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Ecommerce Conversations is the long-running weekly podcast from Practical Ecommerce, hosted by ecommerce entrepreneur Eric Bandholz.           •• Listen in as Eric interviews in-the-trenches founders and executives who address the essentials of launching, growing, and sustaining an online business. Hear their successes, mistakes, and plans — addressing customer acquisition, web traffic, marketing tactics, on-site conversion, shipping, favorite tools, funding, obstacles, and much more.    •• New episodes every Friday. Subscribe to the podcast here, and then read a condensed transcript at https://www.PracticalEcommerce.com/tag/podcasts.

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Ecommerce Conversations is the long-running weekly podcast from Practical Ecommerce, hosted by ecommerce entrepreneur Eric Bandholz.           •• Listen in as Eric interviews in-the-trenches founders and executives who address the essentials of launching, growing, and sustaining an online business. Hear their successes, mistakes, and plans — addressing customer acquisition, web traffic, marketing tactics, on-site conversion, shipping, favorite tools, funding, obstacles, and much more.    •• New episodes every Friday. Subscribe to the podcast here, and then read a condensed transcript at https://www.PracticalEcommerce.com/tag/podcasts.

    The Best Email Marketing Tells a Story

    The Best Email Marketing Tells a Story

    Matt Ragland is a 10-year email marketer, first at ConvertKit and now at Good People Digital, the Nashville-based agency he launched in early 2023. His approach to superior email performance is storytelling.He says, "Brands that excel at email marketing frequently tell a story to their ideal audience."In this episode, he addresses storytelling tactics, email design, automation strategies, and more. For an edited and condensed transcript with embedded audio, see: https://pec-ly.com/?6rUbFor al...

    • 39 min
    ARTO Owner on Generational Businesses

    ARTO Owner on Generational Businesses

    In 1962 Arto Alajian arrived in the U.S., having fled Egypt and his shoe-manufacturing business. He became a milkman in Los Angeles, and then a ceramic tile installer, and then a tile maker. That was 1966.Fast forward to 2024, and ARTO, the company, is a global supplier of handcrafted ceramic, porcelain, and concrete products. Armen Alagian, the founder's son, now co-owns the business.In this episode, he addresses the challenges and rewards of generational, family-owned companies. For an...

    • 35 min
    OverstockArt Founder Thrives 22 Years On

    OverstockArt Founder Thrives 22 Years On

    Before Shopify, YouTube, and Facebook, there was OverstockArt. David Sasson launched the company on the Yahoo Store platform in 2002 in Wichita, Kansas. It sells original, hand-painted reproductions of works by Van Gogh, Monet, and more.Much has changed since 2002, but not Sasson's passion and resilience. He has faced legal crises, replatforms, and competitors. Yet OverstockArt thrives.In this episode, he shares his journey, outlook, and advice for budding entrepreneurs.For an edited and cond...

    • 34 min
    Copywriter Shifts to X Ads, Scales Brands

    Copywriter Shifts to X Ads, Scales Brands

    No one can accuse ecommerce copywriter Chris Orzechowski of mimicking others. In an era of image-heavy emails, he prefers plain text. Amid the Facebook-Google advertising juggernaut, he likes X.Orzechowski is an 11-year writer and marketer, first as a freelancer and then, in 2020, at Orzy, the agency he founded. In this episode, he addresses his keys to successful product copy, frustration with Meta, and migration to X Ads.For an edited and condensed transcript with embedded audio, see: https...

    • 36 min
    Fermàt CMO on Customized Customer Journeys

    Fermàt CMO on Customized Customer Journeys

    Rabah Rahil first appeared on this podcast in September 2022. He was the chief marketing officer of Triple Whale, an analytics platform. He addressed customer acquisition, attribution, and more.He’s now the CMO of Fermàt Commerce, a SaaS provider of customized customer journeys. Founded in 2021, it has raised nearly $30 million in venture capital funding.In this episode, Rahil discusses Fermàt’s software, target customers, and his role with the company. For an edited and condensed transcript ...

    • 39 min
    Amid Downturn, Ecommerce Investor Perseveres

    Amid Downturn, Ecommerce Investor Perseveres

    The post-Covid ecommerce hangover has hit Roman Khan. He launched his first direct-to-consumer brand in 2013, acquired others, and in 2021 founded Peak 21, an aggregator with equity investors. The outlook was good.Fast forward to 2024, and many ecommerce companies are struggling. Mergers and acquisitions have cratered. Yet Khan perseveres. His team reviews dozens of purchase candidates every month, albeit cautiously.In this conversation, Khan shares his investment criteria, current market con...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Love Eric’s content

Great podcast. I love Eric’s authenticity and grit as a seasoned business owner. He’s really relatable and gives it to you straight.

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I really value Eric’s perspective as a founder and enjoy hearing him interview others in the space!

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Love this Show

Eric is one of my all-time favorite interviewers. He is upbeat, energetic, and covers a lot of ground both about eCommerce and otherwise. And he’s not afraid to share the struggles he has as an entrepreneur as well which it hard to do but so valuable. Always love listening to his well-guided conversations. Well worth your time.

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