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eCommerce Fastlane: Shopify Experts Share Strategies for Acquisition, Conversion, Retention | Grow Your Shopify Store with DTC Marketing Tips

eCommerce Fastlane: Shopify Experts Share Strategies for Acquisition, Conversion, Retention | Grow Your Shopify Store with DTC Marketing Tips

Author: Steve Hutt | Shopify Expert | eCommerce Expert

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Hey there! I'm Steve Hutt, the host of eCommerce Fastlane – your go-to podcast for proven strategies and actionable insights to accelerate your Shopify store's growth. As a seasoned ecommerce entrepreneur, I'm passionate about empowering online retailers to boost traffic, conversions, and lifetime customer value.

One reviewer described the show as having an "impressive level of content that is accessible for beginners, but even more rewarding for deep e-commerce experts who want to get into the weeds of marketing & operations and translate these strategies into actions."

Since 2016, eCommerce Fastlane has been the pit-stop for Shopify entrepreneurs and marketers looking to thrive in the competitive world of direct-to-consumer (DTC) retail. With over 1 million downloads and 330+ episodes, the podcast covers a wide range of topics, including:

- Shopify & Ecommerce Platforms
- Shopify apps, themes, partners & best practices
- Shopify experts, Shopify Plus & Shopify POS
- BigCommerce, WooCommerce, WordPress & other commerce tools
- Digital Marketing Strategies
- Email marketing, SMS marketing & push notifications
- Conversion rate optimization (CRO) & customer retention
- Paid advertising (Facebook, Google, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube)
- Influencer marketing, content marketing & Shopify SEO
- Social media marketing, branding & public relations
- Shopify Dropshipping & Other Business Models
- Shopify dropshipping, print on demand & online store setup
- B2B ecommerce, wholesale & Shopify online shopping
- Shopify collabs & partnerships
- Emerging Ecommerce Trends
- AI, AR/VR & chatbots in ecommerce
- Sustainability, social impact & headless commerce
- Omnichannel strategies & cross-border ecommerce
- Web3, crypto & NFTs in ecommerce
- Entrepreneurship & Startup Growth
- Founder stories, lessons learned & work-life balance
- Startup funding, team building & growth strategies
- Business Operations & Logistics
- Inventory management, supply chain & fulfillment
- Payment processing, fraud prevention & customer support
- Data analytics, business intelligence & cash flow management
- MarTech & Ecommerce Tech Stack
- Marketing automation, analytics & personalization
- Headless CMS, CDPs & data management
- ERP, PIM, OMS, WMS & 3PL integrations
- Finance, Economics & Investing
- Ecommerce business models & unit economics
- Financial planning, budgeting & forecasting
- Fundraising, M&A, exit strategies & tax planning

Each week, I sit down with Shopify partners, marketing experts, and industry leaders to discuss the latest tools, trends, and tactics. From app developers and agency owners to successful brand founders, my guests bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every episode.

Whether you're just starting your ecommerce journey or a seasoned DTC professional, eCommerce Fastlane aims to provide the insights and inspiration you need to stay ahead of the curve. Tune in for in-depth interviews, real-world case studies, and practical advice you can implement immediately to grow your Shopify store.

Ready to transform your ecommerce business into a profitable, customer-centric powerhouse? Hit the subscribe button and join the eCommerce Fastlane community today!

Together, let's navigate the fast-paced world of online retail and unlock your store's true potential.

For more ecommerce tips and resources, visit our blog at eCommercefastlane.com and follow me on Twitter @stevenhutt. If you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes, feel free to reach out at steve@ecommercefastlane.com.

