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The Modern Merchant
27 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Investing in Ecommerce w/ Circuit City’s Victor Elmann
This week, we sit down to talk with Victor Elmann, CMO of Circuit City! Founded in 1949, the Circuit City name is an iconic brand in the consumer electronic industry. Now, Circuit City is reconnecting to its roots utilizing modern technology to create an omni-channel shopping experience to offer customers the best way to shop, both online and in person. We talk about shifting retail focus from brick-and-mortar to ecommmerce, the importance of being available to consult with customers online, marketplace selling, digital growth, collaborating with brands, and more!
37 minutes | Sep 8, 2022
Launching and Scaling a CPG Brand w/ Jocko Fuel's Brian Littlefield
This week, we chat with Brian Littlefield, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of sports nutrition company Jocko Fuel. We learn about their origin story, manufacturing strategy, inventory planning, product formulations and how perfecting each of those areas has contributed to their ability to scale in the the-supply-chain-is-unpredictable era. We also learn that their b2b lines of business are rapidly outpacing their ecommerce sales. Also, don’t call him Joe Rogan.
42 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
Why Your Marketing Strategy Needs Dennis Rodman w/ OMG Commerce's Brett Curry
This week, we have a fun conversation with Brett Curry, the CEO of OMG Commerce, a digital marketing agency, Google Premier Partner and Amazon Ad Partner. We talk 90s-era Chicago Bulls, potty-humor scroll-stoppers, and building brands on and off Amazon which all ties into helping marketers and brands position themselves for optimal success in a very crowded ecommerce market.
39 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
How important is marketing in driving ecommerce sales? w/ Rachel Go
This week, we catch up with Rachel Go, who works with b2b ecommerce companies to build out their content marketing strategies. She’s also acted as a fractional marketing director for many of the top names in the SaaS and ecommerce space. We talk all things content: the good, bad and ugly and how to develop an effective strategy that works for your ecommerce business. She even gives us some really valuable insights on how to overcome creativity blocks to ensure you’re always able to crank out content that’s going to drive engagement and ultimately revenue.
26 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
Scalable Fulfillment for Ecommerce w/ Cahoot's Manish Chowdhary
This week, we catch up with Manish Chowdhary, CEO of Cahoot, an order fulfillment network of ecommerce merchants, who are working together to simplify their shipping operations and manage customer insights. We learn about how ecommerce brands can benefit from leveraging a fulfillment network like the one Cahoot has built and talk fulfillment and what’s new in the industry.
34 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Launching a New Ecommerce Brand w/ Soundly's Blake Cadwell
This week, we meet with Blake Cadwell, founder of Soundly, Inc., a digital service with a goal to modernize access to hearing healthcare. Blake is blazing the trail to revive an industry that hasn’t seen much innovation in terms of accessibility and how we approach hearing healthcare in decades. Now, he’s offering a stress-free consumer experience by making hearing health accessible through Soundly.com where you can take a free hearing test, receive support from audiologists around the country and compare devices and purchase hearing aids directly from the site.
36 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
Developing a SaaS for Ecommerce w/ Flxpoint's Brad Hamilton
Today we are talking to Brad Hamilton, Flxpoint’s Chief Architect, about the lessons learned while building and scaling a SaaS startup from a developer’s POV. Hear Flxpoint’s origin story (spoiler: we referred to Flxpoint as DMX in the beginning) straight from one of its original creators as he touches on how important growth and development is in relation to SaaS success.
34 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
New Host! & Evolution of Retail Fulfillment w/ Chypp's Jack Hendrix
This week, Jamie sits down with Jack Hendrix, founder of Chypp, a full-service, same-day ecommerce and logistics solution for both retailers and shopping malls. They talk about the future of ecommerce fulfillment and how Chypp is bridging the gap between ecommerce and traditional retail to shape the way for the next generation of consumer experiences.
31 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Jeff Campbell w/ aiCommerce
In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome Jeff Campbell, Co-Founder and President of aiCommerce. aiCommerce is a global digital marketing agency with a focus on ecommerce and retail marketplaces. Austin, Travis and Jeff dive into various topics, including Jeff’s founder's background and big-box retailer stories, helping brands sell better on Amazon and other emerging marketplaces, recent notable ecommerce trends, aiCommerce services, and much more!
