FBR Featured Guest: Ben Jones

Episode Information

It is silly to say that retail is dead. We’ve all seen the hot takes and the think pieces, but you know what. People still buy crap. And not only from Amazon. On this episode, Joe talks to the founder & CEO of Ohi, an e-commerce solution that offers Amazon-level delivery speed to smaller brands.

About Ben Jones, Founder + CEO of Ohi:
Ben Jones is the Founder of Ohi, the next-generation e-commerce fulfillment solution enabling e-commerce brands to offer their customers a premium, environmentally responsible, same-day delivery experience through a data-driven inventory management platform and micro warehousing.

Jones started his career in Sales and Trading at HSBC, where he built a $20m annual revenue business from scratch and quickly became a rising star in the industry. Everything changed after a serious back injury, which left him temporarily paralyzed and requiring a major spinal operation. During the 16 months recovery that followed, Jones was unable to walk far or carry anything heavy and therefore became increasingly reliant on e-commerce. The frustration of having to wait 3-5 days to receive online orders vs. being able to get them same-day in stores made him realize that e-commerce was increasingly falling behind Amazon. In order to bridge this gap, Ben left banking to pursue his dream of solving that pain point.