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Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're excited to have Emmett Kilduff, The Co-Founder and CEO of The Fortia Group.Emmett brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective on the art of deal-making in the e-commerce world. He emphasizes the importance of taking a slower, more thoughtful approach to attract potential buyers and ensure a successful exit.We dive into the emotional challenges that brand founders face when considering selling their business. Emmett offers valuable advice on how thorough preparation and expert guidance can help maximize the value of your business.Throughout the episode, we explore the transformative role of AI in e-commerce, the crucial importance of solid financial planning, and what potential buyers are really looking for in a thriving e-commerce business.Whether you're thinking about an exit strategy for your own business or simply interested in staying up-to-date with the latest trends in e-commerce, this episode is full of expert insights and actionable advice that you won't want to miss.So sit back, relax, and let's dive into this fascinating conversation with Emmett Kilduff of The Fortia Group!Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we have two amazing guests: Andrew Curtis, the CEO of Clearco, and Tim Marinello, the COO of The Adventure Challenge.Clearco is changing the game for ecommerce businesses by giving them new ways to get funding to grow. Andrew explains how Clearco helps all kinds of ecommerce entrepreneurs with fast, flexible funding. Tim shares the exciting story of how The Adventure Challenge used Clearco’s funding to expand worldwide, work with big retailers, and manage their seasonal sales cycle.We also discussed important topics like the challenges of marketing today, why data integrity matters, and how to succeed in selling in multiple places. You’ll learn about Clearco’s unique invoice funding model and how it helps brands grow in a smart way.Whether you want to diversify where you sell or get fair funding to take your business to the next level, this episode is full of valuable insights.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're excited to have Udayan Bose, the Founder and CEO of NetElixir.In this episode, we explore the evolution of digital marketing and the challenges businesses face with the growing lack of transparency and control on platforms like Google and Meta. Udayan reveals how NetElixir is breaking the "black box" of advertising through innovative strategies like micro-experiments, AI-powered customer segmentation, and the concept of aggregation of marginal gains. By focusing on identifying and targeting high-value customers, while also enhancing retention efforts, businesses can achieve significant improvements in their bottom line.We also discuss real-world success stories, like compression stocking company Ames Walker, which experienced an impressive 50% boost in growth after implementing NetElixir's solutions. The extra margins generated allowed the founders to reinvest in their business, hire more employees, and expand into new product lines.Tune in to this exciting episode to learn how NetElixir is revolutionizing the digital marketing landscape and helping businesses of all sizes achieve remarkable growth.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're excited to have Kusha Kavandi, the Founder and CEO of Kazam.In this episode, host Steve Hutt is joined by guest Kusha Karvandi, founder of Kazam, to discuss the changing dynamics of selling on Amazon and how his AI-based software is revolutionizing Amazon advertising for brands. From navigating the complexities of Amazon's increasing fees to unlocking the power of targeted advertising and optimizing product listings, Kusha shares invaluable insights on how businesses can scale and succeed in the competitive e-commerce space. Join us as we uncover the secrets to maximizing profitability on Amazon and staying ahead of the curve with innovative solutions like Kazam.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're excited to have Vicky Pasche, the Founder and CEO of Dapper Boi.In this episode, Vicky shares the incredible journey of how she and her wife, Charise, identified a significant void in the market for non-binary clothing and launched Dapper Boi in 2015 through a successful Kickstarter campaign. From appearing on Shark Tank to leveraging platforms like TikTok and Shopify, Vicky reveals how Dapper Boi has grown into a community-focused brand that's impacting lives and fostering inclusivity.We'll dive into the strategic use of social media, the unique challenges of manufacturing, and the vital role of community engagement in building a loyal customer base. Plus, Vicky will share some of the heartwarming and transformative stories from their customers, emphasizing the profound impact that authentic, inclusive clothing can have on individual self-confidence and well-being.Get ready for a compelling conversation filled with actionable insights, powerful stories, and invaluable lessons for any entrepreneur looking to make a difference. This is an episode you won't want to miss! Let's get started.