29 episodes

The Space Bar podcast from Space 48. We are a remote-first eCommerce agency who designs high performing, technologically superior eCommerce stores for global brands across retail.

We have teamed up with our eCommerce network of clients and tech partners to produce a focused podcast just 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 from Space 48. We are a remote-first eCommerce agency who designs high performing, technologically superior eCommerce stores for global brands across retail.

We have teamed up with our eCommerce network of clients and tech partners to produce a focused podcast just 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.

    #24: Top 10 BigCommerce Apps

    #24: Top 10 BigCommerce Apps

    Do you have a BigCommerce store but you don't know which apps are the best...? Don't worry, we have got you covered.

    We have used our experience as BigCommerce Agency Partner of the year to shortlist the best apps in the BC App Marketplace based on the following categories:


    CMS
    Shipping Experience & Back office Workflows
    Back in stock notifications
    ESP
    Subscriptions 
    Search & Merchandising
    Back ups
    Reviews
    Analytics & Data
    Retention

    3rd party tech is a huge party of the SaaS eCommerce model and it allows you to add functionality to your website quickly and easily without building a custom feature or integration. There are nearly 1,000 apps in the market place and it can sometimes be difficult to navigate so we have enlisted the help of Paul, Tom and Kieran to help you get some expert advice.

    We hope you enjoy the podcast and please feel free to reach out to us for more information.

    Presented By Paul Casey, Head of Account Management at Space 48.

    Guests include Tom Robertshaw - Innovation Director and Kieran Cole - Front End Developer at Space 48.

    • 43 min
    #23: Secrets To Making The Most Of The B2B eCommerce Opportunity

    #23: Secrets To Making The Most Of The B2B eCommerce Opportunity

    The B2B customer is evolving, they’re no longer a user of fax machines or even a mobile device to make calls. They’re shoppers like you and I so how should B2B businesses be changing their approach to digital commerce to accommodate for this new generation of B2B customers. How does the commerce experience differ and where does it start to cross over into B2C? Should eCommerce technology companies be focussing their products in this ever evolving B2B market or should their products already cater for the B2B customer anyway?



    To answer these questions, on this week's episode of the Space Bar Podcast, we're joined by the IT and Operations DIrector at the B2B Health & Beauty wholesaler Ellisons, Lee Farmer and the Sales Director for the UK & Ireland at Factfinder, Stuart Patterson.



    Presented By Pete Robertshaw, Head of Commerce Consulting at Space 48

    • 53 min
    #22: Don’t Get Caught Out! The Hidden Risks Of Failing To Prepare For BFCM

    #22: Don’t Get Caught Out! The Hidden Risks Of Failing To Prepare For BFCM

    What is generally considered as the busiest week of the year for most retailers, the Black Friday / Cyber Monday period can see many retailers doing over 50% of their annual sales in just 7 days. With opportunity comes risk so what can retailers be putting in place to make sure their peak period doesn't end in disaster?

    On this week's episode of the Space Bar Podcast we talk to two technology companies who sit behind the scenes in your tech stack, but two that are equally as important for maximising opportunity and reducing risk. We're joined by Daniel Sim - General Manager at Rewind, a SaaS backup solution, and Ti Osnat, a sales engineer at Signifyd who are fraud prevention company using AI and machine learning to help businesses reduce fraud and increase acceptance rates.

    Make sure you listen ahead of your BFCM week and take on board their tips and advice for how to make sure you fully capitalise on one of the biggest weeks of the year.

    Presented by Pete Robertshaw, Digital Commerce Consultant at Space 48.

    • 56 min
    #21: How Headless Technology Can Deliver High Performing Commerce Experiences

    #21: How Headless Technology Can Deliver High Performing Commerce Experiences

    In this week's episode we discuss a topic which has been the source of much debate within the digital commerce industry over the past couple of years and that is Headless. We breakdown what headless actually means at a non-technical level and why it's important for the future of digital commerce. We discuss why merchants should consider a headless approach, including the benefits it brings them and more importantly, their end customers.

    To discuss this, we're joined by Franz Riedl, COO of the front end experience platform Styla, and Thom Armstrong - VP of Go to Market Solutions and Strategy at Fast, the one click checkout solution. We discuss with them how headless has enabled their businesses to move forward and how it's enabling them to deliver great commerce experiences to their customers.

    Presented by Pete Robertshaw, Digital Commerce Consultant at Space 48.

    • 54 min
    #20: What Physical Retail Must Learn From Digital Commerce

    #20: What Physical Retail Must Learn From Digital Commerce

    With the high street still recovering from a traumatic period where for many weeks and months, many retail stores were unable to open, we discuss what physical retail can and must learn from digital commerce. Now that many consumers have found a new and more convenient way to shop online, what must the high street do to lure consumers back into their stores? We discuss our personal frustrations from shopping back on the high street again and what technology could help join up that online / offline journey to give consumers a more seamless experience with the brands they love.

    To discuss this topic, we're joined on the Space Bar this week by Laura Harnett, Founder of Seep, a direct to consumer challenger brand in the sustainable household essentials space. As well as founding Seep, Laura has worked in the retail industry for a number of years for businesses such as Selfridges and the Kingfisher Group. Joining Laura is Imran Choudhary, VP of Strategic Growth at Attraqt who work with some well known high street brands such as Superdry and JD Sports.

    Presented by Pete Robertshaw, Digital Commerce Consultant at Space 48.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #19: When Did Payments Become So Complicated?

    #19: When Did Payments Become So Complicated?

    This week's episode of the Space Bar is addressing payments in digital and physical retail and asking the question, when did payments become so complicated? There's a wealth of different payment service providers (PSPs) in the market now, all offering a multitude of different options for consumers to choose from. But why have we seen this steady rise in the number of providers out there and how should merchants choose one supplier over another? What options should they offer their consumers at checkout - how many different payment options is too many?

    To discuss this, we're joined by Moshe Winegarten who is the Senior Vice President of Commercial at Checkout.com and Rob Beattie, Partner Manager at Klarna.

    Hosted by Pete Robertshaw, Digital Commerce Consultant at Space 48.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

AAO-90 ,

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!

caseydigital ,

Paul

I work in the e-commerce industry and I found the podcast really interesting to find out about what is going on with the tech and platforms.

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