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In this podcast, we talk about how automation can make your workload easier for your manual work, ways to use automation outside your business, new offers by Alloy Automation, and more. Sara Du’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saradu Sara Du’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/saraduit Website: https://runalloy.com/ Honest Ecommerce is a weekly p…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: When you build a business realize that your community of clients may be more valuable than the money they give you. You can always build additional products and services that they need. But without an audience, you have no business. It’s okay to provide different amounts of com…
 
On this podcast, we talk about how to push for more content, the focus on customer-centric strategies, why traditional media is having a resurgence, and so much more! Kyle Brucculeri is the Vice President of Marketing at gorjana. He has over a decade of experience in marketing and brand building for both national and regional brands and companies. …
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: You can often dominate a local business niche by implementing current marketing and technology (e.g. residential cleaning) People often get excited about new tech (drones, 3D printing, etc…) but their enthusiasm wavers before the breakthrough tech makes a sizable impact on the …
 
In this podcast, we talk about scaling Ecommerce brands from an agency and brand owner’s perspective, what it’s like working with smaller agencies, how beneficial subscriptions can be, and more. Jordan West’s LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jordan-west-marketer Jordan West’s Podcast: https://mindfulmarketing.co/secrets-to-scaling Website: http…
 
Jonathan Edwards is the CEO of Nuzest USA, a plant-based nutrition company that is dedicated to creating a world that thrives on plant-based nutrition. On this podcast, we talk about the unlikely connection between the punk ethos and Ecom success, how to overcome the grind, why you should create content just for the sake of it, and so much more! To…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: Plant a lot of seeds in the early stages of your business and see what grows. You may be surprised by the results. Action Steps: Sell the vision to large companies (think IBM, Google, Amazon) in order to get a sponsorship Ask school teachers in your area to send you students th…
 
In this podcast, we talk about how customer lifetime value (LTV) works, why your returning customers are a big part of your market, the channels you need to use to scale quickly, and more. Daniel Budai’s Linkedin: https://hu.linkedin.com/in/budaidaney Budai Media Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129713987605915 Website: https://www.t…
 
Josh Firestone is the CMO of Bearbottom Clothing, a rapidly growing men's fashion brand on a mission to become the go-to for the most versatile, comfortable, and wearable everyday threads. On this podcast, we talk about the passion in the people of Ecommerce, why you should avoid getting too much in the weeds, the importance of patience in your onl…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: Startups like Uber and GreenPal succeeded by giving the common person a top-tier experience Action Steps: Get a job as a concierge in a luxury hotel and note the ingredients essential to a smooth, positive and remarkable check in experience Discover ways to automate the most re…
 
In this podcast, we talk about how the pandemic has affected marketing, why you need a timeline for your campaigns, keeping the message parallel between digital and offline, and more. Laurel has a J.D/M.B.A from Rutgers University and her background uniquely prepared her to run a successful agency. Laurel created Elevate My Brand, an agency serving…
 
Steve O’Dell is the CEO & Co-Founder of Tenzo Tea. He’s passionate about giving back to causes that help people and help the planet, as well as mentoring new entrepreneurs. On this podcast, we talk about the early mistakes on the beginnings of Tenzo, the hardest part of running a brand, letting go of tasks for your growth, and so much more! To lear…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: Aside from the hype, there are many smart people excited about the practical potential of blockchain and NFTs Steveblank.com offers an incredible resource for entrepreneurs There are multi-billion dollar opportunities for companies that help crypto “cross the chasm,” making it …
 
In this podcast, we talk about why SEO marketing is important, what's the playbook like for creating content, increasing brand and product awareness, and so much more. Greg Digneo’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregdigneo Greg Digneo’s Email: greg@contentguppy.com Website: https://contentguppy.com/ Honest Ecommerce is a weekly podcast, community & …
 
Nora is a Brand Manager at Printful, an on-demand printing and warehousing company that helps people turn their ideas into brands. On this podcast, we talk about the advantages of print-on-demand vs alternatives, the various printing technologies at Printful, things to think about when starting an apparel brand, and so much more! To learn more, vis…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: Successful businesses are incredibly focused. This often manifests as simplicity. When you’ve got high volume you can negotiate credit card fees down to 1% Action Steps: Contact political candidates and pitch them on the benefits of a more transparent fundraising and spending p…
 
In this podcast, we talk about the benefits of using retailer channels, how brands can start selling on other marketplaces, what makes a product sell, and more. Zach is the co-founder of DotCom Partners He is a brand storyteller and an advocate for all things marketing. Zach Toste’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zach-toste-40284428 Website:…
 
