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Losing $500K+ Amid a Counterfeiting Nightmare

45:22 | Mar 8th

For the last year, Kevin Williams of Brush Hero has been dealing with the nightmarish implications of having his product ripped off. Not only have the knockoffs cost him more than half a million dollars in lost sales and out-of-pocket fees, but the w...Show More

Profit First: How to Keep More of What You Make

41:20 | Mar 1st

When it comes to finances, a lot of eCommerce store owners tend to struggle. So today, I’ve got Cyndi Thomason of Bookskeep.com on the show to shed light on how to make your business profitable using the Profit First methodology. Cyndi is an eCommerc...Show More

Takeaways from eCommerceFuel Live 2019

38:03 | Feb 22nd

In this episode, my good friend Bill D'Alessandro and I are diving in to talk about last month’s event, eCommerceFuel Live 2019. It was the most ambitious event we’ve put on yet, and we both learned a bunch and had a ton of fun. Listen in to hear how...Show More

Even the Gurus Struggle: Ezra Firestone on Building Zipify Apps

50:04 | Feb 15th

It’s easy to forget that people in positions of influence and thought leadership face challenges just like the rest of us—especially because it’s rare for them to open up about hardships they face. But today, Ezra Firestone of SmartMarketer.com joins...Show More

A Peek Inside Bill D'Alessandro's Acquisition Machine

30:15 | Feb 8th

Today I’ve got my good friend Bill D’Alessandro on the show to share how his business has been going over the last year. He has been working on his vision of buying up a lot of different brands in the consumer goods space to bring them under one roof...Show More

When a Hurricane Hits Your Business

38:38 | Feb 1st

This year Hurricane Florence hit Dana Jaunzemis' business headquartered in North Carolina. She lost power for more than a week and wasn't able to ship for close to two weeks. Business came to a screeching halt. In this episode, I chat with her about ...Show More

Owning 100+ FBA Businesses

33:26 | Jan 25th

Richard Jalichandra (or RJ as he’s commonly known) is the founder of 101 Commerce, a company with the goal of acquiring 101 FBA businesses. We chat about if the risks of being so dependent on Amazon terrify him, how he plans to manage such a massive ...Show More

Selling $600,000+ Annually on Etsy: How to Succeed on the Bohemian Marketplace

30:50 | Jan 18th

Mark Hanratty launched SwankyBadger.com exclusively on Etsy and used the momentum to build his business. Today, Swanky Badger is a 7-figure business, and they sell more than half a million dollars each year on the bohemian marketplace. I sat down wit...Show More

Approaching 8 Figures with a Single Employee

42:10 | Jan 11th

Ben Arneberg has done some impressive things. He's jumped out of airplanes for the Air Force, met Jeff Bezos and even done work for the Department of Defense and CIA. But what's perhaps most impressive is how he's built a near 8-figure business with ...Show More

The Insane Benefits of Selling True One-of-a-Kind Products

56:50 | Jan 4th

Alex Cranmer is a really interesting guy. When he's not acting in movies or TV shows, he runs International Military Antiques, the largest supplier of military antiques in the U.S. In this wide-ranging podcast we discuss the benefits of selling one-o...Show More

Revisiting the 15 Critical Habits to Master for Building Business Relationships

24:57 | Dec 28th, 2018

Wrapping up the holiday season here and coming to the end of 2018, I’m bringing back another of my favorite episodes from this past year. As anyone who’s had any meaningful success knows, relationships are crucial in business, so today I’m revisiting...Show More

Revisiting My Conversation with Tadpull Co-founder Jake Cook on Hiring Marketing Talent Out of College

58:44 | Dec 21st, 2018

As we’re getting to the end of the year and reaching that point of reflection, I wanted to revisit a couple of episodes that I had a lot of fun with in 2018. The one I’m bringing back today is a show I did back in April with Tadpull co-founder Jake C...Show More

10 eCommerce Predictions for 2019

37:10 | Dec 14th, 2018

This week Bill D'Alessandro and I revisit our predictions for 2018 to see how many we nailed and (more likely) how many just seem silly in retrospect. We also serve up a fresh batch of predictions for 2019 on topics ranging from Amazon delivery to tr...Show More

The 80/20 of eCommerce Copywriting

43:22 | Dec 7th, 2018

Arman Assadi has worked on copywriting projects for well-known entrepreneurs such as Neil Patel, Timothy Sykes, and others. He also has experience running a 7-figure eCommerce store, so I asked him to come on to talk about the 80/20 of eCommerce copy...Show More

Attacked on Amazon with 5-Star Reviews

29:18 | Nov 30th, 2018

With Amazon cracking down on illegitimate reviews, unscrupulous players have a new weapon in their toolkit: attacking a listing by posting loads of fake, positive reviews. The worst part is it can be effective, as Zac Plansky unfortunately discovered...Show More

A Candid Update on the Job Board: Traffic, Full Stats & More

18:06 | Nov 23rd, 2018

Today’s episode is a follow-up to one I did back in June about the eCommerceFuel Job Boards. It’s been a while since I launched that project, and I wanted to share some updates to document the journey so you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the go...Show More

Fighting Onerous Sales Tax with the Online Merchant's Guild

29:09 | Nov 16th, 2018

If you’re involved in the ecommerce space, you’ve surely noticed that it’s becoming harder and harder to stay 100% compliant when it comes to sales tax. Between the recent Supreme Court case and Amazon tax issues, quite honestly, it’s getting to be a...Show More

How to Succeed at the Subscription Revenue Model

31:02 | Nov 9th, 2018

Today I’ve got LemonStand’s Ross Paul on the show to talk about subscriptions—namely in the e-commerce space. LemonStand is a shopping cart company based in Vancouver, Canada, and as the company’s VP of Growth, Ross knows his stuff when it comes to b...Show More

Hard Lessons from Designing My First Product

22:18 | Nov 2nd, 2018

In this episode, I’m going to share my experience designing a product from scratch. I’ve touched on this topic in passing on the show before, but today you’ll get a real, behind-the-scenes look at everything, from designing and manufacturing to unit ...Show More

Cultivating Better Mental Health as Entrepreneurs

33:20 | Oct 26th, 2018

Today’s episode is all about an important topic that rarely gets discussed among entrepreneurs: mental health. Being an entrepreneur can be really hard at times; you’ve got super high highs and really low lows, and that can take a major toll. So I’ve...Show More

Radical Financial Honesty: Sharing the P&L with Your Team

38:46 | Oct 19th, 2018

Today we’re going to talk about transparency and open companies, specifically the idea of sharing financials with employees. We recently discussed this in our private forum, and the overwhelming response was that it’s a bad idea, but my guests today ...Show More

Streamlining FBA Prep & Kitting with Custom Software

36:39 | Oct 12th, 2018

Today I’m joined by a longtime member of our eCommerceFuel Private Forum, a top contributor, and an all-around stand-up guy, Patrick Barnhill. Patrick is the founder of SpecialistID.com, and on a recent Mastermind call with him, I heard his presentat...Show More

