Amazon Buys Whole Foods

Posted on Fri, June 16, 2017 in Digital Marketing, eCommerce by Paul Weinert

When the news dropped this morning that Amazon was buying Whole Foods for 13.7 Billion (that's 14x YouTube or Instagram) Dollars, I was pretty excited, both as a fan of both companies but also as a technologist. So I have some thoughts I wanted to share.

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Whisky Friday – The Whisky Manhattan

Posted on Fri, December 02, 2016 in Greatest Hits by Paul Weinert

​This is my go to drink when I want to feel fancy and dignified. The classic whisky manhattan. It’s strong, smooth and a downright velvety delight. It’s also super easy to make.

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Technology Trends for 2017

Posted on Tue, November 29, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Digital Marketing, Business Operations by Paul Weinert

The technology around us is transforming lives, disrupting businesses and changing just about everything. This is the march of never-ending progress and it will continue to steam on, but I wanted to take a moment to look into the upcoming trends for how technology is going to continue to change and evolve in 2017.

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Why Ecommerce Merchants Need to Be on Third-Party Marketplaces

Posted on Tue, November 08, 2016 in Business Operations, eCommerce by Paul Weinert

Many businesses are missing out on the biggest opportunity on the internet to reach their consumers directly. This opportunity is third-party marketplaces. They are currently doing to online retailers, what WalMart did to local mom and pop stores in the 80’s and 90’s.

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Whisky Friday – Whisky Sour

Posted on Fri, November 04, 2016 in Greatest Hits by Paul Weinert

Today, I will teach you, dear wanderer, how to make the greatest cocktail in the world. It’s simultaneously delicious, easy to drink and strong — two of these will set your worries aside and ease the heavy burdens of adulthood from your heart.

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A Digital-First World

Posted on Thu, October 13, 2016 in Greatest Hits, Business Operations 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 Web Design, Web Development, Business Operations, Shopify 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 Operations 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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