#348-From Nostalgia to Now: The Pipsticks Subscription Success That’s Sticking with Consumers


In this podcast episode, we have Nathaniel Vazquez, the founder of Pipstick, a successful subscription-based sticker company. The conversation revolves around the reasons behind Pipstick’s immense success, delving into the power of subscription and how it transitioned into a thriving brand today.

The episode begins by exploring the significance of subscription in Pipstick’s success. Nate explains that stickers were an integral part of everyone’s everyday life, he explains that providing subscribers with unique and exclusive designs each month contributes to the sense of anticipation and excitement, creating a loyal customer base.

The conversation also explores the various challenges faced by Pipstick throughout its journey. Nate also discusses the importance of adapting to changes like Covid, the technology and consumer preferences to stay relevant. He shares how the company leveraged paid ads and social media platforms to expand its reach and engage with a wider audience.

In conclusion, this podcast episode provides valuable insights into the success story of Pipstick. Adapt the business model to cater to the adult market has led to the brand’s thriving subscription service. By prioritizing high-quality designs, nurturing a dedicated community, and embracing technological advancements, Pipstick has emerged as a frontrunner in the sticker industry today.

In This Episode:
[00:35] Welcoming Nathaniel Vazquez on the show.
[01:40] Pipstick and beyond.
[05:30] Deciding on the niche.
[09:00] Making subscription work.
[10:55] Subscription boxes.
[16:30]Tiktok does not work.
[18:20] Advice for brands who are looking to try subscriptions.
[21:40] Subscription box association.
[27:00] Email list.
[29:50] AI impact.

Guest Links and References:
Website: https://www.pipsticks.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathaniel-vazquez-5b663222/

Email: nathan@pipstick.com

Book Reference:
Consider Phlebas (Culture) by Ian Banks

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Welcome to the Wizards of Ecom podcast. The official podcast of the Wizards of Ecom and the Wizards of Amazon Meetup group. The goal of this podcast can be summed up simply:

#SelllersHelpingSellers . While the slant is heavily towards Amazon FBA and Private Label, the podcast shares actionable tips and tactics for all areas of online selling.

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Carlos Alvarez


Wizards of Ecom & Online Seller Cruise

Wizards of Ecom founder, Carlos Alvarez, leads the Meetups using his 20+ years of online selling experience to help Amazon retailers get the most out of the platform. He knows networking is key to online selling success; bringing the Meetups to Teachable gives sellers that can’t attend the events a chance to engage with group and learn the important topics and tools discussed that day.

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Wizards of Ecom & Online Seller Cruise

As an Amazon private label expert and PPC consultant with over 4 years of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the Wizards of Ecom podcast. Having been in the trenches, testing and refining strategies, I’ve spent countless hours perfecting my craft.

As the host of the Wizards of Ecom podcast, I’ve had the privilege of speaking with some of the brightest minds in the industry, gaining valuable insights and a unique perspective on what works and what doesn’t on Amazon.

As a self-proclaimed data geek, I’m constantly analyzing trends and metrics to identify opportunities for growth and improvement. My perfectionist attention to detail means that every strategy is tailored to unique goals and informed by the latest market insights.

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