Talking Amazon with Scott Voelker

50:53 | Oct 5th, 2018

Today on the show, I’ve got a guest who’s long overdue: Scott Voelker of TheAmazingSeller.com. Scott is a well-known guy in the Amazon space, he knows a tremendous amount about the platform, and he has sold tons and tons of products, so today we’re d...Show More

Getting 20x ROAS with Facebook Retargeting Ads

35:50 | Sep 28th, 2018

Today’s show is all about retargeting. I’m joined by the co-founder of Shoelace, Reza Khadjavi, who is here to share what makes a great retargeting ad, advice for managing your budget, and much more. Since his company specializes in retargeting—espec...Show More

Manufacturing Lessons from a Nike Veteran

28:37 | Sep 21st, 2018

Today I’m joined by Kristina Kurcink, a friend of mine who has spent over a decade working at Nike in roles ranging from design all the way to manufacturing. Being responsible for a lot of the production in Asia, Kristina has seen the whole process l...Show More

A Summer eCommerce Roadtrip with Steve Chou

27:20 | Sep 14th, 2018

Today’s episode is going to be slightly different than usual. I recently lost a bet and had to take Steve Chou of MyWifeQuitHerJob.com on a three-day road trip around Montana, and during that trip, we recorded a few episodes that we wanted to share. ...Show More

Misunderstanding China

28:23 | Sep 7th, 2018

When it comes to collaborating with overseas factories, there are certain things any ecommerce store owner should know. So today I’ve got Nathan Resnick from Sourcify—a company that helps store owners pick the right factories for their design product...Show More

5 Facebook Ad Mistakes to Avoid

17:33 | Aug 31st, 2018

Facebook is one of the biggest traffic channels out there right now, and I’m sure plenty of you listening are running ads on that platform, or at least thinking about it. Admittedly, I’ve only gotten into Facebook ads in the last few months, and it t...Show More

Selling Digital Products in the B2B Space

27:28 | Aug 24th, 2018

So often, when we think about ecommerce, we think about putting a physical item into a box and shipping it somewhere, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can run an ecommerce store or a business without any inventory at all. Just ask today's gu...Show More

News Cart for August 21st

07:49 | Aug 21st, 2018

Shopify bans the sales of guns and accessories, even those legal in the U.S., Kroger Gets Into Online Grocery with “Kroger Ship”, Amazon rumored to be in the running to acquire Landmark Theatres, and more. You can see the full show notes for this epi...Show More

Confidently Manage Large, Multi-Month Projects

20:04 | Aug 17th, 2018

Over the last decade or so, I’ve managed a bunch of big, stressful projects with a ton of moving pieces, so I know how tricky it can be to keep things running smoothly. That’s why today’s episode is all about how to manage major projects without all ...Show More

Learning from Target's Ability to Create Rabid Fans and Emotional Connections

25:45 | Aug 10th, 2018

What comes to mind when you think of Wal-Mart? What about Target? It’s amazing how the two massive retailers can be perceived so differently. Perhaps even more amazing is that Target is the more profitable of the two, despite the fact that Wal-Mart i...Show More

Private Equity & Catching Up with Drew Sanocki

42:09 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Drew Sanocki is back on the show to share some very interesting things he’s been up to lately. Not only has he had exciting adventures traveling the world with his family, but he's also had some cool adventures in the private equity space. Today he d...Show More

Surefire Ways to Kill Your Professional Business Network

20:44 | Jul 27th, 2018

Today we’re continuing our series on building relationships, but instead of advice for creating stronger connections, this episode is all about what not to do. After all, if we’re working hard to expand our professional networks, we can’t let these s...Show More

News Cart for July 24th

09:15 | Jul 24th, 2018

Amazon's Prime Day is once again the biggest Sales Day in its History, Shopify will roll out augmented reality this fall, Apple introces new Macbook Pro features, and more. You can see the full show notes for this episode at https://www.ecommercefuel...Show More

Building Business Relationships: 15 Critical Habits to Master

24:56 | Jul 20th, 2018

Today I want to talk about something that I think is one of the most important elements of long-term business success: building relationships. How you connect—or fail to connect—with other people has a tremendous impact on your business, so being min...Show More

Is Voice The Future of Search?

34:08 | Jul 13th, 2018

With voice search becoming more and more prevalent these days, is it only a matter of time before it bleeds over into ecommerce and becomes the way people shop in the future? Joining me today to discuss this possibility are Miracle Wanzo of HipUndies...Show More

News Cart for July 10th

10:50 | Jul 10th, 2018

Amazon Jumps into the pharmacy business with $1 Billion Pillpack acquisition, Shopify acquires Return Magic, Paypal Checkout introduces a new feature, and more. You can see the full show notes for this episode at https://www.ecommercefuel.com/july-10...Show More

Selling Physical Products with a 100% Remote Team

35:03 | Jul 6th, 2018

Today's topic is one that's near and dear to my heart: remote work. I’m a little bit of a vagabond, and I love not being tied down, so the idea of being able to build a remote team is something that I think is really important. It gets a little trick...Show More

Having Difficult Conversations with Employees

35:02 | Jun 29th, 2018

To celebrate the eCommerceFuel Job Board going live, I thought it’d be fun to have a couple episodes about employees, management, and all things workplace. So joining me today is Alison Green, the writer behind workplace advice blog AskAManager.org. ...Show More

News Cart for June 26, 2018

14:05 | Jun 26th, 2018

The Supreme Court clears the way for states to charge sales tax, President Trump introduces a new, lean type of health care plan and more.   You can see the full show notes for this episode at https://www.ecommercefuel.com/june-26-2018. The News Cart...Show More

Our New eCommerce Job Board + Case Study

20:53 | Jun 22nd, 2018

Today I’m flying solo on the mic to share something that we’ve been working on for a while now (and just launched this month): the eCommerceFuel Job Board. In addition to explaining what it is, I thought it’d be fun to give you an inside look at what...Show More

Prioritizing Happiness Over Growth + Other Marketing Talk

23:12 | Jun 15th, 2018

Today is part two of my interview with Adam Saraceno, the Chief Marketing Officer of Peak Design. We’re picking up the conversation we started last week on leveraging Kickstarter, but we shift gears to talk about how Adam's company has cultivated and...Show More

News Cart for June 12, 2018

10:23 | Jun 12th, 2018

The News Cart features industry news, community discussions, compelling job opportunities and thoughts on life from Andrew Youderian.    This week in the news:  Amazon's new Echo Look, how your Android phone will soon make phone calls on your behalf ...Show More

How Peak Design Raised Over $14 Million on Kickstarter

44:44 | Jun 8th, 2018

Today is part one of a deep dive I’m excited to do with Adam Saraceno, the Chief Marketing Officer of a company that has done a phenomenal job leveraging Kickstarter to grow their brand and their business. I think it’s safe to say Peak Design is the ...Show More

Accounting for Amazon Sellers

34:45 | Jun 1st, 2018

Ashley Schroder of A2XAccounting.com joins the show today to talk about a very important (and often neglected) topic: accounting. Now, before your eyes glaze over, there’s a good chance that what you’ll learn in this episode can save you a lot of mon...Show More

Firing People, MAP Pricing, Cybersquatting & More

35:06 | May 25th, 2018

Internet, Data Privacy, and Intellectual Property Lawyer John DiGiacomo of RevisionLegal.com is back for the third and final part of our series on legal issues. So far, we’ve covered trademarks and patents, and today we’re wrapping up with a grab bag...Show More

What Does GDPR Mean for U.S. Companies?

