74 episodes

Shopify ecommerce interviews and insights from The Cut, Shopify Experts and Shopify Plus partners. This podcast is for ecommerce business owners to help you learn about Shopify, apps, branding, sales conversion strategies and more. We speak to Shopify merchants, app developers and agencies. Plus, our directors help with their own ecommerce insights. Since 2009, The Cut has designed new Shopify websites, enhanced existing sites and improved branding and messaging to increase conversion. Our expert ecommerce people live to help, so share our expertise here and Shopify 'til you dropify.

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Shopify ecommerce interviews and insights from The Cut, Shopify Experts and Shopify Plus partners. This podcast is for ecommerce business owners to help you learn about Shopify, apps, branding, sales conversion strategies and more. We speak to Shopify merchants, app developers and agencies. Plus, our directors help with their own ecommerce insights. Since 2009, The Cut has designed new Shopify websites, enhanced existing sites and improved branding and messaging to increase conversion. Our expert ecommerce people live to help, so share our expertise here and Shopify 'til you dropify.

    Episode 74 - Shopify - Expert Interview - Lee Ginbey from Bonfire on SEO, Google & performance digital for ecommerce

    Episode 74 - Shopify - Expert Interview - Lee Ginbey from Bonfire on SEO, Google & performance digital for ecommerce

    Welcome to Ep.74 with Lee Ginbey, Senior Digital Strategist at Bonfire, leading Performance Digital agency, specialising in SEO and Google. Lee cuts through the jargon and complexity of SEO and digital marketing, to give awesome insights on SEO for ecommerce, the importance of site structure and content and some interesting observations on Google and where he and the Bonfire team see things going in 2021 and beyond.

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    If you have an ecommerce store, you run a business and want to learn more about driving traffic to your website, or you’re a digital marketing professional who wants to hear from an experienced marketer, jump right in and take a listen.

    Lee has been with Bonfire for 5+ years and specialises in SEO, Google Analytics and GTM as the agency strives to be the best Digital Performance Agency in Perth, and beyond.

    As a Senior Digital Strategist at Bonfire Lee works on the agency’s biggest campaigns with his daily tasks geared towards developing tailored strategies, executing technical tasks and analysing campaign performance to make sure they deliver measurable results.

    Lees has developed his strategic skills from a foundation of technical roles, specialising in organic search, Google Ads, Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.

    Lee is always focused on staying current on the latest trends, challenging previous techniques and experimenting with new concepts.

    With the rest of the Bonfire team, Lee works closely with clients to explain complex processes and forecast outcomes with clarity and transparency.

    Big thanks from us to Lee Ginbey, Senior Digital Strategist at Bonfire for sitting down with us to share search, Google and digital marketing insights for ecommerce.

    If you're a Shopify business owner or work in digital and ecomm marketing, come and share your stories on this podcast. Get in touch anytime.

    • 52 min
    Episode 73 - Shopify - Merchant Interview - David Steadman from Steadyrack takes us from first concept to going global

    Episode 73 - Shopify - Merchant Interview - David Steadman from Steadyrack takes us from first concept to going global

    Welcome to Ep.73 with David Steadman, CEO and Founder of Steadyrack, designers of revolutionary, space saving, bicycle storage solutions. David is a serial entrepreneur and has pivoted from home builder to bicycle storage business owner, with an innovative product embraced by cyclists and corporations all over the world. David shares the story of Steadyrack, from the first idea, at a family BBQ, to product development, expansion and ecommerce.

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    This is an awesome Perth business and ecommerce success story of a personal passion, and some family challenges that led to an idea, that led to a product, that led to a major change in business focus and career direction, and resulted in the growth of a legitimate global business built on a progressive new concept.

    David Steadman is a driven ideas man, with a love of road bikes, mountain biking, surfing and problem solving. This interview will inspire anyone in business, and every person with entrepreneurial spirit who is out there thinking up ideas and building a business.

    The concept for the first Steadyrack bike storage solution was born from David’s frustration with not being able to park his car in his garage because of the family bikes left on the floor.

    Like many people, they couldn't physically tackle the chore of lifting their bikes onto their wall-mounted hooks.

    Within two weeks of sharing his frustration at a family BBQ, a crude handmade rack was made. This prototype was the beginning of David’s five year journey of multiple home-made iterations, that resulted in the now-patented Steadyrack.

