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Welcome to Add to Cart!
The podcast that express delivers all you need to know in the fast-moving world of eCommerce.
Every week, Nathan Bush from 12HIGH and an eCommerce industry expert will share the news, research and insights that you need to know to keep you at the top of your game. And of course, keep your customers adding to cart!

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Welcome to Add to Cart!
The podcast that express delivers all you need to know in the fast-moving world of eCommerce.
Every week, Nathan Bush from 12HIGH and an eCommerce industry expert will share the news, research and insights that you need to know to keep you at the top of your game. And of course, keep your customers adding to cart!

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    CHECKOUT Hannah Spilva & Verity Tuck from LVLY | #057

    CHECKOUT Hannah Spilva & Verity Tuck from LVLY | #057

    In this episode of Add To Cart, we checkout Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck, Co-founders of gifting business, LVLY.  From backgrounds in advertising, Hannah and Verity are now turning over in excess of $3m with LVLY delivering amazing posies in beautiful jars with heart warming and slightly cheeky messages on them.
    Links from the episode:
    Mecca 
    Adore Beauty
    Lady Brains
    You LVLY F*cker: Appealing to the Millennial Customer | #024
    Questions answered in the podcast:

    What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever bought online? Who is your favourite retailer? Which retail fad do you wish was history?Can you recommend a book or podcast that our listeners should immediately get into? Finish this sentence.  The future of retail is… 
    This episode is brought to you by…
    Retail Global
    Meter Maids, bikies and one of the best damn retail events in the country - that’s what the Gold Coast is known for.  Retail Global is coming up on the 29-31 March and features amazing speakers from eCommerce leaders like Amazon, Kogan and Booktopia.  But the best part is catching up with some of the greatest people in eCommerce.  I’m gonna be putting on my budgie smugglers and heading down there and I hope to see you there too.  Tickets for the three day festival start at $450 and are still available over at www.retailglobal.com.au.  Get your ticket, drop me a note, I’d love to see you there.
    About your host: Nathan Bush from 12HIGH
    Nathan Bush is the founder and lead strategist at eCommerce consultancy, 12HIGH. He has led eCommerce for businesses with revenue $100m+ and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row. You can contact Nathan on LinkedIn, Twitter or via email.
    About your co-hosts...
    Hannah Spilva from LVLY:
    Hannah is an expert in brand building and digital marketing and has developed award winning work for global brands including Adidas, Uniqlo and Kmart. Having spent over 10+ years in the advertising industry, Hannah is highly creative and renowned for bringing immense energy and exceptional problem solving skills to everything she does. Originally from the UK, Hannah arrived in Australia in 2009 to lead the digital offering for global agency network, McCann Erickson. Since co-founding LVLY in 2014 she has been recognised as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year - by B&T Women In Media Awards 2019’, ‘Melbourne Young Entrepreneur 2019 Finalist’ and most recently a ‘2020 Telstra Business Women’s Awards’ winner. Hannah is a passionate advocate of women in business and is dedicated to building businesses with a strong social and environmental conscience. 
    Verity Tuck from LVLY:
    Verity is the Co-founder and COO of LVLY, Australia’s most disruptive flower gifting company. With more than 12 years of client and project management experience in the digital space and now over 5 years of running her own business, she’s obsessed with innovating new ways of operating the business that’s insanely useful and effective.  Verity’s passion for a good old fashioned process is obvious when you walk into the doors at LVLY – it’s like a well oiled machine. But a machine that doesn’t take itself too seriously she hopes. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her goal is simple – to empower her team to help drive real, tangible change in the business through operational outcomes.  Outside of the office, she loves time with the family, is passionate about health and wellbeing and the simple pleasures of a cold beer in the sun.
    You can contact Hannah on LinkedIn.  You can contact Verity on LinkedIn
    Please contact us if you: 

    Want to come on board as an Add To Cart sponsor Are interested in joining Add To Cart as a co-host Have any feedback or suggestions on how to make Add To Cart better
    Email hello@addtocart.com.au We look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 5 min
    Disrupting a Dog's Dinner: The Scratch Story | #056