47:54 | May 22nd, 2018

Today we’re going to talk about something you’ve probably heard about by now—and quite possibly are sick of hearing about—but it’s going to change the way we market in many ecommerce businesses. That’s right, I’m talking about the GDPR. I’ve brought ...Show More

Understanding and Defending Trademarks

32:15 | May 18th, 2018

Today we are continuing our legal series with Internet, Data Privacy, and Intellectual Property Lawyer John DiGiacomo of RevisionLegal.com. John specializes in both IP and businesses on the web—both subjects that a lot of lawyers don’t know much abou...Show More

Understanding and Defending Patents

37:36 | May 11th, 2018

Today we’re going to kick off a three-part legal series with Internet, Data Privacy, and Intellectual Property Lawyer John DiGiacomo of RevisionLegal.com. John has been a phenomenal member of the eCommerceFuel Private Community, offering loads of exp...Show More

How to Hire a Director of eCommerce

34:36 | May 4th, 2018

In the last couple of years, I’ve really been noticing more and more that people are feeling the pinch of wanting to hire a Director of eCommerce/COO for their businesses. And it makes sense, given the relief that can come from handing off the small ...Show More

How to Build an Audience from Scratch

36:59 | Apr 27th, 2018

Building an audience can be tough, especially when you’re starting from scratch. So today, I thought it’d be fun to share the mic with Michael Jackness of EcomCrew so we can both give our perspectives on the subject, including what worked for us and ...Show More

Growing Through Fanatical Customer Engagement

38:32 | Apr 20th, 2018

The CEO of The Goulet Pen Company shares how engaging with his customers took his company to the next level. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2IuDwTc

Hiring Top-Notch Marketing Talent Out of College

57:42 | Apr 13th, 2018

Jake Cook is a professor, founder of Tadpull and a fellow Bozeman resident. Today we get together over a glass of bourbon to talk about how Jake finds top talent right from his classroom. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here:...Show More

How to Appeal an Amazon Suspension & Win

34:52 | Apr 6th, 2018

As store owner, we can lose sleep over lots of little things, from ornery employees to inventory issues. But there's one fear that can really upset a good night's sleep: a suspension email from Amazon. You can find show notes and more information by ...Show More

The 2018 State of the Merchant

13:53 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Today I’m going to share the major takeaways from a report I just released called The State of the Merchant Report. It has become an annual tradition for me to survey a bunch of store owners to figure out what’s going on in the ecommerce world, and t...Show More

Our Biggest Investing Mistakes

36:28 | Mar 30th, 2018

Normally I turn to Steve Chou and Bill D'Alessandro for advice on what to do in business. Not today. Instead, we're chatting about the biggest mistakes we've made investing in the markets and real estate. You can find show notes and more information ...Show More

Paying for Traffic on Google and Amazon

1:09:58 | Mar 23rd, 2018

When it comes to online advertising, I know it can be a challenge to keep up with the various options on different, ever-changing platforms. So today, I've brought Brett Curry from OMGCommerce.com on to discuss traffic with Google and Amazon in 2018....Show More

How to Get Reviews on Amazon in 2018

46:19 | Mar 16th, 2018

As you know, Amazon has been cracking down on reviews. It used to be that you could get incentived reviews, but that's no longer the case. What's a seller to do then? You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2szABo...Show More

Catching-Up with the New Owner of Right Channel Radios

32:43 | Mar 9th, 2018

A few years back I caught up with Clayton Chrismas who purchased TrollingMotors.net from me. I learned how much better the business was doing once it was freed from the shackles and constraints of it's incompetent previous owner (much better, it turn...Show More

Hitting $350K on Kickstarter Without Paid Traffic

35:02 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Learn how Kris Cody generated $300K+ on Kickstarter without any paid traffic. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2DMaxaT

Bigcommerce, Americommerce, Volusion & More

27:23 | Feb 23rd, 2018

This is the last episode of shopping cart month, where we talk about some other contenders, even if they're not the biggest ones on the scene. We cover Bigcommerce, Volusion, and Americommerce and compare and contrast their various strengths and weak...Show More

WooCommerce: An Increasingly Viable Option in 2018

42:28 | Feb 16th, 2018

What I've noticed is that WooCommerce has been like an underdog, but it seems like it's about to change. This week, we're talking with Brian from PostStatus.com and Zach Stepek from MindSize.me to chat about the potential and pitfalls of WooCommerce....Show More

eCommerceFuel Live 2018 Takeaways

46:22 | Feb 13th, 2018

Listen to Bill D'Alessandro from Rebel CEO and I doing a recap on my favorite event of the year, the eCommerceFuel Live conference. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2FDGz9w

Magento Review: Has Complexity Killed It's Appeal?

35:25 | Feb 9th, 2018

This week, we're talking with Alan Merrick who is a Magento expert in our community and Kalen Jordan from the podcast Mage Talk about Magento and who it's best suited for. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2...Show More

Shopify in 2018: No Longer a Startup

34:21 | Feb 2nd, 2018

If you like to nerd out on shopping cart software as much as I do, then stay tuned. This week, we're going to dive in talking about Shopify with Carson McComas from Fuel Made. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit....Show More

Strategies for Building a World­-Class Network

41:22 | Jan 26th, 2018

Learn from Jayson Gaignard on how to meaningfully connect with someone busy and well­-known like Seth Godin. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2or4KEl

Building a YouTube Channel to 100K Subscribers & Beyond

47:06 | Jan 19th, 2018

Learn from Raphael Schneider, YouTube Wizard who has built a channel with more than 125,000 subscribers. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2AFgy7J

Identifying Leverage Points in Your Business (FollowUp)

32:51 | Jan 12th, 2018

This is a followup conversation with Dave McGeady to see the results of a marketing experiment is going and what the results were. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2o4J8uT

Direct Mail Marketing Tips to Generate 40%+ of Revenue from a Catalog

40:41 | Jan 5th, 2018

Learn highly effective direct mail marketing tips and print catalog ideas to make your store. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2jsBs2l

9 Predictions for 2018

32:18 | Dec 29th, 2017

Today I sit down with Bill D'Alessandro to make some bold ecommerce predictions for 2018. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2B7ccJF

