Appliances Online founder and CEO John Winning admits despite being born into retail he has remained committed to making his own mark on the industry.
The entrepreneur said he was always likely to end up in the family business but wanted to bring his own ideas to the 100plus-year-old Winning brand.
Speaking at an Interactive Minds session in Brisbane, John said he was focused on bringing Appliances Online to market, as well as the AV site Big Brown Box, alongside the traditional bricks and mortar brand of Winning Appliances.
He said: “I had a bit of an ego and I didn’t want to be the kid who went into the family business, inherited the business, and took it from there and it was the easy path.
“I wanted to make my own path in life.
“I saw the online retail space growing, and started a discussion over why can’t we take what my family business does in terms of customer service and selling the products that we’ve got, and put that on the internet.”
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