With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 6,000+ Percent, Gift Platform Happy Box is Ranked in the top 100 Among America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
NEW YORK, August 16, 2022 – Today, Inc. revealed that Happy Box® - happyboxstore.com - is number 53 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Over the past few years, Happy Box has been modernizing the art of long-distance gift gifting for consumers and corporations alike with one objective: to create creative, unique gift offerings that sit squarely at the intersection of customization and convenience.
“We started this company as a side hustle, building care packages on the floor of our apartments,” says Ariel Redmond, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer. “It is surreal when we step back and realize that in only a few years we’ve been able to build a brand and grow the business into what it is today: a full service consumer and corporate gifting platform that services clients like Uber, Accenture, Pinterest, Google, The New York Times, and so many more.
The Happy Box team listens to customer feedback to continuously improve and innovate their popular “Build a Care Package” offering - which includes the option to pick from a variety of gifts, pick a card to be handwritten, or record a personal video message, and even pick the box design the care package will arrive in. Most recently, Happy Box has added new features to their site to better service their growing corporate gifting customer base, allowing clients to upload branding/logos to items, cards, and even boxes right in a few clicks (minimums apply). Finally, the founders use their previous marketing agency background to run Happy Box Concierge, in which they service clients one-on-one to creatively brainstorm, source, design and fulfill completely custom one-of-a-kind gift campaigns that meet corporate clients’ business objectives.
"Our corporate clients say they come to us because they've already done the antiquated, ‘traditional’ gifts a few times and they're looking for something different, unique, and creative," says Hannah Redmond, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office. "Especially since they’ve had to gift remote teams and clients a few times likely by now due to the new normal of hybrid and remote work. That's where our expertise comes in and we really shine - even our corporate clients who work with us again and again never gift the same thing twice. The opportunities for customization with Happy Box are endless.”
“We like to say we're the Snoop Dogg of gifting in a sea of Martha Stewarts," says Ariel.
The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. Happy Box, as well as the other top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, which will be available on August 23.
“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”
“Being an entrepreneur is a rollercoaster with such extreme highs and lows,” says Hannah. “We have been challenged in ways I could never have imagined over the past few years, and making the list is an accomplishment that makes all the nights, weekends, and sacrifices worth it. We continue to face challenges daily but this recognition energizes us to continue to push harder and to innovate even faster.”