The story of Main Merch begins in the New York University dorm room of Roy Laniado, Main Merch founder and president, in the Spring of 2005. One afternoon while browsing eBay, Roy noticed a handful of products that he had sold while working at his father’s store, Bargain Beachwear. Realizing that these items were selling for a fairly higher price online, Roy decided that it would be worth the investment to try and sell goods online himself. After an initial purchase from Bargain Beachwear, Roy began selling on eBay as a personal seller.
MainMerch specializes in licensed, pop culture related apparel and merchandise. They sell them across several niche web store fronts.
MO: Was your early interest in entrepreneurship influenced by your father having his own business?