In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Co-Founder of Gembah, Zack Leonard.
Connecting with Zack Leonard from Gembah can benefit anyone who is an online seller or an e-commerce business owner looking to create, manufacture, or promote their products. Gembah provides an all-in-one platform for businesses to bring their products to market, from research and design to sourcing and manufacturing, as well as promotional and marketing services.
The team of experts at Gembah works closely with each client to develop customized solutions that meet their specific needs and fit their brand. Gembah is committed to transparency, communication, and customer service, providing regular updates, progress reports, and open lines of communication. Their cost-effective product development and manufacturing solutions can help businesses streamline their product development process and bring their products to market more efficiently.
About Zach Leonard: He is a prominent figure in e-commerce and online retail. As the Chief Product Officer (CPO), President, and Co-founder of Gembah, he has played a pivotal role in helping Amazon and other online sellers design, research, manufacture, and promote their products to a global audience. Gembah is a one-stop shop for sellers looking to create and sell their products on online marketplaces. It provides various services, from product ideation to manufacturing, quality control, and shipping.
Before starting his own company, he was a crucial player in the meteoric rise of the unicorn company Instacart. As one of the early employees of Instacart, Zack played a pivotal role in building the Texas markets from scratch, taking the weekly GMV from zero to seven figures. He was also instrumental in building the national supply forecasting system, which helped Instacart better manage inventory and meet customer demand. At Instacart, Zack also played a crucial role in forging partnerships with major retailers such as Whole Foods, Costco, and HEB. His ability to build relationships and develop partnerships with key players in the industry helped Instacart become one of the world's leading online grocery delivery services.
Zack's success at Instacart is a testament to his strong business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit. He earned his bachelor of business administration from the prestigious Texas McCombs School of Business, where he honed his finance, accounting, and business strategy skills. These skills have served him well as co-founder of Gembah. He has leveraged his expertise in e-commerce, supply chain management, and product development to help online sellers succeed in a highly competitive marketplace.
Outside of work, Zack is a devoted family man. He lives in Texas with his wife, daughter, and two dogs and enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the great outdoors. Despite his busy schedule, he remains committed to helping small businesses and online sellers achieve their dreams and succeed in an ever-changing marketplace. His dedication to his work and his clients is an inspiration to entrepreneurs and business leaders everywhere.
About Gembah: It is a product development company that provides a platform for e-commerce and online retail sellers to create, manufacture, and promote their products. They offer various services, including research and design, sourcing and manufacturing, and promotional and marketing. Their team of experts uses advanced technology and a great process to develop products that meet the client's specific needs and fit their brand. They are committed to transparency, communication, and customer service, keeping clients informed and involved. Gembah is a one-stop shop for sellers looking to take their products to the next level.
04:34 - “It's not just how do we source the product, but it's also how do we research and design new products for you to add.”
05:39 - “In order for goods to move on the ground between those two cities, it takes about 24 hours.”
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