    Disrupting a Dog's Dinner: The Scratch Story | #056

    In this episode of Add To Cart, we are joined by Mike Halligan, Co-founder of Australia’s self proclaimed “best dog food” brand, Scratch.  Mike has a long history helping grow Australian eCommerce brands and took the leap into his own venture when his dog got sick. Determined to reinvent the world of dog food, Scratch was born.  In this chat, Mike discusses their subscription-only business model, why they’re not trying to be the biggest dog food company in Australia and how Mick Fanning and his best friend are big fans.
    Links from the episode:
    Scratch
    Google Analytics
    WooCommerce
    Automate Woo
    Metorik
    Stamped
    Off the Leash
    Online, Offline
    $20 off your first order with Signet (sponsored)
    Shopify Plus’ Future of eCommerce Report and Webinar (sponsored)
    Questions answered:

    What was wrong with the dog food industry that you felt you needed to fix?How have you set up your CRM?How did Mick Fanning end up investing in the business?                           
    This episode was brought to you by…  
    Signet
    With over 5,500 products in their range, Aussie eCommerce packaging supplier Signet will no doubt have packaging that will take your eCommerce experience to the next level. Want to give something new a try? Visit signet.net.au and enter the coupon code ‘ADDTOCART’ at the checkout for $20 off your first order. Signet helps small family-owned businesses to Australia’s largest eCommerce powerhouses including IKEA, Mecca, Lush Cosmetics, and T2 protect their products during transit and would love to help you too!
    Shopify Plus
    What’s that?  You’ve had all summer to read Shopify’s Future of eCommerce Report and you haven’t yet?  And what’s that? You missed the webinar with Shopify Plus’ Head of Marketing, Robin Marchant and Product Marketing lead Anthony Kedriss.  Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  The webinar and the report is available on demand now, so you can access both at any time that you want.  Head over to shopifyplus.live/foc-apac to get Shopify’s Future of eCommerce Report and webinar today.
    About your host: Nathan Bush from 12HIGH
    Nathan Bush is the founder and lead strategist at eCommerce consultancy, 12HIGH. He has led eCommerce for businesses with revenue $100m+ and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row. You can contact Nathan on LinkedIn, Twitter or via email.
    About your co-host: Mike Halligan from Scratch
    A strategic thinker with creative passion, Mike helps to grow and build brands, digital products & eCommerce channels with a unique blend of technology, storytelling, design and data experience.  He is the co-founder of Scratch, Australia's fastest-growing direct to consumer pet company. Thousands of dogs around Australia lick their Scratch bowl clean and enjoy healthier food, made fresher on subscription without all the retail markups along the way.  Mike speaks on eCommerce, brand and the subscription economy.
    You can contact Mike at LinkedIn
    Please contact us if you: 

    Want to come on board as an Add To Cart sponsor Are interested in joining Add To Cart as a co-host Have any feedback or suggestions on how to make Add To Cart better
    Email hello@addtocart.com.au We look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 45 min
    CHECKOUT Kellie Hush, Fashion Entrepreneur | #055

    CHECKOUT Kellie Hush, Fashion Entrepreneur | #055

    In this episode of Add To Cart, we checkout Kellie Hush,  former editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar with more than 20 years’ experience in the Australian and international fashion industry.  
    Links from the episode:
    Net a Porter
    Mecca
    Fashionopolis by Dana Thomas
    The Future of Australian Fashion featuring Kellie Hush | #013  
    Questions answered in the podcast:

    What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever bought online? Who is your favourite retailer? Which retail fad do you wish was history?Can you recommend a book or podcast that our listeners should immediately get into? Finish this sentence.  The future of retail is… 
    Retail Global
    Meter Maids, bikies and one of the best damn retail events in the country - that’s what the Gold Coast is known for.  Retail Global is coming up on the 29-31 March and features amazing speakers from eCommerce leaders like Amazon, Kogan and Booktopia.  But the best part is catching up with some of the greatest people in eCommerce.  I’m gonna be putting on my budgie smugglers and heading down there and I hope to see you there too.  Tickets for the three day festival start at $450 and are still available over at www.retailglobal.com.au.  Get your ticket, drop me a note, I’d love to see you there.
    About your host: Nathan Bush from 12HIGH
    Nathan Bush is the founder and lead strategist at eCommerce consultancy, 12HIGH. He has led eCommerce for businesses with revenue $100m+ and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row. You can contact Nathan on LinkedIn, Twitter or via email.
    About your co-host:  Kellie Hush
    Kellie Hush is a fashion entrepreneur and former Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. With more than 20 years’ experience in the Australian and international fashion industry, she is one of the most influential and respected people in the Australian fashion industry.  In 2019 Hush created and launched fashion accessories brand The Way and now consults with some of Australia’s largest fashion brands.  She is a regular fashion commentator on television, radio, in print media and a published author.  Hush is a driving force behind the We Wear Australian COVID-19 campaign, a Melbourne Fashion Festival Board Director, Trustee of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and a founding director of the Australian Fashion Council
    You can contact Kellie on LinkedIn
    Please contact us if you: 