Building a Blog Audience

29:39 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Anastasia leveraged the readership of her popular blog to jump­start the business. So she knows a thing or two about building and connecting with an audience via the written word. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://...Show More

How to Grow a Blog That Drives 60%+ of Your Revenue

37:12 | Dec 15th, 2017

Andy Hayes from PlumDeluxe.com talks about how to grow a blog and how they've used the platform to generate close to two-thirds of their sales. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2zCIrzw

Talking Cryptocurrency with Clay Collins

50:43 | Dec 8th, 2017

The founder of the popular Leadpages software is getting into cryptocurrency. Let's geek out together talking cryptocurrency with Clay Collins. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2nuPs0U

Building a Buffet Style eCommerce Portfolio

33:16 | Dec 1st, 2017

Learn how to build a highly profitable portfolio of eCommerce businesses. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2iUN11X

Hiring a Business Manager

27:08 | Nov 24th, 2017

Hiring a business manager can free up your time if done correctly. Learn the strategies to find, hire and incentivize the right person. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2y4IP6d

Stories From the Road During ECF Week

39:42 | Nov 17th, 2017

This Fall we hosted "ECF Week", where community members in 20+ cities across the globe got together to connect. I couldn't make all the events but I did my best and joined 8 meetups in 9 days. It was a roadtrip and the likes of which I've never attem...Show More

Using Customer Lifetime Value (LTV) to Grow Your Business

45:20 | Nov 10th, 2017

Learn how to calculate your customer lifetime value and how to use it to grow and improve your business. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2lx8t1E

eCommerce Insurance: Protecting Your Business and Wealth

45:12 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Andrew Egenes and Phillip Naples from Unbrokerage.com join me to talk what types of eCommerce insurance store owners need to protect themselves. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2lAnzDI

7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Business

17:08 | Oct 27th, 2017

Earlier this year I came close to buying a mid 7-figure business with a team of 15 people. At first, it looked like a diamond in the rough.  A business I could purchase relatively cheaply, spend a short time improving and systemizing and then step ba...Show More

Camping with an eCommerce Venture Capitalist

42:54 | Oct 20th, 2017

Our discussion recorded while camping covers his time working with Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, travel, and (of course) lessons learned from making numerous investments in the eCommerce space. You can find show notes and more information by clicking he...Show More

Selling on Amazon FBA Europe

30:13 | Oct 13th, 2017

John Cavendish joins me today to share his experience growing an FBA Amazon Europe business and discuss the ins-and-outs of what you need to consider if you want to be successful. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://...Show More

Building a Big Business

39:18 | Oct 6th, 2017

We dive deep about the ins-and-outs of raising money, building company culture and how to screen for pro-active employees when hiring.  You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2y3Byql

The Podcast Returns

07:58 | Sep 29th, 2017

Over the last nine months I've been a total slacker. The previously weekly podcast got cut back to one flimsy episode a month while I took a sabbatical to take a little time off and figure out what I wanted to do next. Well I'm thrilled to announce t...Show More

Using Internal Linking to Get More Traffic

30:36 | Sep 22nd, 2017

In the second episode of our SEO series, SEO expert and founder of 180Marketing Jeff Oxford explains how to optimize your internal links to generate more traffic. While internal linking is not the most important SEO factor, solid internal structure w...Show More

On-Page SEO Factors: How to Boost Your Rankings without Links

27:41 | Sep 15th, 2017

You can boost your on-page SEO with some simple fixes that together create big results, and our eCommerce Fuel Forum expert Jeff Oxford can tell you how. Jeff talks about recent improvements to search engine algorithms that have changed the SEO facto...Show More

Facebook, Amazon, Investing & More with Andy Bedell

25:23 | Aug 17th, 2017

Andy Bedell joins us to share some inside knowledge and tips for using Facebook, Amazon, and other resellers to sell and market products effectively. He also shares his own captivating copywriting process and some investment ideas and inspiration. We...Show More

Unmasking the Borg: 5 Key Takeaways from Amazon's Boost Event

26:23 | Jul 21st, 2017

Amazon’s BOOST Event was the first annual FBA (Fulfilled By Amazon) conference for sellers on the platform. Long overdue guest Bill D'Alessandro joins us to give us his five biggest takeaways from BOOST, including new developments in international se...Show More

Importing Products from China in 2017

30:27 | Jul 14th, 2017

With several Hong Kong exhibitions coming up, it's important to make the most out of the opportunity to meet with factories and directly source products. Cameron Walker is the President of Gifts, Home, and Hardware Group at Global Sources and explain...Show More

Dave Munson from Saddleback Leather

20:51 | Jun 22nd, 2017

It can be tricky to write copy that's both funny and effective. I thought I'd ask Dave Munson of Saddleback Leather, who's a pro at striking this particular balance, for his tips. Dave also talks about how he harnesses video in his business, and what...Show More

Working in an Amazon Warehouse

26:35 | May 26th, 2017

On the show today, our resident Importing and China expert Dave Bryant shares what he learned from his experience working in an Amazon warehouse.  Dave kicks off the episode by talking about the recent sale of his business, which opened up the chance...Show More

Identifying Leverage Points in Your Business

28:07 | Apr 14th, 2017

We're trying something a little different on this episode of eCommerce Fuel: instead of our normal interview, I've invited Noah Kagan and Dave McGeady to talk about Dave's business Wyldsson.  Dave, Noah and I talk about the inexpensive, quick, and im...Show More

The Battle to Protect Intellectual Property

22:23 | Mar 17th, 2017

Entrepreneurs that make money off of intellectual property - like artists and eCommerce storeowners Meredith Keller and Matt Snow - know that protecting your IP is an uphill battle. Meredith and Matt join us to talk about how they've dealt with count...Show More

How to 100x Your Business in 3 Years

38:07 | Feb 17th, 2017

100xing your business in three years might sound impossible, but one of our best new eCommerce Fuel contributors - Daniel Parker - is here to share the story of how his company did just that. After being recruited to MyChoiceSoftware in 2013, Daniel ...Show More

When Major Press Blows Up Your Business

28:27 | Jan 20th, 2017

Welcome to the first episode of 2017! Today I'm chatting with Brad Bernhart, a fellow Montana business owner and the craftsman behind the awesome tools over at Earlywood Designs.   Brad talks about his recent experience handling an unexpected rush of...Show More

Looking Ahead to 2017

08:41 | Dec 30th, 2016

If you've been listening for the past few weeks, you already know I'm stepping away from the podcast in 2017 to focus on some new projects. Today I'm filling you in on those plans, which include getting back to writing fresh blog content for you all....Show More

How to Ensure Killer Email Deliverability

33:55 | Dec 23rd, 2016

X and I dig into some specifics about email deliverability best practices, including what makes up your email reputation. We talk about how to come back from being put on a blacklist and if it's possible to make it past Google's "Updates" tab into yo...Show More

