"The MARRIN COSTELLO ® brand all started with a bead kit I received as a child. Through the years, my passion for creating jewelry organically transitioned into a side business - and has now blossomed into internationally-recognized accessories brand.
The most significant milestone thus far was registering for a business license, after having a selection of pieces featured on American Idol in 2008. This was my 'aha-moment' in which a hobby of crafting on the weekends morphed into a company.
Since launching our online store in 2012, the brand has gained clients and notoriety on a global scale. Along the way, we began using POWr, which functionally and aesthetically transformed the MARRINCOSTELLO.COM website. It is because of POWr that we are able to showcase our press features and visual storyboards of each collection with our audience through beautiful templates in real time."
- Marrin Costello (Founder & Designer)
Nepali News Portal
"I love the POWr team and their vision. POWr is such a great solution for small businesses like EhubNepal!"
"We Started EhubNepal in 2015. Good content on Nepali events is hard to come by. That’s how I got the idea to build a portal that makes it easy for Nepali people abroad to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in Nepal. The E in Ehub Nepal stands for Entertainment. In my team, I have people with a background in media co-ordination and radio broadcasting.
As a web-developer, I love all POWr Plugins. I have used POWr in so many ways. On the EhubNepal website, I have used the RSS Feed to add news to the site, Mailing List to capture leads, and Contact Form to give users an easy way to get in touch with us. I also use the Plugins to sell event tickets on our partner website
The Plugins are so user-friendly, and I love that they are so reliable. Plus, in the rare case that there are any problems, the Support Team responds to my questions immediately! I love the POWr team and their vision. It’s such a great solution for small businesses like EhubNepal!"
- Rohit Chhetri (CEO/Founder)
Good World Graphics
Branding & Graphic Design
"POWr has enhanced my website and makes my life easier in the process, which let’s face it, is what we all need more of in our lives!"
"I’ve been an art director/graphic designer for over 20 years now, but last December I started re-aligning my business to better represent my value system. I now produce work for those that are doing the right thing and making a real difference for the betterment of everyone on this planet.
A couple weeks ago I received a submission from an exciting new company that needs to up-level their game and needs a complete redesign of their website. It all started with the form that POWr helped me create. The POWr form has allowed me to get through some of those initial questions that don’t need to be hashed out on the first client call. The way I’ve worded these questions tells my potential client what kind of person I am and who they will be working with. It’s a win/win situation, and it gets them thinking about what they really need before even contacting me.
POWr has enhanced my website and makes my life easier in the process, which let’s face it, is what we all need more of in our lives!"
- Lisa Hardy (Founder)
"POWr Plugins provide the perfect solution by giving customers the power to update content in a no-hassle, easy-to-use way."
Ben Spinler and his wife started Sevenrendered in 2005. They launched their website in the same year and have been offering graphic design, video production, product photography and logo design services through their site ever since.
"As a small mom and pop shop we have found time and resources have to be carefully managed. One of the challenges we've been trying to avoid is the bloat and security/maintenance issues associated with CMS solutions like WP. Though they certainly have their place, we have found our customers generally don't need to control every aspect of their site, (nor do they want to).
POWr Plugins provide the perfect solution by giving customers the power to update content in a no-hassle, easy-to-use way that increasingly offers all kinds of useful features like forms, social media, ecommerce and galleries! We are thankful to have found POWr Plugins."
- Ben Spinler (Founder)
Custom engraved trophies
"[POWr Plugins] allow us to engage the customer with a superior level of service that would not have been possible without these powerful tools."
"Saymore Trophy Company has been on the forefront of the engraving and marking industry since 1959. Today, with the prominent use of the Internet to purchase awards, cast bronze plaques, metal plates, and custom printed and engraved products we have witnessed the need to become better at business. Customers demand quick service and the ability to know exactly what they are buying before they submit their order. This poses a problem for the engraving industry since we utilize complex software and are confined to the restrictive nature of engraved products. We were faced with a problem, for customers want the ability to see before they buy.
We introduced POWr to our website and instantly saw results. POWr allowed us to bring better service to our customers. The full range of forms and buttons allowed us to engage the customer with a superior level of service that would not have been possible without these powerful tools. Our goal was to introduce a Concierge Level of service and with POWr's instant email and SMS messaging capability we are able to respond much quicker to our customer's demands."
- Gregory Slossar (Owner)
People – Passion – Platforms
"I am always looking for ways to ‘amplify the signal’. I recently came across the guys at POWr. Oh my."
