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Hosted by Kunle Campbell, who is an operator of a portfolio of consumer brands, 2X eCommerce is a weekly podcast for ecommerce operators by ecommerce operators. We interview remarkable ecommerce founders and leading enablers of ecommerce growth, with every episode promising to give you at least one growth hypothesis or idea you can test. Our focus is growing your ecommerce revenues from a cross-functional perspective, be it marketing, your tech stack, operations, finance, or customer experie ...
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Talk Commerce

Brent W. Peterson

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If you are seeking new ways to increase your ROI on marketing with your commerce platform, or you may be an entrepreneur who wants to grow your team and be more efficient with your online business. Talk Commerce with Brent W. Peterson draws stories from merchants, marketers, and entrepreneurs who share their experiences in the trenches to help you learn what works and what may not in your business. Keep up with the current news on commerce platforms, marketing trends, and what is new in the ...
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Summary In this episode of Talk Commerce, Brent Peterson interviews Raul Galera, the Partnerships Lead at Referral Candy. They discuss various topics related to e-commerce, including the use of AI in content generation, the challenges of rising ad costs, the importance of organic SEO and customer needs vs. wants, the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber…
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In today's episode of the 2X eCommerce Podcast, we dive into the intricacies of Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) for ecommerce with Matthew Stafford, co-founder of Build Grow Scale. Host Kunle Campbell engages Stafford in a detailed discussion on the key factors that enable ecommerce businesses to grow from their initial million to over $10 milli…
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Summary In this episode of Talk Commerce, Brent Peterson interviews Lin Dai, the CEO and co-founder of Super Logic, a next-generation rewards and loyalty platform. Lin shares his passion for points and miles and his interest in kitesurfing. The conversation focuses on the evolution of rewards programs, the value of loyalty, and the challenges faced…
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Summary Jeremy Toeman, founder of AugX Labs, discusses the importance of video in today's market and the challenges that businesses face in creating video content. He highlights the high demand for video content and the lack of capacity for businesses to create it. To address this, AugX Labs aims to make video creation easier for businesses, partic…
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Summary In this episode of Talk Commerce, Joe Early, the co-founder of Tifosi Optics, shares his insights on crafting customer journeys that dazzle and convert. Tifosi Optics is a leading sunglass manufacturer for the running and biking industry. Joe discusses the challenges of competing in a crowded market and the importance of staying on top of p…
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In today's episode of the 2X eCommerce Podcast, we delve into the remarkable journey of ThriftBooks, the leading secondhand books business in North America. Host Kunle Campbell interviews Mike Ward, the Chief Innovation Officer at ThriftBooks.com, exploring the company's evolution from a startup leveraging Amazon's platform to a dominant force in t…
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Summary In this episode of Talk Commerce, Brent Peterson interviews Brittany Brewer, a freelancer and the Chief Operating Officer of FreeUp. They discuss the gig economy, hiring freelancers, and the importance of freelancing in the economy. Brittany explains how FreeUp differentiates itself from competitors and ensures the quality of freelancers th…
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Summary In this episode of Talk Commerce, Brent Peterson interviews Chase Clymer, an expert in all things Shopify. Chase discusses the most common mistakes that merchants make when setting up their Shopify stores. He highlights three main points: overinvesting in customizations before they're ready, making bad choices in the user experience (UX) of…
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On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by Sabir Semerkant, CEO and Founder of Growth by Sabir, a program designed to maximize the growth potential of a business. The power of yes. Sabir has lived by saying yes throughout his life. His high school guidance counselor’s advice to take his second career option which is to become a computer scientist when …
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Summary In this episode of Talk Commerce, Brent Peterson is joined by Jason Nyhus from Shopware and Vijay Golani from Evrig Solutions. They discuss the challenges faced by mid-market merchants, particularly the increasing costs as their sites get busier. They highlight the recent price increase by Shopify and how it affects merchants. They also del…
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Summary In this episode, Nils Jessen, the co-founder and CEO of Mabel AI, discusses the challenges of conversion tracking in e-commerce and how Mabel AI helps improve data quality and profitability for ad campaigns. He explains the importance of controlling data flow and training algorithms to align with business goals. Nils also highlights the imp…
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Summary The conversation covered various topics related to identifying principal themes and consolidating subtopics. The main takeaways include the importance of methodically reviewing conversations, identifying primary themes, and consolidating related subtopics. It is also important to form comprehensive takeaways and a summary that encapsulates …
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In this episode, Bobby, the Chief Revenue Officer at Shopify, discusses the company's growth and positioning in the enterprise commerce market. He shares his career journey and highlights the strategy behind Shopify's foray into the enterprise space. Bobby explains Shopify's architecture and offering, including the concept of composable commerce. H…
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Summary In this episode, Matt Butler, CEO of Bonsai, discusses the importance of data in winning and the evolution of marketing measurement. He emphasizes the need for businesses to move beyond short-term wins and focus on long-term value. Matt also highlights the power of first-party data and the challenges faced by retailers in capturing and util…
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On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by Juan Meisel, Founder and CEO of Grip, a logistics company that handles frozen/refrigerated products all over the US smoothly and hassle-free. Juan Meisel used to work with ButcherBox, an animal-welfare-focused meat company that sources and delivers quality meat and seafood products. From $0 to $600 million, Bu…
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Summary Keri Lawrence, CEO of Decile, discusses the importance of leveraging customer data for personalized marketing campaigns. She highlights the platform's focus on first-party customer data and advanced analytics. With the impending demise of cookies, Decile is well-positioned to navigate the shift towards identity-based marketing. Lawrence emp…
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Summary In this episode, Brent Peterson interviews Jason Nyhus, the General Manager of Shopware US. They discuss the background and culture of Shopware, the innovation and differentiation of the platform, the challenges of enterprise platforms and Shopware's focus on the mid-market, the power of open source and community in Shopware, the importance…
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On today's episode, we dive deep into the world of e-commerce, entrepreneurship, and building a brand that stands out in the crowded digital marketplace. Kunle speaks to Phil from Holme & Hadfield, a brand that has taken the e-commerce world by storm by focusing on creating meticulously designed organizers for watches, knives, and tech gear that ca…
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On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by Aditya Varanasi, CEO of Awarity, a media agency that offers effective ad campaigns for small businesses through connected TV. Aditya Varanasi only dreamt of a stable and high-paying job so he decided to become a doctor. Little did he know that life had a different plan. He soon stumbled upon the world of digit…
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Summary In this episode, Tim Bucciarelli from Iron Plane discusses the differences between being a merchant and working at an agency, the reasons for diversifying e-commerce platforms, and the future of Magento Open Source, Adobe Commerce, and MageOS. He emphasizes the importance of communication and setting expectations with clients, as well as th…
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On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by Chase Clymer, Co-Founder of Electric Eye, an agency helping brands optimize their Shopify page to create memorable and impactful customer experiences. “I’m earning all of my gray hair.” From the last time he was a guest in the podcast, Chase has more insights to share regarding their work in Electric Eye. Chas…
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Summary Annie Schiffman, CEO and founder of Downstage Media, discusses social media marketing and automation strategies. She emphasizes the importance of choosing the right social media platforms based on audience, workflow, and strengths. Schiffman also highlights the benefits of scheduling and automating social media content to save time and main…
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On today’s episode, Kunle, Co-Founder of Octillion Capital Partners, an acquisition company that works with “good-for-you” brands. Kunle briefly shares his career journey from when he started with SEO to being the co-founder of Octillion Capital Partners and the host of the 2XE podcast. What was his secret on his ladder to success? He shares a simp…
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Summary In this episode of Talk Commerce, Kristen Schoenstein and Elizabeth Robillard from eTail discuss the origins and evolution of the eTail event. They highlight the importance of staying relevant by conducting research and engaging with industry professionals. The speakers also discuss the challenges of event planning and the stress involved i…
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On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by John Kyle Beaton, President of China Product Pros, an agency helping brands first-hand with sourcing and logistics from their local networks in China. John had always had a taste for adventure and when the opportunity came to go to China and pursue his studies, he took it and quickly fell in love with the coun…
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Summary In this episode, Nicholas Halusa, CEO of Nautical Commerce, discusses the concept of marketplaces and the benefits of starting one. He explains that a marketplace is a platform where multiple vendors can sell their products, offering a breadth and depth of catalog that individual businesses may not be able to provide. Nicholas differentiate…
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On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by Thomas McCutchen, Head of Strategy for The Bear Group, an agency dedicated to provide web solutions to achieve growth for brands in different industries. Thomas McCutchen found and drove the success of Scoutside for twelve years until their continuous growth needed more than just hiring more people. The Bear G…
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Summary In this episode, Kristin Naragon from Akeneo discusses the importance of product experience and the role of a Product Information Management (PIM) system in delivering a seamless and consistent customer experience. She highlights the impacts of implementing a product experience strategy, including increased sales, faster time to market, and…
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On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by Depesh Mandalia, Founder & CEO of SM Commerce, a platform that seeks to aid brand owners create better ads. Depesh Mandalia had been a guest on the podcast episode 29 where he and Kunle talked about the success of his personalized children’s books. He’s back to share more of the changes that happened in his wo…
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Summary In this episode, Alon Massil, the founder of Datalix, discusses the importance of sales prospecting and the challenges faced in acquiring data for targeted marketing. He emphasizes the need for personalized and relevant messaging in cold emailing. Alon also explains how Datalix aims to solve these challenges by providing a platform that con…
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In this episode, Kunle Campbell interviews Nirav Sheth, CEO and founder of Anata, a premier eCommerce partner for direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands. They discuss the outlook for 2022 and 2024 in the eCommerce industry. They review the challenges faced by brands in 2023, the success factors for the 20% of brands that performed well, and the importance…
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Summary for Episode 2: In the second part of our discussion with Mathias Schreiber, the focus shifts to the alignment of the three key entities in the Magento ecosystem: Magento Association, MageOS, and Adobe. Mathias explores the collaboration between these entities and how they collectively contribute to a productive and cohesive community. He di…
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Summary for Episode 1: In this episode, Mathias Schreiber, the Executive Director of the Magento Association, delves into the recent changes in the Magento community and the challenges it faces. He highlights the critical role of collaboration and open source within the community and the ongoing efforts towards positive solutions. The conversation …
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Summary In this episode, Erwin Howe, the founder of Chromatics, discusses his passion for magic and how it relates to marketing and sales. He emphasizes the importance of caring for customers, helping them, and educating them in the sales process. Erwin also introduces Conversion Cow, a tool that helps businesses improve their website conversions. …
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Summary Andrew Buehler, CEO of Urban Smokehouse, shares his journey of starting a company that provides precooked barbecue foods. He discusses the challenges of urban living and the lack of access to traditional barbecue equipment and time. Andrew explains how Urban Smokehouse cooks barbecue foods the right way, vacuum seals them, and ships them na…
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In this episode, Isra Arawi, an email marketing specialist, discusses the importance of email marketing and deliverability. She emphasizes that an email list is the only asset a business truly owns and recommends protecting it by regularly downloading and saving it. Isra also provides tips for effective email collection, nurturing and segmenting em…
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On today’s episode, Kunle, Co-Founder of Octillion Capital Partners, an acquisition company that works with clean health, beauty, food, and beverage brands. Kunle Campbell is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is the Co-founder of 2X eCommerce, an eCommerce consulting agency that has helped businesses grow and scale their online sales. He is al…
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