Below is our recent interview with Mara Sabeh, Founder at San Rocco Italia:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: San Rocco Italia is an ecommerce store based in Tuscany, Italy. I initially created the shop as a fun project in late 2019, but, as the pandemic hit and between the strict lockdowns and with my work on other fronts starting to dwindle, it became my main focus and really took on a life of its own. It has since grown into a successful business that I am very proud of. We were profitable within the first year, and, in under two years, we went from 0 to a 6-figure company. Our next goal? To take it to 7-figures and beyond very soon.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Our aim is to source and curate high-quality items that will enhance the lives of our customers and their loved ones – from beautiful handmade leather goods and jewelry to hand-painted tableware and even fun items for their pets. While we source our products from craftspeople from around the world, we are really working hard to expand our selection of Made in Italy products. At the moment, all of our leather goods are made locally here in Tuscany from top-quality vegetable-tanned leather, and we would really love to share more of the wonderful and lesser-known Italian goods with the world.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: A we mentioned in our press release, we have just celebrated our 3rd anniversary. It is a very exciting time for us, and, even in this very uncertain global economic climate, we are looking forward to finishing the year strong and a 4th year filled with growth.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: We hope to continue growing and expanding our reach to more countries around the world. We currently ship throughout Europe, to the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and have just started shipping our leather goods to Mexico, South Korea, and Brazil. We have had a lot of interest from potential customers in Latin America, so we plan to start expanding there in the coming months, as well as in certain Asian countries, like Japan and Singapore.
As for our product offerings, we have some exciting projects in the works to potentially add some new Italian ceramics and glass items. Additionally, there is a Canadian artist who makes wonderful handmade jewelry whose products we will be adding soon. In any case, we are always on the lookout for talented creators who we think would be a good fit.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: I love that we are able give small creators an opportunity to showcase and sell their products without selling their soles to the large marketplaces. I firmly believe in the partnerships we build with our suppliers and the human connections, and I love that we are able to take care of the selling and marketing for them so that they can focus on the essential, which is creating!
A little fun fact: San Rocco Italia is the first and only website I have ever created, and I did it from scratch on my own. I never imagined what an adventure it would turn into!Activate Social Media: