Company: Hollar, Commerce, CA
Company Description: Hollar is the ultimate mobile destination for cool products at incredible deals starting at $1. Featuring thousands of items from toys, electronics, and beauty, to unique curated gift and party collections – Hollar is all about the joy of discovery. Find Hollar on iOS, Android and the web www.hollar.com).
Nomination Category: App & Mobile Website Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Shopping
Nomination Title: Hollar
The date on which this nominated mobile site or app was first published: Hollar on iOS, Android and at www.hollar.com launched November 2015
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Hollar, founded by a team of e-commerce veterans, has catapulted the $50B brick and mortar dollar store industry into the e-commerce era. Dollar stores have seen 50% growth in the past 5 years, outpacing retail’s 17% overall growth. Yet, none of the current leaders in the space have a strong e-commerce solution. Hollar leverages a nimble direct-to-consumer model to deliver a price-sensitive shopping experience that is convenient, curated for the shopper, and mobile-first.
Over 70% of orders are on mobile.
80% of Hollar’s customers are located outside of the coastal U.S.
Hollar is building a company that provides a previously non-existent solution, saving shoppers across the country valuable time and money.
With tens of thousands of SKUs, most products are $5, with nothing over $10. There’s a $10 minimum to checkout with free shipping at $25.
Hollar’s operations model enables it to curate and source name-brand products without the distribution and infrastructure overhead of traditional big-box retail. Hollar is utilizing the direct-to-consumer model to show consumers that quality and value can go hand in hand.
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David Yeom, CEO- David leads the rapidly growing Hollar team as its CEO. Prior to Hollar, David was VP of Marketing and Business Development at The Honest Company. He has also served in senior roles at HauteLook, eBay, Yahoo, and MySpace.
Brian Lee, Executive Chairman- Brian brings his expertise in building successful companies to Hollar by serving as Executive Chairman. He is also Co-Founder of The Honest Company, ShoeDazzle and LegalZoom.
Thanh Khuu, President & CTO- Thanh brings his strong background in technology and e-commerce to the company by serving as its CTO. Prior to Hollar, he held key leadership positions, including CTO, COO, and Co-Founder of ShopHers, and CTO of ShoeDazzle.
John Um, COO- John heads up Operations and Sourcing at Hollar. He was formerly Head of Strategy at 99 Cent Only stores and Senior Associate at McKinsey & Co. He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Eddie Rhyu, CCO- Eddie is responsible for Hollar’s overall creative vision and production process. He was formerly VP Creative Director at ShoeDazzle/JustFab. He has also served as Creative Director of 10x Interactive and has helped launch a number of companies.