The Goldilocks Method of Discounting

30:37 | Dec 16th, 2016

Drew Sanocki of Nerd Marketing shares an episode of his podcast with us, all about how to utilize discount ladders in your business. Drew then answers some of my questions, including how to know a customer's average time to purchase and how to develo...Show More

The Art of Reaching Your Full Potential

30:46 | Dec 9th, 2016

In this episode, Taylor Pearson and I talk about knowing where to invest your time, and how to choose the right area of expertise for your skillset. Taylor also shares his thoughts on the popular publishing platform Medium, as well as his top 3 must-...Show More

How Cotopaxi is Building a Socially Conscious Brand

33:59 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Stephan Jacob is the co-founder of Cotopaxi, a high-end outdoor apparel manufacturer. Backed by ventured capital, he's creating a larger operation that genuinely incorporates social initiatives into all aspects of their business operation. Stephan sh...Show More

Accounting Deep Dive: Amazon Sales Tax, Lessons from Profitable Stores & More

25:48 | Nov 25th, 2016

We've got a quick but extensive accounting lesson for you today from Catching Clouds co-founder Scott Scharf.  As an eCommerce accounting expert, Scott gets to see the inner workings of dozens of eCommerce businesses -- and he's here to tell us what ...Show More

Nurturing an Early Stage Proprietary Product

36:02 | Nov 18th, 2016

Building a brand through a proprietary product may very well be the future of eCommerce for small businesses. Dave Bayless, of Human Scale Business, knows firsthand what it takes to grow and scale early-stage companies or inventions. He has a wealth ...Show More

eCommerceFuel Live 2016 Takeaways

30:56 | Nov 11th, 2016

On this episode, Bill and I talk about the keynote speakers, panel discussions, and overall takeaways from this year's excellent eCommerceFuel Live in Savannah, GA. You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2einpg6

Selling Controversial Products Online

35:27 | Nov 4th, 2016

In this episode, Chad talks about how he got into selling gun parts, as well as some of the things he's learned about business and marketing over the years as an entrepreneurial jack-of-all-trades. You can find show notes and more information by clic...Show More

Amazon, UPS and FedEx: How Does the Story End?

30:03 | Oct 28th, 2016

In this final episode from our beach mastermind group, Andrew moderates a discussion between Bill D'Alessandro and Zack Kanter about how Amazon will change in the coming years. Will they consider buying out either UPS or FedEx? Will they simply drive...Show More

A Non-Preachy Discussion About Routines

36:10 | Oct 21st, 2016

It seems like every über-successful entrepreneur has a special daily routine that sets them up to dominate the day. In this episode, we talk frankly about our own positive and negative habits and how they impact our work and personal lives. You can f...Show More

The Power of Intimate Entrepreneur Retreats

32:27 | Oct 14th, 2016

Mastermind groups are a familiar topic in the eCommerce community. In the kickoff episode of this three-part series, we take a peek inside the recent entrepreneurs' retreat I attended, hosted by our frequent guest and good friend Bill D'Alessandro. T...Show More

Growing Beardbrand and the New UrbanBeardsman.com

32:09 | Oct 7th, 2016

Eric Bandholz  returns to eCommerceFuel to take about the benefits and challenges of scaling your team in a way that leads to productivity, why he decided against selling on Amazon, and how launching another company, UrbanBeardsman.com, is taking his...Show More

What Virtual Reality Means for eCommerce

26:08 | Sep 30th, 2016

Virtual reality is the talk of the town right now, and not just in tech circles. Today we're chatting with Daniel Beauchamp, head of VR at Shopify, to understand how virtual reality might change the face of eCommerce in the not-so-distant future. We ...Show More

Managing Cash Flow for a Growing Business

25:55 | Sep 23rd, 2016

There's a lot to keep track of when you have a growing small business, and managing cash flow can be tricky. Bill and Andrew have had their own encounters with cash flow issues in the past, so today they share those lessons. They talk about why you m...Show More

Messaging Commerce: The Next Big Thing or a 2016 Fad?

28:52 | Sep 16th, 2016

You've probably heard that 2016 is the year messaging apps and bots really take off. We're joined this week by Paul Gray of Kik, who enlightens us about the popularity of messaging apps, the possibilities of bots, and how he would respond to naysayer...Show More

How to Get the Most Out of a Conference

20:28 | Sep 9th, 2016

Recently, we did a roundup of the eCommerce conferences you should have on your radar. This week, we're talking about getting the most out of whichever conferences you do attend. We discuss why networking should be your primary objective, and how to ...Show More

1 Employee, 100 Orders per Day: An Update on Pawstruck's Warehousing Goal

08:38 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Earlier this year, we kicked off a series with Kyle Goguen of PawStruck.com and began by looking at his goals. We wanted to follow Kyle throughout the year to see how things went – what were some of his successes and challenges on his eCommerce journ...Show More

Creating a Strong Company Culture

21:42 | Aug 26th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Running a brick and mortar store has its challenges. Today's guest has figured out how to create both an open and warm store environment with an innovative and successful online presence. For this episode, Andrew...Show More

Expanding into a Brick & Click Business

22:39 | Aug 19th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Could there be benefits to going old school and connecting with people out of a physical store? Tony Rodono of City Prints Map Art and, more recently, MapShop.com did just that. Tony transitioned to working out o...Show More

The World Shifting Changes Headed Your Way – Part 2

25:14 | Aug 12th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Bill and Andrew resume last week's conversation to finish looking at how current trends in technology will have an impact on the future of our economy. Although these shifts may be a few years away, understanding...Show More

The World Shifting Changes Headed Your Way – Part 1

28:00 | Aug 5th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Bill and Andrew pull out their crystal balls to peer into the future and predict how technology will usher in massive shifts in the economy. These shifts may be 5 - 20 or more years away, but they can potentially...Show More

Successful Amazon Market Research in 2016

31:09 | Jul 29th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Continuing with our series on Amazon, this week we're talking about research tools available to help those selling in niche markets. Greg Mercer, the founder of Jungle Scout, a popular Amazon market research tool...Show More

How to Get Reviews on Amazon

33:35 | Jul 22nd, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: One of the most crucial factors to having a successful product on Amazon is the quality of your customer reviews. This week, Jeffrey Cohen, Director of Business Development at SellerLabs, joins us to explain how ...Show More

The Top Amazon Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

30:50 | Jul 15th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Fahim Naim is a former Senior Category Manager at Amazon and founder of eShopportunity. Over the course of his time at Amazon, Fahim did P&L management for a multi-hundred million dollar category, managed relatio...Show More

Dangers of the Amazon and FBA Business Model

16:01 | Jul 8th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Amazon and the eCommerce merchant. It's a Shakespearean tale where love and hate is often a blurred line. There's no doubt that for many merchants, Amazon is a huge source of revenue for their product. But there'...Show More

