Andrew Vagenas, CEO and Co-founder of Pharmapacks, has a knack for sensing the winds of change. He knew when it was time to experiment with a basic Ecommerce platform at the small – and successful – retail pharmacy in the Bronx, N.Y. that he and an associate operated until 2010. He knew when it was time a year later to invest in a small warehouse to increase their sales capacity. He knew when to team-up with digital media and graphic design specialist and entrepreneur, Jonathan Webb, to build their brand online. And he’s not ashamed to admit that, despite his prudence and persistence, the “first few years were pretty tough.” Now, Vagenas and his partners at Pharmapacks have become multi- platform retailers whose nutrition, home medical, health and beauty, hair care, makeup and nails, baby and children, and household merchandise is featured prominently by the likes of Amazon, EBay, Jet, Overstock, and Walmart – oh and of course Pharmapacks.com.
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS • MAY 2016
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