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're excited to have Juan Meisel, the Founder and CEO of Grip.Grip launched in 2022 and has quickly become one of the fastest-growing companies in the perishable shipping industry. Their success is largely thanks to a strong focus on customer satisfaction and actively involving customers in product development from day one.Juan will share his journey from leading logistics at ButcherBox, one of the largest direct-to-consumer meat companies, to founding Grip. He'll shed light on the unique challenges of delivering fresh and frozen products to customers' doorsteps quickly and reliably. We'll explore how Grip's innovative AI-powered shipping engine optimizes deliveries based on factors like weather, temperature, and carrier performance to significantly reduce shipping costs by 30% and improve on-time deliveries.Additionally, we'll discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted consumer behavior, leading to a rise in fresh meal kit and grocery deliveries to homes. Juan will also share how Grip handles the complex issue of returns for perishable goods that can't be restocked due to food safety risks.Whether you're an ecommerce entrepreneur or a seasoned online retail veteran, this episode will provide valuable insights into mastering logistics for shipping fresh and frozen products.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're excited to have Brett Bernstein, the Founder and CEO of Gatsby.Discover how Gatsby's new accessible pricing model, akin to Klaviyo's, is revolutionizing the way brands of all sizes scale their marketing efforts. Brett will walk us through Gatsby's seamless 30-minute setup process, its robust features like coupon codes, tracking referral sales, and the new functionality for capturing customer data directly through Instagram DMs.We'll also explore how Gatsby integrates with major platforms like Klaviyo and Shopify, enhancing your ability to engage customers and convert followers into brand advocates—all while navigating the ever-evolving landscape of social media algorithms.Join us as we unpack the impressive impacts of list growth on revenue, discuss innovations in ambassador marketing, and hear real-world success stories from brands that have achieved significant growth through Gatsby. Whether you’re a small startup or a large enterprise, today's episode is packed with insights that could redefine your approach to eCommerce marketing. Let’s get started!Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're excited to have Tadej Bogataj, the Co-Founder of CartBoss, a company that is transforming the way eCommerce businesses leverage text message marketing. CartBoss offers a robust platform that enables you to send abandoned cart reminders and win-back messages, which not only boast impressive open and conversion rates but also maintain exceptionally low unsubscribe rates of less than 1%.One of the standout features of CartBoss is its commitment to making compliance with legal and privacy regulations like GDPR a breeze. Moreover, their seamless integration with popular eCommerce platforms such as Shopify allows you to effortlessly set up checkout extensions and automatically incorporate discount codes into your messages.Throughout our discussion with Tadej, we will explore the strategic benefits of incorporating SMS marketing into your eCommerce store's strategy. You'll gain valuable insights into how these targeted messages can significantly increase your sales and keep your customers engaged at an unprecedented level.If you're prepared to elevate your online store to new heights, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we uncover the remarkable potential of SMS marketing with CartBoss and learn how you can start implementing these powerful strategies in your own business today.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're excited to have Ben Sharf, the Co-Founder of Platter. Platter is a game-changing company that's transforming how Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brands optimize and manage their Shopify stores. Ben brings a fascinating background to his role, having been a Division 1 hockey player and an eCommerce expert at GoPuff, which gives him a unique perspective on discipline and innovative thinking.In this episode, Ben shares incredible insights into how Platter has helped businesses like Caged, a brand that jumped from 7-figures to 8-figures in revenue, largely due to Platter's optimization strategies. He explains Platter's unique approach to streamlining operations, reducing app overload, and dramatically increasing conversion rates. By using Platter's bundled theme app, brands can significantly improve site performance and profitability.Throughout our conversation, Ben reveals how companies can save money, boost customer conversions, and simplify their tech stacks, ultimately making their eCommerce platforms faster and more efficient. If you're looking to take your Shopify store to the next level, you won't want to miss this episode packed with valuable tips and strategies from one of the industry's leading experts. Get ready to learn how to revolutionize your online business with Platter's cutting-edge solutions!Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're sitting down with Jason Wojo, the Founder and CEO of Wojo Media.Renowned for his expertise in scaling businesses through strategic advertising, Jason has overseen Wojo Media's impressive journey, helping over 1300 businesses achieve 6, 7, and even 8 figure revenues, cumulatively generating over $122 million in online sales.In this episode, Jason shares his invaluable insights on navigating the shifting sands of digital advertising post-iOS updates and the so-called cookie apocalypse. He'll discuss the deployment of technologies like Triple Whale and Hyros to tackle issues around ad attribution and maintaining compliance with ever-tightening data privacy laws. Plus, he’ll shed light on his holistic approach to marketing, emphasizing the importance of tracking financials, leveraging email marketing, SEO, customer lifetime value, and more, beyond just focusing on Return On Ad Spend (ROAS).We'll also touch on the emerging trends, such as connected TV advertising and the potency of brand storytelling, and explore the technical challenges and strategies for content creation across diverse platforms, including TikTok and YouTube. Stay tuned as we uncover the strategic thinking and innovative methods that have placed Jason Wojo at the vanguard of online advertising. Join us on eCommerce Fastlane to accelerate your pathway to eCommerce success with insights from the top minds in the industry.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more.
Welcome to another exciting episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we have with us Chris Panteli, the Co-Founder and CEO of Linkifi who shares his unique journey from running a fish and chip shop to revolutionizing the SEO landscape for ecommerce brands. In this episode, titled "Linkifi", Chris dives deep into the world of link building, explaining the nuances of white hat, black hat, and gray hat SEO practices, and why sticking to Google-friendly techniques is essential for lasting success.Together with our host, Steve Hutt, we’ll explore how Linkifi leverages PR campaigns and platforms like HARO to earn credible media links, and why earning links organically can significantly boost your site's authority and traffic. Chris will also share real-life examples showcasing the transformative power of targeted digital PR strategies in both the UK and US markets.Stay tuned as we uncover the strategies that have helped Linkifi not only survive but thrive by creating valuable connections and driving growth for ecommerce brands in the highly competitive Shopify ecosystem. Plus, don’t miss out on an exclusive 15% discount for our listeners and insights into leveraging tools like rebuy for enhancing your Shopify store's personalization. Get ready to accelerate your ecommerce journey with today’s episode of eCommerce Fastlane!Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're sitting down with Paul Jarrett, the Co-Founder and CEO of Bulu, join us for an insightful conversation. As the co-founder of a company that has navigated the twists and turns of the subscription box world with impressive agility, Paul has a wealth of experiences to share. From their early challenges with Shopify and scaling sample boxes of vitamins and supplements to becoming a go-to partner for brands big and small, Bulu has truly reshaped the logistics landscape.In this episode, Paul will dive deep into how they’ve adapted during the pandemic to help smaller businesses thrive through complexities in logistics and shipping. He'll shed light on their learn-from-mistakes approach, cost-saving strategies, and the critical importance of having the right industry connections.We will also explore how Bulu manages both direct-to-consumer and B2B fulfillment for Shopify and Amazon, balancing the need for customized solutions with the efficiency demanded by today’s market. Paul will reveal the pivot towards helping brands stand out with meaning and values, all while showcasing their comprehensive services on platforms like Amazon.So fasten your seatbelts as we discuss everything from the influence of TikTok influencers to the essential post-purchase experience and fulfillment strategies that make or break e-commerce businesses. Paul's journey from a trailer park to raising impressive capital and handling large-scale brand logistics demonstrates the drive and innovation at the heart of success in the e-commerce arena.