Welcome to another exciting episode of the Making It in Asheville Podcast! In today’s episode, we have a special guest joining us. We are thrilled to welcome Jami Daniels, the owner and CEO of Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse, our season’s presenting sponsor.

About Jami Daniels and Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse:

Jami Daniels is a third-generation entrepreneur who recognized the need for a unique opportunity to provide both co-warehousing and co-working. With her expertise and passion for supporting small businesses, she established Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse, a 30,000-square-foot space located on Sweeten Creek, just south of downtown Asheville.

Exploring Ernest’s Co-Warehousing Concept:

During our conversation, Jami provides insights into Ernest’s co-warehousing concept, which offers a combination of flexible workspace, on-demand fulfillment services, and comprehensive e-commerce support. She elaborates on the benefits this model brings to Ecommerce businesses and shares success stories of entrepreneurs who have thrived in Ernest’s ecosystem.

Key Features of Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse:

  • Flexible and Customizable Spaces: Jami explains how Ernest’s warehouse and workspace options cater to the specific needs of businesses, scaling from private spaces of around 100 square feet to larger areas as the business grows.
  • Streamlined Operations: Jami discusses how Ernest simplifies logistics by arranging daily pick-ups and deliveries from major carriers like UPS, USPS, and FedEx. She also shares the convenience of full-height loading docks and equipment like forklifts and pallet jacks.

Empowering Ecommerce Businesses:

Jami and the team at Ernest understand the unique challenges faced by Ecommerce businesses. She elaborates on the advantages Ernest offers to entrepreneurs in this space, including short-term commitments, on-demand and flexible staffing, and dedicated shipping and receiving stations. Jami’s insights shed light on how Ernest hope to support and nurture the growth of Ecommerce businesses in Asheville.

The Co-Working Space at Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse:

Apart from the co-warehousing facilities, Jami shares details about the stunning 15,000-square-foot co-working space at Ernest. She highlights some of the amenities available, such as flexible workspaces, conference rooms, stocked break rooms, a photography studio, copy room, onsite parking, mailboxes, and inclusive utilities. Jami paints a vivid picture of a collaborative and inspiring environment for entrepreneurs to thrive.

Sarah’s Journey with Ernest:

As an additional highlight, we reveal that Sarah, our former co-host and podcast guest, has become a tenant at Ernest with her business, QB Cucina.

Claim the Podcast-Only Special Offer:

Listeners are encouraged to visit Makingitinasheville.com/ernest or ErnestReady.com/podcast to learn more about Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse and to take advantage of the exclusive special offer available only to podcast listeners.

Engage with the Show:

We value your input! As we continue to shape this season, we invite you to share your suggestions for E-commerce businesses you’d like to hear from. Leave a comment on the YouTube video, or direct message us on Instagram, or email Tony directly at tony@makingitinasheville.com.

Thank you for tuning in to this insightful episode with Jami Daniels of Ernest Ready-Made Warehouse. Don’t forget to join us next week for another inspiring interview on Making It in Asheville Podcast!