28 Ecommerce Marketing Agency Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Start An Ecommerce Marketing Agency

Ecommerce agencies help online sellers achieve their eCommerce business goals through creative, technology, and marketing skills.

Hiring an eCommerce agency enables online sellers to start an eCommerce business or grow an existing one without employing full-time staff.

The eCommerce industry is often changing, and online sellers must match the current trends or risk being paced out by the competition. Balancing between production, launching creative services, and working on growing their eCommerce brands can be extremely difficult. Thus, the brands have no other option than hire eCommerce agencies.

Starting an eCommerce agency can be a profitable and fulfilling business opportunity. If you plan to state your eCommerce agency, educate yourself on the current trends and focus on building digital skills. You may focus on a particular niche or offer end-to-end services to your customers.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a ecommerce marketing agency:

1. Cartology ($516K/year)

Michael Maher, a musician turned business owner, came up with the idea for his Amazon service agency after facing difficulties with his own product-based business on the platform. Realizing the need for Amazon-specific work, he pivoted into freelance and consulting work, eventually growing his agency to a remote team of 12 people serving clients worldwide. Through LinkedIn, Maher was able to attract and retain customers by creating content and videos that showcased his expertise and helped grow his agency's presence.

How much they make: $516K/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 7

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How I Started A $25K/Month Amazon Service Agency

A service agency that helps brands grow their business on Amazon saw a 300% YoY growth, averaging $25k a month in revenue and profits of approx. 30-40%, after restructuring pricing and realizing that their service was more valuable than they gave it credit.

About
Michael started Cartology over 7 years ago
Revenue
Michael grew the business to $43K/month
Read by 8,327 founders

2. Avci socso ($120K/year)

Mahsun Avci, the founder of Avci ApS, came up with the idea for his online marketing agency at the age of 15. After trying various online businesses and failing, he stumbled across the concept of SMMA and convinced his dad to let him run Facebook ads for his restaurant. Seeing successful results, Avci knew he had found the right business for him and dedicated himself to learning and mastering Facebook ads and personal branding.

How much they make: $120K/year
How much did it cost to start: $350
Current team size: 0

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How I Built A +$10K/Month Online Marketing Agency

A 15-year-old entrepreneur started Avci ApS, an online marketing agency, that has now grown to $10k/mo and aims to hit $175k in profit in 2021 through Facebook ads, content marketing, and social media client outreach.

About
Mahsun started Avci socso over 4 years ago
Revenue
Mahsun grew the business to $10K/month
Costs
It cost Mahsun $350 to start the business
Read by 8,382 founders

So... can you actually make money with a ecommerce marketing agency?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

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3. Sidekick ($1.19M/year)

Zac and Brendan, co-founders of Sidekick, initially started a failed education platform called Secret Sauce. However, after receiving guidance from mentors at Grid 110, they pivoted to web design for startups and launched Sidekick. They attracted clients by offering month-to-month marketing services in addition to web design, and have since focused on serving the eCommerce space with their expertise in design and marketing. After a year in business, they have grown their revenue to $12,000/month and are aiming to reach $20,000/month by summer.

How much they make: $1.19M/year
Current team size: 8

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How We Started A $12K/Month Marketing Agency For Ecommerce

Sidekick, a data-driven web design and digital marketing agency for eCommerce businesses co-founded by Brendan and Zac, grew from $0 to $12,000/month in revenue within a year, specializing in Shopify and Squarespace development, email marketing, PPC campaigns, and more.

About
Zac started Sidekick about 5 years ago
Revenue
Zac grew the business to $99K/month
Read by 7,865 founders

4. Black Goat Media ($600K/year)

After a failed startup idea, Tudor and his friends decided to offer web development and marketing services to support their growth. Over time, they focused on e-commerce brands and now average around $15,000/month, with plans to reach $50,000/month in the next year.

How much they make: $600K/year
Current team size: 12

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How We Started A $15K/Month Paid Marketing Agency To Help E-commerce Brands

Black Goat Media is a paid marketing agency that helps e-commerce brands grow through Facebook Ads, Google Ads, and email marketing, averaging around $15,000/month and aiming to reach $50,000/month in the near future.

