Press & Podcasts

    • A red rectangle with white text that reads "Featured on Redfin." The word "Redfin" is in larger, bold letters.

      11 Modern ‘80s Design Tips from the Pros

      Our CEO Alex was mentioned as a Modern ‘80s design expert on the Redfin blog! Check out the article we were featured in!

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    • Text reads "Featured On Rent." in blue and black letters. The word "Rent" is written in the largest font size with a blue dot at the end of the word.

      The Pros and Cons of Furnished Apartments

      Our CEO Alex was featured on the Rent.com blog discussing furnished apartments! Check out the article he was featured in!

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    • Featured On Apartment Guide" is displayed in bold red and black text on a white background.

      Designers Weigh in on MCM Design

      Our CEO Alex was mentioned as a local expert on the Apartment Guide blog! Check out the article we were featured in!

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    • A promotional image featuring two headshots labeled "Angela Brown" and "Alex Back." The image has bold text reading "Defeating Difficult Couch Stains." In the bottom left corner, there's an illustration of various cleaning supplies.

      Ask a House Cleaner with Angela Brown

      Pair text with an image to focus on your chosen product, collection, or blog post. Add details on availability, style, or even provide a review.

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    • Image showing the logo for Furniture Today, with the text "Featured In FT" at the top. The Furniture Today logo includes the text "Part of the BRIDGETOWER MEDIA network" beneath it. The "T" in Furniture Today is stylized within a color circle.

      E-comm vet hopes ‘Couch’ = opportunity

      Our CEO Alex shares details about his latest endeavor, Couch.com, and how it will forever change the way people shop for sofas.

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    • A square graphic with a checkered blue and yellow background. Text reads "Decorating by the Book" in red and "With Suzy Chase" in black. A red ribbon across the right side says "UNPLUGGED" in white.

      Decorating by the Book with Suzy Chase

      Alex gives Suzy the scoop on all things sofa-related & shares how Couch.com is simplifying & revolutionizing couch-buying.

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    • Designed by Wingnut Social

      Guest host Liz Potarazu of LP & Co chats with Alex about how people are buying couches these days & about how AI is playing a role in interior design & retail.

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    • A smiling man with short hair and a beard, wearing a dark polka-dot shirt, is pictured next to text that reads "Delivering a High Touch Experience for Online Retail with Alex Back" and a "Rooted in Retail" logo at the bottom left.

      Rooted in Retail with Crystal Vilkaitis

      Alex shares tips & tools to help retailers market, evolve, and think outside of the box with Crystal, a world-class social media expert & the founder of Crystal Media.

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    • A promotional image for a podcast titled "Welcome Home to the Suburbs" featuring Jill Kalman. The text below reads, "Everything you need to know about sofas with Couch.com." Jill Kalman is smiling, with the podcast logo on the left.

      Welcome Home to the Suburbs with Jill Kalman

      Alex talks with Jill, an Interior Designer, about the central part of any living space & one of the biggest investments in your home: THE SOFA!

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    • A split image with the words "fig & farm at home with Dani Watson" and "Decor On A Budget To Style Your Cozy Home." On the left is a cozy living space with light furniture and on the right, a woman holding a mug sits on a white wood floor.

      Fig & Farm at Home with Dani Watson

      Alex & Dani chat about how listeners can utilize Couch.com to help them battle intimidation throughout the sofa-shopping experience.

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    • A promotional image for 'The Kara Goldin Show' featuring a photo of the host, a woman with long red hair, and a guest, Alex Back, a man with short brown hair and a beard. The background is dark with white and light blue text.

      The Kara Goldin Show

      Alex chats with Kara Goldin (founder of Hint) & discusses his journey as a serial entrepreneur in this no-holds-barred discussion. Learn how to overcome long odds on the road to start-up success.

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    • Podcast cover for "Resilient by Design" episode 218, titled "Getting clients to trust your design choices." It shows two speakers, a woman on the left and a man on the right, against a white background with a green microphone icon.

      Resilient by Design with Rebecca Hay

      Alex chats with Interior Design expert Rebecca and offers a unique perspective on furniture buying and all that it entails.

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    • The image features a digital promotional banner for "MediaScape: Insights from Digital Changemakers" with a photo of Alex Back from Couch.com in the center. The background includes digital graphics and a cityscape with light streaks, suggesting technological themes.

