20 Companies That Use Bold Upsell [2024]

Updated: May 21st, 2022

Curated upsell and cross-sell offers.

We put together a list of the biggest companies that use Bold Upsell, along with some Bold Upsell testimonials and Bold Upsell case studies.

Here's the list:

1. Starter Story

Starter Story is a niche blog started by Pat Walls in 2017. Starter Story uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$250K / month
Team
1 founders / 6 employees
Location
New York, New York, USA

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How I Turned A Crappy Idea Into A $3M/Year Business

Starter Story grew to 1.4 million monthly visitors and millions in annual revenue by sharing the stories of entrepreneurs. Pat breaks down the early days and how he grew the business into something that changed his life.

About
Pat started Starter Story almost 7 years ago
Revenue
Pat grew the business to $250K/month
Costs
It cost Pat $100 to start the business
Read by 61,164 founders

2. Love Is Project

Love Is Project is a jewelry product started by Chrissie Lam in 2017. Love Is Project uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees
Location
San Francisco, California, USA

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Selling $1.2M Love Bracelets For A Good Cause

Love Is Project generated over $1.2 million in revenue by utilizing a "Pay It Forward" business model, creating 1,200+ jobs for female artisans around the world, and utilizing storytelling to attract and retain customers.

About
Chrissie started Love Is Project over 7 years ago
Revenue
Chrissie grew the business to $200K/month
Read by 8,359 founders

3. Outlaw

Outlaw is a soap business started by Danielle Vincent in 2013. Outlaw uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$380K / month
Team
2 founders / 13 employees
Location
Sparks, NV, USA

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Leaving The Cubicle To Start A $23K/Month Soap Company

Outlaw Soaps, a soap company that started with just $13.72 of supplies, now makes an average of $23,000/month, with 46% of website orders from repeat customers who are loyal to the company's unique products and top-notch customer service.

About
Danielle started Outlaw about 11 years ago
Revenue
Danielle grew the business to $380K/month
Costs
It cost Danielle $200 to start the business
Read by 23,966 founders

4. Data Over Ego

Data Over Ego is an email marketing business started by Darin Hager in 2018. Data Over Ego uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Team
3 founders / 30 employees
Location
Framingham, Massachusetts, USA

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On Launching My Own Gym Sneakers Brand And Getting Featured In Tons Of Media

Footwear designer Darin Hager's brand Heyday Footwear created a successful business by transitioning from a wholesale to direct to consumer model, offering unique design-driven performance gym sneakers for the fitness-focused market, achieving widespread product placement PR without outside help and using apps such as Klaviyo and Zipify to improve sales, but ultimately the venture had to close due to inadequate funding.

About
Darin started Data Over Ego over 6 years ago
Revenue
Darin grew the business to $0/month
Read by 5,692 founders

5. Sheets & Giggles

Sheets & Giggles is a bedding company started by Colin McIntosh in 2018. Sheets & Giggles uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
1 founders / 6 employees
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA

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Starting A Bed Sheet Business Making $600K In First 8 Months

Sheets & Giggles, an eco-friendly bedding brand, earned nearly $500,000 and 6,000 orders in the first 6 months of business through Indiegogo, and utilizes pun-based marketing and a DTC model to tap into a fragmented, low brand loyalty market.

About
Colin started Sheets & Giggles about 6 years ago
Revenue
Colin grew the business to $200K/month
Read by 61,403 founders

6. Modern Producers

Modern Producers is a music software business started by Adrian Wood in 2015. Modern Producers uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$120K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

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How I Make $85K/Month Selling Tools To Music Producers

Modern Producers is an e-commerce platform that sells software and tools for modern music producers and has more than doubled its revenue annually, earning $1.1 million in sales in 2019.

