Friday, July 19, 2013

Dogs Ahoy

I am excited to announce a new online store which I launched in partnership with someone I worked with a long time ago at

Cyberian Outpost, which later changed its name to, was one of the pioneering e-commerce sites when we worked there before and during the company's IPO in the late 1990's. Jim Sullivan and I also worked together at over a dozen years ago until that company was sold to a large department store chain. It's awesome to be working once again with a true innovator and someone who shares my passion for online marketing, and doing the right thing.  A portion of all profits from our new online store,, are going to be donated to causes that promote the humane care of animals. Here's the press release that's been going around the web announcing the new site... offers a mix of personalized and fun products for dogs and dog lovers, a new e-commerce venture for dog lovers, has opened for business. The online retail store offers a unique selection of items that canine-inclined families are sure to enjoy, including many that can be personalized with the name of their furry friends, as well as products and prints featuring the work of renowned artist Stephen Huneck.

Dogs Ahoy
According to the American Pet Products Association, the pet supply market is expected to reach $13 billion in sales in 2013, and approximately 46.3 million households currently include one or more dogs living in the home. With its distinctive product offerings and exceptional customer service, DogsAhoy plans to become the first choice of dog families and their friends when it comes to unique products and gifts. The store's initial product list includes dog-inspired artwork, personalized fleece throw blankets, doggy life jackets, front-leading harnesses, leashes, and a large selection of fun and durable toys. Every item is hand-picked with fun and safety in mind.

After this summer's initial launch, the DogsAhoy team is planning on expanding its product line and adding new items throughout the year, including many that cannot be found anywhere else. DogsAhoy accepts all major credit cards and currently ships to dog friendly families throughout the United States. Visit DogsAhoy online at 

About is the premier online source for fun and safe products for dog lovers. To learn more about DogsAhoy, visit or call 978-751-DOGS (3647).

Friday, May 10, 2013

Six Months Later

Sorry it's been so long, but I've been a little busy. I am happy to report that our online store, Boat Name Gear, has enjoyed record sales since our last post nearly 6 months ago. Each month, from November 2012 through this April, the store has brought in more revenue than the same month from any previous year since it opened.

Boaters check out the BNG booth at the Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 2013.

With Father's Day approaching and a string of new customers from recent boat shows, word of mouth, and other promotions in the works, I expect this trend to continue as long as we keep pushing.

Friday, November 30, 2012

3rd Annual Holiday Gift Guide for Boaters

This week, for the third year in a row, I published a holiday gift guide on the Daily Boater. Just like the previous two years, the 2012 edition includes a mix of fun, unique and practical gift ideas that any boater or nautically minded loved one would enjoy seeing under the tree on Christmas morning.

Daily Boater Gift Guide
Once again, the gift guide includes products from trusted partners, such as a little cookbook filled with 800 (count 'em!) practical recipes: The Boat Galley Cookbook. Our favorite 'dream big' MegaYacht Wall Calendar is back for the 3rd year in a row, as well as several other products that I personally put to the test.

Of course, no self respecting boating gift guide is complete without personalized boating gift suggestions, and since I also own, it was easy to come up with a few ideas. You'll find some neat gift items - mostly related to eating and drinking - in the Personalized Nautical Gifts section of the Gift Guide, and you'll find a mix of personalized and non-personalized boat-wear ideas in the Boating Apparel area.

Enjoy the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide for Boaters at

If you have a unique product you'd like to include in next year's guide, or perhaps in our Father's Day gift guide, please contact me.