      MEDIASCAPE: Conversations with Digital Changemakers

      Alex chats with Anika Jackson at USC about how creating a seamless, engaging online presence can lead to consumer loyalty & overall success.

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    • Featured On Apartment Guide" is displayed in bold red and black text on a white background.

      Renting a Furnished Apartment: Pros & Cons

      Our CEO Alex was named a local expert on ApartmentGuide! Check out the article we were featured in that breaks down the pros & cons of furnished apartments!

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    • A digital artwork featuring two robots with geometric bodies in discussion. The title reads, "The Art of A.I." with a blue circle in the middle containing the text "Couch.com with Alex Black." The bottom also reads, "Trustworthy AI for Business" and "Jerry Cuomo.

      The Art of AI for Business with Jerry Cuomo

      Esteemed IBM fellow, Jerry Cuomo, interviews Alex to find out more about Couch.com and how AI tools are making it a special place to shop.

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    • Image showing the logo for Furniture Today, with the text "Featured In FT" at the top. The Furniture Today logo includes the text "Part of the BRIDGETOWER MEDIA network" beneath it. The "T" in Furniture Today is stylized within a color circle.

      Don’t let the A.I. Revolution Start Without You

      Our CEO Alex shares his expert insights on the growing uses and benefits of Artificial Intelligence tools in retail.

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    • Black and white promotional image for the "If I Was Starting Today" podcast with Jim Huffman. The image features photos of two men, labeled Jim Huffman and Alex Back. Text: "Alex Back, CEO of Couch.com". The title "STARTING" is highlighted in yellow.

      If I Was Starting Today with Jim Huffman

      Alex chats with Jim (the CEO of GrowthHit) all about the strategy and tactics of bootstrapping and growing an e-commerce business from the ground up.

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    • A minimalist logo on a white background with gray text. The logo features a square outline with the words "Legends of Home" in a cursive font and "PODCAST" in capital letters below it.

      Legends of Home with Jonathan Wilson

      Alex chats with Jonathan Wilson, Vice President of Strategic Partner Success at Legends Furniture, about how Couch.com is shaking things up.

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    • Two men are pictured against a black background. Text reads "This Week in Small Business" and "From Cruise Ship Singer to Furniture CEO." The man on the left has shoulder-length hair and is wearing a pink shirt. The man on the right has short hair and a beard, and is wearing a dark shirt.

      This Week in Small Business with Eytan Bensoussan

      Alex joins Eytan, the CEO of Northone, a connected banking application, to tell his origin story and to discuss the ever-evolving digital landscape.

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    • A promotional image for Dynamic Logistix features five men in front of a warehouse backdrop filled with shelves of boxes. A drone hovers in the center. Text reads "WHAT THE RUCK?!?" in large red letters on the left.

      FreightWaves' WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

      Alex chats with host Timothy Dooner about all the ways in which Couch.com is revolutionizing the way people will shop for sofas in the future.

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    • A teal square graphic with a geometric background features a microphone icon above the text "E-Commerce Secrets to Scale." Below, the logo for "Ranksey Digital Marketing" is displayed with an abstract gear design.

      Ecommerce Secrets to Scale with Tanner Scott

      Tanner Scott, founder of the e-commerce marketing agency, Ranksey, chats with Alex about what it means to be bullish in Affiliate Marketing in 2024.

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    • A podcast cover featuring a smiling man with a beard, wearing a dark jacket, against a blue and teal background with blue coins. The title reads "Journey To An 8-Figure E-Commerce Business with Emmanuel Eleyae.

      Journey To An 8-Figure E-Commerce Business with Emmanuel Eleyae

      Alex & Emmanuel chat about whether e-commerce brands should focus on SEO at the onset of their business, among many other facets of the industry.

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    • Promo image for the Grit Daily Startup podcast featuring John Biggs. The text reads "EP: 308 The Couch Crew and the Perfect Sit." The image includes headshots of two men: one smiling in front of a beach, and another with gray hair against a dark background.

      Grit Daily Startup Show with John Biggs

      Tune in to hear Alex share with John just how Couch.com is simplifying the sofa search, making it as relaxing as lying on your perfect couch.

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    • Two smiling men are featured on a blue background with the text "ECOM PULSE with Eitan Koter" above them. The bottom banner reads "The Future of Furniture Shopping with Alex Back from Couch.com".

      eCom Pulse with Eitan Koter

      Eitan Koter, the CEO of Vimmi, a popular shoppable video platform, interviews Alex to get his insights on the furniture industry and e-commerce in 2024.