Selling Right Channel Radios

26:37 | Jul 1st, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: It's been eight years since Right Channel Radios first opened its eCommerce doors. After a cart migration, major website overhaul and lots of lessons learned over the years, the business has officially been sold....Show More

Managing a Large Virtual Team with Ezra Firestone

28:34 | Jun 24th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: A team of 40 virtual employees across multiple brands. Sounds like a dream team, but a lot goes into managing a large virtual team. Ezra Firestone of Smart Marketer shows us how he currently manages his businesse...Show More

From Dried Worms to Diapers: Stories of Crazy eCommerce Niches

12:59 | Jun 17th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: You can buy anything online, but that doesn't mean every niche is a profitable one. Today we spoke to three different pioneering niche merchants from our community to talk about their seemingly impossible niches ...Show More

Selling a Business, How to Invest & Building Community — A Discussion with Ian Schoen

28:09 | Jun 10th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Wondering what it's like to sell your business? Or how much you can actually make through passive investments? Both are more complex than you might think, and it pays to hear from someone who knows both. Ian Scho...Show More

Reader Questions on Product Development, Buying Sites & More

18:03 | Jun 3rd, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: The dynamic duo returns to help answer listener questions. Today we tackle a wide range of topics from how to structure your business joint ventures to what the best sources are for buying and selling eCommerce s...Show More

Mastering User Experience with Jason Broughton from Zappos

25:05 | May 27th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: User experience. This phrase has been tossed around a lot in the last few years, but few have actually mastered applying it in all aspects of their business. Most businesses focus on the wire-framing and usabilit...Show More

How to Pitch the Press and Get Life-Changing Coverage

15:08 | May 20th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Trying to drum up some press for your brand or business can be a full-time job. And with all the effort that goes into trying to get media coverage, how worth it does it end up being for your brand? Today, we're ...Show More

80/20 Marketing & AdWords Changes with Perry Marshall

29:05 | May 13th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: The art of sorting out your customers, weeding out the qualified from the non-qualified, is one of the most important skills you can develop in business. There are hundreds of tools out there that claim to help y...Show More

The Bare Minimum You Need to Know About Accounting

21:31 | May 6th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Knowing how to read a financial statement and a few other basics of accounting is vital in an eCommerce business. Without basic knowledge of accounting, you may think you're raking in the cash when you're actuall...Show More

eCommerce Conference Round-Up

21:14 | Apr 29th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: There are tons of conferences being offered in the world of eCommerce and marketing today, so it can be difficult to choose which one is the best fit for your individual situation. We're a bit biased when it come...Show More

How to Craft a Kickstarter Marketing Plan That Gets You Funded in 8 Hours

37:32 | Apr 22nd, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Crowdfunding is a popular topic and it's one that continues to pick up steam as bigger companies and cooler products get launched on platforms like Kickstarter. And we've finally discovered the secret sauce of cr...Show More

A California Roadtrip: Tips for Working While Traveling

18:18 | Apr 15th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: Today's episode comes to you from the road. As eCommerce entrepreneurs, flexibility is one of the biggest perks of the job. But how easy is it to pack up the family into an RV and head south while trying to stay ...Show More

Honey, What’s Paid Traffic? What Your Parents Really Know About Your Business

17:18 | Apr 8th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: eCommerce entrepreneurs can be a misunderstood bunch. Sometimes it's the people that know us better than anyone else who can't figure us out – our parents. Today on the show, we talk to a few eCommerce entreprene...Show More

Origin Stories: Two Paths to Starting our eCommerce Businesses

28:52 | Apr 1st, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: After almost 150 episodes of the eCommerceFuel podcast, our topics have run the gamut. But one very obvious topic we've yet to tackle? The story behind why Andrew Youderian and frequent co-host Bill D'Alessandro ...Show More

A Year with Pawstruck: Setting Business Goals with Kyle Goguen

17:27 | Mar 25th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: We were inspired by one of our favorite podcasts, Start-Up, to kick off a new series this week. Over the course of the next year, we'll be following Kyle Goguen, founder of Pawstruck, to see what it's like for a ...Show More

Using Instagram to Generate Seven Figures in Sales

37:05 | Mar 18th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: It's everyone's new favorite social media platform and for some business owners, it's a gold mine. Lily Jade is a multi-million dollar diaper bag business and they've generated seven figures alone through Instagr...Show More

How to Nail Your First Shipment to Amazon FBA

32:45 | Mar 11th, 2016

New post from The eCommerceFuel Blog: If you can't beat them, join them. Amazon FBA is a natural next step to help you grow your business. But sending out your first shipment can be ripe with potential problems. On today's episode, we've got a novice...Show More

Five Years In: How the Affordable Care Act is Helping Small Business Owners with Health Insurance

14:17 | Mar 4th, 2016

The Affordable Care Act has been in effect for five years now. We decided to check in with small business owners to see how well it's worked for their families and employees. Today we're hoping to answer this question: is it possible to find affordab...Show More

Meet Lars Hundley: Entrepreneur and Community Contributor Extraordinaire

32:38 | Feb 26th, 2016

In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about Kickstarter, Amazon, creating proprietary products, as well as a plethora of other eCommerce-related topics. We wrap up the show with some trivia to see how well Lars can remember some of the things th...Show More

The Future of eCommerce: Predictions on Mobile, Amazon & More

47:18 | Feb 19th, 2016

Jason brings a unique perspective to our tribe of independent 6 and 7-figure merchants and shares some takeaways that we can glean from some of those bigger organizations. He shares a lot of great insights on the future of eCommerce and talks about s...Show More

Brand Storytelling Pointers from a Hollywood Screenwriter

32:45 | Feb 12th, 2016

This episode is a prime run of all things storytelling for your business from a guy who has the background and authority to speak on the topic. Michael and I chat about how you can use storytelling to grow your business, build your brand, and connect...Show More

The Ugmonk Story: Starting More than Just a T-Shirt Company

26:50 | Feb 5th, 2016

Jeff is here today to talk about how he created Ugmonk and infused it with his personality and style. Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/1KwEKqG

How to Be a Good Mentor in Business

17:06 | Jan 29th, 2016

Today, we take a slightly opposite approach to an often-discussed topic - instead of talking about how to find a mentor we dig into the ins and outs of being a good mentor in business. Tune in to check out our reflection on our experiences with mento...Show More

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (But Better)

23:42 | Jan 22nd, 2016

The author of the New York Times bestselling book, Essentialism (one of my top book picks for 2015), Gregory McKeown, joins me on this episode to help answer those questions. Greg shares some key concepts outlined in his book and imparts some game-ch...Show More

How to Skyrocket Your eCommerce Conversion Rate - with Peep Laja

29:54 | Jan 15th, 2016

If you’re in the eCommerce field, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Peep Laja from ConversionXL.com, one of the most respected conversion blogs online. I invited Peep to join us on the eCommerce Fuel podcast to discuss some of the best practices for increa...Show More