About
Tudor started Black Goat Media over 11 years ago
Revenue
Tudor grew the business to $50K/month
Read by 6,273 founders

So... can you actually make money with a ecommerce marketing agency?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

5. UPQODE ($1.8M/year)

Nick, the founder of Qoders Family, traces his entrepreneurial journey back to his childhood experiences selling tomatoes with his grandparents. Armed with lessons in hard work, resilience, and the importance of having the best product in the market, Nick created his first profitable project, NRGthemes, generating over $20k a month in revenue. Today, Qoders Family boasts over 2,000 active customers and has generated over $3M in revenue, with plans to launch new products, increase sales, and win more design awards in the future.

How much they make: $1.8M/year
How much did it cost to start: $25K
Current team size: 25

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How A Tomato Led Me To Build A $1.8M/Year Agency & Product Studio

This case study follows the success story of Nick, founder of Qoders Family, who has generated over $3M in revenue through his various website building services including an award-winning development design agency, custom-designed WordPress theme templates, free WordPress plugins, and a Shopify app.

About
Nicolae started UPQODE over 8 years ago
Revenue
Nicolae grew the business to $150K/month
Costs
It cost Nicolae $25000 to start the business
Read by 5,122 founders

6. Flying V Group ($3M/year)

Flying V Group was founded by Robb Fahrion and his brother based on an opportunity they identified in the market. After helping a mentor with his website and seeing the demand for digital help, they decided to start a marketing services firm. They focused on serving professional service industries and used SEO and content marketing to establish their clients as industry experts online. The company has since grown to employ 12 people, worked with over 300 clients, and is on track to double its revenue for the second year in a row.

How much they make: $3M/year
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 16

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These Brothers Quit Their Jobs & Started A $3M/Year Digital Marketing Agency

Flying V Group, a digital marketing agency co-founded by Robb and Tyler Fahrion, has experienced explosive growth and profitability through their focus on SEO and content marketing, generating 540% more traffic in 2020 compared to the previous year, and increasing revenue YoY, all while operating debt-free and cash-positive.

About
Robb started Flying V Group over 8 years ago
Revenue
Robb grew the business to $250K/month
Costs
It cost Robb $10000 to start the business
Read by 5,029 founders

So... can you actually make money with a ecommerce marketing agency?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

7. SupplyDrop ($96K/year)

Danavir Sarria, an eCommerce marketing consultant, came up with the idea for SupplyDrop after his own luxury sportswear brand failed to be profitable. He realized that his skills in email marketing could be valuable to other eCommerce businesses and pivoted his focus to offering full-service email marketing services. Today, SupplyDrop is his flagship business, making an average of $8,000 per month and attracting clients such as Kettle & Fire and Lensabl.

How much they make: $96K/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 0

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I Make $8K/Month Handling Email Marketing For 6-Figure Ecommerce Brands

Danavir Sarria shares how he built SupplyDrop, an eCommerce email marketing agency that helps scale 6, 7, and 8 figure businesses, and currently makes $8,000/month on average, through trial and error and thoughtful pivots, while utilizing content marketing and focusing on building trust with potential clients.

About
Danavir started SupplyDrop about 4 years ago
Revenue
Danavir grew the business to $8K/month
Read by 4,543 founders

8. The Crowdfunding Formula ($3.6M/year)

Narek Vardanyan, the founder of The Crowdfunding Formula (TCF), came up with the idea for his business after experiencing the collapse of the Soviet Union in Armenia. He started a project with a friend but struggled to raise funds on Kickstarter. Determined to learn how to run successful campaigns, he conducted interviews with successful creators, published a bestselling book, and eventually started managing crowdfunding campaigns. TCF quickly became the biggest agency on the market, raising millions of dollars for creators and expanding into an ecosystem of companies and products that support consumer hardware innovation.

How much they make: $3.6M/year
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 87

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I Make $4M/Year Helping People Run Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Co-founder and CEO of The Crowdfunding Formula, Narek Vardanyan, has grown his startup from a crowdfunding marketing agency to a full ecosystem of companies and products supporting consumer hardware innovation, generating over $4M in annual revenue and helping creators overcome barriers to entry.