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    • Promotional image for The eComOps Podcast featuring Alex Back, CEO & Founder of Couch.com, and Norbert Strapler, Podcast Host and CEO of SyncSpider, discussing "Revolutionizing Furniture Shopping: How Innovation Drives Success." Powered by SyncSpider.

      eCom Ops Podcast with Norbert Strappler

      Norbert (the CEO of SyncSpider) sits down with Alex to explore the insights & experiences that have shaped his career & his vision for the future of e-commerce.

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    • A promotional image for the podcast "eCommerce Fastlane," Season 7, Episode 321 titled "Dream To Domain: The Strategic Acquisition And Growth Of Couch.com." It features a photo of guest Alex Back and logos for Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube.

      eCommerce FASTLANE with Steve Hutt

      Shopify veteran Steve talks with Alex about the beginnings of Couch.com- from ideation to acquisition of the domain. They talk everything Shopify & beyond.

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    • A promotional image for "The D2Z Podcast" featuring the text "Business Growth with a Gen Z Mindset." The image shows a smiling man with a beard, arms crossed, and labeled as Alex Back, Founder & CEO @ Couch.com. The background is a combination of white and green.

      The D2Z Podcast with Brandon Amoroso

      Alex is interviewed by Brandon Amoroso, Founder of Electriq. They discuss the bones and business model of Couch.com and current trends in 2024.

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    • Cover image for a podcast titled "Jason Wojo Paid Ad Secrets." It features a smiling man in a white shirt against a dark background with faint curved lines. The text is in bold yellow and white, with a small sound wave graphic below the title.

      Paid Ad Secrets with Jason Wojo

      Alex talks with Jason, a serial entrepreneur and founder of the full-service digital marketing agency, Wojo Media about buying domains and things to avoid.

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    • Image promoting a podcast titled "How to Grow Your eCommerce Business Podcast." The graphic features a shopping cart with a plant growing out of it, with currency symbols on the leaves. The background is green with white and black text.

      How to Grow Your eCommerce Business with Trevor Ginn

      Trevor is an e-commerce expert and author of the book, How to Grow Your eCommerce Business. In this episode, he gets Alex's advice on AI and AI applications.

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    • Podcast episode cover with the text: "Episode 535: 2024 Strategies To Success Strategies Of A Serial E-Commerce Entrepreneur. Secrets To Scaling Your E-Commerce Brand." Two men are pictured; the left is labeled "Alex Back, Founder & CEO of couch" and the right "Jordan West, CEO of Up Growth.

      Secrets to Scaling your Ecommerce Brand with Jordan West

      In this episode, Jordan (Brand and Agency Owner) and Alex discuss the fascinating journey of building an e-commerce business in the furniture industry.

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    • A graphic titled "Fueling Business Growth: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Marketing and AI with Alex Back" by ProRelevant. It includes hexagonal images of a lion and a robot, along with geometric design elements on a dark background.

      The Backstory on Marketing & AI with Guy Powell

      Alex sits down with Guy, the visionary President of ProRelevant Marketing Solutions, to share how to use e-commerce to fuel business growth.

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    • A black background features the logo and title "The ECommerce Edge" with a sword icon dividing the words. Text below reads "With Jason Greenwood." At the bottom center, there's an image of a microphone with the word "podcast" below it.

      THE ECOMMERCE EDGE Podcast with Jason Greenwood

      Alex joins Jason, founder of Greenwood Consulting, to chat about how AI is transforming e-commerce in the furniture industry.

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    • Image showing two men, each in separate frames, against a black background with colorful text in between them. The text reads "Ai Training Podcast, Episode 17." The man on the left is labeled as Mark Latimer, and the man on the right is labeled as Alex Back.

      Ai Training Podcast with Mark Latimer

      Mark Latimer has devoted his life and career to getting people feeling comfortable with AI and the many tools that it provides. He and Alex talk AI and business.

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    • Text on a grey background reads "THE HARD TRUTH about B2B eCommerce" with each part of the text inside white speech bubbles. The word "about" is written in a smaller bubble that overlaps with the larger bubble containing the rest of the text.

      The Hard Truth About B2B eCommerce with Isaiah Bollinger

      Alex & Isaiah discuss the complexities of eCommerce in the furniture industry & how learning to embrace them can lead to better results.