    In 2009, Steadyrack officially produced and sold its first racks and now 100’s of thousands of Steadyracks are installed in homes and commercial facilities all over the world. It’s not uncommon to see rows and rows of Steadyracks in the carparks of the high rise buildings of some of the biggest corporate names.

    Big thanks from us to David Steadman, CEO and Founder of Steadyrack for sharing his business and ecomm stories with us.

    If you're a Shopify business owner or work in digital and ecomm marketing come and guest on this podcast. Get in touch anytime.

    • 49 min
    Episode 72 - Shopify - Expert Interview - Robert Gibson from Klarna on the smooothest transactions for ecommerce

    Episode 72 - Shopify - Expert Interview - Robert Gibson from Klarna on the smooothest transactions for ecommerce

    Welcome to Ep.72 where we talk to Robert Gibson, Commercial Partnerships Manager for Klarna. Klarna is a ‘Paypal meets Afterpay’ model of online payments and the company’s mission is to create the ‘smooothest’ possible transactions for ecommerce to benefit customers and merchants.

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    This Shopify interview will be awesome for just about any merchant that is looking to offer their customers simpler and easier transaction options, and it will be super interesting for businesses selling to international markets.

    The more flexibility and options you can give customers when it comes to the transaction and their payment options, the higher your chances are of converting. The last thing any merchant wants to do is lose customers simply because they can’t offer a payment option that fits their expectations and needs.

    From an increased focus on personalised shopping and curated lists, to ‘pay-later’ options and installments, Klarna is leading the sector in terms of a creative and customer-centric approach to online transactions.

    Robert is a passionate and switched-on expert in his field and gives a great podcast. Listen in to a wealth of knowledge on the options and possibilities, and plenty of guidance too, on ecommerce transactions now, and where they are headed.

    Big thanks from us to Robert Gibson, Commercial Partnerships Manager at Klarna for sharing his time and insights with us.

    If you're a Shopify business owner or work in digital and ecomm marketing come and guest on this podcast. Get in touch anytime.

    • 42 min
    Episode 71 - Shopify - Merchant Interview - Ash Belcastro, Founding Director of fight brand, Engage Industries

    Episode 71 - Shopify - Merchant Interview - Ash Belcastro, Founding Director of fight brand, Engage Industries

    Ding-ding! And the gloves are off for Ep.71 as we talk to another Perth ecomm entrepreneur who is doing great things. Ash Belcastro is Founding Director of MMA fight gear and apparel brand Engage. This is a great interview with a high energy and motivated ecommerce businessman who operates in the exciting world of hand-to-hand combat and the athletes who take to the ring.

    Check out Engage here

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    We love Ash’s story, and we think you will too because this Shopify interview is another celebration of WA business success. Like so many ‘ecommers’, Ash started Engage because fight training was his passion and it took him into South East Asia, where he formed friendships with some of the most exciting and emerging combat athletes. His love of the fight inspired Ash to launch Engage, and his fight gear and apparel brand fits alongside his management of marquee athletes like Israel Adesanya.

    Listen in and you’ll hear all about Ash’s journey, and his ambitions for Engage as a brand. This is exciting and motivating stuff, so check it out fight fans.

    Engage is all about progressive and premium fight gear, like gloves and shorts, plus limited edition apparel for the lovers of the fight. Engage are building a brand and reputation based on their relationships with legitimate talent, and groundbreaking collabs. Ever heard of Call Of Duty?

    Like they say, Engage is for the fighters. For the determined, for the obsessive. Engage is for the people who don’t stop, who don’t give up, and who don’t compromise.

    Sound familiar? Sounds like what it takes to launch and succeed in ecommerce to us.

    Ash’s story and his journey with Engage is all about turning a personal passion and close relationships into awesome and authentic products for athletes and fans. Big thanks from us to Ash Belcastro, Founding Director of Engage, for sharing his time and tales on The Shopify Dropify.

    If you're a Shopify business owner or ecommerce expert, you’re invited to guest on this podcast, so get in touch anytime.

    • 43 min
    Episode 70 - Shopify - Expert Interview - Jane Magoffin from Reload Media on digital marketing for ecommerce

    Episode 70 - Shopify - Expert Interview - Jane Magoffin from Reload Media on digital marketing for ecommerce

    Happy New Year and welcome to Ep.70, our first for 2021.

