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The Space Bar podcast is an ecommerce podcast from Space 48, a remote-first ecommerce agency who designs high performing, technologically superior ecommerce stores for global brands.

We have teamed up with our ecommerce network of clients and tech partners to produce a focused podcast for people working in our industry. Our aim is to share the latest news, tips and advice for growing your brand online and provide as much value as possible to the ecommerce community.

We hope you enjoy it and make sure you subscribe for the latest episodes and leave a review to let us know what you think.

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The Space Bar podcast is an ecommerce podcast from Space 48, a remote-first ecommerce agency who designs high performing, technologically superior ecommerce stores for global brands.

We have teamed up with our ecommerce network of clients and tech partners to produce a focused podcast for people working in our industry. Our aim is to share the latest news, tips and advice for growing your brand online and provide as much value as possible to the ecommerce community.

We hope you enjoy it and make sure you subscribe for the latest episodes and leave a review to let us know what you think.

    #42 How SaaS is changing the world of IT

    #42 How SaaS is changing the world of IT

    The rise of SaaS is inescapable, whatever business you’re in. Those who choose to ignore it will get left behind.

    In this episode, we reminisce about times gone by in the technology world and look beyond these immediate benefits to understand how SaaS is changing the IT world.

    Two industry veterans join our host, Tom Robertshaw, Innovation Director at Space 48, to unpack what this future might look like.

    We have Aaron Sheehan, Director of Competitive Strategy at BigCommerce, and Pete Robertshaw, Head of Ecommerce consultancy at Space 48.

    Topics include:


    The rise of SaaS
    The reduction in single-use, custom-built software
    The evolution of the solutions specialist

    • 37 min
    #41: The debate on Headless

    #41: The debate on Headless

    In this episode, we're debating whether Headless is still just a buzzword or whether there is substance to it. We'll revisit where it is today and close the debate on what it is. Headless has been around in the ecommerce space for a long time. For a while, it was just a word that no one really knew what it meant. In this episode, we look at how headless has evolved and things to consider when evaluating Headless.

    Topics


    What does headless mean to you?
    Headless is a delivery mechanism.
    The difference between Headless CMS and full Headless
    Microservices, Composable Commerce and PWA
    What sites have done Headless well?
    When is Headless right for your business?
    Does Headless help you improve your site performance?
    What can you expect from a project implementation point of view?
    Does Headless mean you have to have an internal Dev team?
    The key risks and challenges of Headless

    Today's guest is Tom Robertshaw, Innovation Director, Space 48

    Hosted by Pete Robertshaw, Head of Commerce Consulting, Space 48

    • 46 min
    #40: Planning for an ecommerce re-platform project with Vervaunt

    #40: Planning for an ecommerce re-platform project with Vervaunt

    Planning for an ecommerce re-platform project with Vervaunt

    In this episode of the Space Bar Podcast, we're discussing planning for an ecommerce re-platform project with Paul Rogers, Co-Founder of Vervaunt and Sham Miah, Operations Director at Vervaunt. The two have so much knowledge and experience when it comes to large and complex re-platform projects on an international level. So, we were super excited to get them in the studio to discuss what you need to consider when planning for a re-platform.

    Topics include:


    The motivations for re-platforming
    The critical part of getting a project right is the right people and partners
    Derisking a project
    You couldn't get a better time to cleanse your data
    Making the most of the re-platforming opportunity
    The importance of the product data
    The training and development to get comfortable with your new platform
    The future of re-platforming
    What about headless?
    The emergence of new technologies and platforms

    Guests:


    Paul Rodgers, Co-Founder, Vervaunt
    Sham Miah, Operations Director, Vervaunt

    Hosted by: 


    Jon Woodall, Managing Director, Vervaunt

    • 50 min
    #39: BigCommerce Partner Summit EMEA 2022 Roundup

    #39: BigCommerce Partner Summit EMEA 2022 Roundup

    In this episode, we discussed the BigCommerce Partner Summit for EMEA in London a couple of weeks ago. This year's summit was bigger than ever, with around 300 partners attending to listen to a day filled with exhilarating talks, energetic dancing and an all-welcoming atmosphere, proving BigCommerce is bringing the partner ecosystem together for success.

    If you didn't attend or missed some of the talks, here are our takeaways:


    The size and scale that BigCommerce has grown in EMEA.
    BigCommerce doubles down on its "open commerce" strategy.
    The event is an excellent physical representation of the success of the business.
    The way BigCommerce do partnerships and the extent of the partner network.
    The ecommerce platform architecture and supporting third-party technologies is changing.
    BigCommerce's move into the enterprise space with Bundle B2B and B2B Ninja.
    Brent Bellm, CEO, BigCommerce's Keynote talk.
    A frankly impressive ability to deliver against an ambitious roadmap.
    Headless & composable commerce is here to stay but choose wisely.
    How to grow your BigCommerce practice with our very own Tom Robertshaw
    Troy Cox's Product Roadmap talk.
    The team at BigCommerce: a fantasy football team of the ecommerce world.
    Stand with Ukraine.

    Guests:

    Jon Woodall, Managing Director, Space 48

    Stephen Kenealy, Strategy Director, Space 48

    Hosted by:

    Pete Robertshaw, Head of Commerce Consulting at Space 48

    • 38 min
    #38: Shopify Unite Roundup Part 2

    #38: Shopify Unite Roundup Part 2

    This week's episode follows the last Shopify Unite episode we released. In this one, we'll delve deeper into Shopify's product roadmap with Stephen Kenealy, Space 48's Strategy Director and Jon Woodall, Space 48's Managing Director. 



    Topics include:


    Doubling down on enabling direct-to-consumer brands and retailers to trade internationally. 
    Investment in a single platform solution 
    Playing more into the enterprise space
    The ability to serve wholesale and b2b 
    Taking the platform forward with CMS functionality 
    Building the developer community 



    Hosted by Pete Robertshaw, Head of Commerce Consulting, Space 48

    • 20 min
    #37: Shopify Unite Roundup Part 1

    #37: Shopify Unite Roundup Part 1

    In this episode, we talk about our experience at Shopify Unite with Laura Black, General Manager at Brave the Skies. Listen to Jon and Laura cover the talks they saw, the event as a whole, the Shopify community and the ecosystem as a whole. 

    Topics:


    Fostering the developer community 
    A rundown on the talk 'How We Made React Developers Love to Code on Liquid Projects'
    A rundown on the talk 'Out of Step: From Bootstrapped to Venture Backed.'
    Taking inspiration from Ask Phill on their approach to headless 
    Learnings to take forward 
    Headless, hydrogen and Oxygen 

    Hosted by Jon Woodall, Managing Director at Space 48.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Molly Roxanne ,

The podcast for all things eCommerce!

Really interesting and insightful podcast for anyone working in the e-commerce space!

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99 problems but a pod ain’t 1

Really insightful!

nickj89 ,

Great insight into the eCommerce industry

I might be biased, but I loved the first episode and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next!

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