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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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    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

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.

    DTC Toy Company Looks to Better Days

    DTC Toy Company Looks to Better Days

    The reality of post-pandemic ecommerce has been tough for many direct-to-consumer merchants. Take Molson Hart. His company, Viahart, makes innovative educational toys and sells them on Amazon, Walmart, and other marketplaces.The last two years have been challenging for Viahart. What worked before and during Covid doesn't apply now, Hart says.Host Eric Bandholz shares those sentiments, as Beardbrand, his firm, has similar struggles.This is Hart's second appearance on the podcast. In this episo...

    • 38 min
    Ugly Ads Perform Best, Marketer Says

    Ugly Ads Perform Best, Marketer Says

    Barry Hott is a longtime Facebook advertising consultant. He says first reactions to an ad largely determine its performance. He advises merchants to create ugly ads, those that people won't skip over."I'm the Ugly Ads Guy," he stated.In this episode, Hott addresses key Facebook ad metrics, budgeting, testing, and, yes, ugly creative. For an edited and condensed transcript with embedded audio, see: https://pec-ly.com/?6sy2For all condensed transcripts with audio, see: https://www.practicaleco...

    • 36 min
    Beware of Instant Site-speed Fixes

    Beware of Instant Site-speed Fixes

    Lukas Tanasiuk once paid a firm to redesign his Shopify site, a seller of electric scooters. The result was slow page loads and his efforts to improve them. What he found, he says, was a lot of false claims."I discovered corruption among folks who say they are page-speed optimizers," he says.Page-speed optimization became Tanasiuk's next opportunity. In 2023 he launched The Nice Agency, focusing on Shopify page loads.In this episode, he shares his journey from merchant to agency owner, slow S...

    • 48 min
    Successful Entrepreneurs Don’t Overthink

    Successful Entrepreneurs Don’t Overthink

    Corey Wilks is a clinical psychologist turned business coach. He helps entrepreneurs and creators improve their mindset and overcome self-imposed obstacles. He says a common obstacle is overthinking a problem. Others involve perfectionism, doubt, and even fear. In this episode, he addresses those mental hurdles and more. For an edited and condensed transcript with embedded audio, see: https://pec-ly.com/?6smDFor all condensed transcripts with audio, see: https://www.practicalecommerce.com/tag...

    • 37 min
    Stay-at-home Moms Drive Totally Dazzled

    Stay-at-home Moms Drive Totally Dazzled

    Natalie Mounter is a stay-at-home mom and entrepreneur. Her company, Totally Dazzled, sells craft supplies for weddings and creative projects. She says the business has prospered due to other stay-at-home moms — her employees and affiliates."Being a stay-at-home mom and hiring other stay-at-home moms has been key to our success," she stated.In this episode, she shared Totally Dazzled's origins, its affiliate marketing success, and the value of smart, hardworking moms.For an edited and condens...

    • 31 min
    Natural Dog CEO Is an Acquisition Entrepreneur

    Natural Dog CEO Is an Acquisition Entrepreneur

    Bill D'Alessandro is a 14-year ecommerce owner. Natural Dog Company, an omnichannel seller of canine health products, is his eighth brand. "My niche is acquisition entrepreneurship," he stated. 'll buy a small brand, grow it, improve it, and eventually sell it."Along the way, he's learned lessons such as focus, industry selection, and product pricing. He shares those experiences and more in this episode.For an edited and condensed transcript with embedded audio, see: https://pec-ly.com/?6scyF...

    • 29 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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Great podcast!

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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