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're sitting down with Chase Clymer, the Co-Founder and CEO of Electric Eye.In this episode we're going to unpack the critical topic of post-launch website optimization and the challenges of platform migration, particularly to Shopify. Chase will be sharing his wealth of knowledge on how to use heat mapping, customer recordings, and analytics to pinpoint areas ripe for improvement and testing. He’ll discuss the ICE method for prioritizing tests and why significant changes, like shipping guarantees, are worth your focus.We'll also explore the partner ecosystem in Shopify, and Chase will recommend some game-changing optimization apps to further enhance your store’s post-launch performance. Plus, we'll dive into Electric Eye's service, Store Tester, which partners with brands to improve their KPIs and ensure their eCommerce engines are running at peak performance.If you’re a merchant navigating the complexities of migration and data transformation, or looking to upshift your website's user experience, this episode is tailored for you. From handling legacy data to choosing the right design approach for your store and leveraging the latest tools for conversion maximization, Chase has insights that can turbocharge your results.So buckle up and let's get started—because in the fast lane of eCommerce, every second and every click matters.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're sitting down with Neil Twa, the Co-Founder and CEO of Voltage DM, a pioneering ecommerce consultancy that guides entrepreneurs in building omnichannel empires.With over 17 years of experience spanning AI research at IBM, mobile technology at Sprint, and lead generation through global app installs, Neil's expertise transcends industries. His ecommerce journey began with the launch of his first seven-figure brand in 2013, marking the start of an illustrious career as a direct-to-consumer marketer and operator.Neil's vision for Voltage DM is to empower brand operators with data-driven strategies, ensuring long-term profitable growth across platforms like Amazon, Shopify, and TikTok Shop. Tune in as Neil shares invaluable insights into navigating the complexities of modern ecommerce, leveraging emerging channels, and building a resilient brand poised for a lucrative exit.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to eCommerce Fastlane, the go-to podcast guiding you through the twists and turns of digital retail. I’m your host, Steve Hutt, and today we've got a thrilling episode lined up for you!Joining us in the fast lane is Ashu Dubey, CEO and co-founder of Glean AI, an incredible generative AI platform that’s making waves in the ecommerce world. Ashu is here to reveal the inner workings of a solution that’s not only helping brands maximize profitability but also ensuring efficiency through a unique AI lens.Today, we'll delve into the founding story behind Glean AI and the passion that drives its cutting-edge technology. As we explore the platform that boasts non-hallucinatory responses and supports over 90 languages, we'll discover how it seamlessly integrates with Shopify and elevates the capabilities of non-tech professionals in marketing, customer support, and sales.Did I mention an exclusive offer? That's right, Ashu's generously offering our listeners $2.50 in conversation credits on their paid plans, so be sure to listen out for the special link to sign up.And for all you hot sleepers out there, don't miss Ashu's top pick, the Puffy Cooling Cloud Foam Mattress – a game-changer recommended just for you.Ready to dive into the truth about AI in ecommerce? Let's debunk some misconceptions, learn about keeping brand tones in AI responses, and find out why integration, not replacement, is the key to leveraging AI tools. Buckle up; it's going to be an enlightening ride on eCommerce Fastlane!Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're sitting down with Ed Upton, the Co-Founder and CEO of Littledata, a company carving a path through the "cookie apocalypse" and leading the charge in accurate, first-party data analytics.Currently, third-party cookies have declined, and user privacy has gained prominence. As a result, eCommerce brands are facing a situation where a significant portion of their traffic remains untracked, making their data less reliable. This challenge has created a state of uncertainty for businesses, particularly about conversion rates and the understanding of website visitors.In this discussion, Ed will provide insights into Littledata's seamless integration with platforms such as Klaviyo, focusing on effectively engaging the vital 3% of site visitors who are email subscribers yet to make a purchase. Additionally, we'll explore Littledata's strategies for accurately tracking return customers, especially within the challenging confines of Apple's Safari browser.Littledata's mission is centered on delivering clear, actionable insights to enhance marketing performance. Ed shares how Littledata improved the basic connection between Shopify and Google Analytics, offering advanced analysis of critical factors such as the influence of refunds, subscription management, and upsell activities on financial outcomes.This session is crucial for anyone dealing with the complexities of advertising spending and the numerous marketing touchpoints or for those striving to succeed in the changing environment after the "cookie era." Get ready to dive into the detailed, data-driven world of eCommerce through Littledata's perspective as we uncover insights that could significantly alter the course of your brand.