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Ecommerce

The Entrepreneurial Mindset of the Pop-Punk Lifestyle with Sam Dean – Honest Ecommerce Ep. 154 [Video]

On the tail end of some major life changes, in 2006, at the age of 23, Sam Dean took every penny he and his wife had (and some they didn’t) and bet it all on selling body jewelry to strangers on the internet. Fresh off the memories of the “dot com bubble” and unknowingly walking towards the ’08 Financial Crisis, Sam was continuously warned by family and friends that the internet and body jewelry are fads and won’t be around forever. 15 years later it seems wild that anyone ever doubted the Ecommerce future, but Sam saw the writing on the wall. With hundreds of thousands of customers, Plug Your Holes now ships 8-12k orders per month and employs over 2 dozen people in their Kansas City headquarters. Sam is now looking to the future of PYH, his family and his other endeavors.In This Conversation We Discuss: [00:00] Intro[00:59] Sam’s journey to Ecom[02:33] The idea of selling body jewelry[03:38] The genre and aesthetics are misaligned[04:34] Inherent go-to-market strategy from bands[06:14] The Vans Warped Tour Experience[08:13] How the Tour helped Plug Your Hole[09:39] 2000’s Ecom vs now[11:47] Sponsor: Electric Eye https://electriceye.io/[12:07] Sponsor: Mesa https://apps.shopify.com/mesa[12:58] Sponsor: Gorgias https://gorgias.grsm.io/honest[14:18] Sponsor: Rewind http://rewind.io/honest[14:51] Sponsor: Klaviyo http://klaviyo.com/honest[15:38] Social media approach to awareness[18:19] Mistakes Sam wants you to avoid[20:26] What you start with doesn’t really matter[21:10] Determining what you are really doing[22:01] Concert goers and body jewelry customers[23:19] Culture, acceptance, and employment crisis[24:34] Take the first step[25:25] Pushing your minimum viable productResources:Plug Your Holes https://www.plugyourholes.com/Connect with Sam https://twitter.com/sam_deanScale your business with https://electriceye.io/Download Mesa at the Shopify App Store https://apps.shopify.com/mesaRespond to any of Rewind’s welcome emails and mention HONEST ECOMMERCE to get 1 month free http://rewind.io/honestLevel up your customer support https://gorgias.grsm.io/honestGet a started with a free account at http://klaviyo.com/honestIf you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you left Honest Ecommerce a review on Apple Podcasts. It makes a huge impact on the success of the podcast, and we love reading every one of your reviews!Review Link: http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1447700156Honest Ecommerce is a weekly podcast, community & educational resource providing online store owners with honest, actionable advice to increase their sales and grow their business. Visit http://honestecommerce.co/ for more information.If you like our videos, consider subscribing & joining our FREE Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/honestecommerce/Or get all our content sent directly to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter: https://honestecommerce.co/pages/subscribe

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Online Marketing

How to Build an Online Community for Your B2B Business [Video]

If you want to build a strong brand community for your B2B Business, you need to start with the people – both in a company and the audience.Pam’s guest, Melissa Romo, is a global head of content, social media, and customer advocacy at Sage. In this episode, Melissa shares steps and tips to help you build a strong brand community and use it to drive organic traffic, customer engagement, and business growth.Pam Didner is an Author, Speaker, Adjunct Professor, & Marketing Strategist with 20 years of corporate experience. She is a marketer through and through and here to help you improve and sharpen your marketing know-how and knowledge.To stay up to date on new videos, subscribe. 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/user/PamDidner📍 Subscribe to her email. She sends only relevant information once a month.➤ https://pamdidner.com/#signup📍 Join her Facebook group, “Build Your Marketing Skills to Get Ahead”. A community of like-minded marketers within a collaborative environment! She does weekly live streams here where she answers your specific questions! See you there! ➤ https://buff.ly/3g9CZZm 📍 Pam posts weekly marketing value-packed creative content on Instagram and shares her travels across the globe. Head on over and follow Pam by clicking the link.➤ https://www.instagram.com/pdidner/📍 Pam posts on Twitter as well, marketing events and opportunities to help you stay in the loop on some of the best ways to improve at what you do. Click the link to follow her!➤ https://twitter.com/PamDidner #startups #PamDidner #businessgrowth

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Squarespace

My Opinions On Certain Vegan Products/Brands… [Video]

These are my personal opinions so if you love products I hate or vice versa, thats ok! :)Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/veganbodegacatMerch: https://veganbodegacat.bigcartel.comTiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/KaDa4r/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganbodegacatBlog: https://veganbodegacat.squarespace.com

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Ecommerce

How will META affect the future of eCommerce? | Entrepreneur Vlog [Video]

Hi guys and welcome to another video.This week I’ll be chatting all about the big Facebook rebranding to Meta. As well as what exactly I envision the future of eCommerce to be in the metaverse.Subscribe to my mailing list: https://sendfox.com/coenvanhees​​ Connect with me: https://www.instagram.com/coenvanhees… https://www.linkedin.com/in/coenvanhe…https://www.tiktok.com/@coenhees/​Edited by: https://www.instagram.com/franziskadodlhttps://www.instagram.com/thatsjustincredibleCoen van Hees Founder & MD at Story of AMS: https://storyofams.com/​​Story of AMS – We build eCommerce Experiences that your customers love.