30 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Jeff Ross w/ Auctane
In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome Jeff Ross, Sr. Enterprise Sales Executive of Auctane. Auctane products serve businesses of all sizes with their mailing, shipping, and logistics needs. Their products include Stamps.com, ShipStation, Shipping Easy, ShipEngine, and more! Austin and Jeff dive into various topics, including notable SaaS inflection points with SPS Commerce and ShipStation / Autane, the rise of the 3PL, selling SaaS to developers, the Auctane portfolio, and much more!
41 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Rick Wilson w/ Miva
In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome Rick Wilson, CEO of Miva, a flexible ecommerce platform, website, and shopping cart solution for online sellers. Austin, Travis, and Rick dive into various topics, including how Miva got started, notable SaaS inflection points, brands and manufacturers going D2C, having a mixed selling strategy online, what are we expecting for 2022, and much more!
38 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Krishna Iyer w/ ShipStation
In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome Krishna Iyer, Vice President of Industry Relations & Partnerships at Auctane and ShipStation. Auctane is a team of shipping and software experts who are committed to helping entrepreneurs effortlessly move their ideas, dreams, and innovations around the globe. Krish and Austin dive into various topics, including the Auctane portfolio, going international with your ecommerce fulfillment, the disruption in shipping and logistics with the pandemic, ShipStation’s new Google integration, new and exciting partnerships, and much more!
35 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Dane Baker w/ EcoCart
In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome Dane Baker, the Co-Founder of EcoCart, a free ecommerce plugin for your online store to help offset your online orders' carbon footprint. Dane and Austin dive into various topics, including starting a new online eco-friendly app, how EcoCart is providing a solution for online sellers to offset their carbon footprint, data automation and app development, and much more!
35 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
Chase Clymer w/ Electric Eye & Honest Ecommerce
In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome Chase Clymer, the Co-Founder of Electric Eye, a Shopify Agency Partner, and Host of the Honest Ecommerce podcast! Chase and Austin dive into various topics, including starting a new agency, how to support and service growing brands, what retailers need to do to start scaling, rock bands, and much more!
44 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Rick Watson w/ RMW Commerce Consulting
We are excited to welcome Rick Watson with RMW Commerce Consulting to the Modern Merchant Podcast! For over 20 years, Rick has been a technology entrepreneur and operator exclusively in the ecommerce industry with companies like ChannelAdvisor, Barnes & Noble, Merchantry, and Pitney Bowes. In this episode, we dive into his background and expertise on the most recent ecommerce trends and topics!
36 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Special Guest, Drew w/ PCR
Welcome Drew with PCR to the Modern Merchant Podcast! Whether you’re a legacy company looking to modernize your business for the digital world, or a high-growth brand expanding at a break-neck pace, PCR has the right solution for you. Tune in to learn more about PCR, hear great customer stories, how agencies have weathered the COVID storm, the ever-evolving state of ecommerce and digital services, and much more!
35 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Special Guest, Mike w/ Essendant
We are happy to have Mike with Essendant, a distributor partner of ours, on the Modern Merchant Podcast! Essendant is the leading wholesale distributor of office, technology, janitorial, sanitation, breakroom and industrial products. Tune in to learn more about their business, the value of data syndication, distributor data curation and availability, the effects of COVID and much more!
41 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Special Guest, Jim w/ ShipEngine
We are happy to have ShipEngine, a partner of ours, on the Modern Merchant Podcast! ShipEngine is the leader in multi-carrier shipping logistics and provides an outstanding developer experience while empowering users to shop rates, validate addresses, print labels, and more. Tune in to learn more about their business, going to market with an API-first company, selling into the developer community, and much more.
47 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Special Guest, Jay w/ Bold Commerce
In today's episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are joined by Jay Myers, Co-Founder of Bold Commerce. Named one of North America’s fastest-growing tech companies, Bold provides innovative ecommerce technology to 90,000+ brands in more than 170 countries around the world.
41 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Special Guest, SkuVault
In today’s episode, Travis and Austin chat with Kim Wren from SkuVault about Warehouse Management Systems, Inventory Management Systems, recent ecommerce acquisitions, ecommerce trends, and much more!
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