view with everyone! So we installed a rooftop camera that serves up a live feed of our view.

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GRAYBOX Ranks No. 370 in Inc. Magazine’s 2016 “Inc. 500” List

Posted on Wed, August 17, 2016 in GRAYBOX News by Paul Weinert

​GRAYBOX was ranked NO​. 370 on Inc. magazine’s 35th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This new feather in our cap comes closely behind the Portland Business Journal ranking us as the 9th Fastest Growing Private Company in the Portland-metro area. We’ve seen 12 employees join the firm in 2016 so far, and are planning to add about nine more staff members before 2017.

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Shopify Plus vs. Shopify - What’s Right for Your Business?

Posted on Mon, June 13, 2016 in Business Strategy, Development Tips, Web Design by Paul Weinert

Shopify Plus is a completely different way of managing enterprise-grade ecommerce. It has doubled down on support, scale, and stability to accommodate large-value merchants who DON’T want to think about their ecommerce store.

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Embracing the Power of Design Thinking

Posted on Thu, July 09, 2015 in Business Strategy by Paul Weinert

We’ve always cared about the quality of our work above everything else, but almost all of the planning would happen at the beginning of the project. This made sense when we used to do mostly smaller work — but now some of our projects are years in duration and we’ve realized we need a way to incorporate both planning and execution into all stages of the project.

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2014 Was a Very Exciting Year at GRAYBOX!

Posted on Tue, January 20, 2015 in GRAYBOX News by Paul Weinert

2014 was a very exciting year at GRAYBOX! It was a huge thrill to be able to serve and work with so many of our amazing clients. We were able to offer many high-quality sites and modernize many companies web experiences. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished. All told, we launched over 25 websites, completed over 40 projects and worked with over 75 great companies!

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3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Ecommerce Revenue

Posted on Mon, July 07, 2014 in eCommerce Tips, Internet Marketing by Paul Weinert

Successful ecommerce businesses are always looking for ways to improve the average order value, conversion rates, and inbound traffic volume. To help get you started, here are three easy tips to provide a boost in each area.

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Growth is Good But Moving Sucks

Posted on Thu, July 03, 2014 in GRAYBOX News by Paul Weinert

It’s been a great few years at GRAYBOX! After just 18 months we’ve outgrown our location and moved offices today. We love SE and moved a whole four blocks to the corner of...

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Magento Editions: Enterprise vs Community

Posted on Wed, May 14, 2014 in Business Strategy, eCommerce Tips by Paul Weinert

At GRAYBOX, we love Magento. Yes, it’s complex and often hard to implement, but it’s a unique blend of power, flexibility, and affordability that really shines in a market chock-full of either too simple and underpowered tools, or overly complex applications that are too expensive. Magento is regularly our top recommendation for established and sophisticated ecommerce clients.

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GRAYBOX is proud to be sponsoring the first-ever 18 Lessons conference in January

Posted on Fri, December 20, 2013 in GRAYBOX News by Paul Weinert

As Principal at GRAYBOX, it’s my role and privilege to be our liaison to the local marketing and design community — it’s a tall order, but it’s a critical function to help us become known in the Portland market and to show off our skills.

This is why I’m proud to announce that GRAYBOX has partnered with a few other great Portland marketers to form the 18 Lessons conference.  It’s an all-day event — we’ll have six sessions, each by an expert in their fields.  We’ll have sessions on video production, branding, story boarding, web development, account management and...

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