TrollingMotors.net Follow-up: Two Years into Buying an eCommerce Business

30:35 | Jan 8th, 2016

On this follow-up, Clayton and I chat about how things panned out – did everything go well, did things fall apart and so on. We dive into what it’s like to buy your first eCommerce business, as well as how TrollingMotors.net is doing now, what has ch...Show More

Andy Dunn of Bonobos.com (From the Archives)

22:02 | Jan 1st, 2016

Apart from being a great eCommerce writer on Medium.com, Andy is the founder of Bonobos.com, a menswear clothing online store that he’s grown into a highly-respected company over the past few years. We chat about how Andy got started and his experien...Show More

Michael Dubin of Dollar Shave Club (From the Archives)

16:12 | Dec 25th, 2015

If you haven’t heard this interview with Michael before, or even if you have, then you are in for a real treat. While I first aired this interview over two years ago, the incredible knowledge and lessons that Michael shared with me is still something...Show More

Our Favorite Books of 2015

22:39 | Dec 18th, 2015

Joining me to talk about our top 10 favorite (or perhaps only) books from 2015 is the man behind NerdMarketing.com, Drew Sanocki. This year we have a good mix of business, personal development, diet and fiction books that you might want to check out ...Show More

Making Cyber Monday the Best Sales Day of Your Year

22:13 | Dec 11th, 2015

The man who’s currently recovering from frostbite after standing in line all night looking for Pokémon deals on Black Friday, Bill D’Allesandro of RebelCEO.com, is here today to help answer those questions. Here are some tips for optimizing your eCom...Show More

Answering Reader & Listener Questions

26:47 | Dec 4th, 2015

Joining me on this Q & A episode is none other than the Oracle of Time Square, the man with all of the answers, Drew Sanocki of NerdMarketing.com. We dive into a wide range of topics from why certain markets aren't great for eCommerce and what the be...Show More

How to Hunt (and Catch) "Whales" with Customer Segmentation Analysis

33:13 | Nov 27th, 2015

This episode features Mr. Drew Sanocki’s talk from the recent eCommerce Fuel Live event. He talks about the best practices for finding and attracting those customers that can drive a huge part of your business and really growing by focusing on and de...Show More

UPS vs. USPS vs. Fedex: Battle of the Shipping Carriers

24:20 | Nov 20th, 2015

Bill joins me today to discuss which shipping carriers will save your business the most money. We look at the strengths and weaknesses of each carrier and what you need to do to negotiate the best possible deals. You can find show notes and more inf...Show More

The Right Way to Pay Yourself a Salary

21:26 | Nov 13th, 2015

Finding the answers to those questions can be considerably overwhelming for entrepreneurs, so today, joining me to tackle the salary topic is Bill D'Alessandro from Rebel CEO. We cover everything you need to know about the topic from paying yourself ...Show More

Anatomy of The Perfect Business

27:14 | Nov 6th, 2015

Today, we are diving into the anatomy of a perfect business... The business you would create in an ideal world where you were you able to wave a magic wand and anything you wished would come true. What would it look like? What would be the different...Show More

Creating Proprietary Products: The Design & Manufacturing Process

27:13 | Oct 30th, 2015

In today’s day and age, the previous option of being able to thrive in ecommerce based solely on reselling items is quickly coming to an end. As eCommerce is becoming more and more competitive, the need for new and unique products is becoming an abso...Show More

eCommerceFuel Live 2015 Takeaways

32:55 | Oct 23rd, 2015

This week, as we are just recovering from ECF Live, Bill and I recap our favorite moments from the event. If you didn’t get the chance to go, or even if you did, this episode covers some of the highlights that made the event an incredible success. Y...Show More

eCommerce Fraud Prevention: How to Keep Deadbeats from Ripping You Off

20:09 | Oct 16th, 2015

Fraud prevention can be a tricky road to travel. So how do determine which order is a possible fraudulent order? Listen in as we talk fraud prevention techniques. And while they are never 100% foolproof, they can surely help you make decisions that...Show More

How to Scale Your eCommerce Marketing Plan without Spending a Fortune

19:20 | Oct 9th, 2015

Growing the marketing plan of your eCommerce business can be a difficult task, especially if you are a first-time entrepreneur. Knowing the right steps to take can be daunting even for an experienced business owner, but, with help, you can navigate t...Show More

Why Outsourcing Is Hurting Your eCommerce Business

27:15 | Oct 2nd, 2015

Growing your business alone can be a daunting task; one thing that entrepreneurs can do to alleviate the stress of the workload is outsource different aspects of their operation. From hiring freelancers to hiring a warehouse to store and ship your pr...Show More

Supercharging Growth with a Fine-Tuned B2B Sales Process

23:07 | Sep 25th, 2015

Ben Camerota joins me today to share his experiences with the B2B sales world, both in the traditional, corporate world and in his own businesses. We take a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of B2B sales and get an inside look at how to set up your b...Show More

How To Buy & Run a Store Using Other People's Money

32:42 | Sep 18th, 2015

Debt. As an eCommerce business, that word can either be singularly the most terrifying word or a powerful business tool. Depending on your beliefs and willingness to take on extra debt, you can learn to harness it to grow your business faster than ev...Show More

The 7 Must-Follow Rules for Hiring a Marketing or Design Agency

18:25 | Sep 11th, 2015

Drew Sanocki joins me to talk about how to pick a service agency to help you run and expand your business. We have both had the good, the bad and the downright ugly experiences in the past and have learned some hard lessons. We share our methods of f...Show More

Life as an eCommerce Vagabond with David Couillard

27:15 | Sep 4th, 2015

I knew that I had to talk with David after hearing his story in the forum, not only as a vagabond but as a formidable eCommerce entrepreneur. He was able to create a huge Facebook following, along with several successful eCommerce stores. David share...Show More

The Secret to Making More Money with Free Shipping

24:40 | Aug 28th, 2015

In the world of Amazon Prime, free shipping has become an expected standard for most online shoppers. For most of the bigger retailers, this does not pose any significant threat to their bottom line. But how can the smaller eCommerce owners compete i...Show More

Sourcing Products, Foreign Bank Accounts & More in China

14:29 | Aug 21st, 2015

China... Just the mention of China can bring up varied reactions from most people. A lot of people may think of China as over-populated where most of their products comes from and culturally, as a bit of an enigma. But to those of us in the eCommerce...Show More

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Private Forum with Laura Serino

21:01 | Aug 14th, 2015

If you are a part of our private forum or have been thinking about joining up, then you may have wondered just how we review and accept new members. Also, if you are a fan of our community and blog and have been wondering just how to emulate our copy...Show More

How to Make Gut Level, Intuition-Based Decisions

18:09 | Aug 7th, 2015

Drew Sanocki joins me to talk about our experiences with making decisions based on our intuition, as well as both of the instances where we got it right and wrong. Find out why you need to pay attention to the little things, get outside perspective a...Show More

Making the Leap to Full-Time Entrepreneurship

25:41 | Jul 31st, 2015

Every entrepreneur, at one time or another, has thought about transitioning to working full-time on their business. Coming up with the right strategy for this transition, for you and your business, can be a daunting task. Do you quit your job to work...Show More

Facing the Business Doldrums: 6 Questions to Ask When Your Business Stalls

27:04 | Jul 24th, 2015

Regardless if you are new to eCommerce or have been running a successful online business for a few years, most entrepreneurs worry about how to continue growing their business once they plateau. For many companies, this happens once they hit the high...Show More

Paid Traffic in 2015 - Facebook, Pinterest, Google & More

30:04 | Jul 17th, 2015

eCommerceFuel veteran Ezra Firestone, of SmartMarketer.com, returns to talk about social media and paid traffic. Ezra has become a paid traffic guru, focusing on the multitude of ways to drive traffic to your website using different channels availabl...Show More

Offering Coupons without Killing Your Profitability

20:31 | Jul 10th, 2015

Today, Drew Sanocki and I share our experiences with coupons, our successes, and our horror stories. Find out the best ways of offering coupons to entice your customers to come back time and time again, without losing money in the process.   You ca...Show More

Takeaways from the 2015 IRCE Conference | eCommerceFuel

22:48 | Jul 3rd, 2015

Hopefully, you were able to make it to the IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition) this past month in Chicago with us. But if you weren’t able to attend, then you are in luck! Bill D’Alessandro joins me today to discuss the events of the c...Show More

Creating "The Roost" Laptop Stand with James Olander

32:42 | Jun 26th, 2015

If you are like me and many other entrepreneurs, one of the biggest perks of owning your own business is being able to be completely mobile. You may have an office that you work out of, but if you need to, you can unplug and work on your laptop from ...Show More

Starting and Running an Impactful Mastermind Group

26:50 | Jun 19th, 2015

Joining me to explain the differences in mastermind experiences, is Taylor Pearson. Taylor shares his expertise and talks about why so many masterminds fail the entrepreneurs within the group. From the structure to member selection, we dive into how ...Show More

The Story Behind Woot! & Meh.com with Matt Rutledge

26:42 | Jun 12th, 2015

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have heard the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” at least once in your life. But did you also know that laughter can also help your business grow and prosper? In the world where a majority of entrepr...Show More

Buying and Monetizing Exact Match Domains with Michael Jackness

30:10 | Jun 5th, 2015

Finding the right domain for your business can be a long process and one that you should create a strategy for. Should you find an exact match domain? If that domain is already claimed, should you try and buy it? What is the best method to search for...Show More

6 Tips for Preventing Entrepreneurial Burnout

24:47 | May 29th, 2015

As an entrepreneur, it is very easy to get caught in the trap of saying yes too often in an effort to chase down opportunities and the desire to help everyone who asks for it. However, if you are honest with yourself, you know that by adding another ...Show More

Big City vs. Rural: Where Should You Run Your Business?

32:20 | May 22nd, 2015

Most entrepreneurs, at one time or another, have faced ups and downs that come with living in their area. From networking opportunities and potential investors to income tax rates, entrepreneurs should be thinking about what their business needs to o...Show More

Building a Fashion Brand with Miracle Wanzo

34:27 | May 15th, 2015

eCommerceFuel Forum alumni, Miracle Wanzo, joins me today to discuss the process of building a fashion brand. We talk everything fashion from how she created her own line of lingerie, to how she has been able to combine her own line with brand name f...Show More

Mobilegeddon & Underrated SEO Techniques with Rand Fishkin of Moz

23:35 | May 8th, 2015

Traditionally, most eCommerce owners have thought that creating original content is what is needed to improve their search engine optimization (SEO) and increase their Google rankings. But what if that is not entirely correct? In this data-driven wor...Show More

How to Run Efficient, Highly Automated Warehouses

32:45 | May 1st, 2015

So you decided to make the jump and own your own warehouse. You found the ideal location, built it out according to your specifications, finished stocking it, and your first order just came in. Uh oh, now what do you do? How do you accurately keep tr...Show More

A Beginner's Guide to Setting Up a Warehouse

32:19 | Apr 24th, 2015

Warehouse guru Aaron Rubin joins me in a two-part series about warehouses. From how to determine the right time for acquiring your own warehouse, to the necessary addition to your lease contract, we cover everything you need to know to set up and run...Show More

How to Pay Less in Taxes Without Going to Prison

35:44 | Apr 17th, 2015

Taxes. The one word that most entrepreneurs dread even thinking about, let alone going through the process of filing. If unprepared, a business owner can feel like taxes are this huge, monstrous cloud looming over them. However, there are multiple, c...Show More

How to Start Selling on Amazon with Matt Clark

43:28 | Apr 10th, 2015

Often, eCommerce business owners get caught in the trap of considering Amazon to be one of their biggest competitors; they spend too much time and money fighting against the tide of loyal and secure Amazon customers. However, what many business owner...Show More

When to Sell a Business: 10 Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Sell Your Business with Drew Sanocki of DrewSanocki.com

25:05 | Apr 3rd, 2015

On this episode of The eCommerceFuel Podcast, Drew Sanocki joins me on the show to talk exits. After selling a business he built from the ground up, Drew now helps others to buy and sell businesses. You can find show notes and more information by cl...Show More

Top 8 eCommerce Metrics: 8 eCommerce Metrics You Should be Tracking with Bill D'Alessandro of Elements Brands

32:48 | Mar 27th, 2015

This time, on the eCommercefuel podcast, eCommerce guru Bill D’Alessandro is back to discuss different metrics that you, as a business owner, should be tracking. These metrics can be anything from how much traffic you actually get from mobile vs brow...Show More

Business & Kids: Making the Transition Running a Business with Young Kids with Drew Sanocki of DrewSanocki.com

26:00 | Mar 20th, 2015

Today, we are talking about how to run your business and still be a good parent and spouse. One of the biggest hurdles for entrepreneurs when they have kids, is transitioning from the 24/7 entrepreneur, working whenever you would like, to a parent AN...Show More

The Four Horseman: Interpreting The Predictions of The Four Horseman Video by Scott Galloway with Bill D’Alessandro of OrderCircle.com

32:47 | Mar 13th, 2015

Listen in as Bill and I analyze the big predictions that Scott made in his video and in turn share our own predictions. We tackle everything from Amazon and Apple, to Facebook and Uber, talking about the changes that have happened and what we see on ...Show More

Results from a $50,000 Redesign: The Results from My $50,000 eCommerce Site Redesign

29:09 | Mar 6th, 2015

On this episode, I am talking about why I decided to do our site redesign, the huge changes you will find (one of which you will have to order something to receive), and the results we are already experiencing after these changes. Listen in to learn ...Show More