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Ecommerce

Customers Crave for Value Through Memberships with Jay Myers – Honest Ecommerce Ep. 144 [Video]

Jay Myers is the co-founder of Bold Commerce, one of the fastest growing tech companies in Canada. Powering over 100,000 brands, Bold has become a leading e-commerce technology provider to many of the largest brands in the world. Bold has grown from a basement to over 400 employees, inspired by an unwavering commitment to customer care and energized by a culture of continuous innovation. Bold has been ranked one of Canada’s Top Medium Sized Employers, ranked in the top 50 fastest growing companies in Canada by Deloitte multiple years, a 2019 Top Growing Company in Canada by the Globe and Mail, and an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner.In This Conversation We Discuss: [00:00] Intro[00:57] History of Bold Commerce [04:37] From D2C to making apps[07:30] The growing Shopify app market[09:20] Shopify apps and Online Store 2.0[10:17] The zero-sum mentality fallacy[11:45] The Shopify community is unique[13:28] Bold’s evolution as a company[15:33] Saying yes to too many things[16:38] Bold’s previous partner misalignment[18:58] Making money vs growing company value[21:37] How to monetize your novel idea[23:31] Sponsor: Electric Eye https://electriceye.io/[23:51] Sponsor: Mesa https://apps.shopify.com/mesa[24:36] Sponsor: Rewind http://rewind.io/honest[26:03] Sponsor: Gorgias https://gorgias.grsm.io/honest[26:35] Sponsor: Klaviyo http://klaviyo.com/honest[27:22] Subscription app and working with Shopify[29:17] Drilling down to what the clients really want[30:20] The Bold Subscriptions Pro[32:53] Order value vs churn[34:39] Do you have to upgrade?[37:15] The consolidated checkout advantage[38:05] Shop Pay vs Shopify Payments[39:41] The problems with Shopify Checkout[41:32] Shopping outside the front-end[42:10] The great thing about Amazon Prime[42:53] Where the loading times matter[44:15] The value of Shopify and it’s long-term goal[45:23] Making it easy for merchants[46:22] The value in memberships[49:12] Where to find Jay and BoldResources:Increase the value of your business. Try Bold Subscriptions FREE for 60 days! https://boldcommerce.com/solutions/recurring-billing-softwareConnect with Jay https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonnmyers?originalSubdomain=caCheckout more Bold apps for your online store https://boldcommerce.com/Scale your business with https://electriceye.io/Download Mesa at the Shopify App Store https://apps.shopify.com/mesaRespond to any of Rewind’s welcome emails and mention HONEST ECOMMERCE to get 1 month free http://rewind.io/honestLevel up your customer support https://gorgias.grsm.io/honestGet a started with a free account at http://klaviyo.com/honestIf you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you left Honest Ecommerce a review on Apple Podcasts. It makes a huge impact on the success of the podcast, and we love reading every one of your reviews!Review Link: http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1447700156Honest Ecommerce is a weekly podcast, community & educational resource providing online store owners with honest, actionable advice to increase their sales and grow their business. Visit http://honestecommerce.co/ for more information.If you like our videos, consider subscribing & joining our FREE Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/honestecommerce/Or get all our content sent directly to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter: https://honestecommerce.co/pages/subscribe

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Ecommerce

Is Shopify Dropshipping Still Viable in 2021? with Eugene Ravitsky – Honest Ecommerce Ep. 143 [Video]

Eugene founded FactoryPure with his brother Mike in 2013. A small company that will go the extra mile to make sure our customers are happy and informed about the great benefits of our products. All new items are direct from the manufacturer, so you can be certain you are getting the best prices! FactoryPure also sells a large line of refurbished products, which opens opportunities for customers to save big on machines you need.In This Conversation We Discuss: [00:00] Intro[01:14] Why Eugene started a 2nd business[03:24] The evolution of dropshipping[05:42] It’s an oversaturated market[06:53] How FactoryPure built their customer base[08:43] Establishing trust as a dropshipper[09:18] Explaining pay-per-click[10:14] Reviews make you stand out[10:42] Organic marketing is a long-term play[12:33] Google favors quality over quantity[13:31] Don’t focus on just content marketing[14:35] Sponsor: Electric Eye https://electriceye.io/[14:56] Sponsor: Mesa https://apps.shopify.com/mesa[15:37] Sponsor: Rewind http://rewind.io/honest[16:36] Sponsor: Gorgias https://gorgias.grsm.io/honest[17:55] Sponsor: Klaviyo http://klaviyo.com/honest[18:42] Finding success with .edu websites[19:14] Leading with value[20:19] FactoryPure’s marketing landscape[22:16] Exploring other automation ideas[23:11] VIP emails for multiple purchasers[24:22] How does FactoryPure email their customers?[25:26] Where to find FactoryPureResources:Buy generators, pressure washers, and more at FactoryPure https://factorypure.com/Connect with Eugene https://www.linkedin.com/in/eugene-ravitsky-44747220/Scale your business with https://electriceye.io/Download Mesa at the Shopify App Store https://apps.shopify.com/mesaRespond to any of Rewind’s welcome emails and mention HONEST ECOMMERCE to get 1 month free http://rewind.io/honestLevel up your customer support https://gorgias.grsm.io/honestIf you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you left Honest Ecommerce a review on Apple Podcasts. It makes a huge impact on the success of the podcast, and we love reading every one of your reviews!Review Link: http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1447700156Honest Ecommerce is a weekly podcast, community & educational resource providing online store owners with honest, actionable advice to increase their sales and grow their business. Visit http://honestecommerce.co/ for more information.If you like our videos, consider subscribing & joining our FREE Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/honestecommerce/Or get all our content sent directly to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter: https://honestecommerce.co/pages/subscribe

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