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. We sat down with Clara Chen, Customer Service Director of V-Trust. We discussed the world of quality control and supplier evaluation in Asia.V-Trust specializes in services like pre-shipment inspection, production monitoring, and factory audits to ensure direct to consumer brands receive high-quality and compliant products.With a focus on solving the challenges of unreliable suppliers and poor quality products, V-Trust offers insights and solutions for brands importing from Asian countries. Clara sheds light on their pricing model, the significance of social and credit audits, and the impact of their services on brands' product quality and sales.This conversation will provide you with essential knowledge for any brand seeking to avoid pitfalls and safeguard their product quality when importing from Asia.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we sat down with Sebastian Hooker, the co-founder and CEO of Nimstrata. In this episode, we're taking a closer look at how Nimstrata is transforming the landscape of product discovery with its advanced app blocks and seamless Shopify integration. If AI-driven merchandising and smooth search capabilities powered by Google Cloud spark your curiosity, then this will be an enlightening episode.Sebastian, with his extensive experience at tech giants Microsoft and Google, has spearheaded the creation of a platform that integrates sophisticated AI technology into your Shopify store. This makes advanced capabilities accessible without a hefty price tag. We'll explore the intricacies of setting up these intelligent systems that adapt in real time to user behavior and catalog data, all aimed at enhancing your conversion rates and boosting your revenue per session.Don't miss Sebastian's insights about the transformative impact of "set it and forget it" technology for Shopify stores. We'll also highlight the success story of Lozuri, a retailer that experienced significant growth in conversion rates and revenue by leveraging Nimstrata's AB testing features.So, gear up and join us on this exciting journey through the future of eCommerce, where personalized search and discovery take center stage.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to another episode of eCommerce Fastlane. Today, we're sitting down with Ben Zettler, the founder and CEO of Zettler Digital, to discuss current digital marketing strategies and tactics that are effective for DTC brands. Ben, an expert with Klaviyo, will share insights on building brands and enhancing customer engagement. We'll talk about list building, opt-in processes, and using incentives in marketing. Additionally, we'll examine changes in data management, the effects of iOS updates, and how to adapt to a cookie-less world.As we explore Ben's journey with Shopify and his rise to becoming a Plus Certified Agency Partner, we'll highlight the success stories that have influenced his agency's focus on site optimization, owned marketing, and advertising management. Whether you're a small startup or a scaling enterprise, this episode offers great insights to help you move the needle for your business.Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome back to another insightful episode of eCommerce Fastlane, your pitstop for learning, growing, and thriving in the fast-paced world of online retail. I'm your host, Steve Hutt, and as always, thank you for tuning in.Today, in episode 322, we'll be diving deep into the high-stakes universe of eCommerce optimization with a very special guest. Joining us is Dan Wardle, VP of sales at Noibu, a revolutionary platform dedicated to enhancing your online store's performance from under the hood.If you've ever been curious about how technical snags in your eCommerce site could be silently killing your sales and ad impact, buckle up. Dan is here to unravel the mystery of hidden errors and technical impediments that lurk beneath the sleek interfaces of our digital storefronts.So, whether you're a seasoned eCommerce expert or just starting to carve out your digital niche, this episode is packed with actionable insights and thrilling stories that you won't want to miss. Rev up, and let’s accelerate down the fastlane of eCommerce innovation together!Reach out to us! We welcome questions and comments about this episode. Connect with us here or through our socials — your feedback is always welcome.TwitterLinkedInFacebookFor more ecommerce, marketing, and growth strategies, check out the eCommerce Fastlane Insights Blog.TOPICS INCLUDE: Advertising, Affiliate Marketing, Amazon, Attribution, Automation, B2B, Brand, Customer Retention, Customer Support, Data + Analytics, Data Trust + Security, Dropshipping, Ecommerce SEO, Email Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Founder Stories, Influencer Marketing, Legal, Logistics, Shipping, Loyalty, Rewards, Retention Marketing, Marketing, Sales, Conversion, Money From Home, Operations, Payments, Finance, Tax, People, Personalization, Post Purchase Experience, Print On Demand, Product Development, Retail, Shopify POS, Reviews, Search, SMS Marketing, Social Commerce, Social Media, Live Shopping, Startup Ideas, Store Design, Mobile Apps, Sustainability, TikTok, Trends, Ultimate Guides, Web3, best Shopify apps, and more. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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