About
Adrian started Modern Producers about 9 years ago
Revenue
Adrian grew the business to $120K/month
Costs
It cost Adrian $500 to start the business
Read by 10,467 founders

7. GloveStix

GloveStix is a cleaning products business started by Krista Woods in 2014. GloveStix uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$60K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Ashburn, Virginia, USA

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8. Pawstruck

Pawstruck is a dog treat business started by Kyle Goguen in 2014. Pawstruck uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$1.75M / month
Team
1 founders / 25 employees
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

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How Kyle Goguen Started An Online Pet Supply Business

Pawstruck.com founder and CEO Kyle Goguen shares the story of how his all-natural, reasonably-priced pet supply e-commerce business became one of the fastest growing companies in the US, ranking #87 on the Inc 500 in 2018, and is projected to surpass 8 figures in revenue in 2019.

About
Kyle started Pawstruck over 10 years ago
Revenue
Kyle grew the business to $1.75M/month
Read by 9,572 founders

9. Felony Case

Felony Case is a phone case business started by Andrew Moore in 2012. Felony Case uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$120K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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How I Started And Grew A $50K/mo Phone Case Business

Felony Case, a Toronto-based company designing unique iPhone cases, started as a small shop on Etsy and has grown to become an internationally recognized fashion iPhone case brand sold in top tier retailers like Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Indigo, Urban Outfitters, Revolve, Free People, and made over half a million dollars in revenue last year.

About
Andrew started Felony Case over 12 years ago
Revenue
Andrew grew the business to $120K/month
Read by 28,247 founders

10. BohoWrapsody

BohoWrapsody is a swimwear line started by Joseph Panetta in 2018. BohoWrapsody uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$800 / month
Team
2 founders / 2 employees
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

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Learning How To Build A Brand Through Trial And Error

BohoWrapsody founder Joseph Panetta shares the cautionary tale of how he marketed and launched his DTC fashion brand, including the struggles of slow sales despite heavy investment in Facebook ads and other marketing efforts.

About
Joseph started BohoWrapsody over 6 years ago
Revenue
Joseph grew the business to $800/month
Read by 5,104 founders

11. Galen Leather

Galen Leather is a leather business started by Zeynep Prens in 2012. Galen Leather uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$40K / month
Team
2 founders / 4 employees
Location
Istanbul, Turkey

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How I Overcame Life's Roadblocks And Started A $500K Business

Galen Leather, an Istanbul-based e-commerce store specializing in handmade leather goods, experienced a 138% increase in revenue to hit an average of around $40,000 in sales each month, with products like their Moleskine Cover helping the company achieve success.

About
Zeynep started Galen Leather about 12 years ago
Revenue
Zeynep grew the business to $40K/month
Read by 6,547 founders

12. ZZZ Bears

ZZZ Bears is a sleep product started by Justin Baum in 2015. ZZZ Bears uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

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How I Built A Teddy Bear Business Helping Military Kids Sleep At Night

This case study is about how the founder of ZZZ Bears created and grew a line of military teddy bears named SGT SLEEPTIGHT, primarily selling to military families and gaining success through Facebook ads and partnerships with military exchanges, Target, and TAPS, while also learning important lessons such as the power of mentors and seeking help.

About
Justin started ZZZ Bears almost 9 years ago
Revenue
Justin grew the business to $10K/month
Costs
It cost Justin $5000 to start the business
Read by 10,175 founders

13. Braxley Bands

Braxley Bands is a niche accessories brand started by Braxton Manley in 2017. Braxley Bands uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
2 founders / 3 employees
Location
Austin, Texas, USA

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How We Turned $20 Into A $100K/Month Accessory Brand

Braxton Manley started Braxley Bands with only $20, creating an elastic Apple Watch band and scaling the business to an impressive $100K a month on Shopify, all without any other capital or investment.

About
Braxton started Braxley Bands about 7 years ago
Revenue
Braxton grew the business to $100K/month
Costs
It cost Braxton $20 to start the business
Read by 15,774 founders

14. Southern Elegance Candle Company

Southern Elegance Candle Company is a candle business started by DShawn Russell in 2016. Southern Elegance Candle Company uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$140K / month
Team
1 founders / 20 employees
Location
Raeford, North Carolina, USA

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How I Started A $20K/Month Southern Inspired Candle Business

Southern Elegance Candle Company, founded by D'Shawn Russell, started as a side hustle making around $200 per weekend at a local Farmers Market, but now averages approximately $20,000 per month in sales across their retail site, wholesale site, and Faire.