    Want to come on board as an Add To Cart sponsor Are interested in joining Add To Cart as a co-host Have any feedback or suggestions on how to make Add To Cart better
    Email hello@addtocart.com.au We look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 3 min
    Fart Books Make Millionaires: The Ethicool Story | #054

    Fart Books Make Millionaires: The Ethicool Story | #054

    In this episode of Add To Cart, we are joined by Stu French, Co-Founder of Ethicool, a children’s book publisher and online retailer. Stu has an eCommerce background, having worked in digital roles for Telstra and AGL, but he’s also a children’s author.  Combining his two career areas, Stu, with his wife Teigan, launched Ethicool in February 2020, selling kids books with great stories and ethical messages.  In this chat, Stu discusses the link between his corporate life and his career as a kids author and publisher, tells us about the fulfillment model he set up to help distribute into the US and shares why he doesn’t see Amazon as a competitor, but a partner to his book business.
    Links from the episode:
    Ethicool
    Telstra
    Amazon
    Booktopia
    Kogan
    Shopify’s Future of eCommerce Report and webinar (sponsored)
    The Signet/Cheers Sweetie Story (sponsored)
    Questions answered:

    Why did you decide to sell children’s books?What are your top tips for U.S.. expansion?How difficult is it to write a great book for kids?
    This episode was brought to you by…  
    Shopify Plus
    What’s that?  You’ve had all summer to read Shopify’s Future of eCommerce Report and you haven’t yet?  And what’s that? You missed the webinar with Shopify Plus’ Head of Marketing, Robin Marchant and Product Marketing lead Anthony Kedriss.  Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  The webinar and the report is available on demand now, so you can access both at any time that you want.  Head over to shopifyplus.live/foc-apac to get Shopify’s Future of eCommerce Report and webinar today.
    Signet
    How do you like your cocktail gift boxes?  Shaken? Maybe. Stirred? Perhaps.  Broken? Definitely not. Cocktail gifting Company, Cheers Sweetie were finding they were regularly coming up against broken items  when mailing their gift boxes all over Australia.  Not only was it costing them money but it was a horrible customer experience. Working with our packaging supplier partners, Signet, Cheers Sweetie added an outer protective layer and internal cushioning - all while remaining environmentally friendly. They are now saving over $6,000 a year in broken items. Cheers to that. Visit signet.net.au/blog to find out more.
    About your host: Nathan Bush from 12HIGH
    Nathan Bush is the founder and lead strategist at eCommerce consultancy, 12HIGH. He has led eCommerce for businesses with revenue $100m+ and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row. You can contact Nathan on LinkedIn, Twitter or via email.
    About your co-host: Stu French from Ethicool
    With a strong background in enterprise transformation, Stuart has formed, grown and led some of Australia's largest digital, design and technology teams, and has a particular passion for eCommerce and digital content.  He is the Co-Founder of kids book business, Ethicool.
    You can contact Stu at LinkedIn
    Please contact us if you: 

    Want to come on board as an Add To Cart sponsor Are interested in joining Add To Cart as a co-host Have any feedback or suggestions on how to make Add To Cart better
    Email hello@addtocart.com.au We look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 50 min
    CHECKOUT Rhys Furner from Shopify

    CHECKOUT Rhys Furner from Shopify

    In this episode of Add To Cart, we checkout Rhys Furner, Head of Partnerships and Sales Development for Shopify Plus in the APAC region.  Rhys was one of the first handful of Shopify employees when the company first landed on Australian shores.
    Links from the episode:
    Culture Kings
    Supreme 
    RFPs 
    High Output Management by Andy Grove
    The End of the World by Josh Clark
    Arming the Rebels: Inside the world of Shopify Plus with Rhys Furner | #039
    Retail Global (sponsored)
    Questions answered in the podcast:

