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"Awesome" "Real advice" "Great show!" — actual listener feedback. Hosted by entrepreneur Eric Bandholz (founder of Beardbrand) via Practical Ecommerce.

Ecommerce Conversations Practical Ecommerce

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

"Awesome" "Real advice" "Great show!" — actual listener feedback. Hosted by entrepreneur Eric Bandholz (founder of Beardbrand) via Practical Ecommerce.

    Maker of Apple Watch Bands Looks to Diversify

    Maker of Apple Watch Bands Looks to Diversify

    Braxton Manley launched Braxley Bands, a DTC seller of Apple Watch bands, in 2017 while a college student in Texas. The business grew quickly. He's now looking to diversify beyond Apple Watches to products from the same sustainable material as his bands. 

    In this conversation, he shares successes and challenges from 2022, international expansion plans, and the evolution of his company. It's an inspiring lesson in innovation and resilience. 

    For an edited transcript with embedded audio, see https://pec-ly.com/?6mIx

    For all transcripts of all episodes (with embedded audio), see https://www.practicalecommerce.com/tag/podcasts

    • 32 min
    Ridge Wallet CEO Aims for $1 Billion Exit

    Ridge Wallet CEO Aims for $1 Billion Exit

    Sean Frank hopes to sell Ridge, the maker of metal-clad wallets, within three years — for $1 billion. In this conversation, he discusses that goal, the overall state of ecommerce, the perils of excessive debt, and the need to disrupt the dental market.

    For a condensed transcript (with embedded audio), please see: https://pec-ly.com/?6mD2

    For all transcripts and audio, see: https://www.practicalecommerce.com/tag/podcasts

    • 34 min
    Shopify App Developer Takes on Coupon Leaks

    Shopify App Developer Takes on Coupon Leaks

    Dennis Hegstad's third Shopify app is called Vigilance. It monitors and blocks the injection of unwanted coupon codes at checkout, saving merchants big bucks. He discusses the financial harm to merchants of "leaked" coupon codes, Vigilance's method of blocking their use, and more.

    Hegstad previously launched and sold LiveRecover, an SMS-based Shopify app for recovering abandoned carts. He then acquired and sold OrderBump, an app for Shopify upsells.

    To read the condensed transcript (with full embedded audio): https://pec-ly.com/?6mA6

    For all past transcripts, see: https://www.practicalecommerce.com/tag/podcasts

    • 35 min
    Entrepreneurs Are Arsonists, Says Business Coach

    Entrepreneurs Are Arsonists, Says Business Coach

    Tim Conley helps founders overcome mental hurdles and grow their businesses. Most entrepreneurs, he's observed, prefer daily operations and putting out fires. If there are no fires, entrepreneurs will sometimes set them to put them out. 

    In this conversation, Conley explains why entrepreneurs must evolve from the daily nitty-gritty into long-term strategists. This requires delegation, new creative outlets, and a shift in roles.

    To read the edited and shortened transcript (with embedded audio), please see https://pec-ly.com/?6mt9

    For all edited transcripts, see https://www.practicalecommerce.com/tag/podcasts

    • 30 min
    End-of-year Reflection and 2023 Forecast

    End-of-year Reflection and 2023 Forecast

    Beardbrand founder Eric Bandholz, the host of "Ecommerce Conversations," looks back on his company's 2022 performance in detail and outlines (major) plans for 2023. It's impressive transparency to help all merchants — a must-listen.

    For an edited transcript with embedded audio, see:  https://pec-ly.com/?6mvL

    For transcripts of all episodes with audio, see: https://www.practicalecommerce.com/tag/podcasts

    • 29 min
    Amid a Cash Crunch, OneBlade Retrenches

    Amid a Cash Crunch, OneBlade Retrenches

    OneBlade COO Charles Pyles implemented forced economizing last spring when the company's sole investor couldn't inject additional funds. He shares his story in this week's episode, addressing cost savings, high-dollar razors, acquisition tactics, and more.

    For an edited transcript with embedded audio, see: https://pec-ly.com/?6mit

    For all transcripts and audio, see: https://www.practicalecommerce.com/tag/podcasts

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

CharliePyles ,

Amazing questions

Eric just asks all the right things and the result is a 100% authentic conversation between two entrepreneurs. I learn so much on every episode.

Philip Pages ,

Awesome Podcast!

I’ve been in the eCom space for 6 years now and I learn something new with every episode. If you’re an operator, you need to be listening to eCommerce Conversations!

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Great Content!

This podcast highlights useful tips and knowledgeable guests. Highly entertaining and informative!

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