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    • Promotional graphic for the "What's Working in E-Commerce" podcast, hosted by Eagan Heath. It features headshots of Eagan Heath and guest Alex Back against a backdrop mentioning "From 0 to $40 Million: Alex's Blueprint for DTC Growth" and the Asymmetric logo.

      What's Working in E-Commerce with Eagan Heath

      Alex chats with Eagan about the challenges of growing a DTC business, focusing on marketing strategies such as affiliate marketing.

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    • Promotional graphic for Episode 214 of "The Product Startup Podcast." Text reads ‚ÄúAffiliate Marketing for D2C Sales of Inventions.‚Äù Features guest Alex Back with a headshot and host Kevin Mako with a headshot at the bottom. Mako Design + Invent logo at the bottom.

      The Product Startup Podcast with Kevin Mako

      Alex explores the fundamental principles of affiliate marketing & how the channel can boost the success of a business with Kevin, founder of Mako Design + Invent.

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    • A smiling man with a beard, wearing a plaid shirt, stands in front of a wall with framed pictures. Text on the image: "eCommerce Marketing Podcast," "Alex Back, CEO of Couch.com," and "The New Era of Affiliate Marketing.

      eCommerce Marketing Podcast with Arlen Robinson

      Alex sits down with Arlen and shares some actionable strategies on how to be successful within the new era of affiliate marketing.

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    • Image of a podcast promotion for "The Product Market Fit Show." The background features blue geometric patterns. Text on the image reads, "He sold couches online before IKEA did. He grew to $40M/year and exited." A smiling man identified as Alex Back is shown. The footer includes "APT 2B.

      The Product Market Fit Show with Pablo Srugo

      In this episode, Alex chats with Pablo, a Partner at Mistral VC, all about his experiences as a founder of multiple start-ups and about finding product-market fit.

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    People are talking about Couch.com!

    Welcome to the Press page of Couch.com, your source for the latest news, media coverage, and insights from our CEO, Alex Back, and our team of furniture experts. Couch.com is revolutionizing the way people shop for couches, sofas, sectionals, sleeper sofas, pull out couches, and leather couches.

    Featured Articles and Mentions

    Redfin Blog: In "11 Modern ‘80s Design Tips from the Pros," our CEO Alex was highlighted for his expertise in modern ‘80s design.

    Rent.com Blog: Alex shared his insights on "The Pros and Cons of Furnished Apartments," discussing the benefits and drawbacks of furnished living spaces.

    Apartment Guide: In the article "Designers Weigh in on MCM Design," Alex was recognized as a local expert in Mid-Century Modern design trends.

    Furniture Today: Alex discussed the innovative approach of Couch.com in the article "E-comm vet hopes ‘Couch’ = opportunity," detailing how our platform is changing the sofa shopping experience.

    Podcast Features

    Ask a House Cleaner with Angela Brown: Alex joins Angela to discuss strategies for "Defeating Difficult Couch Stains," providing practical cleaning tips for maintaining your sofa.

    Decorating by the Book with Suzy Chase: Alex shares his insights on "Decorating by the Book," offering tips on sofa selection and home décor.

    Welcome Home to the Suburbs with Jill Kalman: Alex and Jill Kalman, an Interior Designer, delve into the importance of choosing the right sofa for your home.

    Resilient by Design with Rebecca Hay: Alex provides a unique perspective on furniture buying, discussing the complexities and joys of selecting the perfect pieces for your home.

    Rooted in Retail with Crystal Vilkaitis: Alex offers valuable tips and tools for retailers to market and evolve, emphasizing the importance of a customer-focused approach in the furniture industry.

    The Kara Goldin Show: Alex talks with Kara Goldin, founder of Hint, about his journey as a serial entrepreneur and the story behind Couch.com.

    MediaScape: Conversations with Digital Changemakers: Alex chats with Anika Jackson at USC about creating a seamless online presence to foster consumer loyalty.

    The Art of AI for Business with Jerry Cuomo: Esteemed IBM fellow, Jerry Cuomo, interviews Alex about how AI tools are enhancing the shopping experience on Couch.com.

    The eComOps Podcast with Norbert Strappler: Alex and Norbert discuss innovative strategies for revolutionizing furniture shopping through e-commerce.

    The eCommerce Edge Podcast with Jason Greenwood: Alex talks about how AI is transforming the furniture industry, making shopping more efficient and personalized.