About
Narek started The Crowdfunding Formula about 9 years ago
Revenue
Narek grew the business to $300K/month
Costs
It cost Narek $10000 to start the business
Read by 3,586 founders

9. STRYDE ($2.16M/year)

Founder Greg Shuey got his start in affiliate marketing and became interested in search engine optimization (SEO) after seeing affiliates boost their website traffic and revenue. After working at multiple agencies, he decided to start Stryde to offer custom digital marketing strategies, focusing on SEO, paid search, paid social, email marketing, and conversion rate optimization. Stryde has been in business for almost 9 years and has generated over $2 million in revenue.

How much they make: $2.16M/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 13

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I Started A $2M/Year Digital Marketing Agency That Focuses On Women Owned Companies

Stryde is a women-owned eCommerce digital marketing agency that has been in business for almost 9 years, focusing on creating custom digital marketing strategies that generated just over $2 million in revenue, with a growth strategy of bringing on the right clients and specializing early.

About
Greg started STRYDE about 11 years ago
Revenue
Greg grew the business to $180K/month
Read by 4,887 founders

10. LV8 ($240K/year)

George Chatzicharalampous and George Margaritis, founders of lv8 - Consulting, came up with the idea for their digital marketing and consulting agency after realizing that other agencies they worked with were slow and difficult to communicate with. They decided to start an agency that genuinely cared about their clients and focused on delivering top-quality work. Since launching in December 2020, they have grown rapidly and are currently generating $12,000 per month, helping some of the largest companies in their area.

How much they make: $240K/year
How much did it cost to start: $5K
Current team size: 4

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How We Started A $12K/Month Digital Marketing And Consulting Services Business

LV8 Consulting generated $12,000 per month helping some of the biggest companies in Lamia, central Greece, achieving a 2680% increase in revenue in one month for one of their clients and now offering services in video production, social media management, web development, SEO, and PPC management.

About
Lani started LV8 over 3 years ago
Revenue
Lani grew the business to $20K/month
Costs
It cost Lani $5000 to start the business
Read by 5,654 founders

11. Hustler Marketing ($2.4M/year)

After trying various jobs and experiencing financial struggles, Bostjan decided to go all-in and start the "Hustle House" in Barcelona with three other entrepreneurs. While working on his craft as a copywriter, Bostjan started offering email marketing services and quickly learned the technical aspects. Through hard work and dedication, his agency, Hustler Marketing, grew rapidly and now manages retention marketing for 70 eCommerce stores worldwide, generating impressive revenue figures.

How much they make: $2.4M/year
How much did it cost to start: $1K
Current team size: 68

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From A "Hustle House" Of 3 In Barcelona To An International $2.5million Agency In 3 Years

Hustler Marketing, a remote email and SMS marketing agency, manages retention marketing for about 70 eCommerce stores worldwide, closed its 4th year at about $2.2M, and will aim to do $3-4M in 2022, with a net profit of around 30%.

About
Bostjan started Hustler Marketing almost 6 years ago
Revenue
Bostjan grew the business to $200K/month
Costs
It cost Bostjan $1000 to start the business
Read by 6,276 founders

12. Zogics ($6M/year)

How much they make: $6M/year
Current team size:

Seven Figures a Month Selling Cleaning and Sanitizing Products

Learn how Jeff, the CRO of a cleaning product e-commerce company, has grown the business to +40 employees and on track to make $20M in revenue.

Revenue
They grew the business to $500K/month
Read by 513 founders

13. Friction Studio ($240K/year)

health/wellness industry, as well as fitness and lifestyle brands. By specializing in these niches, we are able to understand the unique needs and goals of our clients and provide them with tailored solutions that lead to higher customer retention and satisfaction. Additionally, we have built a strong reputation for our conversion-focused Shopify stores and functional user experience, which has helped us attract new customers through word-of-mouth referrals and positive reviews.

How much they make: $240K/year
How much did it cost to start: $100
Current team size: 12

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How I Started A $120K/Year Shopify Design Agency With Just $100 [From India]

Friction Studio, a Shopify agency founded by Vishal Goswami, now makes an average of $10k/month after starting with just $100, creating optimized design solutions for brands of various niches and helping D2C brands in their journey by removing eCommerce design, development and strategy friction.

