Hi, my name is Jon and I’m the founder of Savemi.
I’ve been in marketing and sales now for the better part of 20 years. The first company that I worked for did not have email and was just in the process of designing a website. My phone was the size of a house brick – back in the days where Nokia was a major household brand.
In this time, the changes that Australia and the world have seen are astronomical. We have gone from occasionally being connected via crappy dial up (in between home phone calls) to constantly being connected via our phones.
It has been exciting times to be a part of marketing and in particular the video games industry.
After several unsuccessful attempts to launch my career in other industries, I was finally lucky enough to find a job with the now defunct “THQ” in an industry that I adored from a kid. If I had have been able to tell 10 yr old me that I would end up working in video games on the WWE brand, I think 10yr old me would have gone berserk. So I had an interesting and rewarding career in video games, finally landing in Los Angeles to work on the WWE video game brand globally. It was an honour for an Aussie boy from the country – and we had an amazing time.
When I returned back home to Australia, I gave the corporate life away and decided to focus on starting my own businesses. I mowed lawns for a while (still do today) to bring in cash flow to provide a launch pad – and also to stay fit.
We started Savemi approximately 5 years ago as a price comparison service for video games. At that time, the AUD was almost on par with the USD. They were getting charges $59.99 for a new release, we were getting charged $80-$100. So I thought there must be a better way.
The price comparison did just ok and wasn’t bringing home the bacon. So an opportunity arose to start selling digital game codes. We started out with under 200 products – we now have over 5000.
Our ethos is to always provide Australian’s with 100% authorised digital product at competitive prices in AUD, coupled with Australian service.
Our future involves launching into Esports and into publishing.
With all that we have learnt, we also provide marketing consulting and web design services – again to keep that cash flow coming. We are still in ‘start up’ phase, so every bit counts.
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org