    We talk to our old mate Jane Magoffin, Senior Account Manager with Brisbane-based Reload Media. Reload are digital marketing specialists and spend a lot of their time working with ecommerce brands, plus a range of different businesses. Jane’s focus is on paid advertising and our conversation revolves around her specialisations, her best insights, how Reload and their clients have done in 2020 and what they’re excited about for 2021.

    Visit Reload here

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    This Shopify interview has been custom made for any ecomm business owner, or retailer, planning on expanding into online sale, and digital marketing. Reload are top flight operators and Jane is a switched on and passionate digital marketer. Listen in on Jane’s highest value, not-to-be-missed insights like how to get your paid advertising to deliver ROI, popular channels and emerging opportunities.

    Reload Media customised digital marketing services, with a focus on results. Reload takes a partnership approach to working with businesses, and invests heavily in developing understanding and solutions fit for each company and their different products, services and objectives. For Reload, their approach has become a formula for success as they achieve game-changing results for clients in all sorts of business sectors.

    Jane has been with Reload for 4+ years and specialises in Digital Marketing for Ecommerce. She has a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Creative Industries from the Queensland University of Technology, and before finding Reload, Jane gathered experience across Public Relations, Radio, Media and Events.

    Now, Jane is in a senior role with one of Australia’s most progressive and focussed ecommerce marketing agencies and Reload has offices in London and the Philippines, with Jane working from their head office in Brisbane.

    Big thanks from us to Jane Magoffin, Senior Account Manager at Reload Media for sharing her time and insights.

    If you're a Shopify business owner or work in digital and ecomm marketing, come and guest on this podcast. Get in touch anytime.

    • 45 min
    Episode 69 - Shopify - Expert Interview - Megan Winter from Unstoppable Ecommerce, Facebook advertising experts

    Episode 69 - Shopify - Expert Interview - Megan Winter from Unstoppable Ecommerce, Facebook advertising experts

    Welcome to Ep.69 where we talk to Megan Winter Co-Founder of Unstoppable Ecommerce, a Brisbane-based consultancy specialising in Facebook advertising and educating ecommerce business owners on how to get the most from their Facebook advertising and marketing.

    Visit Unstoppable here

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    In this Shopify interview, all ecommerce business owners and merchants will learn tons from Megan, who has built her ecommerce marketing skills working with businesses big and small, all over the world. Bringing her strategies back to Australia, Megan and her business partner Karyn focus on running Facebook marketing for businesses, and giving smaller business owners the knowledge and skills to run their Facebook marketing themselves, and optimise their success.

    Megan is Co-Founder of Unstoppable, and based in Brisbane Queensland, with her business partner and Co-Founder, Karyn Parkinson, working from Hobart, Tasmania.

    Unstoppable can teach merchants how to do Facebook advertising themselves, they train teams, or take care of everything for ecomm business owners.

    Before Megan co-founded Unstoppable, she was the go-to person for the world’s leading digital advertising agencies. They called Megan to help their teams get better results using digital marketing and advertising.

    Unstoppable uses the same tools and tactics for every ecommerce business. Megan uses the same approaches and strategies she used for brands including Heineken-owned Solbrew, Lexus, Bond University and many more.

    Unstoppable love working with big brands, but empowering small business owners to do it for themselves is why Megan and Karyn started Unstoppable eCommerce in the first place.

    Our thanks go out to Megan (and Karyn!), Co-Founders of Unstoppable Ecommerce, for sharing her time and Shopify skills with us all on The Shopify Dropify.

    If you want to get your ecommerce business story on The Shopify Dropify, or you’re an ecommerce expert, come and guest on this podcast. Email us at The Cut to make that happen.

    • 40 min

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Listening to this podcast, I’m not sure what I expected but this wasn’t it. As a budding entrepreneur I was looking for insights onto how to get certain parts of my business started but this podcast comes across more as an advertorial for Shopify where rather aggressive male host pushes the guests to constantly talk about why they use that platform. Additionally, it doesn’t sound like he’s researched the products of the people who he is interviewing. The editing is sloppy and there were several instances where it sounded like the host and guest were talking over one another.

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