About
Vishal started Friction Studio over 4 years ago
Revenue
Vishal grew the business to $20K/month
Costs
It cost Vishal $100 to start the business
Read by 4,722 founders

14. Electric Sauce ($90K/year)

The founders initially started as Shopify developers but quickly realized the need for email marketing strategies in the eCommerce space. They used Upwork as a platform to find clients and focused on providing valuable services at reasonable prices. Their dedication to simplicity and accountability helped them attract and retain customers, with their main client being acquired through Upwork.

How much they make: $90K/year
How much did it cost to start: $2K
Current team size: 0

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From Freelancing On Upwork To Building A $90K/Year Email Marketing Business

Electric Sauce, a data-driven, retention-focused, email marketing micro-agency founded by two Seans, generates $12,500 a month through pricing their services from $3,500 to $5,000 for established brands, and $1,500 to $2,500 for startups through patient learning, frugality, simplicity, extensive outreach on Upwork, and utmost accountability while using tools like ClickUp, and exposure to thought leaders on YouTube and courses like Klaviyo and Smart Marketer.

About
Sean started Electric Sauce about 3 years ago
Revenue
Sean grew the business to $7.5K/month
Costs
It cost Sean $2000 to start the business
Read by 3,922 founders

15. Add Value | Growth Marketing Agency ($600K/year)

24-year-old Joachim Brouckaert founded Add Value, a growth marketing agency, after noticing that many marketing agencies prioritized money over delivering value to their customers. With a background in digital marketing and experience freelancing as a digital marketer, Joachim decided to start his own agency focused on full-funnel marketing services. After a year in business, Add Value generates an average monthly turnover of 30k and works with 18 active clients.

How much they make: $600K/year
How much did it cost to start: $1K
Current team size: 5

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My Growth Marketing Agency Generated $360K In Its First Year [Belgium]

A 24-year-old founder shares how his growth marketing agency generated €360,000 in its first year, with a team of 5 people working for 18 active clients per month, using SEO, Facebook and Google ads, organic content on LinkedIn, and a hybrid agency model with a focus on client retention.

About
Joachim started Add Value | Growth Marketing Agency about 3 years ago
Revenue
Joachim grew the business to $50K/month
Costs
It cost Joachim $1000 to start the business
Read by 3,701 founders

16. Ultra Growth Marketing ($720K/year)

Matthew Larsen, the founder of Ultra Growth Marketing, came up with the idea for his business after realizing the need for a comprehensive eCommerce marketing book specifically tailored to eCommerce store owners. He decided to write a step-by-step guide with over 75,000 words, offering actionable advice to help business owners create multi-million dollar eCommerce stores. Through Facebook lead generation ads, Larsen was able to give away over 17,000 free copies of his book and capture valuable leads, resulting in over $60,000 per month in recurring revenue.

How much they make: $720K/year
How much did it cost to start: $100
Current team size: 3

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I Published An Ebook That Drove $42K/Month To My Agency [Canada]

Matthew Larsen's Ultra Growth Marketing earns over $60,000/month in recurring revenue by giving away his eCommerce Marketing Book for free and then capturing leads using Facebook's Lead Generation ads, resulting in over 19,000 downloads in the first month since its launch.

About
Matthew started Ultra Growth Marketing over 2 years ago
Revenue
Matthew grew the business to $60K/month
Costs
It cost Matthew $100 to start the business
Read by 3,100 founders

17. Grow Your Agency ($1.44M/year)

Iman Gadzhi, founder of IAG Media and Grow Your Agency, came up with the idea for his social media marketing agency (SMMA) and online course after mastering Facebook ads and personal branding. With over $1.2 million in profit in just two years and multiple successful students, Gadzhi has become a leader in the SMMA industry.

How much they make: $1.44M/year
Current team size: 2

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How I Started A $120K/Month Online Course For Social Media Marketing Agencies

Iman Gadzhi made over $1.2M in profit within two years with his social media marketing agency and education company, where he teaches entrepreneurs how to start and scale a profitable SMMA, with over 45 of his students making over six figures with their SMMA, and over 300 students having quit their regular jobs.

