Three Cheers for Three Years!

We are proud to announce that PulseTV has made the Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing privately held companies in the US for the third year in a row.

CEO and Co-founder, Jaffer Ali graciously stated, “We are pleased with this recognition. It has taken us many years to tinker our way into our present business model. What we are most proud of is building a culture of caring that extends from our office to those people that continue to shop at our online store. At the end of the day, this is the real accomplishment of PulseTV.”

Everyone here at PulseTV not only takes great care is selecting products for our customers, but we offer customer service that goes above and beyond the call whenever help is needed.

We are extremely grateful to Inc. 5000 for the honor, to our staff for their dedication and to our customers for their wonderful support. Thank you!

PulseTV Celebrates their 20th Anniversary on Facebook Live

Did you know that we have a Facebook page? Well, a lot of people and businesses do, but this year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary and we have taken advantage of Facebook’s ‘LIVE’ feature to let you celebrate with us.

Our first Facebook Live Event takes you into the mysterious and rarely before seen world of a small business office. We show off some of our brand new products, give you a Video Studio Tour, Office Tour with some employees, and a Birthday Celebration for a special little guy!

Our PulseTVDeals page has over 32,500 fans, but if you are not one of them you can still watch the video by clicking the link below. You’ll meet the people behind PulseTV.com and the Deal of the Day, and the most important person in the entire office; the Customer Service manager.

Watch the PulseTV Facebook LIVE event

 

PulseTV Makes Internet Retailers Top 1000 for North America

PulseTV, the discount merchandise online retailer, has earned the ranking of #664 of all Internet retailers for North America. This marks an increase in 4 slots over last year. The top online retailers are compiled annually from Internet Retailer magazine.

In addition to earning the ranking of #664 for overall online retailers, PulseTV earned the ranking of #4 in their merchandising category for North America. CEO and Co-founder, Jaffer Ali weighed in on PulseTV’s ranking for the second year in a row, “We fly pretty much under the radar and do not do much PR, so when Internet Retailer approached us last year, we were actually surprised. But making the top 1000 for the second year in a row is really a testament to all of the PulseTV family.”

Stefany Zaroban, Director of Research at Internet Retailer explained how the rankings are determined “We gather, analyze and publish these highly detailed rankings because we are a journalistically driven research organization that uses this information to measure the growth-and the growth drivers-of the North American e-commerce industry. We are as passionate in our coverage of the market as online retailers are in growing web sales.”

Co-founder Anisa Ali is Jaffer’s sister and PulseTV COO. She leads the merchandising team and explained PulseTV’s approach to online retailing.

“We created an online retail experience where we give real deals from real people. In today’s impersonal, data driven insanity, you can always visit PulseTV and see one of our staff reviewing a product on a video we produce in-house. We will point out the flaws along with the benefits. No models, no scripting, no BS. I think that is why our retention rates are so high. Plus we have real customer service. We are not trying to dodge our customers with technology.”

PulseTV attributes its success to building a team that has been together for many years. In the end, many online retailers sell the same merchandise so the reasons consumers pick one retailer over the other are the people that stand behind the products.

PulseTV takes part in the ‘Run for Your Life Safety’ 5K

the walk 2016

On Sunday, May 1, 2016, PulseTV.com took part in the Tinley Park Fire Department and the Tinley Park Fire Prevention Bureau’s 4th Annual Run For Your Life Safety 5K Run/Walk.

This was our second time participating in the 5K, but this year was our first time as a sponsor.

This year $20,000 was raised to benefit the Illinois Fire Safety Alliances “Camp I Am Me” Burn Camp.

We made up around 50 of the nearly 600 runners and walkers that participated. We’re very proud to be part of such a wonderful event and look forward to contributing to its success next year.

The International Home + Housewares Show

housewares

PulseTV is always on the lookout for the next great product to bring to your attention. Recently we visited the International Home + Housewares Show. According to Housewares.org, “The IH+H Show features more than 2,100 exhibitors from over 40 countries and more than 62,000 total attendees from over 125 countries. The Show brings buyers and sellers together to create the home + housewares industry’s key marketplace!”

Not only did we get to see many of the wonderful products on display, we were also treated to demonstrations of several of the items. In the picture above, on the left hand side, you can see Anisa and company experiencing a first-hand demo.

We picked up quite a few items which are going up on our site daily so be sure to checking in frequently.

