eCommerce Specialists MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA) (OTC:PEMTF) Witnessing Rapid Customer Growth of over 5000+ New Customers During Crisis
Living under conditions unseen by anyone alive today, a necessary shift is taking place in how we shop, and what we shop for.
As access to brick-and-mortar stores becomes more and more restricted, coupled with customers that are forced to stay at home for long periods of time, we are witnessing an explosive rise in eCommerce demand.
North America’s biggest eCommerce giant Amazon is already being pushed to drastic measures to meet increasing online demand, including raising overtime pay for warehouse workers and encouraging employees to stay home if they don’t feel well.
But there are still categories that Amazon refuses to address, and does not deliver to its customers… namely legal pot and hemp-derived products.
In some of North America’s denser urban populations, sales and delivery of these types of products have seen a major boost, as customers seek a remedy to “ease their minds” about the current crisis.2
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
As the calendar keeps flipping during the crisis, experts are expecting a spike among Americans in anxiety and depression3.
In the state of New York, where there are more than 10,000 confirmed cases of the disease, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced his state would provide free mental health assistance, via apps and teletherapy.4
But even with that, there is shaping up to be a shortage of mental health professionals available to address the problem5.
Which lends more attention back to the types of products unavailable through Amazon, that may be better addressed through other eCommerce marketplaces.
Already studies have researched a link between pot-derived products as a potential treatment for anxiety disorders6,7 and for assisting with anxiety and sleep8.
Now there’s a company, run by long-time eCommerce veterans, that specializes in these types of products, as well as natural supplements.
It’s time to take an in-depth look at this company that’s already showing its prowess in growing its customer base, successfully delivering products during the crisis, and most importantly generating REAL impressive revenues that the market seems to have not yet given credit for.
MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF)
Meet MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF) (OTC:PEMTF), an established eCommerce retailer of hemp-oil-ingredients products in Europe and the USA, that’s witnessing EXPLOSIVE growth in sales—including 832% growth in February 2020 over the same period last year.9
There’s no better example of their capabilities to adjust and deliver products that customers demand, than their recent launch of an immune support product10 through its First Class line.
Within ONE WEEK of announcing this pure herbal immunity blend product—the company had ALREADY ACQUIRED 1,838 NEW CUSTOMERS.11
In 2019, the company posted revenue of CAD$28.7 million, with an EBITDA of CAD$3.58 million (approximately 12.5%).12
Now with two premium brands atop its product portfolio (First Class and Sativida), MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF) has a very impressive business strategy ahead for sales and distribution in both the USA and in Europe… and it’s still just ramping up.
In the US alone, with its First Class hemp-oil formula line, the company boasts a current customer base of 150,000 customers… with additional leads of over 500,000 potential customers.
PROFITABLE “ZERO-INVENTORY” BUSINESS MODEL
Much criticism13 has been leveled at the legal pot and hemp sectors in the early days of its legalization.
However, it’s been innovation and proper strategy that has overcome the detraction in the early stages, and has given rise to profitable businesses, such as MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF).
MOTA is not a pot play.
MOTA is not a hemp play.
MOTA is a profitable eCommerce play that’s built itself on favorable relationships with its suppliers, and an innate gift of acquiring new customers through savvy marketing and funnels.
This is a multi-million dollar revenue generating business, designed to grow rapidly… and growing rapidly is exactly what it has done.
Thanks to its zero-inventory business model, MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF) has the ability to shift on the fly, and deliver to customers what they desire when they desire it.
If the market sees an uptick in demand for gummies… MOTA has that covered.
If the market sees an uptick in demand for coffee, oil, topical rubs or anything else that’s derived from hemp-oil ingredients… MOTA has those covered too.
This is why the company was able to instantly launch, market, and sell its latest line of herbal immune support products so quickly.
And it provides next-day shipping, with 1-5 day delivery, through the reliable USPS system.
The bulk of the inventory risk is taken on by the suppliers, as MOTA can supply through its relationships on demand through each order.
MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF) is built as a marketing, sales, and distribution empire, with an eCommerce specialty in a market currently untouched by the biggest eCommerce players in the game…
MOTA is engaged in TWO major markets for these products as well… including a market expected to reach around USD$1.8 billion by 2022 in the US alone14, and in Europe by 400% by 2023 to a total value of $1.7 billion15.
And it’s doing so, under the leadership of eCommerce veterans who have the experience to handle all types of challenges and demands, in order to meet the needs of their customers.
POTENTIALLY UNDERVALUED REVENUE VS MKT CAP
Unless you’re a trained and licensed analyst, it’s very difficult to determine whether a company is undervalued or not, especially in the pot and hemp industries. Most companies are “vertically-integrated” and try to do too many things that leads to unprofitability.
But in the case of MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF), this is a business that is now PROFITABLE. One cannot ignore how disproportionate its revenues are versus its market cap—especially when compared to other players in the sector who sell products similar to those in MOTA’s portfolio and are losing a significant amount of money.
Pot- and Hemp-Derived Comparables
* – Revenue figures originally reported in CAD at an exchange rate of CAD$1.4 per USD.
NOTE: All prices taken at midday on March 26, 2020
While the bigger players have a lot more vertically-integrated infrastructure in place, it can’t be ignored that the value the market is giving MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF) today is not commensurate to their revenue.
And these revenues only account for sales from the recently acquired First Class brand line, and not that of the other European-based Sativida brand.
The company has plans to not only bring the popular Sativida brand into the US market, but also will take its expertise into the EU market to acquire more customers for the company’s streamlined eCommerce platform.
Now with added resources, and months more of market exposure and brand growth in hand, there’s a lot to look forward to, in terms of potential revenue growth.
Already with new products such as herbal immune system support from First Class, the company has shown it can quickly acquire new customers for its portfolio. As the company continues to gain new customers, sales in 2020 are looking optimistic.
EU EXPANSION UNDERWAY
When MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF) acquired the brand Sativida earlier this year, it gained an important entry point into a significant market.
Sativida is a leading European-based online retailer of 100% organic products with hemp-oil ingredients. Products include oils and cosmetics, which are marketed across Europe, and are in the process of expansion into the USA.
The company has already applied for its Novel Foods permit, which allows products to be sold in the EU.
Sativida products are currently distributed in Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
It’s already popular, as one of the top search-ranked online retailers in Spain and Mexico.
The award winning product line is known for its minimal heavy metal content, and accurate levels of hemp-derived ingredients.
Using Sativida’s EU-based supply chain and regulatory compliance, MOTA can and will also launch its First Class product line in Europe.
DEEP eCOMMERCE AND LEGAL POT/HEMP EXPERIENCE FROM THE TOP DOWN
Ryan Hoggan – Chief Executive Officer
Ryan Hoggan took over the leadership of MOTA after the acquisition of the First Class from his other company Unified Funding, LLC, of which he is a Partner and former President. He brings over 18 years of leadership, global business development and entrepreneurship experience in the health equipment, medical devices and natural health products sectors. Since 2014, he’s given considerable attention in his work towards hemp-based products and essential oils. At the head of Unified Funding, the business has generated a database of over 4.5 million customer records, and facilitated over $200 million in consumer transactions from more than one million paying customers in sectors such as beauty, nutrition, and hemp-based products.
Joel Shacker – President
Joel Shacker has worked extensively in the legal pot/hemp and finance space over the past six years and sat on the board of directors for the publicly trading legal pot/hemp lifestyle company Weekend Unlimited Inc. He’s been in charge of leading the expansion into international legal pot/hemp markets and has overseen and developed operations from the ground up. He entered the legal pot/hemp space by founding an extraction company which specialized in licensing proprietary formulas to producers.
Clifford Starke – Director
Clifford Starke is the Chairman of Bermuda-based merchant bank Hampstead Private Capital, which is focused on financing and advising small to mid-market, fast growth companies. Over the course of the last five years, Starke has focused on the legal pot/hemp sector and has acted as a founder, early stage shareholder, financier, advisor and director to multiple cannabis companies in sub-sectors ranging from genetics, cultivation, distribution, and e-commerce that have cumulatively generated over $3 billion dollars of market capitalization. He’s currently the CEO of Franchise, a leading European focused pharmaceutical pot/hemp company with distribution networks across eighteen countries and is the current market leader in Germany.
Noah Laith – CEO of Sativida
In 2016, Noah Laith founded Sativida, an award-winning patient-centered Medical hemp-ingredient company in Spain and has been leading its expansion into international legal pot/hemp markets. Mr. Laith is frequently called upon to share his insights into property investing and entrepreneurship as a keynote speaker and shared stages with Bryan Tracy, Robert Allen, Kevin Harrington and many others. Mr. Laith holds a Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam.
MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF) is an established ecommerce retailer of hemp-derived products in Europe and the USA. The company is backed by two flagship brands, namely First Class and Sativida. First Class comes with an already established a customer base of 150,000 customers, an additional +500,000 potential new customer leads, and +USD$21M in sales last year with EBITDA of US$2.63M.
to Further Examine MOTA Ventures Corp. (CSE:MOTA (OTC:PEMTF)
Coming off 832% Sales Growth in February 2020 over the same period last year.
Launched new immune system support product, and acquired 1,838 new customers in the first week after launch.
Flagship First Class hemp-oil formula product line generated over US $21M in sales in 2019, is already profitable, and boasts a current customer base of 142,000 customers
Zero-inventory business strategy removes risk and allows MOTA to shift focus with each shift in consumer demand.
Profitable eCommerce platform, set for expansion into the EU with the acquisition of the Sativida product line, which opens the door for First Class sales in EU as well.
Compared to other companies in the hemp-derived products sector, MOTA is still being given a market cap value of only 0.58X its revenue.
Veteran leadership team with legal pot/hemp and eCommerce experience.