1. Anthony built our online store www.hillcrestrxpharm.xyz
Anthony designed all of our print, virtual promotional materials and advised us on how to successfully operate an online business. He is an amazingly talented and innovative designer, we gave him 5 stars because of his work, exceeding our expectations 10-fold, advising us on online business operations, (the first 40 days, our profits soared, we have been running at 43.7% over projections since we met Anthony) and his biggest attribute is his negotiating skills in addition to his network (example, we have solid sources for our Rx suppliers) Anthony felt we were paying too much, (his commission is quite high for what he negotiates).
His negotiating, cut our costs by 45% and suppliers who wouldn't negotiate, he introduced us to suppliers within his network who would work with us at prices which Anthony negotiated on our behalf.
2. Anthony does have his faults, he's not perfect, and an honest review, we feel should discuss the good and bad.
Anthony is all business, his personality is that he is there to do a job, and that's it, he has no inner personal skills (thankfully his services don't include customer service, as he has little to no patiences, and God forbid if he has to repeat himself)
3. During our initial consultation, he listened and took notes, he is very forward. He told us he will research and complete the project the way he feels is best for the business, even if that finished product doesn't include any of our ideas and/or visions. Anthony required us, and said he requires all of his clients to sign an agreement "basically we gave Anthony, pre-approval on whatever he decides to create by signing his agreement."
As Anthony doesn't do drafts and never asked for our opinion, after the initial consultation. Anthony did his thing and let us tell you, his thing is efficient, effective and kept us under budget (his work didn't disappoint, what we had hoped for).
If you don't mind giving someone complete control, and having absolutely no decision making ability and the finished product, hands down the best for the cost, Anthony is the perfect choice. His work, and creativity speaks for itself, plus his business knowledge and network his are perfect, he calls and people actually jump.
However if you have a vision, and want your ideas visual in the finished job (we would advise you not to use Anthony). As ultimately what we (his clients) wanted, seemed not to matter to him, he only cares about what is best and profitable for the business. My partner actually made the mistake asking about our vision, Anthony's people made my partner feel quite small. Reminding him that he signed full artistic control and creativity over to Anthony.
A highlight in Anthony, beyond his creativity, is he and his team being very upfront and authentic, they explain what he does, how he does it and what your agreeing to before they accept your deposit (we had to put a deposit of 60% of his total estimate, only after we agreed to all his stipulations). The final bill for the online store and advertising materials was 23% under his estimate budget.
My partner and I determined about 3 months later, we wanted Anthony to takeover negotiations for us, this is something Anthony is very good at, he knows wholesale vs. retail values and can makes deals with pretty much anybody. Personality wise he is much more human, and treated us like we had a place in knowing what was going on, as he did our negotiations for us (we never could figure out why). His fee in our opinion was high for negotiations but he earned it, saved us and continues to save us a ton in cost.