Matt Edmundson is the CEO of the Jersey Company, a group of health, wellness and beauty companies that deliver products and services to over 120,000 loyal customers and achieved global sales of $75 million. On this podcast, we talk about why you should improve your customer service as soon as possible, how you can create your own marketing edge, th…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: There’s no need to partner with a developer if you haven’t already built a relationship. Agencies encounter great app ideas all the time but don’t have the bandwidth to pursue them. Hire the most expensive resource you can afford. Shopify is rapidly expanding their API access; …
 
In this podcast, we talk about how 3D, AR, and virtual photography can change the customer experience, how it works, who can use this software, and more. Marc is the VP of marketing at Threekit. His goal is to help companies customize their products in 3D, augmented reality, and virtual photography. Before Threekit, Marc spent a decade as an entrep…
 
Ryan Lunka is the co-founder and CEO of Blended Edge, a company helping software teams deliver product integrations faster, easier, and more cost effectively. On this podcast, we talk about why there might be no reason you’ll go custom, opposing the “IBM Approach”, the ecosystems at work in your business, and so much more! To learn more, visit: htt…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: If an idea is doomed to fail, it’s best to find that out as soon as possible. You don’t want to get stuck in the uncertain middle ground Action Steps: Research what happened to defunct trip planning apps (WorldMate, Google Trips, Kayak Trip Huddle) Talk with unsatisfied users o…
 
In this podcast, we talk about the pain points of Ecommerce merchants, how to streamline a customer’s purchase, what brands should do to build retention, and more. Harvey runs Blueprint, an all-in-one eCommerce SMS and WhatsApp platform for consumer brands. He’s also an ex-professional footballer who loves skateboarding and Japan. Harvey Hodd’s Lin…
 
Ben Parr is one of the co-founders of Octane AI, a platform to fuel faster growth and personalization with Quizzes, Facebook Messenger & SMS automation, and opt-in tools. On this podcast, we talk about the benefits of providing a “concierge” on your online store, how Octane AI’s Shop Quiz can help your business to grow exponentially, the fun and bo…
 
In this podcast, we talk about how to build better relationships with your customers, ways to utilize your knowledge about your products, why you shouldn’t only focus on convenience or transactions, and so much more. Dave Cherry, principal of Cherry Advisory, LLC, is a thought leader, executive strategist and speaker. He helps clients in the custom…
 
David Henzel is the Founder of LTVplus and a veteran entrepreneur who has been building in the saas and e-com space for over 20 years. He had multiple exits, including MaxCDN. On this podcast, we talk about using passion to find your product-market fit, business books that can make you more successful, why providing an excellent customer experience…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: The competitor software you create for early adopters may appeal by solving a specific complaint they have about the dominant solution. Later other’s will join just to join the crowd. Action Steps: Investigate why people log in to LinkedIn; prioritize those functions in the new…
 
In this podcast, we talk about Unbound Merino’s upsell motivators on their website, why upselling works, how custom integrations can improve your AOV, and more. Daniel is the co-founder of Unbound Merino, a clothing company that showcases high-quality merino wool clothing. Daniel Demsky’s LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/dandemsky Website: http…
 
Jeremy Horowitz is an expert in Ecommerce SMS Marketing and Product Launches, who helps brands build profitable 6-Figure per-year SMS programs through his agency Messenger Mastermind. On this podcast, we talk about how brands can be successful in running SMS campaigns, how to get more people on your list, the timeliest way to send messages to custo…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: You can license an expensive domain name, if you need it for SEO or marketing but don’t have the capital in your business yet. If a client takes advantage of you or your idea gets stolen consider the odds of it happening again before wasting time on reparation or retaliation. A…
 
In this podcast, we talk about the types of partnerships for brands, why brands shouldn’t avoid it, steps towards your initial partnership, and more. Conner is the founder & CEO of co-op commerce which is a modern network of brands growing together. Conner Sherline LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/connersherline Website: https://www.coopcommer…
 
Theresa is the founder of Fiery Feather. She is a culturally focused process champion and productivity expert. Her mission is to help teams get things done while enjoying their journey. On this episode, we talk about the difference between productivity and efficiency, managing your time as a solopreneur, keeping the human touch in productivity, and…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: Being new to an industry can be an advantage. It allows you to follow a template without getting distracted. Action Steps: Target mid- to top-tier writers and offer to create a high-end podcast for them Court former clients of Book in a Box as your clients and create a success …
 
In this podcast, we talk about the benefits of customer journey buying, how you can compare it with cross-selling, upselling, and bundling, attributions of sales and more. Ross is an entrepreneur and a specialist in Ecommerce. He founded ShopCreatify in 2015 and loves every second of working with their great Ecommerce merchant clients. Ross Allchor…
 