New and Upcoming Products on PulseTV

Every spring there is giant trade show in Las Vegas where vendors from around the country and even internationally come to sell their products. We go every year to find products our PulseTV.com customers might be interested in. And like Forrest Gump’s momma said, ‘You never know what you’re gonna get.’ This year we were lucky.

Our buyers came back with dozens and dozens of new items that we will be featuring on PulseTV in the coming months, and we thought you might like a preview;

The Key Ninja

This is designed to replace a disorganized key ring. It is like a Swiss Army knife for keys. Your keys fold in for a sleek compact holder less than 3 inches long. It’s easy to organize all your keys with expandable pieces, and eliminates the bulk from a pocket or purse.

Color Oxy Meter

This is for health-minded individuals. It is a fingertip clamp that measures blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate. It is non-invasive, involves no blood and takes measurements in seconds. We think both people who are keeping track of their health and also people who like to monitor their workout progress will be very interested.

210 First Aid Kit

This is a product pretty much everybody could use. This tiny little First Aid Kit holds 210 items! Sure, a lot of them are things like cotton balls and alcohol wipes, but it also includes things like wound dressings, bandages, disposable gloves, a cold pack and even an emergency blanket. An amazing deal..

Flex Sonic Therapy Massager

This personal massager comes with three interchangeable massage heads which allows the user to try different applications for their pain relief. Plus, it also includes a pain relief therapy gel which turns this product from a simple massager into a pain relief system.

Pressure Cooker

Everybody who has tried cooking with a pressure cooker loves them. Options in cooking seem to be very popular (like our hugely popular low-fat fryer) and we think our customers are going to love the option to cook nutritious, delicious and convenient meals with a little pressure.

Metal Detector

We have carried a similar product before and it was a hit, so we feel pretty confident about this one. And who wouldn’t like the adventure of discovering a hidden treasure at the beach, in an empty lot or even in their own back yard? And with the deal we got just about anybody can afford to become an amateur treasure-hunter.

There are a whole bunch of other products we will be introducing this spring and summer, these are just a few off the top of my head. Stop at PulseTV.com now and then and see what’s new on our ‘New Stuff‘ and ‘Top Products‘ pages. With the number of items we’re adding you will probably find something new every day!

 

Vegas, baby! Vegas!

Several members of the PulseTV staff recently returned from the ASD Market Week in Las Vegas. The ASD Market Week is the most widespread trade show in the country. Every year the ASD brings in the widest variety of retail merchandise for the ultimate shopping experience. How could we pass that up?

So, in our case “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” does not apply. We will be populating PulseTV with more than 150 unique items that we picked up. From housewares and flashlights to gizmos and gadgets, we really hit the jackpot during this trip; and soon you will too!

New products are going up daily so be sure to checking in frequently.

CEO’s Lunch with a PulseTV.com Customer

Hello, my name is Jaffer Ali, co-founder and CEO of PulseTV.com. A couple of days ago I had a lunch meeting at the Housewares Show in Chicago. It was a great lunch with Rus Sarnoff, an industry veteran.

Before we got down to discussing business, he said, “Jaffer, I just have to tell you, my wife and I are REALLY fans of PulseTV.” I smiled and thought he was being polite. But he went on, “I have to say that you guys have the best customer service we have seen in a long time. I ordered a dashboard camera and it was defective. I called to return it and get another one, and everything was so simple. I sent in my unit, but forgot the SD card in the unit. I called and Brynn in your C.S. department actually tracked down the unit I sent in, retrieved the card and sent it back to me. That is customer service. And by the way, my wife buys all of your flashlights!”

That is an almost verbatim story about our customer service. I came back to the office and gave Brynn a high five for going above and beyond for our customers. It is always great to hear good things unexpectedly. Oh, the potato leek soup they served at lunch was awesome too!

–Jaffer Ali, CEO of PulseTV.com

 

The best insurance is a good Dash Cam

My 20 year-old daughter asked me to bring her one of our dashboard cameras.

“What do you need a dash cam for?” I asked.

“Are you kidding? Haven’t you seen all the dash cam footage of Russian meteor, plane crashes, murders…”

I squirmed a little. “No,” I said. “I’m not into pop-culture.”

“What does pop-culture have to do with dash cam footage?”

She then pulled out her phone, typed something really fast and pulled up a wide variety of dash cam footage. She showed me accidents, a shooting, two meteors and a drunk guy getting arrested.

“That’s all real life shot on a dashboard camera, Dad.”

“Ok, I’ll bring you one. What do you hope to capture on it?”

“Nothing interesting, I hope.”

Here are a few of the dash-cam videos we watched: