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If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: Parenting is a secure market! Over 3.5 million births in the US and 140 million worldwide will continue each year. Action Steps: This is a great business idea for an aspiring entrepreneur without an idea but that’s nervous about supporting a growing family. Start with a cohort …
 
Starting out in ecommerce from zero to a million is tough, and scaling your business further from $1M to $10M is equally daunting. My guest today is Chase Clymer. He is the co-founder of the Electric Eye Agency, which specializes in helping online entrepreneurs scale their ecommerce businesses. He also hosts the awesome Honest Ecommerce Podcast, wh…
 
Emma Rose Cohen is the CEO & Founder of Final — the company that created FinalStraw, the world’s first reusable, collapsible straw. Emma and her team are on a mission to help people rid their lives of single-use plastic. On this podcast, we talk about the very important but overlooked aspect to a successful business, how the FinalStraw fares agains…
 
If you like the show, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! Nuggets: Dave's Cardinal Rule: Always Be Adapting (ABA) Action Steps: 1. Look at user feedback from poorly reviewed competitors in the app store 2. Spend only a few hundred to a few thousand dollars developing a Chrome extension 3. Collect user feedback 4. Expand to other channels like …
 
Just like most other sellers, you probably got into ecommerce for the freedom and the money, but the biggest money you’re ever gonna make comes on the day you sell your business. Would you know what to do when that day comes? Do you think you’ll be selling your business for top dollar when it does? Have you planned in advance for a 7-figure exit? I…
 
Ecommerce sellers often throw money on Facebook and Google ads for most of their revenue. But there’s actually a way to use those ads to... well, never rely on ads again (or at least cut your ad costs significantly). In this episode, I’ll be talking to Jordan West, who is the founder and CEO of Mindful Marketing and who also runs the awesome Secret…
 
Hannah Davis is the Founder & CEO of BANGS Shoes, an everyday adventure footwear brand that invests in entrepreneurs around the world. On this podcast, we talk about how Hannah was a reluctant business owner at first, the “nobody cares” mindset, the core of entrepreneurship that new businesses seem to forget, and so much more! To learn more, visit:…
 
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…
 
For most ecommerce sellers, the end goal is to build a solid brand and eventually sell your business. But that’s often easier said than done, and I’ve heard a lot of nightmare stories. That being said, Lesley Johnson has an entirely different experience, having just sold her business at 3.6x without any serious headache whatsoever. Today, I’ll be t…
 
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…
 
It’s five times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one. So the saying goes. But as an ecommerce seller, there’s a plethora of tools out there that you can leverage to engage your audience, expand your customer base, and make your brand more profitable. My guest for this episode is Paul Baron, who is a Chatbot Archit…
 
Whether you’re an established seller or running an ecommerce business out of your living room, you’ll run into some hairsplitting decisions sooner or later. Should you create a new listing or re-introduce an old product as ‘new and improved’? Is it better to offer a ‘deluxe version’ or craft an entirely different listing? Should you hire your first…
 
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…
 
Mike and Dave talk about why Amazon is pushing sellers away from FBA, how they are dealing with storage limits, and what fallback strategies you can use. “Amazon is not a retail company, it’s a logistics company that does retail.” Interesting adage. But is it still true today? In this episode, Dave and I will try to dissect Amazon’s mindset—whether…
 
Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to scale your business, capital is a problem. Things change fast in ecommerce and getting your hands on cash can be difficult. My guest today is Don Henig, a tried-and-true finance guy who has found a rather fresh way of financing Amazon businesses through his company, AccrueMe. AccrueMe is an investm…
 
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…
 
In this edition of our Amazon PPC series, Dave explores advanced tactics that worked for his own brands which coincidentally, everyone else seems to be ignoring. Do your Sponsored Products campaigns suck? Has your ACoS gone through the roof? Today, Dave will address those problems and talk about Amazon’s Sponsored Products. This episode kicks off w…
 
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 & …
 
Mike and Dave break down how Gino Wickman’s best-selling book, Traction, helped them grow their ecommerce companies. They also announce the giveaway winners of Gino’s new book, Entrepreneurial Leap. Ever struggled as an entrepreneur but can’t quite put your finger on what the problem is? I know I have. One of the biggest things that helped me get p…
 
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:…
 
I bought an exciting new ecommerce business last year! I’ve talked about how that opportunity came about with my business partners, Andrew and Bill, back in Episode 366. Now, several months into this venture, there’s a bunch of new questions to be answered and a lot more stuff to be explored, all of which I’m happy to share with you guys. In today’…
 
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…
 
Check out our article here for more information into our PPC overhaul and investigation. Over the last year, Amazon has rolled out a bunch of new advertising options alongside a trend of rising ACoS. While my offshore team has done an amazing job with PPC and keeping everything in check, I’ve found that a few competitors have caught up to us by tak…
 
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…
 
Episode 301 with Dave Alexander was a memorable one. We talked about his failures in venturing into the world of ecommerce (including his hilarious first ecommerce idea) and how perseverance eventually got the ball rolling for him. Since then, Dave has found success with his brands, Bushy Box and Lazy Leash. Hungry for more growth, Dave is back for…
 
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