Our guest on this episode of the Domainer Show is Gabby Leibovich, Co-founder of Catch of the Day and the Catch Group and we get some exclusive domain name reveals in our chat.
Gabby and Hezi Leibovich are two of Australia’s leading business e-commerce entrepreneurs with an amazing track record of e-commerce business success over the past 14+ years.
When Gabby & Hezi came across the internet, they were seasoned sales people, Gabby had worked for many years at his father’s electronics shop in the suburb of Brighton, Melbourne, interacting with customers on the shop floor selling them electronic products.
In 2006, Gabby & Hezi launched Catch of the Day, a website that provided an exclusive deal everyday on the website which was a first in best dressed scenario, once they were sold out, that was it. By 2010 Catch of the Day had become Australia’s most visited e-commerce website.
Catch of the Day was rebranded to Catch in 2017 and with that rebrand came the purchase of their new brand matching domain name Catch.com.au for AU$33,000.
They built that business up from nothing & ended up selling Catch Group to giant Wesfarmers in August 2019 for a cool AU$230million.
Along with Catch, they launched Scoopon in 2010 which was purchased by the Lux Group in 2017 and after starting EatNow in 2012 and joining forces with Menulog in 2015, they were acquired by UK based Just Eat for a massive AU$855M only a few months later.
The domain name Coupons.com.au was purchased for AU$200,000 and redirected to Scoopon.com.au. Gabby & Hezi also own some other fantastic domain names such as Recycling.com.au and Special.com.au(.)
Many of the stories and lessons behind these businesses are documented in Gabby and Hezi’s new book Catch of the Decade.
I think this book is one of the best business books to come out in the past 10 years.
After our podcast, Gabby has announced that he and Hezi will be launching a new e-commerce business called Little Birdie at LittleBirdie.com.au, stay tuned for the full launch in early 2021.
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