"I run a number of domains, both for friends and myself. In my own suite, I have
, my prime business site and blog. Of course, everyone needs their own personal domain (you can find mine at
), and then more recently a friend of mine started a humorous blog (well, that’s the intent at least). Basically, a couple of chaps – with things on their mind – you know you read something, you hear something – and as you build your case to extend that thought – don’t you always say
And Another Thing…
I write because I can – and I enjoy it. And I am always looking for ways to ‘amplify the signal’ as they say – so regularly experiment with interesting things I find. Call me slow – I recently came across the guys at POWr. Oh my. Well, I had to look – right? They had me at ‘Free’ – I got going real quick.
You can click through to Philpin.com, Philpin.net and/or And Another Thing to see these components in action. On And Another Thing – you will see POWr’s contribution on the navigation bar on the right. What is really interesting is that I have barely got going with the choice of components you can use. There are actually 54 of these puppies, including slide galleries, forms, buttons, music players…
On my personal site, I have collected all kinds of feeds from various places and have the content displayed all in one place. Essentially a destination site for anyone interested in what I have been going on about recently.
"I started That Travel Blog when I quit my job in 2014. Since then, I have travelled to and worked from 19 countries around the world including Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, UAE, Thailand, Singapore, and Taiwan. I help people explore ways to make money and travel. My mission is to create unique and insightful content that caters to an audience of young, ambitious entrepreneurs.
POWr has helped my blog succeed by providing me with professional and user-friendly plugins. Not only do they look good, they also motivate purchasing decisions with the countdown clock and trusted review features. I have transformed my e-guides page from a slightly boring sales pitch with blocks of text to a convincing sales strategy with professional graphics and online marketing techniques. Thanks guys!"
- Dave Weatherall (Owner)
Blog Tender LLC
Content and Reputation Marketing
"I went Pro on POWr in part to preserve the client's branding efforts, but also provide quicker content updates."
"BlogTender LLC was formed in January 2017, however, I've been blogging before there was a term for it. We are a custom Content and Reputation Marketing firm. I am a Yola customer for all my personal sites, including
I've used a variety of platforms, including GoDaddy, for other clients. All client blogs are created on blogger, and feed content to client websites via a POWr plugin.
I found POWr when I was looking for a simple slider plugin for my BlogTender and
sites. I'm a writer, not a programmer, so it had to be intuitive to set up but still look great on any platform or website BlogTender clients use. My blog clients are pleased with the seamless look. I went Pro on POWr in part to preserve the client's branding efforts, but also provide quicker content updates. A great move. All of our clients have sent us repeat business. Every time they come back for content, it says a lot about the quality of our work and the resources we use."
- Scott Stevens (Health Writer)
Online Courses & Coaching
"The Comments tool has been very effective in getting my followers' point of view on my products through their comments."
Amin Sabry has been an active entrepreneur for 10 years. His business focuses on online courses, books and coaching in human development. The content he creates is based on his own research on human development, which he has turned into turned into videos, books, online courses, and audio files that he sells on his website.
POWr has been an integral part of his website, which he started with great success a year ago. Amin uses Hit Counter, Form Builder, File Embed and Comments on his professional site.
"The Comment tool has been very effective in getting my followers’ point of view on my products through their comments, and that helped me develop the content of my website. File Embed is also a very useful and easy to use tool that helps in adding files, such as PDFs, to my website. Hit Counter is so important as a tool that should exist on every website since it gives a number that shows how many viewers every page on my website gets, and this helped me see what my followers are interested in and what content I should focus on more. Form Builder is a great tool as well in creating online forms that I used so easily. The best thing I have noticed in using these tools is that all of them are effective and not complicated in any ways."
- Amin Sabry (Entrepreneur)
Big Boy Websites
Web Design Agency
"The POWr app integrates so nicely into our editor with a huge amount of flexibility to tailor the forms and widgets to appear as a total solution."
"We started in the summer of 2013 after seeing a hole in the web design industry to serve busy small business owners with affordable and comprehensive online marketing service.
We build websites for the SME marketplace in NZ and Australia being one of a very small number of web design firms offering no design and development costs up front but instead a simple hosted and managed service starting from $130 a month and as far as we know of the only firm that’ll build a full working Prototype before the client commits to the contract making our offer the most attractive we know of.
We are completely online using Xero, ProWorkflow, Dropbox, Pipedrive and of course POWr.
We started using POWr via the recommendation of our online editing software developers. The POWr app integrates so nicely into our editor with a huge amount of flexibility to tailor the forms and widgets to appear as a total solution.
[A milestone in the history of Big Boy Websites was] when we landed a significant investment from a close business friend that saw the possibilities for the Big Boy Websites offer and the confidence in my management and leadership style."
- Alex Mann ("Boss Mann" & Marketing Expert)
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