8 episodes

PipeCandy's Merchantry gives listeners a front-row seat to the latest trends in the eCommerce vertical. Join our host, Ashwin Ramasamy, as he gets the best minds in eCommerce to tell it how it really is.

Merchantry PipeCandy - The future of eCommerce and D2C

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PipeCandy's Merchantry gives listeners a front-row seat to the latest trends in the eCommerce vertical. Join our host, Ashwin Ramasamy, as he gets the best minds in eCommerce to tell it how it really is.

    Competing with Amazon Fulfilment – A ring-side view w/ Manish Chowdhary - Part 2

    Competing with Amazon Fulfilment – A ring-side view w/ Manish Chowdhary - Part 2

    In part 2 of the 6th episode of Merchantry, we discuss:

    - How has the pandemic affected the opportunities for the regional warehouses
    - How a dynamic network like Cahoot is helping small and medium-sized eCommerce businesses
    - At what point of an eCommerce company's journey should they start working with networks like Cahoot
    - How fulfmilment and warehousing has become an utility for eCommerce and DTC businesses
    - How diverse options provided by companies like Cahoot helps you find the right fit with your fulfilment provider
    - To have or not to have buy with prime?

    Cahoot enables e-commerce merchants to win sales by offering affordable nationwide 1-day and 2-day delivery - across all sales channels including Amazon. Cahoot was named as one of the top 10 most innovative logistics companies for 2021 by Fast Company.

    Prior to Cahoot, Manish founded and grew the award-winning OMS, Pulse Commerce. He’s been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Digital Commerce 360, Forbes, and more.

    • 22 min
    Competing with Amazon Fulfilment – A ring-side view w/ Manish Chowdhary - Part 1

    Competing with Amazon Fulfilment – A ring-side view w/ Manish Chowdhary - Part 1

    In part 1 of the 6th episode of Merchantry, we discuss Cahoot's journey to becoming the world's first peer-to-peer order fulfilment network. We also talk about the presence of an on-demand economy in the warehouse space, how the pandemic brought changes to logistics and warehousing, the Deliverr acquisition by Shopify, and the expectations of same-day shipping from the DTC brands.

    Cahoot enables e-commerce merchants to win sales by offering affordable nationwide 1-day and 2-day delivery - across all sales channels including Amazon. Cahoot was named as one of the top 10 most innovative logistics companies for 2021 by Fast Company.

    Prior to Cahoot, Manish founded and grew the award-winning OMS, Pulse Commerce. He’s been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Digital Commerce 360, Forbes, and more.

    • 25 min
    Is Headless really the future of D2C brands? w/ Vikram Saxena

    Is Headless really the future of D2C brands? w/ Vikram Saxena

    In the fifth episode of Merchantry, we take deep dive into the world of headless and composable commerce with Vikram Saxena, CEO at BetterCommerce.
    Vikram has been writing code for over 24 years and is a self-confessed techpreneur. Prior to launching BetterCommerce, he built Enterprise Solutions for one of the world’s largest distributor of hardware and software company operating across 18 countries in Europe, US and Canada. Vikram has built a successful SI company from scratch which now employs over 100 people. In 2016 when Vikram started BetterCommerce it was with a vision to provide enterprise-grade commerce solutions to mid-market retailers and brands. With an API first philosophy and composable approach, this seemed to be achievable and in the past 6 years, BetterCommerce has become an established name within the headless industry supporting retailers across UK to transition from traditional monolithic legacy solutions to headless.

    • 40 min
    Headless Logistics: The Code to Ecommerce Operations Optimization w/ Jason Murray

    Headless Logistics: The Code to Ecommerce Operations Optimization w/ Jason Murray

    On the fourth edition of Merchantry, we're thrilled to host Jason Murray, co-founder, and CEO of Shipium, a supply chain platform that is upping the ante with customer-centricity. Jason is a 19 year Amazon vet and responsible for much of the infrastructure that makes Amazon Prime and Subscribe & Save what they are today. Join us as we delve into the ever-changing logistics landscape and what one can expect when stepping into the wonderfully chaotic world of atoms.

    • 46 min
    The Great Population Dispersion: Part 2 - A New Kind Of Challenge w/ Vijay Ramachandran

    The Great Population Dispersion: Part 2 - A New Kind Of Challenge w/ Vijay Ramachandran

    In the second part of our conversation with Vijay Ramachandran, VP of Marketing Strategy and Planning at Pitney Bowes Commerce Services, we dive deeper into the challenges faced by brands as a result of population dispersion and the quickly changing logistics landscape where consumer expectations are higher than ever before. 

    • 21 min
    The Great Population Dispersion: Part 1 - The Coming Delivery Debacle w/ Vijay Ramachandran

    The Great Population Dispersion: Part 1 - The Coming Delivery Debacle w/ Vijay Ramachandran

    In the first part of this special two-part episode with Vijay Ramachandran, VP of Marketing Strategy and Planning at Pitney Bowes Commerce Services, we discuss the inception of Pitney Bowes, the role they played in pandemics a hundred years apart, the increasing population dispersion to middle America, and the challenges faced by brands to satisfy a consumer base that's been replete with choice. Plus a whole lot more!

    • 23 min

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