About
Iman started Grow Your Agency almost 7 years ago
Revenue
Iman grew the business to $120K/month
Read by 14,630 founders

18. JumpX Growth ($18K/year)

How much they make: $18K/year
Current team size: 2

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Dustin Lien Is Drawing A 6-Figure Income From His Ecommerce Marketing Agency

This case study follows the success story of a part-time founder who has grown his E-commerce Marketing Agency into a six-figure operation with audience-focused, partnership-building techniques.

About
They started JumpX Growth over 8 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $1.5K/month
Read by 579 founders

19. Boundless Labs ($99.6M/year)

Chase Dimond, the co-founder of Boundless Labs, came up with the idea for his email marketing agency after realizing the potential of email marketing for eCommerce brands. With impressive figures, such as driving over $25 million in email attributable revenue and working with clients who generate ~30% of their total revenue from email, Boundless Labs quickly became a successful and sought-after agency in just 18 months.

How much they make: $99.6M/year
Current team size: 2

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How I Started A $55K/Month Email Marketing Agency Specialized in Ecommerce

Boundless Labs is an email marketing agency for eCommerce brands that has generated over $25 million in email attributable revenue for their clients since launching 18 months ago and currently makes around $90K per month, with plans to reach $100K per month by the end of January 2020 through client referrals, strong relationships, and hard work.

About
Chase started Boundless Labs almost 6 years ago
Revenue
Chase grew the business to $8.3M/month
Read by 11,943 founders

20. Straight Up Search ($360K/year)

ears, and it's an exciting time for Straight Up Search. We have a solid client base and have been able to consistently generate revenue month after month. Moving forward, we plan to continue providing exceptional SEO services to our clients while expanding our team and client portfolio. With our strong foundation and track record of success, the future looks bright for Straight Up Search.

How much they make: $360K/year
How much did it cost to start: $500
Current team size: 4

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How I Left My Job To Start A $30K/Month E-commerce SEO Agency

Straight Up Search is a leading full-service bespoke SEO agency with a portfolio of 35 clients generating an average monthly revenue of $30,000, successfully securing PR mentions and high authority backlinks from big publications such as The Independent and Shopify.

About
Jamie started Straight Up Search over 3 years ago
Revenue
Jamie grew the business to $30K/month
Costs
It cost Jamie $500 to start the business
Read by 2,706 founders

21. Yes To Brand ($132K/year)

Veronica Baljak, the co-owner of Yes to Brand, started her online business journey by building dropshipping stores for herself, family, and friends. Through networking, sharing her knowledge in blogs and on social media, and becoming a motivational dropshipping influencer, Veronica gained a dedicated following and decided to create Yes to Brand, an agency that helps people start and improve their online businesses. With sales averaging $11,000 per month, Veronica's positive mindset and passion for manifesting success have led to rapid growth and opportunities for collaboration.

How much they make: $132K/year
How much did it cost to start: $7K
Current team size: 3

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How This Dropshipping Influencer Started A $11K/Month Agency

Dropshipping entrepreneur Veronica Baljak shares how her agency, Yes to Brand, helps people start and grow their online businesses, averaging $11,000 in monthly sales just three months after launching by focusing on positive mindset, collaboration, and transparency with customers.

About
Veronica started Yes To Brand over 1 year ago
Revenue
Veronica grew the business to $11K/month
Costs
It cost Veronica $7000 to start the business
Read by 2,199 founders

22. Concentrix ($5.59B/year)

How much they make: $5.59B/year
Current team size: 125800

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Contact Centers and Customer Experience with Concentrix

Learn how a young entrepreneur built an award-winning digital consumer experience company, Concentrix, with over 225,000 global employees and impressive YoY growth of 13.45%, serving prominent Fortune Global 500 clients in various sectors including technology, banking, and retail.

About
Chris started Concentrix over 41 years ago
Revenue
Chris grew the business to $466M/month
Read by 446 founders

23. Drip ($24.4M/year)

How much they make: $24.4M/year
Current team size: 142

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Rob Walling of Drip
About
John started Drip over 12 years ago
Revenue
John grew the business to $2.03M/month
Read by 20 founders