    What is the weirdest thing you’ve ever bought online? Who is your favourite retailer? Which retail fad do you wish was history?Can you recommend a book or podcast that our listeners should immediately get into? Finish this sentence.  The future of retail is… 
    This episode was brought to you by…  
    Retail Global
    Meter Maids, bikies and one of the best damn retail events in the country - that’s what the Gold Coast is known for.  Retail Global is coming up on the 29-31 March and features amazing speakers from eCommerce leaders like Amazon, Kogan and Booktopia.  But the best part is catching up with some of the greatest people in eCommerce.  I’m gonna be putting on my budgie smugglers and heading down there and I hope to see you there too.  Tickets for the three day festival start at $450 and are still available over at www.retailglobal.com.au.  Get your ticket, drop me a note, I’d love to see you there.
    About your host: Nathan Bush from 12HIGH
    Nathan Bush is the founder and lead strategist at eCommerce consultancy, 12HIGH. He has led eCommerce for businesses with revenue $100m+ and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row. You can contact Nathan on LinkedIn, Twitter or via email.
    About your co-host: Rhys Furner  from Shopify
    Rhys is a revenue leader with a strong sales, marketing and ecommerce background across APAC and North America. He has led over achieving sales and partnerships teams across both agency and platform side and strives in high paced environments, taking a real people first approach to developing vision, strategy and getting the most out of those around me. Having a blended background across agency, technology and as an end retailer, allows Rhys to take a full circle approach to building teams and developing growth strategies for businesses who want to grow quickly, but do it in a sustainable and customer first way.
    Please contact us if you: 

    Want to come on board as an Add To Cart sponsor Are interested in joining Add To Cart as a co-host Have any feedback or suggestions on how to make Add To Cart better
    Email hello@addtocart.com.au We look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 6 min
    Toilet Talk: The Who Gives A Crap Story | #052

    Toilet Talk: The Who Gives A Crap Story | #052

    In this episode of Add To Cart, we are joined by Simon Griffiths, Co-founder and CEO of Who Gives A Crap, a direct to consumer toilet paper brand who have revolutionised the product, offering subscription, funky packaging and a certain cool factor.  What’s more, they donate 50% of their profits to help build toilets in developing nations with a goal to make sure everyone in the world has access to proper sanitisation. During the chat, Simon covers how he came up with the idea for Who Gives A Crap in his bathroom in less than a minute, the challenges and growth that they saw during the great toilet paper shortage of 2020 and why he once sat on a toilet for 50 hours. 
    Links from the episode:
    Who Gives A Crap
    Shebeen
    Warby Parker
    Bonobos
    Signet (sponsored)
    Shopify Plus’ Future of eCommerce Report and Webinar (sponsored)
    Questions answered:

    How did you end up sitting on a toilet for 50 hours?How did WGAC problem-solve the 2020 toilet paper crisis and keep customers happy?What are the key elements of a successful social impact business that people find most surprising?                           
    This episode was brought to you by…  
    Signet
    Banana skin, pumpkin, dodgy avocados and eCommerce packaging.  Our friends at eCommerce packaging supplier, Signet, are helping retailers reduce their carbon footprint with their new range of compostable mailers.  Made from plant-based materials, these mailers will break down to organic fertiliser once composted, either at home or in industrial disposals - talk about giving about giving back to the planet.  Signet have over five and a half thousand packaging solutions, that help leading eCommerce businesses step up their packing game.  Visit signet.net.au to find out more.
    Shopify Plus
    What’s that?  You’ve had all summer to read Shopify’s Future of eCommerce Report and you haven’t yet?  And what’s that? You missed the webinar with Shopify Plus’ Head of Marketing, Robin Marchant and Product Marketing lead Anthony Kedriss.  Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  The webinar and the report is available on demand now, so you can access both at any time that you want.  Head over to shopifyplus.live/foc-apac to get Shopify’s Future of eCommerce Report and webinar today.
    About your host: Nathan Bush from 12HIGH
    Nathan Bush is the founder and lead strategist at eCommerce consultancy, 12HIGH. He has led eCommerce for businesses with revenue $100m+ and has been recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row. You can contact Nathan on LinkedIn, Twitter or via email.
    About your co-host: Simon Griffiths from Who Gives A Crap
    Simon Griffiths is the CEO of Who Gives A Crap, the Aussie brand that sells good looking, forest friendly toilet paper, paper towels and tissues direct-to-consumer. Who Gives A Crap donates 50% of their profits to help build toilets for those in need. As much as Simon loves toilet paper, Simon started the business for it’s impact, with the company on a mission to improve access to hygiene, clean water and basic sanitation in developing countries. Since founding the company back in 2013, Who Gives A Crap has donated more than $8 million.
    You can contact Simon at LinkedIn
    Please contact us if you: 

    Want to come on board as an Add To Cart sponsor Are interested in joining Add To Cart as a co-host Have any feedback or suggestions on how to make Add To Cart better
    Email hello@addtocart.com.au We look forward to hearing from you!


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    • 47 min

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