About
DShawn started Southern Elegance Candle Company over 8 years ago
Revenue
DShawn grew the business to $140K/month
Read by 70,975 founders

15. JVI Mobile Marketing (Now JourneyBuilder.io)

JVI Mobile Marketing (Now JourneyBuilder.io) is a marketing agency started by Jay Vics in 2012. JVI Mobile Marketing (Now JourneyBuilder.io) uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$37K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees
Location
Greensboro, NC, USA

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How I Started A $7.5K/Month Digital Marketing Coaching And Consulting Business

How a side-hustle turned into a full-service digital marketing fulfillment agency that is currently bringing in around $7,500 a month in revenue, with big goals for the future, by focusing on human-to-human connections and continually evolving to meet their clients' needs.

About
Jay started JVI Mobile Marketing (Now JourneyBuilder.io) about 12 years ago
Revenue
Jay grew the business to $37K/month
Read by 7,222 founders

16. Meowijuana

Meowijuana is a catnip products started by Chris Glissman in 2015. Meowijuana uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
1 founders / 11 employees
Location
Lenexa, Kansas, USA

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How I Started A $200K/Month Catnip, Cat Toys And Treats Brand

Meowijuana, a catnip company founded in a one-car garage, has now become an emerging global brand with $200K in monthly revenue, selling catnip products in thousands of pet retailers worldwide, with 90% of sales coming from brick and mortar stores and national retail chains.

About
Chris started Meowijuana over 9 years ago
Revenue
Chris grew the business to $200K/month
Costs
It cost Chris $50000 to start the business
Read by 14,230 founders

17. Lawrence Hunt

Lawrence Hunt is a men's clothing line started by Jeff Schattner in 2016. Lawrence Hunt uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees
Location
Detroit, Michigan, USA

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How I Launched A $20K/Month Sweat-Free Dress Shirts Brand

Lawrence Hunt Fashion uses a balance of performance and professional wear to create sweat-wicking dress shirts, reaching $20,000/month in revenue in 2019 and expanding into corporate apparel and a membership program in 2020.

About
Jeff started Lawrence Hunt over 8 years ago
Revenue
Jeff grew the business to $20K/month
Read by 8,639 founders

18. Stonemaier Games

Stonemaier Games is a game development started by Jamey Stegmaier in 2012. Stonemaier Games uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$1.73M / month
Team
2 founders / 4 employees

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How I Started A $40M-Revenue Business Creating Tabletop Games

How one founder turned a successful Kickstarter campaign into a $40 million tabletop game company with a focus on crafting a few special products each year and using social media to build community and relationships with customers.

About
Jamey started Stonemaier Games over 11 years ago
Revenue
Jamey grew the business to $1.73M/month
Costs
It cost Jamey $2400 to start the business
Read by 12,687 founders

19. Brooklyn Butcher Blocks

Brooklyn Butcher Blocks is a furniture business started by Nils Wessell in 2010. Brooklyn Butcher Blocks uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$25K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

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How I Started A $300K/Year Business Making Cutting Boards

How Nils Wessell turned his love for woodworking into a profitable business grossing between $220K to $350K annually by making handcrafted cutting boards, and how he expanded his business into other creative projects with NilsWalker Designs.

About
Nils started Brooklyn Butcher Blocks over 14 years ago
Revenue
Nils grew the business to $25K/month
Costs
It cost Nils $20000 to start the business
Read by 17,938 founders

20. The Anxious Pet

The Anxious Pet is a dog treat business started by Brock Weatherup in 2019. The Anxious Pet uses Bold Upsell for their business.

Revenue
$80K / month
Team
5 founders / 21 employees

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meet the author
Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.