Prashant Mehta is the founder of Conscious Step. It’s a sustainable sock company that uses the majority of its profits to support leading nonprofit organizations. On this episode, we talk about Prashant’s humble beginnings, the growth of his business, his advocacy of giving back to the community, and so much more! To learn more, visit: http://hones…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: The USDA offers grants and special loans for first-time farmers You can often succeed in an old industry (e.g. restaurants, hotels) by simply following modern best practices Don’t underestimate the value of employing amazing people in the hospitality industry Action Steps: Rese…
 
In this podcast, we talk about customer retention through post-purchase, ways to make your post-purchase campaign more effective, how subscriptions can help Ecommerce, and more. Val Geisler’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovevalgeisler Val Geisler’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lovevalgeisler Fix My Churn Website: https://fixmychurn.com/ V…
 
Colin McIntosh is Founder & CEO of Sheets & Giggles, a sustainable but funny-first bedding brand based in Denver, Colorado. On this podcast, we talk about why Colin chose Indiegogo over Kickstarter, how much time and money gets invested on crowdfunding campaigns, being very careful of predatory crowdfunding agencies, and so much more! To learn more…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: “Never, ever, think about something else when you should be thinking about the power of incentives.” -Charlie Munger Action Steps: Determine what niche you are going to sell in first Optimal co-founders might be content and SEO experts Build an in-house SEO team Fundraise Get p…
 
In this podcast, we talk about how brands can use headless, different examples of what headless is, why you need to use headless, and more. Nick is the co-founder of Shogun, an angel investor, and an Ecommerce tech geek. Nick Raushenbush’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickraushenbush Website: https://getshogun.com/ Honest Ecommerce is a we…
 
On this episode, we talk about missing in-person meetups, Vivian’s crazy turnaround story, choosing to be productive amidst the pandemic, and so much more! Vivian is the Founder & CEO of KinkyCurlyYaki, a Business Empowerment Coach, a Shopify Expert, and an all around dope lady. To learn more, visit: http://honestecommerce.co Resources: Vivian’s we…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: Content creators aren’t satisfied with social media platforms owning their distribution channels Action Steps: Partner with a Twitter influencer looking to monetize their brand through email marketing (search for users recommending Mailbrew). Presell the product to validate it.…
 
In this video, we talk about the importance of upselling, cross-selling, and why you should increase your average order value. Kelly Vaughn is the CEO and founder of The Taproom, a Shopify Plus agency rooted in Atlanta. Kelly and her team have helped hundreds of Shopify merchants build successful marketing strategies; map out customer journeys that…
 
Liz Armbruester is senior vice president of global compliance operations at Avalara. On this podcast, we talk about the complexities of taxes, what are the considerations to keep in mind aside from sales taxes, when should store owners think about tax automation, and so much more! To learn more, visit: http://honestecommerce.co Resources: Liz’s Lin…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: Almost half (40-60%) of the overhead is creating and selling carbon offsets is legal compliance, accounting, auditing “The world’s first trillionaire will be made in climate change.” - Chamath Palihapitiya Climate tech investing is growing 5X faster than overall VC from 2013-20…
 
In this podcast, we talk about how to get started on buying businesses, the advantage of buying a business compared to starting one from scratch, the important things to consider when buying one and so much more. Jaryd Krause is the Founder and CEO of Buying Online Businesses, the world’s largest community of people buying and selling successful we…
 
On this podcast, we talk about having success in talent marketplaces, maintaining relationships when working with multiple agencies, the importance of having secondary KPIs, and so much more! Niccoló Gloazzo, CRO (conversion rate optimization) & Growth at Kettle & Fire To learn more, visit: http://honestecommerce.co Resources: Niccoló’s website: ni…
 
In this podcast, we discuss why brands should have TikTok, techniques to improve your videos, why you need to utilize trends, and more. Jeff Couret is a digital marketing expert, SEOak company president, and a social media influencer. Jeff Couret’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-couret Jeff Couret’s email: jeff@seoak.co Jeff Couret’s Ti…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: You need some protectable “secret sauce” if selling components in a big industry (like flying cars). Otherwise, manufacturers will continually drive down your pricing by forcing you to compete with copycats for their business Creating networking events can launch you from novic…
 
Jeff McRitchie is the VP of Global Ecommerce at Spiral Binding where he is responsible for digital marketing, and Ecommerce for MyBinding.com, SpiralBinding.com, and Binding101.com. On this podcast, we talked about helping fellow store owners with SEO strategy, auditing, planning, product page optimization and so much more! To learn more, visit: ht…
 
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