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    • 4.7 • 14 Ratings

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

    Spiceology Founder Pivots to CPG Startups

    Spiceology Founder Pivots to CPG Startups

    Having successfully launched Spiceology, a DTC food seller, in 2012, Pete Taylor semi-retired. That was three years ago, after he had hired executives to run the company. He moved to Maui, took a year off, and reflected on his next venture. Fast forward to 2022, and that venture is Midas Brands, a multi-site consumer package goods company.

    • 31 min
    FBA Seller, Tired of Storage Fees, Launches 3PL

    FBA Seller, Tired of Storage Fees, Launches 3PL

    Mark Taylor is a former Fulfillment-by-Amazon seller weary of paying expensive long-term storage fees. He said, “We started looking for ways to solve the warehousing problem for ourselves, and in doing so, we thought it might be interesting for others.” His solution is Warehouse Republic, a 3PL serving mainly Amazon sellers, which he launched in 2018.

    He discusses his journey with host Eric Bandholz, addressing FBA policies, warehouse leasing, fulfillment technology, and more.  See, also, the condensed transcript at: https://www.practicalecommerce.com/fba-seller-tired-of-storage-fees-launches-3pl.

    • 29 min
    Ridge Wallet CEO on Influencer Turmoil, iOS 14.5

    Ridge Wallet CEO on Influencer Turmoil, iOS 14.5

    The year 2021 produced dramatic escalations in influencer marketing rates and upheaval in Facebook ad performance. Both are critical marketing channels for Ridge Wallet, the maker of metal-clad billfolds. But CEO Sean Frank is unfazed, and the company is thriving.

    • 31 min
    Guatemalan Entrepreneurs Are Gay, Married, Successful

    Guatemalan Entrepreneurs Are Gay, Married, Successful

    It sounds like a movie script. A gay entrepreneur in Guatemala launches a cookie company in 2012 from his mom's kitchen. He meets another Guatemalan entrepreneur, also gay, who joins the business. They get married, immigrate in 2019 to the U.S., and, overcoming a slew of obstacles, relaunch the company from their base in Austin, Texas, achieving success.
    The company is called Wunderkeks. The entrepreneurs are founder Hans Schrei and his co-owner husband, Luis Gramajo.
    I recently spoke with them. Our conversation addressed much more than selling cookies.

    Read the condensed transcript on Practical Ecommerce: https://pec-ly.com/?6jMY

    • 33 min
    Custom Teeth Guards Propel Online Dental Lab

    Custom Teeth Guards Propel Online Dental Lab

    Folks who grind their teeth while sleeping rely on custom-fitted guards for prevention. For sellers of those guards, the complication is the custom-fitting. It requires an exact teeth impression, which presumably calls for an in-person visit.

    But not if the seller is Pro Teeth Guard, a San Diego, California-based online dental lab that sells made-to-order teeth guards via ecommerce. Its impressions-by-mail process facilitates custom manufacturing — and satisfied customers.

    I recently spoke with JP Ji, Pro Teeth Guard's president, on production challenges, customer service strategies, marketing, and more.

    • 29 min
    Lessons from Shopify 2.0 Upgrade, New Theme

    Lessons from Shopify 2.0 Upgrade, New Theme

    Host Eric Bandholz's company, Beardbrand, recently completed a migration to Shopify 2.0 and a new premium theme, the fourth since its inception in 2013. Jenny Durre, Beardbrand's in-house designer, managed the entire 2.0 process — selecting the theme, customizing pages, streamlining the layout, and ultimately going live with the new version. She describes it all in this conversation.

    A condensed and edited (for clarity) transcript is at: https://pec-ly.com/?6jBh.  

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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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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Eric, host of the eCommerce Conversations podcast, highlights all aspects of being an entrepreneur in the eCommerce space and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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